Motorcycle Product Reviews: Stuff for Your Long Drive

Bike Mitts

I’m definitely not an enthusiast of fancy, high-tech bike gloves. In fact, in the past decade, my favorite gloves are actually a set of utilitarian, multi-use Olympia bike gloves which feature an adjustable high glove, along with strengthened knuckle and palm guards. And that’s about it! Basically, they’re basic motorbike gloves.

However, my journey with those rugged Olympia leather gloves ultimately came to an end as soon as a couple of fingertips finally wore through. Immediately, my first thought was to change these for Olympia’s best and newest release, the 410 Gel Sport, that’s basically a refined type of what I had been wearing since 1999. Similar characteristics include the long glove with hassle-free hook-and-loop adjustment and strengthened (dual-wrapping leather) in crucial spots.

But the latest gloves are improved, and have silicon gel padding in the palms section of the gloves for improved comfort, plus a unique side cut in the glove for better fit over jacket sleeves. Or else, the newer Olympia resembles to what I’ve been using, so there aren’t any bulging composite guards on the knuckles, or articulated finger pads to encumber the cruise. Even though Olympia provides a similar glove with padding (4350 All Season I), there is no lining within the 410 to further distance my grip from feeling the hand controls. To put it briefly, the 410 Gel Sport safety gloves would be the ideal alternative to the worn out and tattered safety gloves that was with me for lots of memorable miles.

Motorbike Carrying Pack

Flexibility is a useful asset for motorbike gear luggage. A carrier ought to haul enough cargo, be simple and effortless to get access to, and fit a selection of motorbikes. The Overnight bag from Harley-Davidson is undoubtedly a tote, the one that is attached to a passenger bar or, due to its 16-1/2″x 12″x 11″ sizing, stows along with or inside a Tour-Pak.

The bag itself is manufactured from processed 1,680-denier ballistic nylon that retains its form and has a UV-resistant coating to help its black color resist the sun’s rays. Refractive 3M Scotchlite lining improves night time visibility by other vehicles, and an integrated 190-denier, rip-stop nylon rain cover up that tucks into one of the two-zipper sided pockets helps keep your gear dry throughout foul weather biking. Curved zipper grips are really easy to utilize even with gloves, and a short nylon net inside the primary section’s cavernous mouth helps prevent objects from dropping out when searching your gear.

The Overnight carrier includes a Spandex mounting system that slides over the motorcycle’s passenger bar, plus a number of plastic-type D-rings (two on each corner) for affixing bungee cords, additionally two abbreviated, web-nylon bands permit you easily to set up the bag firmly to the motorbike. I always found it better to use added bungee cords to prevent load shift. A big grip makes it easy to carry your bag from motorcycle to hotel room. A removable shoulder band is also supplied.