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A few weeks back I received a very timely offer to try out some of the new offerings from Knox’s Studio Collection.

As the temperatures soared in the South East of England, riding around in a heavy leather jacket in London left me a horrible sweaty mess even though my commute is only a few miles.

So when I received a mail from Dan at The Fabulous Biker Boys asking me if I was interested in trying out some Knox gear I almost bit his hand off. I’d been looking for a lightweight armoured jacket for a while but hadn’t seen one I’d liked so I was chuffed when I was asked to have a look at the range and choose something.

For me, it was a no brainer, I promptly plumped for the ‘Leonard’ wax jacket, the ‘Venture’ armoured vest and a pair of ‘Orsa’ gloves. These seemed perfect for my daily needs and 24hrs later a box arrived at work with all the above beautifully packaged inside.

I am a designer by trade and the brand redesign for me gives Knox an extra level of appeal that it’s not had before. Yes I always wanted a pair of the ‘Handroid’ race gloves while I worked at TWO/Visordown, they always went to the fast guys and never the mere mortals, but on logo and presence it didn’t feel in the same league as the big Italian brands. Much has changed, and since August 2014 Knox has a new look and feel that is exciting, cool, stylish and they’ve backed it up with a range of merchandise that will have the Italians looking over their shoulders.

Knox Venture

I’ll start with the ‘Venture’ for it is that the got used first and was chucked on over a T-shirt and underneath a shirt for the short commute to work. It’s ideal for town riding, an aerated fabric for the arms with a breathable lycra on the chest to support the shape and zip. It’s a snug fit all over and would do enough in the initial phase of a crash or impact to warrant its wearing. Undoubtedly it would…

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