Trying to choose and invest in the best overland motorcycle gear can be an expensive and confusing undertaking, especially if you just finished shelling out thousands for your new dual sport motorcycle. You don’t have to max out your credit cards, but it is important to spend a bit of money to ensure your safety and have the minimum features to keep you covered on your in the elements during your ride.
Riding on the street, safety should always be a priority and this can be easily achieved but ensuring a proper fit. Flexibility for seasons and comfort are next on the list to tick.
Pilot Men’s Trans Urban Jacket ($240.00) The Pilot Trans Urban Adventure Motorcycle jackets is constructed of Pilotex fabric including, 600D NPF, 1680D Ballistic NPF overlay panels at shoulders and elbows and 2 way stretch 1000D FlexDura on inner elbow for ease of movement with triple and double stitched seams for increased strength.
Thermolite is an innovative insulation technology that allows for the passage of moisture from the skin to flow outward away from the body while still retaining crucial body heat. The result is a full length breathable insulating layer that can be completely removed when not desired.
ScorpionExo XDR Yukon Textile Moto Jacket ($549.95) Developed for anything Mother Nature can throw at you, the waterproof/breathable Exo-Dry laminated membrane has been carefully seam sealed to make this garment waterproof and windproof on the outside.
The exterior of the jacket is a rugged combination of 500-denier nylon in the main body and heavy-duty 1680-denier nylon on the forearms, elbows, and shoulders. Massive vents on the forearms, biceps, last, upper back, and kidneys can be cranked open for extreme ventilation.
Nine external pockets and four internal mesh pockets take care of your storage needs. And what would an adventure be without the need for impact protection? Premium Sas-Tec viscoelastic armor in the shoulders, elbows, back and torso provide comfortable protection exactly where you want it. You can see with these two jackets where the price point difference is.
Fox Racing MX Fluid Moto Rain Coat ($39.95) Easy storage raincoat to carry (backpack or p[anniers), because it takes up very little space. Main body is Main materials 100% PVC. My attitude towards expensive adventure jackets that do everything is thing, you will so much mroe money for a jacket that can keep you cool in summer, warm in winter and dry during a rainy storm, but you will pay less for one that allows for good ventilation and is not water proof, then you purchase a raincoat like this and carry that with you. Money saved is fuel in the petrol tank.
Klim Dakar In-The-Boot Pants ($199.99) The all-new Dakar In-The-Boot (ITB) Pant is the choice for traditional moto-pant wearing riders looking for a more durable, versatile off-road option.
The Dakar ITB Pant has been redesigned with a precisely fitted chassis with added mobility via full-length stretch panels.
Full CORDURA main-body construction and the best controlled-ventilation and cargo systems available put the Dakar ITB on top. From the Dakar Rally, to the King of Motos to your toughest local single-track, the Dakar ITB Pant is a bomb-proof, versatile off-road riding pant.
They have a great quality and style for an amazing price. Outer shell constructed from 100 percent 600D nylon. Lining from 100 percent polyamide.
Reinforcements at all impact zones using abrasion resistant AIRTENA. Knox CE approved protectors at knees. Separate detachable waterproof membrane and thermo-lining. ARD air vent ventilation system on the thighs. Heat shield inserts on inside leg.
O’Neal Element Boots ($98.99) Injection molded plastic plates protect against impacts. Metal shank insert reinforces the shape of the boot and adds support. Easy to operate, Snap-Lock adjustable four buckle closure system. Durable Goodyear welt sole is properly balanced with no unstable rocking. Metal toe guard to protect the sole against delaminating. Moderate grip sole is great for track, trail and ATV riders.
Air mesh interior, generous heel support and cushioned insole for extra comfort. Synthetic leather heat shield to prevent heat damage. Rear pull tab for extra leverage. Replacement straps and buckles are available
Gaerne SG10 Motocross Boots ($356.97) Premium boots, the kind of boots that real racers wear. Boots like the Gaerne SG10s. Dual composite rubber soles, lightweight alloy, replaceable buckle system, exclusive Gaerne “grip guard”, floating “razorback” with a built in ankle alignment system, supercross shank as well as a heel bumper and memory cell polyurethane inner foam liner that completes the construction for an unforgettable fit.
Compare the features and you will see why Gaerne is leading the way! Some have called this boot the perfect 10 – the standard by which we now measure all Boots.(Transworld Motocross Magazine) others have praised the fit the comfort and the long lasting quality.
Alpinestars Toucan Gore-Tex Boots ($499.95)
A technical and durable touring boot brimming with intelligent design features, the Alpinestars Toucan Gore-Tex Boots are ideally suited to long days in the saddle. With 100% weatherproofing provided by a GTX liner, integrated protection systems and superb comfort and flexibility features the Toucan Boots are indispensable for rugged roads.
The Toucan’s unique buckle design is pulled straight from Alpinestars’ dirt boots and helps to shed dirt and mud while maintaining a low profile to minimize the likelihood of damage to the buckle or your bike.
Reebow Fingerless Hard Knuckle Gloves ($14.99) This fingerless tactical gloves combine rough and rugged durability with strong and dependable design that stands up to the toughest tasks.
It helps exerciser to reinforce finger joins and enhance dexterity, and provide exerciser excellent protection. Flexible and responsive.
Provides exceptional dexterity and flexibility when shooting, and for other tasks that require fine motor skills.
Overall comfortable fabrics ensure snug,dexterity and flexibility ,making it super handy. Anti-slip, quick-drying, breathable. Superior protection for multisports like riding, shooting, tactical activities and etc.
Olympia 340 Vented Kevlar Moto Gloves ($80.94) Protective features include carbon reinforced knuckles; a protective gauntlet; Aramid thread throughout for extra reinforcement and durability.
Extensive use of double layers of leather on fingers, knuckles, forefingers and palm. Leather on pinky side rolls over from palm side to back side, plus high density padding, to give extra comfort and protection
Loboo Adventure Motorcycle Duffle Bag: The bags come with elastic straps for fast mounting to your motorcycle, the tops of the heavy-duty vinyl bags roll shut and the seams are radio frequency welded to keep your equipment dry and dust-free in the harshest of conditions. 100% waterproof and they are easy to clean by simply wiping them off with a damp rag.
For traveling off the bike, also included is one shoulder strap, as well as two handles to allow for easy carrying options. I went with the vibrant yellow bag to help it stand out on the bike as added safety while riding, but they are also available in both blue and black.
The downside of the black bags is that being a duffle bag, seeing into a dark black rubber based bag is very difficult to be able to see what you have packed at the bottom, whereas the yellow version does not have this issue.
High-End vs. Budget Adventure Motorcycle Gear: Some of this budget adventure motorcycle gear offers a lot of value for your money, I personally feel if I can use gear that is a little cheaper but has a high quality to last and perform, then I have more cash to put in the petrol tank on the bike.
But if your main goal is to get the best possible protection from injuries and the elements and you must have the high-end brand name, you are not always guaranteed a protect that will last so shop carefully.