Andy Strapz Panniersky

Panniersky keeps your six-pack cold

The Panniersky cooler bag — an esky for your panniers — will keep your food and/or drinks cold until the end of the day’s ride, says Andy White of Andy Strapz. He’s been making adventure rider luggage and accessories since 1995, so he should know.  Andy says he developed the prototype on a few trips over …

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Nelson-Rigg Commuter Lite tail bag review

Nelson-Rigg Commuter Sport tail bag review

Motorcycle luggage has to be convenient, practical and attractive, and Nelson-Rigg Commuter Sport tail bag ticks all those boxes for riders on small bikes. And at just $A139.95*, this expandable commuter tail bag (16.5-22 litres) is great value. Tank versus tail bag I love a tank bag on a sports bike for carrying an extra pair …

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Kobe Smart Case smarter

Kobe Smart Case neatly secures your helmet

If you’ve ever had your helmet stolen from your bike or accidentally knocked or blown off your bike, then the stylish rear-rack-mounted Kobe Smart Case could be your solution. It electronically secures your helmet to your bike when parked and neatly folds away when not in use to be visually discrete and aerodynamic while riding. …

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Ashvault Backpack from Flying Solo Gear

Should motorcycle riders wear a backpack?

There are a lot of reasons why motorcyclists should not wear a backpack while riding, says Amanda Chan of Flying Solo Gear Co who has designed a special rider’s backpack.  “The average backpack isn’t designed to be worn by motorcycle riders,” Amanda says. “If a rider falls, the pack can catch and twist the spine, …

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BivyPack backpack converts into tent

Backpack converts into tent

Adventure motorcycle riders who travel light may be interested in this lightweight backpack that converts into a tent in seconds. The 450g BivyPack was conceived by Kenny Flannery who is now trying to raise about $13,000 with a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign and has reached half the funds at the half way point. It is small …

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Nelson-Rigg tank bag

Tank bag displays GPS and phone

You can now view your GPS and mobile phone while riding with the American Nelson-Rigg tank bag, which is convenient but could also be a distraction. The GPS holder section has a multi-angle bracket so you can perfectly angle the screen to your vision. It sits inside a clear plastic weatherproof pocket. Your phone is …

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