Wearing the right gear on a motorcycle ride is very important. Your clothing should feel comfortable, yet still giving you the protection needed for a motorcycle ride. Without the best attire, you may be cutting yourself short on your next ride. There is a lot of gear to sort through, so the guys at ManlyAdventure have put together a selection of what we believe is some of the best motorcycle gear for men.
Helmet – IV2 Bluetooth Ready Modular Flip Up – $100.00
It’s a great looking helmet with neat features that stays on budget. The IV2 features very good ventilation, a solid feel, and a stylish look. Press a button and the front visor flips up and into position. Considering that many helmets can cost you as much as $400, the IV2 is a fantastic budget option that remains comfortable and safe.
Boots – Bates Escalante Waterproof Motorcycle Boots – $97.00 – 150.00
You can’t go wrong with a sturdy Bates boot. This is a duty style boot, which offers a wonderful amount of ankle support. They are waterproof as well, keeping your feet dry even if your motorcycle ride turns to rain. Don’t worry about the break in period either. The boot is designed to be ready to worn the moment it is out of the box.
Jacket – Milwaukee Motorcycle Clothing Company Crazy Horse Jacket – $300.00
We love the vintage look and feel of this jacket. It has a great quality feel to it, featuring heavy duty stitching and zippers. Plenty of secure pocket space. This is the type of jacket that you will likely be wearing as much as you can, not just on your motorcycle excursions.
Jeans – Bilt Iron Workers Motorcycle Jeans – $100.00
Wait. A hundred dollars for a pair of jeans? Consider though that the jeans feature Kevlar protection on the “impact” areas. This means that your knees, hips, and rear end are well protected from any road rash you might encounter. Despite the extra padding, the jeans do not feel heavy or uncomfortable. Designed to fit well over a rider’s boot.
Gloves – Bear Wallow Glove Company Deerskin Glove – $32.00
For those chillier than most motorcycle rides, a quality riding glove can keep your warm, dry, and happy. This pair of gauntlet style gloves from the Bear Wallow Glove Company makes a great additional to your motorcycle gear, and for a great price. Features a Velcro adjustment for all sizes of hands.
Optional extras – Arkon GPS Handlebar Mount – $30.00
Exploring the countryside on your bike can make for a very memorable day, and a road GPS can get you home safely and worry free. This GPS mount is perfect for those long journeys to the unknown. It fits most road GPS devices up to 3.5 inches. Mounts directly to your handlebars so it is visual in a natural position on the motorcycle. Stays secure and is easy to use.
There is a lot of great motorcycle gear out there and the key is to find what is comfortable for YOU. We hope these suggestions can get you started towards finding the best motorcycle gear for men. Happy riding.