June 22, 2009
To improve motorcycle safety many countries mandate the wearing of protective clothing by motorcyclists, especially gloves
Motorcycling gloves are typically gloves made of leather. They may have gauntlets to protect the rider’s wrists from injury, and help reduce drafts while riding in colder climates. Motorcycling gloves typically have reinforced palms intended to protect the rider from abrasion injuries in case of an accident.
Optional features include additional protection or weatherproofing. For touring gloves, such additional features may include advanced insulating materials and waterproof/breathable fabric, although touring gloves may still lack advanced armoring features used in motorcycle racing gloves.
Leather is the commonly used material. They are durable and long lasting. Most of the designs made out of these materials are sleek and stylish. Examples of the stylish design you can use are gauntlet motorcycle gloves. They are usually padded and lined.
Motorcycling gloves are especially to protect the bikers from injuries but these can also for fashion. These gloves are made from semi aniline of hide leather with 0.7 to 0.8mm in thickness with nickel protection coat which is available in Kevlar. There is a foam padding on finger joints for protection. A reflected tape is also attached to become visible at night. Suede leather is attached on palm to have an extra grip and stylish look. Stitching is done with silver nylon.
Gloves intended for motorcycle racing typically incorporate preserved finger sections and the best available protection, obtained through additional armor incorporated within the glove. Although maximum facility is an obvious starting point for racing gloves, additional protection should not be discarded. Additional protection may involve titanium or carbon panels for knuckles and the joints of the fingers. Furthermore, racing gloves may and often do incorporate additional wrist and other protection panels to protect the heel of the hand, back of the hand and other easily injured parts of the hand. Though the choice of weather to wear a pair of gloves or not is entirely yours, most bikers do appreciate the need to wear some form of protection on their hands. Choosing a pair of gloves to answer your individual style or budget will never be a constraint, and at Carhartt Gloves, we understand this very well. What is important however, is that the pair of gloves you choose should be a quality produce and do its job extremely well in ordinary as well as tough conditions.
June 22, 2009
A fitted covering for hand with a separate sheath for each finger and thumb which provides protection and perfect grip for the rider is called motorcycling gloves. They may have gauntlets to protect the rider’s wrists from injury, and help shrink drafts while riding in colder climates.
Motorcycling gloves – commonly made of leather, Cordura, or Kevlar, or some combination. Some include carbon fiber knuckle protection or other forms of stiff padding. Gloves designed specifically for motorcycle use have slightly curved fingers and the seams are on the outer surfaces to allow the motorcyclist to maintain his grip and control on the handlebars and clutch/brake levers. Some gloves also provide protection to the wrist.
Motorcycle Gloves can protect your hands. In fact, gloves are known to protect the hands of the wearer from abrasions and cuts and also offer protection and comfort from cold. Wearing a pair of gloves on the hands while going for a ride on the motorcycle is extreme, important. It allows the hands to have a better grip of the controls of the bike and thus help in maneuvering the motorcycle.
Gloves help to protect the wearer not only from cold and heat but also help to protect the hands against any damage due to fiction or abrasions and falls while riding a motorcycle.
Almost all motorcycle gloves are made from the finest leather as it is leather which is not only durable but also provides the maximum comfort and warmth during the winter months. Motorcycle gloves are helpful in mot only warding off any kind of road rashes like accidents but are considered more as a safety accessory when riding motorcycle.
Motorcycle gloves come in different varieties and are widely available in the sports shops and even on the internet. They are Full finger gloves, Perforated gloves and Road Racing/Track gloves.
Full finger gloves
Full finger gloves offer additional protection and are a favorite with the sport bike riders. The wide array of full finger gloves offers not just functional value but also caters to demanding style aspirations of motor bike riders.
These are perhaps best suited for riding in warm weather conditions, particularly for those living in areas where the winter is short and most part of the year is warm. These gloves are ideal even for casual use on occasions other than riding your bike. While the perforated Gloves are stylish they won’t appear too flashy either.
Road Racing/Track Gloves
This variant is undoubtedly the ultimate in motorcycle gloves. Apart from amazing style, they are crafted to afford maximum protection particularly in the event of an unfortunate spill. The knuckle protection and reinforced palm are particularly relevant. The seams are generally reinforced well to make sure that the gloves stay in their place in a single piece even under extreme duress.
