2017

Product review: Weise Outlast Seattle trousers

Product review: Weise Outlast Seattle trousers

One month and 1,500 miles in some pretty heavy rain, and they've not leaked. What’s good? At last! An affordable pair of waterproof textile trousers. These Weise Outlast Seattle trousers haven’t let a...

Product Review: KTM Two 4 Ride jacket

Product Review: KTM Two 4 Ride jacket

Six months, 2,000 miles and this rugged piece of kit is still looking good. What’s good? KTM aren’t just fine purveyors of snazzy orange motorcycles, they also do funky clothing, too. This soft-shell...

Product review: Weise Outlast Houston

Product review: Weise Outlast Houston

I tested this Weise Houston motorcycle jacket (RRP £159.99) for six weeks, covering 1000 miles.  Here's how I got on... What’s good? This Weise Outlast Houston is good value and fully waterproof.

Tested! Air jacket and pants

Tested! Air jacket and pants

I tested Alpinestars' T-GP Plus RV2 Air jacket (RRP £199.99) and Ramjet Air pants (RRP £169) over three months, covering 1750 miles. Here's how I got on... What’s good? Apart from being freezing cold...

Product review: Tucano Urbano Parka Hide Park

Product review: Tucano Urbano Parka Hide Park

Nine months on and after 2,600 miles use, the Tucano Urbano Parka Hide Park has proved to be windproof, waterproof and pretty bulletproof.  What’s good? This parka is windproof, waterproof and...

Product review: RST Blade II textile suit

Product review: RST Blade II textile suit

With 4500 miles and five months of use under my belt with RST’s Blade II textile suit, here’s how I’ve been getting on with it. What’s good? This RST two-piece is sporty, stylish and affordable. It’s...

Product review: Alpinestars T-Jaws jacket

Product review: Alpinestars T-Jaws jacket

I tested this Alpinestars T-Jaws waterproof textile jacket (RRP: £199.99) over six months, covering 10,000 miles.  What’s good about it? This stylish Alpinestars jacket has been my go-to jacket...

Product review: Furygan two-piece suit

Product review: Furygan two-piece suit

I use this Furygan kit on my daily 110-mile commute to the MCN offices and have covered around 4500 miles with it so far.  What’s good? This suit is a mix-match combination, consisting of the...

Product review: RST Tractech EVO II One Piece Suit

Product review: RST Tractech EVO II One Piece Suit

Covering 5,000 miles in the RST Tractech EVO II has proved it to be a classy one-piece suit that is all-day comfy. What’s good? Nothing can compare to slipping into a one-piece and heading out for a...

Product review:Held Luca Jacket and Telli trousers

Product review:Held Luca Jacket and Telli trousers

This Held suit has been accompanying me throughout the Great British summertime and has so far seen me through 3000 miles of some (very) wet and dry weather. It’s not cheap, but you pay for the...

Product review: Büse Rain Jacket

Product review: Büse Rain Jacket

Six months of heavy-duty use have been enough to prove how good this rain jacket is. What’s good? I’ve finally found an over-jacket which is not only robust but waterproof. It’s only taken me 25...

Product review: Alpinestars Charlie Leather Jacket

Product review: Alpinestars Charlie Leather Jacket

I've been testing the Alpinestars Charlie jacket over the summer and have covered 2500 miles with it so far. Here how I'm finding it.  What’s good? I’m of an age that remembers the Oscar range...

Product review: Segura Style jacket

Product review: Segura Style jacket

MCN’s Online Editor, Maria Vallahis has spent 410 miles testing the Segura Style jacket, here how she’s been getting on with it…  What’s good? I absolutely love the style of this cowhide leather...

Product review: DXR Charlize leather jacket

Product review: DXR Charlize leather jacket

I've tested this DXR Charlize leather jacket (RRP £229.99) for two months, covering 2000 miles. Here's how I got on... What’s good? I’ve never received so many compliments for the look of an item of...

Ride review: Buse Asola

Ride review: Buse Asola

Nicely finished jacket with neoprene collar. The tester would have liked more adjustment on the neck popper and felt that the adjusters on the arm could have held the elbow armour in position more...

Ride review: Wolf Freestyle II

Ride review: Wolf Freestyle II

Well-specified (includes a Level 2 back protector) and comfortable jacket works in all temperatures. External pockets are fiddly though and a little rain got in at the waist. “Might be cured if zipped...

Ride review: Dainese Super Speed D-Dry

Ride review: Dainese Super Speed D-Dry

Mesh jacket with a removeable waterproof liner is superbly comfortable, with decent adjusters to refine the fit. No back protector but CE shoulder and elbow armour. Air streams through the mesh: great...

Ride review: Weise Corsa

Ride review: Weise Corsa

Showerproof summer jacket has a removeable waterproof layer, which was beaten by a biblical thunderstorm, leaking at neck and in all pockets. It’s very comfy, with good adjusters on the arms but needs...

Ride review: Spada Burnout

Ride review: Spada Burnout

Great spec for a good price: Level 1 back protector, full removable thermal liner, adjusters that work and it didn’t leak on our test. “It fits really well and it works,” said the tester. “But you...

