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Jacket review: Spidi T-Combat

Spidi T-Combat jacket, £229.99Miles covered/time: 400/three months What’s good? The original reason for my getting this very ‘European’ jacket was so I could wear it when I’m testing scooters for our website, but it’s so comfortable and warm I’ve taken to using it every day on my winter commute through town. Save cash on motorcycle jackets Despite getting caught in ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Leathers, jackets & suits
  • 06 January 2011

Kit review: Rev’it racing socks

Rev’it racing socks, £24.99James Keen Miles covered/time: 3500/seven months    Save £££ on motorcycle boots & socks in the MCN Shop What’s good? Racing socks? I know, but hear me out… they’re padded in potential impact areas to help further protect your feet in accidents and reduce the chance of abrasions and pressure sores. Plus the elasticized material they’re made from ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Boots
  • 31 December 2010

Kit review: Revit GT2 trousers

Revit GT2 trousers, £249.99 Miles covered/time: 3000/six monthsWhat’s good? They attach easily onto my RevIt CR jacket with a sturdy 270-degree(ish) zip, so they’re perfect for both touring and track. The ventilation areas actually work pretty well on the move and the textile stretch areas improve comfort and flexibility. They also have a pocket – an underrated feature, especially when ...

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  • Leathers, jackets & suits
  • 21 October 2010

Glove review: Alpinestars SP-5

Alpinestars SP-5 gloves, £84.99Miles covered/time: 3500/three months What’s good? These short gloves are mainly designed for city riding, so they’re light, comfortable and give bags of feel. But unlike some alternatives they do offer some wrist protection with a sort of lopsided extended cuff. Save £££s on motorcycle gloves There are also sturdy carbon-fibre protectors on the knuckles and some ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Gloves
  • 06 August 2010

Trouser review: Sartso Snake Wave Kevlar jeans

Sartso Snake Wave Kevlar jeans, £124.99Miles covered/time: 900 miles/two months What’s good? These are perfect for my short city commute to work – safer than normal jeans but so comfortable I can barely tell the difference. Save £££s on motorcycle clothing They passed the EN13595-1 abrasion test and there’s optional armour for the knee area. Plus they look cool and ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Leathers, jackets & suits
  • 18 May 2010

Product review: Optiglanz stainless steel cleaner

Optiglanz stainless steel cleaner, £11.99Miles covered/time: Used once a year to repair winter damage What’s good? I asked the guy at my local Hein Gericke if they had anything to clean downpipes and he recommended this stuff from Optiglanz. Save cash on motorcycle products All you do is give the pipes a good scrub to remove loose dirt, spray it ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Parts & accessories
  • 24 March 2010

Product review: Kriega R25 rucksack

Kriega R25 rucksack, £85Miles covered/time: 1500 miles/five months What’s good? Let’s not get carried away – it’s just a rucksack – but the R25 is a joy to use. Everything about it says quality. Save cash on motorcycle rucksacks The Quadloc harness system helps spread the weight, so on a recent tour of Vietnam I wore it packed full of ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Parts & accessories
  • 24 March 2010

Review: Eurohike 10-litre waterproof compression sack

Eurohike 10-litre waterproof compression sack, £7.99 Miles covered/time: one 500-mile tour of Vietnam/two weeks What’s good? Cheap and compact way of keeping electrical kit like cameras and mobile phones dry while on the bike. It’s got a roll-out closure system, so you squeeze the air out, Velcro the top shut and roll it over lots of times before clipping it ...

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  • Parts & accessories
  • 02 December 2009

Helmet review: Shoei XR-1000 Camino TC6

Product: Shoei XR-1000 Camino TC6, £373.95 (£336.15 in the MCN Shop)Miles covered/time: 1000/2 months What's good? The Camino paint scheme,­ I love it. For me that's reason enough to buy this lid. The comfort, vents that work and Pinlock anti-misting system are just welcome bonuses. The visor has a handy lock to stop it flipping open at speed, but I've ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Helmets
  • 24 September 2009

Trouser review: Hein Gericke Craig II

Product: Hein Gericke Craig II trousers, £89.99Miles covered/time: 4000/8 months What’s good? They’re the sort of trousers you could commute in all year – waterproof but not too hot for the drier days. Wear some trousers under them and they’ll get you through winter. They look a bit like jeans and they’re nearly as comfortable, so they’re pretty practical off ...

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  • Leathers, jackets & suits
  • 18 September 2009

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