Leathers, jackets & suits

  • Kit review: Frank Thomas X Terrain Trousers

    09 December 2009 by Samuel Pinney

    Kit review: Frank Thomas X Terrain Trousers

    Frank Thomas X Terrain Trousers, £129.99 Tester: Samuel Pinney Miles covered/time: 4000/five months What’s good? The armour is very well positioned so that when you are riding the bike it perfectly...

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  • Kit review: Frank Thomas X Terrain Jacket

    09 December 2009 by Samuel Pinney

    Kit review: Frank Thomas X Terrain Jacket

    Frank Thomas X Terrain Jacket, £169.99 Tester: Samuel Pinney Miles covered/time: 4000/five months What’s good? It’s really warm, even with the inner lining removed. With the lining in and zipped up...

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  • Jacket review: Alpinestars Stunt 2

    02 December 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Jacket review: Alpinestars Stunt 2

    Alpinestars Stunt 2 jacket, £279.95 (replaced by new Stunt in 2009, now £349.95) Miles covered/time: 15,000/two and a half years What's good? A little over snug to begin with, but after a month of...

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  • Leathers review: Berik 7932 1-piece

    25 November 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    Leathers review: Berik 7932 1-piece

    Product: Berik 7932 1-piece £699 Miles covered/time: 2000/four races/three trackdays What’s good? When I first got these, I suspected they could be just fashion leathers – not up to the repeated rough...

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  • Kit review: Alpinestars Stunt 2 jacket

    25 November 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Kit review: Alpinestars Stunt 2 jacket

    Alpinestars Stunt 2 jacket, £279.95 (replaced by new Stunt in 2009, now £349.95) Miles covered/time: 15,000/two and a half years What's good? A little over snug to begin with, but after a month of...

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  • Trouser review: Rev It GT Ladies

    18 November 2009 by Laura Kennerley

    Trouser review: Rev It GT Ladies

    Rev It GT Ladies Trousers £249.99 Miles covered/time: 3500 miles/four months What’s good? The first time I pulled these trousers on I thought I was sure to expire from oxygen deprivation, they were so...

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  • Jacket review: RST Triple

    18 November 2009 by Rob Hull

    Jacket review: RST Triple

    RST Triple Jacket £69.99 Miles covered/time: 3000/eight months What’s good? It’s a close-fitting waterproof over jacket that does three things very well. Firstly, it’s totally waterproof, no doubt...

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  • Leathers review: Crowtree two-piece leathers

    04 November 2009 by Guy Procter

    Leathers review: Crowtree two-piece leathers

    Crowtree two-piece leathers £800 Miles covered/time: 20,000/7 years What's good? I crashed three times in my fully-armoured Crowtrees then left them in a barn for five years. Save cash on motorcycle...

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  • Jacket review: Spidi JK Tex

    23 October 2009 by Liam Marsden

    Jacket review: Spidi JK Tex

    Spidi JK Tex jacket, £169.99 Miles covered/time: 1000 miles/three months What's good? This jacket is brilliant. It’s a very lightweight textile jacket meaning it’s perfect for riding in seriously hot...

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  • Jacket review: Davida black leather jacket

    17 October 2009 by Mykel Nicolaou

    Jacket review: Davida black leather jacket

    Davida black leather jacket, £190 Miles covered/time: 7000+/10 months What’s good? The comfort afforded by this jacket surpasses anything leathery I’ve ever worn before – either on or off the...

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  • Jacket review: Shift Ranger Shell

    30 September 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Jacket review: Shift Ranger Shell

    Shift Ranger Shell (now superseded by Ranger jacket 70106, £40) Miles covered/time: 3000/four years. What’s good? It’s simplicity itself. You can either ram it into your rucksack, tie it round you...

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  • Suit review: BMW AirFlow 3

    24 September 2009 by Mark Holmes

    Suit review: BMW AirFlow 3

    Product: BMW AirFlow 3 textile suit (now superseded by AirFlow 4, jacket: £290, trousers £205) Miles covered/time: 1000/two years What's good? This suit is so lightweight it's ideal for riding on...

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  • Trouser review: Hein Gericke Craig II

    18 September 2009 by James Keen

    Trouser review: Hein Gericke Craig II

    Product: Hein Gericke Craig II trousers, £89.99 Miles covered/time: 4000/8 months What’s good? They’re the sort of trousers you could commute in all year – waterproof but not too hot for the drier...

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  • Jacket review: Bering Iridium

    18 September 2009 by James Keen

    Jacket review: Bering Iridium

    Product: Bering Iridium jacket, £379  (now superseded by Bering Mask, £279.99) Miles covered/time: 7000/13 months What’s good? You can’t go wrong with an understated black leather jacket – it...

