Product Reviews

  • Product Review: Hevik Rockwell jacket

    22 January 2015 by Tony Hoare

    Product Review: Hevik Rockwell jacket

    Hevik Rockwell jacket, £133.25 Tester: Tony Hoare Time tested: Five months/1500 miles What’s good? It’s a solidly built and effective jacket that keeps me warm and dry and is subtly styled in a khaki...

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  • Product Review: Givi T470SM small tank bag

    21 January 2015 by Michael Neeves

    Product Review: Givi T470SM small tank bag

    Givi T470SM small tank bag, £94.42 (updated XS312 model) and T460B universal ‘Tank Fitting System’ (TFS), £20.79 Tester: Michael Neeves Time tested: Three years/20,000 miles What’s good? This is my...

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  • Product Review: Racelogic VBOX Sport

    20 January 2015 by Emma Franklin

    Product Review: Racelogic VBOX Sport

    Racelogic VBOX Sport £298 Tester: Emma Franklin Time tested: 12 months What’s good? Dataloggers used to be complex – a mass of wires, antennas and impenetrable software. They also used to be extremely...

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  • Product Review: Richa Ratchet boots

    19 January 2015 by Andy Davidson

    Product Review: Richa Ratchet boots

    Richa Ratchet boots, £99.99 Tester: Andy Davidson Time tested: Seven months/2000 miles What’s good? The Ratchets come with toesliders, ankle, shin and heel protection and a Hipora waterproof membrane.

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  • Product Review: Spot Gen 3

    15 January 2015 by Andy Davidson

    Product Review: Spot Gen 3

    Spot Gen 3, £150 Tester: Andy Davidson Time tested: 8 months/3000 miles What’s good? Spot Gen 3 is a small GPS tracking device that can send check-in emails to loved ones and friends and give them...

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  • Forcefield Pro L2K back protector

    14 January 2015 by Alison Silcox

    Forcefield Pro L2K back protector

    Forcefield Pro L2K back protector, £99.99 (replaced by the Pro L2K Evo) Tester: Alison Silcox Time tested: Two years/4000 miles What's good? I’ve owned a previous incarnation of this Forcefield...

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  • Product Review: Spidi Sport H20 Out jacket

    13 January 2015 by Emma Franklin

    Product Review: Spidi Sport H20 Out jacket

    Spidi Sport H20 Out jacket £240 Tester: Emma Franklin Time tested: Six months/3000 miles What’s good? This versatile jacket saw me through spring and into summer. Once the temperature started to climb...

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  • Product Review: Rev’IT Memphis H20 jeans

    12 January 2015 by Michael Neeves

    Product Review: Rev’IT Memphis H20 jeans

      Rev’IT Memphis H20 jeans: £199.99 Tester: Michael Neeves Time used: 3250 miles What’s good? These aren’t on sale until Spring 2015, but I tried a pre-production pair during a recent 3250-mile...

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  • Product Review: Garmin Zumo 590LM

    07 January 2015 by Andy Davidson

    Product Review: Garmin Zumo 590LM

    Garmin Zumo 590LM, £549.99 Tester: Andy Davidson Time tested: Three months/4500 miles What’s good? While there’s no denying a sat-nav is going to get you there quicker than using a map or guesswork,...

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  • Product Review: Draggin Jeans Twista

    29 December 2014 by Andy Davidson

    Product Review: Draggin Jeans Twista

    Draggin Jeans Twista, £209.99 Tester: Andy Davidson Time tested: One year/5000 miles What’s good? Most reinforced bike jeans have horrible looking seams around the knee area that give them away as...

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  • Product Review: Dr Martens Garrick boots

    29 December 2014 by Simon Brown

    Product Review: Dr Martens Garrick boots

    Dr Martens Garrick boots £359.99 Tester: Simon Brown Time tested: Two months/1500 miles What’s good? People have been wearing old-style Doc Martens on bikes for years – I’ve done many a mile in...

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  • Product Review: Forcefield Blade

    25 December 2014 by Liam Marsden

    Product Review: Forcefield Blade

    Forcefield Blade Tester: Liam Marsden Time tested: Five months/1000 miles What’s good? This is my second Forcefield back protector and it has four layers of NitrexEvo foam, offering protection up to...

