How to Choose the Safest Motorcycle Jacket?

If you google the term safest motorcycle jacket 2017, 2018 or 2019, pretty much the same results will come up. It is not the brand name that makes a motorcycle jacket safe.

Leather Motorcycle Jacket

The first thing you want to consider is choosing the safest motorcycle jacket material. Leather is the most popular choice among motorcycle riders. It’s soft, form-fitting and more comfortable for the rider. The thickness of leather varies but a good motorcycle leather jacket is made from thickness ranging between 1.1 to 1.3mm. This will better absorb heat from friction in the event that you are forced to drop your motorcycle and slide along the road.

Leather is hands down the thickest, most durable material for a motorcycle jacket. But let’s face it, the hot humid days of summer are coming and that heavy leather jacket isn’t going to be the most comfortable thing going.  And unlike the Men’s Textile Motorcycle Jacket, a leather jacket is not waterproof.

Textile Motorcycle Jacket

A textile motorcycle jacket is usually made with a ballistic or Kevlar material weaved into it to resist the heat from friction of sliding on the road. Although a textile material is much easier to clean, it just will not last as long as good leather.

For really hot weather, you may want to consider a Men’s Mesh Motorcycle Jacket. Made of 100% Polyester mesh and 600 Denier Cordura fabric. These jackets allow the most air flow while cruising on your motorcycle.

A Solid Fit will keep your Armor in place

In order to have the safest motorcycle jacket possible, you will need to make sure that it is a proper fit. Don’t go too big or you risk it flapping in the breeze while riding your motorcycle.

Every motorcycle jacket regardless of the material should have CE rated armor at the elbows and shoulders. If your motorcycle jacket is too large, this could cause the armor to slide out of place, just when you need it.

It is also a good idea to have some kind of protective plate over your back. This is available in most motorcycle jackets at WICKED STOCK.

Summing it all Up

So, whether you choose leather or some kind of textile material for your motorcycle jacket. Or perhaps a nice Men’s Mesh Motorcycle Jacket for the hot summer months. Make sure that the jacket has all the certified armor available to keep you safe on the road.

Now head on over to WICKED STOCK to pick the jacket style and material you like. Let us know if you need any help in selecting the best size.

Happy Riding!

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