Since motorcycle jacket is an important piece of safety riding gear, let us check out whether the jacket we are using is the best motorcycle jacket. First, we need to take into consideration such as the weather condition, the season, road condition, the type of ride, etc. when selecting the type of motorcycle jacket. Then we can choose the type of jacket from the following:
The classic jacket is snug fitting, a typical heavy-weight, waist-length, cruiser-style leather jacket that most people are familiar with.
- large, folded, snap-down collar
- slanted, off-centre front zipper
- numerous zippered pockets and cuffs
- wide, big-buckled belt
- small snap-flap pockets
The cruiser jacket is a casual fitting, waist-length riding jacket for slow, easy rides on country roads on a fair weather days.
- large, folded snap-down collar
- no frills version to belted versions with decorative braid
- form-fitting stretch panels
- embroidered sections and leather fringe
The touring jacket is designed for long rides on the road, in all sorts of weather. The touring jackets are known as all season motorcycle jackets and are designed for comfort, ease of movement, and good protection from harsh weather conditions.
- three-quarter length design covering the rider’s lower back and shuts out drafts
- removable cold-weather lining
- roomy enough to accommodate extra layers of clothes
- Mandarin collar
- adjustable straps on the arms, cuffs, and waist
- easy to access pockets, both exterior and interior
- front, back, and side vents for ventilation
The jacket is lightweight and waterproof, mostly made of nylon or other man-made fibres. It is designed more for weather protection than crash protection.
- allows plenty of mobility and flexibility
- lots of pockets
- reinforced elbows and shoulders, either built-in or removable hard protection
- replaceable protection helps to lengthen the jacket’s lifespan
- reinforced zipper flaps and sealed seams to keep away moisture
- effective ventilation system
The jacket is waist-length, snug fitting, and traditionally, made of good quality leather. The jacket is also known as armored motorcycle jacket and is usually of bright colours to attract attention and to reflect heat.
- perforated with numerous sieve-like holes to keep the rider cool
- well ventilated
- designed to slide easily on asphalt or dirt without tearing for the protection of skin and bones
- fixed or removable body armor to protect elbows and shoulders
- flexible plastic back protector to protect spine from hard falls, flying objects or tumbling motorcycle