Aerostich/RiderWearHouse And Touratech USA - Adventure-Touring Accoutrements

Traveling Kit For The Road Less Traveled

You could canvas every outdoor outfitter, sporting-goods outlet and Army/Navy surplus store in a tri-state area to equip yourself for this adventure-touring business. But for those who'd rather ride than shop, pick up catalogs from Aerostich/Riderwearhouse (www.aerostich.com) and Touratech USA (www.touratech-usa.com) and blow a huge hole in your VISA card with one simple transaction.

We went the Touratech route on this mission, essentially because their 770-page catalog has more ways to escape the corporate stalag than Virgil Hilts. I insist on using my old Moonstone Muir Trail down sleeping bag and Thermarest camp mattress, but here are a few new bits to help create your own little rough country Kasbah.