The top 10 suits according to MCN readers

The top 10 suits according to MCN readers

 

MCN survey results: Top 10 one-piece suits for under £600

By MCN -

Leathers, jackets & suits

 15 April 2009 10:39

As voted for by you....

The ratings in this test were all proviced by over 11,000 readers who filled out MCN's Biking Britain survey. Each week in MCN we bring you the latest results from our survey, building into the most comprehensive review of the kit that thousands of us wear.

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The top 10 one-piece suits as voted for by MCN readers:

Alpinestars Octane

 

1 ALPINESTARS OCTANE £529.95

1.2-1.4mm full-grain leather with multiple stitch main seam construction for better reduction of impact explosions. Fully CE armoured, comes with sport kneesliders, a perforated leather chest panel, removable liner and a pre-curved race cut.


OWNER RATINGS

Comfort: 82%
Fit:  84%
Looks:  84%
Quality:  90%
OVERALL:  86%


 

 

Alpinestars CR

 

2 ALPINESTARS CR £549.95

1.2-1.4mm full-grain leather. Multi-panelled graphic design, a multiple stitch main seam and vented forward facing panels. The lining is removable and it comes with a low-profile back hump. Based on style of AMA star Jake Zemke’s racing leathers.


OWNER RATINGS

Comfort: 80%
Fit:  80%
Looks:  84%
Quality:  86%
OVERALL:  82%


 

 

Teknic Violator

 

3 TEKNIC VIOLATOR £599.99

1.2-1.4mm drum-dyed Brazilian cowhide with a racing cut. Full frontal ventilation, race hump, Teknic’s own multiple rows of hidden stitching add seam strength. CE armour as standard in the shoulders, elbows and knees.


OWNER RATINGS

Comfort: 76%
Fit:  82%
Looks:  80%
Quality:  86%
OVERALL:  82%


 

 

Teknic Chicane

 

4 TEKNIC CHICANE £379.99

Like the Violator suit, is made from 1.2-1.4mm Brazilian cowhide. Has CE armour at all impact points and two layers of perforated leather at the shoulders, elbows, knees and on the seat of the suit. Also cut into a racing crouch position.


OWNER RATINGS

Comfort: 80%
Fit:  82%
Looks:  82%
Quality:  82%
OVERALL:  82%



 

 

Alpinestars SP-1

 

5 ALPINESTARS SP-1 £599.95

Anatomical race fit with a main construction of 1.2-1.4mm leather. The speed hump on the rear has a MotoGP profile for improved streamlining, the CE armour is fully removable and the main seams are multiple stitched.


OWNER RATINGS
Comfort: 78%
Fit:  76%
Looks:  82%
Quality:  82%
OVERALL:  80%






 

 

Ixon Galactica

 

6 IXON GALACTICA £584.99

1.2-1.4mm leather, comes with an aerodynamic race hump that has removable foam that can be switched with a camel-back water pack. Is supplied with kneesliders and leather slider covers.


OWNER RATINGS

Comfort: 76%
Fit:  80%
Looks:  82%
Quality:  80%
OVERALL:  80%





 

 

Ixon Anthemion

 

7 IXON ANTHEMION £584.99

The sister suit to the Galactica at the same price, the Anthemion is the female specific model. 1.2-1.4mm leather, it has a seamless stretch panel at the crotch, a coccyx protector and kneesliders. The lining is fully removable and there is an aerodynamic speed hump.


OWNER RATINGS
Comfort: 84%
Fit:  74%
Looks:  76%
Quality:  84%
OVERALL:  80%






 

 

RST Voltage

 

8 RST VOLTAGE £299.99

One of the cheapest options from RST, the Voltage is made from 1.2-1.3mm drum-dyed leather. It has Knox CE armour at the shoulders, elbows and knees, double and triple stitched main seams using high grade bonded nylon thread and perforated panels.


OWNER RATINGS
Comfort: 76%
Fit:  78%
Looks:  80%
Quality:  78%
OVERALL:  80%






 

 

Joe Rocket GPX TYPE R

 

9 JOE ROCKET GPX TYPE R £599.99

1.3-1.6mm thick leather, the armour is all CE approved and the chest panels have Joe Rocket’s Free-air perforations. The kneesliders come as standard and the stretch panels are all windproof.


OWNER RATINGS
Comfort: 80%
Fit:  80%
Looks:  80%
Quality:  60%
OVERALL:  80%






 

 

RST ST1

 

10 RST ST1 £299.99

1.2-1.3mm drum-dyed cowhide, double and triple-stitched main seams and perforated panels. Knox CE armour is at the shoulders, elbows and knees and sliders come as standard.


OWNER RATINGS
Comfort: 76%
Fit:  76%
Looks:  82%
Quality:  78%
OVERALL:  78%