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Jacket review: Germot Oxford wax jacket

rating is 3 Leathers, jackets & suits

Simon Brown, 09 July 2012 13:19

Germot Oxford wax jacket, £239.99Miles covered/time: 2000/three months What’s good: This jacket combines retro charm with a degree of 21st century protection and I really love wearing it – it’s a jacket that genuinely does look good both on the bike and at the pub, too. A Barbour-wearing colleague has taken to wearing an armoured vest under his traditional style ...

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Jacket review: Germot Oxford wax jacket

Germot Oxford wax jacket, £239.99Miles covered/time: 2000/three months What’s good: This jacket combines retro charm with a degree of 21st century protection and I really love wearing it – it’s a jacket that genuinely does look good both on the bike and at the pub, too. A Barbour-wearing colleague has taken to wearing an armoured vest under his traditional style ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Leathers, jackets & suits
  • 09 July 2012

How long will my leathers last?

Q. We all know that manufacturers put a life expectancy on helmets of roughly five years but is there a life expectancy on leathers? I know we should replace any kit if it has been involved in a high impact spill or accident, but what if not? I have had my leathers now for what must be going on 10-12 ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Leathers, jackets & suits
  • 20 January 2012

Clothing advice: Cheap riding gear for commuters

MCN expert Marc Abbot is here to answer any questions you have on anything bike related. If you have any questions, ask an expert here. Q. I've just passed my direct access test and I'm looking forward to riding my bike into work. My commute into London should take only about 30 minutes now, maybe a bit less. Can you recommend some ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Leathers, jackets & suits
  • 13 March 2009

Clothing advice: Perfect gear for the work commute

MCN expert Chris Dabbs is here to answer any questions you have on anything bike related. If you have any questions, ask an expert here Q. I’ve recently started a new job that means an hourly commute. I will be riding my bike instead of using the old car - to reduce commuting time, reduce fuel costs and increase travel ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Leathers, jackets & suits
  • 13 February 2009

How to revive your riding gear

Why bother? Because you’ve paid good money for it and servicing it will keep it in tip-top condition for years to come. Remember the feeling when you first wore that new helmet, jacket or suit? You can cop that feeling again without the expense of buying new. More seriously, poorly maintained kit can be dangerous. Leather loses its strength, and ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Leathers, jackets & suits
  • 30 November 2006

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