JACKETS UNDER £250
Loog good, ride safe and save stacks
DXR Dean £199.99
There once was a time when biking jackets were strictly for riding only, now superfashionable styles like this DXR Dean means you can double your wear time by being more than acceptable to wear as an everyday coat too. Available in black or brown, the Dean is classically styled with a modern twist. The outer is made from soft but hardwearing cowhide, while inside there’s a removable thermal lining, CE Level-1 armour at the shoulders and elbows, as well as a fixed mesh liner for summer comfort. Sizes 38-52 www.mcnshop.com
Fancy a bit of luxury for not-a-lot-of cash? The Retro Motors jacket is made from soft-but-tough goatskin leather and lined with a, frankly gorgeous, quilted silk-style lining. The Retro also features sewn on badges for extra character. There are also pockets for elbow, shoulder and back protectors, but sadly these cost extra.
Sizes 40-46 www.mcnshop.com
These pack safety, style and comfort on a budget. Made from Lorica – a synthetic leather – and backed up with an antibacterial breathable membrane, the G-evolution features internal armour at the shin, ankle and sole to help keep your feet safe in a crash. Sizes 42-48 www.gaerne.com
The price of these boots should stop you in your tracks – £119.99 for highly protective, race-style footwear that claim to keep your feet dry as well – sounds too good to be true. Fortunately these Richa live up to their promises, providing protection at the shin, ankles and heels as well as abrasion resistance from the full cowhide upper. Stretch panels at the instep provide extra comfort and flexibility for when you’re flying around on track or enjoying a spirited ride on the road. Sizes 39-48 www.nevis.uk.com