2012

Helmet review: Arai RX7 GP

Helmet review: Arai RX7 GP

Arai RX7 GP helmet, £699.99 Miles covered/time: 40,000/three years What's good? Helmets are a very personal choice, but I’ve been wearing Arai for 19 years – not for any irrational brand-loyalty...

Umbro Sports Sock

Umbro Sports Sock

Umbro Sports Sock, £4.99 for 10 pairs Miles covered/time: 3000/five months (plus about three years of normal wear) What’s good: Yes, it’s a grubby old white sports sock, not the most fashionable...

Helmet review: Schuberth S2

Helmet review: Schuberth S2

Schuberth S2, £499.99 Miles covered/time: 2500/two months What’s good: I have ridden with Arai helmets for many years but this new Schuberth S2 is the best road lid I have ever used thanks to a...

Helmet review: Scorpion VX15 Air

Helmet review: Scorpion VX15 Air

Scorpion VX15 Air, £119.99 Miles covered/time: 400/five months What's good? This is the first off-road helmet I’ve owned and so far it’s proven to be excellent. The lining wicks moisture away easily –...

Helmet review: Shoei Neotec

Helmet review: Shoei Neotec

Shoei Neotec helmet, £469.99 Time used: Two months What I like: The new Neotec had a huge reputation to live up to, as the replacement for Shoei’s hugely popular Multitec II. With an integrated sun...

Schuberth S2 review

Having ridden only 100 miles so far here are my initial thoughts on my new Schuberth S2 Size/Fit Normally I'm a small when it comes to helmets. I tried on both the small and medium sizes (same size outer shell on both) and found the medium to be more comfortable. The padding (which is fully washable and removable) does appear to hold its shape well, and is certainly far better than my old Nitro...

Helmet review: Arai RX-7 GP

Helmet review: Arai RX-7 GP

Arai RX-7 GP. £649.99 Time used: Three years What’s good: This is my everyday lid – the classic white with a black visor combo. I save my Rich Art painted Arai for road testing duties, but this is...

Helmet review: Shoei XR1000

Helmet review: Shoei XR1000

Shoei XR1000 (superseded by the XR1100, from £329.99) Miles covered/time: 4500/4 years (didn’t ride for 2 of these years) What’s good: This is the second Shoei that I’ve owned and, as with the first,...

Helmet review: Davida Jet

Helmet review: Davida Jet

Davida Jet helmet, £235 Miles covered/time: 9100/one year, nine months What’s good: So often in the course of writing these reviews our opinions and findings are tempered by a caveat along the lines...

Helmet review: Arai Tour-X3

Helmet review: Arai Tour-X3

Arai Tour-X3, £354.99 (£299 on MCN Shop; superseded by Arai Tour-X4) Miles covered/time: 3500/one year What’s good: It’s an off- and on-road lid in one.  Detach the peak and you have a normal...