When you were a child, you must have waited so long to get your first chance to ride a bike. I am pretty sure your first ride had not been less adventurous than flying a plane. Do you still remember that? Weren’t you so lost in chasing the winds that you suddenly realized that you were fallen from bike lying injured on the road? Many of us have such experiences once or more while learning to ride a bike. While riding, we usually forget that our life, sometimes, could be at risk. Moreover, to ride for long hours, we must be comfortable and feel energetic. For this, you should always put on your best ride buddy, motorcycle gear, while riding.
Benefits Of Motorcycle Gear
It not only protects us from unexpected injuries but also has other benefits. The quality ones can deflect the sun, precipitation, or debris, keep you warm and hydrated, increase your visibility, and much more. A gear set consists of helmets, jackets, pants, boots, gloves, etc. to cover a rider’s entire body.
Choosing The Right Motorcycle Gear
Always make a wise choice while shopping for the motorcycle gear considering the factors such as size and length, set quality standards, weather suitability visibility, strong construction, waterproofing, proper closures, pockets, and armors. Make sure that movement is free while trying a gear. Also, avoid loose gears.
Do a little research about available products in the market according to your needs. Then you will definitely have a better knowledge of how to assess the mentioned factors. Remember, the more you invest more you get in terms of quality and features.
Helmet: Most Important Motorcycle Gear
There are three types of helmets available. Full coverage helmets are safer than half coverage and three fourth coverage. Your helmet should necessarily allow ventilation. Always buy a helmet that passes safety standards like Snell, ECE, or DOT. You will easily find a sticker on the back of the helmet to ensure that.
A reliable leather jacket has a label inside it bearing a CE or AS mark. This label confirms European safety standards. But you won’t find any such label on the US manufactured jackets. The safety of these jackets also is intact.
Both textile and leather jackets provide excellent protection, but leather jackets somewhere lack ventilation. Thicker jackets work better when it is about safety. If you are going to wear clothes under the jacket and pants, choose the size accordingly. Also, there are suits available, having both jacket and pants. These one-piece suits support more waterproofing.
Boots And Gloves
Leather boots don’t support ventilation. Therefore, textile boots are widely preferred. Boots should have laces inside or should have the ability to tuck the exterior laces into boots. If you don’t want to go with laces, you can choose a pair of boots having velcro.
Gloves are usually taken lightly, but they are also important. The most important fact is how strong your grip will be with gloves you will buy. There are two types of gloves available. One is of leather, and another is of textiles. Among them, leather is more reliable. Some gloves come with extra padding and protection on the fingers, knuckles, back of the hand, and palm. Instead of using fingerless gloves, go with full coverage gloves with touchscreen compatible palm.
Other than the gears mentioned above, extra guards and armors can also be used based upon the requirement.
Now, are you ready for a wonderful experience of riding a motorcycle in your all set gear?