Kit tested Wolf 2-piece leathers take strain

Wolf Nim­bus-k two piece leathers, jacket £499.99, trousers £369.99

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Tester Andy Calton Time tested 18 months, 3000 miles What’s good? I wear the Nim­bus-k jacket for ev­ery­day rid­ing and love its sim­plis­tic look and com­fort. The Kan­ga­roo and full-grain cowhide make it feel re­silient, yet sup­ple. Ke­pro­tech stretch pan­els help when mov­ing around, on or off the bike. It also has an Out­last lin­ing which keeps your body at a con­stant tem­per­a­ture. I’ve worn the leathers in tem­per­a­tures of 10-28°C and found it com­fort­able. It can get a bit sweaty at the top end of that range and I turn to a tex­tile jacket when it gets re­ally cold. The jacket zips eas­ily onto the trousers with a big chunky zip that goes from hip to hip to keep track­day or­gan­is­ers happy. There are plenty of pock­ets too.

I also like how well the cuffs and an­kles zip down and stay close to your skin to al­low boots and gloves to be eas­ily pulled over the top.

The trousers are comfy too and I like the sub­tle, two-tone Union Jack flags above the knees and on the lower back.

What’s bad? Nearly £900 for a set of leathers is not cheap by any means, but be­ing two-piece they are so prac­ti­cal. I wear the jacket reg­u­larly and when I do go on a track­day or a spir­ited ride, I’ll stick the trousers on too. While there are plenty of pock­ets, the ones on the trousers are bit tid­dly and you can barely get a bike key in there. Qual­ity ★★★★★ Value ★★★★ ★ Con­tact www.moto-di­rect.com

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