Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Veldt x Roars Helmet

Riding Gear – Veldt x Roars Helmet

I love a good collaboration. Take for example the Veldt Roars Original helmet. To create this unique design Veldt Helmets has teamed up with Japanese riding gear label Roars Original. For those who haven’t heard of either brand before, Isle of Man based helmet manufacturer Vedlt has been around for a few…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Roland Sands Rourke Gloves

Riding Gear – Roland Sands Rourke Gloves

The Roland Sands Rourke Gloves aim to be an essential part of your everyday riding gear. They hit that goal by combining comfort, breathability, and protection in a stylish package. Built from cowhide, the gloves are pre-curved and tricot-lined so the fit is trim. That means wrapping them around a pair of motorcycles…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Karl Desert Motorcycle Jeans

Riding Gear – Karl Desert Motorcycle Jeans

The Karl Desert motorcycle jeans leverage the abrasion resistance of both Kevlar and Cordura to keep your skin safe. Despite their purpose-driven design, the jeans look like modern streetwear making them ideal for urban commuters who require gear that looks at home both on and off their motorcycle. Each pair of Karl…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Merlin Atlow Waxed Jacket

Riding Gear – Merlin Atlow Waxed Jacket

You may not have heard of them, but UK riding gear outfit ‘Merlin’ has been on the scene since 2011. Influenced by century-old tailoring techniques of Britain and Scotland their catalogue features a wide range of classically styled apparel for motorcyclists. Good looking gear isn’t where it ends though. Merlin is also…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Tobacco McCoy Jacket

Riding Gear – Tobacco McCoy Jacket

The crew at Tobacco Motorwear have been producing riding gear since 2014. Their jeans feature a great balance of style and protection and they’ve applied that same methodology to their latest product, the McCoy motorcycle jacket. Inspired by the look of WW2 military field-style jackets Tobacco have created a highly functional, feature-packed…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Qwart Phoenix Customisable Helmet

Riding Gear – Qwart Phoenix Customisable Helmet

You might spend a few months (or years) customizing your motorcycle, but most helmets go on your head straight off-the-shelf. Qwart is a new riding gear company out of the south of France. They have developed a unique, fully customizable helmet that doesn’t sacrifice safety for looks. The Qwart Phoenix helmet comes…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Beeline Motorcycle Navigation

Riding Gear – Beeline Motorcycle Navigation

Riding a motorcycle is as much about the journey as the destination. But what if you can’t find your destination? Thankfully these days you have a lot of options when it comes to navigation devices. From Bluetooth headsets to quick release phone mounts it’s simply a matter of finding the one that…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Icon Retrograde Boots

Riding Gear – Icon Retrograde Boots

Some motorcycle boots try really hard to not look like motorcycle boots. Others, like these Retrograde boots from Icon 1000, boldly look like exactly what they are — a tough pair of classically styled, ready to ride motorcycle boots. The first thing you notice about the Retrogrades are the metal shin plates. Made…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Gear Review – Pando Moto Boss Jeans

Gear Review – Pando Moto Boss Jeans

Dean loved his old DT175. It was held together with electrical tape and orcish ingenuity. He mostly rode it from pub to pub, leaning it against the walls outside as his sidestand had long since fallen off. He loved it until one day a combination of brake fade and brain fade had…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Gear Review – Shark S-Drak Helmet

Gear Review – Shark S-Drak Helmet

If you want the weight advantage of an open-faced helmet but don’t like the bugs in your teeth, French riding gear manufacturer Shark has just the helmet for you. The Shark S-Drak helmet blurs the line between open and full face helmet design. With a few quick adjustments, the S-Drak can be…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Gear Review – Fuel Rodeo Gloves

Gear Review – Fuel Rodeo Gloves

Knowing the gear I wear is designed and manufactured by riders is a big plus for me. Spain’s Fuel Motorcycles is the perfect example. The companies owners build their own bikes and frequently take part in on and off-road race events. They even organise their own transcontinental fundraising event, The Scram Africa, which is…

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