T.A.D. Gear

If you are having trouble shopping for the perfect gift for your dual sport riding, adventure loving man/woman, then you may want to try and take a field trip down to T.A.D. Gear in San Francisco, down in the neighborhood known as the Dogpatch.

"It is T.A.D. Gear's objective to design and produce the world's finest apparel and equipment for the wilderness, travel, exploration, professional field applications, or whatever challenging context the user chooses. "

The jacket on the left is actually made for women, known as the "TAD Gear Stealth Hoodie". It's a very fitted, narrow cut, perfect for women looking for more than just your ordinary hoodie.

Features : Our award winning Shark Skin Classic Soft Shell for cooler-cold temperatures is now available for women. Made in smaller, controlled qty, custom quality batches in the USA. 4 panel construction alpine cut for superior fit. Signature Low Profile AERO Hood with HRUF stowing system. Full venting pit zips. ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 8 total pockets: 2 large chest pockets. 2 interior stash pockets inside main chest pockets. Lower back dual zippered "Duck Pocket". 2 upper sleeve pockets w/ 4"x4" Velcro loop swatches for Moral Patches. 1 smaller ID pocket on lower left sleeve. :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: YKK Covert Zippers. Double reinforced elbows with internally access pad slots for our TPro pads (*Cut down to fit). Die cut YKK Velcro cuff adjustment tabs with half elastic cuffs. New double needle stitched sleeve pocket construction. Bias cut hem. Draw cord bottom hem. Optional Pen Tube, removable w/ Velcro hook back & pull tab. Colors: Black. Sizes: S, M, L, XL. Price: $182

If you go to your nearest NorthFace, you can buy something like the Women's Apex Paradigm Jacket for $199. And you only get 2 pockets! The Stealth Hoodie even has pockets for you to put in TPro armor. Not that I'm advocating riding with just this jacket and nothing else, but certainly it would go well under a jacket that has no armor.

They also sell an array of outdoor necessities such as survival knives, waterproof otter boxes, titanium sporks, SureFire flashlights and anything/everything you can think of to survive in a post apocalyptic world.  I'd say it's more of a disneyland for boys. I do love a good gadget, and I think for a habitual offroad, dual sport motorcycle adventure rider, T.A.D. Gear is a must before setting off for your next Dakar Rally, Baja 1000 or Cabo 1000.

Think of it as an REI on steroids, with even more than you could ever imagine for the crazy adventure you're about to take on, whether it's on 2 wheels or 2 feet.