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Leather Motorcycle Jackets 101

Aug 17, 2007
The primary purpose of the motorcycle jacket is protecting the rider. The most common motorcycle gear is motorcycle protective clothing consists of the helmet, motorcycle jacket, leather chaps, gloves and motorcycle boots.

The reason why motorcycle leather jackets are so desired amongst motorcycle riders because they provide the best protection from cold and serves as a wind breaker. Reason leather jackets are worn by motorcycle riders is because of its aesthetics appeal. The most important reason why leather is used is because of its ability to protect the rider from potential injuries in the event of fall or accident.

According to sources leather jacket gained popularity during 1940's especially in 1946, and it was made popular by Marlon Brando in 'The Wild One.' The major protection leather jacket provides is the protection from the damage to the riders torso and arms. Recently motorcycle leather jacket has evolved into very modern and efficient product for a motorcycle rider.

The most modern leather jackets for motorcycle riders are equipped with should protection, back bone protection as well as elbow protection. The protective gear is stitched within the jacket and it is very light.

There are many kinds of motorcycle jacket available in the market. The two main types are leather motorcycle protective outfits, the colorful single-piece ones predominantly seen on the race track, and the traditional jacket and trouser type.

A most common leather jacket used by motorcycle riders is zippered, multi-pocketed and short in length. In the past most leather jackets were made of the cowhide. Cowhide is used for the thickness and durability it provides to the motorcycle riders. On the other hand the sheep skin is used for fashion wear. The more modern leather jackets are waterproof, to protect the rider from rain. Most of the water proof motorcycle leather jackets are also fitted with a liner.

A good motorcycle leather jacket has a usable pocket space, good weather protection, adjust ability and usability. The ideal thickness of the leather used in a motorcycle jacket should be 2-4 millimeter. The thickness of a jacket determines the kind of protection it allows to the motorcycle rider. Some of the other features of a motorcycle leather jacket are the slightly dropped back to keep the wind out when the driver leans ahead, and articulated or curved sleeves.

The most popular motorcycle jacket makers are Harley Davidson, Wilson leather, Leather Vibe, tour master and Alpine star. A large variety of leather jackets are also available on internet at great prices.
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