Riding Gear Reviews

Let us help take the guesswork out of buying your motorcycle riding gear. We frequently feature the latest riding gear that's designed to appeal to riders of cafe racer, classic and custom motorcycles. From motorcycle jackets to helmets, gloves, boots, jeans & accessories, you can read all our riding gear reviews here.
Return of the Cafe Racers - Alpinestars Oscar Robinson Gloves

Alpinestars Oscar Robinson Gloves

Back in the 1960s and 70s Alpinestars made a huge impact on the motorcycle scene with their award-winning Oscar motocross boots. Fifty years later, after predicting an increase in demand for retro-style gear, they released the Oscar by Alpinestars range of riding gear influenced by designs from their past. Making up part…

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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…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - The Arai Rapide / Concept X Helmet

The Arai Rapide / Concept X Helmet

Japanese helmet manufacturer Arai has a history dating back to the turn of the century. Their story began with manufacturing caps, before moving to military headwear and finally motorcycle helmets in the early 1950s. Anyone who has owned an Arai knows the brand represents premium quality and class-leading safety. To this day…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Gasolina Classic Boots Review

Gasolina Classic Boots Review

As a kid, the image of the highway patrolman will always be linked to my first memories of motorcycle riding. From 70s TV classics like CHiPs to the imposing figure of Terminator 2’s T1000, the one common feature that lent to their look of badassery was their tall riding boots. These were…

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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…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - 20 Best Cafe Racer Helmets of 2020

20 Best Cafe Racer Helmets of 2020

Let’s face it. Power Ranger-esque sportbike riding gear and cafe racers don’t mix. During the past decade, riding gear manufacturers cottoned on to this. So they started producing retro helmets to meet the demand. Naturally, if you ride a cafe racer these are the helmets that you will undoubtedly gravitate towards, but…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - EarPeace M – Motorcyclist Ear Plugs Review

EarPeace M – Motorcyclist Ear Plugs Review

Wearing motorcyclist ear plugs while riding is something I wish I’d made a habit of earlier in my life. I suffer from tinnitus (ringing ears), mainly from going to rock concerts in my youth, but riding motorcycles hasn’t helped the situation. If I do any freeway riding without ear plugs my ears…

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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…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - 100% Barstow Deus Ex Machina Goggles

100% Barstow Deus Ex Machina Goggles

When two greats come together to launch some new motorcycle gear, like the 100% Barstow Deus Ex Machina goggles, people take notice. 100%, who has been making motorcycle gear since 1982, has collaborated with a range of different brands to bring us the 100% Barstow goggles in a variety of looks. But…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Cortech Slayer Riding Shoe Review

Cortech Slayer Riding Shoe Review

I was going about my morning routine, perusing motorcycle blogs with a coffee in hand. As I skimmed through my favourite websites I came across an article on Revzilla’s Common Tread. The article “Motorcycle Riding Shoes Versus Riding Boots” by Brandon Wise piqued my interest, mostly because of the box delivered to…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Bell Custom 500 Ace Cafe Helmet

Bell Custom 500 Ace Cafe Helmet

Bell Helmets set the benchmark in open-face helmet design with their Custom 500 helmet. The latest addition to the 500 series has seen the brand collaborate with the indisputable home of cafe racer culture, London’s Ace Cafe. The Bell Custom 500 Ace Cafe helmet features a classic black and white colourway sporting…

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