Protection is a Must
Though the choice of weather to wear a pair of glove or not is entirely yours; most bikers do appreciate the need to wear some form of protection on their hands. Choosing a pair of gloves to answer your individual style or budget will never be a constraint, we understand this very well. What is important however is that the pair of gloves you choose should be a quality produce and do its job extremely well in ordinary as well as tough conditions.
June 22, 2009
The gloves used in the sports of racing over bumpy ground on specially strengthened motorcycles are called motor cross gloves or MX gloves.
Freestyle Motocross (also known as FMX) is a variation on the sport of motor cross gloves in which motorcycle riders attempt to impress judges with jumps and stunts.
The two main types of freestyle events are:
• Big Air (also known as Best Trick), in which each rider gets three jumps — usually covering more than 60 feet (18 m) — from a dirt-covered ramp. A panel of 10 judges evaluates the style, trick difficulty, and use of the course, and produces a score on a 100-point scale. Each rider’s highest single-jump score is compared; top score wins.
• Freestyle Motocross, the older of the two disciplines. Riders perform two routines, lasting between 90 seconds and 14 minutes, on a course consisting of multiple jumps of varying lengths and angles that generally occupy one to two acres (.4 to .8 hectares). Like Big Air, a panel of judges assigns each contestant a score based on a 100-point scale, looking for difficult tricks and variations over jumps
The risk of injury is inherent in the sport of motor cross biking, especially in the more extreme disciplines such as downhill biking. Injuries range from relatively minor wounds, such as cuts and abrasions from falls on gravel to serious injuries such as striking the head or spine on a boulder or tree. Protective gear such as motor cross gloves can protect against minor injuries, and reduce the extent or seriousness of major impacts, but it cannot protect a rider against the most serious impacts or accidents.
Gloves intended for motor cross riding usually feature preserved finger sections and the best available protection, obtained through additional armour incorporated within the glove. Although maximum tactility is a noticeable starting point for motor cross gloves, additional protection should not be discarded. Additional protection may involve titanium or carbon panels for knuckles and the joints of the fingers. Furthermore, motor cross gloves may and often do add in additional wrist and other protection panels to protect the heel of the hand, back of the hand and other easily injured parts of the hand.
These are typical gloves made of leather or textile with Nickel protection covered by Kevlar. Perforated leather is used on fingers and wrist for ventilation. These gloves generally have reinforced palms anticipated better grip and to protect the riders from scratch injuries in case of an accident. These gloves also come with special straps which vary in size from small to 2/L. These gloves are also available in different colors like money green, white, black, navy blue, maroon, yellow, red, burgundy and even interesting colors like charcoal and concrete.
June 22, 2009
Wearing gloves is an undeniable must when riding a motorcycle. This will usually make sure rider’s firm grip on the handles whether hot or cold seasons. The rider can absolutely steer properly with the help of good motorcycle gloves. Cordura gloves particularly for motor biking are always a best choice.
These gloves are made up of three layers. Outer shell is D600 Cordura and synthetic suede on palm side. This provides excellent flexibility and grip. Middle section contains a waterproof membrane. This provides protection against rain and icy weather conditions while Inner most section in this glove is thinsulate liner. This liner keeps your hands warm in various riding conditions. These materials make this pair of gloves comfortable to wear with good waterproof quality material, excellent ventilation and flexibility.
Cordura gloves keep your hands comfortable and well ventilated yet safe. They also help you attain a good grip on the handles. Anti vibration gel used in palm which helps immensely in cutting down discomfort that can be caused by the vibration of the motorcycle. If you are worried about feeling suffocated, heated, then mesh gloves are best way out for all your worries. Gloves made of mesh ensure rider steering across with complete comfort which brings total control over bike. Mesh gloves are not only restricted for males but females have a wide variety available to them also, which makes it easier for ladies to buy those feminine colors as well as bold practical color of pair of gloves for themselves
Cordura gloves have many good features which are as follows
Safety have many things to offer like reflective piping on Cordura gloves which makes it visible in low light conditions while others have Reflective tapes for visibility in dark. For superior protection Carbon Kevlar is used while some have tear and abrasion Aramid fabric for protection on knuckles and fingers. Strong White Kevlar knuckle is good for safety as well, used in many Cordura gloves.
