Motorcycle Jackets: Finding the Right Style and Fit

Man riding Harley Davidson 2020 Fat Bob Motorcycle

Motorcycle jackets are important for safety as much as they are for style as you ride in the Portland area. They will protect you from abrasions and impacts, as well as the elements. As you peruse motorcycle jackets, you must know first and foremost that there are two major categories: textile motorcycle jackets and leather motorcycle jackets. From there, you can discover how to choose and size motorcycle jackets in this guide from Latus Motors Harley-Davidson! Remember that our parts center is here as a resource if you need assistance.

Selecting Motorcycle Jackets: The Process

Follow these steps on how to select motorcycle jackets that are ideal for you.

  1. Decide between textile motorcycle jackets and leather motorcycle jackets. This will depend on your riding style and protection needs. The textile category generally includes motorcycle riding shirts, mesh jackets, and full textile jackets. The latter guarantees the best protection possible. Leather motorcycle jackets are considered longer lasting and timeless in terms of style, but they don’t protect against rain or provide relief on hot days.
  2. Select your preferred fit. There are three main fits when it comes to motorcycle jackets — American, European, and Race. American fit offers more room in the waist, shoulder, and arms; European fit provides a more tapered profile; and Race fit promises comfort and flexibility.
  3. Determine your size. Measure your chest, your arms, and your waist to get a sense of your jacket size. Keep in mind that women’s motorcycle jackets will fit differently than men’s motorcycle jackets.
  4. Place your order. Order your jacket, and try it on when it arrives. Don’t take it out for a ride, but sit on your motorcycle and try your riding stance to ensure it fits properly.
  5. Take your jacket out for a ride. If you have finalized this jacket as yours, take it out for a celebratory ride around Vancouver.

Rely on Latus Motors Harley-Davidson for Motorcycle Accessories

Whether you are searching for women’s motorcycle jackets or are interested in other genuine Harley-Davidson clothing and gear, Latus Motors Harley-Davidson is here to help! Get in touch with our team if you need further guidance in picking out motorcycle jackets or other accessories, and feel free to place your order online.

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