Lifestyle: Gear

New year fixes for discerning riders

Where to spend your Christmas cash

Didn’t quite get what you were after at Christmas? Console yourself by spending some of that cash from the relatives on one of these specially selected gifts.

1. Immerse Plus VR Headset

Get the Thumbs Up from your riding buddies with this VR viewer which will make the best film rides almost as good as being there… well we did say almost.
The unit, compatible with most 4-6 inch smartphones, brings 3D movies, videos and games to life through most free VR apps.

It would work especially well with FTR’s 360 degree ride out film.

2. The London Sock Company

No self respecting rider with a modicum of style should be without a present from the London Sock Co.
Get ready for next year’s Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride with bright, colourful socks or suave pocket squares from the new start up.

Their ‘Simply Sartorial Collection’ starts at £12 and comes in a range of vibrant colours to match the personality and assured style of your bike.

Comfort and durability are the watchwords here as only the highest quality Scottish Lisle cotton yarns are used.

3. Triumph Mugs

Fancy a hot one in between the sweat and tears of the workshop? Then try this pair of new shape ceramic latte mugs… one for you and one for the non-rider in your life so everyone’s happy this Christmas.

The classic illustration dusted down from a Hinckley archive instruction manual features a sliding timescale of service schedules for your pride and joy.

4. Finisterre, Rite in the Rain

Any notebook which comes with aftercare instructions that recommend you “wipe clean with a damp cloth” has to be included in any trip’s inventory.
Outdoor company Finisterre have worked with waterproof notebook specialists ‘Rite In The Rain’ to create the very first Cold Water Surf Journal, but it’s equally at home on the road.
The notebook, which has a Polydura recycled cover and non-synthetic recyclable, waterproof paper pages, includes guides to food and layering systems, and much more.

5. Mens Watch Gift Set

Time flies, so make sure you look good when you’re keeping track of it with this black dial beauty.

A stainless steel case with a polished IP Gun plating add to its rugged looks while interchangeable straps complement the versatility of the piece, which is water resistant to 5 metres.

6. Mens Grooming Gift Set

Too busy to spend time scouring the shops for those cheeky presents for yourself this Christmas? Then why not let someone else do it?
TOPPBOX introduce their customers to great grooming products from top brands, all personalised each month to ensure you don’t end up with beard oil when you’re clean shaven.

7. Triumph Leather Weekend Bag

Something for the weekend? Try this 100% leather weekend bag with antique copper metal trims.
Triumph’s design team have used the stitching on leather jacket shoulder and elbow panels as their inspiration for the styling and we think it works well.

8. Cravat Club

It might be quite a few months away, but it’s never a bad idea to start prepping for the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride 2017.

We reckon this Cravat Club of London mulberry silk day cravat (Ascot tie) in carmine red with brilliant white polka dots would fit the bill any day of the year.

9. P&Co Triumph Bonneville Bobber Collection

Not sure what to do with any leftover lucre after Christmas and the new year?
Hold tight… a new collaboration between Triumph and clothing and accessories designers P&Co is set to celebrate the launch of the new Bobber.

The guys behind the web-based company, who we featured here on FTR, have created wallets and other as yet unnamed kit bearing the iconic frame of the hot-rod inspired classic in the collection available from January.