Leathers, jackets & suits

  • Jacket review: Tucano Urbano Libeccio AB

    13 November 2012 by Mykel Nicolaou

    Jacket review: Tucano Urbano Libeccio AB

    Tucano Urbano Libeccio AB jacket, £169.99 Miles covered/time: 2000/eight months What’s good: They don’t come any more stylish and practical than this all year round use jacket. It’s a well cut piece...

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  • Product review: Rukka jacket and trousers

    05 September 2012 by Simon Brown

    Product review: Rukka jacket and trousers

    Rukka jacket/trousers (superseded, try  Arma-S £1099/£769) Miles covered/time: 15,000/five years What’s good: Liner in, vents zipped up, winter rain… liner out, vents zipped open, summer sun…...

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  • Product Review: Alpinestars Tech Chest Guard

    23 August 2012 by Michael Neeves

    Product Review: Alpinestars Tech Chest Guard

    Alpinestars Tech Chest Guard £44.99 Time used: Six years What’s good: I’m so used to wearing a chest protector now that if I forget to use it, I go into a blind panic, especially if I’m racing. I...

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  • Jacket review: Bering Shelby

    20 July 2012 by Liam Marsden

    Jacket review: Bering Shelby

    Bering Shelby jacket, £327.99 Time owned: Two months What's good? The Knox armour in the shoulders and elbows is very comfy and fits perfectly to my frame (lanky, slight). It’s one of the thickest...

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  • Product review: Knox Venture Shirt

    25 June 2012 by Marc Abbott

    Product review: Knox Venture Shirt

    Knox Venture Shirt, £109.99 Time used: Four weeks What’s good: This Lycra shirt contains CE-approved elbow and shoulder armour plus a hard protector. It’s excellent. I wear it beneath my Barbour...

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  • Jacket review: Alpinestars GP Pro

    23 May 2012 by Michael Neeves

    Jacket review: Alpinestars GP Pro

    Alpinestars GP Pro leather jacket £429.99 Time used: One year What’s good: This is a beautifully made and comfortable riding jacket, which is half of a two-piece racing suit. I wear this jacket with...

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  • Jacket review: Keis heated jacket

    11 May 2012 by Ped Baker

    Jacket review: Keis heated jacket

    Keis heated jacket, £169.99 Time used: Two months What’s good: This top of the range heated jacket is packed full of features including outputs to piggy-back heated gloves and insoles, a specific...

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  • Trouser review: Knox Cold Killers sport pants

    20 April 2012 by Liam Marsden

    Trouser review: Knox Cold Killers sport pants

    Knox Cold Killers sport pants, £44.99 Time owned/miles covered: Two months/500 miles What's good? Exactly the same as the sport top, they’re comfy, light and, most importantly, warm. The elasticated...

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  • Jacket review: Klan HOT heated inner jacket

    20 April 2012 by Michael Neeves

    Jacket review: Klan HOT heated inner jacket

    Klan HOT heated inner jacket £125.00 Time used: Four months What’s good: The best thing about this thin, lightweight, windproof heated jacket is I can squeeze it inside the kit I wear the most:...

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  • Product review: EXO² StormRider heated vest

    02 April 2012 by Michael Neeves

    Product review: EXO² StormRider heated vest

    EXO² StormRider heated vest £179.99 Time used: Three months What’s good? This body warmer keeps you warm before you’ve even heated it up, which is a good sign. Plugged into the bike’s battery it’s...

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  • Product review: Frankly baselayer

    13 March 2012 by John Westlake

    Product review: Frankly baselayer

    Frankly baselayer, £59 Miles covered/time: 1500/three months What’s good: Manufacturers of baselayers (or thermals to you and me) often spout the most dreadful techno tosh to sell their wares without...

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  • Trouser review: Weise Tex Midlayer

    01 March 2012 by Michael Neeves

    Trouser review: Weise Tex Midlayer

    Weise Tex Midlayer trouser £49.99 Time used: Three months What’s good: I’m really impressed with these thermal trousers and I’m wearing them a lot under leathers, winter riding gear and even jeans...

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  • Hein Gericke Blizzard Rain Pants

    09 January 2012 by Mark Holmes

    Hein Gericke Blizzard Rain Pants

    Hein Gericke Blizzard Rain Pants, £29.99 Miles covered/time: 2000/two months What’s good: For autumn riding, I tend to go with a leather trousers/Gore-Tex jacket combo unless it’s tipping it down with...