Product review: Alpinestars Atem Leather Jacket

Product review: Alpinestars Atem Leather Jacket

After being used for 8 months and having covered nearly 9000 miles, Staff Photographer Joe Dick gives the lowdown on the Alpinestars Atem leather jacket. Price £549.99 What’s good? This is essentially...

Product review: Hein Gericke Tuareg ladies jacket and Atlas trousers

Product review: Hein Gericke Tuareg ladies jacket and Atlas trousers

Online Editor, Maria Vallahis has been using the Hein Gericke Tuareg Damargo Sheltex jacket (£250) and Atlas Stx trousers (£169.99) for three months now and has covered 2500 miles in them. Here’s how...

Product review: Wolf Nimbus-K two piece leathers

Product review: Wolf Nimbus-K two piece leathers

MCN Editor Andy Calton has been testing the Wolf Nimbus-K two piece leather suit for 18 months and has covered 3,000 miles with them. Here are his thoughts…  Jacket £499.99, trousers...

Rukka Armaxion suit is ‘pricey but perfect’

Rukka Armaxion suit is ‘pricey but perfect’

"It’s pricey but this suit is top-notch – easily my number one choice when the temperature heads towards zero." Rukka Armaxion Jacket £899.99 and trousers £649.99 Time tested 8000 miles/two-and-a-half...

Product review: EDZ microfleece midlayer jacket

Product review: EDZ microfleece midlayer jacket

Time tested: 650 miles/one week Price: £34.99  What’s good? The EDZ fleece has been a fantastic companion on my weekday commute up and down the A1. It has dealt with early morning temperatures...

Dainese Trickster race suit

Dainese Trickster race suit

‘It’s one of the comfiest suits I’ve ever worn’ Time tested Two years/5000 miles What’s good Quite a lot. These are Dainese’s kangaroo skin offerings and as such are light, supple and very...

Product review: Spada Stelvio Adventure suit

Product review: Spada Stelvio Adventure suit

Time tested: 3500miles/three months What’s good? I was a bit nervous at first – would a jacket that looks like stone washed denim a) still look good after some decent miles, and b) reduce me to an...

Icon Raiden DKR jacket and trousers

Icon Raiden DKR jacket and trousers

Web Producer Liam Marsden has been using the Icon Raiden DKR jacket and trousers for 6 months now, here’s how he’s found them… Time tested Six months/800 miles What’s good? Who said textile suits have...

Held Slade made-to-measure leather suit

Held Slade made-to-measure leather suit

Fancy a made-to-measure leather suit? Our Consumer Editor, Emma Franklin had a custom suit made by Held for racing in, here's how she found it... Time tested One fitting What’s good These are my first...

Product review: Ducati Downtown leather jacket

Product review: Ducati Downtown leather jacket

Time tested Three months  What’s good? It’s what jackets were like before they threw thermal linings, zip connectors, Velcro fasteners, humps and air vents into the mix – and I love it. Made by...

Product review: Aldi textile jacket and trousers

Product review: Aldi textile jacket and trousers

MCN Shop Yes if you can't believe it either Aldi. Do. Motorcycle. Gear. And MCN Senior Reporter Jordan Gibbons tested this Aldi textile jacket and trousers over 300 miles to find what all the fuss was...

Product Review: Richa Cyclone gear

Product Review: Richa Cyclone gear

MCN's Deputy Editor Richard Newland tested Richa's Cyclone jacket and trousers (£399.99/£299.99) for 3 months and covered 3000 miles, but what did he make of the gear? What’s good? This Cyclone suit...

Gerbing heated jacket gives you a warm cuddle

Gerbing heated jacket gives you a warm cuddle

Time tested: Four months/6500 miles What’s good? Gone are the days of loading up on layers, waddling around like the Michelin man in a hot, sticky frustrated mess before clambering aboard my bike in a...

What's good about this Rokker jacket?

What's good about this Rokker jacket?

MCN SHOP We tested Rokker's black jacket (£429) over three months across 500 miles to let you know what's good and what's not.  MCN Verdict What’s good? The main thing this Rokker jacket has going...

Product review: BMW Rallye suit

Product review: BMW Rallye suit

The Rallye suit from BMW is a top-shelf offering, but falls short where it really matters. Time tested: 4 months/12,000 miles Price Jacket £550, Trousers £435, ThinkPak Hydra £23.00  What’s...

RiDE review: Dainese Carvemaster

RiDE review: Dainese Carvemaster

Think you can’t get a Gore-Tex Dainese suit for £600? You can. While the jacket is expensive, the matching Galveston trousers are £200, so the suit just about comes in on budget – though you’d have to...

RiDE review: Wolf Tec-Tour

RiDE review: Wolf Tec-Tour

A high-spec suit, with CE Level 2 armour throughout, plenty of vents for hot days and adjusters, a storm collar for wet ones and a quilted Outlast liner for cold ones. It has a pouch for a hydropack,...