GEAR WOLF RAC­ING-K ONE-PIECE LEATHER SUIT THE RI­VAL

£749.99 Stealthy race wear from Brit brand You’ll need to find an­other £150 over the cost of the Wolf suit, but this Held one is also made from 60% kan­ga­roo – and the black leather is ‘ TFL-COOL’ so it re­flects light to re­sist over­heat­ing.

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Bri­tish brand Wolf are re­launch­ing their range for 2016 and it’s head­lined by this new one-piece race suit that’s made from cow and kan­ga­roo leather.

The Rac­ing-k main­tains the un­der­stated and sub­tle ap­proach that has served Wolf so well in re­cent years. It’s only avail­able in this black colour scheme, though there are colour-coded de­tails across the suit and pa­tri­otic Union flag de­signs on the Wolf lo­gos and more promi­nently on the elas­ti­cated stretch pan­els above the knees.

The leather used within the suit is 60% cowhide and 40% kan­ga­roo, which of­fers greater flex­i­bil­ity than cow with­out re­duc­ing the abra­sion­re­sis­tance.

And it’s flex­i­bil­ity that’s key for the new suit, which has elas­ti­cated pan­els be­hind each arm and also on both sides of the ribcage to al­low the rider more move­ment when rid­ing. Wolf say the torso stretch pan­els give up to two inches of flex­i­bil­ity, which is use­ful when try­ing to ac­com­mo­date back and chest pro­tec­tion or if the rider has been a lit­tle too par­tial to pies.

The shoul­ders and el­bows boast ex­ter­nal shoul­der slid­ers, which are de­signed to let the body slide in a crash rather than tum­bling and be­com­ing more vul­ner­a­ble to frac­tured bones.

The suit leads a new range of prod­ucts that fo­cuses on sporty leathers, tour­ing tex­tiles and a pair of new jack­ets to work with the cur­rent fash­ion for cus­toms and café rac­ers. It’s ar­riv­ing in deal­ers within the next few weeks.

Kan­ga­roo Race glove £99.99 www.wolf-moto.co.uk GT-S Out­last tex­tile jacket £239.99 Spirit Vin­tage leather jacket £249.99 Held Slade £899.99 The Rac­ing-k gets a mix of kan­ga­roo, cowhide and well-placed stretch pan­els

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