The following is an excerpt from the 2commute review, the entire article is available on their website.

There was a time when bike kit was just that, kit to wear on your bike. It’d be heavy, dirty looking, not very flattering and occasionally it would just about do what it was meant to – protect you and keep you warm and dry (if you were lucky). Kit was something you’d ride about in but wouldn’t really want to be seen out in by anybody you knew.

2commute2Thankfully things have moved on quite a bit, modern technical fabrics are very good at keeping the weather out, they wick moisture away from the body so you don’t get wet from the inside, they stop cold and wind getting through and even the zips can be waterproof. Armour has come on a long way too, it’s not so many years ago when racers stuffed a bit of foam in their leathers for protection, that moved on to foam pads being used in road riding kit and companies like Knox began developing ever more impressive protection for race and road. In fact former racer and Knox founder, Geoff Travell is cited as having produced the first motorcycle body armour, back then it was under the Pro-Tek brand name. He also manufactured and sold the first back protector, aimed at the racing fraternity originally. Over the years Pro-Tek evolved and the company became Knox, a name we’re all familiar with today and one most road riders will be protected by one way or another. The company may have been the first to specifically develop motorcycle protection but they weren’t the last and soon they were being copied by other firms eager to cash in on the success of this new armour phenomenon. Knox were still ahead of the game though and in 1995 became the first company to gain CE accreditation for their Knox branded motorcycle body armour, all this from a British company based in the Lake District.

Worn by us

At 2Commute we’ve ridden thousands of miles in various Knox products, from body armour (many leading brands use Knox as their OE armour) to Handroid gloves and the fantastic Cold Killers range of thermal base layers. All of which have done exactly what they were designed to do. I’d recommend any of the knox products to my closest riding friends and a few years ago I ordered a set of Cold Killers for 25 members of my scooter club.

Read full review at 2commute

2Commute Studio Review