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  • Barbour Surtees waxed jacket

    09 January 2012 by Ped Baker

    Barbour Surtees waxed jacket

    Barbour Surtees waxed jacket, £279.95 Miles covered/time: 500/one month What’s good: The wax cotton jacket has made a bit of a comeback recently with many manufacturers now offering similarly styled...

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  • Revit Athos vest

    03 January 2012 by Liam Marsden

    Revit Athos vest

    Revit Athos vest, £39.99 Miles covered/time: 500/one month What's good: MCN’s Adam Child reckons the vest is so bright he thought I was a police motorcyclist when I caught up with him on the commute...

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  • Tucano Urbano Urbis jacket

    19 December 2011 by Tom Cambio

    Tucano Urbano Urbis jacket

    Tucano Urbano Urbis jacket, £179.99 Miles covered/time: Two months/2000 miles  What’s good: The Urbis is a stylish, urban jacket with more than a passing resemblance to rather more expensive...

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  • Alpinestars Koln Drystar Jacket

    15 December 2011 by Adam Child

    Alpinestars Koln Drystar Jacket

    Alpinestars Koln Drystar Jacket, £249.99 Miles covered/time: 4500/two months What’s good: I’ve experienced some of the worst winter weather imaginable and the Drystar jacket has remained 100%...

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  • Bike Tek Urban Hi-Vis reflective vest

    15 December 2011 by Mykel Nicolaou

    Bike Tek Urban Hi-Vis reflective vest

    Bike Tek Urban Hi-Vis reflective vest, £44.99 Miles covered/time: 2500/three months What I like: I am a firm believer in, and advocate of, the wearing of high-visibility clothing during the winter...

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  • Trouser review: Alpinestars Excursion Gore-Tex

    30 November 2011 by Michael Neeves

    Trouser review: Alpinestars Excursion Gore-Tex

    Alpinestars Excursion Gore-Tex trousers £249.99 Miles covered/time: 1000/five months What’s good: These Gore-Tex touring trousers are really warm, comfortable, easy to move around in and very...

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  • Jacket review: Alpinestars Excursion Gore-Tex

    30 November 2011 by Michael Neeves

    Jacket review: Alpinestars Excursion Gore-Tex

    Alpinestars Excursion Gore-Tex jacket £349.99 Miles covered/time: 1000/five months What’s good: This superbly-made, comfortable touring jacket will be my constant companion over the winter months.

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  • Lewis Leathers Countryman No385 jacket

    16 November 2011 by Ped Baker

    Lewis Leathers Countryman No385 jacket

    Lewis Leathers Countryman No385 jacket, £675 Miles covered/time: 500/one month What’s good: The adage “buy well, buy once” has never been more apt when it comes to the Lewis Countryman jacket. Hand...

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  • Revit Tarmac one-piece leathers

    02 November 2011 by Liam Marsden

    Revit Tarmac one-piece leathers

    Revit Tarmac one-piece leathers, £699.99 Miles covered/time: 2500/two months What's good?: I don’t remember these leathers being particularly stiff when I first put them on, and after a day of road...

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  • Aerostitch Lightweight Roadcrafter

    12 October 2011 by Simon Relph

    Aerostitch Lightweight Roadcrafter

    Aerostich Lightweight Roadcrafter, £427 Miles covered/time: 1900/two months What’s good: The very first weekend I got this suit, I had organised to stay with friends for the weekend some 150 miles...

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  • Barbour Rexton waxed jacket

    05 October 2011 by Simon Relph

    Barbour Rexton waxed jacket

    Men’s Barbour Rexton waxed jacket, £429.95 Miles covered/time: 1500/two months What’s good: This jacket is a recreation of the one worn by Steve McQueen in the 1964 East German ISDT, based around the...

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  • Belstaff Thruxton jacket

    05 October 2011 by Mark Holmes

    Belstaff Thruxton jacket

    Belstaff Thruxton jacket, £650 Miles covered/time: 4000/one year What’s good: ‘A thing of beauty is a joy forever,’ the poet said. And it’s a phrase that applies perfectly to my jacket. The quality of...

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  • Alpinestars El Nino waterproofs

    26 September 2011 by Andy Downes

    Alpinestars El Nino waterproofs

    Alpinestars El Nino waterproofs, £89.99 Miles covered/time: 1500miles/three years What’s good: They are completely waterproof which is handy as that is their only aim. I always find it incredibly...

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