RRP: (J) £319.99 (T) £229.99 // www.moto-direct.co.uk // Tested by: Paul Fincham
RST have a racing pedigree, supplying the likes of Alex Lowes, Ian Hutchinson, Conor Cummins with kit help keep them safe out on the track and road; so they should know a thing or two about producing a set of leathers. Its TracTech Evo R CE range is designed for the track day rider so safety, as always, is paramount. This range has achieved the highest CE standards – scoring an AAA rating in tear strength, abrasion resistance and seam strength. You would think to acquire this you would have to compromise on comfort, but not so, as those clever people at RST have worked their magic. You can get the RST TracTech Evo R CE in a one or two piece set up. I’ve tested the two piece, as it’ll give me more versatility. After all, I do more road miles than track days.
The Jacket has been kitted out with level 2 CE approved shoulders, back and elbow armour, with sliders on the shoulders and elbows. I’ve been told the shoulder sliders are supposed to deflect energy from a crash, which will help to protect your collar bone. I’m intending on not testing this theory. However, it’s nice to know they’ve thought about it.