June 20, 2008, Newsletter Issue #32: Protection in Motorcycle Jackets

Tip of the Week

While riding a motorcycle, having proper protection gear is critical to your safety and well-being. While a helmet is arguably the most important piece of safety gear to wear, a motorcycle jacket is also extremely important. The proper motorcycle jacket will keep your upper body warm, protected against road hazards and safe in case of a fall or accident. Quality motorcycle jackets, including leather jackets, will shield you against the elements and help keep you warm and dry regardless of the weather. Thick jackets, such as leather jackets, bomber jackets, or armored jackets will help deflect airborne obstacles, such as dirt, bugs and rocks. Proper motorcycle jackets will also help keep your upper torso protected in case you have an accident, and will provide an extra layer of protection if you hit an object or slide across a gravel, dirt or asphalt surface. Although motorcycle jackets cannot keep you completely safe, wearing a thick, well-padded jacket will add protection and help make your ride more pleasant.

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