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The 5 best waterproof gloves that won't make you sweat

The 5 best waterproof gloves that won't make you sweat

MCN Shop It's officially summer here in the UK, for now at least. But we know the next show is only ever around the corner. Getting wet hands on a summer ride is annoying, but equally annoying is wearing thick...

Top 5 leather race gloves

Top 5 leather race gloves

MCN Shop There’s no denying that race gloves look ace and offer great protection in the event of an accident. Here are our top 5 picks of gloves that are currently for sale on the MCN Shop. RST Tractech Evo C...

Top 5 RST products

Top 5 RST products

MCN Shop It's no wonder RST are one of the most popular brands in the UK. From suits to boots, you can always rely on them for high quality equipment. We've found five great RST products available on the MCN...

Silvertech bike cover review

Silvertech bike cover review

Editor Andy Calton has spent three months using the £34.99 Silvertech bike cover and has so far been surprised by how well it's holding up. What’s good? This was a bit of an emergency purchase as my...

Product review: TCX Street Ace WP

Product review: TCX Street Ace WP

Tim Thompson, MCNs Head of Content has been using the TCX Street Ace WP boots for a couple of months now, here’s how he’s found them… What’s good? Boots like this are always going to feel like a...

Product review: Five HG1 WP Heated gloves

Product review: Five HG1 WP Heated gloves

MCNs Sports Editor, Michael Guy has been testing these Five HG1 Waterproof Heated Gloves for 18 months now and has worn them for 7000 miles. Here’s what he thinks…  What’s good? When I first...

KTM X-Country backpack review

KTM X-Country backpack review

Senior Road Tester Adam Child has been using this KTM backpack for the past five months, and has this to say about orange bag. What’s good? Putting a solar panel on a backpack is a stroke of genius;...

Top 7 retro picks

Top 7 retro picks

MCN Shop Whether you're a fan of all the classic and retro-styled motorcycles flooding the market or not, you can't deny the clothing also coming out looks great. There's a huge array of classically-styled...

Review: Schuberth C4

Review: Schuberth C4

I've been using this helmet for three months, and this is what I think after covering 2500 miles in that time. What’s good? The £599.99 C4 is the first flip-up helmet I’ve tried and I like the...

Product review: Alpinestars Tech undersuit

Product review: Alpinestars Tech undersuit

Chief Road Tester Michael Neeves has been testing this Alpinestars Ride Tech kit for eight months now, here’s his thoughts on it… Price Top £69.99 Bottom £69.99 What’s good? These A-stars two-piece...

Product review: Hein Gericke Tuareg ladies jacket and Atlas trousers

Product review: Hein Gericke Tuareg ladies jacket and Atlas trousers

Online Editor, Maria Vallahis has been using the Hein Gericke Tuareg Damargo Sheltex jacket (£250) and Atlas Stx trousers (£169.99) for three months now and has covered 2500 miles in them. Here’s how...

Top 5 AGV helmets

Top 5 AGV helmets

MCN Shop When it comes to helmets, AGV are considered to be up there with the best of them. They protect the heads of many of the world’s leading racers, with both Valentino Rossi and Guy Martin sporting lids...

4 brilliant vented jackets to keep you cool

4 brilliant vented jackets to keep you cool

MCN Shop It might not last long, but riding in this glorious sunshine for the past few weeks is really making us smile. What doesn't make us smile is returning home a sweaty mess after wearing jackets without...

RiDE review: Britemax Clean Max

RiDE review: Britemax Clean Max

A super-concentrated shampoo that is great on paintwork and surprisingly good on brake dust, too. Only average on chain lube, but also designed not to affect previous wax finishes. Great for those who...

RiDE review: Dodo Juice Born To Be Mild

RiDE review: Dodo Juice Born To Be Mild

This is a professional, concentrated shampoo that is designed not to affect any previous wax coatings already on the bike. Still, it’s great on paintwork leaving a nice sheen and is nice to use.

Product review: Weise Summer gloves

Product review: Weise Summer gloves

I tested these Weise Summer gloves (£39.99) for three weeks over 500 miles. Here's how I got on... What's good? Basic gloves, for a basic price. The feel is ok, but not amazing, and they are...

Product review: TCX Hero waterproof boots

Product review: TCX Hero waterproof boots

I tested these TCX Hero waterproof boots (£169.99), in vintage Brown, for three months across 2500 miles.  Here's how I got on... What’s good? These boots were a great fit straight out...

RiDE review: Meguiars Ultime Wash & Wax

RiDE review: Meguiars Ultime Wash & Wax

This concentrated shampoo feels very lubricating on application and gives a beautiful, high-gloss finish to painted surfaces, especially after using a drying cloth. It doesn’t dry too quickly, either.

New off-road product showcase

New off-road product showcase

MCN Shop So, for those of you who like to get down and dirty and mess around in the mud, there are a number of new products dropping soon that might spark your interest. These products will be available...

