Leaders in protective motorcycle gear now offering stylish choices while maintaining industry safety standards.
There was a time when motorcycle wear was distinctly just that – motorcycle wear. If you were walking around while wearing it, there would be no mistaking that you were travelling on a motorcycle. . . .until now.
The latest lines of motorcycle wear are looking more and more fashionable while not compromising their ability to protect the rider. Take the latest release from Rev It for example. The Oxford jacket with the retro styling offers traditional motorcycle design with a heavy duty durable outside yet offers full shoulder and elbow protection as well as a detachable thermal lining as we head into the season of fluctuating temperatures. The mesh lining offers inner pockets for added back protection.
This is city wear remember, not designed for extended travel on highways but more for commuting around town. Adjustable cuffs and collars, waist belt with a draw cord hem line to keep out that chilly breeze when behind the bars and reflection at the collar for added visibility.
Rev It continues to offer fully functional and fashionable seasonal riding jackets designed for the commuter but built for safety.
The Concorde by Rev It is constructed with durable heavy coated memory cotton for premium water resistance. Memory cotton ages beautifully, and the older it gets the better it will look. The Concorde offers cargo styling pockets, removable and adjustable hood, two way zippers and metal snaps. The KNOX® protection at the shoulders and elbows, reflective panels, detachable thermal liner and hydratex® membrane make it a very complete, fashionable and functional motorcycle jacket.
Also in the commuter line-up is Alpinestars with their 2014 Rideout collection. Motorcycle lifestyle specific clothing designed to look and feel like everyday outdoor wear. The Dusk 3, available in three colours, features three layer main material construction consisting of a water resistant outer shell, water-proof and breathable membrane and light mesh lining with tape sealed seams to keep the weather out. 130 g thermal removeable lining and water resistant zippers. This jacket also offers removable shoulder and elbow protection, padded chest and back and allows for additional bio armour to be added at the rider’s discretion. Zippered under arms allow venting for the fluctuating temperatures and the additional storm hood can be tucked into the collar. Reflective detailing rounds out the style and increases visibility.
If subtle isn’t quite your style, then perhaps the Mack Jacket in bold, bright colours is for you. Designed for lower temperatures, the Mack offers thermal insulation for optimal heat and includes removable shoulder and elbow protection enabling you to keep wearing the jacket after the bike is put away for winter months. It offers an adjustable interior gator, elastic cuff edges with a thumb grip and adjustable cord waist to keep out that wind both on and off the bike.
The Stella Cassie Down Jacket from Alpinestars, also part of the 2014 Rideout Collection, is protected riding wear yet looks more like you are headed for the slopes with your board than for your bike.
No matter what your personal style is, there is now protective wear to suit your taste.