Motorcycle Riding Vests: Which One is Right for Me?

Have you ever wondered if you should be wearing a motorcycle riding vest or stared at all the different types, styles, colors, and brands of protective vests and wondered how to choose the right one? As the store owner of SkootDog Leather and Gear retail store in Mansfield, TX, I have helped many customers choose vests, leather, and gear that best suit their riding style and wallet. Here I am happy to share that information, so you can make an informed selection when shopping for the best riding gear. carries motorcycle vests for men and women suited to a variety of riding styles.

Motorcycle protective gear is designed specifically to endure the heat and abrasion when sliding on a road surface.  Motorcycle safety vests are a simple solution that can be easily stowed in luggage and thrown on over your existing gear to quickly add protection and visibility when it starts to rain or get dark. Patches and stickers sowed on show color and pattern and identity. 

So, which one should you choose? That depends on what level of protection you are looking for, what comfort level you would like, and how much you are willing to spend. Vests with the highest level of protection can be the bulkiest to wear. Leather motorcycle vests and jackets embody the style and attitude of motorcycle riding. Textile vests, chaps, and jackets offer style and breathability, abrasion resistance, and durability made possible by modern materials. 

Don't forget to get a helmet. The lowest profile DOT certified helmets or Micro DOT Helmets are famous lightweight protection that riders love to wear.

Caring for your Motorcycle Gear.

Motorcycle riding vests can deteriorate over time due to dirt, wear and tear. Some vests have an inner layer that can be machine or hand-washed. Most of the time, vests need to be spot-cleaned. To ensure the durability of your protective vests, it is important to maintain their cleanliness and check them regularly for damage. Follow the manufacturer's care instructions and check seams and straps for integrity. It is essential to keep your vest hanging on a wide, shaped hanger that provides more support than a wire hanger to prevent the garment  from folding or molding around the thin wire. 

Now that you know the type of vest to look for, start shopping! 

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