Motorcycle Jackets

Akito BF Radiator Mesh Jacket

£69.99 Ex Tax:£69.99

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Akito Desert Evo Sand Jacket

£99.99 Ex Tax:£99.99

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Akito Pyton Gunmetal - Size Small

£49.99 Ex Tax:£49.99

High denier panels at impact points Fixed waterproof liner Removable thermal liner Adjustable neopre..

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Alpinestars Ageless Hoodie Black

£169.99 Ex Tax:£169.99

Designed for urban riding and commuting, the Ageless Hoodie has an anatomically profiled design for ..

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Alpinestars Altamira Gore-Tex Jacket Black Bright Red

£919.99 Ex Tax:£919.99

A high performance technical touring jacket designed for travellers and commuters, the Altamira GORE..

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Alpinestars Andes Air Dual Sport Jacket Black

£269.99 Ex Tax:£269.99

The Andes Air Drystar® Jacket has been engineered to deliver optimal protection, comfort, airflo..

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Alpinestars Andes Air Dual Sport Jacket D Blue Black Ice Grey

£269.99 Ex Tax:£269.99

The Andes Air Drystar® Jacket has been engineered to deliver optimal protection, comfort, airflo..

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Alpinestars Andes Air Dual Sport Jacket Ice Grey D Grey Black

£269.99 Ex Tax:£269.99

The Andes Air Drystar® Jacket has been engineered to deliver optimal protection, comfort, airflo..

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Alpinestars Andes V3 Drystar Jacket Black

£269.99 Ex Tax:£269.99

Designed using Alpinestars exclusive Drystar® construction, the Andes v3 Drystar® Jacket off..

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Alpinestars Andes V3 Drystar Jacket Black Yellow Fluo

£269.99 Ex Tax:£269.99

Designed using Alpinestars exclusive Drystar® construction, the Andes v3 Drystar® Jacket off..

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Alpinestars Andes V3 Drystar Jacket Dark Blue Black

£269.99 Ex Tax:£269.99

Designed using Alpinestars exclusive Drystar® construction, the Andes v3 Drystar® Jacket off..

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Alpinestars Andes V3 Drystar Jacket Dark Grey Black Bright Red

£269.99 Ex Tax:£269.99

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Alpinestars Andes V3 Drystar Jacket Ice Grey Dark Grey

£269.99 Ex Tax:£269.99

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Alpinestars Atem V5 Leather Jacket Black

£649.99 Ex Tax:£649.99

The Atem v5 Leather Jacket is a racing jacket engineered and optimised for sports bike and naked spo..

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Alpinestars Atem V5 Leather Jacket Black White

£649.99 Ex Tax:£649.99

The Atem v5 Leather Jacket is a racing jacket engineered and optimised for sports bike and naked spo..

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Alpinestars Bogota Pro Dual Sport Jacket Black

£359.99 Ex Tax:£359.99

The all-season Bogota Pro Drystar® Jacket has been engineered to deliver optimal protection, wea..

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Motorbike Jackets

Motorcycle jackets are more than just a fashion statement; they're a crucial piece of gear that can make a world of difference in terms of safety and comfort for riders. Among the many options available, two types stand out for their unique benefits: leather and waterproof textile jackets. Let's delve into the distinct advantages each offers, helping riders make informed decisions based on their specific needs and preferences.

Benefits of Leather Motorcycle Jackets

  1. Superior Durability: Leather has long been synonymous with toughness and durability. Motorcycle jackets crafted from premium leather exude a timeless appeal and offer unparalleled resilience against abrasions and tears. The natural strength of leather ensures that it can withstand the rigours of the road, providing long-lasting protection to riders.
  2. Classic Style: Leather jackets evoke a sense of classic coolness that transcends trends. Their timeless appeal makes them a favourite among riders who appreciate traditional aesthetics and vintage vibes. Whether cruising down city streets or embarking on cross-country adventures, leather jackets add an element of rugged sophistication to any rider's ensemble.
  3. Excellent Abrasion Resistance: One of the most critical aspects of motorcycle safety is abrasion resistance, and leather excels in this department. In the unfortunate event of a slide or fall, leather jackets act as a second skin, minimizing skin injuries by offering robust protection against road rash. The thick, sturdy nature of leather ensures that it can withstand friction and impact, keeping riders safe in challenging situations.

Benefits of Waterproof Textile Motorcycle Jackets

  1. All-Weather Versatility: While leather jackets are durable and stylish, they may fall short regarding weather resistance. This is where waterproof textile jackets shine. Crafted from advanced synthetic fabrics like nylon or polyester, these jackets are designed to repel water and keep riders dry in rainy conditions. With sealed seams and waterproof membranes, textile jackets offer all-weather versatility, making them ideal for riders who brave the elements year-round.
  2. Lightweight and Breathable: Unlike their leather counterparts, waterproof textile jackets are often lighter in weight and more breathable, making them comfortable to wear in various weather conditions. Advanced ventilation systems and moisture-wicking properties ensure riders stay cool and dry, even during intense rides or humid climates. Additionally, textile jackets are typically more flexible than leather, allowing for greater freedom of movement and agility on the bike.
  3. Easy Maintenance: Maintaining a leather jacket requires regular conditioning and care to preserve its suppleness and lustre. In contrast, waterproof textile jackets are relatively low-maintenance and easy to clean. Most textile jackets can be machine-washed or wiped clean with a damp cloth, saving riders time and effort in upkeep. This convenience factor makes textile jackets a practical choice for riders with busy lifestyles or those who prefer fuss-free maintenance.

When it comes to choosing the right motorcycle jacket, riders are spoiled for choice between leather and waterproof textile options. While leather jackets offer unmatched durability and timeless style, waterproof textile jackets provide superior weather resistance and ease of maintenance. Ultimately, the decision boils down to personal preferences, riding conditions, and budget considerations. Whether opting for the rugged charm of leather or the all-weather versatility of textiles, riders can rest assured knowing that both options offer reliable protection and comfort on their two-wheeled adventures.

Check out the full range of motorcycle jackets available online or by visiting our Darwen store today. If you have any questions regarding any of our motorcycle jackets and motorcycle clothing ranges, please call our customer service team at Race Leathers at 01254 704 000 and we will be more than happy to help.