The Ultimate Winter Motorcycle Jackets & Gloves (Guest Post by Rocket Centre in the UK)
It’s crucial all riders wear appropriate gear at wintertime. The harsh rain and blustery gales can have damaging effects on any motorbike experience, not only from a safety aspect but also from an enjoyable one.
The last thing anyone wants is to get cold or wet or more importantly have an accident, which means you need to wear the proper on-road clothing in order to stay dry, warm and protected.Wearing a decent motorcycle jacket is the answer and we’re not talking about a leather one; when leather gets wet it absorbs the moisture and you will get very cold very quickly!No we’re talking about high quality, waterproof textile jackets and not to mention some reliable gloves.Here’s our top pick to the 10 best jackets, gloves and heated garments that you MUST wear this winter…
- Dainese Sandstorm Gore-Tex Textile Jacket
Anything with Gore-Tex technology wins hands down and this breathable, waterproof, windproof textile jacket by Dainese is the perfect fit this winter as it features reflective inserts to ensure you’re visible whatever time of the day.
- Alpinestars Tech Road Gore-Tex Gloves
An all-weather sport touring leather glove, the Alpinestars Tech Road Gore-Tex is both waterproof and breathable and features race-derived protection and accordion flex panels for enhanced fit and feel. The Goatskin leather is perfect for abrasion and tear resistance!
- RST Waterproof 1 Piece Oversuit
This 1 piece style RST waterproof, high value for money oversuit generously fits over leather or textile suits or jackets and jeans without race humps. The design means it can be fitted in a matter of seconds. It also has reflective panels on the arms, back and legs for added safety; and it is available in a fluorescent yellow version for those requiring high visibility.
- Dainese Clutch Evo D-Dry Gloves
Dainese Clutch Evo D-Dry® men’s motorcycle gloves. Certified short gloves for touring use, waterproof and breathable thanks to a D-Dry® membrane. These gloves also have thermal linings for use in very cold weather. Available in black, black/red and black/yellow.
- Spidi Superhydro Textile Jacket
Looking for maximum protection from water and a high level of therm? The Spidi Super Hydro is a waterproof and breathable jacket featuring Tenax Flex inserts to facilitate guidance and with four outside pockets, two of which are waterproof, you can rest assured your belongings are stored easily and safely.
- KTM Pure Adventure Gloves
High quality, all-season glove suitable for cold days and rain. These KTM gloves are breathable, wind and waterproof as well as water-repellent and they have an insulating, lightweight microfibre padding.
- Alpinestars Andes Drystar Textile Jacket
This Alpinestars jacket is extremely versatile with 100% waterproofing and great levels of breathability, even in difficult riding conditions. The technically advanced construction of this jacket offers the ultimate protection and abrasion resistance and is adaptable to all weather conditions which is perfect for the Great British Winter!
- Alpinestars Tech Heated Vest
Stay warm with a heated garment under your jacket. This Tech Heated Vest by Alpinestars provides excellent body temperature management using custom flat panel heating elements . The breathable side panels help wick away moisture away from the body to keep you warm and dry, and the self regulating panels remain at a constant temperature to prevent overheating.
- Keis X900 Heated Gloves
Your Keis X900 Heated Outer Gloves can be powered from a motorcycle 12V battery (lead supplied), directly, using the optional X900 Battery Pack and Charger Kit or by using Keis Lithium Battery Packs. Featuring Micro Alloy-Fibre Technology for extreme comfort and reliability, it has three heat level controller for ultimate control and optional integral battery packs for warm hands anywhere, whatever you are up to!
- Ixon Comtesse Textile Jacket
This long and ladies jacket is extremely comfortable thanks to the lightness of Taslan fabric. Featuring a waterproof and breathable membrane and a warm winter lining, it has 3 colourways: a sober black version, a sportive black and white, and the last one more feminine in black and fuchsia.There you have it; the top 10 best jackets, gloves and heated garments to wear this wintertime. So if you’re not sure what to buy a loved one this Christmas, treat them to new motorbike gear and help them stay safe whilst riding!This article was provided by The Rocket Centre, Lancashire’s largest motorcycle dealership for on-road motorcycle gear by top brands including Alpinestars clothing, Dainese, KTM and much more.