This is some things you should know before you make your purchase, because that will save your wallet, your skin and your life!:
1. Your motorcycle shop should be your first place to start your shopping, If you're buying a motorcycle, see if can get the clothing into the financing deal. This way, you can negotiate a better deal and do not have to pay up front for the gears.
2. Get a full set of motorcycle clothing which includes helmet, jacket, boots, pants, gloves and glasses. Why would you want to risk any parts of your body with injuries? Each piece of the clothing plays an important role in protecting a specific part of the body.
3. Aesthetics should always be secondary to protective quality. If you have to choose between looking good and having your fingers or toes intact after a ride, what would it be? The answer is obvious, but try to go for bright colored clothing as it is shown in a study that wearing eye catching gear reduces the risk of having an accident significantly (up to 37%!). However, finding motorcycle clothing which also looks good is very much a possibility with the amount of gear out there from so many manufacturers.
4. Buy clothing that offers superior protection to areas of the body where the bone is just below the surface of the skin e.g. knuckles shoulders, hips, knees and ankles. Try to look for clothing that has added thick body armor stitched on these areas.
5. Explore other options besides leather. Leather has over the years been proven to be the best material for motorcycle protective clothing, due to its resistance to tear, its natural warmth, and its acting as a first layer of defense, coming between the biker and the rough asphalt road. However, protective clothing from man-made textile is becoming popular and may be more suited for certain weather and conditions (e.g. Cordura, Kevlar).
6. Consider adding other impact protection gear: Extra impact protection can be bought separately like back protectors. For an important area like your back, it might just save your life! If you worry that you may forget to put the extra gear on, buy clothing that already has a degree of impact protection included.
7. Be sure to check out the internet to look for great deals. It's a vast marketplace to shop for motorcycle protective clothing. You can compare prices and qualities from different brands and manufacturers, as well as read reviews from other buyers.
Motorcycle clothing explained
Of course you can wear anything you want when riding your bike, but a smart motorcyclist knows appropriate clothing not only make you look cool but also protect you from injuries in the event that you crash.
No matter if you're into Harleys, custom choppers, superbikes,or even dirtbikes, you're gonna need a set of clothing to match your mean machine.This normally includes:
1. Motorcycle Helmet
2. Motorcycle Jacket
3. Motorcycle Pants
4. Motorcycle Boots
5. Motorcycle Gloves