Leathers, jackets & suits

  • Knox Dry Inside Long Sleeve Shirt & Pants

    30 August 2011 by Alison Silcox

    Knox Dry Inside Long Sleeve Shirt & Pants

    Knox Dry Inside Long Sleeve Shirt & Pants, £15.31 & £12.76 Miles covered/time: 5000/four years What's good: Dressing in what looks like thermal underwear, regardless of the weather, has always...

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  • JTS 4040 rain suit

    19 August 2011 by James Capell

    JTS 4040 rain suit

    JTS 4040 rain suit, £45.99 Miles covered/time: 1000 miles/one week in Scotland (heavy rain every day) What's good:I'm 6'6" so finding a one-piece that won't ride up my legs is rather difficult. I...

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  • Alpinestars GP Pro two-piece

    17 August 2011 by Michael Neeves

    Alpinestars GP Pro two-piece

    Miles covered/time: 3000/six months What's good: With this combination you get all the protection and ease of movement of a racing suit, with the practicality of two-piece leathers. The jacket and...

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  • Bering Alias jacket and trousers

    09 August 2011 by Simon Relph

    Bering Alias jacket and trousers

    Bering Alias jacket and trousers, £378.99 and £257.99 Miles covered/time: 1500/10 months What's good: This suit really excels in winter, with the lining in place it is like putting on a duvet, it is...

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  • RST Paragon 2 textile suit review

    08 August 2011 by Matt Watkins

    Product: RST Paragon 2 textile two-piece suit Price paid: Jacket £169.99, Pants £139.99 Score: 3/10 I ride a 75 mile round trip commute daily and opted to buy some waterproof textiles instead of leathers. I figured that if I would be riding in all weathers and seasons, an all round jack of all trades suit would be the best option. So after reading the sales blurb and watching the sales video on...

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  • Baselayers at the MCN Shop

    04 August 2011 by Marc Abbott

    Baselayers at the MCN Shop

    Baselayers aren't just for the depths of winter – they can allow your skin to breath on a baking hot track day as well as keep out chills on a long night ride. Here are five of the best from our shop...

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  • Alpinestars Stella Breeze Air-Flo Jacket

    03 August 2011 by Alison Silcox

    Alpinestars Stella Breeze Air-Flo Jacket

    Alpinestars Stella Breeze Air-Flo Jacket, £159.99 Miles covered/time: 4000/three years What's good: Checking the weekly weather report we were set for a scorching couple of weeks so I thought it time...

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  • Tucano Urbano jeans

    03 August 2011 by Steve Farrell

    Tucano Urbano jeans

    Tucano Urbano jeans, £75 Miles covered/time: 1000/one month What's good: Motorcycle jeans are often bizarrely cut and deeply unfashionable, defeating the point of wearing them by making you look...

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  • Scott Road jacket

    29 July 2011 by Mykel Nicolaou

    Scott Road jacket

    Scott Road jacket, £315 Miles covered/time: 15,000/nine years What’s good: I simply cannot recommend this fully armoured, fully waterproof jacket enough. Made by well known and highly regarded British...

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  • Proskins Moto All-season Trouser Baselayer

    29 July 2011 by Marc Abbott

    Proskins Moto All-season Trouser Baselayer

    Proskins Moto All-season Trouser Baselayer, £29.99 Miles covered/time: 1200/one month What’s good: Putting these trousers on for the first time will feel like slipping into a very thick pair of tights...

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  • Tucano Urbano Steve jacket

    29 July 2011 by Marc Abbott

    Tucano Urbano Steve jacket

    Tucano Urbano Steve jacket, from £91 Miles covered/time: 1260/two months What’s good: There are very few jackets in my wardrobe that I can honestly say suit both riding and casual wear. This Tucano...

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  • Lewis jacket

    22 July 2011 by John Westlake

    Lewis jacket

    Lewis jacket, £99.99 Miles covered/time: 40,000 miles /12 years What’s good: Simple classic looks that don’t look out of place in the pub, and robust construction that has withstood a couple of low...

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  • Sub-£500 one-piece leathers in MCN Shop

    14 July 2011 by Marc Abbott

    Sub-£500 one-piece leathers in MCN Shop

    MCN online shop is here to prove that you don't have to spend four figures to get a decent one-piece leather suit. Here are just five of the many available at www.mcnshop.com… Spada Radical, £315...

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  • Held Carese jacket and Torno trousers

    13 July 2011 by Trevor Franklin

    Held Carese jacket and Torno trousers

    Held Carese jacket, £499.99; Torno trousers, £399.99 Miles covered/time: 3000/15 months What’s good: This is Held’s adventure suit from its Gore-Tex Quattrotempi range. Yes, you can buy jacket or...

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  • Rev It Defender GTX Gore-Tex

    04 July 2011 by Steve Farrell

    Rev It Defender GTX Gore-Tex

    Rev It Defender GTX Gore-Tex jacket, £499.99 (£229.99 on MCN shop) Miles covered/time: Three months/5000 miles What's good: It’s practical, protective, waterproof and supremely well made. As well as...

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  • Alpinestars Verona

    04 July 2011 by Phil West

    Alpinestars Verona

    Alpinestars Verona jacket, £139.99 Miles covered/time: 700/three months What’s good: Lots actually. I’m usually sceptical about day-to-day textile jackets, usually finding things that don’t work, fit...

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  • Jacket review: Dainese Maverick

    27 June 2011 by Marc Abbott

    Jacket review: Dainese Maverick

    Dainese Maverick, £459.99 Miles covered/time: 1000/one month What’s good: I’m a sucker for classically-styled motorcycle jackets and this new addition to Dainese’s range presses all the right...

