With the summer heat, some riders forgo their leather jackets to stay cool while riding. However, without your leather, you're left extremely vulnerable if you're in an accident.
Even though leather is thick and durable, there are breathable options for riders so they can stay safe and cool while riding. There's no doubt that certain summer riding gear can still make you sweat, but luckily there are items that will not make you look like a wet dog getting off your bike after a day's ride.
Theses piece of motorcycle apparel are not only stylish, but it also has supple leather to help protect you and ventilate while riding. These leather motorcycle jackets are designed with comfort in mind; a snug-fit piece of gear that is completely comfortable.
Here are a couple of leather motorcycle jackets perfect for summer riding:
Scorpion EXO 1909 Leather Jacket[schema type="chaparralproduct" url="http://www.chaparral-racing.com/product/scorpion-exo-1909-leather-jacket/033-12603-3.aspx" name="Scorpion EXO 1909 Leather Jacket" image="033-12603-3" price="499.95" alignment="right" ]With a simplistic vintage design, the [mageProductLink sku="033-12603-3" title=""]Scorpion EXO 1909 Leather Jacket[/mageProductLink] is another piece of gear to consider for summer riding. With a 1.1 millimeter thick cowhide, this leather is nearly as durable as pro-racing material. While the durability is unprecedented for standard riding gear, the leather is also very breathable which makes this a good piece of seasonal transitioning gear that can be worn in cold and warm temperatures.
The protective pads within the jacket fit firmly against your body so the protection doesn't become loose in the event of a crash. This will ensure you're protected, but the removable liner on the inside of the jacket makes this even more perfect for the summer.
Additionally, in the colder months, there are two hand-warmer pockets for when the summer nights get a little colder than expected. At the same time, the jacket's broken-in leather gives riders optimal comfort and breathability in all weather conditions.
Fly Racing Apex Vented Leather Jacket[schema type="chaparralproduct" url="http://www.chaparral-racing.com/product/fly-racing-apex-vented-leather-jacket/133-478-70038.aspx" name="Fly Racing Apex Vented Leather Jacket" image="133-478-70138" price="314.99" alignment="right" ]Formed out of 1.2 to 1.4 millimeter-grade drum dyed cowhide leather, the [mageProductLink sku="133-478-70038" title=""]Fly Racing Apex Vented Leather Jacket[/mageProductLink] is perfect to beat the summer heat. The jacket's perforated panels allow more airflow into the jacket, but the high-grade leather still adds plenty of protection.
Also, the jacket is completely form-fitting and flexible because of its expansion panels that stretch at the elbows and shoulders. The jacket's heavy duty Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) is molded to give extra protection on shoulders and elbows with its external armor.
The removable insulated vest has waterproof technology, which makes this jacket ideal in all weather scenarios, and there is even a matching pair of [mageProductLink sku="133-478-75030" title=""]vented leather pants[/mageProductLink] to make a complete riding set.