Bargain Hunter | Stay on budget this week with MCN's top deals on kit under £100

This week we decided to limit our spending to £100 and set off on a virtual shopping spree to see what discounted deals can be had without breaking the bank. With offers on everything from garage gear to clothing, this is our pick from across the board.

Wallet friendly offers for under a ton

Save 33%
Price: £99.99 (was £149.99)
The Shark Ridill 1.2 has always been a consistent performer as a budget option, and at a penny under our threshold still offers great value for money. The cost is kept down largely thanks to a thermoplastic shell, which is cheaper to produce than a complex hand laid laminate, yet meets the same safety criteria under the testing standard of ECE 22.05. Features include a fully removable and washable interior, so you can refresh the lining as required, and neat touches such as an integrated drop-down sun visor and spectacle friendly EPS inner shell. It has a Pinlock ready main visor (although the insert itself isn’t included), micrometric strap buckle and a 5-year warranty to boot.

Best deals at a glance

Put your foot in it

Save 20%
Price: £79.99 (was £99.99)
For less than £80, these sports styled boots tick a lot of boxes. Microfibre upper, durable rubber sole and antibacterial liner make up the construction, with external armour providing protection for shin, heel and toe. Available in a black/white option too.

Full Charge

Save 26%
Price: £69.90 (was £95.00)
Designed for BMW’s CANBUS system and suitable for both conventional and lithium batteries, this multi-programme charger can be used to top up, manage and revive. It comes with a variety of hook up leads, including a direct to DIN plug.

Reach for the top

Save 52%
Price: £99.99 (was £209.99)
Ticking the CE safety boxes with a AA certification and approved armour for shoulder, elbow and back, this all-season jacket also has a fixed waterproof liner, removable thermal layer and ventilation ports. Available in sizes M to 3XL.

Get up, stand up

Save 38%
Price: £61.64 (was £99.99)
Every shed should have a paddock stand, it’s one of the handiest bits of kit you can buy and a must for all kinds of servicing jobs. This one is constructed from substantial 38mm tubing and comes with both bobbin hooks and lift pads.

Undercover operative

Save 24%
Price: £30.00 (was £38.99)
Keep your pride and joy protected from prying eyes and the elements with this tough, ripstop bike cover. It’s double stitched for strength and has a soft inner lining to prevent damage to vulnerable paintwork and chrome. Size medium.

Go the distance

Save 25%
Price: £44.99 (was £59.99)
These full grain leather gloves are water- and windproof, with a cosy lining, and secure wrap-around cuff. Hard TPU armour covers the knuckle, finger and wrist area, and dual layers of leather where necessary provide abrasion resistance.

Lock it or lose it

Save 60%
Price: £19.99 (was £49.99)
Approved by security experts Thatcham, this chunky disc lock features a Cr-Mo steel U-shackle enclosed by a hardened steel body. It has reinforced lock cylinder plates to resist drilling and includes both a reminder cable and carry case.

Last week’s bargains

Our focus this week is on gear designed specifically to fit the female biker. It’s a segment of the market that has seen steady growth in recent years and many manufacturers have moved to accommodate that, developing their ranges beyond the ‘shrink it and pink it’ offerings to practical, wearable products. The best of the current deals are on motorcycle jackets, so we’ve included a spread of different styles and highlighted some leggings and gloves too.

Leading ladies – top deals on girls-only gear

Save 26%
Price: £169.99 (was £229.99)
The Urbane Pro Utility shirt from protection specialists Knox is a close-fitting armoured garment that can be worn on its own or paired up with different layers depending on weather conditions. As a stand-alone, it’s certified to CE A standard for abrasion resistance and comes with level 1 Micro-Lock shoulder and elbow armour, plus a level 2 back protector and provision for a separate chest protector. Highly breathable thanks to stretchy mesh panels, it’s available in either olive green or black.

Best deals at a glance

Whatever the weather

Save 40%
Price: £77.99 (was £129.99)
Available in sizes 8 to 22, this technical all-seasons jacket has a fixed membrane for waterproofing and removable thermal liner. It comes with CE armour for back, shoulders and elbows, and features stretch panels and adjustability for an enhanced fit.

Cowhide classic

Save 25%
Price: £239.21 (was £318.95)
A soft leather cowhide construction gives this CE A rated jacket plushness and pliability. It’s part of Held’s ‘Clip-In Technology’ range which allows the fitment of other layers, such as an airbag vest, and comes with shoulder and elbow armour.

Bad to the bone

Save 10%
Price: £129.99 (was £149.99)
This vintage cut leather jacket is CE AA certified and comes with level 2 shoulder and elbow protectors. It has a satin lining for comfort, with two internal pockets and a connector zip for attaching to trousers.

Here comes the summer

Save 43%
Price: £272.71 (was £479.95)
A combination of durable Tutu cowhide and generous ventilation panels make this an ideal sporty summer jacket. Stretch fabric at the hip, inner arms and across the chest provide a more comfortable fit and it comes with level 2 shoulder and elbow armour.

Stride out in style

Save 18%
Price: £89.99 (was £109.99)
With a stretch denim outer construction and aramid fibre lining, these form fitting leggings have achieved a CE AA rating. They have a high waist for extra protection and comfort, and come in either blue or black. Hip and knee armour is included.

Adventure shorties

Save 55%
Price: £19.99 (was £44.99)
Certified to CE level 1, these short textile gloves have reinforced palms, hard knuckle armour and foam padding for protection. Fingers have silicone print for enhanced grip across the levers, and both thumb and forefinger tips are touch screen friendly.

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