LEATHER & PROTECTION…. A VALID RELATION?
Most motorcyclists and bikers consider that leather products like Jackets, Vests and Chops can provide safety and protection. Although, the most essential thing you can wear while riding a motorcycle is a Helmet but leather also provides protection from different minor injuries.
The beauty of Leather is that it can be worn at any time of the year. Leather provides essential warmth during a cold winter ride. Special leather jackets, vests, and chops are made specifically to be worn in the summer; quality ones are made with a ventilation system so you won’t have to worry about getting too hot. Another specialty of Leather Products is that they are waterproof, so you don’t have to worry about getting your clothes wet if it suddenly starts raining.
What Can You Really Wear for Protection?
- Leather Vests:
The first leather product that can be worn for safety purpose is a Leather Vest. Now you may be asking yourself why motorcyclists wear leather vests. How can a vest be a form of protection when it’s not really covering anything?
The answer to the question is that Leather vests can actually still provide little protection in the case of a crash. Leather vests shield some vital body parts and will prevent from a few injuries on the back, shoulder and the torso.
While some might find it pointless to wear a vest while riding instead of a whole jacket, some riders don’t want to wear a whole jacket because it’s uncomfortable but still want some protection while they’re riding. A leather vest is a good middle ground and it’s at least some form of shield.
- Leather Jackets and Suits:
80% of people wear a leather jacket or suits to look cool but what about safety? When riding a motorbike, there is always a risk of crashing or sliding down the road. Good quality works as riding gear and the best decision is choosing the highest quality like cowhide. A proper Riding Suit includes the following items for safety:
- Elbow guards
- Shoulder Guards
- Speed Humps
- Perforation for Hot climate
- Ventilation Zippers
- Knee Guards
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Wearing gloves are also an essential part of motorcycle safety. It is a natural reaction for humans when they fall down to automatically use their hands to protect other vital parts of their body. If you find yourself in a crash or accident on your motorcycle, your hands will get injured because of that natural reaction. Gloves can greatly help protect your hands in this case.
- Leather Boots:
Wearing the right riding boots are also important to have as a motorcyclist. They need to be shoes that cover the ankles. This will also greatly reduce the risk of injury to your feet and ankles as well as provide protection from the motorcycle, its hot pipes, and any rocks or debris the tires shoot up from the road.