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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 - Riding Gear – Icon 1000 Nightbreed Collection

Riding Gear – Icon 1000 Nightbreed Collection

You don’t have to put out a poll to know which colour riding gear wins out over all others. It’s black. Black has always been the stand out winner in motorcycle apparel and Icon 1000 has taken the colour to the extreme with their Nightbreed collection. Blacked-out yet reflective, comfortable yet protective…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Rukka Yorkton Leather Jacket

Riding Gear – Rukka Yorkton Leather Jacket

Finding an urban motorcycle jacket isn’t hard; seems everyone has one on offer. Finding a good one — one that’s built as much for protection as it is for looks? That can be harder. Included in their new lineup for 2019 is the Rukka Yorkton Leather Jacket. It pairs classic racer styling…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Akin Motorcycle Hoodie

Riding Gear – Akin Motorcycle Hoodie

Casual and riding gear are two terms that don’t belong together. To me, the word casual infers less safe, but it appears that Australian riding gear outfit Akin has proven me wrong. Their latest release is an updated version of their Protective Motorcycle Hoodie and while it might look casual what it…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Alpinestars Oscar Brass Jacket

Riding Gear – Alpinestars Oscar Brass Jacket

A good motorcycle jacket is an investment. This Alpinestars Oscar Brass jacket will pay serious dividends. With its timeless style and genuine protection, the Oscar Brass is the kind of jacket you’ll still be wearing years from now, and it’ll only look better with age — assuming that’s possible.

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Goldtop Bobber Jacket

Riding Gear – Goldtop Bobber Jacket

Goldtop England first emerged on the riding gear scene way back in 1951. With that much history and experience behind them, it’s safe to say they are experts in their field. Their range of leather motorcycle jackets features designs that have evolved over decades to offer their customers authentic classic styling. Amongst…

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

Riding Gear – REV’IT! Friction Jacket

Camo gear was never meant to make you stand out. But, if you spend most of your time navigating the concrete jungle, that’s exactly what this latest item of motorcycle riding gear will do. It’s the new Friction Jacket from REV’IT’s latest line for 2019. Everything from the pattern to the material…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – REV’IT! Tracer Air Overshirt

Riding Gear – REV’IT! Tracer Air Overshirt

The hotter it gets, the harder it is to properly suit up for a ride — over 35c, the idea of a jacket just doesn’t appeal. The range of REV’IT overshirts offer protection with far less bulk than a traditional riding jacket, and with the release of their Tracer Air overshirt, they’ve…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – REAX Ludlow textile jacket

Riding Gear – REAX Ludlow textile jacket

You would think that after ten years of hearing rider feedback on every kind of riding gear imaginable a company would find itself in a good position for developing some quality gear of its own. And you’d be right. This REAX Ludlow Textile Jacket is a good example of what having all…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Gear Review – Akin Armoured Motorcycle Shirt

Gear Review – Akin Armoured Motorcycle Shirt

The line between motorcycle riding gear and everyday streetwear has well and truly been blurred. Whether you’re riding to work or dinner with friends there’s no reason to compromise on safety. You can now purchase riding gear that looks right at home on or off the bike and that’s a bloody good…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Schott Perfecto Leather Jacket

Riding Gear – Schott Perfecto Leather Jacket

The reason the Schott Perfecto jacket looks like the original leather motorcycle jacket is because it IS the original leather motorcycle jacket. First designed in the 1920s (with the coin pocket added in the 50s) the Perfecto is the jacket Marlon Brando wore in the definitive motorcycle movie ‘The Wild One’, originating…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Fuel Discovery Jacket

Riding Gear – Fuel Discovery Jacket

If you’re looking to add a touch of Steve McQueen style to your riding clobber then Fuel Motorcycles have just the thing. Inspired by Steve’s timeless style Fuel have created the ‘Discovery’ motorcycle jacket, a 3/4 waxed cotton canvas design that’s packed with highly functional features and boasts classic good looks.

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