Article by Martin Scorsese
Motorcycle riding is a fun and adventure activity for many. However, this fun activity could lead to dangerous accidents if you do not adopt appropriate safety measures while driving the motorcycle. According to statistics, thousands of people die in motorcycle accidents due to inappropriate motorcycle gear. Many are severely injured or paralyzed for the rest of their life. The impact of these accidents could be reduced significantly with appropriate safety gear including good motorcycle helmets, leather vests, and/or motorcycle jackets. Therefore, the safety gear used for motorcycle riding is no longer limited to enhance the style of the riders, but also to ensure the safety measures.
The increasing consciousness of using safety gear while riding motorcycles have contributed to the growing number of manufactures producing motorcycle jackets. Several companies now compete with each other in providing a variety of styles, patterns, colors, and designs to suit the varied taste of professional bikers. Leather jackets are one of the most popular materials which has remained a favorite for ages. However, with time, leather vests are competing with textile and mesh jackets. Apart from serving as one of the basic item of safety gear, they are particularly used by speed racers, cruisers, and other adventure sports.
The primary reason behind wearing motorcycle jackets is their protective functionality. They work as an armor for the bike rider and protect them from injuries from accidental falls. Along with motorcycle helmets, the use of protective jackets have thus, become mandatory for all who enjoy bike riding. Moreover, these jackets are now used for other adventure sports professionals. These jackets provide special padding to help reduce the impact of the fall due to accidents and also minimize the injuries caused at the time of fall. Although you might find it cool and happening to ride a bike in shorts and T-shirts, it is thus, important that you start realizing the importance of jackets as essential safety gear while motorcycle riding.
Most of the motorcycle jackets are available in black and reach till the waist of the rider. However, with the fashion trends changing every day, jackets are now available in a variety of other colors such as white, blue, green, orange, and many more. Along with the colors, the length of the jackets have also gone through a lot of changes. The modern jackets are shorter in length and more stylish than the conventional ones. There are jackets used by women that come only up to their breast level and there are some that are a little longer like the trench coat.
While buying motorcycle jackets you must consider the purpose of your usage, such as the kind of bike you will be riding, the speed, etc. and other personal needs. If you are fond of leather vest, you can try out the new models such as kangaroo, cow leather, etc.
Leather jackets are popular for their weather protection functionality, and other adjustable features. The thickness of the jacket is an indication of the type of protection it provides. The thicker the jacket, the more protective it is considered to be. You will also find companies that provide options for customizations according to your specific needs. For instance, companies such as Leather Monogram Custom Designs provide customizations along with logos and designs of your choice. These tailor-made jackets could be an ideal combination with safety motorcycle helmets to provide maximum security while riding motorcycle.
The functionality of motorcycle jackets is crucial to keep the rider safe and secure. Therefore, it is necessary to check the brand reputation to ensure the quality of the jackets. Some of the reputed brands that provide different types safety jackets include Jamin Leather, Biker’s Den, Fox Creek Leather, Legendary USA, etc. Similarly, you must also look for the brand name and reputation while buying motorcycle helmets, and/or leather vests.
The new Mesh motorcycle jackets have become quite popular with many. These jackets have an ‘open weave’. The fibers used to make these jackets are thicker than the other jackets. These jackets allow free airflow and are thus, an ideal wear for warm weather conditions. Along with providing relief from the heat, these jackets are also known for providing utmost protection to the rider. The prices of these jackets may vary according to their functionality, quality, and material.
The thrill and exhilaration of motorcycle riding and other adventure sports is only complete when you have complete protection from accidents and other road hazards. Motorcycle jackets, leather vests, and motorcycle helmets are some of essential safety gear that protect you from such hazards to a great extent. While helmets protect your head, vests, and jackets guard your elbows, shoulders, and other sensitive body parts from the impact of falls.