Motorcycle Touring Jackets Guide
Go the distance with our motorcycle touring jackets
A person who rides across countries is a very technical thinker, they need to plan routes carefully and be prepared for anything from sudden weather changes to emergencies. That’s why a jacket made specifically for a tourer is the most feature-rich type of jacket you will find. A motorcycle touring jacket’s best main feature is probably that it is windproof and waterproof yet somehow still incredibly breathable. They think of everything when designing these touring jackets, down to a zipper that give ventilation while remaining waterproof. They can be made from a number of materials, often using one or more types of Gore-Tex for weatherproofing and tear resistance. They can come equipped with storm cuffs and thermal liners as well as high quality armour that can be adjusted for the perfect protection unlike some other jackets, some of the best motorcycle touring jackets even come with adjustable and removable collars!
Another thing you’ll notice at first glance is pockets, lots of pockets. Out on the open road or in the middle of a desert you want certain things to hand, you want to be able to just whip them out of your pocket, not get off the bike, unlock a pannier and rummage around so those needs have been met. All the big names have gotten involved with touring motorcycle jackets like Alpinestars, Dane, Held, Merlin and Rev It! and start at surprisingly low prices for such technical jackets. Visit GetGeared in-store or online and make your own motorcycle touring jacket comparison.