MotoCAP has added 8 more jackets and two more pairs of pants to its safety and thermal comfort ratings, bringing the total to 160.

MotoCAP rates 160 jackets, pants, gloves

MotoCAP has added eight more jackets and two more pairs of pants to its safety and thermal comfort ratings, bringing the total to 160. The world’s first safety and comfort ratings system for motorcycle clothing began in September last year. It has now rated 160 items of clothing, including 43 pairs of pants, 47 pairs of …

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Furygan airbag vest

Furygan airbag vest zips inside jacket

Furygan is the latest company to add an airbag vest that goes inside your jacket and can be easily reset at home after being triggered. Most airbag suits and jackets include the airbag and some airbag vests go over the top, while others go inside. We weren’t sure how an airbag exploding under your jacket in …

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Komine JK-084 3D mesh inner vest

Komine mesh vest for long hot summer

This Komine JK-084 3D mesh inner vest will take the heat out of your riding this long, hot summer. We’ve already had a few days riding in almost 40C heat, so we’ve been able to give this vest a good test under both a leather jacket and a flow-through mesh summer jacket. While it may …

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Macna release 2019 summer jackets

Macna release 2019 summer jackets

Macna continues to introduce more models to its burgeoning rider clothing range with five new summer jackets for the coming hot-weather riding season. As with all European manufacturers, all their gear is CE approved for safe motorcycle riding. Since Link International began importing European riding gear from Macna in 2017, we have reviewed several items …

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Viking Warlock jacket fits female form

Viking Warlock jacket fits female form

Female riders who complain about the lack of shape and adjustment in motorcycle jackets that don’t fit their shape should check out the stylish Viking Warlock all-seasons women’s jacket. Not only is it designed to fit the female form, but it has plenty of adjustability. There are two hip zips to allow for wider hips …

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Black Arrow jackets - Bike shops pay lip service to women

Women’s jackets join MotoCAP testing

For the first time, women’s riding jackets are among a new crop of leather and textile jackets tested by MotoCAP as researchers start advising riders about their service at seminars across the country. The world’s first motorcycle clothing safety ratings program has added six textile jackets and nine leather jackets to its growing list of …

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Macna men's jacket range

Macna Bastic a clever summer jacket

This Macna Bastic bomber jacket looks like casual wear, not a motorcycle jacket, yet it has a lot of protection and some clever features that make it ideal for next summer’s riding. The European motorcycle clothing company makes some advanced technological gear with a lot of street smarts. We’ve tested several of their jackets and …

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Jackets fail MotoCAP abrasion testing

Jackets fail MotoCAP abrasion testing

A dozen motorcycle jackets have failed dismally in abrasion testing for the latest round of MotoCAP safety and comfort ratings. Only two of the six leather jackets tested scored three out of five stars for safety. Six leather and textile jackets scored two stars while three textile and the $749 Harley-Davidson Command leather jacket scored …

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Merlin Chase leather jacket fits

How to buy a motorcycle jacket that fits correctly

Selecting a leather or textile riding jacket that fits properly is nearly as important as getting a helmet to fit correctly. A motorcycle jacket that is too tight will restrict your movement on the bike while a loose jacket will flap around annoyingly, causing fatigue over a long day in the saddle. The best and …

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