Not every motorcycle is the same, nor is every motorcyclist. So it only stands to reason that motorcycle jackets would be just as diverse as the people wearing them. But what makes a good motorcycle jacket? If you’re going to be spending a lot of money on something, you’ll want to make sure you’re getting the best of the best. There are a few important features that need to be considered when shopping for your perfect motorcycle jacket.
1) Your protection comes first:
Before weather conditions, body type and personality, whether the jacket will protect you should be your main concern. One way to guarantee this is to look for a jacket that has been ‘CE Approved’. British Motorcycle Gear, for example, ensures that every one of their garments include CE Approved Impact Protectors from Knox, the World leader in Body Protection Systems. When it’s the only thing between your flesh and the road, you want the peace of mind that comes with that kind of protection.
2) Comfort is key:
Your body is just as engaged in the riding experience as the motorcycle itself, so you’ll need to make sure it’s maneuverable. Consider how much added weight you are comfortable riding with. Some jackets, like the Zodiac Motorcycle Jacket, available through British Motorcycle Gear, arelight—the size XL coming in at only 1.3 kg (2.8 lbs)—while others can be much heavier.
If you overheat easily, think about getting a jacket that breathes—that is, one that offers ventilation. The Belstaff Long Way Down Jacket, also available through British Motorcycle Gear, is effectively three motorcycle jackets in one, with removable sleeves and even an internal removable second jacket that is fully waterproof and windproof. You no longer need to sacrifice comfort for protection; you can enjoy the best of both with motorcycle jackets from British Motorcycle Gear.
Finally, when buying your new jacket, keep in mind all the purposes for which you’ll be using it.What’s the weather like where you ride? What kind of motorcycle do you ride? How often do you use your bike? Are you puttering around your neighbourhood or speeding along highways to get to work? All of these are questions you’ll need to consider in order to find the jacket that best suits you. Motorcycle jackets have come a long way and leather is now just one of many materials that can protect you on the road. The outer shell of British Motorcycle Gear’s Mercury Jacket is made of high tenacity Teflon coated nylon, so not only is it strong, but it is also waterproof, breathable and windproof.
British Motorcycle Gear offers a wide variety of motorcycle jackets so that every individual rider will be able to find their perfect jacket. The added armor in each jacket goes to show how much British Motorcycle Gear values their customers. Your safety is never overlooked, nor should it be. To find the right motorcycle jacket for your needs, remember: protection, comfort and versatility. To start your search, visit: www.BritishMotorcycleGear.com