Back in 2013 when we decide to go around the world on motorcycle we just bought the bike and the rest of the equipment was looking for us too expensive, and even I can say at this moment not really important. Our only previous experience on motorbike was a trip for few months in India. There we rode a Royal Enfield with no helmets, with flip loops in step of boots, our backpacks attached with ropes to the bike, short pants and shirt.
The travel was so good and we liked so much that we decided to travel the whole world. We keep in our line and we really didn’t plan anything about gear, we only wanted to hit the road, we chose a destination, going east where the sun rise, and we started to travel.
At the beggining we had an open face helmet Iike the one you use for riding a scooter in the city, I had no gloves and no boots. Of course no any proper suits with protection for motorcycle.
Then as we were going farther and crossing countries we could face every possible weather conditions, some of them very extreme if you dare to travel with motorbike where you have no the protection that you can get in a car. The climate can change really fast and our bodies start suffering the consequences.
When we cross Pamir mountain we went into snow storms and ice roads, with no gloves, we were getting frozen and wet, the temperature dropped as low as -20ºC, we have monsoon rains in Indonesia, very strong winds in the hearth of Australia and an unbearable heat in Cambodia. Somehow we manage to arrive until Chile and then an accident end with Ivana´s leg bronken in two parts, in that moment we finally learned that if we want to successfully finish this travel project crossing all the continents we would need to worry about our own protection. After the surgery in her leg the brand REV´IT! contact us to offer us their support with suits and accessories for us. It was a great news, we just arrived to South Amercia and our plan was to arrive to Ushuaia, then all the way to Alaska and finally jump into Africa to travel this last continent from South Africa to Egypt.
If we could finally complete all this journey it was definitely because the REV´IT! gear.
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Before the travel we didn’t know the brands for motorcycle equipment. We made a bit research and then we understood REV´IT! is one of the best companies for biker clothing. We were so happy that finally we will have something good with us. We first receive the Sand 2 model, suits that could adapt to every kind of conditions and with those we cross South America. It has 3 layers that easy and fast you can remove and adapt to different weather. From the first day we could see the difference between traveling with or without the proper equipment.
We were using this suits every day, on the road but also using the jacket in the cities too, they have great design and they look nice even for casual moments.
For Alaska we could change to Defender PRO GTX and Neptune GTX, the Gore Tex models. After the traumatic experience of Pamir where cold and wet almost end with us we want the best protection. In Alaska we kept warm our bodies and we have completely different energy so we could enjoy more the amazing places we were visiting.
If you want to know more about this topic, you may be interested in the following posts:
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We never say is impossible to travel on motorbike without a good suits, but for sure the possibilities for your project end successfully are higher, and for sure you will suffer less. We had the experience of traveling without a good gear and with it, and after experience both we highly recommend to think about the gear you are going to wear.
If you are confuse for the gear you will need better for the area you plan to visit feel free to let your question in the comments and we will try to help you.