A Basic Guide to Buying Motorcycle Leather Jackets

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Whether it’s a cruiser, a sport bike or a scooter you are riding, in general, riding can be a very dangerous sport or hobby. This is why having a complete set of safety gear and accessories is essential in providing you with ample protection. Of course that is, in addition to making sure that your bike is in great condition at all times.
One of the main accessories that all motorcycle riders need is a good quality leather jacket.  T-shirts, hoddies and jumpers might aid a little bit in keeping you warm but they do zero to protect you out on the road. Not just any leather jacket will do. When riding a motorcycle, you need to get a jacket that is specifically designed for riding. These jackets are designed to minimize drag during an accident and ideally, protect you from injuries without sacrificing comfort. With the inclusion of armor, this will go a long way to protect you in case of an incident during your ride- and potentially save your life.
For those out there who are looking to buy a leather jacket soon, here’s a list of things you should consider before you do:

FIND THE PERFECT FIT

Buying your biker leather jacket from an actual store is, no doubt, the best way to go as you get to actually try on the jacket to see which ones fit best. But often this is just not an option and this is where online stores come in handy. An online store that specialises in leather products like BVI Leathers is the next best thing when it comes to buying quality leather jackets. One of the things you can do to ensure that the item you buy online will fit you perfectly is to refer to the site’s size chart and then measure yourself up to see which size category you would fall into. The most crucial parts that you should measure correctly include your chest, waist, hip and arm length. To see how you can take these measurements correctly, please refer to the image below.

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JACKET STYLE

There are different jacket styles that cater to different things. Some are better for racing while others are more simple and just provide basic protective features. Check out the different leather jacket styles below.
BVI 'Classic'
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THE 'CLASSIC' JACKET

The Classic jacket is one of the most popular among all the available motorcycle leather jackets from BVI Leathers. If you’re looking for an exact replica of the famous Joe Rocket ‘Classic 92’ jacket, this is the one for you. It is perfect for riders of all shapes and sizes and it comes in three different colors as well: black, brown and charcoal. It has a relaxed fit and a removable wind protector inner vest plus a full airflow mesh inner lining that ensures maximum comfort. The Classic jacket has 2 full size side zip pockets and 2 full size chest zip pockets as well as an external zippered key pocket on the sleeve plus 1 inside utility pocket.
BVI 'Biker'
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THE 'BIKER' JACKET

For those who are looking for a leather biker jacket that has the perfect combination of comfort, style and practicality, check out the Biker jacket from BVI Leathers. This jacket appeals to the rider that doesn't want to stand out but still wants the comfort and security that a good quality leather motorcycle jacket provides. The Biker jacket is perfect for all climates thanks to the built in air vents in the arms and rear of the jacket. Other features include a removable full sleeve inner lining, adjustable tassel sides, quality YKK zips throughout, 4 full size external pockets and 1 full size inner pocket.

BVI ' Racer'
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THE 'RACER' JACKET

For those who are looking for a leather biker jacket that has more of a street bike look, the perfect combination of comfort, style and practicality, check out the Racer jacket from BVI Leathers. Thanks to the bright colours, this jacket style has a very cool and sleek look to it that you are sure to love. It is comfortable, stylish and made of good quality Top Grain Leather, making it worth every dollar. The Racer jacket features a wind resistant front flap, adjustable velcro side, zippered cuffs, removable inner lining, 2 rear zippered air-vents and removable elbow/shoulder & spine CE graded  armor.

BVI 'Brando'
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THE 'BRANDO' JACKET

If you’re all about looking for a jacket that has it all (comfort, style, protection, good price point, etc.), the Brando jacket might just be what you are looking for. It also has a removable wind protector inner vest, wind resistant front flap and a full airflow mesh inner lining that allows you to ride in comfort. This motorcycle leather jacket has more of a utilitarian vibe but is actually also more convenient as it has more pockets (5 in total) and a waist belt to help keep it in place all day long plus more ornate details like studs and tassel zips that give it a more stylish look.
There are many other jacket styles that you will find from BVI Leathers. The Cruiser, Bomber, Café and Track are just a few of them. You’ll also find leather jackets in different colors here as well.

QUALITY

Nothing screams a great deal more than buying something of premium quality at a very reasonable price. That is exactly what you can get from BVI Leathers! All BVI Leather jackets are made from 1.3 mm premium Top Grain A-grade Cowhide Leather. Other cheaper motorcycle leather jackets are made from split grain leather and while it is definitely cheaper, split grain leather is known to discolour, fray and stretch in a short span of time if not maintained properly whereas top grain leather, while a bit pricier, is known to last for 20+ years with minimal maintenance. Top grain leather is also better for riding jackets because it can be waterproofed unlike split grain leather.
Aside from being better in terms of quality, top grain leather is also far softer and more comfortable to wear compared to split grain leather. This makes all the difference if you’re someone who spends a lot of time on their bike or on the road.
BVI Leather jackets also boast of heavy-duty stitching all throughout the whole jacket, making it last longer than other leather jackets out in the market plus it also features highly durable and heavy duty YKK zips that ensure you that will be able to use your jacket for a very long time with no problems.

SAFETY COMPLIANCE

As a biker / rider, safety should be your main priority. After a good helmet, body armor is one thing you’ll want to really invest in to make sure that you have what you need to protect you from injuries. CE Armors are those that have met the minimum standard / requirement for absorbing impact on the first hit. This is what will protect you in case you fall or crash which is why it is important that you don’t skimp, potentially gambling with your safety. BVI Leathers offers free optional CE Armor along with your jacket purchase.
BVI Leathers is a highly trusted Australian brand that specialises in leather riding accessories like leather vests, jackets and gloves. If after reading the guide above you feel like you’re ready to purchase your leather jacket, come on over to BVI Leathers’ ebay Store, check out our amazing range of leather goods and get your first leather jacket from us at 10% off! Go to the BVI Leathers website, choose your jacket and enter coupon name - ebayguide10%  in the apply coupons tab upon checkout.
From all the team at BVI Leathers.......Ride safe!

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