Leather motorcycle jackets
There’s a reason why motorcyclists have been riding with leather jackets for decades. It’s just the most protective material for motorcycle gear. Leather is almost the go to material for riders. Why? Because of its wear-resistance, fit and overall safety. Leather motorcycle jackets come in a variety of styles, provided by lots of brands!
Characteristics of leather motorcycle jackets
Different riders, different styles. For every type of rider we’ve got something that matches your desires. The supersport riders among you are probably looking for a full leather suit or jacket. If you’re a track type of person you’ll definitely want to wear leather. It’s even obligated on most tracks. Leather offers the best protection in case of falling with your motorcycle. It prevents you from getting abrasions when sliding on the tarmac, on track and on the streets of course. As said before, for every style there is something to match. For the vintage lover, who is probably searching something retro to match your classic bike, are retro styled jackets.These jackets will look the same as they used to look back in the good ol’ days, but with modern materials and safety. All of our leather jackets will have protection in them, the rate of protection is conditional to the costs of the jacket and which material has been used. This info can be found in the description of the product page.
What to look for when buying a leather motorcycle jacket
Besides preventing you from getting abrasions in case of falling, leather has one awesome benefit and that is having the capability to stretch and form around your body. It will function and feel like a second skin after you have been wearing it for a while. That is why it’s important, how crazy it may sound, to realize that it doesn’t need to be comfortable when you wear it for the first couple of times. When it is comfortable putting it on for the first time, it’s very likely the jacket will get too loose after a while. Consequence: you lose all the benefits of wearing leather. So remember, when the jacket is just a little bit too tight at first, you’re fine! Provided that the protectors are at the right location of course!
How to clean your leather motorcycle jacket
Good maintenance will expand the life of your leather jacket. We recommend preventive cleaning, as it will help to keep your leather jackets ‘clean’ and easy to keep up with cleaning, how illogical it may sound.
But how to clean your jacket? Never, ever throw your leather jacket in the washing machine as well as wash it by hand in soapy water! This will ruin the look of your jacket and also the strength of it. Give it some love and be sure to use the right tools!
Use special motorcycle leather sprays. This will keep your leather flexible and neat. Spray this on the leather and wipe this in with a cotton cloth. Repeat this on every part of your jacket. It will take a little bit more effort but it ensures your jacket stays cleaner after that, because it will be water and dirt repelling.
To help extend the life of your leather jacket is to air it out after using and treat it two times a year with a specific treatment product for leather. When is it time to treat? There is a simple trick: Feel with your finger on the leather, this has to go without any resistance. When you feel resistance, it’s time to give it some love. If you don’t want to put this much effort into maintenance, you can always take a look at textile motorcycle jackets.
For us at ChromeBurner, riding a motorcycle is more than just a way of transportation and safety doesn’t have to be boring! We strive to provide you with the best possible selection of the finest quality motorcycle gear. Our entire team will do everything to make you feel safe and look good on a motorcycle! We can help you to make your decision for the best leather jacket. So if you have any questions about our gear, feel free to contact our gear geeks on +31 73 200 80 20 or send an email with your question to [email protected].