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Leathers, jackets & suits (Jan - Dec 2010)

  • Undersuit review: Sub Zero thermal suit

    03 June 2010 by Andy Downes

    Undersuit review: Sub Zero thermal suit

    Sub Zero thermal undersuit (superseded by Factor2 suit), £89.99 Miles covered/time: Many, many thousands in 10 years. What’s good? The fact that this suit is around 10 years old but is still just as...

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  • Jacket review: Bering Banks

    18 May 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Jacket review: Bering Banks

    Bering Banks coat, £250 Mile covered: 4000/one year What’s good? It serves just as well as a smart everyday coat as it does for riding. It’s Gore-Tex, so there’s no question of water seepage. Save...

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  • Kit review: Dainese stripes jacket

    11 May 2010 by Phil West

    Kit review: Dainese stripes jacket

    Dainese Stripes jacket, £379.99 Miles covered/time: 300/two months What’s good? The ‘Stripes’ (no, I don’t get the name either, there’s not a stripe anywhere) is Dainese’s new, semi-retro,...

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  • Product review: Rab Generator Vest

    07 May 2010 by Marc Potter

    Product review: Rab Generator Vest

    Rab Generator Vest, £75 Miles covered/time: 2000/five months What’s good? This is an incredibly light, superbly warm layer from the outdoor experts Cotswold Outdoor, who recommend and advise round the...

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  • Product review: Oxford Bright Top Active

    07 May 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Product review: Oxford Bright Top Active

    Oxford Bright Top Active, £29.99 Miles covered/time: 1000/four months What’s good? Many things stand out with this stretchy hi-viz top, not least its wearer. Beyond the fact that cars pick you out far...

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  • Jacket review: Bering armour textile

    07 May 2010 by Ian Jubb

    Jacket review: Bering armour textile

    Bering armour textile jacket, £119.99 Miles covered/time: 8000/three years What’s good? The fit is spot on, nice and snug on the arms so there are no annoying draughts. The built-in shoulder and elbow...

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  • Review: Keis X4 heated bodywarmer

    28 April 2010 by Adam Child

    Review: Keis X4 heated bodywarmer

    Keis X4 heated bodywarmer, £99 (heat controller £30, battery pack/charger £46) Miles covered/time: 20,000/two winters What’s good? I can’t believe I’ve lasted so long riding through winter without...

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  • Jacket review: Dainese Santa Monica

    21 April 2010 by Phil West

    Jacket review: Dainese Santa Monica

    Dainese Santa Monica jacket, £479.99 Time owned: Three years What’s good? Solid, classy, quality throughout. The leather is reassuringly thick, the construction durable and it features everything you...

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  • Product review: Oxford ChillOut socks

    13 April 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Product review: Oxford ChillOut socks

    Oxford ChillOut socks, £15.99 (£14.99 on MCN shop) Miles covered/time: 2000/one year What’s good? They keep your feet a bit warmer. They’re still in one piece after moderate use. What’s not? The...

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  • Jacket review: Oxford Chill Out jacket

    01 April 2010 by Liam Marsden

    Jacket review: Oxford Chill Out jacket

    Oxford Chill Out jacket (replaced by Chill Out shirt, £54.99) Miles covered/time: 2500/seven months Save money on motorcycle jackets What’s good? This jacket is waterproof, windproof and breathable,...

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  • Suit review: Revit TT one-piece

    24 March 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Suit review: Revit TT one-piece

    Revit TT one-piece suit, £750 Miles covered/time: 2000/one year What’s good? Although, thankfully, I’ve not had to test either the impact protection or abrasion resistance of this suit, its...

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  • Jacket review: RevIt Zodiac

    16 March 2010 by Andy Downes

    Jacket review: RevIt Zodiac

    RevIt Zodiac leather jacket, £299 Miles covered: 4500/six months What’s good? This is the jacket I rode to work in most days last summer and with some careful cleaning and the odd massive dousing with...

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  • Suit review: Wolf Kangaroo Sport

    25 February 2010 by Michael Guy

    Suit review: Wolf Kangaroo Sport

    Wolf Kangaroo Sport one piece leathers, £749.99 Miles covered/time? 20,000/six years What’s good: I’ve owned these leathers for over six years and have been impressed with them for a number of...

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  • Trouser review: Alpinestars Drystar Pants

    02 February 2010 by Adam Child

    Trouser review: Alpinestars Drystar Pants

    Alpinestars Drystar Pants £179.99 Miles covered/time: 40,000/three years What’s good? In the past three years I’ve worn these trousers through some horrible winters and they have always been 100%...

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  • Product review: Alpinestars Thermal Pro top

    20 January 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Product review: Alpinestars Thermal Pro top

    Alpinestars Thermal Pro top, £89.95 Miles covered/time: 900/two months What’s good? You could put armour in the sleeves of this thermal top and call it a riding jacket. Save cash on motorcycle...

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  • Product review: Fox Regulator jersey

    20 January 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Product review: Fox Regulator jersey

    Fox Regulator jersey, £50 Miles covered/time: 500/one month What’s good? There are two things which push my buttons when it comes to this top. Save cash on motorcycle clothing Firstly, its flat seams...

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  • Jacket review: Tucano Urbano Libeccio 837

    12 January 2010 by Ped Baker

    Jacket review: Tucano Urbano Libeccio 837

    Tucano Urbano Libeccio 837 Jacket, £128 Miles covered/time: 500 miles/six months What's good? Tucano Urbano clothing is aimed at commuting scooter riders rather than out-and-out motorcyclists so their...

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  • Product review: Helly Hansen Merino twin pack

    12 January 2010 by Marc Potter

    Product review: Helly Hansen Merino twin pack

    Helly Hansen Merino twin pack, £60 Miles covered/time: 2100/nine months What's good? There's loads of base-layer thermals around but I've never worn any as comfortable or as warm as these. Save money...

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  • Jacket review: Alpinestars Venture Off Road

    12 January 2010 by Marc Potter

    Jacket review: Alpinestars Venture Off Road

    Alpinestars Venture Off Road Jacket, £119.95 Miles covered/time: 3750/four years What's good? If you want a handy, tough off-road riding jacket to take the cold off, store some cash, a Mars bar, a...

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  • Product review: Fox Platinum jersey

    07 January 2010 by Gareth Ashman

    Product review: Fox Platinum jersey

    Fox Platinum jersey, £42 Miles covered/time: 1050 off-road in Africa/10 days What’s good? OK, enough jokes about me forgetting to take my pyjamas off. Save money on motorcycle clothing In the 36˚C...

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  • Trouser review: Fox Short Cut

    07 January 2010 by Gareth Ashman

    Trouser review: Fox Short Cut

    Fox Short Cut pants, £130 Miles covered/time: 1050 off-road in Africa/10 days What’s good? I love how the pants fit over the top of my boots – far better for when it rains as the water doesn’t...

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  • Alpinestars Diplomatic jacket: first findings

    07 January 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Alpinestars Diplomatic jacket: first findings

    In short, bloody ace for messing around in the snow. Gore-tex technology within ensures you feel nothing but warmth, and even a snowball forced down the back will struggle to make an impression, owing...

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