Leathers, jackets & suits (Jan - Dec 2013)

  • Product Review: Exo2 heated jacket

    14 January 2014 by Michael Guy

    Product Review: Exo2 heated jacket

    Exo2 heated jacket, £259.99 Time tested: 3400 miles/three months What’s good? The arrival of the Exo2 heated jacket has been a genuine game changer for me this winter. Despite having ridden through...

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  • Product Review: Held Uncover suit

    14 January 2014 by Andy Davidson

    Product Review: Held Uncover suit

    Held Uncover suit, jacket £279.99, trousers £229.99 Time tested: Nine months/ 19,000 miles What’s good? This is a winter suit through and through, which locks in the heat and the thermal liners do a...

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  • Product Review: Ixon Gallium Pro winter jacket

    07 January 2014 by Tim Thompson

    Product Review: Ixon Gallium Pro winter jacket

    Ixon Gallium Pro winter jacket, £279.99 (discontinued, still available online for £149.99) Time tested: 16 months What’s good? The adaptable and flexible Gallium Pro is a jacket for winter but I got...

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  • Product Review: Spada RPM textile jacket

    18 December 2013 by Simon Patterson

    Product Review: Spada RPM textile jacket

    Spada RPM textile jacket, £99.95 Time tested: 200 miles What’s good? For a budget jacket, this does everything I need it to. It’s warm, dry and reasonably comfortable – but it comes with some of the...

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  • Jacket Review: Furygan Titan Jacket

    11 November 2013 by Andy Calton

    Jacket Review: Furygan Titan Jacket

    Furygan Titan Jacket Price: £269.99 Time tested: 4000 miles/nine months What’s good? The jacket looks good and feels comfortable. It comes with CE-approved body armour as standard although I have...

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  • Product Review: Rukka Vauhti jacket

    04 November 2013 by Tony Hoare

    Product Review: Rukka Vauhti jacket

    Rukka Vauhti jacket, £299.99 (leftover stock discounted from £649.99) Time tested: 9000 miles/two years What’s good? It’s warm, comfortable, waterproof, highly visible and looks distinctive. It’s also...

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  • Product Review: Bull-it, Voloce jeans

    04 November 2013 by Andy Davidson

    Product Review: Bull-it, Voloce jeans

    Bull-it, Voloce jeans, £209.99 Time tested: 500miles/ 3 months What’s good? The Voloce jeans are a true innovation. They’re the world’s first jeans to come with the prestigious CE Level 2...

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  • Jacket Review: Held Touring Suit

    30 September 2013 by Simon Relph

    Jacket Review: Held Touring Suit

    Held Matera touring jacket, £699.99 & Fontino trousers, £499.99 Time tested: 3000 miles/six months What’s good? Where do I start? It’s probably easiest to break it down into sections. No.1,...

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  • Jacket Review: Acerbis LED Vision jacket

    23 September 2013 by Adam Child

    Jacket Review: Acerbis LED Vision jacket

    Acerbis LED Vision jacket, £59.95 Time tested: Four months/3000 miles What’s good? I can’t think of a better way of been seen in the dark of dull conditions than this jacket with embedded flashing LED...

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  • Jacket Review: Weise Psycho 2 jacket

    02 September 2013 by Tony Hoare

    Jacket Review: Weise Psycho 2 jacket

    Weise Psycho 2 jacket, £189.99 Time tested: 1200 miles/three months What’s good? Textile jackets are good at repelling water and remaining cool in summer, while leather is always best for abrasion...

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  • Gloves Review: Rev’IT Monster Gloves

    26 August 2013 by Andy Downes

    Gloves Review: Rev’IT Monster Gloves

    Rev’IT Monster Gloves, £65 Time tested: 9000 miles/three years What’s good? These short goatskin gloves are just what I wanted for short runs around town and commuting to work on warm days. They have...

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  • Clothing Review: BMW TourShell suit

    19 August 2013 by Ian Jubb

    Clothing Review: BMW TourShell suit

    BMW TourShell suit, £425 (jacket) and £340 (trousers) Time tested: 5270 miles/four months What’s good? As with all BMW products, this suit oozes quality and even the labelling makes it feel special.

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  • Jacket Review: Oxford Baltimore textile jacket

    19 July 2013 by Simon Patterson

    Jacket Review: Oxford Baltimore textile jacket

    Oxford Baltimore textile jacket, £109.99 Time tested: 200 miles What’s good? This is my first ‘proper’ bike jacket so I’ve not got much to compare it to, but wearing it for my two-day CBT and then a...

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  • Jacket Review: Rev It Zodiac leather jacket

    19 July 2013 by Andy Downes

    Jacket Review: Rev It Zodiac leather jacket

    RevIt Zodiac leather jacket, £217 Miles covered: 14,000/four years What’s good? I really enjoy using this jacket and it’s become my default short journey and ride to work on sunny days choice in...

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  • Jacket Review: Alpinestars Eclipse Tech overjacket

    15 July 2013 by Tim Thompson

    Alpinestars Eclipse Tech overjacket, £100 What's good? It's a short-cut jacket that slips easily and stretchily over leathers with humps. It has elasticated waist and cuffs, and zips up at the front. There's no wrestling match getting it on and no restricted movement on the bike, even in hang-off track mode, nor does it ride up at the back thanks to a grippy silicon strip that clings to your...

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  • Leather Review: Hideout Leathers alterations

    24 June 2013 by Alison Silcox

    Leather Review: Hideout Leathers alterations

    Hideout Leathers alterations, £300 (Ladies Xtreme Two Piece suit from £1375) Time tested: 3000 miles/owned since 2007 but not worn for a couple of years What’s good? I love these leathers. The whole...

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  • Rev’IT Defender GTX Gore-Tex suit

    03 June 2013 by Steve Farrell

    Rev’IT Defender GTX Gore-Tex suit

    Rev’IT Defender GTX Gore-Tex suit, £879.98 (jacket £499.99, trousers £379.99)  Tester: Steve Farrell Time tested: 5000 miles/two years What’s good? This is one suit for road or trail, winter or...

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  • Clothing Review: Oxford Merino Cosy neck tube

    20 May 2013 by Richard Newland

    Clothing Review: Oxford Merino Cosy neck tube

    Oxford Merino Cosy neck tube, £19.99 Tester: Richard Newland Miles/time: 1500 miles/three weeks What’s good? I’m not a big fan of neck tubes but at sub-zero temperatures they’re an invaluable warmth...

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  • Textile Review: Aerostich Roadcrafter suit

    13 May 2013 by Andy Downes

    Textile Review: Aerostich Roadcrafter suit

    Aerostich Roadcrafter suit: £600 approx (plus import duty and shipping of about £300) Tester: Andy Downes Time/miles: 50,000-plus/eight years What’s good? If you ride every day the Aerostich...

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