Father’s Day Gift Guide

Date 11.8.2015

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Father’s Day Gift Guide

 OGIO GEAR BAGS

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BAG ’EM UP

There was a time when the motorcycle gear bag was mainly a motocross thing. Riders would throw their muddy gear inside and forget about it until the next ride when the whole lot was simply thrown into the back a ute. The rest of us cottoned on to just how handy a big, sturdy bag is on a multi-day adventure ride without a support vehicle. Ogio gear bags are legendary in the industry and its new Adrenaline bag has more storage space than Schappelle Corby could ever dream of. It features heavy-duty fabric and zippers, a host of mesh and protective pockets as well as compartments for your dirty undies. Just don’t forget they’re there. It also has a changing mat, a moulded tub and replaceable wheels.

Price: $244.95
Available: All good motorcycle stores
Web: Lustyindustries.com


MUC-OFF ANTI-FOG TREATMENT

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FOG FREE FUN

It’s bloody miserable enough riding through a dreary wet and cold winter’s day without the added insult of having your goggles or visor fog up, but unfortunately the two things insist on going hand-in-hand. Muc-Off may have yet to develop a way to change the weather patterns, but it has done the next best thing – bottled an anti-fog treatment. The Muc-Off Premium Anti-Fog Treatment uses moisture absorption technology and an anti-mist formula to create a transparent, micro-thin coating on your goggles or visor to eliminate fog. Each application lasts up to five days and is safe to use on all plastics and glass. Bonus MT life hack – spray it on your shaving mirror.

PRICE: $29
AVAILABLE: All good motorcycle stores
WEB: www.Muc-Off.com


XTECH EMERGENCY TYRE REPAIR KIT

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DON’T BE LEFT DEFLATED

Motorcycles have followed the technology lead of cars in a number of areas, but there’s one thing modern-day motorcycles don’t do: carry a spare wheel. The 21st-century rider goes further for longer on their motorcycle. Yet regardless of what type of motorbike you ride, a flat tyre will stop you in your tracks – unless you’re riding a vintage Vespa, then you’ll have the spare wheel but absolutely no idea on how to change it. The Xtech Emergency Tyre Repair Kit could get you out of a sticky situation. The kit features a carry bag, reamer tool, five tyre plugs, rubber solution, hook tool, inflator tool, five 16g CO2 cartridges, cutting knife and an instruction manual. Let’s hope it’s one accessory you never need.

PRICE: $39.95
AVAILABLE: All good motorcycle stores
WEB: www.Cassons.com.au


AVADE HEATED CLOTHING

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WARMTH RIDE

Sometimes it’s just not practical to wear multiple layers of clothing on a motorcycle to keep warm, and sometimes no amount of layers can keep the cold out. That’s why Aussie company Avade has invented heated clothing. Its range of base-layer clothing is light enough to wear under your motorcycle gear without adding extra bulk, yet it has the ability to keep you as toasty as a Sunday morning under the doona. The heating system uses carbon-fibre heating pads front and rear which are powered by a rechargeable battery pack and controlled via a button on the right wrist. An adapter to plug into a motorcycle’s power output can also be fitted.

Price: $199 with free shipping within Australia
Availability: All good motorcycle stores
Web: www.Avade.com.au


GOPRO HERO4 SESSION

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SMALLER, LIGHTER, FUNNER

Action camera leader GoPro has decided to go smaller and lighter with its latest camera, the Hero4 Session. GoPro was the pioneer in the action camera market and it would be difficult to find a motorcycle rider who hasn’t used or been filmed by one. The little camera is half the size and almost half the weight of the standard GoPro camera. It’s also waterproof, eliminating the need for a case. Forget motorcycle action, imagine the home-movie action this mini camera could capture. Don’t say that idea hasn’t already entered your head.

Price: $579.95
Availability: All GoPro Stockists
Web: www.GoPro.com


GOPRO HERO 4 SESSION STRAP MOUNT

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STRAP IT

More good news for fans of the new GoPro Hero4 Session is it will fit the range of existing GoPro mounts. GoPro has also released a new gadget specifically designed for the Hero4 Session. Simply called the Strap, it’s designed to mount the mini camera onto your wrist, perfect for ensuring you have a camera ready at all times when riding. This will allow you to film a compilation video of all the drivers you see playing with their phones instead of concentrating on the road. The Strap is also adjustable enough to be used as a mounting system on a range of body parts and items.

Price: $89.95
Availability: All GoPro Stockists
Web: www.GoPro.com


TRIUMPH STREET TRIPLE USB FLASH DRIVE

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PLUG AND PLAY

For the man who maybe owns a Triumph or has always wanted one, now he can have one to carry around that will also solve his storage/portability issues at the same time.

The Triumph Street Triple retractable USB Flash Drive from Carlections features 8GB capacity and comes in white or black – plus its even has a flashing light.

The Street Triple USB is an official licensed product from Carlections, is a company based in Cheltenham, Victoria.

Price: $45.00 (free postage)
Availability: Check website or call 03-9585 5182
Web: www.carlections.com.au


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