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Riding Gear

Let us help take the guesswork out of buying your motorcycle riding gear. We frequently feature the latest riding gear that's designed to appeal to riders of cafe racer, classic and custom motorcycles. From motorcycle jackets to helmets, gloves, boots, jeans & accessories, you can read all our riding gear reviews here.
Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Bull-it Tactical Jeans

Riding Gear – Bull-it Tactical Jeans

When you’re talking riding gear, leather has considerable protective qualities and generally looks great in a jacket. When it comes to pants, however, leather isn’t every rider’s first choice. Technical fibres are the biggest thing in protective motorcycle apparel since the invention of the helmet. Thanks to science manufacturers can now create…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Cardo PackTalk Slim

Riding Gear – Cardo PackTalk Slim

Using headsets to stay connected in a group ride can make things a lot easier, or a lot more frustrating if connections keep dropping. Cardo, a company out of Texas, has been making wireless communication devices since 2003. The Cardo PackTalk Slim is their latest helmet headset that solves connectivity issues and…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Gear Review – Rhake Weatherproof Backpack

Gear Review – Rhake Weatherproof Backpack

Everyone has different requirements when it comes to luggage. However, as motorcyclists, we have a few unique issues that need to be addressed. First and foremost is protection against the elements. If you’re going to be riding around with your valuables on your back the last thing you want is for them…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Rosie Womens Motorcycle Jeans

Riding Gear – Rosie Womens Motorcycle Jeans

More and more riding gear manufacturers are catering to women these days, giving those who ride far better options than they once had. They’re no longer stuck wearing non-riding gear, or worse, dealing with ill-fitting men’s gear. Case in point? The Rosie Navy women’s motorcycle jeans from European riding gear brand, Pando…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Icon 1000 Nightbreed Collection

Riding Gear – Icon 1000 Nightbreed Collection

You don’t have to put out a poll to know which colour riding gear wins out over all others. It’s black. Black has always been the stand out winner in motorcycle apparel and Icon 1000 has taken the colour to the extreme with their Nightbreed collection. Blacked-out yet reflective, comfortable yet protective…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – SKRAM Motorcycle Glasses

Riding Gear – SKRAM Motorcycle Glasses

Riding a motorcycle can be a dangerous business. There’s plenty of riding gear out there to keep your head, hands, torso, legs and feet safe, but what about protecting your most important riding tool, your eyes? Those who wear visorless open-face or 3/4 helmets are at the greatest risk of injury. Low…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Angry Lane Pacsafe anti theft backpack

Angry Lane Pacsafe anti theft backpack

As a motorcyclist keeping my belongings safe generally means carrying them at all times. A backpack offers the easiest solution, but what about those times when carrying a backpack and helmet isn’t an option? This was the problem Hong Kong workshop Angry Lane wanted to overcome. So they contacted the folks at…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Rukka Yorkton Leather Jacket

Riding Gear – Rukka Yorkton Leather Jacket

Finding an urban motorcycle jacket isn’t hard; seems everyone has one on offer. Finding a good one — one that’s built as much for protection as it is for looks? That can be harder. Included in their new lineup for 2019 is the Rukka Yorkton Leather Jacket. It pairs classic racer styling…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – LS2 Xtra Carbon Helmet

Riding Gear – LS2 Xtra Carbon Helmet

If we’re being completely honest, the style of a helmet matters almost as much as its protection capabilities. That’s a big “almost” – there’s really no point in wearing a good-looking helmet cut from cardboard. The LS2 Xtra Carbon MX471 Helmet wins serious points in the style competition but features advanced technology…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Akin Motorcycle Hoodie

Riding Gear – Akin Motorcycle Hoodie

Casual and riding gear are two terms that don’t belong together. To me, the word casual infers less safe, but it appears that Australian riding gear outfit Akin has proven me wrong. Their latest release is an updated version of their Protective Motorcycle Hoodie and while it might look casual what it…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Alpinestars Oscar Brass Jacket

Riding Gear – Alpinestars Oscar Brass Jacket

A good motorcycle jacket is an investment. This Alpinestars Oscar Brass jacket will pay serious dividends. With its timeless style and genuine protection, the Oscar Brass is the kind of jacket you’ll still be wearing years from now, and it’ll only look better with age — assuming that’s possible.

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