Why You should have Racing and Riding Jackets in Your Wardrobe

A racing suit or racing overalls, often referred to as a fire suit due to its fire retardant properties, is clothing such as overalls worn in various forms of auto racing by racing drivers, crew members who work on the vehicles during races, track safety workers or marshals, and in some series commentators at the event.

But we do not always go to the track to warrant such extreme overalls. In most cases, just the jacket would suffice. Most racing and riding jackets are woven out of leather. We are going to talk intensively about leather jackets but more for the safety of motorcycle riders – they need the protection as opposed to car owners. 

The leather used in making the racing jackets should be at least one millimeter thick. The thickness of the jacket is always important to the rider as it decides what protection it gives them. They are always designed to be streamlined for high speeds. Their sleeves are always pre-curved so as to fit with the rider’s hunched racing position on their motorcycle. Also, these jackets are dropped back. This is important because it helps the wind out especially when the rider wants to lean ahead.

Leather is used as far back as the ancient days of humankind because it has its own properties of reliability and is very long lasting. Those who know its benefits never choose another material for their jacket.

A riding jacket is capable of saving you from injuries when you do a wheelie and fail. A road abrasion might damage your jacket a little bit but your skin will be safe during any incident. It also doesn’t matter whether you’re going to the office or in a party, whether you ride a motorcycle, a car, or have neither. A racing jacket will always make you look cool – even on a hot day.

Aside from leather, we also have jackets that are made from neoprene and cotton if you just want to rock a jacket or a windbreaker.

We have an extensive collection of jackets that will suit every purpose and every taste. Buy online or give one of our world-class professionals a call at 1-480-966-3040.