Second point, the biker equipment.
In strong heat, there is a great temptation to go out in a t-shirt and flip-flops, or more simply to do without a jacket. Unless you are totally brainless, you have to suspect that this is not a good idea. The security requirement does not decrease between winter and summer.
Today, equipment has been designed to let air pass and keep the pilot cool, while ensuring its protection with reinforcements (shoulders, elbows, back, knees, hips) CE approved.
In any case, choosing a light color will limit the accumulation of heat. In my opinion, it is absurd to offer a black summer jacket … But the white remains extremely messy, better to take gray, beige, red, blue … A light garment should be washed regularly, so check on the label that it goes well in the washing machine, under penalty of having to do it by hand.
The main principles for choosing Men Denim Motorcycle Jackets equipment remain valid, read the article ” Choosing your motorcycle equipment “.
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The jacket or jacket
A durable textile jacket (denim) may suffice in the city, but longer journeys require more consistent protection. Most winter or mid-season jackets have a removable thermal lining, which can be removed when the weather is fine. Provided of course that the lining of the outer membrane is a minimum breathable and does not stick to the skin in case of heavy sweating. On many entry-level jackets, the lining is nylon and you marinate in your juice as soon as you pass 20 degrees.
As long as the temperatures remain below 25 to 30 degrees, this is enough. Beyond that, you have to think of other models, specifically intended for the practice of the motorcycle by strong heat.
Leather or textile, they are provided with perforated fabric areas (known as “mesh”), ventilated, breathable in places exposed to relative wind: chest, arms, back… For the most efficient, such as clothing BMW AirFlow or VentingMachine, the cooling effect is felt even at low speed (but not at a standstill). Another system, zippers that can be opened and closed at will, or areas that can be discovered by press buttons as required.
In order to limit the absorption of heat, certain modern fibers are coated with a reflective treatment in order to reflect the rays of the sun.
To locate a good ventilated jacket, remember to check the air extraction channels on the back. If the air entering from the front is not exhausted, you will look like an air-filled bibendum.
Also check the quality of the lining because you will wear this jacket over a t-shirt, so next to the skin on your arms: it must be comfortable to wear over long distances.
Don’t forget the backbone!
More and more motorcycle clothing, and even scooter clothing, incorporate protection of the spine. If your jacket or bomber jacket is not fitted with it, it is advisable to wear an independent model, CE 1621-2 approved, made of rigid articulated plastic or very dense foam, even if it is hot.