KTM rally suit jacket textile

How to wash your textile riding gear

Have you ever noticed that your textile riding gear is not as waterproof or breathable as it used to be and doesn’t fit as well after you’ve washed it? That’s because some textile jackets, pants and gloves are made with material that needs to be washed in a certain method to prevent shrinking, stretching or …

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Queen Bee black motorcycle gloves

Queen Bee gloves avoid bunching

If you have problems with your motorcycle gloves uncomfortably bunching in your palm on the handlebars, Black Arrow Queen Bee gloves might help. Black Arrow fashion designer and motorcyclist Hannah Smith of Sydney says she has the answer with her new Queen Bee women’s motorcycle gloves priced at $125. They have a smaller, more snug …

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Ricondi recommends firm leathers Andrew Smart

Ricondi recommends firm fit leathers

Riders should buy leathers that are a firm fit so they won’t flap around, but with stretch panels for comfort and movement says Ricondi Motorcycle Apparel founder Andrew Smart. He says most riders buy leathers that are loose for comfort. However, when I visited his new shop at 532 Seventeen Mile Rocks Rd, Brisbane, to borrow …

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Admiral Under-Cuff Gauntlet motorcycle gloves

Gloves worn under or over the cuff?

Do you wear your gauntlet gloves under or over your jacket cuff? While most gauntlet gloves are made to be worn over the cuff, some riders like a tight gauntlet so they can pull the cuff over the top of the glove. Harley-Davidson has now released a special all-weather glove that can be worn under …

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Macna Zircon women's gloves - pink

Does pink make riding gear ‘feminine’?

Macna has added a women’s winter glove to their range, but the only thing we see that makes it suitable for women, apart from smaller sizing, is some pink striping. In our discussions over the years with female riders, pink and purple flashes of colour do not necessarily make riding gear suitable for women. One female …

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Venture Heat

Venture Heat warms your winter ride

Unless there is black ice on the road, cold weather is really no impediment to winter riding when you have Venture Heat powered riding gear. Their range includes jacket and vest liners, gloves, pants liners and even inner soles which you can connect to your bike’s battery to keep you warm. Venture Heat sent us their …

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Macna Traction jacket

Macna motorcycle gear arrives

Motorcycle riding jackets, pants and gloves from European company Macna is now being imported to Australia by Link International. The company has been making riding gear since 1991 and features a range of jackets, pants, gloves, safety protectors and casual wear for all riding styles. However, Link International will only import men’s and women’s jackets, …

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Pakistan leather gear

Pakistan leather gets a second chance

We panned a leather jacket we received from Pakistan in August 2016 and warned riders against buying cheap motorcycle goods over the internet. Read our scathing report here. However, another Pakistan motorcycle leather goods company then got in touch with us and pleaded to give the country’s goods a second chance. They also said they …

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SignalWear has launched Smart Signal Blinking indicator Gloves

Motorcycle indicator gloves seek funding

Recently we highlighted motorcycle gloves with a built-in GPS and now SignalWear has launched Smart Signal Blinking Gloves with LED indicator signals inserted in the back. Read about the GPS gloves here. SignalWear CEO and co-founder Troy De Baca says they also hope to launch a GPS version with the chevron signals showing the rider which …

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