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Choosing the perfect commuting suit

Published on: 15 June 2020

Motorcycle commuting

The Coronavirus will impact on the lives of so many people in so many ways. Indeed, it has done already. Which may explain why, in recent weeks, we have had so many requests from people about commuting; people who often haven’t commuted before. And this makes sense if you want to go into work without using public transport. Recently, we’ve created a series of videos where we have recommended different commuting outfits at different price points. Let's kick off with an entire outfit for £1000.

For this first video, we’ve put together what you might call a ‘starter’ outfit for those who want to put a toe in the water, and not break the bank. Frankly, we don’t think you can put a properly protective and reliable outfit together for under a grand, so that’s the budget we set. It wasn’t easy, and we eventually missed the target price by a few quid but, even though there are unavoidable compromises at a price point like this, there’s only so far we’re prepared to go. Anyway, if you’re in the market for an inexpensive, or should we say exceptionally good value, commuting outfit you might find this review interesting.

For more information and to order online, click motorcycle commuting outfit for under £1000.

With a bit more money this time round, we can buy a few more bells and whistles, a beautiful, full-face helmet, and some more protective jeans. For this exercise, Chris puts together an outfit that incorporates what is perhaps our all-time favourite, café racer jacket, a fantastic pair of single-layer jeans with a slide time that matches leather, and a new retro, full-face helmet with twenty first century functionality. Not to mention a brilliant new, short boot and some high-end, cool gloves. We are really pleased with the end result. We do indeed think we’ve achieved a really cool look, but without compromising safety in any way. The bottom line is that this £1500 outfit is pretty special. If you want to look cool, you certainly don’t have to spend more. In fact, if this is too rich for you, go back and look at our thousand pound outfit.

For more information and to order online, click motorcycle commuting outfit for under £1500.

Now this is the third in our series of video reviews of outfits that can be put together for a certain budget. For this review, we’ve pushed the boat out and gone for a budget of £2,500. Now that puts us in pretty rarified territory. This money buys you the kind of outfit you can commute serious miles in, or indeed undertake pretty much any kind of tour.

For more information and to order online, click motorcycle commuting outfit for under £2500.

This is the fourth in our series about the kind of commuting/touring outfit you can get for a given budget. For this particular video, however, there is literally no budget; the sky’s the limit. Now that doesn’t mean that we’re going to spend money for the sake of it. What this exercise is about is finding the very best outfit without any financial constraint. This time the bar is already set high, but Chris pushes the boat out. It’s the best of everything; all you’re ever going to need for commuting 12 months of the year. This video is for those who want to know what we consider to be the best of the best. We think we’ve done just that; an outfit without compromise. Now our take on commuting is that you need to be as comfortable on the bike as you can be, all year round. Cool when it’s hot. Warm when it’s cold. And dry when it’s wet. Commute every day, and danger is never far down the road. Only if you’re comfortable on the bike, can you devote all your energies to the road. And that’s the secret to staying out of danger. Which doesn’t mean the gear doesn’t need to be protective. It does. If it does go wrong, you’re going to want to know that your gear is going to look after you. The outfit in this video represents the crème de la crème; all you’re ever going to need. This really is the ultimate commuting/touring outfit.

For more information and to order online, click ultimate motorcycle commuting outfit.

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