Gear Reviews

Gear Test: RoadID

When I started riding scooters and motorcycles, I made a promise to my family. I said that I would take due care and wear my safety gear when riding. Now that I’m venturing further, the need for a simple, non-invasive way to identify me and provide contact and basic health information at a glance is even more important. The RoadID provides that, and is an inexpensive and unobtrusive way to help EMS providers do their job.

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Gear Review: Spidi Thermo Chest Shirt

The need for a new base layer and the allure of inexpensive European riding gear come together through a new website from the Palermo-based Burn Out Italy. The Spidi Thermo Chest Shirt is a winner, and features some interesting surprises.

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Gear Review: Prima Moustache Face Mask

One of the many useful tips I discovered in this winter’s reading of Proficient Motorcycling was the role that keeping my neck covered while riding can play in keeping me warm. We’ve all heard that old trope that “75% of your body heat escapes from your head” and true or not, an aspect of that is taken care of by simply having a helmet on. Yet your neck is venting heat to the outside world like crazy. Those big blood vessels carrying the red stuff up to your brain act like radiators — venting heat right out of your body and into the cold air.

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