Leathers, jackets & suits

  • Product review: Alpinestars T-Jaws jacket

    20 October 2017 by Adam Child

    Product review: Alpinestars T-Jaws jacket

    I tested this Alpinestars T-Jaws waterproof textile jacket (RRP: £199.99) over six months, covering 10,000 miles.  What’s good about it? This stylish Alpinestars jacket has been my go-to jacket...

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  • Product review: Furygan two-piece suit

    13 October 2017 by Dan Sutherland

    Product review: Furygan two-piece suit

    I use this Furygan kit on my daily 110-mile commute to the MCN offices and have covered around 4500 miles with it so far.  What’s good? This suit is a mix-match combination, consisting of the...

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  • Product review: Büse Rain Jacket

    30 September 2017 by Adam Child

    Product review: Büse Rain Jacket

    Six months of heavy-duty use have been enough to prove how good this rain jacket is. What’s good? I’ve finally found an over-jacket which is not only robust but waterproof. It’s only taken me 25...

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  • Product review: Segura Style jacket

    11 September 2017 by Maria Vallahis

    Product review: Segura Style jacket

    MCN’s Online Editor, Maria Vallahis has spent 410 miles testing the Segura Style jacket, here how she’s been getting on with it…  What’s good? I absolutely love the style of this cowhide leather...

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  • Product review: DXR Charlize leather jacket

    09 September 2017 by Alison Silcox

    Product review: DXR Charlize leather jacket

    I've tested this DXR Charlize leather jacket (RRP £229.99) for two months, covering 2000 miles. Here's how I got on... What’s good? I’ve never received so many compliments for the look of an item of...

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  • Ride review: Buse Asola

    21 August 2017 by Ride reviews

    Ride review: Buse Asola

    Nicely finished jacket with neoprene collar. The tester would have liked more adjustment on the neck popper and felt that the adjusters on the arm could have held the elbow armour in position more...

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  • Ride review: Wolf Freestyle II

    20 August 2017 by Ride reviews

    Ride review: Wolf Freestyle II

    Well-specified (includes a Level 2 back protector) and comfortable jacket works in all temperatures. External pockets are fiddly though and a little rain got in at the waist. “Might be cured if zipped...

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  • Ride review: Dainese Super Speed D-Dry

    19 August 2017 by Ride reviews

    Ride review: Dainese Super Speed D-Dry

    Mesh jacket with a removeable waterproof liner is superbly comfortable, with decent adjusters to refine the fit. No back protector but CE shoulder and elbow armour. Air streams through the mesh: great...

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  • Ride review: Weise Corsa

    18 August 2017 by Ride reviews

    Ride review: Weise Corsa

    Showerproof summer jacket has a removeable waterproof layer, which was beaten by a biblical thunderstorm, leaking at neck and in all pockets. It’s very comfy, with good adjusters on the arms but needs...

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  • Ride review: Spada Burnout

    17 August 2017 by Ride reviews

    Ride review: Spada Burnout

    Great spec for a good price: Level 1 back protector, full removable thermal liner, adjusters that work and it didn’t leak on our test. “It fits really well and it works,” said the tester. “But you...

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  • Rukka Armaxion suit is ‘pricey but perfect’

    01 June 2017 by Simon Relph

    Rukka Armaxion suit is ‘pricey but perfect’

    "It’s pricey but this suit is top-notch – easily my number one choice when the temperature heads towards zero." Rukka Armaxion Jacket £899.99 and trousers £649.99 Time tested 8000 miles/two-and-a-half...

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  • Dainese Trickster race suit

    27 May 2017 by Matt Wildee

    Dainese Trickster race suit

    ‘It’s one of the comfiest suits I’ve ever worn’ Time tested Two years/5000 miles What’s good Quite a lot. These are Dainese’s kangaroo skin offerings and as such are light, supple and very...

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  • Product review: Spada Stelvio Adventure suit

    13 May 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Product review: Spada Stelvio Adventure suit

    Time tested: 3500miles/three months What’s good? I was a bit nervous at first – would a jacket that looks like stone washed denim a) still look good after some decent miles, and b) reduce me to an...

