Planning for a trip? A long run up the mountain or hitting the road will require some well thought preparation. Especially for long distance and world travelling. When in Thailand and Indonesia I kept noticing the simple things that I wish I have had ready to go!

Back at home in Canada these things were handy and gave me a great time on the trails and on my electric motorcycle! Having the right gear will give you the comfort and fun that is around every corner.

Here are our Top 10 best tips for how to prepare for a trip. Each item is linked to reliable sources to easily check off your list of must haves for the perfect ride!



Active Wear and Thermal Layers


Men’s HEROBIKER Cotton Thermal Underwear Set

  •  Thermal Underwear is Made of Premium Silky Soft Lining for Excellent Comfort and Warmth in Cold Weather.
  • Breathable and moisture wicking fabric is perfect to keep sweat away and dry fast, perfectly repels odors and unpleasant smells left behind from sweat.
  • These long johns set for cold weather. Idea for all kinds of indoor/outdoor activities, such as cycling, skiing, climbing, running, snowboarding, yoga, fitness body training etc.



Women’s FITEXTREME MAXHEAT Performance Set


• Thermal Underwear is Made of Premium Silky Soft Fleece Lining for Excellent Comfort and Warmth in Cold Weather
• Four way stretch Compression FITEXTREME Warm Wear is designed for Freedom of Movement and to keep your Body Looking Slimmer
• Excellent for Thermal Retention, Sweat Wicking and Quick Dry, Light Weight, and High Quality, enhanced movement with slimmer Fit construction and Ideal warmth performance




Przewalski Men’s Thermal Cycling Jacket

  • 90% Polyester, 10% Elastane, Imported. Warm & Windproof: Brushed fleece inner liner always guarantee the warmth. Wind resistant lined collar and storm cuff design protects you from the cold or wind, brings an unprecedented wearing experience while biking.
  • Breathability: Breathable fabric under the arms and on the back of the bicycle jacket. It provides great ventilation and wicks moisture and perspiration away from the body effectively.
  • Pockets: 2 elastic pockets on the back, and 1 zip-up chest pocket for storage. High quality SBS brand zipper is sturdy, it barely breaks or gets stuck when you zip up or down even with strong strength.
  • Reflective: Shinny brand logo, and reflective stripe on back pocket and front chest pocket create a safety barrier by reflecting light like a mirror, high visibility, keep you safe while at night.




Neleus Men’s Compression Baselayer Athletic T shirts

  • 85% Polyester / 15% spandex, Machine Washable. Made in USA or Imported, Elastic closure.
  • Order usual size for Compression Fit; Order one size smaller than usual wear for Extreme Compression Fit. Non abrasion fabric material with excellent elasticity and durability.
  • Train hard and stay dry in this lightweight men’s short-sleeved training shirt. Dri-FIT Max fabric & Moisture Transport System wicks sweat & dries fast.




Icyzone Workout Tops for Women – Racerback Tank tops

  • 95% Polyester 5% Spandex. Lightweight, stretchy, moisture-wicking power fabric keep you cool and dry
  • Banded crew neckline make sure it’s stretchy and tag-free neck label offers you the maximum comfort
  • Racerback style with bound edges and flatlock seams
  • Heathered Workout running yoga fitness tank top
  • Perfect tank top for yoga, exercise, fitness, gym, running, any type of workout or everyday use. icyZone active wear combine fashion, function and performance




Russell Men’s Athletic Cotton Performance Shorts

  • Fabric types vary: Black Heather: 50% Cotton/50% Polyester, Oxford: 53% Polyester/47% Cotton, For all other colors: 100% Cotton
  • Imported.
  • Machine Wash.
  • Quick-dry cotton athletic short with covered elastic waistband featuring interior drawstring.
  • Inseam 8″.



Champion Women’s Jersey Shorts

  • 100% Cotton; Oxford Grey: 90% Cotton, 10% Polyester; Granite Heather: 60% Cotton, 40% Polyester
  • Imported
  • Machine Wash
  • Lightweight cotton jersey fabric keeps you comfortable
  • Tag-free elastic waistband and adjustable drawcord for a custom fit
  • Slight slits at leg opening for a feminine look


QANSI Men’s Ultra Lightweight Mesh Shoes

  • Fabric sole
  • Fashion knitted mesh upper for ultra-lightweight support and breathability can maximizes the upper surface,let your foot always keeps dry and cool.
  • Cushioned insole and breathable lining give you exceptional support and optimize the unique properties of every touch and push.
  • Comfortable shoes and fashion unique durable, safe environmental protection material, arch support insole gives the midfoot the best support when you move.
  • Flexible outsole gives the foot maximum range in movement.Classic low-top sneaker featuring three-eyelet lace-up closure for easy on and off.




Nike Women’s Flex Trainer 7 Shoes

  • Synthetic
  • Imported
  • Rubber sole
  • Shaft measures approximately low-top from arch
  • Mesh upper provides lightweight breathability
  • Cables in the forefoot provide a locked-down fit
  • Traction pattern allows for flexible grip in every direction
  • Injected unit sole (IU) material provides lightweight, flexible cushioning
  • Padded sandwich mesh tongue provides ventilation and helps reduce lace pressure on top of the foot


Safety Equipment

Now for safety and security, a good helmet, gloves, and bike lock is needed. Here’s our top recommendations for keeping safe and avoiding preventable injury and loss of property in the event of a wipe out or a thief trying to get lucky in the area.


