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 - Alpinestars Burstun Leather Jacket

Alpinestars Burstun Leather Jacket

Every motorcyclist needs a leather jacket in their riding gear collection. Protective motorcycle apparel manufacturer Alpinestars claims to have created the one and only solution for this. The Alpinestars Burstun Leather Jacket is new to the Aplinestars range for 2020 and judging by its specifications it’s certainly up to the task. But…

Continue Reading
Return of the Cafe Racers - Belstaff Long Way Up Jacket Series

Belstaff Long Way Up Jacket Series

Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman are at it again with their epic cross-continental motorcycle adventures. This time in the new series ‘Long Way Up’ they travel from Ushuaia, Argentina at the southernmost tip of South America to Los Angeles in the United States. During the trip which they completed in 2019, they…

Continue Reading
Return of the Cafe Racers - Icon Merc Battlescar Jacket

Icon Merc Battlescar Jacket

There was a time when we wouldn’t touch camo riding gear with a ten-foot pole. During the nineties, camo was bastardised by moto brands who injected insipid, iridescent colours into military-inspired patterns. It was then applied to ill-fitting cargo pants and riding jackets that looked as ridiculous as they sound. Oh, how…

Continue Reading
Return of the Cafe Racers - Earnest Workwear Smiths Jacket

Earnest Workwear Smiths Jacket

In early 2018 I started using the Earnest Hardin Overalls. If you missed the full review I did on them in our Workshop Series you can catch up here. Fast forward to today and you will be pleased to hear the Earnest brand, after a brief hiatus, has been revived. You may…

Continue Reading
Return of the Cafe Racers - Spidi Premium Leather Motorcycle Jacket

Spidi Premium Leather Motorcycle Jacket

Labelling a product as ‘premium’ tells customers you’re offering something that’s superior to other alternatives. Italian motorcycle riding gear manufacturer Spidi has the history and resources at their disposal to back up such a claim. The new Spidi Premium jacket leverages the companies tried and tested production techniques to create a classic…

Continue Reading
Return of the Cafe Racers - Merlin Trance Leather Jacket

Merlin Trance Leather Jacket

A classic silhouette, everyday versatility and modern safety. The Merlin Trance Jacket fuses 3 styles into one to create a CE Level AA approved motorcycle jacket. Merlin has created the Trance jacket by blending the safety of a traditional leather motorcycle jacket with the streetwear style of a Bomber jacket and the…

Continue Reading
Return of the Cafe Racers - 2020 BMW Motorrad Heritage Collection

2020 BMW Motorrad Heritage Collection

If you’re a fan of Bavarian airheads, oilheads, water-cooled boxers or flying bricks you can now fly the BMW flag both on and off your motorcycle. The 2020 BMW Motorrad Heritage Collection features a range of both casual streetwear and purpose-built riding apparel for their discerning followers and fans. The new range…

Continue Reading
Return of the Cafe Racers - RSD Tech Denim Collection

RSD Tech Denim Collection

Despite their hooligan antics on two wheels, Roland Sands Designs have established themselves as a riding gear brand that takes both style and safety very seriously. New for 2020 the RSD Tech Denim Collection follows suit. Constructed from an abrasion-resistant denim blend and styled to be everyday wearable the collection includes 3…

Continue Reading
Return of the Cafe Racers - Pando Moto Unisex Bomber Jacket

Pando Moto Unisex Bomber Jacket

Bomber jackets are well and truly back in fashion. Originally designed for, you guessed it, fighter pilots the style has seen a huge resurgence in recent years. If you want to add the look of a Bomber to your riding gear we’d strongly suggest considering a purpose-built motorcycle jacket like this 2020…

Continue Reading
Return of the Cafe Racers - Spidi Clubber Motorcycle Jacket

Spidi Clubber Motorcycle Jacket

Italian motorcycle apparel manufacturers Spidi have been producing riding gear since 1977. The new Spidi Clubber jacket dips into that heritage for a dash of classic style. Despite the Spidi Clubber’s vintage lines it’s built to modern standards and has been fitted with the companies own assortment of protective features. Available in…

Continue Reading
Return of the Cafe Racers - Cortech VooDoo Riding Shirt Review

Cortech VooDoo Riding Shirt Review

Let me introduce to you the Cortech Voodoo Riding Shirt. It’s not quite a fully-fledged motorcycle jacket but it is decidedly more ATGATT than that black hoody you’ve been riding around in. Bridging the gap between a shirt and a jacket, the Cortech Voodoo features a waxed cotton exterior with a zip…

Continue Reading