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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

Best textile trousers on a budget

Q. After 28 years off bikes I have decided to go back to riding. A lot has changed in this time and I need some advice. I am thinking of buying a pair of textile trousers with a limited budget of £75, but I’m not sure what to look for, as this type of clothing is new to me. Can ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Leathers, jackets & suits
  • 30 April 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 ...

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  • Leathers, jackets & suits
  • 20 January 2012

Can I do a track day if I don’t wear leather?

Q. I'd love my girlfriend to do a track day or race school day to get some more experience of cornering, but she's a strict vegetarian and won't wear leather at all. Do you know any race schools or track day organisers that would allow her on track wearing textile clothing?Gary Hall, email A. There are no specific legal requirements ...

  • Motorcycle Products
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  • 21 December 2010

Jacket review: Aerostich Falstaff

Falstaff jacket, $397 (£258)Miles covered/time: 4200/13 monthsWhat’s good? The closest you can come to putting on your favourite slippers, this jacket immediately feels that you have owned it for years (but without the smell). Save cash on motorcycle jackets I’m personally a fan of waxed cotton as it’s so breathable, extremely flexible, and thus very comfortable. It has a full ...

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  • Leathers, jackets & suits
  • 01 October 2010

How to buy leathers that fit

Q. I have just bought a set of two-piece leathers and have a question about the fit. I am a 40/41-inch chest and so ordered the size 42 after speaking to the salesman. The sleeves end at just above the wrist and the jacket zips fine and feels OK apart from feeling a little tight across the back of the ...

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  • Leathers, jackets & suits
  • 10 September 2010

Kit review: Hein Gericke Milan jacket

Hein Gericke Milan jacket, £149.99Miles covered/time: 1000/two months What’s good? Many people, those who ride and those who don’t, have commented that it doesn’t look like a bike jacket. I think that’s a good thing. It manages to combine a casual look, a claimed waterproof and breathable construction, CE-approved armour and a thick foam back pad, to make something that ...

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  • Leathers, jackets & suits
  • 17 June 2010

Where can I buy an Ace Café jacket?

Q. I have lost the MCN edition from last year that had the advert for the Ace Café leather jackets in. Save £££s on motorcycle jackets Can you help me? I would like the address or email address to order one. Pinafore, email A. We ran a mock-up of the new Ace Custom Perfecto jacket when we got hold of the ...

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  • Leathers, jackets & suits
  • 15 February 2010

Kit Review: Dannisport X2 Racer leathers, £399

Dannisport X2 Racer leathers, £399 Tester: Samuel Pinney Miles covered/time: 1000/one month What’s good? I tested them on the Reclaim Wales protest rally, so I wore them constantly between 7am and 9pm. It was really hot during the day and freezing cold on the frantic ride home but they stood up pretty well. Get the best deal on motorcycle leathers ...

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  • 31 December 2009

Product advice: How to get kitted out from head to toe

"I'm just about to start riding and I'm fortunate enough to have about £2000 to spend getting kitted out from head to toe. How should I spend that budget on everything from a helmet to boots?"Hamish Raven, email   With that sort of cash you're spoilt for choice. The first thing a helmet has to do is fit properly, because then ...

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  • Leathers, jackets & suits
  • 31 December 2009

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