Leathers, jackets & suits

  • 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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  • Tucano Urbano jeans

    03 August 2011 by Steve Farrell

    Tucano Urbano jeans

    Tucano Urbano jeans, £75 Miles covered/time: 1000/one month What's good: Motorcycle jeans are often bizarrely cut and deeply unfashionable, defeating the point of wearing them by making you look...

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  • Scott Road jacket

    29 July 2011 by Mykel Nicolaou

    Scott Road jacket

    Scott Road jacket, £315 Miles covered/time: 15,000/nine years What’s good: I simply cannot recommend this fully armoured, fully waterproof jacket enough. Made by well known and highly regarded British...

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  • Proskins Moto All-season Trouser Baselayer

    29 July 2011 by Marc Abbott

    Proskins Moto All-season Trouser Baselayer

    Proskins Moto All-season Trouser Baselayer, £29.99 Miles covered/time: 1200/one month What’s good: Putting these trousers on for the first time will feel like slipping into a very thick pair of tights...

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  • Tucano Urbano Steve jacket

    29 July 2011 by Marc Abbott

    Tucano Urbano Steve jacket

    Tucano Urbano Steve jacket, from £91 Miles covered/time: 1260/two months What’s good: There are very few jackets in my wardrobe that I can honestly say suit both riding and casual wear. This Tucano...

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  • Lewis jacket

    22 July 2011 by John Westlake

    Lewis jacket

    Lewis jacket, £99.99 Miles covered/time: 40,000 miles /12 years What’s good: Simple classic looks that don’t look out of place in the pub, and robust construction that has withstood a couple of low...

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  • Sub-£500 one-piece leathers in MCN Shop

    14 July 2011 by Marc Abbott

    Sub-£500 one-piece leathers in MCN Shop

    MCN online shop is here to prove that you don't have to spend four figures to get a decent one-piece leather suit. Here are just five of the many available at www.mcnshop.com… Spada Radical, £315...

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  • Held Carese jacket and Torno trousers

    13 July 2011 by Trevor Franklin

    Held Carese jacket and Torno trousers

    Held Carese jacket, £499.99; Torno trousers, £399.99 Miles covered/time: 3000/15 months What’s good: This is Held’s adventure suit from its Gore-Tex Quattrotempi range. Yes, you can buy jacket or...

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  • Rev It Defender GTX Gore-Tex

    04 July 2011 by Steve Farrell

    Rev It Defender GTX Gore-Tex

    Rev It Defender GTX Gore-Tex jacket, £499.99 (£229.99 on MCN shop) Miles covered/time: Three months/5000 miles What's good: It’s practical, protective, waterproof and supremely well made. As well as...

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  • Alpinestars Verona

    04 July 2011 by Phil West

    Alpinestars Verona

    Alpinestars Verona jacket, £139.99 Miles covered/time: 700/three months What’s good: Lots actually. I’m usually sceptical about day-to-day textile jackets, usually finding things that don’t work, fit...

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  • Jacket review: Dainese Maverick

    27 June 2011 by Marc Abbott

    Jacket review: Dainese Maverick

    Dainese Maverick, £459.99 Miles covered/time: 1000/one month What’s good: I’m a sucker for classically-styled motorcycle jackets and this new addition to Dainese’s range presses all the right...

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  • Tuzo Speed leather jacket

    22 June 2011 by Steve Farrell

    Tuzo Speed leather jacket

    Tuzo Speed leather jacket, £99.99 at www.mcnshop.com Miles covered/time: 500/one month What’s good: At this price, the Tuzo Speed Jacket is great value for money. It’s a tad rough around the...

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  • Tuzo Freedom jacket

    14 June 2011 by Simon Brown

    Tuzo Freedom jacket

    Tuzo Freedom jacket £99.99 on MCN Shop Miles covered/time: 1000/five weeks What’s good: Under a ton for a warm and practical jacket can’t be bad. You can take the lining out on hot days and there are...

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  • Held Fame biker jeans

    14 June 2011 by Dan Aspel

    Held Fame biker jeans

    Held Fame biker jeans, £89.99 Miles covered/time: 1000/two months What’s good: Don’t let the two-star rating fool you. As jeans, these Held Fame jeans are fantastic. They’re extremely comfy,...

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  • Rukka N2S Windstopper thermals top/long johns

    23 May 2011 by Michael Guy

    Rukka N2S Windstopper thermals top/long johns

    Rukka N2S Windstopper thermals, £84.99 top/£84.99 long Johns Miles covered/time: 300/four months What's good: These are Rukka's top of the range motorcycle thermals and they're clearly a pair of very...

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  • Forcefield Action Shirt

    23 May 2011 by Michael Guy

    Forcefield Action Shirt

    Forcefield Action Shirt, £154.99 Miles covered/time: 1000 (all off-road)/one week What's good: Compared to a lot of body armour which can be heavy and bulky the Forcefield Action Shirt is a breath of...

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  • Held Rano jacket/Tempest trousers

    17 May 2011 by Trevor Franklin

    Held Rano jacket/Tempest trousers

    Held Rano jacket/Tempest trousers, £54.99/39.99 Trevor Franklin Miles covered/time: 8000/14 months What’s good: Impressively waterproof Nylon with Polyamide backing, easy to get on and the Held jacket...

