Held Zorro jacket and Vader jeans £164.99 and £137.99

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Garage -

Tester Tony Hoare

Time tested Six months/3000 miles

What’s good? The stan­dard of con­struc­tion on this sim­ple tex­tile suit is ex­cel­lent and the com­bi­na­tion offers very good value for money. The jacket is made from tough yet flex­i­ble 500-de­nier ma­te­rial with 900-de­nier re­in­force­ments at the el­bows, and the jacket is both com­fort­able and ef­fec­tive. I tested it through a tor­ren­tial down­pour when rid­ing to an evening bike meet in sum­mer and it re­mained im­pres­sively dry. I also wore it for a four-day trip to the Isle of Man TT where it coped well with both high tem­per­a­tures, with the lin­ing re­moved and chest vents un­done, and chilly morn­ing rides with lin­ing restored and vents done up. The trousers con­nect re­li­ably to the jacket and also have help­ful anti-slip patches at the seat. There’s a feel­ing of re­as­sur­ance from this suit that be­lies the £300-ish pric­etag, and I also like the high quan­tity of Scotch­lite re­flec­tive ma­te­rial for bet­ter vis­i­bil­ity at night.

What’s not? I would like a method for hold­ing the col­lar sec­tion back in warmer weather, but that is my only (mi­nor) com­plaint about an oth­er­wise im­pres­sive two-piece.

Con­tact www.held-uk.co.uk Qual­ity ★★★★ ★ Value ★★★★ ★

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