Sena 10S-01 Comms

The best part of my kit is this Sena 10S-01 Bluetooth Communication System. The headphone speakers fit like they were made for the Shoei helmet liner and have an amazing dynamic range that punches through wind noise until around 60MPH. After that, most of what I’m picking up are mid-tones, but still audible. It interfaces…

Alps Lynx Tents

I used to camp in an ALPS Lynx one-person tent. It sets up in moments and the fly has nice touches like a clever adjustable vent and windows at a height that’s just right. It packs small and stows well. I’ve since upgraded to the Lynx 2 and I feel like I’m in a suite.

Sea-to-Summit Tek Towels

Ford Prefect will be the first to tell you that the most imperative travel item on any adventure in the galaxy is a good towel. This is a great towel. Made by Sea-to-Summit, our favorite dry bag manufacturer, these size small Tek Towels measure 32″x16″, enough to dry off the average human and then some….

Anker 14 Watt Solar Charger

As much as we’d like to leave the tech behind, both our jobs and research require us to be online more than we’d like to. The bike is set up to charge all our gear, but I wanted to have an independent system that would keep the iLights on. This Anker 14 Watt Solar Charger…

GSI Pinnacle Dualist

The GSI Outdoors Pinnacle Dualist mess kit is a smartly designed, compact kit I’ve used throughout our moto and kayak camping adventures. The kit packs a 1.2 liter Halulite pot with a Lexan lid with an integrated strainer, two 20-ounce insulated cups and two bowls that nest within. The kit weighs less than 21 ounces…

REI Flex Lite Chair

It doesn’t look like much, a bit on the spindly side, but the REI Flex Lite chair is wonderful. It packs up small enough to stow with the rest of the gear on the bike and it’s sturdy enough to hold 250 pounds, giving me fifteen pounds of wiggle room. More or less. Its little…

inReach Explorer

I’m running out of reasons to stick with an iOS smartphone. On a recent upgrade to an iPhone 8, the mitigating factors were all my power cords are Lightning, and my Delorme InReach plays well with this op system. It remains a mystery to some riders that iPhones, starting with the 4, have a GPS…

HotWired Heated Gear

Had a peak experience in riding today. Riding at 42C at 80 MPH, wrapped in 12V heat. Keeping me warm was a Hot Wired heated jacket and gloves. The jacket came with a free controller, thanks to Cycle Gear, that provides four temperature levels. On high the system draws about 7.8 amps. The gloves have…

GMax GM11D Helmet

My first DS brain-bucket was a GMax GM11D Dual Sport full face helmet. It’s a XXL to fit my 8″ head and it fit well, right up to that 60MPH headwind that when combined with the windspeed of freeway driving, drills anything through your skull. And that’s usually after eight hours of continuous riding. I’ve…

Akito Desert Jacket and Pants

Having had a wardrobe of gear when riding the CBR 1100XX or the Valkyrie Interstate, I thought I had a sense of what would work for me. Plus, I’m cheap. When I picked up my first dual sport, I stopped by our Rocky Mountain ATV/MC shop in Southern Utah and found an Akito Desert Dual…