Base Camp NEO Mountain Bike Helmet

  • NEO is a modern, comfortable, and feature packed MTB helmet made specifically for trail riding, it’s the perfect choice for aspiring off-road adventurers.
  • The NEO offers optimal cranial coverage and security by cradling the occipital bone for full protection, which translates to more confidence on rough, technical terrain.
  • Built with 18 large vents for maximum ventilation, this all-new helmet gives you everything you need to conquer enduro or all-mountain terrain in a comfortable, lightweight package.
  • Suitable for Head Circumferences from 22.5 to 24.5 inches(57-62cm), it fits most standard adult sizes thanks to the SH-18 Fit System.
  • Visor is adjustable and removable.Please measure your circumference above eye brows with a tape measure or string to get your head size and make the right purchase.



FerDIM Skateboard / Bike/ Scooter Helmet

  • FerDIM Helmets are only sold by “FerDIMDirect”, they provide safe products and fast shipping (Fulfilment by Amazon), do not buy from other sellers.
  • Materials: Skateboard helmet is made of strong ABS plastic shell and shock absorbing EPS foam liner, protect your head effectively. Certified to CPSC safety standards.
  • Vent Design & Removable Lining: With 11 large vent openings apply to the scooter helmet for good ventilation to keep your head cool during intense use; You can easily remove the inner lining and wash away any sweat after one day using.
  • Skateboard helmet with adjustable straps allow to personalize the fit to your head easily, quick release buckle, easy to take off and take on.
  • The skate helmet Ideals for skateboarding, scooter, skate, biking, long boarding, inline skating, roller skating, hoverboard, climbing and so on.
  • 3 Size: S: 20.1-21.3 inches ( 51-54CM ) , M: 21.3-22.4 inches ( 54-57CM ), L: 22.4-23.6 inches ( 57-60CM ).



GEARONIC TM Bike and Motorcycle gloves – Half finger

  • 100% brand new and highest quality heavy duty material.
  • Super durable abrasion palm material with Foam pad.
  • Breathable mesh back and elasticized microfiber for the most comfortable fit. Separate friction Padded foam pads. Specially designed to provide comfortable compression and support to fingers and palm.
  • Suitable for casual biking or professional cycling, MTB, bicycling, bikes, gym and a wide range of sports activities. Fingerless open thumb design. Anti Shock Slip padding. Large and small sizes available for men & women. Machine wash safe. Great accessories for mountain biking, road cycling, summer and winter sport.
  • Size available for Men, Women, and kids. Also available in full finger.



Via Velo U Lock, 14mm Shackle w/10mm Cable

  • Via Velo bike U-lock with hexagonal PVC cover resists corrosion from water, dust and dirt to prolong the life of your lock. All-weather performance means peace of mind and better security
  • ️ The bike lock with thickness(including rubber casing) :14mm,250mm x 150mm U shack to lock and go! Locking your bike and your wheels with 10mm x 180cm cable, fast and easy with our quick, no-hassle system. Great bike safety tool
  • 2 keys for just in case. One of them you can take and use everyday and the other you can leave at home in case your fist goes missing.
  • Convenient high-quality mounting bracket means your lock goes with you, Our bracket is suitable for bike tube:20-42mm. 


Abus 410 Ultra U Lock

  • Double locking shackle body for unparalleled strength and security
  • Innovative soft touch housing cover prevents damage to paint
  • Shackle, body, and supporting elements made from temper hardened steel for cut and torsion resistance
  • Pass-through shackle provides anti-twist protection
  • SH 34 bracket mounts easily to frames with a 24-35mm diameter




Glasses Fit for Riding

You’re almost there! Now you need a good pair of glasses. Depending on the glare of the sun or none at all, these will also protect your eyes from incoming particles or debris in the air.


Torege Polorized Unisex Sports Sunglasses

  • Four interchangeable Lenses: All the lens 100% UV400 protection coating, blocks 100% harmful UVA & UVB Rays. Restore true color, eliminate reflected light and scattered light,make the scenery more clear and soft and protect eyes perfectly. The colorful lenses work all around, yellow is for night activities, clear is for cloudy, black one is polarized for driving and other activities.
  • Cool Rimless jacket frame design enables clear lower vision field. Lightweight design is ideal for motorcycle and cycling bicycle, driving, running, fishing, racing, skiing, climbing, trekking or other outdoor activities. Fashion and stylish design, with rich color combinations of frames and lens. Polycarbonate lens and frames are impact, scratch resistant, durable and unbreakable.
  • Soft Rubber Nose pad



RIVBOS Polarized Sports Sunglasses

  • High Grade SWITZERLAND TR 90 Material Frame:Super Lightweight, Stylish and Durable; Dimension-Lens height: 40 mm (1.57 inches); lens width: 64mm (2.52 inches); leg length: 140 mm (5.51 inches); nose bridge:30 mm ( 1.18 inches); frame length:140 mm (5.51 inches).
  • TAC Polarized and Mirror Coating Lens- Offer 100% UVA & UVB Protection against the sunlight filtering 100% of all UVA/UVB/UVC and Harmful Blue Light Up to 400 nm. Restore true color, eliminate reflected light and scattered light and protect eyes perfectly.
  • Package & Accessories: Each RIVBOS Sunglasses are Packed in Hard Protection Portable Case and Colour Box, Pouch/Strap/Cleaning Cloth included.


