What to Look for When Buying a Men's Motorcycle Jacket

A good men's motorcycle jacket can sometimes be a difficult thing to choose. Things people are looking for may vary. There is style, durability, warmth, weight, comfort and protection to name a few.

Most motorcycle jackets are black. The reason for that is that the sun has more of a warming effect when it hits something black. People mostly think that black motorcycle jackets for men are an important part of the biker look. Motorcycle jackets are also available in other colors, or some now have two toned effect.

Trying to incorporate all of these things into one jacket can be a challenge.

Being sure a leather motorcycle jacket is the right size is important, the sleeves should be long enough to cover your arms when you are reaching for the handlebars. The back of the leather jacket should be long enough to cover your back when you are in the riding position. You may want your biker jacket to have a bit of extra room to fit a sweater under it for those chilly days and evenings.

Also having a removable liner and a jacket with vents will help to keep you cooler in the warmer climates. Pockets are another necessary idea for wallets, identification, cash etc. One thing you should always look for is that the pockets have zippers or snaps to keep them closed when riding. Otherwise your belongings will fly out of your pockets when riding.

Padding is a protective men's motorcycle jacket feature you may want to look for. Some jackets for sport bikes have protection on the elbows. Not unlike your motorcycle helmet your leather jacket should offer you protection if you happen to fall.

One more thing is whether your men's motorcycle jacket is leather, nylon or kevlar, your choice can be based on personal choice as well as what time of year you are wearing it. Nylon is popular for cooler summer nights, or spring or fall days when you need something for a little warmth. The only problem with nylon is that it has very little protective value. Leather has much more protective value and is warmer on those cooler days. Most seasoned riders will have two or more jackets in their closets to reflect the changes in seasons and temperatures. Choosing one with a little reflective material sewn in is a good idea if you are going to be doing much night riding.