Personal Protective Gear

Personal Protective Gear for the Motorcyclist

Cold Weather Gear
  • Start with thermal underwear and layer with pants, shirts, and jackets.
  • Top with a windproof layer to insulate body heat.
Winter Riding Suit
  • Lightweight, insulated suits worn over street clothes prevent hypothermia.
  • Electrically warmed suits or vests are effective alternatives.
  • Wear brightly colored gear for better visibility in traffic.
  • Retroreflective vests or tape on regular gear enhance visibility, especially at night.
Crash Protection Enhancements
  • Consider body armor, spine protectors, and kidney belts for additional protection.
  • These can be integrated into or worn under protective gear.
Rain Suits
  • Essential for avid riders, they keep you dry and comfortable.
  • Common materials include PVC and nylon, with high-visibility colors like orange or yellow being preferable.
Hearing Protection
  • Use foam plugs or custom-molded devices to protect against long-term hearing damage from engine and wind noise.
  • The most important protective gear.
  • Choose DOT compliant helmets for impact resistance and head injury prevention.
  • Full-face helmets offer additional comfort and protection.
Face Shields and Goggles
  • Essential for protecting the face from wind, insects, and debris.
  • Ensure they are impact-resistant and free of scratches.
  • Over-the-ankle boots with oil-resistant soles provide protection against burns and impacts, and aid in maintaining grip.
  • Full-fingered motorcycle gloves protect against various elements and injuries.
  • Ensure proper fit for optimal control and comfort.
Jackets, Pants, Riding Suits
  • Use leather or abrasion-resistant fabrics for protection.
  • Designed for comfort and crash protection, with features like wind flaps and fitted cuffs.

pdf download