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Product Review: Cruz Tools Econokit M1

Product Review: Cruz Tools Econokit M1

Product Review: Cruz Tools Econokit M1 £54.21 Tester Richard Newland Time tested Five years What’s good? Whenever I’m travelling somewhere remote or I’m just away on the bike for a few days, this...

Product Review: Held Titan gloves

Product Review: Held Titan gloves

Product Review: Held Titan gloves (now Evo, £249.99) Tested by: Emma Franklin Time tested: Five years/6500 miles What’s good? These are the gloves that refuse to die. The Held Titans (now superseded...

Product Review: Alpinestars Tech St Gore-Tex jacket and trousers

Product Review: Alpinestars Tech St Gore-Tex jacket and trousers

Product Review: Alpinestars Tech St Gore-Tex jacket £599 and trousers £449 Tester: Michael Guy Time tested: Three years/30,000 miles What’s good? I’ve covered big miles in all manner of weather...

Product Review: Facom ratcheting oil filter wrench

Product Review: Facom ratcheting oil filter wrench

Product Review: Facom ratcheting oil filter wrench £37.20 Tester Richard Newland Time tested Four years What’s good? There are very few times when this neat oil filter wrench can’t access the filter...

Product Review: Oxford Trip Wire lock

Product Review: Oxford Trip Wire lock

Product Review: Oxford Trip Wire lock £39.99 Tester: Michael Neeves  Time used: Three months/5000 miles What’s good? This lock is perfect for keeping your bike secured when you’re out and about...

Product Review: Held Ladies Caprino Gore-Tex jacket

Product Review: Held Ladies Caprino Gore-Tex jacket

Product Review: Held Ladies Caprino Gore-Tex jacket £449.99 Tester: Alison Silcox Time tested: Two months/1000 miles What's good? The cut of the jacket is great and the tailored fit with zips at the...

Product Review: Knox Leonard waxed jacket

Product Review: Knox Leonard waxed jacket

Product Review: Knox Leonard waxed jacket £229.99 Tester: Tony Hoare  Time tested: Five months/2500 miles What’s good? The concept of the Leonard jacket responds to the trend for bike clothing...

Product Review: Kabuto Ibuki helmet

Product Review: Kabuto Ibuki helmet

Product Review: Kabuto Ibuki helmet £359.99 Tested by Liam Marsden  Time tested Five months/650 miles  What’s good? I’m not a fan of flip-front helmets or flip-down sun visors in general,...

Product Review: Oxford Quick Release 15 tankbag

Product Review: Oxford Quick Release 15 tankbag

Product Review: Oxford Quick Release 15 tankbag £99.99 Tester Michael Neeves  Time used Three months/3500-miles  What’s good? I used this expandable tank bag on my 2015 Yamaha R1 around...

Product Review: TCX S-Speed boots

Product Review: TCX S-Speed boots

Product Review: TCX S-Speed boots £149.99 Tested by James Archibald Time used One month/2300 miles  What’s good? The TCX S-Speed boots have a reassuring and well-built feel. At £149.99, they...

Product Review: Halfords Advanced Professional precision Torx screwdriver set

Product Review: Halfords Advanced Professional precision Torx screwdriver set

Product Review: Halfords Advanced Professional precision Torx screwdriver set, £11.99 Tester: Andy Downes Time tested: 18 months What’s good? Advanced, professional and precision are three words that...

Product review: Givi expandable rucksack EA104

Product review: Givi expandable rucksack EA104

Product review: Givi expandable rucksack EA104, £48.95 Tester: Michael Neeves Time used: Five months/10,000 miles  What’s good? Coming from a large, waterproof, sack-type rucksack I was worried...

Product Review: EDZ Merino underlayer leggings and shirt

Product Review: EDZ Merino underlayer leggings and shirt

Product Review: EDZ Merino underlayer leggings £50 and shirt £50  Tester: Alison Silcox Time tested: Three months/1000 miles What's good? After washing they retain their shape well, unlike...

Rev’It Defender Pro GTX jacket and trousers

Rev’It Defender Pro GTX jacket and trousers

Rev’It Defender Pro GTX jacket £599.99 and trousers £429.99 Tester: Andy Davidson   Time tested: four months, 6,000 miles What’s good? The Defender is a great suit and I’m getting on...

Product review: Duckswax leather protection and waterproofing

Product review: Duckswax leather protection and waterproofing

Product review: Duckswax leather protection and waterproofing, £9.95 Tester: Andy Downes Time used: Three months What’s good? This is potentially one of the best ways you can spend a tenner and my...

Product Review: Oxford Commuter X4

Product Review: Oxford Commuter X4

Product Review: Oxford Commuter X4 (£44.99) Tested by: Liam Marsden Time tested: Six months/350 miles What’s good? This illuminated brace can either be strapped to the rider or to a rucksack with...

Product Review: Spidi H2out Warrior Sport jacket

Product Review: Spidi H2out Warrior Sport jacket

Product Review: Spidi H2out Warrior Sport jacket, £199.99 Tester: Andy Davidson   Time tested: Three months/1000 miles What’s good? The Warrior is a lightweight, comfortable street jacket.

Product Review: Berik 8320 one-piece leather suit

Product Review: Berik 8320 one-piece leather suit

Monday, October 12 Product Review: Berik 8320 one-piece leather suit £399 Tested by: Emma Franklin Time tested: Four years/5000 track miles What’s good? Incredibly this suit has survived six impacts...

