The idea behind the Triumph Light Jacket has been around in concept form for a few years. Taking advantage of the low power draw, high brightness and compact size of modern LEDs, lights are incorporated into the jacket and vest … Continued
The Alpinestars Messenger Jacket is supposed to offer affordable, stylish, all-weather protection for commuters and city riders. Until now, it didn’t, but now it does. Here’s why.
Making bad decisions on motorcycles (or Russian sidecars) has consequences. I’m able to ameliorate the consequences of frequently awful decisions by wearing the best safety gear available. This is what I was wearing when I crashed last weekend, it, in … Continued
No, no, I didn’t crash again. On Saturday, Sherman Thomas borrowed that Vanson AR2 that I installed Alpinestars Bio Armor in for a ride up Azusa Canyon. Exiting a tight hairpin, he hit some gravel, sending him wide and onto … Continued
Here’s the first of the jackets we’re modifying to create something that’s actually safe, yet doesn’t make us look like Power Rangers. This is a Vanson AR2 fitted with Alpinestars Bio Armor. The ultra-thick, sturdy leather and strong construction will … Continued
Originally released in 1936 and worn variously since by everyone from Royal Navy submariners to Steve McQueen to the Vincent Owners Club (their official uniform in 1953) to trials riders to me, 2011 marks the 75th anniversary of the Barbour … Continued
Turns out we were wrong when we said the Icon Field Armor Stryker was the first widely-available, mass-market use of d3o armor in motorcycle gear. Klim got in touch to tell us they’ve been using it for a while in … Continued