Other attributes to look for leather gloves are ventilated backs if you are going to be riding in the summer, and insulated gloves for the winter. Thermo plastic in knuckles and fingers along with an air cushion under top guard provides extra protection. Some gloves also have Inlets to push air in gloves for ventilation. Cordura Gloves made of part mesh, part spandex exterior make these gloves fit computably, provides ventilation and flexible during work.
Flexibility & fitting:
Neoprene around wrist with adjustable Velcro closure. Some Cordura gloves have one adjustable Velcro belt and a pull elastic band in each glove, along with an elasticized wrist band makes gloves fitting easy while some offer stretchable exterior which make these gloves extremely easy and flexible to wear. Velcro wrist wrap and locks on wrist and an elastic band are used for an excellent fit. Stretchable panels in finger are too good for extra flexibility and excellent fit. Many available Cordura gloves also have Lycra panels for added flexibility.
Miscellaneous features include; Dual stitching around areas of most stress.
June 22, 2009
A boot is a type of footwear that covers at least the foot and the ankle and sometimes extends up to the knee or even the hip. Most boots have a heel that is clearly distinguishable from the rest of the sole, even if the two are made of one piece. Traditionally made of leather or rubber, modern boots are made from a variety of materials.
World’s one of most convenient and economic mode of transportation. Its marketed worldwide suiting varied tastes of different people. But riding a bike entails a lot of dangers to safety and keeping this in mind biking apparel is what one should never ignore out of sheer careless attitude.
Boots are probably one of the most important biking apparels and a must have which a biker must keep in consideration. Good safety motorcycle boots gives much desired and higher security for feet. They have always been associated with motorcyclists and extend from above ankle to below knee. Completing our practical requirements of safety is the main purpose of motorcycle riding boots, and was never actually intended to make a rider actually a fashion symbol.
But when it’s understood and known that motorcycle boots are a must to have item amongst your riding apparels.
Boots are worn by motorcycle riders and passengers to prevent or reduce harm to their feet and ankles while riding and in the event of a crash. Tough, strong, moderately flexible boots with stiff soles provide the rider protection from a number of risks. Boots with oil-resistant, rubber-based composite soles give a grip on the pavement and help keep the rider’s feet on the pegs. If the boots have heels, they should be low and wide to provide a stable base when standing with the bike. In a crash, boots may prevent or reduce foot and ankle injuries. As with jackets and trousers, boots should be designed specifically for motorcycling, using materials and seam construction that are impact, abrasion, cut, tear and burst resistant. Strong, tough, and flexible leather or synthetic fabrics have suitable properties. Boots should also have energy absorbers and load spreaders on the shin, inside and outside of each ankle. A stiff sole working laterally helps prevent or decrease crash injuries caused by crushing and shear strain.
Motorcycles boots are associated with motorcycle riders and range from above ankle to below knee boots They have an outside of a typical boot but a low heel to control the motorcycle. To improve motorcycle safety, motorcycle boots are generally made from a thick, heavy leather and may include energy absorbing and load spreading padding, metal, plastic and/or composite materials to protect the motorcycle rider’s feet, ankles and legs in an accident. For use in wet weather, some boots have a waterproof membrane lining such as Gore-Tex or Sympatex.
Varieties of motorcycle boot designed specifically for riding a motorcycle on hard pavement (either the street or a race track) and are usually between 10 and 14 inches in height and made from a combination of leather, metal, plastic is usually greater than touring boots due to the increased potential for injury at the high speeds needed for racing.
Depending upon how form-fitting the boot is, to allow a rider to easily get the boot on or off, the shaft may be designed to open lengthwise. If so, Velcro is typically used on the inner sides of the opening to allow the rider to close the boot over the foot, ankle and leg. This allows for some flexibility for the rider to control the boot’s tightness. Some manufacturers also include an internal quick-lacing system between a soft inner leg and the harder outer shell of the boot shaft to further ensure a tight, but comfortable fit. The heel of a racing boot is typically very low: not more than 1/2-inch, and sole of the heel and foot is typically rather smooth. A curved plastic or composite plate may be included to cover the shin of the boot to protect the rider’s shin.
