Motorcycle Jacket Reviews

Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Akin Alpha 2.0 Jacket

Riding Gear – Akin Alpha 2.0 Jacket

From the crew at Australian riding gear outfit Akin, comes the second edition of their awesome Alpha motorcycle jacket. After the release of the first Alpha jacket, the Akin crew put it through some serious field testing. From cruising the Aussie coastline to tackling some of the world’s highest roads in the…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Hedon Mirage Reflective Jacket

Riding Gear – Hedon Mirage Reflective Jacket

London based Helmet manufacturer Hedon has expanded their range to include a revolutionary new motorcycle jacket. The Mirage is a reflective jacket that greatly improves safety by increasing rider visibility. The Mirage jacket makes use of a special material manufactured in Italy that possesses unique light refractive properties. This causes the Mirage jacket…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Icon 1000 MH1000 Jacket

Riding Gear – Icon 1000 MH1000 Jacket

When you’re laying down your hard earned cash on an item of riding gear it’s always nice if it suits your style both on and off the bike. If that’s the kind of gear you prefer to buy then the new Icon MH1000 jacket from Icon 1000 could be just the thing.

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Revit Triomphe Jacket

Riding Gear – Revit Triomphe Jacket

When you ride, you adapt — to the conditions on the road, to the weather, to the day. If you want your jacket to do the same, you’d do well to check out the Triomphe Jacket from REV’IT. Part of their late 2018 collection, the Triomphe is a three season waterproof parka…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Merlin Atlow Waxed Jacket

Riding Gear – Merlin Atlow Waxed Jacket

You may not have heard of them, but UK riding gear outfit ‘Merlin’ has been on the scene since 2011. Influenced by century-old tailoring techniques of Britain and Scotland their catalogue features a wide range of classically styled apparel for motorcyclists. Good looking gear isn’t where it ends though. Merlin is also…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Tobacco McCoy Jacket

Riding Gear – Tobacco McCoy Jacket

The crew at Tobacco Motorwear have been producing riding gear since 2014. Their jeans feature a great balance of style and protection and they’ve applied that same methodology to their latest product, the McCoy motorcycle jacket. Inspired by the look of WW2 military field-style jackets Tobacco have created a highly functional, feature-packed…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Rev’it! Yates Armored Sweatshirt

Riding Gear – Rev’it! Yates Armored Sweatshirt

There are times when every motorcyclist considers riding in their regular clothes. It may be due to the weather or their destination, but is it worth the risk? The research department at REV’IT has come up with an intelligent solution. It’s a fabric made from double woven Cordura yarn that’s exceptionally cut,…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Streetwear vs Riding Gear – Buying a Leather Motorcycle Jacket

Streetwear vs Riding Gear – Buying a Leather Motorcycle Jacket

When it comes to riding gear every motorcyclist should own a good leather jacket. Historically leather has played a huge role in motorcycling and with good reason. Despite breakthroughs in tech fabrics, leather still offers some of the best abrasion resistance money can buy. Like chips and gravy, leather also happens to…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Ace Cafe Box Hill Jacket

Riding Gear – Ace Cafe Box Hill Jacket

London’s Ace Cafe opened in 1938, became a legendary hub of rock ‘n’ roll and cafe racer motorcycle culture, then closed in 1969. Thirty or so years later, the iconic cafe reopened and have been kicking goals ever since. Recently they opened a location in the USA and to celebrate the establishment of…

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

Riding Gear – Icon 1000 Varial Jacket

In time for the Northern Hemisphere’s spring comes the Icon 1000 Varial motorcycle jacket (which will do quite nicely for the Southern Hemisphere’s fall as well). Starting with a coated nylon base, Icon added leather panels and a water-repellent zipper, resulting in defense against light rain and snow. When the day heats…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Fuel Downtown Denim Jacket

Riding Gear – Fuel Downtown Denim Jacket

From building custom motorcycles to manufacturing riding gear is there nothing Fuel Motorcycles can’t do? From their Barcelona based HQ, the Fuel MC team have just released their first independent range of protective riding gear starting with the new Downtown denim jacket and just like their motorcycles it performs as well as…

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