Scootering classics: Clothing spotlight


Being a lifelong fan of Arai and Shark helmets (currently using a Shark Avenger) I’m stubborn when it comes to changing brands. However I’ve been looking for a while now at flip front helmets with integrated sun visor, and Bluetooth intercom options. So when this Carberg Legend came up I jumped at the chance. The helmet is well equipped with all the usual vents and pinlock visor fittings one would expect from a modern mid-price helmet, and the Matt/Flou colourway is on the money. The shell size feels a little large compared to my Shark, but overall initial impression is favourable, especially being in the sub £200 bracket. Being a safety buff it’s also pleasing that The Duke has a dual EC homologation as both a full-face helmet with the flip-up closed and as a ‘jet’ helmet with the flip-up raised. Wind noise is on a par with my much more expensive Shark, and fit is very comfortable. My only short-term and noticeable criticism is that the sun visor is somewhat shorter than what I’m used to, and the lower edge sits right in my line of lower vision. Time will tell if this proves to be a deal breaker for me.

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  • Duke II technical details
  • Characteristics
  • Shell: polycarbonate
  • Double visor (clear + smoke)
  • Visor quick release system
  • Double anti-turbulence neck roll
  • Anti-scratch visor with pinlock
  • Micrometric buckle
  • Removable and washable liner
  • Removable wind-stop
  • Ready for just speak

SRP: £179.99

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When riding in winter, one of the first places the cold hits are your extremities, your hands in particular. Keep them warm, with no loss of dexterity, this winter with the new gloves for autumn/winter from Furygan. Working with top-level brands including 3M Thinsulate Insulation, SympaTex and 030, your hands will be well protected.

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Escape the cold with the Escape Sympatex gloves, made from Polymide, goat leather and neoprene. They feature an external metacarpal protection shell, reflective inserts on the cuff and leather and foam reinforcements on the palm. They have a longer cuff for better insulation and wrist and cuff adjusters for the perfect fit, an anti-twist system to prevent the liners coming out — even with wet hands — plus silicon inserts on the inside of the glove for a better fit on your sleeves. The forefingers and thumbs feature Furygan’s Sensitive Science — specific inserts which allow touchscreen devices to be used. The Escape Sympatex has an RRP of £99.99 and come in sizes S-3XL.


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Portland is the new two-layer urban jacket by Hevik, its strong point is the treatment of the fabric with which it’s made, able to give the item optimum comfort and fit. The external structure is in cotton soaked with wax-based paraffin. It has an internal fixed waterproof membrane and a removable thermal layer.







There are strap regulations on hips and wrists, and the jacket closes with a zip protected by a gasket with buttons. The standard issue includes CE-approved protections for shoulders and elbows and is also able to accommodate a back protector. Black, grey.

Sizes: from S-XXXL

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