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  • EDZ all-climate base layer men's one-piece

    09 May 2011 by Michael Neeves

    EDZ all-climate base layer men's one-piece

    EDZ all-climate base layer men's one-piece, £60 (£50 on MCN shop) Miles covered/time: Countless road testing and racing miles/two months What's good: Undersuits are one of biking’s best inventions and...

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  • Alpinestars Drystar ST-5 trousers

    09 May 2011 by Steve Farrell

    Alpinestars Drystar ST-5 trousers

    Alpinestars Drystar ST-5 trousers, £179.99 Miles covered/time: 3000/three months What's good: Like most Alpinestars stuff, they make motorcycling look good. The side pockets are useful but also lend...

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  • Spyke Wire Div two-piece suit

    04 May 2011 by Andy Downes

    Spyke Wire Div two-piece suit

    Spyke Wire Div two-piece suit, £599 Miles covered/time: 11,000/one year What’s good: I love the subtle styling of these all black motorcycle leathers that manage to combine stealthy looks with great...

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  • Trouser review: Rukka Kalahari

    08 April 2011 by Michael Guy

    Trouser review: Rukka Kalahari

    Rukka Kalahari trousers, £549.99 Miles covered: 3500/four months What's good: Like the Kalahari jacket the trousers are high quality and feel it weighing in at 2.3kg. They are fitted with flexible...

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  • Jacket review: Rukka Kalahari

    08 April 2011 by Michael Guy

    Jacket review: Rukka Kalahari

    Rukka Kalahari jacket, £749.99 Miles covered/time: 3500/four months What's good: From the moment you pick up the Kalahari jacket you know it’s a quality bit of kit. Weighing in at 2.7kg it feels like...

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  • Product review: Weise waterproof over-trousers

    30 March 2011 by Steve Farrell

    Product review: Weise waterproof over-trousers

    Weise waterproof over-trousers, £14.99 Time used: Four years What’s good: These nylon trousers have a good old-fashioned rubber coating inside (none of this breathable membrane nonsense) which is why...

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  • Hein-Gericke Voyage GTX suit

    15 February 2011 by Mark Holmes

    Hein-Gericke Voyage GTX suit

    Hein-Gericke Voyage GTX suit, £730 Miles covered/time: 3000/four months What’s good: I’ve been asking a lot of this suit. I’m wearing it for my 80-mile daily commute in all conditions on my KTM Duke...

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  • MCN’s top 5 leather jackets

    11 February 2011 by MCN

    MCN’s top 5 leather jackets

    The evenings are getting longer, the roads are getting drier and (don’t tell anyone) even the sun’s been out for a few days.    Save £££ on motorcycle jackets  in the MCN...

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  • Alpinestars Tech Heated Vest

    07 February 2011 by Michael Neeves

    Alpinestars Tech Heated Vest

    Alpinestars Tech Heated Vest. £299.95 Time used: Two months What’s good: I’m new to this heated clothing lark and I now ask myself why I never tried it years ago. It’s brilliant. This heated ‘vest’...

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  • Jacket review: Oxford Chillout Windproof Shirt

    03 February 2011 by Dan Aspel

    Jacket review: Oxford Chillout Windproof Shirt

    Oxford Chillout Windproof Shirt, £54.99 (£52.24 on MCN Shop) Miles covered/time: 600/one month What’s good: It’s well proportioned and a comfortable fit. It also zips up quickly and simply and even...

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  • Great service from RST

    20 January 2011 by Anonymous

    I was riding to a hospital appointment this morning and, out of the blue, my bike slid from under me. I was only doing about 25-30mph on a straight road, but still managed to drop it. My bike only received minor damage but it's because of my RST kit that I'm submitting this story. I bought a set of RST Paragon II textiles in December and after returning home, it appears that the my rear...

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  • MCN’s top 5 winter jackets

    14 January 2011 by Marc Abbott

    MCN’s top 5 winter jackets

    MCN staff put their kit through the sternest tests, day-to-day, to help you decide which biking products to buy.    Save £££ on motorcycle jackets in the MCN Shop The five...

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  • Trouser review: Revit Factor 2

    11 January 2011 by Dan Aspel

    Trouser review: Revit Factor 2

    Revit Factor 2 trousers, £129.99 (£119.99 on MCN Shop) Miles covered/time: 1600/two months What’s good? The worst kit is obtrusive, the best kit just lets you get on with riding. When I’m wearing...

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  • Trouser review: Held Spark leather trousers

    11 January 2011 by Mark Holmes

    Trouser review: Held Spark leather trousers

    Held Spark leather trousers, £150.20 Miles covered/time: 3000/five months What’s good? I wanted a pair of good quality, kneeslider-free leather trousers – and these looked just the job. In thick but...

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  • Jacket review: Spidi T-Combat

    06 January 2011 by James Keen

    Jacket review: Spidi T-Combat

    Spidi T-Combat jacket, £229.99 Miles covered/time: 400/three months What’s good? The original reason for my getting this very ‘European’ jacket was so I could wear it when I’m testing scooters for our...

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  • Kit review: Draggin’ Oilskins jeans

    29 December 2010 by Dan Aspel

    Kit review: Draggin’ Oilskins jeans

    Draggin’ Oilskins jeans, £159.99 Dan Aspel Miles covered/time: 700/one month   What’s good? Draggin’ market their products as being the most safety conscious jeans you can buy. Stitched...

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