The Barbour wax cotton international jacket has been a mainstay of the range since being introduced more than 75 years ago and now it’s back and comes with CE-approved elbow and shoulder armour as well as a Level 2 back protector as standard.
This 8oz wax cotton jacket comes with a waterproof tartan lining and a reflective belt – so it may look traditional but it comes with all mod-cons. You’ve also got a zip-out thermal liner and that old-school map pocket on the chest. You can also mate it to the wax cotton over-trousers, which come with CE-armour in the knees and hips. These also have a waterproof lining.
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Jackets like these have been worn by legends such as Steve McQueen and Bud Ekins.
Price is £399 (jacket, trousers £239.99), more information from: www.motolegends.com
• Oxford Products First Time tank bags
We’re guessing the clue is in the name – but what good value these are.
A good alternative to Oxford’s own ‘Lifetime Luggage’ these still come with a 12 month warranty as well as five different colour inserts enabling you to customise your luggage and add a dash of style.
They also come with a storm cover and a strap and come either as a magnetic attachment or a secure strap.
Price is £39.99 and you can get more information from: www.oxprod.com or telephone 01993 862300
• Gear Gremlin bike cover
If you’re needing something to keep your bike protected then perhaps it’s time you stuck yer bike under a Gremlin?
Gear Gremlin covers are ‘deluxe’ covers (remember that word?) made from 100% polyester. They have taped and welded seams to make them waterproof, but have air-vents to allow moisture to escape. An elasticated hem as well as a strap and buckle system keeps the thing secure.
For both outdoors and indoors, it keeps everything from dust to droppings off your bike (you could avoid parking under a tree, too) and it also helps keep your bike away from prying eyes. Three sizes are available.
Price is £55.99 (small/scooters), £65.99 (medium/sportbikes) and £75.99 (large/big sports tourers). More info: www.thekeycollection.co.uk
• HJC CS-14 helmet
Not the most captivating name for a helmet (whatever happened to names like Giga and X-Spirit?) but there’s no denying the CS-14 is a lotta lid for a little money.
The helmet itself features a lightweight, superior fit and comfort thanks to the use of CAD technology, plus full air-flow system and a quick-release visor. This is the better of the two new colour schemes – the Lola in black/white. We like it. Nice and retro…
Price is £79.99, more information from: www.oxprod.com or telephone 01993 862300