Summer Motorcycle Gear and Apparel

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Recommended motorcycle apparel and gear designed for hot weather. Stay cool with well ventilated motorcycle helmets, jackets and gloves and 5 expert riding tips for beating the summer heat.

While most are stripping down in these hot summer months, sportbike riders are gearing up with new summer motorcycle apparel and accessories. Surprisingly, in order to beat the summer heat, the more motorcycle apparel a rider wears the better. By covering up, the rider's body is better able to retain the moisture that helps keep them cool and the additional clothing also helps shield their body from the dehydrating effect of direct sunlight. Summer motorcycle racing apparel includes motorcycle helmets, jackets and gloves that are designed to provide extra ventilation to help keep riders cool during those warm weather rides. Here are some great suggestions for hot weather motorcycle apparel.

Motorcycle Jackets for the Summer
A good summer motorcycle jacket should provide optimal airflow and ventilation. Perforated leather motorcycle racing jackets as well as mesh or textile motorcycle jackets are well ventilated and are a great choice for riding in the heat. When choosing a mesh or textile motorcycle jacket, it's important to pick one with protective armor since mesh motorcycle jackets are not as durable as leather motorcycle jackets. Also, when it comes to perforated leather motorcycle apparel, it's important to look for perforation that isn't too large or have holes that are too close together. Each of these features is critical in choosing motorcycle jackets to ensure proper protection.

Mesh or textile motorcycle jackets are made from a fabric that has a more open weave to provide optimal airflow. The Icon Hooligan Decay motorcycle jacket is made from durable yet breathable fighter mesh chassis and with safety in mind, Icon has included removable CE approved shoulder and elbow armor. Similarly, Icon's Team Merc Stage 3 motorcycle jacket is made of durable dynax chassis and features ribbed spandex panels for a cooling airflow. As discussed above, this Icon motorcycle jacket also comes with built-in removable CE approved elbow and shoulder armor for added protection.

For those that prefer sticking with leather motorcycle jackets, the Icon Motorhead motorcycle jacket is great for year round riding. The Motorhead motorcycle jacket is made with a fully insulated, removable liner and micro-performed leather arm panels that help keep riders cool when the liner is removed. This motorcycle jacket also features air-vented chest pockets and zippered shoulder intakes to promote airflow and keep riders comfortable in the heat.

RS Taichi makes the GMX-Motion Ventilated leather motorcycle jacket which offers great ventilation, perfect for summer riding. This motorcycle jacket is made with perforated leather which is featured on the front of the jacket as well as the arms. RS Taichi has also included removable CE protectors in the elbow, shoulder and back of this motorcycle jacket to ensure rider safety.

Summer Motorcycle Helmets
No matter what the weather is like outside, a motorcycle helmet is a necessity for your motorcycle apparel. When selecting a motorcycle helmet to wear during the hot weather season, look for motorcycle helmets with vents, exhaust ports and increased airflow capacity. Icon's Airframe Claymore motorcycle helmet features oversized intake and exhaust ports, which make it perfect for hot weather motorcycle rides. The Icon Domain 2 Devil Dog motorcycle helmet is made with a dorsal vent for additional ram-air induction and features large rear exhaust ports that route hot air out of the helmet. Icon also makes the Airframe Claymore Suzuki motorcycle helmet and the Airframe Solid Helmet; both of these motorcycle racing helmets feature oversized exhaust ports and intake, key elements to helping keep a cool head on a hot day.

Motorcycle Gloves for Warm Weather
A motorcyclist's hands are one of their most vulnerable body parts. Not only are rider's hands likely to be the first point of impact in the case of a crash, prolonged exposure to the wind and summer heat can cause numbness and a nasty sunburn. For summer motorcycle riding, mesh and perforated motorcycle racing gloves will provide great ventilation as well as the protection all riders need.

The most important aspect of summer motorcycle gloves is airflow. The Icon Tarmac 3 motorcycle glove features hi-flow backhand mesh, ventilating finger gussets and ram-air finger inserts in order to provide unsurpassed ventilation. This motorcycle glove comes with an abrasion resistant premium goatskin palm for added durability and protection.

The Icon Super-Duty motorcycle racing glove is made of perforated deerskin and is another great option for summer rides. The knuckles of this motorcycle glove are extensively padded and also feature expansion panels for added comfort and extra ventilation. Another highly ventilated set of gloves is the Hooligan 2 motorcycle glove. The Hooligan motorcycle glove features ram-air finger inserts that provide excellent airflow and thermoplastic knuckle armor for durable and flexible protection.

5 Quick Tips for Riding in the Summer Heat
In closing, to help riders beat the heat this summer, check out these quick tips for staying cool on those hot summer rides:

1 Riders should dress in layers with well-ventilated motorcycle apparel to shield their body from the summer sun, and help retain moisture that keeps them cool.
2 Start riding early enough in the day to take a break around 3pm when the heat is at its peak.
3 If planning a day route ahead of time, choose roads at higher altitude where it will be cooler.
4 Keep water bottles full and stay hydrated.
5 Try covering the motorcycle seat with a light colored garment to keep the seat from heating up too much before hoping back on to ride.

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