Tips To Buy Your Summer Riding Gear
- on May 02, 2022
Summers are here and so is the riding season. Riding during hot weather conditions can be challenging yet exciting. But when thinking of motorcycling in warm conditions, there is a certain amount of preparation that is required to be done. This includes prepping your bike as well as your gears. If you haven’t pulled your machine for quite a long time, make sure to take it to an expert for a quick check up before you head for any type of ride. Riding during the scorching heat can be dangerous, and it is crucial to stay cool and comfortable during the ride. Here are a few ideas that will ensure a smooth ride.
Mesh for ventilation
Mesh jacket and mesh riding gloves offer high ventilation and thus when picking a riding jacket for the hot summer ride, make sure it has ample of mesh panels else you will feel suffocated on the bike. A mesh glove helps evaporate more sweat and ensuring a better grip on the bike.
Base layers work on moisture wicking technology. They throw the sweat outside thus thermoregulating your body temperature and keep you cool. A comfortable and ventilated gear will keep the body calm while riding.
Your helmet must have vents to allow air flow. This helps keep your head cool while riding under the scorching sun. The vent holes have sliders over them which allow you to open or close them as per requirement. There are vents on the front side of the helmet, near the chin and at the back as well, depending upon the helmet’s design and style.
A cooling vest is worn over the base layer or a t-shirt and under your mesh jacket. The vest works on evaporation technology and keeps your body temperature down in hot and dry conditions. It helps prevent fatigue, nausea and agitation caused due to exposure to extreme hot conditions.
A technical riding denim can offer comfort of a denim while protecting you from abrasion and impact when on the ride. Riding denims made from top quality cotton fabric allow higher ventilation during long hours on the saddle. Those who want to pick riding pants can always opt for a mesh riding pant that offers both ventilation and protection.
A riding boot with high ventilation keeps your foot dry yet protected and can make a significant difference to your summer riding experience. A riding boot has protection at the high impact points and safeguard your toe, ankle and shin during your motorcycle rides.