Macna winter and summer gloves tested

Macna winter and summer gloves tested

In a few short weeks I’ve been able to test new summer and winter gloves from European motorcycle clothing company Macna. Australian distributors Link International sent us several pair of gloves for Mrs MBW and me to test while on our recent trip through Italy. Mrs MBW and I were able to test waterproof summer gloves in …

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Macna motorcycle gloves

Macna updates 2018 winter motorcycle gloves

If you’re looking to do some touring this winter, you need a good pair of winter motorcycle gloves. European brand Macna has just release their updated winter range through Australian distributors Link International. They are waterproof, comfortable, warm and include protection and some hi-tech features such as electric heating and touch-sensitive fingertips to use screens …

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Goldtop Bobber tan gloves

Goldtop Bobber riding gloves review

These Goldtop Bobber tan gloves are the most comfortable short touring gloves I’ve worn and are perfect for the in-between riding seasons. They aren’t racing gloves, so they don’t feature any hard knuckle protection. However, they are made of a thick yet supple 1mm hand-waxed Aniline cowhide leather which should offer good abrasion protection for …

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crash Accident motorcycle road safety approved ratings

Rider gear safety ratings to go public

A program of testing and rating the safety of motorcycle clothing available in Australia is about to go into its next phase of testing with the ratings eventually made public. The five star ratings system will be called Moto-CAP and will be a voluntary system that manufacturers can display on their gear as information for …

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KTM rally suit jacket textile

How to wash your textile riding gear

Have you ever noticed that your textile riding gear is not as waterproof or breathable as it used to be and doesn’t fit as well after you’ve washed it? That’s because some textile jackets, pants and gloves are made with material that needs to be washed in a certain method to prevent shrinking, stretching or …

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Queen Bee black motorcycle gloves

Queen Bee gloves avoid bunching

If you have problems with your motorcycle gloves uncomfortably bunching in your palm on the handlebars, Black Arrow Queen Bee gloves might help. Black Arrow fashion designer and motorcyclist Hannah Smith of Sydney says she has the answer with her new Queen Bee women’s motorcycle gloves priced at $125. They have a smaller, more snug …

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Ricondi recommends firm leathers Andrew Smart

Ricondi recommends firm fit leathers

Riders should buy leathers that are a firm fit so they won’t flap around, but with stretch panels for comfort and movement says Ricondi Motorcycle Apparel founder Andrew Smart. He says most riders buy leathers that are loose for comfort. However, when I visited his new shop at 532 Seventeen Mile Rocks Rd, Brisbane, to borrow …

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Admiral Under-Cuff Gauntlet motorcycle gloves

Gloves worn under or over the cuff?

Do you wear your gauntlet gloves under or over your jacket cuff? While most gauntlet gloves are made to be worn over the cuff, some riders like a tight gauntlet so they can pull the cuff over the top of the glove. Harley-Davidson has now released a special all-weather glove that can be worn under …

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Macna Zircon women's gloves - pink

Does pink make riding gear ‘feminine’?

Macna has added a women’s winter glove to their range, but the only thing we see that makes it suitable for women, apart from smaller sizing, is some pink striping. In our discussions over the years with female riders, pink and purple flashes of colour do not necessarily make riding gear suitable for women. One female …

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