As with every motorcycling discipline, touring has its own apparel demands. Shoei responds to a touring rider’s need for a convertible helmet with the Multitech, a flip up helmet that offers three options. With the chinbar up, the helmet becomes an open-face for easy conversations with your traveling companions. With the chin locked down, it provides the rider with the protection of a full-coverage helmet, along with a third option of flipping up just the face shield.
All-weather protection is crucial when riding in areas with unpredictable conditions. Olympia Moto Sports Phantom 1-piece suit features a seam-sealed waterproof breathable membrane and coated Cordura shell, plus six waterproof exterior pockets. A removable Thermolite interior jumpsuit allows you to further customize the apparel to the weather. Olympia’s GT4150 All Season leather gloves also feature a Thermolite lining and Gore-Tex for breathability. (Click image to enlarge)
Gore-Tex reappears as a lining in Alpinestars’ Effex Gore-Tex boots. These boots are both waterproof and breathable, readying them for any kind of weather. Velcro and zipper closings make it easy to don the boots, while injection-molded guards protect your shins and ankles. www.shoei-helmets.com