In the event of a motorcycle accident, the rider is exposed to a series of injuries that can be costly. In addition to the already widespread use of a helmet, a jacket, pants, gloves and special boots must be added to ensure the best protection. If we add to this the necessary caution when driving, accidents and their consequences will be less and less frequent.
It is important to emphasize the proper use of these safety elements so that they are effective. Among the most commonly used motorcycle safety elements, the most important is the helmet. Despite its widespread use, it is important to remember that the helmet must have specific characteristics in order to perform its task properly. It goes without saying that the helmet must meet the homologation requirements, which certify that the helmet meets all the requirements of the controlling Administrations.
We at Ecuador Bike Rental are always looking for our equipment to be of the best quality, for this reason we do not skimp in looking for the best implements so that our customers can travel safely.
Scorpion is a versatile helmet, it is prepared for on/off-road and can adapt to any type of riding. with the MIPS safety system, the Airfit system or the revolutionary TCT fiber fabric that avoids humidity and high temperatures.
It also brings numerous new features and various technologies.
- Kwikwick II, III and C: anti-microbial material that keeps you cold and dry in summer and warm in winter. These linings are easily removable and washable.
- Kwikfit: pads that allow the use of most glasses.
- Everclear: screens of the ScorpionExo range anti-fog, anti-scratch and with exclusive coating.
- Speedview: they have this retractable and anti-fog sun visor on both sides.
- Airfit: pads with inflation system to customize the size.
- Shock absorbers: some EXO helmets are manufactured in 4 different shell sizes and 6 inner EPS.
- TCT Compound: five interlocking and specially formulated layers of fiber, Aramid and organic poly-resin fibers.
- Ultra TCT Compound: new structure that allows for more gradual shock absorption.
- MIPS system: refined fit and ventilation, plus lighter construction.
The Joe Rocket Turbulent is an all-season textile jacket with an attractive price point, versatility and some pretty nifty features.
The outer shell of the jacket is water, wind and abrasion resistant treated polyester. The body of the jacket has a polyester mesh liner that creates an air gap between the body and jacket, plus a multiple venting system that works when the zippered thermal liner is removed.
The full-sleeve thermal liner with zipper and pocket has laser quilted taffeta with synthetic polyfill insulation, making Joe Rocket’s Turbulent jacket a cool to cold weather option. Add a long-sleeve inner layer, as I did, and it can handle downright chilly temperatures, even in windy weather.
The heavy-duty full front zipper is backed by a narrow storm flap, as well as the most impressive inner storm flap I’ve seen. It’s wide and has its own full-length zipper offset from the outer zipper to stop cold air infiltration from the main zipper.
The mao collar with snap closure has a comfortably soft neoprene padded top edge that matches the sleeve cuffs. The sleeves are equipped with cuff zippers, hook-and-loop adjustment tabs at the cuffs, three-position snap adjusters just below the elbows and zippered vents at the biceps.
The traditional external zippered handwarmer pockets on the Joe Rocket Turbulent motorcycle jacket are a practical way to carry cargo securely. On the left, there is an internal chest pocket between the external zipper and storm flap. To access the inner pocket, it is not necessary to unzip the storm flap. There is also a practical padded pocket with hook-and-loop flap closure on the lower back of the jacket.
The jacket allows great freedom of movement, which is aided by the articulated back expansion panels behind the shoulders. Night and low-light visibility is enhanced by reflective piping and shoulder logos.
Designed to offer good water resistance. They are comfortable and warm, with a thick lining but a looser than average fit.
Joe Rocket Dry Tech pants are made to match any jacket. The pant spec sheet uses Joe Rocket Rock Tex 600 Denier fabric with «Nano» treatment that is claimed to be «100 percent waterproof» while still being breathable.
The spec sheet for the Nano pants is nearly identical to that of the jacket; both use the same Joe Rocket Rock Tex 600 Denier fabric with «Nano» treatment that is claimed to be «100 percent waterproof» while remaining breathable.
The pants have a thick liner that can be removed at the top with a full-waist zipper. The liner provides excellent insulation and wind protection.
The pants include a CE-approved knee pad that can be placed in one of two positions. So the knee pad can be placed in the top pocket and fits properly.
Also included is a thick but slightly small hip pad on each side. These are removable and Joe Rocket says the material is «high density». At the back of the pants, below the waistband, is a thin «tail bone pad».
The pants feature nearly integral water-resistant zippers on the sides and a «melt-resistant» material on the inside of the lower legs. Reflective material in the shape of a checkerboard is also present on the lower leg.
CE certified and waterproof, the Forma Adventure boots implement a full leather chassis that claims to offer plenty of comfort and flexibility for riding and ADV riding.
So, we tested and reviewed several pairs of Forma Adventure boots and what follows, ladies and gentlemen, is our complete and detailed Forma Adventure boot review!
You can find the Forma Adventure boots under the alternative name «Forma Adventure Dry Boots,» which refers to the boots’ Drytex waterproof membrane and thus the boots’ waterproof design. In fact, the official name of the boots is «Forma Adventure Dry Boots».
The Forma Adventure boots achieve CE Level 2 certification in all three tests of the EN 13634:2017 standard: impact and abrasion resistance, impact resistance and transverse stiffness.
he CE Level 2 certification of Forma Adventure boots is the highest level of safety that can be objectively tested on any motorcycle boot and hyper-protective motorcycle boots such as the motocross-oriented Alpinestars Tech 7 and race-oriented Alpinestars SMX Plus boots. boots have also achieved this superb CE certification as protective motorcycle footwear.
Even better, Forma is transparent with the CE certification of its Adventure boots and the Italian company readily provides CE certification of its Adventure boots.
However, if you want ADV boots that are more comfortable when riding casually on your bike and when you’re off your bike riding around, then Forma Adventure boots are a better choice.