Clothing (Jan - Dec 2015)

  • RiDE review: RoadSkin Beast jeans

    30 December 2015 by RiDE Reviews

    RiDE review: RoadSkin Beast jeans

    The Beast is RoadSkin’s most protective garment, doubling up the 320gsm fabric of the Paranoid jeans to give 640gsm throughout. These have been tested to CE Level 1 for abrasion, with a resistance of...

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  • RiDE review: Bull-it Veloce jeans

    28 December 2015 by RiDE Reviews

    RiDE review: Bull-it Veloce jeans

    These are Bull-it’s full, CE Level 2-approved protective jeans (passing abrasion, slash and burst tests), with abrasion-resistant Covec covering 99 per cent of the inside of the jeans. There’s also a...

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  • RiDE review: Draggin Holeshot jeans

    27 December 2015 by RiDE Reviews

    RiDE review: Draggin Holeshot jeans

    These are straight-leg, mid-rise, rigid denim jeans that have passed CE Level 2 with a 7.45-second abrasion result. They have a nice, reassuring feel to them, but that’s been achieved in part by a...

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  • RiDE review: Resurgence Voyager jeans

    26 December 2015 by RiDE Reviews

    RiDE review: Resurgence Voyager jeans

    These join the Bull-it Veloce and Draggin Holeshot as protective jeans rated to CE Level 2, with an abrasion result of 10.83 seconds from their Pekev fabric. Where they differ to both the others is...

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  • RiDE review: Richa Typhoon Rain Overall

    25 December 2015 by RiDE Reviews

    RiDE review: Richa Typhoon Rain Overall

    Short in the leg but otherwise easy to get on, comfortable, with plenty of room to stretch. The collar is snug, while elastic and Velcro-strapped cuffs squeeze over a glove easily. The integrated...

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  • RiDE review: Oxford Rain Seal All Weather

    24 December 2015 by RiDE Reviews

    RiDE review: Oxford Rain Seal All Weather

    These fully lined waterproofs are excellent quality for the price. They feature adjustable cuffs, a Velcro waist strap and water-resistant seams, resulting in a 100 per cent pass rate. The material...

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  • RiDE review: Alpinestars Quick Seal Out

    23 December 2015 by RiDE Reviews

    RiDE review: Alpinestars Quick Seal Out

    Benefits from an extended storm flap over the front jacket zip, as well as a Velcro neck strap. There’s good overlap from jacket to trousers, and while the Velcro boot extenders allow for more...

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  • RiDE review: Held Wet Tour Jacket

    22 December 2015 by RiDE Reviews

    RiDE review: Held Wet Tour Jacket

    This PU-coated breathable jacket with bonded seams is easy to put on. The cuffs are elastic with a Velcro strap and stay secure. There are two pockets on the outside, one on the inside. None of the...

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  • RiDE review: EXO2 StormRider

    18 December 2015 by RiDE Reviews

    RiDE review: EXO2 StormRider

    The heat score is low because of the absence of sleeves and collar, but the StormRider does still keep your core really warm and it reaches its peak temperature pretty quickly. Not having a bulky...

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  • Product Review: Kushitani Zylon jeans (£115)

    30 November 2015 by Andy Davidson

    Product Review: Kushitani Zylon jeans (£115)

    What’s good about the Kushitani Zylon jeans? I rode more than 2000 miles in five days in these jeans, to Spain and back, and not once did they feel uncomfortable. The jeans are made to order with the...

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  • Product Review: Rev’It Broadway jeans

    15 September 2015 by Alison Silcox

    Product Review: Rev’It Broadway jeans

    Rev’It Broadway jeans £149.99 Tester: Alison Silcox Time tested: Six weeks/100 miles What’s good? I have a long inside leg, 33 inches, so struggle to get trousers that are long enough. These are...

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  • Product Review: Alpinestars Thermal Tech

    18 August 2015 by Michael Neeves

    Product Review: Alpinestars Thermal Tech

    Alpinestars Thermal Tech Top (£59.99) and bottoms (£49.99) Tester: Michael Neeves Time used: Six months/2000 miles What’s good? These thermals were my saviour over the winter months. Constructed from...

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  • Product Review: Held softshell waistcoat

    14 August 2015 by Tim Thompson

    Product Review: Held softshell waistcoat

    Held softshell waistcoat, £64.99 Tester: Tim Thompson Time tested: Three months What’s good? It’s an extra layer: an over leathers-and-hump layer to ward off the cold on an early morning summer’s...

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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: 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: Knox Cold Killers Sport top

    13 March 2015 by Tony Hoare

    Product Review: Knox Cold Killers Sport top

    Cold Killers Sport top, £59.99 Time tested: Four months/1500 miles What’s good? This zip-up windproof under-layer is comfortable, effective at keeping me warm and looks good. It’s windproof on the...

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  • Product Review: SubZero Down bodywarmer

    28 January 2015 by Andy Davidson

    Product Review: SubZero Down bodywarmer

    SubZero Down bodywarmer £109.99 Tester: Andy Davidson Time tested: Three months/3000 miles What’s good? The SubZero Down bodywarmer and I quickly became best friends this winter and for the last three...

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