2015 $250-$500 Holiday Gift Guide

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By Tom Roderick

If your fiscal power of gift giving exceeds our previous $0-$50, $50-$100, and $100-$250 Holiday Gift Guides, we want to be your friend. For the platinum crowd, John Burns is providing the above $500 Gift Guide next week, and I’d like to preemptively befriend those folks, too. The following is more than just some random gift guide, it’s my personal Christmas wish list, so I put more effort into this than I would for a gift guide I didn’t stand to benefit from. I hope my current and future family and friends are paying attention.

Bell Qualifier DLX $229.95

The first product is a little below this list’s $250 threshold, so to make up for the discrepancy, I’ll be accepting $21 checks. The Qualifier DLX is a new model helmet from Bell and at $229 it seems to be a great bargain. Not only does it come in some awesome paint schemes like the Devil May Care Matte version above, but it is also outfitted with a Transitions Adaptive Faceshield – our 2012 choice for Best New Product Honorable Mention. View this lid and others at BellHelmets.com.

Held Race-Tex Gloves $265


To be honest, I already own a pair of these gloves, and have been reviewing them for a while. The review is taking longer than normal because the Held Race-Tex gloves are lined with Gore-Tex and meant to be waterproof, performance gloves for sportbike riders. If you haven’t heard, SoCal’s been without rain for a while, so evaluating their wet-weather performance has proven difficult. Otherwise, these gloves are awesome. Even with perforation they make excellent spring and fall gloves as the Gore-Tex lining adds the perfect amount of warmth during cooler temperatures. And, every Held glove I’ve ever owned has been my …read more

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