Motorcycle Jacket Reviews

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

Riding Gear – REV’IT Millburn Jacket

With winter well underway in the northern hemisphere, any time out on your motorcycle requires specialised gear. So if you’re planning on braving the cold you’ll need a well-insulated riding jacket like the Millburn from REV’IT. Taking styling cues from military jackets the Millburn is a poly/cotton twill jacket packed with features…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Dainese Toga72 Jacket

Riding Gear – Dainese Toga72 Jacket

If there’s one Italian riding gear brand that’s as iconic as the countries most recognized motorcycle manufacturer (sorry Guzzi fans I’m referring to Ducati) it’s Dainese. The Dainese brand was founded by Lino Dainese back in 1972 and he still runs the company as its president today. To pay homage to their…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear Giveaway

Riding Gear Giveaway

Christmas is about giving, well at least that’s what my mother told me. So, here at Return of the Café Racers, we’re getting into the festive spirit by giving away a full set of riding gear to one lucky reader. Thanks to our friends at Bell, Icon, Saint and Suus you could…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – S&S Straight Savage Collection

Riding Gear – S&S Straight Savage Collection

Since 2009 Speed & Strength have been redefining riding gear with their “Two Wheel Communal Consciousness” approach. Creating well priced protective riding gear for both the track and street they offer a full range of gear from helmets to riding shoes. For 2018 Speed and Strength have created the “Straight Savage” series.…

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