Links to vendors of motorcycle adventure touring gear and products – several of which provide on-line mail order service – are provided below:

Adventure Designs – family owned and operated in Northern California by brothers who are passionate about adventure motorcycle riding and aim to provide quality products built to perform and last:

Atmosphere Sports Outdoors – with stores across Canada, specializes in medium to high-end outdoor products and services, including clothing, footwear, tents and accessories, such as mosquito nets, bed bug sheets and travel cubes.  See:

Canadian Tire – a national retail chain in Canada with a good selection of reasonably-priced general purpose camping gear plus mechanical tools and supplies:

Mountain Equipment Co-op – a popular Canadian operation with a range of useful camping gear, sleeping bags, dry bags, etc. (Note that Co-op format requires purchase of a $5.00 membership):

Pacific Motorsports – a Richmond, BC based full-service motorcycle dealer specializing in several European brands including BMW:

Polar Battery Vancouver Ltd. 1258 Boundary Road, Burnaby, BC – provides reasonably priced after-market batteries for the BMW R1200 GSA – request part YTX14 Motocross AGM 12 Volt 12A Battery.  Cost: $69.33 CDN (June 2012)

Powerlet – 95% of motorcycles are unable to even charge a cell phone, let alone power heated clothing without first modifying the vehicle. Powerlet makes it convenient to install a power outlet and to connect and mount electrical devices.  See:

Shail’s Motorcycles Ltd. – a full service, family-run motorcycle dealer located in Langley, BC with 30-plus years working with  BMW motorcycles. Specializes in older BMW bikes but also services newer bikes. See:

Taiga – based in Vancouver, Canada offers a range of outdoor and adventure-oriented gear and equipment including German-engineered and Canadian-made outerwear products.  See:

Touratech – specializes in parts and accessories for adventure touring motorcycles like the BMW R1200GS, F800GS and KTM990:

TravelSmarts Luggage & Travel Accessories – specialize in useful items to make packing and traveling more convenient, such as packing cubes to organize clothes inside luggage and travel laundry clotheslines.  In addition to their retail location at Metrotown Mall in Burnaby, BC, they have online shopping available here:

Vancouver BMW – Ducati – a full service dealership for BMW and Ducati motorcycles:

Wanderlust: The Traveller’s Store – located in the Kitsilano district of Vancouver, an excellent source for maps, travel books and accessories – see: