Not only the cold, the rain and the snow can also play a trick on you on the motorcycle. Going with the right jacket can save you on a winter day. To choose the right one, look at these four keys: waterproof, removable, windproof and adjustable. Look for a model that will stand the test of time well.
If you are going to go on the road, you better opt for a jumpsuit. But the vast majority of motorcyclists prefer jackets for its versatility. Especially if they are going to move around the city. Disillusion yourself, in winter not just any jacket is worth it. You have to choose very well which is the garment that will accompany you in the colder months.
First of all, it has to be approved. Above all, security. See that it has a high resistance to abrasion and with protections on elbows and shoulders. And we come to the second point: must be the right size.
If it is too big or too small, the reinforcements will not cover the delicate areas and the cold and rain will slip through the gaps. If it’s too big for you, the air will get inside. If it is too small for you, you will surely take your kidneys to the air (not to mention how uncomfortable it will be for you).
If you find a jacket with detachable capes (that you can put on a fleece, for example), don’t hesitate. You can use it for more months. Of course, it is essential that the top layer is waterproof. The best option: Gore Tex. Finally, do not forget that you do not only fight against the cold. Bet on a garment that serves as windbreaks.
And an important detail that we often overlook: How are the pockets? Better if they have zippers and inside they are also rubberized to resist water. If we already have everything clear, it is time to choose the jacket that best suits our needs and our budget. Do not miss our selection.
- the oldest
- the newest
- The most sporty
- the most versatile
Dainese Tempest 2 Dry
Don’t miss the Dainese Tempest 2 Dry jacket on Amazon
This waterproof jacket has two layers, with a removable thermal lining: the ideal garment to enjoy the bike even in changeable weather. It also incorporates high impact areas and composite material protectors on elbows and shoulders.
It has two ventilation zippers on the sleeves, another two on the chest and two for air outlets on the back, which will allow you to better regulate the temperature if you’ve been wearing warm clothes. The neck is multi-adjustable so that not even a breeze of cold air sneaks in.
we also like it because It is not a very bulky jacket. According to the manufacturer, the thermal liner weighs about 130 grams and can be used separately.
It has also taken care of the finishing of the pockets: it has two front ones, one office-style back one, and two waterproof ones inside the thermal garment. It complies with all safety standards and incorporates reflective details. Any but? There are few sizes available, but if one is yours, don’t hesitate.
- 2 garments in 1
- Ventilation zippers
Don’t miss the Arista Black jacket on Amazon
Perhaps it does not have the reputation of Dainese, but the Arista firm has been in the two-wheel market for a few years and is becoming more and more popular for its quality/price ratio.
They have a more casual, less biker design, but they perfectly fulfill what we ask of a winter jacket: a removable inner garment, a waterproof outer garment and an adjustable collar with a neoprene finish.
It also incorporates elbow, shoulder and back protection, all of them removable and approved. Perhaps it is a shorter model than the previous one and it does not have the ventilation zippers, but it is much cheaper. A very interesting option. Now on Amazon, for 125 euros.
Seventy Degrees SD-JR47 Racing Naked
Check out the Seventy Degrees SD-JR47 Racing Naked Jacket on Amazon
With a more racing touch, this winter jacket from Seventy Degrees is made with highly resistant polyester outer fabric. It incorporates a neoprene collar and also has a removable thermal lining and Wintertex membrane to make it 100% waterproof.
It has vents on the front and rear to facilitate perspiration which makes it a jacket suitable for almost the whole year.
It has CE approved protections on elbows and shoulders. Besides, add a light trellis. All without it being too much armor. It is very versatile and with a sportier look.
- His racing style
- Your protection trellis
Spidi Beta Evo Light
Don’t miss the SPIDI Beta Evo Light jacket on Amazon
For the more urbanites. This three quarter jacket It doesn’t look like a motorcycle garment, but it’s all you need to go to the office to work without getting cold. It is completely waterproof, windproof and breathable thanks to the H2Out membrane.
They have level 1 shoulder and elbow protectors and a compartment to incorporate a back protector (so the manufacturer ensures that it is a 3-layer).
Both the thermoregulating inner lining is removable and only weighs 150 grams. The hood can also be removed and put on, in case you want to use it for a day of riding (without a motorcycle). This increases its versatility as a “casual” garment. In black, it will become a “closet bottom” garment: it will be worth it for any situation and it does not go out of style.
- its versatility
- its elegance
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Find out more about Patricia Cantalejo, author of this article. Known how we work in Autobild Spain.