The 2010 Gear Guide: Street gear, part 2


Vega Attitude helmet: Available in a new Dragon graphic in which an asymmetrical dragon wraps entirely around the helmet. The ECE- and DOT-certified lid comes with a drop-down sunshield and a six-position optically correct exterior shield. Also has ample venting and a removable/washable liner made of Wick-Dri fabric. Sizes are XS-2XL. Retail: $99.99 for solid colors and $109.99 for graphics. Vega Helmet Corp. 425-656-0683

Alpinestars Stella Seville jacket: Waterproof and breathable membrane, removable long-sleeve thermal liner, waist belt adjustment. Removable C.E.- approved elbow and shoulder armor, chest and back pad compartment with P.E. protective padding. 450-denier polyester outer shell with PU coating. Retail: $199.95. Alpinestars 800-727-8277

River Road Topaz jacket: Polyester/nylon blend with removable C.E.-approved armor in shoulders and elbows, removable EVA foam in back. Full-sleeve liner has pocket for mobile devices, reflective piping, snap-down adjustable waist tabs allow more precise fit. One-year manufacturer’s warranty. Retail: $149.95. Tucker Rocky Distributing 800-347-1010

Tour Master Jett Series 3 jacket: 600-denier Carbolex shell, waterproof and breathable barrier, removable C.E.-approved armor in elbows and shoulders, articulated triple-density back protector. Shoulder, sleeve and rear vents, adjustable straps on sleeves, zip-out quilted liner, zippered chest map pocket, hand warmer pockets, internal pouch pocket, mobile device pocket. Adjustable waist belts. Retail: $139.99 (youth model $129.99). Helmet House 818-880-0000

FirstGear TPG Escape pants w/ liner: Articulated knee and seat, Hypertex Plus waterproof and breathable 600-denier nylon outer shell, d3o T5 armor in hips and knees. Two front thigh air intake vents, over-the-knee side zip for easy on and off. Standalone inner pant made of nylon, two jean-style front pockets, adjustable waist, insulated with 2-ounce fiberfill. Two-year crash protection policy. Retail: $329.95. Tucker Rocky Distributing 800-347-1010

Nexx helmets: For about two years now, Nexx-USA has been the U.S. importer for Spain’s Nexxpro, itself founded in 2001. Offers two main models, both of which are DOT- and ECE-certified. The open-face X60 comes in a wide variety of styles. Shown here are the Air ($279) and the Queen ($199) models. The X1R1 full-face helmet also comes in a variety of colors. The latest is a Carbon model retailing for $599 (other styles sell for $459 and $419). All X1R1 models feature anti-noise cheek pads and a foam replacement kit that allows the rider to personalize the fit to his or her head. Nexx-USA 888-968-6399

Vemar Eclipse Carbon Helmet: Made in Italy. Snell-, ECE-, BSI- and DOT-certified. Made to military standards. One of the few helmets to achieve the 8860 FIA certification required for F1 competition. “This low-quantity-but-high-quality production method ensures the most consistent finish, thickness and density is achieved with the 100 percent carbon fiber shell material,” the company says. A medium Eclipse weighs 1,410 grams or 3.1 pounds. Retail: $750. Motonation 877-789-4940

AGV Sport Laguna Textile Jacket: Polyester reinforced with abrasion-resistant ballistic nylon. A removable waterproof/breathable Reissa liner zips in over a permanent mesh lining. Liner has one pocket and can be worn separately. Back and chest padding made from 8-mm-thick memory foam; CE-approved shoulder and elbow protectors; plastic air vents on the shoulders; external titanium shoulder caps; perforated chest, belly, and front of upper arms and back; a waist connection zipper for pant attachment; two front hand warmer pockets; inside pockets; and adjustable Velcro waist tabs. Comes in red, blue, black and gunmetal. Retail: $224. Motonation 877-789-4940

AGV Sport Laguna 1-PC Suit: 1.2 mm leather in the body and 1.4 mm in impact areas. Vented back hump. A removable, washable mesh liner; a 8-mm-thick memory foam back protector; CE-approved dual-density knee, shoulder and elbow protectors; extra padding in the tail bone, shoulders and hip areas; plastic vents on the shoulders and sides; external titanium shoulder caps; perforated chest, belly, upper legs, front of lower legs and front of upper arms; neoprene collar and cuffs; replaceable knee pucks. Comes in two white/black versions or black combined with blue or red. Retail: $999. Motonation 877-789-4940

