Halvarssons Macan single-layer rider jeans

Warning on single-layer rider jeans

Riders have been warned again about single-layer protective rider jeans after Swedish company Halvarssons released their version. It follows the release last year of single-layer rider jeans by Australian companies Saint and Suus. Draggin Jeans boss Grant Mackintosh says they have been working on the technology for a few years and have still not been …

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Victoria Solo Unit motorcycle police uniforms

Motorcycle police ramp up riding gear

Gone are the days when motorcycle police rode around in jodhpurs and a leather jacket with no protectors. International Workplace, Health and Safety standards now require police to have certified safety riding gear. Most seem to be complying in a more responsible example to all riders. Queensland Police last week unveiled their new DayGlo yellow …

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Harley-Davidson Street Rod hotter products

Five new motorcyclist gear products

More great products from the some of the best producers of motorcyclist clothing have arrived for the summer ahead. We take a look at five of the latest rider products which you can now buy online or in stores near you. Tourmaster Pivot Touring Jacket. This new jacket is waterproof with a convenient hood that …

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US Army electric fabric

US Army clothing could warm riders

The US Army is funding research into materials with electronic nanowires to heat the fabric that could eventually lead to warmer rider gear. The Stanford University research was presented recently at the 254th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society. It follows BMW research using fish scales and event …

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Aldi annual sale - Riders urged to support motorcycle dealers claims

Annual Aldi motorbike gear sale

You better line up early next Saturday (August 19, 2017) for the annual Aldi motorcycle gear sale as it usually sells out of popular products very quickly. The annual sale kick starts at 8am with a wide range of cheap and good quality gear. Among the offerings is this gear from Torque: Helmet $79.99, leather gloves $29.99, summer Jacket …

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Amanda Chan Flying Solo Gear Co

Amanda forges unisex riding gear company

She has ridden in snow, through cyclones, fixed her chain with a piece of pipe by the side of the road and now Amanda Chan is developing a unisex sportbike gear brand Flying Solo Gear. The 29-year-old Canadian moved to Melbourne in May 2015 and one of the first things she did was lap the …

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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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Black Arrow jacket - Bike shops pay lip service to women fashion

Bike shops ‘ignore women’s fashion’

Many motorcycle shops only pay lip service to women’s riding gear, says Black Arrow fashion designer and motorcyclist Hannah Smith of Sydney. “Female motorcyclists are a fast-growing sector worldwide; fact,” she says. “So it is surprising to me that many motorcycle stores still think that they only need to cater to men with a token …

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Suus unveil single-layer Road Denim jeans

Suus unveil single-layer Road Denim jeans

The new holy grail of motorcycle jeans seems to be single-layer denim with the abrasion-resistant material woven into the fabric. The latest to release single-layer denim riding jeans is Suus, a Melbourne-based website and factory that started making urban custom bikes and selling vintage and new riding gear in 2013. Single-layer advantages The advantage of …

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