Experience Review: Black and White Novice Friendly Track Experience

Experience Review: Black and White Novice Friendly Track Experience

Black and White Novice Friendly Track Experience, £240 Tester: Alison Silcox Time tested: One day What's good? Black and White days bring a different approach to how trackdays are run because for the...

Product Review: Spidi STR-3 Vent Coupe gloves

Product Review: Spidi STR-3 Vent Coupe gloves

Spidi STR-3 Vent Coupe gloves, £84.99 Tester: Andy Davidson  Time tested: Three months, 2500 miles  What’s good? The STR-3s are a decent pair of lightweight, warm weather gloves. The mesh...

Product Review: WD40 with smart straw

Product Review: WD40 with smart straw

WD40 with smart straw, £6.54 Tester: Simon Relph Time tested: Eight months What’s good? What did we do before WD40 spray was invented? We probably walked because ‘the damned thing wouldn’t start...

Product Review: Bell Star Carbon SE helmet

Product Review: Bell Star Carbon SE helmet

Bell Star Carbon SE helmet, £499.99 Tester: Simon Brown Time tested: Four months/2000 miles What’s good? Specials guru, Pikes Peak racer, creator of R nineT-based concepts for BMW, Roland Sands is the...

Product Review: Oxford Track Pump with gauge

Product Review: Oxford Track Pump with gauge

Oxford Track Pump with gauge £29.99 Tested by Tony Hoare Time tested: One year What’s good? This pump has been MCN office equipment for the past year and whenever someone on our team has to sort out...

Product Review: BMW BlackLeather jacket

Product Review: BMW BlackLeather jacket

BMW BlackLeather jacket, £490 Tested by Andy Downes Time tested: 18 months/9000 miles What’s good? After a year this jacket is still in use on a very frequent basis thanks to the tough water buffalo...

Product Review: Spada Forty4 Driver Glove

Product Review: Spada Forty4 Driver Glove

Spada Forty4 Driver Glove, £39.95 Tester Simon Brown Time tested 500 miles/one month What’s good? These shorty gloves are dead comfy in summer thanks to perforated leather on the backs of the...

Product Review: Knox Roberta Ladies Leather Jacket

Product Review: Knox Roberta Ladies Leather Jacket

Knox Roberta Ladies Leather Jacket, £349.99  Tester: Alison Silcox Time tested: Three months/1500 miles What's good? The jacket looks great and I love the retro styling, in particular the collar...

Product Review: Schuberth C3 Pro Woman helmet

Product Review: Schuberth C3 Pro Woman helmet

Schuberth C3 Pro Woman helmet, £549.99  Tester: Alison Silcox Time tested: 1200 miles/two months What's good? The lid has been designed specifically for females and from first wear it has been...

Product Review: Wiz kneesliders

Product Review: Wiz kneesliders

Wiz kneesliders £25 Tester: Michael Neeves Time used: 12 years What’s good? I’ve been scraping Wiz kneesliders since the late 1980s and they’ve always impressed me. You never forget your first...

Product Review: Sidi Courier boots

Product Review: Sidi Courier boots

Sidi Courier boots, £224.99 Tested by: Tony Hoare Time tested: 10 years/8000 miles What’s good? Sidi’s Courier boot has been around for so long it’s like motorcycling royalty. Long before adventure...

Product Review: Red Wing 2944 Harvester boots

Product Review: Red Wing 2944 Harvester boots

Red Wing 2944 Harvester boots £269.00 Tested by: Simon Relph Time tested: 1800 miles/14 months What’s good? These are great daily commuting boots. They’re eight inches high, so there’s a good amount...

Product Review: Halfords Advanced Professional 6 Piece Torx Bit Socket Rail

Product Review: Halfords Advanced Professional 6 Piece Torx Bit Socket Rail

Halfords Advanced Professional 6 Piece Torx Bit Socket Rail 3/8in drive, £19.99 Tested by Andy Downes Time tested: 18 months What’s good? These great value and high-quality Halfords Torx socket bits...

Product Review: Alpinestars Quick Seal Out Jacket and Pants

Product Review: Alpinestars Quick Seal Out Jacket and Pants

Alpinestars Quick Seal Out Jacket and Pants £89.95 Tester: Michael Neeves Time used: Three years/100,000 miles What’s good? I last reviewed these two-piece waterproofs in mid-2012 when they were just...

Product Review: Rev’It Broadway jeans

Product Review: Rev’It Broadway jeans

Rev’It Broadway jeans £149.99 Tester: Alison Silcox Time tested: Six weeks/100 miles What’s good? I have a long inside leg, 33 inches, so struggle to get trousers that are long enough. These are...

Product Review: Halvarssons Prime jacket and Prince trousers

Product Review: Halvarssons Prime jacket and Prince trousers

Halvarssons Prime jacket £399.99 and Prince trousers £299.99 Tested by: Liam Marsden Time tested: One year/9000 miles What’s good? These are the comfiest textile jacket and trousers I’ve ever worn,...

Product Review: Tucano Urbano Four Seasons Jacket

Product Review: Tucano Urbano Four Seasons Jacket

Tucano Urbano Four Seasons Jacket, £160 Tester: Andy Downes Time tested: Two months/1500 miles What's good? This jacket is aimed at city riders, but I have been using it a lot over the past couple of...

Product Review: TCX X-Blend boots

Product Review: TCX X-Blend boots

TCX X-Blend boots £149.99 Tester: Simon Brown Time tested: Two months/1000 miles What’s good? I chose these for looks as much as anything because I wanted something to go well with my Ducati Scrambler...