Sweet! All you are missing is a good backpack. This will hold your lunch, accessories, and valuables safe and dry en route to your destination. Some are waterproof and other are not, but here we will only highlight high quality weatherproof bags that can stand the test of the rider.


Mubasel Gear Insulated Hydration Backpack w/ 2L BPA free Bladder

  • Included 70-Ounce (2 Liter) BPA FREE FDA APPROVED food grade hydration bladder, test report will be sent to your e-mail
  • Fully insulated with the insulated bladder compartment, your drink can be kept cool for up to 5 hours, that’s cool!
  • Includes 3 storage compartments that will fit your clothes, keys, purses, phones etc. the front stretch mesh pockets allows you to pack even more on your hike
  • 100% leak-proof design -The opening is large design, you will never be bothered to dry the bladder as the screw one, just bottom up, it will dry itself, with click in connection instead of traditional screw one, it will never get loose and causing leakage




Time to Roll Out!

Having the right gear will ensure safety and fun on your trip no matter where it takes you. Every path in life is a journey, so make the most of it by being prepared! Be safe and take care of each other on the roads and trails!

All gear listed above met or exceeded our standards for quality, price and availability. You can find these on with tons of other great gear. We have also posted our Top 10 Best Cycling & Motorcycle Glasses in 2019 up to help you find the right pair for the summer season and the rest of the year to come.

Leave a comment below to share your thoughts or if you have any questions!


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  1. Reply

    Riding a bycicle is very dangerous where I live, but it is getting better. More bike paths have been made and drivers are paying more attention now (I live in Los Cabos, Mexico). I love riding a bike, and seeing these articles (the helmet, gloves, and backpacks) it makes me realize that I would love to take it up again. The Mubasel Gear Insulated Hydration backpack looks like a good one to have. The Seibertron Dirtpaw racing gloves also look great. I like the products you recommend. They are exactly what I need for when I am ready to start riding my bike again. So, I am definitely bookmarking this page.

  2. Flavio


    Hello I’m from Brazil and I live in Boston, and it’s great to know about these clothes for the cold. Sometimes it’s very cold here. Last Saturday I went to the beach and the water was cold, do you recommend some kind of clothes so I can get in the water without freezing? Lol. Your information will be useful to me because the summer is coming and I am starting (again) the exercises outside the gym. So I’ll prepare myself. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Shashwat .Prakash


    Woah!! That’s a ton of products. I didn’t quite give cycling much importance. But I guess I should start doing so for health concerns. I’m sure these products will come handy soon. I’ll bookmark it and will surely come back. i really liked the shorts cause I love loose wear. Well, thanks for sharing!

    • admin


      Anytime Shashwat! Come back when you have more questions or need insights on these products – we’re here to help!

      – Rowan @ Radical Electric Bikes

  4. Todd Matthews


    I love those compression athletic t-shirts. If they compare well to Under Armour, which I usually wear during workouts and hikes, I’d go for the Neleus brand over them any time, simply due to the cost-effectiveness. Overall, you have a good checklist for people of all types of activities. I love the jackets, too, and have a couple of them that I wear often in the cooler months, which I can’t wait for! 

    • admin


      Me too! I also enjoy the thermal layers for the winter or during a cold rainy day in Vancouver. Under Armour has some competition now and isn’t the only player with decent clothes and accessories anymore so it’s good that other companies can bring the price down to a more affordable level for everyone.

      I recommend you look at our Top 10 Best Cycling & Motorcycle Glasses in 2019 for the summer season and the colder months to follow so you are fully prepped for Fall and Winter!

      – Rowan @ Radical Electric Bikes

  5. Gomer


    Except for the shorts and sleeveless athletic T-shirts, I need all these for my motorcycling. They are on my own checklist, although I seldom complete them, I make sure I got the most important ones before I set out on a long travel here in hot tropical Philippines. 

    Here in my country, we usually buy items online in a website that’s serving the local market here in Southeast Asia. So, it is only now that I will try buying from Amazon. So, I’d like to know if I found out that the cycling jacket or the thermal underwear set that I have ordered do not fit well with my body, can they be shipped back to the Amazon and request for replacement? 

    • Rowan McLeod


      There should be an exchange available if they do not fit, I’m not sure if they will charge you a fee to ship it back to them though. Since I live in Canada I do not know what the deal would be regarding this.

      I recommend calling Amazon Support before you have made your order to confirm what their exchange policy is, each supplier might be different so confirm this and if you are comfortable purchasing the product, there should be nothing to worry about!

      – Rowan @ Radical Electric Bikes

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