2014

Product Review: Furygan Titan Jacket and Duke Pants

Product Review: Furygan Titan Jacket and Duke Pants

Furygan Titan jacket (£269.99) and Duke pants (£199.99) Tester: Adam Child Time tested: 12 months/ 15,000miles What’s good? Finally I’ve found year-round kit which keeps me warm and safe, which looks...

Product Review: Hevik Rockwell jacket

Product Review: Hevik Rockwell jacket

Hevik Rockwell jacket, £133.25 Tester: Tony Hoare Time tested: Five months/1500 miles What’s good? It’s a solidly built and effective jacket that keeps me warm and dry and is subtly styled in a khaki...

Product Review: Spidi Sport H20 Out jacket

Product Review: Spidi Sport H20 Out jacket

Spidi Sport H20 Out jacket £240 Tester: Emma Franklin Time tested: Six months/3000 miles What’s good? This versatile jacket saw me through spring and into summer. Once the temperature started to climb...

Product Review: Halvarssons Electra Jacket and Prince Trousers

Product Review: Halvarssons Electra Jacket and Prince Trousers

Halvarssons Electra Jacket, £369 and Prince Trousers, £279 Tester: Alison Silcox Time tested: Eight months/3500 miles What's good? The jacket has proven itself to be warm and totally waterproof in...

Product Review: Alpinestars Crest enduro jacket

Product Review: Alpinestars Crest enduro jacket

Alpinestars Crest enduro jacket, £151.95 The Erzberg jacket is the ideal waterproof companion. It’s tough, has remained dry in heavy rain, is super lightweight and is a great windbreaker. The...

Product Review: Touratech Companero

Product Review: Touratech Companero

Touratech Companero, £1750 Tester: Andy Davidson Time used: Four months/6000 miles What’s good? The Companero is actually two suits. The undersuit is for hot weather riding and is made from Cordura...

Product Review: Klim Badlands Pro Jacket and trousers

Product Review: Klim Badlands Pro Jacket and trousers

Klim Badlands Pro Jacket and trousers, £599 and £455 (were £749 and £569) Time tested: Four years/6500 miles What’s good? This is a true state-of-the-art suit designed for the hardcore adventure...

Product Review: Rev’It Neptune GTX suit

Product Review: Rev’It Neptune GTX suit

Rev’It Neptune GTX suit, (jacket, £379.99, trousers £289.99) Time tested: 13,000 miles/One year What’s good? This is a very versatile suit, and it has to be since Rev’It has aimed it at four-season...

Product Review: Dainese D-Air street airbag vest

Product Review: Dainese D-Air street airbag vest

Dainese D-Air street airbag vest, £699.99 and sensor kit, £439.99 Time tested: Seven months/5000 miles What’s good? It’s reassuring to ride with Dainese’s electronic system watching over me, which can...

Product Review: Furygan New Texas jacket

Product Review: Furygan New Texas jacket

Furygan New Texas jacket, £379.99 Miles covered/time: 1600 miles/eight months What's good? I’ve always liked Furygan stuff. I had a semi-casual ‘blouson’ style jacket decades ago that was my staple,...

Product Review: Icon Radien Patrol Jacket

Product Review: Icon Radien Patrol Jacket

Icon Radien Patrol Jacket, £279.99 Time tested:  800 miles/eight months What’s good? This jacket is superb. From the soft lining around the collar and cuffs through to well-placed pockets and...

Product Review: Halvarssons Panzar textile jacket

Product Review: Halvarssons Panzar textile jacket

Halvarssons Panzar textile jacket, £369 Time tested: Six months/5000 miles What’s good? There’s very little fault to pick with this excellent jacket, which is up with the best in terms of quality...

Product Review: Astars Tyler down jacket

Product Review: Astars Tyler down jacket

Astars Tyler down jacket, £279.99 Time used: Six months What’s good? Aimed at scooter and city riders, this lightweight, thermal casual jacket has elbow and shoulder armour, plus pockets to take back...

Product Review: Rokker Revolution waterproof jeans

Product Review: Rokker Revolution waterproof jeans

Rokker Revolution waterproof jeans, £360 Time tested: Four months What’s good? These are made from waterproof denim and are abrasion and temperature resistant, but still look and feel like proper...

Product Review: Astars Duly Sound Disk beanie

Product Review: Astars Duly Sound Disk beanie

Astars Duly Sound Disk beanie: £34.99 Time used: Nine months What’s good? Music in a hat? Whatever will they think of next? This is brilliant piece of kit, which is basically a knitted beanie hat with...

Product Review: Segura Tom textile jacket

Product Review: Segura Tom textile jacket

Segura Tom textile jacket, £199.99 Time tested Three months/2000 miles What’s good? The retro looks and snug fit that made me go for the Segura – all too often waterproof gear is chunky and a bit on...

Product Review: Draggin’ Twista jeans

Product Review: Draggin’ Twista jeans

Draggin’ Twista jeans £209.99 Time tested:  12 months/1000 miles What’s good? These skinny-fit, low-rise, twisted seam Twista jeans tick all the boxes when it comes to fashion and, as they’re...

Product Review: Scott Leathers one-piece race suit

Product Review: Scott Leathers one-piece race suit

Scott Leathers one-piece race suit, £899 Time tested: 17 TT laps (641.41 racing miles) What’s good? I love my made-to-measure Scott leathers. Not only do they look amazing in this tribute design to...

