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Gear & Equipment Season 7

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16 February 2023

A brand new season of Itchy Boots Adventures and I am going back to Africa! Africa is a big continent and the weather conditions can vary drastically, depending on location and season. I am beginning this journey in Morocco, traveling south. Because it's still the middle of winter when I'm setting off, I'll be wearing warmer clothing than you might expect for Africa! 

In this blog I am sharing the gear & equipment that I'll carry with me this season.  

Clothing - REV'IT!

I've been wearing REV'IT! Motorcycle gear for years now and I am proud to be a REV'IT! Ambassador. For the past 2 years, I have been wearing their Dirt Series line of adventure clothing and I am in love with it. Made for adventure, these motorcycle clothes are extremely lightweight, strong and comfortable. I mainly like that they give me a lot more flexibility to move in when I'm off-roading. They are also CE certified and therefore safe to use on tarmac as well.

I am wearing the 'Proteus' protector body armor and Scram knee protection and on top of that, there is a variety of jackets and pants you can choose based on the temperature and climate you ride in. 

For Morocco and Mauritania, I was wearing either the red-black Jersey Trailblazer or the red Jersey Sierra on top of my body armour. Those matched best with the colors of my motorcycle!

As it was still winter in Morocco, I brought my black Jacket Component H2O. This is the same jacket I had with me in Canada and Alaska. This jacket is waterproof and kept me extra warm in the mountains. In case of serious torrential downpour, I am bringing the lightweight Smock Barrier

Now that I have reached Senegal and it is becoming much warmer, I am wearing the Jersey Scramble which is lighter and thinner to get more airflow while I am riding.

For season 7, I am wearing the camo grey Dirt Series Peninsula Pants which I first used for the Baja Rally. After a full 6 day desert race in Mexico the pants still look like brand new, so they're coming with me to Africa now! 

The same goes for my motorcycle boots. These are the Expedition Boots, I've had these in the last season too and they are still in perfect condition. 

I'll be carrying three different motorcycle gloves with me. Three, you say? I normally carry two pairs of gloves with me, so I always have spare gloves with me. I won't ride my motorcycle without gloves, so they are a very important piece of kit.

Given the possibility of snow in the Atlas Mountains and very cold temperatures, I brought the first REV'IT! battery powered heated gloves with me : the Liberty H2O Heated Gloves. Now that I'm over the mountains and have headed into the West African desert, I have swapped to summer gloves. Those are the grey Dirt Series Caliber gloves. On top of that, for season 7, I've added an extra pair of very thin gloves in case of extreme heat. They are so small and light that they barely take up any space! Those are the red Dirt Series Massif gloves

During the 2022 Baja Rally, I rode with a neck brace because of the extra danger that comes with a desert race. Like with most of my protective equipment, I get used to it so quickly that riding without it afterwards just feels wrong. That's why I decided to keep my neck brace  and also wear it for my Season 7 adventures!

Helmet - Arai

You know what they say: Don't change a winning team! Like all previous seasons, I'm riding with the Arai Tour X-4. I strongly believe in the Arai values where safety is always the first priority. That's why I've even become an Arai Ambassador two years ago. Motorcycling can be a dangerous sport and the helmet is simply the most important piece of your personal safety gear.

For this season, I'll be proud to wear a new Tour X-4 with a custom design. With this incredible design I am ready to take on Africa! 

Like several seasons before this, I am still happy with the extra goggle set up on my helmet. I've again installed a quick release system so I can easily unclip my goggles. 


Luggage System - Mosko Moto

Ever since I switched from aluminum panniers to soft luggage, I've never looked back. Now I simply can't imagine all the extra weight that goes with aluminum panniers and pannier racks!

For years in a row now, I have been adventuring with the Reckless 80 Mosko Moto bags. In the world of soft luggage, I don't think any brand understands this better than Mosko Moto. Their gear is just the smartest and toughest! 

The total volume that I carry in the Reckless 80L Revolver (V3.0) is 84 liters : 2 Drybags of 25 liter each,1 Stinger 22L mailbag, 2 removable 4L dry bags and 2 small 2L Molle pouches. 

For a Tankbag, I am using the Hood tank bag (V1.2) again. Inside of it, I have a GIVI USB charging station which is connected to the motorcycle battery so I can charge small devices.

That's it - the most important pieces of gear and equipment that I am using in this season. Compared to previous seasons, I am also working with new cameras and drone equipment, which I talk more about in my Itchy Boots Academy. So if you are serious about film making and motorcycle vlogging - check out this page for more information! 



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Hi I just wanted to know what kind of air compressor you use on your tires? It looks good. Safe travels!

Jillyd64  | 

Hi Noraly. Really glad to see you are making such good use of the Insta360 X3 mounted on your crash bar. Great action shots of Alaska being loaded on and off those boats. I love using the Insta360 One R 360 camera as it allows selection of the views in post processing.

Andy  | 

. Hey Nora. I never seen nobody put their bike on a boat like you do like you have over the years. That is cool you always find a way to do it. That cemetery on the island was different I ain't never seen that before no disrespect but wasn't it kind of creepy. A couple of years ago I flew to Hawaii and rented a bike and rode around on the big island. Hey no matter what have fun right around on that island be safe and I'll see you in the next video. Later gator 🐊😎👍

David55  | 

Ciao Noraly, bellissimo il tuo viaggio in Africa soprattutto il passaggio sul Grande Atlante in Marocco. Sei veramente tosta!
Ho preso il navigatore Xenarc RT71 ma non trovo il giusto supporto per la moto: ho anch’io CRF 300 Rally l’ho presa dopo aver visto i tuoi filmati….. tu che supporto hai montato.Bonne route! Grazie. Armaduk

Armaduk  | 

Hey Nora. Sunday's episode 29 pretty awesome very interesting I ain't never seen that place before. We use nicknames around here hope you don't mind I call you Nora. Glad to see you got your bike all squared away now you can do some serious riding. I was wondering if I could get a autographed picture of you your bike and your gear for my shop wall? Be safe take care and I will see You in the next video. Later gator 🐊😎.

David55  | 

Does anyone know the title of music in S7/E12 starting at 6:36? I have used every app to identify the music. It's incredible!

Thank you

PE  | 

Hi Noraly
We have been following your adventures since you started out in India all those years ago.
Being in dusty environments have you thought of filling petrol through another filter.

They do filters for specific bikes (CRF250 is on their list) or a filter that is used at the pump.
Ride safe
Tom and Kathy

Sanqhar  | 

Happy Birthday Noraly! How did you get the air view solo [s7-e14]?
Did you use a follow drone? Or did you have a helper?

DaveRu  | 

Happy Birthday, Noraly! I habitually watch your videos and follow your progress. You are going places where I could only dream. I hope all is well with you and please post another video so we all know you are OK. Safe travels!

donamillion  | 

I am disappointed that I cannot find out which drone you are using. I am 80 years old and do not plan on any vlogging. I fly drones and own several. I was just curious which one you use without buying an academy blog that I will never use. My guess is you use either a DJI Mini3 for the light weight and great camera and features or the DJI Mavic 3 Pro with the new 3 camera system which gives you so many more features with zoom and cinematic excellence.

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