Reviewed by: Steve Rose for: 22,000 miles RRP: Jacket £630 / Trousers £495
I’ve worn the Street Guard jacket pretty much every single day for the last 18 months, so the actual mileage on that is probably much higher. The trousers are different. They are trousers – like the bottom half of a leather suit, not overtrousers – which means when you’re riding to work you’ll need your office pair in your bag to change into. So I rarely bother – reverting to an old faithful pair of armoured salopettes instead.
But what the Street Guard has done is to replace my leathers entirely. Most of my weekend riding and touring is all done in this brilliant suit. The material is unusual – slightly stiffer than Cordura, it feels more synthetic than textile and I suspect it will have considerably more abrasion resistance too. It is also incredibly hard wearing. After two winters, totalling around 15,000 miles, it still looks immaculate.
Everything still works like it did when new. No broken zips, no furry Velcro, barely even a mark. And it’s exceptionally comfortable too. The soft collar fastens close enough to keep out the c