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Motorcycle Jacket and Pant Guide

Here's the low-down on suiting up. Squids aside, a motorcycle jacket and pant will be part of your essential equipment. As in, when the sun is blisteringly hot and spontaneous combustion finally makes sense to you, you’ll don purpose-built motorcycle clothing nonetheless. We salute that. This guide is for people like you - people who resolve to dress for the ride, as well as the crash. You know that riding safe starts with dressing safe. And as always, we don’t want to bore you with a lengthy discussion of stretch fabrics and polymer plastics (which are awesome, by the way). Use the side menu to skip ahead to whichever bits are important to you.

Motorcycle Jacket and Pant Safety Ratings

In Canada, motorcycle body armour doesn't need to meet any standards to be sold as such. So, you could make a tinfoil suit and sell it as “protective equipment.”

European armour, on the other hand, needs to be objectively certified before sale. Hence, you’ll see plenty of EN and CE ratings out there. We break down the important codes so you know exactly what to look for.

Good hunting.

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Motorcycle Pant Fitment

The same principles apply to jacket and pant fitment. So if you sat through the lecture above, just extrapolate to your lower body and call it a day.

Of course, there are subtle differences in terms of what you measure and how you try it on. If you’re looking for an explicit guide, this is it.

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Motorcycle Jacket Fitment

When you arrive at fitment, you've already selected that ideal jacket type. You've hunted down some fine leather from that perfect cow, and you've delved into the complicated science of armour materials.

So don’t slack off when it comes to fitment. It’s just as important as all that other stuff. Combined.

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Special Features on Motorcycle Jackets and Pants

Big pockets and a few vents – what more could you want?

Well, a lot more.

Modern garments offer a cornucopia of special features. You probably won’t need all of them, but a few well-chosen luxuries can be the difference between good and great. So, here’s our mother-list of jacket and pant features.

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Types of Motorcycle Jackets and Pants

Different riding styles will make different demands on a jacket. The same is true of pants.

We would never tell you what to wear – style is a personal decision and you should do whatever you think is best.

But if you’re really looking for guidance, here’s what we think looks cool on each motorcycle type.

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Motorcycle Jacket and Pant Armour

When considering jacket or pant armour, you need to think about three things: where it is, what it’s made of, and who has certified it.

This section details the first two points – the location and composition of body armour. The third point, on safety standards, can be found in the next segment.

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Motorcycle Jacket and Pant Materials

Leather versus textile.

Leather is the classic choice for motorcycle garments. It’s also the racers’ preference, and they tend to know their stuff. Of course, not all thicknesses, cuts and animals are created equal.

Textiles will outperform leathers on many fronts, but only if you choose the right materials! It takes a clever decision to get it right. Here’s how.

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Motorcycle Jacket and Pant Guide

Here's the low-down on suiting up. Squids aside, a motorcycle jacket and pant will be part of your essential equipment. As in, when the sun is blisteringly hot and spontaneous combustion finally makes sense to you, you’ll don purpose-built motorcycle clothing nonetheless. We salute that. This guide is for people like you - people who resolve to dress for the ride, as well as the crash. You know that riding safe starts with dressing safe. And as always, we don’t want to bore you with a lengthy discussion of stretch fabrics and polymer plastics (which are awesome, by the way). Use the side menu to skip ahead to whichever bits are important to you.

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