The most common color of racing boots is black, but other colors such as white, red, blue, yellow and green may be combined with black or each other in some fashion. Typical street riders may prefer all black, but racers may opt for a color combination that matches the rest of their motorcycle leathers, helmet and/or motorcycle
and/or man-made composite materials to create a form-fitting, but comfortable boot. The amount of armored protection provided by racing boots
June 22, 2009
To improve motorcycle safety many countries order the wearing of protective clothing by motorcyclists, especially a helmet. Other protective equipment may include certain types of jackets, gloves, boots, and pants. Jackets meant for motorcyclists are typically made of nylon, leather, or Kevlar. These jackets usually include heavy padding on the elbow, spine, and shoulder regions. Gloves are generally made of leather or Kevlar and some include carbon fiber knuckle protection. Boots, especially those for sport riding, include reinforcement and plastic caps on the ankle and toe areas. A well-protected motorcyclist will wear boots with heels that fit on motorcycle foot rests (pegs) and provide good ankle support. Pants are usually leather, nylon, or Kevlar. Except for helmets, none of these items are required by law in any state in the U.S. but are recommended by many of those who ride.
Leathers are 1-piece suits, or 2-piece jackets and trousers worn by motorcyclists mainly for protection in a crash. The leather used is not fashion leather but protective leather which is stronger, rather flexible and much tougher. Both leathers and joins (seams and zips) should be officially tested for ergonomics and impact scrape, cut, tear and burst resistance. They do not have to be too heavy and there is no such thing as rivalry leather – just safe and unsafe leather and joins.
Typically, an accident at a race track will result in the racers sliding, rolling and tumbling for reasonably long distances and long times compared to an accident on the public road. This is because of the large safety run-off areas found on most race tracks; hence racers have a much lower probability of hitting hard vertical solid objects during a crash. Some racing leathers have additional protection properties to increase sliding and decrease bouncing and rotation. To decrease or prevent such injuries, most modern racing suits have an area that helps sliding at the knees, shoulders and elbows – often made of titanium or high-density plastic, so the rider slides more along the track environment and so decreases the bouncing and rotation through the air, which may cause inferior injuries from angular accelerations and rotational forces
Currently there are two major styles of motorcycle leathers: the tight fitting and sometimes colorful one or two piece suits based on motorcycle racing leathers; and the somewhat looser fitting leather trousers and jackets, usually black and often decorated with metal studs and tassels.
Increasingly, motorcyclists are choosing protective equipment make up of man-made textiles rather than leather due to their improved weather protection from heat, cold, and water, and the increased value these garments tend to provide in terms of pockets and vents. Common materials include high density (600–1000 Denier) ballistic nylon (e.g., Cordura) and Kevlar (or blends of Kevlar, Cordura, and Lycra) and often include waterproof liners made from materials such as Goretex.
Boots are worn by motorcycle riders and passengers to prevent or diminish harm to their feet and ankles while riding and in the incident of a crash. Tough, strong, moderately flexible boots with rigid soles provide the rider protection from a number of risks. Boots with oil-resistant, rubber-based merged soles give a grip on the concrete and help keep the rider’s feet on the foot rests. If the boots have heels, they should be low and wide to provide a firm base when standing with the bike. In a crash, boots may avoid or reduce foot and ankle injuries.
A motorcycle helmet is protective head covering used by motorcycle riders. The primary target of a motorcycle helmet is to protect the rider’s head during impact, although many helmets provide additional protection such as a face shield. In some countries the wearing of motorcycle helmets is compulsory.
Helmets are made in 2 main layers: hard and energy-absorbing. The hard shell spreads an impact over a larger area, while the liner (often polystyrene foam) absorbs energy so less is transferred to the skull & brain
Motorcycling racing glove
Motorcycling gloves are typically gloves made of leather. They may have gauntlets to protect the rider’s wrists from injury, and help shrink drafts while riding in colder climates. Motorcycling gloves typically have reinforced palms anticipated to protect the rider from scratch injuries in case of an accident.
