New to adventure-touring? Here is a tip: Buy the right boots. Sleek, stylish, toe-slider-equipped zip-ups that look and feel like second skin on the street will wilt off-road. Stream crossings? Kicking a big Single to life? Forget about it. Sidi offers two ADV-specific options: the Adventure Gore-Tex and, tested here, [...]
CW Evaluation: Klim Badlands Pro Jacket and Pants Extraordinary off-road gear at an extravagant price.
This motorcycle jacket and pants appear to have been custom-made by some Savile Row tailor (not that we would know). Every panel is perfect, each stitch is impeccable and every seam connecting pieces of the Gore-Tex three-layer shell is sealed—hence, the Keep You Dry guarantee. Nine sizes from XS to [...]
How do you build a sport glove with great feel and keep it waterproof? Previous generations of Gore-Tex gloves got the waterproof construction right but, essentially, you had to wear two gloves: an outer leather shell and a fabric glove inside it that had the waterproof laminate. This two-glove concept [...]
Boots aren’t exactly a glamorous subject, but they’re essential riding gear, so vitally important to rider safety. And here at Cycle World, there’s one boot that has proven to be quite popular with the staff: the Sidi Canyon. Remember, our staffers can basically wear any boot they want, but several [...]
Kick your motorcycle into gear with Justin Original Workboots. The pull-on Stampede Black Oiled Steel Toe ($150; men’s half sizes 6-12, plus 13 and 14) and Gypsy Black Pebble Grain ($120; women’s half sizes 5-11) are waterproof and fitted with slip-resistant, footpeg-friendly rubber soles. Both models incorporate Justin’s patented J-Flex [...]