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FAQs About Our Motorcycle Gear Lists
How is riding gear selected for these lists? What is the criteria?
We prioritize riding gear that delivers good value for money while maximizing safety and protection. The primary function of any piece of motorcycle riding gear is to keep you safe should you crash or lay your bike down.
Each type of riding gear has its own criteria. Helmets, for example, have to consider comfort, weight, certification (DOT/ECE/Snell/etc.), as well as nice-to-have’s, such as integrated sun-visors or bluetooth intercoms.
How something performs in its price segment is also important. Inexpensive helmets that do not offer integrated electronics or have lower-quality graphics may still be included in these lists, whereas a high-end helmet with the same gaps would not be.
Have you reviewed all of the gear that you’re recommending?
No, but we have reviewed a significant amount of gear. Our team has more motorcycle gear reviews under their belt than anyone, with more than 3,000 hands-on reviews completed to date.
Who is choosing the riding gear included in the lists?
Calling out the best riding gear of the season is an ambitious task that our team takes on twice-per year. We are a collection of motorcycle riders, enthusiasts, safety instructors (or former), and hobbyists. Composed of a roughly 50:50 mix of men and women, our team is located in Australia, Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom.