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  • Product Review: Macna Savage textile jacket

    13 June 2015 by Tony Hoare

    Product Review: Macna Savage textile jacket

    Macna Savage textile jacket, £169.99 Tested by: Tony Hoare Time tested: Two years/5000 miles What’s good? It’s become more popular over the past few years to wear bike kit that doesn’t look as though...

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  • Product Review: AGV GT Veloce helmet

    12 June 2015 by Tony Hoare

    Product Review: AGV GT Veloce helmet

    AGV GT Veloce helmet, £329.99 Tested by: Tony Hoare Time tested: Three months/1300 miles What’s good? The GT Veloce was already a very good helmet for riders of naked bikes, but it wasn’t so good for...

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  • Product Review: Oxford Lifetime X20 tankbag

    14 May 2015 by Alison Silcox

    Product Review: Oxford Lifetime X20 tankbag

    Oxford Lifetime X20 tankbag, £79.99  Time tested: One 1000-mile riding tour What's good? Unlike some tankbags I have had in the past, the shaping of this one means it sits well on the tank and...

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  • Product Review: Knox Orsa gloves

    12 May 2015 by Andy Davidson

    Product Review: Knox Orsa gloves

    Knox Orsa gloves, £79.99 Tester: Andy Davidson Time used: one year, 12,000 miles What’s good? These are my go-to gloves when it gets a bit warmer. They’re lightweight, breathable, peppered with...

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  • Product Review: Dremel 8050-Micro Cordless

    11 May 2015 by Simon Relph

    Product Review: Dremel 8050-Micro Cordless

    Dremel 8050-Micro cordless, £105.97 Tester: Simon Relph Time tested: 11 months What’s good? Everyone’s toolbox contains certain tools we just can’t do without  - the ones that become extensions...

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  • Product Review: Held Talin GTX gloves

    07 May 2015 by Adam Child

    Product Review: Held Talin GTX gloves

    Held Talin GTX gloves, £154.99 Tester: Adam Child Time tested: One year/10,000 miles What’s good? These are without doubt the best winter gloves I’ve tried in nearly 20 years of biking. I’ve ridden...

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  • Product Review: Givi XS301 Xstream tailpack

    06 May 2015 by Rupert Paul

    Product Review: Givi XS301 Xstream tailpack

    Givi XS301 Xstream tail pack £84 Tester: Rupert Paul Time tested: Three years/15,000 miles What’s good? Everything. This beautifully thought out, I’ve attached this semi-rigid tail pack securely to a...

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  • Product Review: Aerostich R3 Light suit

    05 May 2015 by Tony Hoare

    Product Review: Aerostich R3 Light suit

    Aerostich R3 Light suit, $1147 (around £770) plus shipping and import duties (est £350) Tester: Tony Hoare Time tested: Six months/3000 miles What’s good? The Roadcrafter is a waterproof textile...

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  • Product Review: Autokicker roller rucksack

    24 April 2015 by Rupert Paul

    Product Review: Autokicker roller rucksack

    Autokicker roller rucksack £50 Tester: Rupert Paul Time tested: One year/2500 miles What’s good? It’s a solidly made, abrasion resistant, 25-litre roll bag/rucksack with waist and shoulder straps that...

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  • Product Review: Held Arctic winter gloves

    23 April 2015 by Michael Guy

    Product Review: Held Arctic winter gloves

    Held Arctic winter gloves £124.99 Tester: Michael Guy Time tested: Five years/24000 miles What’s good? They’re good looking, well-tailored and well-fitting gloves that have lasted very well and feel...

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  • Product Review: AGV Corsa helmet

    16 April 2015 by Tony Hoare

    Product Review: AGV Corsa helmet

    AGV Corsa helmet, from £499.99 Tester: Tony Hoare Time tested: Eight months, 1500 miles What’s good? The biggest plus point of this lid is good news for all of us whose heads are on the cusp between...