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  • Kit review: Lidl Undersuit

    10 September 2009 by Samuel Pinney

    Kit review: Lidl Undersuit

    Product: Lidl Undersuit, £11 Miles covered/time: 2000/four months What’s good? For the cost of a tank of petrol you can have an undersuit. It is surprisingly good at regulating your body temperature.

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  • Kit review: Impact Safe-T Armor chest protector

    10 September 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    Kit review: Impact Safe-T Armor chest protector

    Product: Impact Safe-T Armor chest protector £76 (plus delivery from USA) Miles covered/time: Four race meets/four months What’s good? Because you don’t tend to hit your chest as hard as other parts...

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  • Kit review: Hein Gericke Basic II rainsuit

    10 September 2009 by Samuel Pinney

    Kit review: Hein Gericke Basic II rainsuit

    Product: Hein Gericke Basic II rainsuit (£44.99) Miles covered/time: 1000 What’s good? It packs down quite small. It is possible to put it on without taking your boots off. If you dream of walking...

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  • Trouser review: Alpinestars RP-5

    04 September 2009 by Michael Neeves

    Trouser review: Alpinestars RP-5

    Alpinestars RP-5 Pants £34.95 Miles covered/time: 20,000/12 months What’s good? I’ve worn these waterproof bottoms over leathers far too many times in the last year, so I’m wondering where this...

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  • Jacket review: Alpinestars RJ-5

    04 September 2009 by Michael Neeves

    Jacket review: Alpinestars RJ-5

    Alpinestars RJ-5 Jacket £39.95 Miles covered/time: 20,000/12 months What’s good? I use this most of the time, even when it’s not raining, popping it on over my leathers or jacket to keep the...

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  • Jacket review: Belstaff Trialmaster

    04 September 2009 by Ped Baker

    Jacket review: Belstaff Trialmaster

    Belstaff Trialmaster jacket £379.99 Miles covered/time: 3000 miles/four months What’s good? Modern motorcycle clothing and clothing for the ‘normal’ world don’t often mix well, especially when it...

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  • Kit review: Hein Gericke Hi-Viz jacket

    19 August 2009 by Rupert Paul

    Kit review: Hein Gericke Hi-Viz jacket

    Hein Gericke Hi-Viz jacket, £180 Tester: Rupert Paul Miles covered/time: 15,000/six years What’s good? It’s my only winter suit, and after two washes (yeah, I know it needs another one) it remains...

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  • Kit review: Classic Draggin jeans

    19 August 2009 by Samuel Pinney

    Kit review: Classic Draggin jeans

    Product: Classic Draggin jeans (£99.99) Tester: Samuel Pinney Miles covered/time: 3000/four months What’s good? The first time I wore these jeans I was rear-ended at some traffic lights and thrown off...

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  • Review: Crowtree made-to-measure jacket

    12 August 2009 by Rupert Paul

    Review: Crowtree made-to-measure jacket

    Crowtree made-to-measure jacket, £340 Tester: Rupert Paul Miles covered/time: 150,000/16 years What’s good? How about these are the toughest leathers in the world? Because they are. I once saw a...

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  • Jacket review: Rukka Nico

    06 August 2009 by Simon Relph

    Jacket review: Rukka Nico

    What’s good? I thought I would have to wait for winter to review this jacket but thanks to the English summer I’m able to bring it to you early. I've only worn this jacket without the detachable...

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  • Suit review: Clover RC100 Evo

    06 August 2009 by Rob Hull

    Suit review: Clover RC100 Evo

    What’s good? Beautifully made and a mega comfortable suit. The fit is perfect for my short-arse frame. Being an Italian manufacturer it’s obviously tailored to fit an Italian frame – short in the...

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  • Jacket review: Weise Retro Classic

    27 July 2009 by Steve Farrell

    Jacket review: Weise Retro Classic

    Best thing: Great for Britain’s unpredictable summers. Waterproof lightweight outer and cooling vents with waterproof zips make heatwaves bearable and let you stay dry when the heavens inevitably...

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  • Suit review: Spyke Speed Toy

    10 July 2009 by Andy Downes

    Suit review: Spyke Speed Toy

    What’s good? This is the same suit MotoGP rider Andrea Dovizioso wears – and it’s a new experience for me because it’s made of 100 per cent kangaroo skin. The difference over leather is amazing – it’s...

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  • Jacket review: HG Carry II

    10 July 2009 by Laura Kennerley

    Jacket review: HG Carry II

    What's good? It's waterproof, windproof, breathable and stylish. It is perfectly cut for a curvy figure, gets compliments from fellas, and other women riders. It has loads of ventilation, for...

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  • Jacket review: Bering Rafal

    10 July 2009 by Laura Kennerley

    Jacket review: Bering Rafal

    What's good? It's not pink or overtly feminine, but it is well cut for the female form with flattering lines. It is also incredibly comfortable, if not a bit heavy and warm enough for riding early in...

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