Sandqvist + Wrenchmonkees Backpack/Pannier

Sandqvist + Wrenchmonkees Backpack Pannier

Being on a motorcycle and carrying gear isn’t easy as many people imagine, messenger bags can be slightly worse than useless due to their tendency to swing around to the side or front under braking. Backpacks are good but they can cause fatigue on longer rides and although panniers are perfect, many of us don’t…

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Janus Tool Roll

Motorcycle Tool Roll

Regular readers of Silodrome have all become accustomed to my love of the classic tool roll, they were invented out of necessity shortly after the first motorcycle was invented – these bikes were unsurprisingly unreliable and so it became essential to have a decent tool kit on you at all times. Modern motorcycles are now…

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Remove Before Flight Key Chain

Remove Before Flight

This Remove Before Flight Key Chain is something I’ve had for years, it’s an almost perfect tag for your car or motorcycle keys due to the fact that it’s bright red and very difficult to misplace. It also seems to draw more comments than any other single object I own, everyone always wants to know…

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The Gentleman’s Bar Collection

Bar Collection

This is our collection of slightly unusual items that you probably don’t currently have in your home bar, but that you should probably consider. Especially the sabre. Champagne Sabre The Champagne Sabre was clearly invented by a drunk person who had a sabre in one hand and a bottle of champagne in the other. For…

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Ace Watch by Martenero

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Martenero is a small New York-based watchmaking company that specialises in creating very clean timepieces designed for legibility and versatility, each of their watches ships with two bands included – a waterproof nylon NATO strap and a handmade leather strap designed for more formal occasions. Each watch is powered by a Miyota 821A automatic movement…

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The Wet Shave Club Box

Wet Shave Club Box

I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t pull out the wet shave gear unless there’s a wedding, christening or funeral in my near future – though hopefully not mine on all counts. That said, the art of the wet shave is something all men should familiar with and many men need to wet…

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Gerber Black Diesel Multi-Plier

Gerber Black Diesel Multi-Plier

The Gerber Black Diesel Multi-Plier is one of the more recent additions to the Gerber line of multitools, it’s designed to be the sort of thing you’d want in the trunk, pannier or pocket if you found yourself out in the woods for the night unprepared. The multitool is headed by a pair of needle-nose…

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Watch Roll by Convoy Goods

Leather Watch Roll

Convoy Goods is a small company that specialises in hand-making leather goods using traditional methods, although it looks like the kind of small workshop you might find in Brooklyn, Richmond or Portland they’re actually based in Malaysia. The leather watch roll by Convoy Goods is made from high grade Italian leather and industrial strength German…

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LifeStraw

LifeStraw

A couple of years ago I was on a motorcycle trek through the mountains of Northern Vietnam, we had a daily allotment of water but due to the searing heat and pea-soup humidity we were going through drinking water at close to a pint an hour. Many of us ended up refilling our water supplies…

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Skateboard Guitars

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The Skateboard Guitar is an interesting little invention that I first came across in early 2012, I have vague memories of my Mrs wrestling my wallet out of my hand as I frantically tried to buy one. She wasn’t wrong, I have far more guitars than anyone realistically needs, but somewhere deep inside my soul the…

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Weiss Field Watch

Weiss Watch

The Weiss Field Watch is the result of a cross-Continental collaboration led by Swiss-trained American watchmaker Cameron Weiss, the watch that bares his name has a mechanical movement (as well as buckles, case-back screws and spring bar screws) from Switzerland, while the case parts, dials, hands, spring bar tools and straps are designed and manufactured in…

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