The best time to ride the roads is during great summer weather, but even when the sun is on your back, high speeds can give you a chill. Wearing a riding jacket will not only keep you warm but adds that extra protection every rider needs. Here are the five best riding jackets to make your summer trips even more comfortable.
Klim Badlands Pro Jacket
To put it bluntly, this is the emperor of motorcycle jackets. At home both offroad and on, this jacket may cost more than most but it’s an investment no one would regret. With a cooling mesh lining, breathable Gore-tex® pro laminates and even room for hydration bladders, it has everything you need to ride off into the sunset.
Joe Rocket Recon Military Spec Mesh Jacket
On the opposite end of the spectrum, this budget-friendly coat is both lightweight and form-fitting, with a fold-away reflective vest and spine cushion pocket for added safety.
Leatt GPX 4.5 X-Flow Jacket
When it comes to offroading jackets, the X-Flow knows how to beat the heat. Designed with extra airflow in mind, it features proprietary front and rear mesh with Spandura stretch panels and zip-off arms for added cooling.
Joe Rocket Phoenix 5.0 Motorcycle Jacket
As the most versatile summer jackets available, this coat doesn’t disappoint. Its outer shell is lined with FreeAir™ poly/mesh with additional RockTex™ padding at the shoulders and elbows and a removable waterproof liner to keep you dry.
Alpinestars Brass Leather Jacket
You need to look good on your bike, even in the summer. That’s why this leather jacket not only shows off your style but has added shoulder and elbow protection for that added touch of safety.
Finding the best summer jacket isn’t just about the right fit. You need to keep cool, dry and safe. The best coats will do all that and more, making sure you can ride hard even in the harsh summer heat.