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  • Icon Raiden DKR jacket and trousers

    07 May 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Icon Raiden DKR jacket and trousers

    Web Producer Liam Marsden has been using the Icon Raiden DKR jacket and trousers for 6 months now, here’s how he’s found them… Time tested Six months/800 miles What’s good? Who said textile suits have...

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  • Held Slade made-to-measure leather suit

    24 April 2017 by Emma Franklin

    Held Slade made-to-measure leather suit

    Fancy a made-to-measure leather suit? Our Consumer Editor, Emma Franklin had a custom suit made by Held for racing in, here's how she found it... Time tested One fitting What’s good These are my first...

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  • Product review: Ducati Downtown leather jacket

    18 April 2017 by Tim Thompson

    Product review: Ducati Downtown leather jacket

    Time tested Three months  What’s good? It’s what jackets were like before they threw thermal linings, zip connectors, Velcro fasteners, humps and air vents into the mix – and I love it. Made by...

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  • Product Review: Richa Cyclone gear

    23 March 2017 by Richard Newland

    Product Review: Richa Cyclone gear

    MCN's Deputy Editor Richard Newland tested Richa's Cyclone jacket and trousers (£399.99/£299.99) for 3 months and covered 3000 miles, but what did he make of the gear? What’s good? This Cyclone suit...

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  • Gerbing heated jacket gives you a warm cuddle

    19 March 2017 by Andy Davidson

    Gerbing heated jacket gives you a warm cuddle

    Time tested: Four months/6500 miles What’s good? Gone are the days of loading up on layers, waddling around like the Michelin man in a hot, sticky frustrated mess before clambering aboard my bike in a...

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  • What's good about this Rokker jacket?

    16 March 2017 by Andy Davidson

    What's good about this Rokker jacket?

    MCN SHOPWe tested Rokker's black jacket (£429) over three months across 500 miles to let you know what's good and what's not.  MCN Verdict What’s good? The main thing this Rokker jacket has going...

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  • Product review: BMW Rallye suit

    15 March 2017 by James Archibald

    Product review: BMW Rallye suit

    The Rallye suit from BMW is a top-shelf offering, but falls short where it really matters. Time tested: 4 months/12,000 miles Price Jacket £550, Trousers £435, ThinkPak Hydra £23.00  What’s...

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  • RiDE review: Dainese Carvemaster

    08 March 2017 by RiDE Reviews

    RiDE review: Dainese Carvemaster

    Think you can’t get a Gore-Tex Dainese suit for £600? You can. While the jacket is expensive, the matching Galveston trousers are £200, so the suit just about comes in on budget – though you’d have to...

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  • RiDE review: Wolf Tec-Tour

    07 March 2017 by RiDE Reviews

    RiDE review: Wolf Tec-Tour

    A high-spec suit, with CE Level 2 armour throughout, plenty of vents for hot days and adjusters, a storm collar for wet ones and a quilted Outlast liner for cold ones. It has a pouch for a hydropack,...

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  • RiDE review: Triumph Exploration suit

    06 March 2017 by RiDE Reviews

    RiDE review: Triumph Exploration suit

    The experience of building adventure bikes has clearly taught Triumph plenty about what riders need from their gear, shaping the highly specified, well-finished Exploration suit. It was faultlessly...

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  • Product review: Acerbis Adventure Suit

    24 February 2017 by Rupert Paul

    Product review: Acerbis Adventure Suit

    What's good and what's not about this Acerbis Adventure Suit? Price: Acerbis Adventure suit £355  Time tested: Eight months/two events  What’s good? Unlike a great deal of off- road gear,...

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  • Rated: Held Zorro jacket and Vader jeans

    09 November 2016 by Tony Hoare

    Rated: Held Zorro jacket and Vader jeans

    Tester: Tony Hoare Time tested: six months/3000 miles What’s good? The standard of construction on this simple textile suit is excellent and the combination offers very good value for money. The...

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