Please note that we don’t offer one-way rentals as we have only one office in Hanoi. For more information on safety riding gear and why you need quality stuff, just follow this link.
Off-road riders can buy from many stores in Hanoi. Please contact us for the updated list of stores.
Safety Motorbike Riding Gear Rental Price
Offroad Vietnam organizes motorcycle touring by motorbikes, motorcycles, and also moped scooters. We understand how dangerous riding without safety gear and equipment. In reality, the road accident in Vietnam is among the highest in the world. Therefore we do recommend renting gear if you want a safe and comfortable adventure.
The cost is 5 USD per day per person for independent riders and 3 USD per day per person for riders booking a guided tour. We used to provide these gear free in 2007. However, we charge this money to cover laundry and maintenance to make sure that the gear is always in good condition.
Why Safety Riding Gear?
The whole idea behind a bike tour is to see the roadway and scenery that you have never seen before. Along with the thrill of travelling new roads, comes the danger of the unknown and also unexpected. We want each and every tour to be enjoyable, memorable and most of all a safe experience for all of our customers.
Safety at all times is the most important concern for us here at Offroad Vietnam. For full-package motorcycle tours, we will furnish our riders from A to Z with all the necessary protective safety devices and equipment. Everything you need to have a professional and safe motorbike experience will be provided.
On the other hand, we would welcome you to bring your own riding gear. In Vietnam, we have a very limited size selection and may not have your sizes.
Brands We Use
From our experience, our motorbiking clothes are suitable and fit people from 1.6m to 2.0m tall (available in S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL, and XXXXL sizes).
We use Vietnam-made motorbiking trousers and jackets, with CE-rated protective inserts (IXS, Richard, Rstaichi, Held, Mtech, Halvarssons, Vanucci, Macna, Cycle Spirit, Jofana, Lookwell, and Levior, etc.) and Scoyco protection pads, imported quality helmets (HJC, CQF Chevignon, HSL, Arai, Bell, THH, KBC, Dillingaf, Yohe, Index, Max, Nolan, Schuberth, etc.), Knighthood, Rjays gloves. In reality, we no longer used any locally made helmets (Honda, Amoro, UVE, Long Huei, Azura, Osakar, Hitech, etc.)
LUGGAGE RACK ON OUR BIKES
From early 2009, we didn’t use saddlebags as before because it’s very difficult to ride through towns on the road (crazy traffic!). In addition, we designed special luggage racks for bikes and with these racks, you can bring a medium size bags of up to 15kg (GL160) and 20kg (XL125 and Baja XR250). Below are the pictures of the racks.
SEMI-AUTOMATIC HONDA WAVE 110 SERIES
SPORT TOURING – HONDA CGL125
DIRT BIKE – HONDA XR125/150L
DUAL ENDURO – HONDA CRF250L
SAFETY MOTORBIKE RIDING GEAR
On-road apparel may also be suitable for casual off-road riding. However, if you plan on any serious off-road riding you will need more serious off-road gear. In addition to your helmet and eye protection, we recommend off-road motorcycle boots and gloves, riding trousers with knee and hip pads (or knee pads), a jersey with elbow pads (or elbow pads), and also a chest/shoulder protector.
Riding gear is available at 3$US/person/day. This is for a typical set that includes an HJC 3/4 helmet, a pair of Scoyco fingerless gloves, and knee and elbow protection pads which you can see below.
A typical riding gear Offroad Vietnam rents
Your helmet is your most important piece of riding gear because it offers the best protection against head injuries. In fact, a helmet should fit your head comfortably and securely. In general, a bright-coloured helmet can make you more noticeable in traffic, as can reflective strips.
An open-face helmet offers some protection, but a full-face crash helmet offers much more. Always wear a face shield or goggles to protect your eyes and help your vision.
OPTIONAL ITEMS (for sale only)
Rando brand rain gear Offroad Vietnam recommend buying
Rando is probably one of the most popular wet weather gear brands. You can buy a poncho or jacket and pants. Ponchos are cheaper but the jackets and pants are safer. In reality, Vietnamese people prefer ponchos to a set of raincoat. However, for safety, we would recommend a jacket and pants.
NeoVision Joint Stock company is well known for the ANTI-POLLUTED MASK named NEOMASK & KIDDIEMASK. In fact, they use the filter made from ACC (activated carbon cloth) imported from the United Kingdom. They are fashionable, prevent almost dust, pollutants, and also odours which are very common on Vietnam roads. The cost is 10 USD per unit.