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David Crampton

David's first riding foray into Europe in 1982 sparked a passion for motorcycle travel that continues to this day. He's been riding on the road since 1971, has ridden on four continents and owns four motorcycles (three BMWs and a Honda off-roader) as well as an advanced riding certificate. He regularly tackles long touring trips and reviews kit for SBS whenever he heads away.

  1. Schuberth E2 helmet review featured image
    5 Jan 2024

    Schuberth E2 helmet review

    Schuberth's E1 was the connoiseur's adventure flipfront helmet. Looks like the E2 is a worthy successor...

  2. RST Pro Series Ranger textile jacket review featured image
    20 Nov 2023

    RST Pro Series Ranger textile jacket review

    This is the highest spec of jacket RST have ever made, and our reviewer is a big fan...

  3. RST Pro Series Ranger textile trousers review featured image
    20 Nov 2023

    RST Pro Series Ranger textile trousers review

    RST's Ranger trousers are meant for serious adventures. So we took a pair on a serious adventure...

  4. Richa Infinity 2 Adventure textile jacket review featured image
    14 Jul 2023

    Richa Infinity 2 Adventure textile jacket review

    We don't need to ride to the world's most southerly point to test kit, but it sure helps if you can...

  5. GIVI Canyon GRT712B 40L bag review featured image
    10 Jul 2023

    GIVI Canyon GRT712B 40L bag review

    A support vehicle makes life easier on a big trip, but you still need essentials on the bike. Enter Givi...

  6. Oxford Advanced Base Layer review featured image
    10 Jul 2023

    Oxford Advanced Base Layer review

    When riding in extreme conditions it's good to have your layers right - especially when the extremes run in both directions

  7. Gaerne G-Dakar Gore-Tex boots review featured image
    14 Feb 2023

    Gaerne G-Dakar Gore-Tex boots review

    Solid, comfortable, waterproof... high praise incoming for Gaerne's adventure boots

  8. Rev'it Globe Gore-Tex trousers review featured image
    6 Feb 2023

    Rev'it Globe Gore-Tex trousers review

    With forecasters giving a week of persistent rain, they also predicted a tough test for the Rev'it Globe GTX trousers

  9. Oxford Rockland textile trousers review featured image
    20 Jan 2023

    Oxford Rockland textile trousers review

    Oxford's newest three-in-one textile trousers match up to expectations on a tough Nepalese expedition

  10. Oxford Rockland textile jacket review featured image
    12 Jan 2023

    Oxford Rockland textile jacket review

    As review locations go, riding the Himalayas on a Royal Enfield Himalayan is pretty demanding...

  11. Rev'it Vertical Gore-Tex jacket review featured image
    24 Nov 2022

    Rev'it Vertical Gore-Tex jacket review

    There's little like a wet fortnight in France to test a waterproof jacket's claim to rain fame...

  12. DXR Kruger boots review featured image
    20 Oct 2022

    DXR Kruger boots review

    There's rarely an upside to riding in a week of solid rain. But the chance to test waterproof boots is that silver lining...