New gear highlights: June 21, 2019

New gear highlights: June 21, 2019

 SIMON LEE

This week’s pick of new gear highlights includes something old, some things new and even something blue…

Alpinestars Twin Ring leather gloves

MotoGP related kit is always popular and the new Marc Marquez Alpinestars collection continues to deliver the goods.

The new Twin Ring gloves (named after his Honda team’s home circuit in Japan) are a new variation on Alpinestars’ year-old SP-2 V2 gloves, this time in Marquez’s red and white colours with his racing number ‘93’ on the top.

The gloves are made from goat hide with plastic knuckle protection and Level 1 CE-approval for safety.

A perforated leather backhand, fingers and wrist allow air to flow easily, while stretch panels on the base of each finger and thumb give maximum flexibility.

The Twin Ring gloves have launched in red/black/white (see images) or black/red at £119.99 in sizes S-3XL.

Vemar Taku

Vemar’s entry-level motocross helmet receives four new colourschemes for this year, including this eye-catching matt purple/teal design.

The Taku has a plastic shell, with a wide viewport that accommdates goggles for off-roading. One large chin vent coupled with two exhaust ports on the back help you stay cool while tackling the dirt.

The new colours – matt bronze/white, navy/white, matt black/white and matt purple/white have all launched at £119.99 in sizes XS-2XL.

Weise Matrix leather gloves

Weise’s new sand-coloured Weise Matrix gloves have landed to augment their heritage collection.

The gloves are made from full-grain leather, which has a soft, suede feel. Textile inserts on the fingers and wrist aid flexibility, while an elastic fastening strap gives you extra adjustment.

The Matrix gloves launch at £59.99 in sizes S-3XL, with two colour options – sand (pictured) or black.

Alpinestars Tailwind Air waterproof jacket

Alpinestars’ newest touring jacket lets you continue your journey no matter what the weather.

Vent panels are arranged over the front, arms and back of the Tailwind Air jacket, but underneath lies a removable waterproof membrane to take you through the wet weather.

The new jacket is ready to take the Alpinestars Tech-Air Street airbag system (available separately), which can be zipped in and its status monitored through an LED light display on the left forearm.

Accordion panels on the elbows and down the backs of the shoulders and arms increase flexibility, while popper buttons on the arms and a strap around the waist help you get a closer, more accurate fit.

The Tailwind has launched in red/black (pictured), dark grey or black in sizes S-3XL at £329.99.