2015

Product Review: Rev’It Neptune Gore-Tex jacket (£369.99)

Product Review: Rev’It Neptune Gore-Tex jacket (£369.99)

What’s good about the Rev’It Neptune Gore-Tex? I’ve only had the jacket for a couple of weeks but so far I’ve been very impressed. I’ve been caught in a torrential downpour and the Gore-Tex waterproof...

Product Review: Held Stint leather jacket (£419.99)

Product Review: Held Stint leather jacket (£419.99)

What’s good about the Held Stint? It's a light, short, no-nonsense cowhide jacket that fits snugly and has the inbuilt flexibility to be comfortable in upright and sporting riding positions – on any...

Product Review: Rukka Armaxis jacket (£899.99) and Armaxion trousers (£549.99)

Product Review: Rukka Armaxis jacket (£899.99) and Armaxion trousers (£549.99)

What’s good about the Rukka Armaxis and Armaxion? This Rukka suit is the best winter kit I’ve ever tested. It’s serious stuff, premium and so well-made that it comes with a six-year warranty. The suit...

Product Review: BMW Streetguard 3 (lady) jacket (£462.93) and trousers (£355.39)

Product Review: BMW Streetguard 3 (lady) jacket (£462.93) and trousers (£355.39)

What’s good about the BMW Streetguard 3 jacket and trousers? It's easily the most complete and robust suit I’ve ever worn. Six years into my time with the Streetguard 3 and it still looks, and...

Product Review: Ducati Scrambler jacket (£299)

Product Review: Ducati Scrambler jacket (£299)

What’s good about the Ducati Scrambler jacket? Sometimes if you are riding around town you don’t want to be sporting full-on bike gear, and that’s where this neatly styled Scrambler jacket comes in.

Product Review: Alpinestars Tech St Gore-Tex jacket and trousers

Product Review: Alpinestars Tech St Gore-Tex jacket and trousers

Product Review: Alpinestars Tech St Gore-Tex jacket £599 and trousers £449 Tester: Michael Guy Time tested: Three years/30,000 miles What’s good? I’ve covered big miles in all manner of weather...

Product Review: Held Ladies Caprino Gore-Tex jacket

Product Review: Held Ladies Caprino Gore-Tex jacket

Product Review: Held Ladies Caprino Gore-Tex jacket £449.99 Tester: Alison Silcox Time tested: Two months/1000 miles What's good? The cut of the jacket is great and the tailored fit with zips at the...

Product Review: Knox Leonard waxed jacket

Product Review: Knox Leonard waxed jacket

Product Review: Knox Leonard waxed jacket £229.99 Tester: Tony Hoare  Time tested: Five months/2500 miles What’s good? The concept of the Leonard jacket responds to the trend for bike clothing...

Rev’It Defender Pro GTX jacket and trousers

Rev’It Defender Pro GTX jacket and trousers

Rev’It Defender Pro GTX jacket £599.99 and trousers £429.99 Tester: Andy Davidson   Time tested: four months, 6,000 miles What’s good? The Defender is a great suit and I’m getting on...

Product Review: Spidi H2out Warrior Sport jacket

Product Review: Spidi H2out Warrior Sport jacket

Product Review: Spidi H2out Warrior Sport jacket, £199.99 Tester: Andy Davidson   Time tested: Three months/1000 miles What’s good? The Warrior is a lightweight, comfortable street jacket.

Product Review: Berik 8320 one-piece leather suit

Product Review: Berik 8320 one-piece leather suit

Monday, October 12 Product Review: Berik 8320 one-piece leather suit £399 Tested by: Emma Franklin Time tested: Four years/5000 track miles What’s good? Incredibly this suit has survived six impacts...

Product Review: BMW BlackLeather jacket

Product Review: BMW BlackLeather jacket

BMW BlackLeather jacket, £490 Tested by Andy Downes Time tested: 18 months/9000 miles What’s good? After a year this jacket is still in use on a very frequent basis thanks to the tough water buffalo...

Product Review: Knox Roberta Ladies Leather Jacket

Product Review: Knox Roberta Ladies Leather Jacket

Knox Roberta Ladies Leather Jacket, £349.99  Tester: Alison Silcox Time tested: Three months/1500 miles What's good? The jacket looks great and I love the retro styling, in particular the collar...

Product Review: Halvarssons Prime jacket and Prince trousers

Product Review: Halvarssons Prime jacket and Prince trousers

Halvarssons Prime jacket £399.99 and Prince trousers £299.99 Tested by: Liam Marsden Time tested: One year/9000 miles What’s good? These are the comfiest textile jacket and trousers I’ve ever worn,...

Product Review: RST Pro Series Adventure 2 jacket and trousers

Product Review: RST Pro Series Adventure 2 jacket and trousers

RST Pro Series Adventure 2 jacket £249.99 and trousers £199.99 Tester: Tony Hoare  Time tested: Three months/1000 miles  What’s good? Versatility is excellent with RST’s range-topping...

