Summer time is here and it’s time to get out and soak up that sunshine.
It’s time for beaches, summer sports – the best of all being biking. You could be
a pillion rider or a motorcycle riding enthusiast –summer calls out to the biggest
recluse and the thrill and adrenaline rush guarantees a great ride in the sunshine.
A true blue sport freak would know just how important it is to respect the sport
you choose to pursue. Motorcycling is no different. If you enjoy biking, it is oh
so important to know how to dress well and respect the sport.
To truly enjoy a sport you need to keep the fear of the sport at
bay and one of the easier ways to do so is to dress properly and ensure that you’re
wearing all the protective gear that is required. Pads and a plastic helmet suffice
for the BMX enthusiast and the skateboarder but a true biker requires something
different. Just as your helmet should be a perfect blend of design and safety so
too should the ubiquitous jacket. Now when I say safety, I refer to the protection
offered from the weather, the bugs and the possible occasional scrape. The ideal
material for a biking jacket would be leather.
Leather as a fabric is excellent for both protection and style.
A leather jacket needs to be thick and well stitched to protect you from the elements
and also survive wear and tear. A thick leather jacket provides insulation against
the elements, providing warmth against a cold breeze or protecting you from the
scorching heat that assails you as you ride on the road. Leather jackets make for
excellent protection in case of a tumble. The fabric takes most of the load leaving
you well protected.
How many other fabrics promise you protection with a truck load
of style? Enter leather jackets! They are sleek, elegant and promise a whole lot
of sex appeal. A leather biker jacket is loved by not only bikers but regular Joes
as well with a penchant for good leather clothing and style.
It is of utmost importance that you pick out a leather jacket that
fits you well. A good leather jacket is all about an excellent fit. Your leather
biker jacket should neither be too tight nor too loose. If your jacket is too tight
it will restrict you and make you uncomfortable. A jacket that is too loose may
flap in the wind and distract you. Comfort is of essence to a rider.
Leather biker jackets are available in a whole plethora of styles
and designs. There are studded leather biker jackets, metallic ones etc. Always
avoid leather jackets with tassels. They can be distracting to the rider and could
be fatal. Pick a color that you like. Leather biker jackets are of course available
in the traditional black but if you feel like jazzing up your style quotient pick
out a dyed leather jacket available in shades of red or blue or a rugged brown.