Gear-defined as: implements, tools, or apparatus, especially as used for a particular occupation or activity; paraphernalia: motorcycle gear.
is often under estimated the importance of wearing the correct type of
motorcycle gear from gloves to boots and even the correct garments
underneath. Most motorcyclists know the importance of wearing a helmet
as we mentioned last week, but there are still some that do not wear
adequate gear on the rest of their body.
Leather is the most
traditional form of motorcycle gear but even that has advanced in recent
years. The leather used for motorcycle gear is a very tough form of
leather to give maximum protection. Leathers come in a wide range of
styles to suit riders, different needs and situations. Choose armor for
extra protection; which may be located in the shoulder area, back/spine,
hips, knees and elbows; as in some of the Eagle Leather branded gear.
used to be the only material for motorcycling clothing but there is now
a choice of materials including abrasion resistant textiles.
Specialized motorcycling gear has really gone forward during the past
few years with advances in manufacturing techniques, materials and
product development. These materials are much lighter making them
comfortable while riding and they offer great protection against the
weather. Textile garments dry out faster so when touring, clothing made
from these materials are a good idea.
All Eagle Leather employees
are trained for your total understanding of the product and what to
expect for your kind of riding. Another major point is the importance of
the correct size of clothing, helmets and accessories. A helmet that is
too big can cause injury in the event of an accident and distract the
rider while riding. A baggy jacket can also cause distractions such as
wind noise and wind drag.
Come and see us this week, we'll talk leather or textile and what it means to you.