New gear highlights: May 8, 2020

New gear highlights: May 8, 2020

 JOE DICK

Nothing can stop exciting new bike gear coming through our doors. We’ve rifled through and picked our highlights, from adventure luggage to sporty jackets…

Kriega Trail 9 Adventure backpack

Kriega are highly rated for incredible quality luggage and for 2020 the firm release a new adventure-focused backpack range.

The Trail 9 teams a four-litre main compartment with extra space for a two-litre or 3.75-litre hydration pack, which is sold separately. An outer storage net provides handy additional storage space for gloves.

The backpack utilises Kriega’s Quadloc-Lite harness, which transfers the weight from the shoulders to the chest and body to make life more comfortable.

It’s made from abrasion-resistant Cordura and Hypalon – a synthetic rubber.

Mesh panels on the back of the backpack ensures air continues to flow around the rider’s body, while reflective panels on the harness aid visibility in low light.

The Trail 9 backpack is available in black, lime or orange and launches at £139. An 18-litre version is also available with an RRP of £189.

Klim Traverse Gore-Tex CE textile jacket

Klim’s lightweight Traverse touring textile jacket receives a CE-approved makeover for 2020.

Unlike the outgoing model, which was aimed at riders who wanted to wear the jacket over off-road armour, the Traverse jacket now comes with shoulder and elbow armour. An optional back protector can also be added.

The nylon outer is reinforced with Cordura in key areas, and is backed by a Gore-Tex membrane for waterproofing. A fixed internal mesh liner lets air circulate.

Three outer pockets and one inner pocket provide plenty of space to carry items, while reflective detailing keeps riders visible at night.

The Traverse CE launches in grey, grey/yellow and black/blue at £400 in S-2XL.

Bull-It Bobber Skinny Covec jeans

Protective riding jeans continue to evolve and Bull-It’s latest offerings deliver AA levels of CE approval from a single layer of denim.

On top of that, the Bobber Skinny Covec jeans have a mesh lining to isolate the skin from contacting the outer layer, which is proven to help in the event of an accident.

Elasticated sections at the rear of the waist and above each knee bring flexibility from a material that’s has Bull-It’s abrasion-resistant Covec material woven into it.

Add in flexible, soft CE Level 2 (the highest) armour at the hips and knees, with the latter being height-adjustable to suit different leg lengths, and the Bobber Skinny jeans deliver a very high specification.

The skinny-fit jeans are available in blue as well as the black in our photographs here, and there are waist sizes from 28in-38in. All waist sizes have a choice of short, regular or long leg and the launch RRP is £149.99.

Furygan Atom textile jacket

The latest in a line of airbag-compatible jackets from Furygan has launched.

The Atom sporty textile can be worn with Furygan’s Fury airbag, which is sold separately. To connect the two, the included thermal liner on the inside of the jacket is removed, and the airbag is installed in its place using the zips.

Elsewhere, the Atom jacket benefits from a waterproof membrane, D3O Level 1 shoulder and elbow armour and ventilation zips on the sleeves.

The Atom jacket launches at £169.99 in black/red at £169.99 in sizes S-4XL. A black/white option as well as a vented version of the Atom jacket is coming soon.

Furygan Jet D3O gloves

Furygan’s roots are in gloves and that class is evident in their latest urban shorties.

The Jet D30 gloves are CE-approved to the basic level, including the D3O soft knuckle protection that’s embedded in a flexible textile backhand section.

The leather palm is reinforced at the heel and the fourchettes between all fingers are made from stretch fabric for flexibility and cooling.

Neoprene fabric around the base of the forehand makes them easier to put on and keeps things flexible while riding.

They’re available in all-black, black/white or the black/red scheme in our pictures.

Sizes are S-3XL and the launch RRP is £39.99.