Motorcycle Leathers, Jackets & Suits

Tucano Urbano jeans

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...

Scott Road jacket

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...

Proskins Moto All-season Trouser Baselayer

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...

Tucano Urbano Steve jacket

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...

Lewis jacket

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...

Sub-£500 one-piece leathers in MCN Shop

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...

Held Carese jacket and Torno trousers

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...

Rev It Defender GTX Gore-Tex

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...

Alpinestars Verona

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...

Jacket review: Dainese Maverick

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...

Tuzo Speed leather jacket

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...

Tuzo Freedom jacket

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...

Held Fame biker jeans

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,...

Rukka N2S Windstopper thermals top/long johns

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...

Forcefield Action Shirt

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...

Held Rano jacket/Tempest trousers

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...

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

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...

Alpinestars Drystar ST-5 trousers

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...

Spyke Wire Div two-piece suit

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...

Product review: Hein Gericke Tripmaster TFL Cool jacket and trousers

Product review: Hein Gericke Tripmaster TFL Cool jacket and trousers

Hein Gericke Tripmaster TFL Cool jacket (£279.99) and trousers (£229.99) Miles covered/time: 1500/four months What’s good: The moment I put these two-piece motorcycle leathers on they...

Trouser review: Rukka Kalahari

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...

Jacket review: Rukka Kalahari

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...

Product review: Weise waterproof over-trousers

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...

Hein-Gericke Voyage GTX suit

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...

MCN’s top 5 leather jackets

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...

Alpinestars Tech Heated Vest

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’...

Jacket review: Oxford Chillout Windproof Shirt

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...

Great service from RST

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...

Product review: Spada Quartz jacket and Rangers trousers

Product review: Spada Quartz jacket and Rangers trousers

Spada Textile 2010 Quartz jacket and Textile Rangers Trousers, £174.95 and £219.95 Miles covered/time: 1500/11 months What’s good: This combination has the look of high-end gear but with a low-end...

MCN’s top 5 winter jackets

MCN’s top 5 winter jackets

MCN staff put their kit through the sternest tests, day-to-day, to help you decide which biking products to buy.    Save £££ on motorcycle jackets in the MCN Shop The five...

Trouser review: Revit Factor 2

Trouser review: Revit Factor 2

Revit Factor 2 trousers, £129.99 (£119.99 on MCN Shop) Miles covered/time: 1600/two months What’s good? The worst kit is obtrusive, the best kit just lets you get on with riding. When I’m wearing...

Trouser review: Held Spark leather trousers

Trouser review: Held Spark leather trousers

Held Spark leather trousers, £150.20 Miles covered/time: 3000/five months What’s good? I wanted a pair of good quality, kneeslider-free leather trousers – and these looked just the job. In thick but...

Jacket review: Spidi T-Combat

Jacket review: Spidi T-Combat

Spidi T-Combat jacket, £229.99 Miles covered/time: 400/three months What’s good? The original reason for my getting this very ‘European’ jacket was so I could wear it when I’m testing scooters for our...

Kit review: Draggin’ Oilskins jeans

Kit review: Draggin’ Oilskins jeans

Draggin’ Oilskins jeans, £159.99 Dan Aspel Miles covered/time: 700/one month   What’s good? Draggin’ market their products as being the most safety conscious jeans you can buy. Stitched...

Kit review: Hein Gericke Tripmaster TFL Cool

Kit review: Hein Gericke Tripmaster TFL Cool

Hein Gericke Tripmaster TFL Cool jacket £279.99 and trousers £229.99 Simon Relph Miles covered/time: 1500/four months      Save £££ on jackets & trousers in the MCN...

Product review: Waterproof trousers

Product review: Waterproof trousers

Waterproof trousers, £7.99 Miles covered/time: 2000/four yearss What’s good: My dad bought these in the late eighties, before I was even born so I’ve no idea how many miles these had covered before I...