New gear highlights: September 6, 2019

New gear highlights: September 6, 2019

 ADAM PIGOTT

We’re serving up a slice of new gear pie for the first time this month. Sink your teeth into new kit from Dainese, DXR, Klim and Knox…

Dainese Speed Master D-Dry jacket

Dainese’s Speed Master D-Dry jacket offers an affordable sports-touring option.

The sporty looking Speed Master is equipped with Dainese’s own D-Dry waterproof membrane, and has an abrasion-resistant Cordura construction. A removable thermal jacket keeps you warm on colder rides, while button adjusters on the biceps and elbow and Velcro around the waist help you achieve the perfect fit.

Critical impact areas, such as the shoulders, have been reinforced with Dainese’s own durable D-Stone fabric, and CE shoulder and elbow armour is standard.

The Speed Master jacket is currently only available in black, but a black/fluo yellow and black/white/red option is due soon. It has launched at £269.99 in sizes 2XS-5XL.

Klim Dakar gloves

Klim’s Dakar riding range has been designed for off-roading, and the Dakar textile gloves round out the collection.

Their textile and corded nylon construction makes the Dakar gloves durable, but stretchy Lycra between each finger keeps them flexible too.

Silicone print on the palm, index and middle fingers give increased grip on the bike’s handlebars, while a there’s a reinforced thumb and knuckle.

The Dakar gloves come in black (pictured), red, tan, blue or orange/blue in sizes S-2XL. They’ve launched at £41.

Dainese Air Tourer textile jacket

We wrote about Dainese’s new Air Tourer summer jacket in our August 2 edition of New Gear Highlights. Since then, the brand has released it in a striking new colour, as well as a ladies version.

The new colour – which has a grey body with black arms and bright orange inserts on the sleeves – has launched at £219.99 in sizes 3XS-4XL. The Air Tourer has an abrasion-resistant Cordura construction, with mesh inserts on the arms, shoulders and back, but a thermal liner can be zipped in when the temperature dips.

CE-certified shoulder and elbow armour comes as standard, and there’s also a pocket for an optional Dainese G1 or G2 back protector.

A ladies option has also launched in black or black/fluo yellow in sizes 6-20 at £219.99.

Knox Studio Rucksack Mk2

Knox’s original Studio rucksack was so popular, it made it into the SBS Mag ‘Top 5 waterproof rucksacks’ guide.

The Studio Rucksack Mk2 has a 25-litre capacity and is constructed from 600-denier nylon with a fully waterproof backing. The bottom of the bag is made from leather, which has hard plastic studs to protect against wear.

Outside, the rucksack has three large water-resistant pockets, while the roll-top closure means whatever you put inside the main bag will stay dry.

The Knox Studio Rucksack Mk2 has launched at £74.99.

DXR Brapp Evo CE gloves

DXR have given their commuter-style short gloves a CE-approved makeover.

The Brapp Evo gloves now have the all-important CE approval to Level 1 of the glove standard. The mesh backhand means plenty of air can flow through, while a goatskin-reinforced palm adds durability. The index finger is touchscreen-friendly, and a neoprene cuff provides a tighter, more comfortable seal around the wrist.

The Brapp Evo CE gloves launch in black/white/red (pictured), black/red, black/fluo yellow and black/blue in sizes S-3XL at £29.99.