The Sibley 400 Deluxe Tent

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The Sibley 400 Deluxe Tent is something I came across a few weeks ago and immediately bought on impulse – despite the fact that I had no plans to go camping and that it’s currently the middle of winter in my part of the world. At €449 each, the Sibley 400 Deluxe certainly isn’t the cheapest tent…

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5 Essential Motorcycle Books: Part 2

Top 5 Motorcycle Books

  This is the second part in our 3 part series, if you’d like to see the five books in part 1 you can click here. I’ve been steering clear of the more mechanical/technical books until the third part in the series – so don’t worry too much! As always, I rely on recommendations from…

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DemerBox Stereo

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James Demer is a location sound mixer known for his work on films like Bowling for Columbine, Winter’s Bone and TV shows like Survivor and The Apprentice. While on location in Alaska a few years ago he needed to create a portable sound box so he took a Pelican case, a lithium-ion battery some waterproof speakers and…

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Ejection Seat by Hangar 54

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Hangar 54 is a company that makes exactly the sort of furniture you’d want to kit out your secret volcano lair, if you were a Bond villain with a penchant for vintage aerospace engineering. The ejection seat you see here is a real unit (decommissioned obviously) from Martin Baker, it’s been upholstered in black Bentley…

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5 Essential Motorcycle Books: Part 1

Top 5 Motorcycle Books List

Defining exactly what a “motorcycle book” is isn’t as easy as it may sound, do you include only books that are about motorcycles? Or do you also include books that encompass the wider community of motorcyclists including adventures, philosophy, history and photography? For me, that latter definition hit the nail on the head – so…

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Ranger Gloves by Grifter USA

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The new Ranger Glove by Grifter USA is the sort of motorcycle glove you can wear riding around town, or in the garage as you lift a Norton Commando engine out of its Isolastic mounts before a rebuild. The lower part of the glove is thick Bison leather and the upper is 12oz American Cone…

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Sulby Straight Blouson Jacket by Belstaff

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The lengthily named Sulby Straight Blouson Jacket by Belstaff is one of the newer offerings from the age-old British motorcycle gear manufacturer, following their recent move towards safer gear that offers riders real protection the Sulby Straight Blouson comes pre-fitted with D3O armour in the elbows and shoulders, and has a back pocket for an optional spine…

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Biltwell Gauntlet Gloves

Biltwell Gauntlet Gloves

The Biltwell Gauntlet is a full-featured motorcycle glove designed for 3-season riding by people who want to make absolutely certain that no little critters get trapped up their sleeves. You’d think this is the sort of thing that never really happens but sadly it does, it’s happened to me twice and most motorcyclists will have…

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Icon 1000 El Bajo Boot

Icon 1000 El Bajo Boots

The Icon 1000 El Bajo Boot is the lower cut version of the Icon 1000 Elsinore Boot, making it more suitable for use as a boot you use both on and off the bike. Much like the Elsinore, the El Bajo has a top grain leather upper, a Goodyear Welt sole, a steel heel plate…

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Stradale by Autodromo

Stradale by Autodromo

The Stradale is a new automatic wristwatch by Autodromo, as with all of the designs from the company the Stradale is designed to evoke the styling queues of dashboard instruments on vintage Italian sports cars. The face of the Stradale is covered with a dome of sapphire crystal, the hour markers sit on a glass…

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Swedish FireSteel Fire Starter

Swedish FireSteel

Swedish FireSteel was originally developed by the Swedish Department of Defense – due to the weather conditions in Sweden a fire starter was needed that was waterproof, snowproof, altitude immune and exceedingly reliable. Matches, lighters and other traditional methods of starting fires all have significant drawbacks, so there’s a huge benefit to a small, simple…

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