FirstGear HT Overpant (women’s): Removable, zip-out standalone pant liner, sized to fit over clothing, Hypertex waterproof, breathable 600-denier polyester outer shell. Adjustable C.E.-approved armor in knees, padded hip protectors, articulated knee and seat, two pass-through pockets to access under clothing. Storm cuff, elasticized for snug fit. Retail: $229.95. Tucker Rocky Distributing 800-347-1010

Joe Rocket Atomic 4.0 jacket: SureFit custom adjustment system, variable flow ventilation, waterproof. Removable C.E.-rated armor in shoulders and elbows, high-density spine protector (pocket for optional spine armor). Subtle tone-on-tone graphics, available in black/black, silver/white, black/purple and black/pink. Retail: $149.99 ($164.99 for larger sizes). Joe Rocket 208-932-0303

Olympia Sports #4375 Ladies Cold Throttle gauntlet glove: Made from drum-dyed cowhide leather, textured nylon and synthetic suede. Waterproof, windproof, breathable Aquatex insert. 40-gram Thinsulate on the palm and 100-gram Thinsulate on the back of the hand. Lightweight palm insulation and lining allow the warmth from heated handlebars to pass through. Flexible protective knuckles, reflective piping, perforated-leather reinforcement at the palm, a goggle wiper, an adjustable cord lock. Retail: $59.95. Olympia Sports 914-347-4737

AGV Sport Laguna Leather Jacket: 1.2 mm leather in the body and 1.4 mm in impact areas. Vented back hump. A removable, washable quilted liner zips in over a permanent mesh lining. Padding in the chest and upper and lower back made from 8-mm-thick memory foam. CE-approved dual-density protectors in the shoulders and elbows. Plastic air vents and external titanium caps on the shoulders. The chest, belly and the front of the upper arms are perforated. Two waist connection zippers accommodate any type of pant attachment. Comes in all-black or black combined with red or blue. Retail: $449. Motonation 877-789-4940

Zox helmets: Brand has several new DOT-approved street helmets, two of which are shown here. The Thunder R (the Venom graphic of which is pictured) is the brand’s most economical full-face helmet. It has a ventilated thermoplastic alloy shell and is communication-ready. Its quick-release faceshield is offered in seven colors. Removable liners come in six sizes, XS-XXL, and are interchangeable. The Ed Hardy Captain America is a fiberglass open-face helmet with a removable, washable liner. NHJ Powersports 800-826-0001

Vega XTS and XTS Naked half-helmets: Now available in skull graphics such as the Migraine Flame (XTS) and Barbed Skull (XTS Naked) shown here. Both DOT-approved models sport cutaway styling, a plush interior and Wick-Dri fabric to keep the rider cool and dry. Optional detachable ear warmers are available for use in colder weather. The XTS has a three-snap shorty visor. Sizes range from 2XS to 2XL. MSRPs are $54.99 for solids and $69.99 for leather and graphics. Vega Helmet Corp. 425-656-0683

Speed and Strength The Power and The Glory armored hoodie: Cotton poly blend frame. Removable C.E.-approved shoulder and elbow protectors, premium 3D embroidered art. Retail: $99.95. Tucker Rocky Distributing 800-347-1010

Icon Variant Speedmetal: Latest graphic for model featuring a fiberglass/Dyneema/carbon fiber shell, four front intake vents, 35 mm rear exhaust ports, and a quick-change fog-free shield. Retail: $390. Contact Parts Unlimited 800-369-1000

VaVaVroom hourglass tee: VaVaVroom’s sportbike hourglass tee now has a revamped logo. T-shirt is made of 100 percent 1x1 baby rib cotton. Comes in red with black striping, and in sizes S-XL. Retail: $26. VaVaVroom 312-823-6709

Joe Rocket Radar jacket: Combination of 1.2mm leather and poly mesh shell, hybrid comfort liner (breathable, windproof material and stretch paneling). C.E.-rated armor in shoulders and elbows, removable spine pad. Speed hump with molded shoulder intake vents, loops for pant attachment, six-point adjustment system. Retail: $299.99. Joe Rocket 208-932-0303