Rukka N2S Windstopper thermals, £84.99 top/£84.99 long Johns
Miles covered/time: 300/four months
What's good: These are Rukka's top of the range motorcycle thermals and they're clearly a pair of very high quality items. Made from wind-stopping material for extreme winter riding conditions the N2S thermals also double up as a base layer to wick moisture away from your skin to ensure you are kept dry. The top is tight fitting and has a high neck that is comfortable and helps prevent drafts. The long Johns also fit well and, like the top, can be worn as a base layer or on top of other, more flimsy thermals in very cold conditions.
What's not: The drawstring has pulled out of the waste band of the long Johns. And £170 for a set of thermals is a lot of money even if they are top quality.