Product Review: Alpinestars Atem suit

Product Review: Alpinestars Atem suit

Alpinestars Atem suit £999.99 Tester: Michael Neeves Time used: Two months/500 miles.  What’s good? These leathers were new at the beginning of the season, but I crashed in them racing at Brands...

Product Review: RST Pro Series CPX-C leather jacket

Product Review: RST Pro Series CPX-C leather jacket

RST Pro Series CPX-C leather jacket, £259.99 Tester: Tony Hoare Time tested: Nine months/1500 miles What’s good? It’s highly ventilated through the perforations on the front panel and through the...

Product Review: Alpinestars GP Pro leather jacket

Product Review: Alpinestars GP Pro leather jacket

Alpinestars GP Pro leather jacket £449.99 Tester: Michael Neeves Time tested: Six months/2000 miles  What’s good? I’ve been wearing this jacket on road tests with riding jeans, or leather...

Product Review: Spada Staffy Wax Jacket

Product Review: Spada Staffy Wax Jacket

Spada Staffy Wax Jacket, £159.95 Tested by Simon Brown Time tested 600 miles/one month What’s good? Ride a bike like my Ducati Scrambler long-term test bike and you want your kit to veer towards the...

Product Review: Macna Savage textile jacket

Product Review: Macna Savage textile jacket

Macna Savage textile jacket, £169.99 Tested by: Tony Hoare Time tested: Two years/5000 miles What’s good? It’s become more popular over the past few years to wear bike kit that doesn’t look as though...

Product Review: Aerostich R3 Light suit

Product Review: Aerostich R3 Light suit

Aerostich R3 Light suit, $1147 (around £770) plus shipping and import duties (est £350) Tester: Tony Hoare Time tested: Six months/3000 miles What’s good? The Roadcrafter is a waterproof textile...

Product Review: Richa Retro Racing leather jacket

Product Review: Richa Retro Racing leather jacket

Richa Retro Racing leather jacket £230 Tester: Rupert Paul Time tested: One year/6000 miles What’s good? The admiring comments, extreme ease of use, light weight, warmth (there’s a detachable thermal...

Product Review: Alpinestars Gunner/Valparaiso jacket and jeans

Product Review: Alpinestars Gunner/Valparaiso jacket and jeans

Alpinestars Gunner Jacket, £169.99 and Valparaiso Drystar Pants, £219.99 Tester Richard Newland Time tested Three months / 2800 miles What’s good? This Astars combo is fantastically comfortable, with...

Product Review: Richa Touareg textile suit

Product Review: Richa Touareg textile suit

Richa Touareg textile suit, £269.99 (jacket) and £169.99 (trousers) Time tested: 500 miles What’s good? I rode through 500 miles of the wettest, coldest part of the UK winter in this suit, from...

Product Review: Bering Flash leather jeans

Product Review: Bering Flash leather jeans

Bering Flash jeans, £299.99  Time tested: Four months/3000 miles What's good? Plenty. These have been my jeans of choice throughout the summer and they have stood up well to daily use on my...

Product Review: Crave 365 Kevlar Jacket

Product Review: Crave 365 Kevlar Jacket

Crave 365 Kevlar Jacket, £260 Time tested: Eight months/500 miles What’s good? This thin textile jacket is 100% Kevlar-lined and is essentially a stylish, reinforced raincoat for riding. Its...

Product Review: Aldi textile bike jacket and jeans

Product Review: Aldi textile bike jacket and jeans

Aldi motorcycle jacket and trousers, £80 (jacket), £60 (trousers). Time tested: Three weeks/650 miles What’s good? It’s extremely easy to be sniffy about the thought of budget supermarket Aldi and a...

Product Review: Alpinestars T-Jaws textile jacket

Product Review: Alpinestars T-Jaws textile jacket

Alpinestars T-Jaws textile jacket, £190 Tester: Steve Hunt Time Tested: Six months/1500 miles What’s good? As a throw-on-and-ride summer jacket this is an excellent piece of kit. The styling is basic...

Product Review: Triumph McQueen Desert Racer

Product Review: Triumph McQueen Desert Racer

Triumph McQueen Desert Racer, £350 Time tested: 5800miles/10 months What's good: Well made from fine quality 1.4mm cowhide, this jacket comes with zipped air vents and very subtle Triumph branding.

Product Review: Tucano Urbano 2Cilindri jacket

Product Review: Tucano Urbano 2Cilindri jacket

Tucano Urbano 2Cilindri jacket, £134.99 Tester: Andy Downes Time tested: Four months/1500miles What’s good? I liked the look of this jacket the moment I saw it and the stylish Italian cut is backed up...

Product Review: Triumph Raven jacket

Product Review: Triumph Raven jacket

Triumph Raven jacket, £310 Tester: Andy Davidson Time tested: Three months/4000 miles What’s good? I love this leather jacket above all others because it looks great on and off the bike. Arm...