Leathers, jackets & suits

  • Jacket review: Keis heated jacket

    11 May 2012 by Ped Baker

    Jacket review: Keis heated jacket

    Keis heated jacket, £169.99 Time used: Two months What’s good: This top of the range heated jacket is packed full of features including outputs to piggy-back heated gloves and insoles, a specific...

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  • Trouser review: Knox Cold Killers sport pants

    20 April 2012 by Liam Marsden

    Trouser review: Knox Cold Killers sport pants

    Knox Cold Killers sport pants, £44.99 Time owned/miles covered: Two months/500 miles What's good? Exactly the same as the sport top, they’re comfy, light and, most importantly, warm. The elasticated...

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  • Jacket review: Klan HOT heated inner jacket

    20 April 2012 by Michael Neeves

    Jacket review: Klan HOT heated inner jacket

    Klan HOT heated inner jacket £125.00 Time used: Four months What’s good: The best thing about this thin, lightweight, windproof heated jacket is I can squeeze it inside the kit I wear the most:...

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  • Product review: EXO² StormRider heated vest

    02 April 2012 by Michael Neeves

    Product review: EXO² StormRider heated vest

    EXO² StormRider heated vest £179.99 Time used: Three months What’s good? This body warmer keeps you warm before you’ve even heated it up, which is a good sign. Plugged into the bike’s battery it’s...

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  • Product review: Frankly baselayer

    13 March 2012 by John Westlake

    Product review: Frankly baselayer

    Frankly baselayer, £59 Miles covered/time: 1500/three months What’s good: Manufacturers of baselayers (or thermals to you and me) often spout the most dreadful techno tosh to sell their wares without...

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  • Trouser review: Weise Tex Midlayer

    01 March 2012 by Michael Neeves

    Trouser review: Weise Tex Midlayer

    Weise Tex Midlayer trouser £49.99 Time used: Three months What’s good: I’m really impressed with these thermal trousers and I’m wearing them a lot under leathers, winter riding gear and even jeans...

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  • Hein Gericke Blizzard Rain Pants

    09 January 2012 by Mark Holmes

    Hein Gericke Blizzard Rain Pants

    Hein Gericke Blizzard Rain Pants, £29.99 Miles covered/time: 2000/two months What’s good: For autumn riding, I tend to go with a leather trousers/Gore-Tex jacket combo unless it’s tipping it down with...

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  • Barbour Surtees waxed jacket

    09 January 2012 by Ped Baker

    Barbour Surtees waxed jacket

    Barbour Surtees waxed jacket, £279.95 Miles covered/time: 500/one month What’s good: The wax cotton jacket has made a bit of a comeback recently with many manufacturers now offering similarly styled...

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  • Revit Athos vest

    03 January 2012 by Liam Marsden

    Revit Athos vest

    Revit Athos vest, £39.99 Miles covered/time: 500/one month What's good: MCN’s Adam Child reckons the vest is so bright he thought I was a police motorcyclist when I caught up with him on the commute...

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  • Tucano Urbano Urbis jacket

    19 December 2011 by Tom Cambio

    Tucano Urbano Urbis jacket

    Tucano Urbano Urbis jacket, £179.99 Miles covered/time: Two months/2000 miles  What’s good: The Urbis is a stylish, urban jacket with more than a passing resemblance to rather more expensive...

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  • Alpinestars Koln Drystar Jacket

    15 December 2011 by Adam Child

    Alpinestars Koln Drystar Jacket

    Alpinestars Koln Drystar Jacket, £249.99 Miles covered/time: 4500/two months What’s good: I’ve experienced some of the worst winter weather imaginable and the Drystar jacket has remained 100%...

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  • Bike Tek Urban Hi-Vis reflective vest

    15 December 2011 by Mykel Nicolaou

    Bike Tek Urban Hi-Vis reflective vest

    Bike Tek Urban Hi-Vis reflective vest, £44.99 Miles covered/time: 2500/three months What I like: I am a firm believer in, and advocate of, the wearing of high-visibility clothing during the winter...

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  • Trouser review: Alpinestars Excursion Gore-Tex

    30 November 2011 by Michael Neeves

    Trouser review: Alpinestars Excursion Gore-Tex

    Alpinestars Excursion Gore-Tex trousers £249.99 Miles covered/time: 1000/five months What’s good: These Gore-Tex touring trousers are really warm, comfortable, easy to move around in and very...

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  • Jacket review: Alpinestars Excursion Gore-Tex

    30 November 2011 by Michael Neeves

    Jacket review: Alpinestars Excursion Gore-Tex

    Alpinestars Excursion Gore-Tex jacket £349.99 Miles covered/time: 1000/five months What’s good: This superbly-made, comfortable touring jacket will be my constant companion over the winter months.

