So, Father’s Day is here, again, and when I complained to my wife about how I’d made a list of my ideas for motorcycle-related gifts only to discover that it almost exactly mimicked last year’s list, she said, “Remember, you’re providing a service. As a non-rider, I have no idea what to give you for Father’s Day.” My response to her was a simple, “You’re willing to spend more than $100 on me for Father’s Day!” Clearly, this buyer’s guide just became much more important.
So, what follows in an attempt to address – in alphabetical order – the varied needs of male motorcyclists with offspring – though they really apply to all riders, regardless of which bathroom they choose to relieve themselves in or whether they’ve successfully combined chromosomes with another human. Yes, there will be some overlap with previous lists of this type. Motorcyclists have simple needs…
Aerostich Courier Bag
Just like Dad, some classics never go out of style. The Aerostich Courier Bag is one of those motorcycle accessories. Triangular in cross-section, messenger bags wrap around your back and stay in position when riding, and this one is constructed of 1000-denier polyurethane-backed Cordura nylon, with a seamless bottom for maximum strength and durability. It also features a bright yellow reinforced PVC waterproof inner lining and a nifty inner pocket. The flap closes with a wide strip of hook and loop as well as adjustable side-release buckles to accommodate oversized loads. The over-the-shoulder strap adjusts easily with one hand, and a wide strip of 3M Scotchlite adds some conspicuity. This quintessential motorcycle bag comes in four sizes: Letter (9“×3.75”×9“/12”), Dispatch (12“×7”×12“/18”), Courier (12“×7”×18“/23”), Parcel (14“×9”×18″/26”). Color choices include: red, black, grey, hi-viz lime yellow, or blue. The retail prices range from $77-$117. Available from aerostich.com.