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Motorcycle Jacket Reviews

Not all motorcycle jackets are created equal. Whether you're riding in summer or winter, fair weather and gale force winds your jacket needs to be capable of dealing with everything you throw at it. This is especially important in the event of an accident. Our motorcycle jacket reviews look at new and noteworthy jackets that offer great looks, premium functionality and, most importantly, plenty of safety features.
Return of the Cafe Racers - Cortech Skipper Bomber Motorcycle Jacket

Cortech Skipper Bomber Motorcycle Jacket

The CORTECH Skipper bomber jacket is as much a piece of fashion to behold as it is a functional addition to your riding garb. Which is the perfect combination, because when choosing motorcycle gear, protection should always come first and foremost. However, when given the chance why would you choose anything less…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – REV’IT! Prometheus Jacket

Riding Gear – REV’IT! Prometheus Jacket

Naming something after a Greek God is a bold move. But looking at the way REV’IT!’s Prometheus jacket can hold its own in a crowded market, I think they might have hit the mark. For the construction of the Prometheus jacket cow leather has been replaced with Buffalo. Buffalo hide has an…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Icon 1000 Upstate Riding Shirt

Riding Gear – Icon 1000 Upstate Riding Shirt

When it’s hot enough outside to fry an egg on your tank the last thing you want to do is pull on a leather jacket. Thankfully you no longer have to. There are many alternatives to leather that offer the same protection without the heat retention. When those fabrics end up in…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Goldtop 1975 Lancer Jacket

Riding Gear – Goldtop 1975 Lancer Jacket

Any riding gear manufacturer can create up a “retro” jacket. But only those who have been around for a while can offer a 70s design pulled straight from their own back catalog. Goldtop from England has been making motorcycle apparel and accessories since 1951, often with an eye on classic cafe racer…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Gear Review – Icon 1000 Varial Jacket

Gear Review – Icon 1000 Varial Jacket

I’ve been riding in an Icon 1000 Basehawk for the past 4 years and can honestly say it’s one of the best motorcycle jackets I’ve owned. It’s seen me through a typhoon in Tokyo, 24 seasons of almost daily commuting and earned me countless compliments from fellow riders. With Summer fast approaching…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Gear Review – VKTRE Heritage Road Jacket

Gear Review – VKTRE Heritage Road Jacket

The line between motorcycle riding gear and street fashion has been well and truly blurred. California based VKTRE Moto Co. specializes in creating high-end motorcycle apparel. Their catalog is made up of modern interpretations of classic designs built to withstand the rigors of riding. As part of their commitment to making great-looking…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Merlin Chase Jacket

Riding Gear – Merlin Chase Jacket

The Merlin Chase jacket is an all leather motorcycle jacket from the UK based riding gear manufacturer. Sporting timeless tracker-inspired styling the Chase features a two-tone design that stands out in a sea of all-black alternatives. To make this stylish jacket both comfortable and safe Merlin has constructed the jacket’s black torso…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Spidi Super R Jacket

Riding Gear – Spidi Super R Jacket

It’s not often we find riding gear in the sportbike sector that appeals. To us, most of it looks a little too Power Ranger-ish to suit our choice of two-wheeled steed. However, when it comes to the Spidi Super R jacket, we’re willing to make an exception. Although this riding jacket features…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Rev’It! Worker Overshirt

Riding Gear – Rev’It! Worker Overshirt

Overshirts have become commonplace in motorcycle riding gear catalogs. They can’t promise the same level of protection as a full leather suit, but they offer a casual streetwear look without sacrificing your safety altogether. The REV’IT! Worker overshirt is the perfect example of what a good motorcycle overshirt should offer. Boasting a…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Aether Badlands Jacket

Riding Gear – Aether Badlands Jacket

Since 2009 Aether apparel has been producing outdoor-ready urban apparel for discerning city dwellers and weekend adventurers. Their design philosophy focuses on creating modern, classic items constructed from highly functional tech fabrics. As motorcyclists, their catalogue has always contained a range of riding gear. At the heart of the current motorcycle collection…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Spidi Tank Jacket

Riding Gear – Spidi Tank Jacket

Riding gear featuring military-inspired designs is nothing new. Unfortunately, it tends to be limited to garish full camo garments. Rather than heading down that track the folks at Spidi took inspiration from less ostentatious allied forces uniforms of WWII. The Spidi Tank jacket is a no-nonsense, stylish motorcycle jacket that makes no…

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