Just as important as buying a motorcycle is the purchase of appropriate clothing to wear when you ride. This clothing may include a motorcycle jacket, helmet, boots, gloves, etc. Leather motorcycle jackets tend to be the most popular choice of mens leather jackets. These come in an array of distinct styles to complement your personality and taste. Their classy appearance may set you apart from the crowd, but the mark of a quality jacket will be its tough construction and protective features.
Leather motorcycle jackets are specially designed to protect a rider from the elements while riding as well as during an accident. These jackets provide warmth during cold climates and shield you from the wind and other adverse weather conditions. In case of an accident, the tough exterior and extra padding will help protect your body from excessive scratches, bruises and abrasion.
When looking for a leather jacket to buy, stay focused on the two most important features of your product: superior quality and ample protection. Jackets constructed out of top grade leather with a thickness of at least one millimeter will offer better protection and longevity. Look for quality craftsmanship, checking the seams, pockets, zippers, etc. to ensure proper finishing. Make sure you try on several jackets to compare the comfort and ease in wearing them before making your final choice. If possible wear the jacket while you are on your bike to confirm it is the proper size for riding, taking special note of the length of the sleeves, space around the shoulders and jacket length in back, as these areas should be well covered as you ride.
For proper protection, these jackets should come with reinforced “armor” around the elbows, your shoulders and back. Additional features such as the number of pockets, vents, removable lining and reflective material is a matter of personal taste and what is considered useful to you. You can get a good idea of the various designs that are available of leather motorcycle jackets by checking out sites online, especially those who carry harley accessories. This way you can compare different styles, features, name brands and prices before making your final decision on which one to buy.