Summer 2022 Update
The turning of a season always brings opportunities for a fresh start and new adventures. MotoChic was in Mexico over Memorial Day weekend, where we found the perfect red accessory for the Lauren Sport bag to scoot around Cabo with! What are your plans for enjoying the warmer weather and longer summer days? Whether you’ll be traveling to far flung destinations or opting for short getaways, we’ve put together our list of our favorite, don’t leave home without Vacation Essentials.
MotoChic Vacation Essentials
THE LAUREN BAG
Whether using it as a tote bag or backpack, The Lauren Bag is the perfect travel companion! According to outdoor lover, avid motorcycle rider/instructor and crafter Jayne, “There’s a pocket for everything so everything can go in its place and is easy to find. The main area is large enough to hold anything I need for a day – or weekend – away.”Learn more aboutJayne and read thefull review of herLauren Bag, featured below in our “What’s In Your Bag?” segment.
Slip the Valerie bag in your luggage so you can have your essentials with you and be hands free anytime during your travels. Lightweight and compact, you can wear it 5 ways!
MOBILE PHONE LANYARD
Whether looking for directions, taking photos, or learning new languages, the MotoChic Mobile Phone Lanyard will help keep your phone within reach on every awesome adventure!
GLOWING FIELD CAPS
We’re happy to report that one of our hottest summer items is now back in stock! MotoChic Field Caps keepyou covered on sunny days or hidehelmet hair undercover any day! Easy to pack with a low profile and unstructured brim, these unisex hats are made from100%cotton twill are a real standout in the dark with embroidered glow-in-the-dark MotoChic logo andsignature gears.Shop now
COOLING BASE LAYER TOPS
Our Cooling Base Layer Topsfor men orwomenareanother powerful ally to your summer adventures. They’reingeniously constructed with technologically advanced SPF 50+ fabric to cool your body and reduce muscle fatigue while riding, biking, hiking, swimming, or doing any performance sport or exercise. Bonus: it packs extra light and dries 8x faster than cotton!
What’s in Your Bag?
This summer, we’re thrilled to share Jayne’s love story with her Lauren Bag and life on two wheels. So much so that she just received her re-certification to be a motorcycle instructor in Nova Scotia, where she recently moved.
When not riding or teaching, Jayne likes to get out and gopaddle boarding, kayaking, hiking or cycling.In winter, she loves to snowboard. With such an active life, can you believe she also finds time to knit, crochetand make jewelry? You can catch her doing that in the evenings or on days when the weather isn’t so good.
“I’ve had a love affair with motorcycles for as long as I can remember. So much so that at a very young age when my Sunday school teacher told us we should attend church every Sunday when we grew up, I responded resoundingly with “ I’ll be riding my motorbike around the country lanes and enjoying the life and scenery that God has given us. I think God would be happy with that.” I didn’t know anybody with a bike at that time so I don’t know where it came from.
A few years later my father bought a Honda 250 Super Dream. A whole 250 ccs! I was so excited because he would drop me off at my first job down twisty, rural roads in Wales on his way to work on it. I had the bug and started hanging around the local motorcycle store where I would admire the shiny bikes and dream.
Since then I have ridden all over Britain, a good deal of Europe, Canada and parts of the northern USA. I’ve owned mostly sports bikes from an insanely fun and maneuverable, although terribly unreliable RGV250 to the GSXR600 I ride now. The Triumph Tiger 800 that sits next to it is for exploring beyond the tarmac. Of all my bikes, the one I regret selling was a custom painted RD 500 two stroke that I rode all over Germany while stationed there.”
“Iqualified as a motorcycle instructor in Alberta and have been teaching there for over a decade. It’s so rewarding to teach new riders who have had little to no riding experience and see them come back after their first road ride with huge grins on their faces! I also think it’s important that these riders start with a course where they practice safe riding techniques.
The problem, especially on a sports bike it seems, is luggage. Never could find something that was functional and that looked good when I was off the bike. Everything I tried was cumbersome to carry around or just uncomfortable or restrictive on the bike.”
“When I first saw the Lauren bag, I was blown away by the functionality. The designer really understood the challenges of packing to ride. There’s a pocket for everything so everything can go in its place and is easy to find. The main area is large enough to hold anything I need for a day – or weekend – away.“
“I’ve had my Lauren bag for 4 or 5 years and used it almost every day on and off the bike.It’s held up to the abuse it has endured.Being stuffed with shopping bags, towels, flip flops, water bottles, rain gear, sweaters, my tablet, knitting – pretty much anything you can imagine.”
“It’s also comfortable “”and secure when riding. It doesn’t move around or impede control at all, which I love. It also happens to look stylish as a tote bag when a girl just has to look, well, like a girl 🙂.”
If you’re a fan of the exciting Isle of Mann TT races, a new book from moto journalist and artist Rachael Clegg celebrating its entire history and heritage is now available for pre-order!
Rachael Clegg: Book One (the Isle of Man TT), is a gorgeous coffee table book filled with artwork and photography celebrating the TT races, including images dating back to 1907 when the first one was held. Clegg is the daughter of a TT racer herself, which no doubt played a role in the direction of her career as an artist and motorcycle journalist in her own right.
Wishing you a joy-filledsummer and looking forward to seeing where you’ll be taking your MotoChic Gear next! Don’t forget to tag us on SM, at @motochicgear we LOVE to share your stories!