Gear Showcase: June, 2023

Photo By: Kermit Chair Company

This month we’ve rounded up some gear for adventurers that prefer two-wheeled explorations. You’ll find what you need to stay safe, protect your bike, and light the way in the backcountry. Even if you aren’t into motorcycles, we’ve included a slick bike that you can take on your rig for exploring around camp or when you venture into urban areas.

DENALI D3 — LED Fog Light Pods 

Photo by Denali Electronics

Photo by Denali Electronics

Photo by Denali Electronics

Nearly every overland traveler has experienced a situation where they wished they had more usable lighting on their vehicle. You might be cruising up your favorite mountain pass when it begins to snow, or you are searching for that perfect dawn patrol wave when the fog rolls in, and you are stuck with your stock headlight or overpowered and scattered driving lights or light bar. Enter the DOT/SAE-compliant DENALI Electronics D3 Fog Light. DENALI’s product designers have painstakingly reverse-engineered the recommendations of DOT/SAE committees and maximized light output within those recommendations.  

DENALI Electronics stands out by providing an extensive range of plug-and-play wiring solutions and vehicle-specific mounts for lights and horns, surpassing any other brand in the market. Presently, they offer a convenient plug-and-play fog light kit designed for Jeep Wrangler and Gladiator, as well as Ford F-Series. Moreover, they have upcoming kits in the pipeline for popular models such as Toyota Tacoma, Toyota 4Runner, Subaru Outback, and many more. With their user-friendly plug-and-play wiring adapters, replacing your factory fog lights with DENALI D3 fog lights becomes a hassle-free and straightforward process. 

DENALI posts all of their performance specifications so you can make an informed decision about the products installed on your vehicle. For example, a pair of D3 Fog Lights produce 5600 lumens and a beam that is 300 feet wide and 450 feet long at 1 lux. DENALI Isolux tests all of their lights and posts the results for the customer to review. The resulting beam from the D3 Fog has a sharp cutoff that doesn’t blind oncoming traffic and an ultra-wide spread that is perfect for any situation. 

In 2022, DENALI Electronics became part of the Brown & Watson International family of brands, enabling us to independently develop, produce, and distribute our own merchandise. When you unwrap a DENALI package, you can trust that your products were meticulously crafted, manufactured, and sold by a dedicated workforce in a safe workplace, receiving fair compensation. Furthermore, DENALI’s offerings carry the renowned reputation of BWI and its affiliated companies, further assuring their quality and reliability. 

MSRP: $349.98 

Kermit Chair Company — Classic Kermit Chair

Photo by Denali Electronics

Photo by Denali Electronics

Photo by Denali Electronics

Photo by Kermit Chair Company

Created in 1984 in a small town near Nashville, TN, the Kermit Chair was developed by a BMW motorcycle rider named Kermit, who sought to build a chair that could be easily packed on his bike for camping excursions and provide unrivaled comfort when he reached his destination – no more sitting on rocks or logs, he vowed. As Kermit traveled the country on his old GS bike, word began to spread around campfires in the BMW community, and after a few early prototypes, the Kermit Chair was born.

Nearly 40 years later, this family-owned operation continues to deliver on Kermit’s original promise of quality and functionality in a stylish package. 

Versatility is at the heart of the Kermit Chair’s design. It effortlessly folds up for easy carrying or packing, making it the ideal companion for your camping adventures. If storage space is at a premium when you are on the go, not to worry – the chair’s roll-up feature makes it a breeze to carry. It can be quickly disassembled and stored in the included carrying bag, reducing its size to a compact 22 x 6-inch package.  

Thanks to its weather-resistant materials and meticulous craftsmanship, the Kermit Chair is built to withstand the toughest outdoor conditions. Handcrafted in Tennessee with locally sourced white oak and walnut, the Kermit Chair’s wooden frame exudes natural beauty and durability unlike that of any other portable chair. To ensure its longevity, the wood is finished with a marine-grade polyurethane that offers robust protection against the elements. The frames are assembled using aluminum and stainless steel hardware that provide additional sturdiness and weather resistance without compromising on weight, while the sling-style seat is stitched from 1000-denier coated nylon that provides the strength you need to relax with confidence.  

Built to accommodate individuals of nearly any size, the Kermit Chair boasts an impressive weight capacity of up to 350 lbs. The chair offers a relaxing seat height of 12.5 inches, with optional leg extensions that raise it to 17 inches. The width of the Classic Kermit Chair is a comfortable 19 inches from arm to arm, while a wider version that measures 21 inches across is available for those who seek a little extra room. All chairs are covered by a five-year warranty and top-notch customer service to provide extra peace of mind should the going ever get tough along your journey. 

The Classic Kermit Chair represents a true testament to the pursuit of comfort, durability, and portability. Whether you’re embarking on a journey across the world or simply enjoying some downtime in the comfort of your own home, the Kermit Chair is ready to deliver an elevated experience in any setting. 

