when you go into Union Garage you know they know what they're talking about. Everyone that works there rides a motorcycle at least. UG is a highly curated shop that carries the intersection of the best gear with the best design and style. If it doesn't protect you, they don't carry it.
What can you say about a company founded by motorcycle riders that makes products out of their personal necessity. When you try on on of their jackets, pants or apparel you'll know what I mean, they're made by riders for riders, comfort, strength and style are in their DNA.
REV'IT! GLOVES & BOOTS
We've been wearing Rev'it's gloves for years in all their incarnations. Summer, Winter, light and heavyweight styles. They have never let us down. Their design, engineering, quality control are bar none. Read more about what and why we picked the Discover boot and Dirt 2 Gloves.
When it comes down to safety no one does it better than Schuberth. Based on the acclaimed C3 they released a new version of the E1 which has everything we need for on-road/off-road trip like this. Modular, great aerodynamics, comfort, and amazing ventilation for the hot south american days.
It's been now 6 years since I was able to start learning on how to work on motorcycles. With this trip always on the back of my head I knew being able to troubleshoot on the road was very important to not be stalled by a flat, a tire change or a simple electrical problem. Peter Boggia has mentored me all the way.