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.
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.