When you ride, whether you are cruising, riding a dirt bike or any other type of riding, you should have the proper safety gear, including a jacket that will protect you in the event of a crash or from the elements. A jacket with D3L armor does all of that, plus keeps you cool when it’s hot and warm when it’s cold.
A jacket will help protect your skin from road rash, and the thicker it is, the better it will protect you. However, a thick leather jacket takes all the fun out of riding when it’s 90 degrees out there with 80 percent humidity.
The one thing you don’t want to do is to go with off-brand materials. For example, if you want to stay dry, Gore-Tex is one of the materials you can count on. Zippers and storm flaps should be well made. A good jacket will also have good body armor. It should cover most of your body when you put your suit on. If, for example, elbow armor covers just the elbow, there isn’t much protection there. It should be down your forearm and should cover all sides of the arm.
Another mistake some people make is buying jackets that are too big so they can layer. If you do that, the armor won’t be in the correct place and won’t be able to protect you. It should ride on your joints and other places on the suit where you need protection. If you can move the armor away from your elbow or shoulder with your hand, it’s not going to withstand the force of you sliding down the pavement.
This type of armor is made from proprietary technology that creates a soft and flexible, yet strong material with high shock-absorbing properties. When motorcycle jackets are fitted with D30 Armor, you can count on not skinning up any part of your body that is protected by it.
As with waterproofing materials, if you go with cheap, off-brand materials, they’re not going to do their job. When you are looking for a jacket with the most protection, look for the tag that says it has D30 Armor.
Some of the safety equipment that features D30 Armor includes back protectors, limb protectors, chest protectors, ankle guards, insoles and gloves. The stuff that protects you is made up of several different materials so your jacket not only protects you from road rash, but it will keep you warm in the cooler months, cool in the warmer months and will keep you dry when it rains. The material is also soft and flexible enough so that you can wear it even when you’re not riding your bike – at least if it’s in a jacket or riding pants.
Visit Renegade Classics for Motorcycle Riding Armor
If you are ready to buy a one- or two-piece suit to protect you while you are riding, visit Renegade Classics to browse through their selection. Choose the jacket or suit that best fits the type of riding you do.