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Old 3 Dec 2007
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Question Belstaff


Looking to replace my faithful but now worn out Belstaff cordura touring jacket and trousers.

A look at the 'new' Belstaff website didn't reveal much in the way of a replacement.

Do they still make such things? If so, any recommendations?


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I'm about to put my Richa cordura jacket on Ebay, its black and in pretty good nick. If you're interested, pm me and I can email you some pictures.

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had a look at the NEC last month, the new belstaff stuff is pretty good, but bloody expensive. the 'long way down' pair wear examples of the brand.
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Originally Posted by Ian View Post

Looking to replace my faithful but now worn out Belstaff cordura touring jacket and trousers.

A look at the 'new' Belstaff website didn't reveal much in the way of a replacement.

Do they still make such things? If so, any recommendations?


Did you check the belstaff website or Britishmotorcyclegear.com? the bike stuff is on the latter website.
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Some of the Hein Gericke stuff is nice.

I got the HG entry gortex jacket and trousers and I cant fault them.

Also they have a very good warranty with them.

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Claymore Jackets are the dogs balls in motorcycle jacket constuction. MADE IN THE UK too.
Excellent price. Made to order only. Quality = non better, even the high end brand names can't do it that good.
I'm seriouly thinking of selling my old belstaff on ebay and going down the Claymore road. Excellent!!
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Claymore jacket

Never had a wax style jacket and i am looking to replace my old and very worn BMW jacket. Also, my riding style has changed since i bought a different bike so i do not find long jackets that comfortable anymore.

Have had a look at the Claymore web site and they look decent, especially with the armour option.

Has anyone actually used Claymore? I saw on another forum that someone, the owner i think, got pretty badly abused because of his customer service and how he had approached the question of Claymore being a Belstaff rip off.

Any thoughts, i have always like Belstaff but they are expensive and i do prefer the option of using British companies etc as long as they are a good jacket.

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Hi, Belstaff are now Italian owned, designed and made, not to mention priced! Another case of a foreign company seeing the value of a brand and being able to make a lot out of it. Their now a fashion item. Lindsay.
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mat_brook, if you want a Belstaff, you get a Belstaff. Waxed cotton, around £350-£400. Leather, the thick end of a grand.
Expensive,trendy and Italian owned??? I can't argue with that but I can tell you that it's beautifully made, top quality stuff.
There are many who will tell you they bought theirs before they became trendy or that they can buy a well made waxed cotton jacket for 50 notes and use the difference to fund a ride to Mongolia. I can't argue with that either, you pays your money-you takes your choice.
Why buy a GMT Master when you can tell the time with a £9.99 Casio? Why drive a 458 when you can take a bus? Who needs a pair of Church's when you can stroll to the boozer in flip-flops? And surely only an idiot would spend hours and a fortune wining and dining some drop dead gorgeous,oity-toity blonde girly when he could shag a fat ugly bird for the price of a bottle of Vimto and some crisps.
If you've got the money for a fancy Belstaff, you get one, mate.
The wife and I have a few old Belstaffs in Cordura or leather that are around 20 years old and still going strong after many,many miles. We also have a few Italian Belstaff items that are worn in the pub at Summerbridge, on the bike at Bonar Bridge or sipping espresso on the Ponte Vecchio. I say again, you pays your money-you takes your choice.
I don't know where you are in Yorkshire but it's worth getting a train over to Manchester to have a look in the Belstaff store, especially if there's a sale on. It's about 10mins walk from Manchester Piccadilly and, as a bonus, you pass the Dainese Superstore on the way. And an Italian restaurant called Gio's, have lunch there.

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I've got a waxed Belstaff Trailmaster and, it has to be admitted, it looks great and is very well made.

However, I also bought it at the pre-trendy, pre-LWD, pre-italian price of £130 in 2002. £380? personally there is no way I'd spend that kind of money on one. I have heard that the Aussie 'Sunstuff' jackets are a nice alternative, but even they cost circa £200.

I wear mine to the pub, not on the bike. On the bike I take advantage of the last 50 years of technological advances and wear a Hein Gericke nylon jacket with a Goretex liner. Much drier, much warmer and much safer. JMHO!

There is a Triumph jacket in the Trailmaster style made of modern materials which I'd be tempted by (£180). AlexleBrit posted about it last week.



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