6 Useful Products For Your Next Motorcycle Trip

Compact, handy, and easy to carry.

Must-have motorcycle gear for your next ride.
Must-have gear for your next ride.©Motorcyclist

1. ALPINESTARS FORCE BACKPACK 25
Made for motorcyclists, the Force backpack's shoulder straps are designed to work with riding jackets and distribute weight evenly across the back. With plenty of internal and external pockets it's great for the daily commute or even touring. Snag one for $170. alpinestars.com

2. X-STREAM POD
A length of rope is always handy, but with the X-Stream pod, 12 feet of paracord is just the beginning. This compact, $23 fob dangler contains 15 useful items, including fishing line and tackle, a hacksaw blade, and more. aerostich.com

3. BISON CAPSULE HOOK
For just $7, this compact capsule will pay for itself the first time you lose your earplugs or get a headache when you're on the road. Use it to store whatever you want, safe in the knowledge that your stuff is stashed in a strong, waterproof container. bisondesigns.com

4. KERSHAW RATION
If you're heading out on a road trip, you know you need this. The Ration is just $8 and has a sizable spoon and a fork with tines that are actually long enough to be useful. It's also got a built-in bottle opener and readily clips to your pack or stashes in your camp kit. kershaw.kaiusaltd.com

5. GERBER GDC ZIP BLADE
Ask any Boy Scout and he'll tell you that a blade is an indispensable utensil. And with the Gerber Zip Blade you'll always have a cutting tool handy. This zipper-pull-size knife sports a small but effective 0.7-inch blade and costs $14. gerbergear.com

6. SOL MICRO LIGHT
Truly tiny, the SOL Micro Light is an LED flashlight that's ideal for clipping to your jacket or packing into your tool kit. Small enough to hold in your teeth while you plug a tire, the Micro light comes in a two-pack for $15. Batteries included! surviveoutdoorslonger.com

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