The more of your body that is covered up, the more you’ll be protected from the cold, simple. So if you are planning a motorcycle tour or you regularly ride in colder conditions you’ll want a long motorcycle jacket. If your riding position is leaning forward then a short jacket will leave an exposed area at your lower back where the wind and cold can get in and give you aches and pains. Long motorbike jackets can be quite technical, so they are perfect for tourers, but are great for any rider. Being more technical, long motorbike jackets are usually waterproof and have removable thermal liners. Due to their extra length they often have more pockets, both inside and out, and they are longer at the top as well as the bottom, meaning they have a slightly taller collar to stop the effects of wind chill on your neck.
As with most styles of bike jackets, long motorcycle jackets come in loads of different styles and this includes some very casual looks, perfect for the urban riders who want to make a statement. Longer motorbike jackets have all the armour in that you expect from motorcycle clothing and offer abrasion resistance, more at the hips and waist than regular length jackets do. For quality biker gear, head to GetGeared in-store or view our full range of long motorcycle jackets online and get free UK delivery when you spend over £25.00