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Product Review: Dainese T Avro race suit

Andy Downes, 16 April 2014 14:30

Dainese T Avro race suit, £960 (now superseded by Aspide) Time tested/miles: Six months/2500 miles What’s good: The quality and fit of these leathers has been brilliant; even from the first time I put them on they were comfortable and with the stretchy panels on the legs, chest and arms it fitted brilliantly. The close fit ensures the armour isn’t ...

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Product Review: BMW Streetguard 3 two-piece suit

Andy Downes, 30 December 2013 15:30

BMW Streetguard 3 two-piece suit, £1060Miles covered/time: 15,500/two-years What’s good? This BMW Streetguard suit is a two-piece suit that replaced my old Hein Gericke suit, and it took some getting used to. The warmth, waterproofing, armour, practicality and sheer quality are amazing. I wore this suit for a 2500-mile trip over four days across Europe and it was near faultless ...

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Gloves Review: Rev’IT Monster Gloves

Andy Downes, 26 August 2013 11:30

Rev’IT Monster Gloves, £65 Time tested: 9000 miles/three years What’s good? These short goatskin gloves are just what I wanted for short runs around town and commuting to work on warm days. They have lasted really well so far. They were comfortable immediately and the ventilation and comfort are superb, offering loads of feel while riding. They are a cinch ...

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Jacket Review: Rev It Zodiac leather jacket

Andy Downes, 19 July 2013 11:30

RevIt Zodiac leather jacket, £217 Miles covered: 14,000/four years What’s good? I really enjoy using this jacket and it’s become my default short journey and ride to work on sunny days choice in combination with a pair of jeans. As long as the weather is dry you can use this jacket in reasonably cold conditions thanks to the removable thermal ...

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Textile Review: Aerostich Roadcrafter suit

Andy Downes, 13 May 2013 08:35

Aerostich Roadcrafter suit: £600 approx (plus import duty and shipping of about £300) Tester: Andy Downes Time/miles: 50,000-plus/eight years What’s good? If you ride every day the Aerostich Roadcrafter suit is the answer to the hassle of getting in and out of riding kit – you step in fully-clothed, close two zips and then it’s on. All I need to ...

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Alpinestars El Nino waterproofs

Andy Downes, 26 September 2011 17:19

Alpinestars El Nino waterproofs, £89.99 Miles covered/time: 1500miles/three years What’s good: They are completely waterproof which is handy as that is their only aim. I always find it incredibly disappointing when a one-use motorcycle garment fails to perform but there is no such worry with this one-piece waterproof oversuit. Some of the rides I have worn these Alpinestars El Nino ...

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Spyke Wire Div two-piece suit

Andy Downes, 04 May 2011 12:16

Spyke Wire Div two-piece suit, £599 Miles covered/time: 11,000/one year What’s good: I love the subtle styling of these all black motorcycle leathers that manage to combine stealthy looks with great practicality. There are loads of pockets in the jacket and the trousers and enough sporting features like the kneesliders to match almost any trip or bike. Some won’t like ...

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Alpinestars El Nino waterproof oversuit

Andy Downes, 26 November 2010 14:42

Alpinestars El Nino waterproof oversuit, £89Miles covered/time: 1500/one year What’s good? As an emergency set of waterproofs for summer use these have been great at keeping me dry. First and foremost they don’t leak and they don’t flap about too much. There are reflective panels with heat resistant sections on the legs and it rolls up into a bum bag. ...

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Undersuit review: Sub Zero thermal suit

Andy Downes, 03 June 2010 16:17

Sub Zero thermal undersuit (superseded by Factor2 suit), £89.99Miles covered/time: Many, many thousands in 10 years.What’s good? The fact that this suit is around 10 years old but is still just as good as it was when new at keeping me warm during the coldest of winter rides. This really is essential winter clothing which combined with good quality Hein ...

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Jacket review: RevIt Zodiac

Andy Downes, 16 March 2010 14:05

RevIt Zodiac leather jacket, £299Miles covered: 4500/six months What’s good? This is the jacket I rode to work in most days last summer and with some careful cleaning and the odd massive dousing with rain, it still looks fresh. Save cash on motorcycle jackets It will cope with a range of temperatures thanks to a removable thermal lining which is ...


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