MSRP: $299-349 

Mosko Moto — Surveyor Pants

Photo by Mosko Moto

Photo by Mosko Moto

Photo by Mosko Moto

Photo by Mosko Moto

Photo by Mosko Moto

Photo by Mosko Moto

Photo by Mosko Moto

Photo by Mosko Moto

Photo by Mosko Moto

Photo by Mosko Moto

The Surveyor Pant from Mosko Moto is a durable trail-riding pant designed for aggressive mobility and all-day comfort. It combines 4-way stretch Cordura® ripstop fabric and ultra-breathable Schoeller® Dynatex micro-mesh panels at the knee and seat, allowing air to flow directly through the pant. 

Building on the foundation of Mosko’s flagship Woodsman Pant, the Surveyor Pant blends premium durable stretch materials with targeted breathability to allow freedom of movement and maximum comfort. Articulated for a more aggressive riding stance, the pant features an in-the-boot over-armor, knee brace compatible fit to accommodate a variety of protection styles and reduce bulk in the back of the knee. Leather panels on the inside knee area reinforce contact zones to protect from heat and wear. 

Inside the boot, a low-profile elastic cuff and stretch mesh reduce bulk for a no-bunch fit. A cinch waist closure provides a secure adjustable fit, and two zippered cargo pockets stand by to stash quick-access essentials.  

The wind-resistant main body Cordura® fabric features a durable water-repellent coating for spicy water crossings and light rain protection when the clouds roll in, helping make this a capable spring-summer-fall performance trail pant. 

When you put it all together, it becomes a streamlined, full-stretch technical trail pant for all-day high-output riding. 

MSRP: $299 

ScorpionEXO — XT9000

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Photo by ScorpionEXO

Photo by ScorpionEXO

Photo by ScorpionEXO

Photo by ScorpionEXO

If you had the opportunity to attend Overland Expo West, you might have had the chance to experience firsthand the exciting debut of Scorpion EXO’s latest Carbon Fiber Adventure Helmet. Throughout the weekend, they not only showcased this innovative helmet to the public but also offered Demo Rides for enthusiasts. Scorpion EXO has a strong reputation in the Adventure Motorcycle Riding community, having been among the pioneering helmet manufacturers to develop the Adventure Modular Helmet known as the AT950. 

The AT950 Model gained recognition for being one of the highest-value Adventure Motorcycle helmets available in the market. Continuing their tradition of excellence, Scorpion EXO introduces the XT9000 Full Face helmet, which upholds their commitment to quality and performance. Crafted with a lightweight Carbon Fiber shell, this helmet surpasses the DOT Standard for usage in the United States. Moreover, it meets the latest European ECE 22.06 Safety Standard, which imposes more comprehensive testing requirements, including rotational testing. 

One of the standout features exclusive to Scorpion EXO is the AirFit® liner inflation system. This unique system incorporates a bladder behind the cheek pads, allowing riders to inflate the pads for a snugger fit around the cheeks and jaw. This feature helps to minimize Wind Noise and Buffeting, particularly at higher speeds. The aerodynamics of the Peak Visor are also thoughtfully designed to reduce buffeting and lift when riding at elevated speeds. Furthermore, for those who primarily ride on highways or prefer riding without the peak visor, it can be effortlessly removed to enhance the helmet’s streamlined aerodynamic profile. 

When your adventures veer off-road, where goggles are preferred, the XT9000 helmet provides a tool-less system for swift and easy swapping of the face shield with goggles. The wide eye port offers excellent peripheral vision and can accommodate goggles of various sizes and brands. Additionally, on warmer days, the rider can remove the chin bar vent cover without the need for tools, allowing for increased airflow to the face. Simply reattach the vent cover to reduce air intake when temperatures drop. Furthermore, if you are a content creator, removing the front vent door gives you the option to mount an action camera with the included Camera Mount. 

Remaining true to their commitment to value, each XT9000 helmet is equipped with both a Clear and Dark Smoke face shield right out of the box, along with a Pinlock® Insert to prevent fogging.  

MSRP: Starting at $499.95 

SW-Motech USA— Crash Bars

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Photo by SW-Motech

Photo by SW-Motech

Photo by SW-Motech

Photo by SW-Motech

Crash bars are one of the most critical mods to turn any motorcycle into a rugged overlander by providing protection for the tank, fairing, and other critical components. SW-Motech crash bars aren’t just designed for each type of motorcycle; they are actually designed specifically for every single motorcycle model the company outfits. This way, you get the perfect look, fit, and function. With lower and upper crash bars for hundreds of motorcycles, the popular crash bars are offered in specific shapes, materials, and even colors, such as KTM orange.  

You can find the exact crash bars to fit your bike by using the bike filter on the SW-Motech website. Robust and discreet, each set is designed to blend seamlessly into the bike’s aesthetic without compromising ride comfort or cornering. The bike-specific mounting hardware guarantees a secure and easy installation to original mounting points, with no cutting or drilling required.  