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  • Lewis Leathers Countryman No385 jacket

    16 November 2011 by Ped Baker

    Lewis Leathers Countryman No385 jacket

    Lewis Leathers Countryman No385 jacket, £675 Miles covered/time: 500/one month What’s good: The adage “buy well, buy once” has never been more apt when it comes to the Lewis Countryman jacket. Hand...

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  • Revit Tarmac one-piece leathers

    02 November 2011 by Liam Marsden

    Revit Tarmac one-piece leathers

    Revit Tarmac one-piece leathers, £699.99 Miles covered/time: 2500/two months What's good?: I don’t remember these leathers being particularly stiff when I first put them on, and after a day of road...

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  • Aerostitch Lightweight Roadcrafter

    12 October 2011 by Simon Relph

    Aerostitch Lightweight Roadcrafter

    Aerostich Lightweight Roadcrafter, £427 Miles covered/time: 1900/two months What’s good: The very first weekend I got this suit, I had organised to stay with friends for the weekend some 150 miles...

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  • Barbour Rexton waxed jacket

    05 October 2011 by Simon Relph

    Barbour Rexton waxed jacket

    Men’s Barbour Rexton waxed jacket, £429.95 Miles covered/time: 1500/two months What’s good: This jacket is a recreation of the one worn by Steve McQueen in the 1964 East German ISDT, based around the...

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  • Belstaff Thruxton jacket

    05 October 2011 by Mark Holmes

    Belstaff Thruxton jacket

    Belstaff Thruxton jacket, £650 Miles covered/time: 4000/one year What’s good: ‘A thing of beauty is a joy forever,’ the poet said. And it’s a phrase that applies perfectly to my jacket. The quality of...

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  • Alpinestars El Nino waterproofs

    26 September 2011 by Andy Downes

    Alpinestars El Nino waterproofs

    Alpinestars El Nino waterproofs, £89.99 Miles covered/time: 1500miles/three years What’s good: They are completely waterproof which is handy as that is their only aim. I always find it incredibly...

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  • Spidi RR leather jacket

    26 September 2011 by Dan Aspel

    Spidi RR leather jacket

    Spidi RR Leather Jacket, £440 Miles covered/time: 3000 miles/four months What’s good: Almost everything. The shoulder and elbow protection is so solid it feels like it’s carved out of wood, but the...

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  • Spidi Scarface Jacket

    08 September 2011 by James Capell

    Spidi Scarface Jacket

    Spidi Scarface Jacket, £349 (superseded by Symbol, £410)      Miles covered/time: 30,000/four years What’s good: Thirty thousand miles is showing, but I’m sure there’s another...

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  • Knox Dry Inside Long Sleeve Shirt & Pants

    30 August 2011 by Alison Silcox

    Knox Dry Inside Long Sleeve Shirt & Pants

    Knox Dry Inside Long Sleeve Shirt & Pants, £15.31 & £12.76 Miles covered/time: 5000/four years What's good: Dressing in what looks like thermal underwear, regardless of the weather, has always...

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  • JTS 4040 rain suit

    19 August 2011 by James Capell

    JTS 4040 rain suit

    JTS 4040 rain suit, £45.99 Miles covered/time: 1000 miles/one week in Scotland (heavy rain every day) What's good:I'm 6'6" so finding a one-piece that won't ride up my legs is rather difficult. I...

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  • Alpinestars GP Pro two-piece

    17 August 2011 by Michael Neeves

    Alpinestars GP Pro two-piece

    Miles covered/time: 3000/six months What's good: With this combination you get all the protection and ease of movement of a racing suit, with the practicality of two-piece leathers. The jacket and...

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  • Bering Alias jacket and trousers

    09 August 2011 by Simon Relph

    Bering Alias jacket and trousers

    Bering Alias jacket and trousers, £378.99 and £257.99 Miles covered/time: 1500/10 months What's good: This suit really excels in winter, with the lining in place it is like putting on a duvet, it is...

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  • RST Paragon 2 textile suit review

    08 August 2011 by Matt Watkins

    Product: RST Paragon 2 textile two-piece suit Price paid: Jacket £169.99, Pants £139.99 Score: 3/10 I ride a 75 mile round trip commute daily and opted to buy some waterproof textiles instead of leathers. I figured that if I would be riding in all weathers and seasons, an all round jack of all trades suit would be the best option. So after reading the sales blurb and watching the sales video on...

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  • Baselayers at the MCN Shop

    04 August 2011 by Marc Abbott

    Baselayers at the MCN Shop

    Baselayers aren't just for the depths of winter – they can allow your skin to breath on a baking hot track day as well as keep out chills on a long night ride. Here are five of the best from our shop...

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  • Alpinestars Stella Breeze Air-Flo Jacket

    03 August 2011 by Alison Silcox

    Alpinestars Stella Breeze Air-Flo Jacket

    Alpinestars Stella Breeze Air-Flo Jacket, £159.99 Miles covered/time: 4000/three years What's good: Checking the weekly weather report we were set for a scorching couple of weeks so I thought it time...

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