Gear & Equipment Reviews what is hot & what not

Some of the cool travel equipment and gear we use that has worked for us.

You’ve been there, wanting to buy an outdoor product and been baffled about which product is best and will suit your requirements? Or, worse, bought a product only to learn later that you didn’t buy the right one for your needs?

We’ve been there too and that is the reason for this section.

There’s some good quality travel gear available on the market. It’s all about balance. Your choice is between paying a testicle and half a square meter of scrotum skin for an over spec branded tent for example or be a cheapskate and buy one which won’t last a month.

The gear and equipment we list we have used for an extended time, therefore we are happy to put our nuts on the line and vouch for what we are punting. We have not received any kit from sponsors.  Any brand loyalty I have is based on long-term personal experience and nothing more.  So any judgements I may pass on the kit I am using are entirely impartial.

The pros and cons sponsorship advmoto ARR

What Does it Really Mean to Have an Advmoto Travel Sponsor?

We have been travelling on BMW’s and DR650’s for more than a decade and been the founders of All Terrain Gear a South African motorcycle adventure gear brand. In our time with the brand, like many companies we sponsored some travellers, and also took up some sponsorships due to our travelers. We learned some valuable lessons. What is the pitfalls and benefits of being a sponsored Advrider? We’ve started a […]

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Sidi motorcycle boots have quality problems

Sidi offroad what is going on with your quality?

Both soles of this pair of Sidi Offroad Gore-tex Adventure motorcycle boots came off at close to the same time.  After about 9yrs and 5 pairs of Sidi offroad Gore-tex boots, in Bolivia, my newest 450Us pair bought in Peru decided to come apart. The boots were less than two years old, had about 20000km on them, and only worn for about 1’5yrs of the time. Both soles came off […]

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Personal Trackers GPS locators SPOT GEN 3

Comparisons Personal GPS Trackers – options

These are a few Comparisons Personal GPS trackers and locator comparisons for motorcycle use. Please take note that some of these options are only available in the USA.Specs and pricing options change – make sure to verify. Please make sure to read this linked article in conjunction with this article It is advisable to always carry and ride with the unit with you and not attached it to the bike. Zoleo […]

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GPS need to know for travel overlanding

GPS & Navigation need to know.

How to choose the most suitable GPS navigation unit and associated products for your dual-sport adventures. Selecting the best motorcycle GPS can be somewhat of a challenge due to the limitations of placement, touch screen, size, with more abuse and waterproof and dustproof properties as opposed to conventional GPS units.

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Earplugs make riding a motorcycle safer.

Why earplugs make riding motorcycle safer and a review of the Alpine Hearing Protection Motorcycle earplugs If you want to walk around when you are old with impaired hearing and keep responding with a “Whaaat did you say?” to your kids cheating at board games, then keep riding without proper earplugs. I am sure in this day of our lord 2020 there is enough information available on the WWW, for […]

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Leatt Knee braces C-frame

Why are so few Adventure riders using knee-braces?

Proper knee braces should be part of every serious adventure or dual-sport riders kit   And also a review on the Leatt C-frame knee braces we have been using the last 2years and 30000km It is a good question, and we only really came to think about it when Elsebie ran out of luck fifteen years after starting to ride off-road on dual-sport bikes. But we’ll get on to that a […]

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Fuel filters – You do not need that kind of negativity in your life.

Also a review of the Guglatech fuel filters No not the filter, the dirt and rubbish the fuel filters must keep out of your bike, you do not need that kind of negativity in your life. You would think in this day and age with millions of vehicles and trillion dollar fuel industries it would be stupid to worry that you would still get bad, dirty fuel from fuel stations. […]

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