Optional characteristics include additional protection or weatherproofing. For touring gloves, such additional features may include advanced insulating materials and waterproof/breathable fabric, although touring gloves may still lack advanced armouring features used in motorcycle racing gloves.
Gloves intended for motorcycle racing typically feature precurved finger sections and the best available protection, obtained through additional armour incorporated within the glove. Although maximum tacility is an noticeable starting point for racing gloves, additional protection should not be discarded. Additional protection may involve titanium or carbon panels for knuckles and the joints of the fingers. Furthermore, racing gloves may and often do add in additional wrist and other protection panels to protect the heel of the hand, back of the hand and other easily injured parts of the hand.
June 22, 2009
Motorcycle protection apparel is always a must. This also includes motorcycle suits as well. Reason being suits offer protection in case of a fall; because they are substantially have armor protection to offer for knees, back, elbows, shins, shoulders, hips so, you can also put on your work clothes, put a riding suit over your work clothes in about 30 seconds, drive to work in pretty much any temperature whether rain or shine, and get there in decent shape. It would take about maximum 30 seconds to remove the riding suit.
Leather racing suits are definitely very nice to look at and it’s a good stuff to be wearing if you’re going to fall down unfortunately, but it is not too warm in the winter and it is notoriously hot in the summer. It’s also hard to make leather get and stay waterproof.
Higher end motorcycle leather suit tends to be thinner and soft, therefore much lighter and more comfortable for the biker, than heavy-weight motorcycle leather suit. Thin, soft leather also takes less time for the suit to break-in than heavy weight leather and it may be comfortable also, but is also no longer be fully protective, and is only a ‘one-crash’ garment.
Often riders ask what the difference is between the low end and high end suits. Difference is mainly because of features the motorcycle leather suit offer, the quality of the leather, the quality of the interior of the suit, the quality of the armor (if the suit features any), the type and amount of stitching in the suit
The distinct safety features of leather racing suits are “CE Approved” hard plastic and/or multi-layered memory foam armor inserts at these impact areas and Body armor is the part of the suit designed to protect the rider’s body from hard impact with the ground or other objects. Stretchable Kevlar at crotch, inner arms, behind knees and lower half of legs for perfect fit and ease of movement. Strong YKK zippers all over the leather racing suit are used. Soft leather, proper venting and comfortable interior lining are the other qualities of motorcycle leather suits. Leather has many different varieties and a varied range of leather thickness is used across all manufacturers for making motorcycle leather suits..
Motorcycle Leather suit are commonly offered in “one piece” and “two pieces” varieties. On an average one piece suits provide the best protection of the two types, as that there are fewer seams that can be subject to tearing during any impact situation. But two piece motorcycle leather suits are slightly more versatile than a one piece suit, since it can be unzipped at the waist and be ridden as a leather jacket alone. Meaning there by pay for one and enjoy two manufactured accessories.
Features to look for in a motorcycle leather suit include:
* Leather type used.
* Leather thickness and suit weight.
* Type of venting and perforation features.
* Type of padding and protection.
* Type of spine protection, aero hump, or inserts.
* Slider type and hardness.
* Type and quantity of stitching.
* Internal lining, removability.
* Insert pockets or snap-ins for back protectors.
* Stretch material used and flexibility
Motor Bike Suit Made of Cowhide 1.3mm drum dyed leather, (Available Different Colors). Complete CE approved body Armors in Back / Shoulders, Elbows, Knee & Thai, 100% Polyester Mesh Lining, Original YKK Zippers, Knee Sliders, Made from our high quality top grain cowhide, affording you the kind of protection the professional motorbike racer has come to expect?
The fit needs to be tight because when your bike hits the ground you want all of the protective padding to stay put. However, a suit that is too tight can cut off circulation. Make sure that when you are taking the required measurements, that you do so very accurately. Unless you buy a custom Motorcycle Leather Suit there will be some issues with the match between your body and the clothing. The main thing is to make sure that in the legs, shoulders, and arms that the suit is right.
These are four things which should be kept in mind before deciding for any motorcycle suit as there is a huge stock and variety available in markets now days. Firstly think safety before fashion. Secondly think comfort before fashion. Thirdly think convenience before fashion. And at last think fashion.