The durable bars are constructed of heavy-duty 2.5 mm stainless steel to protect the engine and important components from damage caused by debris, rocks, stumps, or even a get-off. The blasted and electropolished stainless steel bars create a unique look and guarantee corrosion protection even with rigorous long-term use. Look for options such as black powder coating or standard stainless steel. 

MSRP: from $170.95 

SW-Motech USA — TRAX Wall Bracket

Photo by SW-Motech

Photo by SW-Motech

Photo by SW-Motech

Photo by SW-Motech

Save space in your garage or trailer by storing adventure side cases on the walls or trailer exterior when not in use. The SW-Motech TRAX wall bracket is a versatile option to keep side cases on the walls or trailer exterior when not in use. Or use the bracket to enable a secure, waterproof, lockable storage solution inside or outside a trailer or vehicle. The bracket can be mounted on a wall with four attachment points.  

The TRAX Wall Bracket is designed for use with SW-Motech TRAX ADV aluminum side cases which are available in silver or black colorways in 37 or 45-liter sizes. The side cases are typically mounted to SW-Motech Pro Side Carriers on ADV motorcycles. However, many overlanders find them useful as rugged options for general storage utilizing the mounting rack.  

The award-winning TRAX Adventure Cases offer uncompromising strength and protection from the elements, as well as ease of use. Features include sturdy carrying handles, a completely removable lid, glass fiber-reinforced plastic corner caps, and a large chamfer for cornering clearance. Rugged TRAX ADV aluminum cases are 100% dust and water-resistant due to their robot-assisted welding, punch rivet technology, and replaceable seals. 

MSRP: $51.95 

TruckBoss — Flexxloader

Photo by Truckboss

Photo by Truckboss

Photo by Truckboss

The TruckBoss Flexxloader has revolutionized the way motorcycles are transported, providing an innovative solution that ensures safe and efficient loading onto trucks. Designed with precision and versatility in mind, the Flexxloader offers motorcycle enthusiasts and professional riders a reliable and user-friendly loading system.  

One of the standout features of the TruckBoss Flexxloader is its ease of use. Loading a motorcycle onto a truck can be a challenging and time-consuming task, but the Flexxloader simplifies the process. The system employs a series of ramps, rollers, and securing mechanisms that allow users to effortlessly load their motorcycles with minimal effort. Its secure and adjustable design ensures that the bike remains stable during transit, eliminating any concerns about damage or instability. 

The Flexxloader is designed to accommodate a wide range of motorcycles, from dirt bikes to sport bikes and cruisers. Its adjustable features enable users to customize the loading system according to their specific bike’s dimensions. The ramps and loading angles can be modified to match the truck bed height, ensuring a seamless transition from ground to truck. The versatility of the Flexxloader makes it suitable for both personal and commercial use, accommodating various types of motorcycles with ease. 

Safety is a top priority when it comes to transporting motorcycles, and the TruckBoss Flexxloader addresses this concern admirably. The loading system incorporates multiple safety features to prevent accidents and damage. The ramps are equipped with non-slip surfaces, providing excellent traction for both the bike’s tires and the user’s footing. Additionally, the Flexxloader features adjustable wheel chocks and tie-down points to secure the motorcycle firmly in place, minimizing the risk of shifting during transit. 

Constructed with high-quality materials, the TruckBoss Flexxloader is built to withstand the rigors of frequent use and harsh weather conditions. The ramps and frame are made from robust aluminum, ensuring a lightweight yet durable loading system. The Flexxloader’s design is engineered for longevity, promising years of reliable service without compromising performance or safety. 

MSRP: $1,495–$1,995 

UBCO — 2×2 Special Edition

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Photo by UBCO

Photo by UBCO

Photo by UBCO

Photo by UBCO

Electric adventure motorcycle company, UBCO, has launched its first-ever, limited-run 2X2 Special Edition bike. A twist on its classic AWD 2X2 Adventure bike, the Special Edition (SE) has been designed to intertwine both outdoor and urban worlds, catering to the everyday adventurer.  

Now available in a limited edition green and electric orange color palette, the SE bike is accessorized, ready-to-go, and carefully crafted to provide a comfortable yet tough and durable AWD riding experience, whether running essential errands or tackling the great outdoors. The SE design presents a more contemporary version of its classic utilitarian style bikes not yet seen in the UBCO range. In addition to its unique 2X2 capabilities and fresh design, key features include a revitalized braking system, a built-in central tote, a compact rear duffle, expandable compartments, a Peak Design phone mount, and Giant Loop straps that provide full flexibility to attach and carry items. 

“We’re all about making adventure more accessible, opening up powersports to more people than ever before. Here we combine proven off-road toughness with added style and functionality to bridge the gap between the great outdoors and everyday life,” says Colin Godby, Chief Product Officer. “The idea is to introduce more urbanites to exploring off the beaten track while providing a bike that seamlessly crosses both worlds, whether everyday errands, hitting the gym, commuting, surfing, or outdoor adventures. We’re excited to see how our Special Edition can help this movement.” 

MSRP: $6,999 

Photo by Brett Willhelm

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