Leathers, jackets & suits

  • 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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  • Clothing Review: Draggin Biker jeans

    07 May 2013 by Richard Newland

    Clothing Review: Draggin Biker jeans

    Draggin Biker jeans £169.99 Time tested: 30,000 miles/2.5 years What’s good? Few things seem to divide opinion more than riding in Kevlar jeans. Personally, I love riding in them. I know from...

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  • Suit Review: Held Race-Evo one-piece leathers

    07 May 2013 by Tim Thompson

    Suit Review: Held Race-Evo one-piece leathers

    Held Race-Evo one-piece leathers £1199.99 Time tested: 5500 miles/7 months What’s good? Down we go: Onto the shoulder, forearm and heel of hand, followed by a 70mph slide and an involuntary roll onto...

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  • Suit review: Spidi T2 Wind Pro Kangaroo

    02 May 2013 by Bruce Dunn

    Suit review: Spidi T2 Wind Pro Kangaroo

    Spidi T2 Wind Pro Kangaroo one-piece suit, £1299.99 Time tested: 12,500 miles/three years What’s good: This is the most comfortable race suit I’ve ever had. Some of the road tests we do on MCN involve...

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  • Jacket review: Tucano Urbano Libeccio AB

    13 November 2012 by Mykel Nicolaou

    Jacket review: Tucano Urbano Libeccio AB

    Tucano Urbano Libeccio AB jacket, £169.99 Miles covered/time: 2000/eight months What’s good: They don’t come any more stylish and practical than this all year round use jacket. It’s a well cut piece...

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  • Product review: Rukka jacket and trousers

    05 September 2012 by Simon Brown

    Product review: Rukka jacket and trousers

    Rukka jacket/trousers (superseded, try  Arma-S £1099/£769) Miles covered/time: 15,000/five years What’s good: Liner in, vents zipped up, winter rain… liner out, vents zipped open, summer sun…...

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  • Product Review: Alpinestars Tech Chest Guard

    23 August 2012 by Michael Neeves

    Product Review: Alpinestars Tech Chest Guard

    Alpinestars Tech Chest Guard £44.99 Time used: Six years What’s good: I’m so used to wearing a chest protector now that if I forget to use it, I go into a blind panic, especially if I’m racing. I...

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  • Jacket review: Bering Shelby

    20 July 2012 by Liam Marsden

    Jacket review: Bering Shelby

    Bering Shelby jacket, £327.99 Time owned: Two months What's good? The Knox armour in the shoulders and elbows is very comfy and fits perfectly to my frame (lanky, slight). It’s one of the thickest...

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  • Product review: Knox Venture Shirt

    25 June 2012 by Marc Abbott

    Product review: Knox Venture Shirt

    Knox Venture Shirt, £109.99 Time used: Four weeks What’s good: This Lycra shirt contains CE-approved elbow and shoulder armour plus a hard protector. It’s excellent. I wear it beneath my Barbour...

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  • Jacket review: Alpinestars GP Pro

    23 May 2012 by Michael Neeves

    Jacket review: Alpinestars GP Pro

    Alpinestars GP Pro leather jacket £429.99 Time used: One year What’s good: This is a beautifully made and comfortable riding jacket, which is half of a two-piece racing suit. I wear this jacket with...

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