Riding Jacket and Pants
Road rash is no fun, which is why there are some amazing riding jackets and pants out there to protect you, in case you take a spill. Most motorcycle-specific jackets and pants are made with abrasion-resistant textiles or leather, and many of these jackets and pants have impact-absorbing armor around the shoulders, elbows and knees. Many motorcycle jackets also have a pocket for a back protector.
There are many styles to choose from, and there are different jackets and pants for different types of riding: adventure/off-road, urban, commuting or touring. You can get three- and four-season jackets and pants, often offering several removable layers, or perforated, breathable gear for warm temperatures. Many jackets and pants, such as riding jeans, blend right in with today’s urban wear, so off the bike, people won’t even know you rode in.
For a more in-depth look at different textiles, read “A Closer Look at Textiles” by Motorcyclist magazine.
You can also visit these manufacturer sites for options: