2014

Product Review: Alpinestars Tech 10

Product Review: Alpinestars Tech 10

Alpinestars Tech 10, £420 Tester: Michael Guy Time tested: Two years/2000 off-road miles What’s good? What Alpinestars don’t know about making motorcycle boots isn’t worth knowing. Tech 10s are their...

Product Review: Richa Ratchet boots

Product Review: Richa Ratchet boots

Richa Ratchet boots, £99.99 Tester: Andy Davidson Time tested: Seven months/2000 miles What’s good? The Ratchets come with toesliders, ankle, shin and heel protection and a Hipora waterproof membrane.

Product Review: Dr Martens Garrick boots

Product Review: Dr Martens Garrick boots

Dr Martens Garrick boots £359.99 Tester: Simon Brown Time tested: Two months/1500 miles What’s good? People have been wearing old-style Doc Martens on bikes for years – I’ve done many a mile in...

Product Review: Daytona Strive GTX boots

Product Review: Daytona Strive GTX boots

Daytona Strive GTX boots £369.99 Tester: Simon Relph Time tested: 4800 miles/13 months What’s good? If you get cold feet and hate getting them wet when riding in the rain, then these are the boots for...

Product Review: TCX Pro 2.1 motocross boots

Product Review: TCX Pro 2.1 motocross boots

TCX Pro 2.1 motocross boots, £329.99 Time used: Five months/1500 miles What’s good? The Pro boots are made of tough stuff. They’ve taken serious knocks and remain in great condition. They come with...

Product Review: Alpinestars S-MX 1.1 Boots

Product Review: Alpinestars S-MX 1.1 Boots

Alpinestars S-MX 1.1, £129.99 Time tested: Two months/2000 miles What’s good? I have worn these ankle boots through the summer and on a couple of long weekends away and, after the initial strange...

Product Review: Alpinestars S-MX6 Gore-Tex boots

Product Review: Alpinestars S-MX6 Gore-Tex boots

Alpinestars S-MX6 Gore-Tex boots, £229.99 Time tested: 12,000 miles/one year What’s good? Like the suit, these boots have been used in temperatures well below zero as well as in the heat of the Sahara...

Product Review: Stylmartin Philadelphia

Product Review: Stylmartin Philadelphia

Stylmartin Philadelphia, £139.99 Miles covered/time: 1700 miles/nine months What's good? They call them ‘riding trainers’ – which I guess means they’re casually styled and not obviously motorbike...

Product Review: Falco Ayda boots

Product Review: Falco Ayda boots

Falco Ayda boots, £129.99 Time tested: Two months/1600 miles What's good? These boots were comfortable from the off with one slight exception, the top of one of the zips scratching my leg slightly, I...

Product Review: Spada Gear boots

Product Review: Spada Gear boots

Spada Gear boots £79.99 Time tested: Four months/2000 miles What’s good? When you don’t need the faff of full-sized sports boots, these Spada Gear are simple, sports-styled leather boots that provide...

Product Review: Stylmartin, Red Rock boots

Product Review: Stylmartin, Red Rock boots

Stylmartin, Red Rock boots, £169 Time tested: Four months/2000 miles What’s good? The Red Rock boots are exactly what I was after. They’re lightweight summer boots for riding that also double up as...

Product Review: Astars Fastlane Waterproof shoes

Product Review: Astars Fastlane Waterproof shoes

Astars Fastlane Waterproof shoes, £119.99 Time used: Seven months What’s good? These riding shoes are my new favourite piece of biking kit and I haven’t worn conventional bike boots since I’ve had...

Product Review: Sidi Mag-1 Boots

Product Review: Sidi Mag-1 Boots

Sidi Mag-1, £279.99 Time tested: 1400 miles / two months What’s good? The fit on Sidi’s new Mag-1 is fantastic. The micrometric fasteners allow you to ratchet the three key fitting points to...

Product Review: TCX S-R1 Gore-Tex boots

Product Review: TCX S-R1 Gore-Tex boots

TCX S-R1 Gore-Tex boots, £249.99 Time tested: 4 months/ 400 wet miles What’s good? They work. Even in really persistent heavy rain, they’ve not let in a single drop of water. I even resorted to the...

Product Review: Spada ST1 WP boots

Product Review: Spada ST1 WP boots

Spada ST1 WP boots, £99.95 Time tested: 1800 miles/two months What’s good? Reassuringly sturdy, these boots are both decent value at under £100 and packed with protection with hard plastic armour at...

Product Review: Daytona Evo Voltex GTX boots

Product Review: Daytona Evo Voltex GTX boots

Daytona Evo Voltex GTX boots, £679.99 Time tested: Four months, 3000 miles What’s good? There are lots of positives about these boots, but the only place I can possibly start is with the price. At...

Product Review: Alpinestars Toucan GTX boots

Product Review: Alpinestars Toucan GTX boots

Alpinestars Toucan GTX boots, £349.99 Time tested: One year, 10,000 miles What’s good? These bad-boys are tough, robust and waterproof thanks to a Gore-Tex membrane - exactly what you want from an...

Product Review: Stylmartin Indian boots

Product Review: Stylmartin Indian boots

Stylmartin Indian boots, £189 Time tested: 2000 miles/Eight months What’s good? The Stylmartin Indian boots offer a good compromise between big bike boots and normal casual boots – looking smart off...

Product Review: Alpinestars SMX 6 boots

Product Review: Alpinestars SMX 6 boots

Alpinestars SMX 6 boots, £189.99 Time tested: Four months, 1200 miles What’s good? These boots from the Italian giants of the motorcycle clothing industry are everything you would expect from one of...

Product Review: Daytona Travel Star GTX boots

Product Review: Daytona Travel Star GTX boots

Daytona Travel Star GTX boots, £379.99 Time tested: 9000 miles/ five months What’s good? The Travel Star GTX boots are a high quality product, albeit for a high price. They feature a Gore-Tex membrane...