RiDE review: Dirtwash Bike Cleaner

RiDE review: Dirtwash Bike Cleaner

This was easy to apply to wet or dry surfaces and didn’t run too badly, despite not being a gel. It returned better-than-expected results on both brake dust and chain lube tests and gave a nice sheen...

Product review: Nippy Normans bike console

Product review: Nippy Normans bike console

I tested this Nippy Norman phone holder (for my iPhone 7 Plus) over three months across 1500 miles. Here's how I got on... What’s good?  As I have no sense of direction, I need my phone to...

Product review: Draggin Revz Kevlar jeans

Product review: Draggin Revz Kevlar jeans

I tested these Draggin Revz Kevlar jeans (£219.99) over five months across 7500 miles. Here's how I got on... What’s good?   These Revz jeans are probably a little stylish for my lardy...

RiDE review: SDoc100 Motorcycle Total Cleaner+

RiDE review: SDoc100 Motorcycle Total Cleaner+

Gel cleaner stays where it’s sprayed, giving more time to clean. It’s great on brake dust, even without agitation, washes off paintwork leaving a nice shine, and deals with caked-on flies superbly.

Review: Sidi X-3 Xtreme boots

Review: Sidi X-3 Xtreme boots

I've been wearing the £289.99 Sidi X-3 Xtreme boots for four months now, and this is how they've held up. What’s good? I’ve got a bad left ankle from an old rugby injury, so finding boots that offer...

RiDE review: Ammo Lightning Power Gel

RiDE review: Ammo Lightning Power Gel

This gel cleaner stays where it’s sprayed, but neither bottles we had fanned: just spot sprayed, hampering coverage. It worked really well, didn’t dry out and dealt brilliantly with brake dust and...

Review: RST Tractech Evo-R race glove

Review: RST Tractech Evo-R race glove

I tested these RST Tractech Evo-R race gloves (£99.99) over four months across 2000 miles. Here's how I got on... What’s good? RST Advertise their Tractech Evo-R as their ultimate race glove.

Review: Reactive Suspension fork course

Review: Reactive Suspension fork course

MCN Contributor, Rupert Paul tested this Reactive Suspension fork course (£210).  Here's how he got on... What’s good? I’ve now been on four of Reactive Suspension’s day-long courses. Tutor...

Product review: Wolf Nimbus-K two piece leathers

Product review: Wolf Nimbus-K two piece leathers

MCN Editor Andy Calton has been testing the Wolf Nimbus-K two piece leather suit for 18 months and has covered 3,000 miles with them. Here are his thoughts…  Jacket £499.99, trousers...

Product review: Motul E2 Moto Wash

Product review: Motul E2 Moto Wash

MCN Senior Production Editor, Simon Brown, tested this Motul E2 Moto Wash (£10.49 for one litre) for three washes.  Here's what he thought... What’s good? "The claims for this cleaner...

Product review: Forcefield Sport Lite 1 back protector

Product review: Forcefield Sport Lite 1 back protector

MCN Sports Editor, Michael Guy, tested this Forcefield Sport Lite 1 Back Protector (£94.99) for four years over 21,000 miles.  Here's what he thought...  What’s...

Product review: Oxford Navigator 1.0 gloves

Product review: Oxford Navigator 1.0 gloves

MCN's Online Editor, Maria Vallahis, tested these Oxford Navigator 1.0 (£47.49) gloves over five months covering 2000 miles. Here's how she got on... What’s good? Oxford are generally the go-to...

LS2 Vector C helmet: ‘Top-value lid with stacks of features’

LS2 Vector C helmet: ‘Top-value lid with stacks of features’

MCN's Digital and Events Managing Editor, Ped Baker, tested the LS2 Vector C helmet (£249.99) for four months over 500 miles. Here's how he got on...  What’s good? If you like a helmet with...

MCN readers rate their summer gloves

MCN readers rate their summer gloves

High-mileage members of our #ride5000mile Facebook group rate the kit they rely on most Knox Handroid £199 Daniel Storey Rides Triumph Tiger Used for Six years “Knox Handroids are the best...

Product review: EDZ base layer leggings

Product review: EDZ base layer leggings

Time tested: 650 miles Price: £24.99 What’s good? Fitting neatly beneath my riding kit, the EDZ All Climate Wicking Motorcycle Base Layer Leggings have performed well in both hot and cold conditions...

Product review: MT Thunder 3

Product review: MT Thunder 3

Time tested: 4 months/400 miles Price £89.99 What’s good? Who needs high vis clothing when you can have this Thunder 3 lid? It’s about as bright as the sun shining at midday in the Sahara. The Thunder...

RiDE review: Alpinestars Valparaiso Drystar

RiDE review: Alpinestars Valparaiso Drystar

Textile glove is CE marked, with a hard knuckle, leather/suede fingers and palm, with pinky and ring fingers connected. Sealed well against draughts and was totally dry. Feel is excellent but could be...