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Keeping Cool, Staying Clean and Going Green

A collection of products to help you do all three

7/2/2008

We all know it's important to look good and to feel good, so we've rounded up a collection of products designed to keep your bike shiny and you feeling cool.

Personal Cooling System
Have you been on your bike when it is so hot that it felt like you were riding in a convection oven? Those times make you wish you could invent a solution to keep cool without feeling the need to climb in an air conditioned car. Veskimo is designed to do just that, even when temperatures are soaring.

The Veskimo personal cooling system.
The Veskimo personal cooling system.

This vest is cooled by circulating ice water that's pumped from a quick-connected powered backpack reservoir. The Veskimo is designed to provide comfort and mobility doing a wide variety of activities, using ordinary ice and AA batteries. The system also serves as a source of on-demand, chilled, filtered drinking water.

The system sells for $349 and can provide four or more hours of cooling using four pounds of ordinary ice – approximately half a store-bought bag – and a pint of tap water. Available in small, medium, large and extra large sizes, each features a zippered front with size-adjustable elastic straps to provide a custom fit and full range of motion.

For more information visit Veskimo.com.

Staying Clean While Going Green
With water resources running low, awareness and efforts are rising around water conservation and earth friendly products. If you've made a commitment to make a difference here is another way to do your part. Hogswipe offers an American-made line of eco-safe, travel-friendly, 100 percent "waterless" detailing formulas. Take them with you on the road and keep your bike looking its best in spite of dusty construction sites and bugs.

Our Hogswipe set came with several microfiber cleaning cloths, the waterless Carnauba Wash & Wax, Bike Wash & Chrome Polish, and Leather and Tire Dressing, all tucked into this cool bucket that's also for sale. And yes, that's a cigar in there that the Hogswipe folks threw in for us. Not sure if that comes with all orders.
Our Hogswipe set came with several microfiber cleaning cloths, the waterless Carnauba Wash & Wax, Bike Wash & Chrome Polish, and Leather and Tire Dressing, all tucked into this cool bucket that's also for sale. And yes, that's a cigar in there that the Hogswipe folks threw in for us. Not sure if that comes with all orders.

The Hogswipe Spit-n-Shine products (gotta love the name) are designed to protect and preserve the luster and shine of multiple surfaces including custom paint, chrome, fiberglass, glass, genuine leather, vinyl and rubber. Better yet, while you are conserving resources, Hogswipe will direct a portion of the proceeds from your purchase to benefit Petfinder.com or other local animal shelters and pet adoption agencies. We love pets at WRN, so we're happy about that!

For more information visit Hogswipe.com. More than selling their products, the Hogswipe folks have an awesome sense of humor. The Web site is fun to visit. We've never gotten this excited about a motorcycle cleaner before!

Get Your Mojo Workin' to Clean Your Motorcycle
Mojo is another waterless option for detailing your bike on the fly. Voodoo Ride (OK, we love that name, too) has recently added a 5-ounce can of Mojo to its product line with motorcycle riders in mind. "Our new 5-ounce Mojo is the perfect size to keep in the saddlebag of a motorcycle or a car's glove compartment. Since no water is needed to use Mojo, riders can take it along on their trips and use it at any time," said Chris Ferraro, president, CEO and co-founder of Voodoo Ride, along with NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. (If Dale's using the product, it's gotta be good.)

Voodoo cleaner line with Mojo pictured in the middle.
Voodoo cleaner line with Mojo pictured in the middle.

Mojo can be used on clear coat, paint, chrome, carbon fiber, molding/trim, glass, mirrors, plastic, rubber, aluminum, vinyl and leather. It is designed to repel water without leaving a greasy residue. UV inhibitors protect your paint and anti-static properties help repel dust to keep your bike clean longer.

For more information call 312.944.0465 or visit VoodooRide.com.

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