As summer approaches, motorcycle enthusiasts eagerly gear up for thrilling rides under the warm sun. However, it's crucial to prioritize safety while enjoying the open road during this season. With the right summer motorcycle gear, you can ensure optimal protection, comfort, and style. In this article, we'll explore essential gear items to keep you cool and safe throughout your summer riding adventures.
Helmet: The helmet is the most critical piece of motorcycle gear, regardless of the season. Opt for a well-ventilated helmet with a light-colored exterior to minimize heat absorption. Look for helmets featuring advanced ventilation systems, moisture-wicking liners, and removable cheek pads for easy cleaning. Choose a helmet with the appropriate safety certifications, such as DOT (Department of Transportation) or ECE (Economic Commission for Europe). Our pick of the bunch are Forcite Helmets which are DOT approved and DMD Helmets which are ECE approved.
A lightweight & breathable motorcycle jacket is essential for the summer riding season.
A lightweight motorcycle jacket not only offers protection but also shields you from the sun's harmful rays. Look for jackets made from lightweight and breathable materials with single-layer abrasion-resistance and air venting. These features promote airflow and allow heat to escape, keeping you cool during hot summer rides. Our ladies Savanna Jacket and our mens Sahara jacket both have AA-rated Aramid cotton which offers lightweight single layer abrasion resistance, and air vents in the front and back to keep you cool during summer. Our Carrera Jacket also has air vents in the front and back, and makes for a great lightweight riding jacket. Ensure your jacket has CE-approved armor in critical areas such as the shoulders, elbows, and back. A single layer riding shirt such as the Daytona and Brooklyn shirt (featured below) is also one of our best-selling lightweight outer layers that offers AA-rated abrasion resistance.
Consider investing in a pair of single layer motorcycle jeans that are comfortable, protective and stylish all year round.
Lightweight Motorcycle Pants: Investing in sturdy riding pants is essential for both comfort and safety. Opt for pants made from single layer abrasion-resistant materials like our AA-Rated Aramid Venus motorcycle jeans. Our Venus motorcycle jeans are easier to move and ride in thanks to their single-layer materials that not only protect but also look like regular jeans so you can still look smart at your destination. Some pants also offer adjustable vents that you can open or close depending on the temperature. Consider riding jeans like ours with armor pockets for added protection.
It goes without saying, but your summer riding gear needs to fit like a glove.
Gloves: Protect your hands from the sun, wind, and potential road hazards with a reliable pair of summer motorcycle gloves. Look for gloves made from breathable materials like mesh or perforated leather to enhance airflow. Ensure they offer a secure fit without compromising dexterity. Look for gloves with reinforced knuckle protection and palm sliders for optimal safety.
Even though you may be riding down to the beach this summer, choosing the right footwear when riding motorcycles is crucial for a variety of reasons.
Boots: Choosing the right footwear is crucial for maintaining control and protecting your feet and ankles. Opt for boots that cover your ankles and provide sturdy protection, such as our range of womens and mens leather Montar Boots. Handmade in Portugal with sustainable processes and natural materials, our leather boots are ideal for all year round riding. They have Vibram rubber soles for better grip on the footpegs. Water-resistant soles are also beneficial in case of unexpected summer rain showers, which of course our boots have too!
Conclusion: When it comes to summer motorcycle riding, prioritizing safety and comfort is paramount. Investing in high-quality gear designed specifically for warmer weather will not only protect you from potential hazards but also enhance your overall riding experience. From well-ventilated helmets to breathable jackets and pants, there are plenty of options available to suit your style and preferences. So, gear up appropriately, enjoy the summer breeze, and embark on memorable journeys with confidence and peace of mind. Shop our range of lightweight motorcycle gear now!