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  • Product Review: Motorex Viso-Clean

    24 December 2014 by Michael Neeves

    Product Review: Motorex Viso-Clean

    Motorex Viso-Clean £3.99 (6 pack) Tester: Michael Neeves Time used: 3500- miles What’s good? I came across a big box of these handy visor wipes at a recent KTM track launch, grabbed a handful and...

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  • Product Review: R&G Elevation Paddock Stand

    24 December 2014 by Emma Franklin

    Product Review: R&G Elevation Paddock Stand

    R&G Elevation Paddock Stand £86.99 Tester: Emma Franklin Time used: 2 years What’s good? Brilliant value and so sturdy. Everything from the powder-coated tubular steel body to the chunky castors...

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  • Product Review: Arai Axces II

    22 December 2014 by Andy Davidson

    Product Review: Arai Axces II

    Arai Axces II £299.99 Tester: Andy Davidson Time used: Six months/3500 miles What’s good? An affordable Arai! The Axcess II is Arai’s budget lid, although there’s nothing obviously budget about the...

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  • Product Review: Blue Castle overalls

    18 December 2014 by Ped Baker

    Product Review: Blue Castle overalls

    Blue Castle overalls £16.95 Tester: Ped Baker Time tested: Six months What’s good: The first pair of overalls I’ve owned that ‘nearly’ fit me. Usually, as sizes of overalls reach XL and XXL (to fit my...

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  • Product Review: Shoei kit bag

    17 December 2014 by Adam Child

    Product Review: Shoei kit bag

    Shoei kit bag, £89.99 Tester Adam Child Time tested: Three years What’s good? This kit bag is large enough to take full race leathers, lid, boots, gloves, body armour and enough clothes for a week...

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  • Product Review: Ion Air Pro video camera

    16 December 2014 by Michael Neeves

    Product Review: Ion Air Pro video camera

    Ion Air Pro video camera £299 Tester: Michael Neeves Time used: Two years What’s good? This is my second review for this lightweight ‘bullet cam’. I didn’t get on with it at first and only gave it...

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  • Product Review: Bell RS-1 RSD Flash Bronze

    15 December 2014 by Liam Marsden

    Product Review: Bell RS-1 RSD Flash Bronze

    Bell RS-1 RSD Flash Bronze, £314.99 Tester: Liam Marsden Time tested:  3 months/2500 miles What’s good? It’s an incredibly distinctive helmet, the matt black and metallic detailing really help...

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  • Product Review: Oxford Lifetime X1 tank bag

    10 December 2014 by Alison Silcox

    Product Review: Oxford Lifetime X1 tank bag

    Oxford Lifetime X1 tank bag, £29.99 Tester: Alison Silcox Time tested: One month/1000 miles What's good? I turn to this little bag when popping out for a quick spin or commuting to work. It fits...

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  • Product Review: Daytona Strive GTX boots

    09 December 2014 by Simon Relph

    Product Review: Daytona Strive GTX boots

    Daytona Strive GTX boots £369.99 Tester: Simon Relph Time tested: 4800 miles/13 months What’s good? If you get cold feet and hate getting them wet when riding in the rain, then these are the boots for...

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  • Product Review: Overboard large phone case

    03 December 2014 by Andy Davidson

    Product Review: Overboard large phone case

    Overboard large phone case, £13.29 Time tested: Four months, 6500 miles What’s good? My rucksack isn’t waterproof so I couldn’t chuck my phone, cash and passport inside and hope for the best. The...

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  • Product Review: Acerbis Active helmet

    02 December 2014 by Andy Davidson

    Product Review: Acerbis Active helmet

    Acerbis Active helmet, £124.95 Time used: Two months/1400 miles What’s good? The Active is a budget dual-purpose lid that’s comfortable and surprisingly quiet, making it an ideal everyday helmet. Some...

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  • Product Review: Touratech Companero

    26 November 2014 by Andy Davidson

    Product Review: Touratech Companero

    Touratech Companero, £1750 Tester: Andy Davidson Time used: Four months/6000 miles What’s good? The Companero is actually two suits. The undersuit is for hot weather riding and is made from Cordura...

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