With plenty of motorbikes and gears to choose from, now is the best time to jump into the world of bikes. But when we start talking about safety gear for a bike rider, one has way too many options at hand. It is easily to feel overwhelmed and lose yourself in what to buy.
Sort Out Your Priorities
Figure out what your main priority is. This is a must regardless of if you have a Harley Davidson or a sports bike. The factors considered are the value, the degree of safety offered by the gear, the fashion aspect of the gear and its functionality. You should know that you will not be able to find gear that tick all the above boxes. This is why you have to decide what is most needed. For instance, if you desire convenience and fashion, you would need to let go of a certain degree of protection. For example, riding denims are protective but they lack waterproof material that might be needed for a long journey.
Think About The Essentials
Think about what type of riding you would be doing. This will make it easier to decide. Some people require bike gear they can wear while riding the bike and while off the bike? Are you such a person? What is the weather like in the area you live in? If it is a warm area, you might want to go for special bike gear that has cooling features in them. Ask yourself such similar questions in order to help you make a better decision.
Gear Up The Right Way!
The gear needs to have a good resistance against abrasion. Many textiles offer different resistance levels but you just need to keep in mind the main few. Leather is considered the material that has the best resistance to abrasion but of course it does have its problems. For those who live in rainy areas, leather is a no go. This is because it is not great at resisting water and it can also dye the person’s skin with the color of the leather, which is unsightly to say the least. Leather is also uncomfortable to use in hot climates. In fact resistance is also something you should look out for. Go for equipment which is CE rated. The higher the level, the higher the protection.
Figure Out Your Budget
Everybody wants to save money whenever they can. However, in the world of bike gear, the term “you get what you pay for” is more or less true. When possible opt for gear by a known brand that has a history and reputation for safe motorcycle gear. The more expensive jackets come with armor, reinforced stitching and similar other factors. On the side of convenience, you can expect stretch panels and airing facilities so your body is cool and not stifled in heat like other gear.
These are just some of the main things that one should be thinking of when looking at motor bike gear. If you keep these tips in mind, you will be guaranteed to make this difficult and often overwhelming task much easier than it usually is.