Product Review: Furygan Akira leather jacket

Product Review: Furygan Akira leather jacket

Furygan Akira leather jacket, £379.99 Time tested: 1500 miles/3 months What’s good? Pick up this jacket and it instantly feels like a quality product, with lovely leather, brilliant D3O armour and as...

Product Review: Alpinestars Koln Drystar jacket and Excursion Gore-Tex trousers

Product Review: Alpinestars Koln Drystar jacket and Excursion Gore-Tex trousers

Alpinestars Koln Drystar jacket and Excursion Gore-Tex trousers, £249.99 each (discontinued, replaced by Valparaiso Drystar, £249.99 and £199.99) Time tested: Three years /40,000 miles. What’s good?...

Product Review: RST TracTech one-piece suit

Product Review: RST TracTech one-piece suit

RST TracTech one-piece suit, £399.99 (discontinued, replaced by TracTech Evo) Time tested: Two years/2000 miles What’s good? I threw myself up the track at somewhere between 60mph and 70mph and this...

Product Review: ARMR Moto Hirama jacket and Katsura trousers

Product Review: ARMR Moto Hirama jacket and Katsura trousers

ARMR Moto Hirama jacket, £119.99 and Katsura trousers, £109.99 Time tested: Three months/2000 miles What’s good? I wore this suit when I joined the MCN team for a journey to eastern Germany for the...

Product Review: Scott Dual Raid TP suit, jacket and trousers

Product Review: Scott Dual Raid TP suit, jacket and trousers

Scott Dual Raid TP suit, jacket £349.95, trousers £219.95 Time tested: Seven months, 3000 miles What’s good? This suit means business. It’s packed with nifty features and has a distinctly off-road...

Product Review: Dainese T Avro race suit

Product Review: Dainese T Avro race suit

Dainese T Avro race suit, £960 (now superseded by Aspide) Time tested/miles: Six months/2500 miles What’s good: The quality and fit of these leathers has been brilliant; even from the first time I put...

Product Review: Arlen Ness 5908 leather suit

Product Review: Arlen Ness 5908 leather suit

Arlen Ness 5908 leather suit, £395 (new old stock) Time tested: 5 years What’s good? It is with great regret that I call time on this – my favourite leather suit ever. I got the smallest size I could...

Product Review: Draggin' K-Legs

Product Review: Draggin' K-Legs

Draggin' K-Legs, £159.99 Time tested: Four months/400 miles What’s good? For shorter trips where I absolutely need to wear my regular jeans, these Kevlar and Dyneema lined long-johns are excellent.

Product Review:Dainese Avro Div Lady two-piece suit

Product Review:Dainese Avro Div Lady two-piece suit

Dainese Avro Div Lady two-piece suit, £694.99 Time tested: Four years What’s good? In terms of surviving everyday wear and tear, this is one robust, well-built suit. It’s done touring, commuting and...

Product Review: Bering Brannigan leather jacket

Product Review: Bering Brannigan leather jacket

Bering Brannigan leather jacket, £359.99 Time tested: Six months/2000 miles What’s good? I absolutely adore this jacket. The vintage styling of the leather – 1.5mm cowhide - harks back to the trendy...

Product Review: Dainese D-Air Racing suit

Product Review: Dainese D-Air Racing suit

Dainese D-Air Racing suit, £2409.99-£3239.99 Time tested: One year/2000 miles What’s good? This is a one-piece racing suit, with an electronically-activated airbag that is inflated in the event of a...

Product review: Rukka Argo jacket and Argonaut trousers

Product review: Rukka Argo jacket and Argonaut trousers

Rukka Argo jacket, £799.99 and Argonaut trousers, £599.99 Tester: Tim Thompson Time tested: 1100 miles/seven months What’s good? The essence of the Argo/Argonaut combi is lightness and simplicity.

Product Review: RevIT Neptune GTX textile suit

Product Review: RevIT Neptune GTX textile suit

RevIT Neptune GTX jacket £379.99, Rev’It Neptune GTX trousers £289.99 Tester: Liam Marsden Time tested: 1000 miles/two months What’s good? RevIT says the adventure-styled Neptune jacket and trousers...

Product Review: Spidi Track Wind Pro lady

Product Review: Spidi Track Wind Pro lady

Spidi Track Wind Pro lady, £700 Time tested: Eight months What’s good? Quite possibly the best-fitting ladies suit I’ve ever worn, the Track Wind Pro uniquely combines 1.3mm cowhide with large areas...

Product Review: Oxford Chillout Jacket

Product Review: Oxford Chillout Jacket

Oxford Chillout Jacket, £79.99 (£69.99 for thin people) Time tested: 5000 miles/12 months What’s good? I’m not a big fan of undersuits, or clever extra layers. Already being a gentleman of morbidly...

Product Review: Macna Savage textile jacket

Product Review: Macna Savage textile jacket

Macna Savage textile jacket, £169.99 Time tested: 1600 miles/five months What’s good? I’d never heard of Macna until last year, but this jacket has impressed me for its mixture of subtle looks and...

Product Review: Alpinestars Solaris textile jacket

Product Review: Alpinestars Solaris textile jacket

Alpinestars Solaris textile jacket, £158 Time tested: 500 miles/3 months What’s good? The new-for-2013 Solaris is a textile, general purpose, 'sports' jacket with a more snug  fit than a full-on...