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Motorcycle Waterproof Jackets
Stein STJ535 Touring Jacket BlackInfinity Price£59.99 RRP £109.99 Save
Stein STJ535 Touring Jacket Black/GreyInfinity Price£55.99 RRP £109.99 Save
Stein STJ535 Touring Jacket Black/YellowInfinity Price£55.99 RRP £109.99 Save
Alpinestars Ares Gore Tex Jacket BlackInfinity Price£399.99
Alpinestars Ares Gore Tex Jacket Black/Grey/RedInfinity Price£399.99
Alpinestars Ares Gore Tex Jacket Black/Grey/Yellow FluoInfinity Price£399.99
Bering Maniwata Black Waterproof Motorcycle JacketInfinity Price£29.99
Spidi X-Tour Waterproof Jacket Black/YellowInfinity Price£379.99
Spidi X-Tour Waterproof Jacket Black/Red/GreyInfinity Price£379.99
Spidi X-Tour Waterproof Jacket Black/Grey/RedInfinity Price£379.99
Spidi X-Tour Waterproof Jacket Black/GreyInfinity Price£379.99
Spidi Warrior Sport Waterproof Jacket Black/RedInfinity Price£199.99
Spidi Warrior Sport Waterproof Jacket Black/WhiteInfinity Price£199.99
Spidi Warrior Sport Waterproof Jacket BlackInfinity Price£199.99
Tucano Urbano Piumatico Grey Motorcycle JacketInfinity Price£219.99
Rukka Armaxion Gore-Tex Motorcycle Jacket Larger SizeInfinity Price£791.99 RRP £989.99 Save
Rukka Armaxis Gore Tex Motorcycle Jacket Larger SizeInfinity Price£1,045.00 RRP £1,209.99 Save
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Oxford Rain Seal Over Yellow JacketInfinity Price£26.99
Alpinestars T-GP R Black/White/Fluo Waterproof JacketInfinity Price£229.99
Alpinestars Bogota Drystar Jacket Black/Grey/BlueInfinity Price£209.99 RRP £249.99 Save
Alpinestars Valparaiso 2 Black/Grey/Red JacketInfinity Price£349.99
Tucano Urbano 2Cilindri Motorcycle Jacket BlackInfinity Price£129.99
Tucano Urbano Park Waterproof JacketInfinity Price£169.99
Tucano Urbano 4Tempi Waterproof Jacket GreyInfinity Price£149.99
Tucano Urbano Agos Waterproof Jacket BlackInfinity Price£99.99
Tucano Urbano Ermes Waterproof Jacket BeigeInfinity Price£179.99
Alpinestars Andes Drystar Waterproof Jacket Black/FluroInfinity Price£179.99 RRP £189.99 Save
Tucano Urbano Urbis Padded Waterproof JacketInfinity Price£149.99
Tucano Urbano Benjamin Waterproof JacketInfinity Price£139.99
Tucano Urbano Giacca Trip Motorcycle Jacket BeigeInfinity Price£169.99
Tucano Urbano Nano Compact Mens Rain Jacket YellowInfinity Price£49.99
Belstaff X Man Blouson Jacket BlackInfinity Price£350.00
Belstaff X Man Blouson Jacket Denim BlueInfinity Price£350.00
Oxford Subway 2.0 Waterproof Jacket Tech BlackInfinity Price£99.99
Oxford Subway 2.0 Waterproof Jacket Black/RedInfinity Price£99.99
Oxford Subway 2.0 Waterproof Jacket Black/FluroInfinity Price£99.99
Oxford Brooklyn Long Jacket Tech BlackInfinity Price£109.99
Oxford Brooklyn Long Jacket Black/RedInfinity Price£109.99
Oxford Misano Short Waterproof Jacket Stealth BlackInfinity Price£129.99
Oxford Misano Short Waterproof Jacket Black/FluroInfinity Price£129.99
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Motorcycle jackets have come on leaps and bounds in the past 20 years or so. It wasn’t so long ago that such garments were thought of as shiny, sweaty, unreliable and generally not worth the hassle. Leather ruled the roads and real men wore wax cotton. There are many things to look for but with prices for quality items starting as low as £90 there’s something for everyone on the market.
You should look for a waterproof motorcycle jacket that has CE approved armour in the elbows and shoulders as a bare minimum. If it isn’t stamped on the armour then the chances are its fake stuff and will offer little protection. You need to look for the code EN1621 on the product. Believe it or not fake protective clothing is widely sold, particularly on market stalls, and even at motorcycles shows. If you’re in any doubt just walk away.
A lot of waterproof motorcycle jackets will have a foam sheet in the back, don’t be fooled into thinking that this is protective armour; it’s generally only there to form the pocket and show that it exists. Some waterproof motorcycle jackets will have a CE approved armour sheet in the pocket, as with elbow and shoulder armour, check the labelling.
Another very useful feature in many waterproof motorcycle jackets is a removable thermal liner. This makes the waterproof motorcycle jacket a lot more versatile and extends its seasonal life. The quality and efficiency of the liner varies but just because a liner is thin don’t be fooled into thinking it won’t keep you warm. There are some very high tech fabrics in available, such as Rukka’s Outlast linings.
Some waterproof motorcycle jackets are now available with three layers, meaning that you can remove the warmth and waterproof liners leaving an abrasion resistant armoured shell for the summer months. These really are year round motorcycle jackets and if you’re on a budget then this could be a very practical choice. Good quality items with this feature start at around £150.
A good retailer will also have a selection of ladies waterproof motorcycle jackets which are generally tailored to the female form.
As a rule of thumb leather isn’t a waterproof fabric but some men’s waterproof jackets now use material called Gore pro shell leather. This is a very high tech, and high priced material that several manufacturers such as Rukka, Dainese and Alpinestars are using in a limited number of items. Expect a suit to cost well into four figures though.
A very useful feature to look for is adjustability, not just on the waist but also on the hem and sleeves. This means that when you take the liners out, or are wearing less layers yourself the garment can be adjusted to fit you properly. It’s a good idea to try the waterproof motorcycle jacket on with the most amounts of layers you will ever wear underneath, and as with any motorcycle clothing try to sit on a bike with the motorcycle jacket to see how it feels.