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  • Tuzo Speed leather jacket

    22 June 2011 by Steve Farrell

    Tuzo Speed leather jacket

    Tuzo Speed leather jacket, £99.99 at www.mcnshop.com Miles covered/time: 500/one month What’s good: At this price, the Tuzo Speed Jacket is great value for money. It’s a tad rough around the...

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  • Tuzo Freedom jacket

    14 June 2011 by Simon Brown

    Tuzo Freedom jacket

    Tuzo Freedom jacket £99.99 on MCN Shop Miles covered/time: 1000/five weeks What’s good: Under a ton for a warm and practical jacket can’t be bad. You can take the lining out on hot days and there are...

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  • Held Fame biker jeans

    14 June 2011 by Dan Aspel

    Held Fame biker jeans

    Held Fame biker jeans, £89.99 Miles covered/time: 1000/two months What’s good: Don’t let the two-star rating fool you. As jeans, these Held Fame jeans are fantastic. They’re extremely comfy,...

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  • Rukka N2S Windstopper thermals top/long johns

    23 May 2011 by Michael Guy

    Rukka N2S Windstopper thermals top/long johns

    Rukka N2S Windstopper thermals, £84.99 top/£84.99 long Johns Miles covered/time: 300/four months What's good: These are Rukka's top of the range motorcycle thermals and they're clearly a pair of very...

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  • Forcefield Action Shirt

    23 May 2011 by Michael Guy

    Forcefield Action Shirt

    Forcefield Action Shirt, £154.99 Miles covered/time: 1000 (all off-road)/one week What's good: Compared to a lot of body armour which can be heavy and bulky the Forcefield Action Shirt is a breath of...

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  • Held Rano jacket/Tempest trousers

    17 May 2011 by Trevor Franklin

    Held Rano jacket/Tempest trousers

    Held Rano jacket/Tempest trousers, £54.99/39.99 Trevor Franklin Miles covered/time: 8000/14 months What’s good: Impressively waterproof Nylon with Polyamide backing, easy to get on and the Held jacket...

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  • EDZ all-climate base layer men's one-piece

    09 May 2011 by Michael Neeves

    EDZ all-climate base layer men's one-piece

    EDZ all-climate base layer men's one-piece, £60 (£50 on MCN shop) Miles covered/time: Countless road testing and racing miles/two months What's good: Undersuits are one of biking’s best inventions and...

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  • Alpinestars Drystar ST-5 trousers

    09 May 2011 by Steve Farrell

    Alpinestars Drystar ST-5 trousers

    Alpinestars Drystar ST-5 trousers, £179.99 Miles covered/time: 3000/three months What's good: Like most Alpinestars stuff, they make motorcycling look good. The side pockets are useful but also lend...

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  • Spyke Wire Div two-piece suit

    04 May 2011 by Andy Downes

    Spyke Wire Div two-piece suit

    Spyke Wire Div two-piece suit, £599 Miles covered/time: 11,000/one year What’s good: I love the subtle styling of these all black motorcycle leathers that manage to combine stealthy looks with great...

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  • Trouser review: Rukka Kalahari

    08 April 2011 by Michael Guy

    Trouser review: Rukka Kalahari

    Rukka Kalahari trousers, £549.99 Miles covered: 3500/four months What's good: Like the Kalahari jacket the trousers are high quality and feel it weighing in at 2.3kg. They are fitted with flexible...

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  • Jacket review: Rukka Kalahari

    08 April 2011 by Michael Guy

    Jacket review: Rukka Kalahari

    Rukka Kalahari jacket, £749.99 Miles covered/time: 3500/four months What's good: From the moment you pick up the Kalahari jacket you know it’s a quality bit of kit. Weighing in at 2.7kg it feels like...

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  • Product review: Weise waterproof over-trousers

    30 March 2011 by Steve Farrell

    Product review: Weise waterproof over-trousers

    Weise waterproof over-trousers, £14.99 Time used: Four years What’s good: These nylon trousers have a good old-fashioned rubber coating inside (none of this breathable membrane nonsense) which is why...

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  • Hein-Gericke Voyage GTX suit

    15 February 2011 by Mark Holmes

    Hein-Gericke Voyage GTX suit

    Hein-Gericke Voyage GTX suit, £730 Miles covered/time: 3000/four months What’s good: I’ve been asking a lot of this suit. I’m wearing it for my 80-mile daily commute in all conditions on my KTM Duke...

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  • MCN’s top 5 leather jackets

    11 February 2011 by MCN

    MCN’s top 5 leather jackets

    The evenings are getting longer, the roads are getting drier and (don’t tell anyone) even the sun’s been out for a few days.    Save £££ on motorcycle jackets  in the MCN...

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  • Alpinestars Tech Heated Vest

    07 February 2011 by Michael Neeves

    Alpinestars Tech Heated Vest

    Alpinestars Tech Heated Vest. £299.95 Time used: Two months What’s good: I’m new to this heated clothing lark and I now ask myself why I never tried it years ago. It’s brilliant. This heated ‘vest’...

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  • Jacket review: Oxford Chillout Windproof Shirt

    03 February 2011 by Dan Aspel

    Jacket review: Oxford Chillout Windproof Shirt

    Oxford Chillout Windproof Shirt, £54.99 (£52.24 on MCN Shop) Miles covered/time: 600/one month What’s good: It’s well proportioned and a comfortable fit. It also zips up quickly and simply and even...

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  • Great service from RST

    20 January 2011 by Anonymous

    I was riding to a hospital appointment this morning and, out of the blue, my bike slid from under me. I was only doing about 25-30mph on a straight road, but still managed to drop it. My bike only received minor damage but it's because of my RST kit that I'm submitting this story. I bought a set of RST Paragon II textiles in December and after returning home, it appears that the my rear...

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