The jacket is the motorcycle garment that you’re going to like best on and off the bike. We bikers have are lucky to be able to count on superb garment manufacturers such as Dainese, Alpinestars, or Rukka, whose jackets are easy to wear on a day to day basis and thus, at the same time, we can make our mothers happy. We immediately associate a bike jacket with leather. Without a doubt, this classic element is a sign of the times, present in different styles, from aviator to rocker. “The leather bomber jacket” is eternal and that’s thanks to the leather, which is the best material against asphalt abrasion and for good thermal resistance, be it for the street or Sport.
But there are also textile jackets devised for riding motorbikes thanks to the use of technical fabrics. And here we have a world of possibilities: there are as many jackets as there are climates and conditions. You have summer ones, whose ventilation is excellent, and winter ones, that are normally waterproof and we can count on quality materials such as Gore-Tex to know that we can be nice and warm on freezing roads. Also, if we want to travel around the World and be prepared for any climate, it’s always handy to have a removable thermal lining. And then there are those that are specialised in taking you to work at your office discretely or to have the greatest visibility between cars.
Those of you not familiar with off road biking might find it strange to have offroad jackets at Motocard, but the cross and enduro fans know that winter is one of the best seasons for enjoying the mud. Alpinestars or Fox also know it and have a variety of textile garments that allow us to leave home well equipped. Thanks to the use of technical fabrics, the brands have summer jackets with excellent ventilation, and winter ones that are usually waterproof. And we can also get variants of both if we opt for a jacket with removable sleeves or that have a thermal lining, also removable.
Trial is a mountain sport. Yes, you can practise it in the most unexpected places, but out the open countryside is its natural territory. Which is why manufactures such as Hebo work with materials that are able to provide both properties…with removable sleeves, that never fail when it comes to equilibrating our temperature and affording us greater mobility.