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  • Product Review: Rukka Next to Skin base layers

    09 April 2015 by Michael Guy

    Product Review: Rukka Next to Skin base layers

    Rukka Next to Skin base layer top and long johns, £99.99 each Tester: Michael Guy Time tested: Five years/24,000 miles What’s good? Rukka say this base layer is designed to be used on its own or as a...

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  • Product Review: Spada Eighty2 Claw gloves

    07 April 2015 by Adam Child

    Product Review: Spada Eighty2 Claw gloves

    Spada Eighty2 Claw Gloves, £39.99 Tester: Adam Child Time tested: One year/13,000 miles What’s good? Sometime you just want sausage and mash. It’s sufficient, simple and you know what you are getting.

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  • Product Review: Macna Proton heated gloves

    06 April 2015 by Andy Davidson

    Product Review: Macna Proton heated gloves

    Macna Proton heated gloves, Time tested: One month, 1000 miles What’s good? Heated gloves are always my first choice in the winter months because my fingers get very cold very quickly. The Protons...

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  • Product Review: Richa Touareg textile suit

    03 April 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Product Review: Richa Touareg textile suit

    Richa Touareg textile suit, £269.99 (jacket) and £169.99 (trousers) Time tested: 500 miles What’s good? I rode through 500 miles of the wettest, coldest part of the UK winter in this suit, from...

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  • Product Review: Spidi Carbo 3 gloves

    02 April 2015 by Alison Silcox

    Product Review: Spidi Carbo 3 gloves

    Spidi Carbo 3 gloves, £169.99 Time tested: Six months/3000 miles What's good? I wouldn't normally choose this style of glove as they are designed more with a MotoGP racer in mind than a Honda CB650F...

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  • Product Review: Power Commander V

    31 March 2015 by Tim Thompson

    Product Review: Power Commander V

    Dynojet Power Commander V, £334.98 plus dyno time Mileage tested: 1820 miles What’s good? When I bought my 2010 BMW HP2 Sport I anticipated a full-fat big-twin experience. Trouble is the bike leaves...

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  • Product Review: Rukka N2S thermals

    30 March 2015 by Michael Guy

    Product Review: Rukka N2S thermals

    Rukka Next to Skin base layer top and long johns, £99.99 each Tester: Michael Guy Time tested: Five years/24,000 miles What’s good? Rukka say this base layer is designed to be used on its own or as a...

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  • Product Review: Bering Flash leather jeans

    27 March 2015 by Simon Brown

    Product Review: Bering Flash leather jeans

    Bering Flash jeans, £299.99  Time tested: Four months/3000 miles What's good? Plenty. These have been my jeans of choice throughout the summer and they have stood up well to daily use on my...

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  • Product Review: Alpinestars Charger rucksack

    26 March 2015 by Liam Marsden

    Product Review: Alpinestars Charger rucksack

    Alpinestars Charger, £79.99 Time tested:  Three months/800 miles What’s good? I was after a smaller everyday bag to use most days, rather than carrying around a huge 35-litre roll bag when it...

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  • Product Review: Daytona Evo Voltex boots

    24 March 2015 by Tony Hoare

    Product Review: Daytona Evo Voltex boots

    Daytona Evo Voltex, £679.99 Time tested: One year/9000 miles What’s good? Everything. They’re sporty, protective (they kept me safe through a 65mph track crash), waterproof, last well and are...

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  • Product Review: X-Lite X-1003 helmet

    23 March 2015 by Andy Downes

    Product Review: X-Lite X-1003 helmet

    X-Lite X-1003 flip-up helmet, £350 Time tested: Four months/1500 miles What’s good? The fit and finish of this flip-up touring helmet was immediately reassuringly and on a par with much more expensive...

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  • Product Review: Ixon Pro Blizzard gloves

    20 March 2015 by Richard Newland

    Product Review: Ixon Pro Blizzard gloves

    Ixon Pro Blizzard Gloves, £79.99 Time tested: One year/4000 miles What’s good? What a good glove this is from French bike clothing specialists Ixon. I’ve worn these through some pretty harsh weather,...

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