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Beat the Heat: Top Motorcycle Jackets for Summer Riding

Beat the Heat: Top Motorcycle Jackets for Summer Riding
We know your summer ride isn’t limited to just Urban roads. It ranges from summer adventures to sport touring and much more. Read on to know what’s best for all your summer rides! Let’s start with jackets. 

Summers! There's so much to them than what meets the eye, literally! *Wears sunglasses* We love it, especially when it comes to riding on that hot set of tarmac! Pick any rider of your choice and one of their riding stories will start with “It was a fine summer day….”.

However, that story will also have a part about wanting to have a comfortable yet effective jacket for the summers. The one that balances between keeping your body at the lowest possible temperatures, provides great protection, fits well, is lightweight, breathes well and of course, all that without losing the charm of motorcycle clothing.

Well, we know it could be difficult to find a jacket that does the job well, hence, we've put together a list to make it easier for you since it is a decision that can't be taken in a mo. So here you go…..

Tucano Urbano Flowmotion Jacket: The Italian gear and equipment manufacturer offers a 3D mesh aviator jacket made from special technical material: Windbreaker, which not only blocks the wind but gives enough space to breathe too. While the bomber cut jacket is made of highly ventilated 3D mesh with Softshell inserts, beneath the stylish exterior sits light EASYFLEX CE–Level 1 protections on shoulders and elbows. It also provides the rider with adequate protection against abrasion and impact with the Class AA – CE approval as of EN 17092 standard. Hence, it strikes the right balance between style and technical characteristics. Furthermore, the hem and wrists come with elastic to optimise riding ability and the inside pocket has a windproof front fold–out. Also, if you pay attention to the details, you will notice the central zip comes with a scratch–proof and tank–protector double flap. All this brought together makes this jacket a companion for city roads, but that’s just the beginning.

Acerbis Ramsey My vented jacket: Speaking of jackets for city roads and their tad extensions, the Acerbis Ramsey My vented jacket is a summer jacket made from a mix of water repellent 450D polyester, that is tearing and abrasion resistant with large inserts in vented mesh for better breathability. While the collar inserts are made from polyester stretch, you can better the waterproofing with an optional membrane including the standard shoulder and elbow protectors. The vented mesh is not only for body and sleeve but for cuff as well, which are also resistant to tearing and abrasion. You will find the jacket’s inner collar in microfleece, the lining in mesh. Please note that the jacket also has a provision to predisposition for waterproof and breathable membrane, which is sold separately.

Ixon M-Njord jacket: The Ixon M-Njord is a laminated, waterproof, breathable jacket which also offers comfort and freedom of movement for your summer adventure riding. While the outer material is hard mesh and Polyester ripstop plus a 4-way stretch mesh, the internals are taken care of by the soft and 3D mesh. These durable, ultra-technical materials give this jacket optimal ventilation without compromising safety. For perfect fit, press studs on elastic strap are placed on biceps, forearm and cuffs, while the waist is equipped with enough nylon strap, tightening buckle, height-adjustable waist tightening and elastic cord, plus toggle at elasticated cuffs with the bottom of a rain jacket. To add convenience, the Ixon M-Njord jacket comes with 2 front flap pockets plus 2 side pockets with support strap and 2 back pockets, including one waterproof with zip closure, 2 inside pockets and 2 pockets on the rain jacket as well. Does this sound more like a touring jacket then? Yes, it is! It's more suited to sports touring with so many features that fit well to your requirements on-the-go.

Spidi Net H2OUT: This makes for yet another best ventilated jacket for summer adventure riding with 3 layers breathable, waterproof and windproof laminated fabric, which includes H2Out liner that keeps you ready for unexpected rains too. Your wrists and the bottom of the lining also come with a water-repellent barrier. Made from high tenacity polyester fabric, the Spidi Net H2OUT has got you covered for the dark with its reflex zones, while the punched mesh fabric is placed at crucial points on the jacket. It also has a provision for optional H2Out lining X47 man, middle layer Rain Hoodie X98 and InsideOut X95.

Ixon DracoThis jacket is meant for sport touring, whether it is a long or short distance stint. With its straight-cut, slim, sporty looks and its large panels of vented 3D mesh at the front and back, this roadster jacket takes care of 360-degree airflow. It’s a CE model made from 600D polyester & mesh, while the safety is further covered by the elbow-shoulder CE protectors 2, a pocket for CE back protectors. While the shoulders come with molded rubber, the cuffs and hips are adjustable with straps, the biceps are adjustable thanks to the press-stud and the front can be fastened by a zip.

Spidi Progressive Net WindoutNeed more air circulation on your sport touring times? Well, look no further, since the Spidi Progressive Net Windout is provisioned with 3D mesh in the front, the inner and the outer side of arms and back as well. Made from high tenacity polyester fabric and punched mesh fabric, the Spidi Progressive Net Windout has reflex zones for safe miles in the dark. When it comes to other arrangements, Spidi has generously equipped the Progressive Net Windout with pockets for back protector, optional H2Out lining X47 man, middle layer Rain Hoodie X98 and InsideOut X95, Thermo Rain Chest X100, optional MAX LINER Plus insulating jacket L63 man, optional thermo lining L30 man, optional middle layer Thermo Vest L70 and is compatible with Step-In Wear products as well. Other features include zip fastener to join jacket/trousers, pants clip to join jacket/trousers, straps to adjust and fasten CE protectors, adjustable waist fastening and integrated adjustment system: ERGOFIT SYSTEM.

There you go then! While we’ve bifurcated the above list for urban, summer adventures and sport touring, the gear is not limited to those rides only. If the ride demands the much-needed ventilation, you are good to go with either of the jackets. Happy miles!


- Vishal Joshi , Expert Motorcyclist & Blogger



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