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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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ARMR Bomber Jacket Black

£149.99 Ex Tax:£149.99

  Description: CE and UKCA approved to AA standard Strong Polyester Outer Fabric REISSA Waterp..

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ARMR Bomber Jacket Olive

£149.99 Ex Tax:£149.99

  Description: CE and UKCA approved to AA standard Strong Polyester Outer Fabric REISSA Waterp..

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Armr Eyoshi 2 Motorcycle Jacket Black Red

£99.99 Ex Tax:£99.99

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION - 600DN Poly Oxford Outer Shell - C.E Certified Protectors in Shoulders and ..

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Armr Eyoshi 2 Motorcycle Jacket Black White

£84.98 Ex Tax:£84.98

  TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION - 600DN Poly Oxford Outer Shell - C.E Certified Protectors in Shoulde..

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Armr Raiden Leather Black White

£149.99 Ex Tax:£149.99

  TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION - Sport Cut - 1.1mm Premium Grade Cowhide - Ventilated Front Panel - ..

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Bering Alaska Black Motorcycle Jacket

£329.95 Ex Tax:£329.95

  UK & Ireland Exclusive 3 Year Warranty - Garment must be registered online. CE Approv..

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Bering Antartic Grey Goretex Waterproof Jacket

£599.95 Ex Tax:£599.95

Complementing the silhouette of the ANTARTICA GORE- TEX trousers perfectly, this jacket meets the EN..

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Bering Austral Navy Grey Red Goretex Laminate Waterproof Jacket

£789.95 Ex Tax:£789.95

A pure adventure jacket, designed in synergy with the other equipment in the silhouette, the AUSTRAL..

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Bering Calgary Black Grey Waterproof Jacket

£299.95 Ex Tax:£299.95

BERING has equipped the CALGARY jacket with protection based on PROTECT FLEX technology, with adjust..

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Bering Carlos Kingsize Black Motorcycle Jacket

£269.95 Ex Tax:£269.95

  UK & Ireland Exclusive 3 Year Warranty - Garment must be registered online. CE Approv..

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Bering Cobalt Black Red Jacket

£248.00 Ex Tax:£248.00

    UK & Ireland Exclusive 3 Year Warranty - When you register your product online CE..

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Bering Cruiser Jacket Black

£229.95 Ex Tax:£229.95

  BERING CRUISER JACKET IN BLACK MATERIALS Serica Composition 60% Cotton/PU 40% Polye..

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Bering Cruiser Jacket Brown

£229.95 Ex Tax:£229.95

  BERING CRUISER JACKET IN BROWN MATERIALS Serica Composition 60% Cotton/PU 40% Polye..

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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.