Key considerations when choosing summer riding gear, from motorcycle clothing and protection experts Knox:
- Breathability – sounds obvious, but having riding gear that incorporates airflow will make summer riding much more comfortable; allowing cool air to circulate around your body and preventing the buildup of moisture.
- Flexibility – the ability to remove and add layers as the conditions change should also be a key consideration when choosing summer kit. Reacting to changes in temperature and conditions quickly and easily can make a huge difference to the ride.
- Convenience – the ability to get into your riding kit quickly and with the minimum of fuss is also crucial in warmer conditions – the sooner you can get dressed and out riding in the cool breeze, the better. Getting out of it all again at your destination is also important.
- Protection – alongside keeping you cool and comfortable, your summer kit needs to offer good levels of protection, for both abrasion and impact. Staying cool is one thing, but staying safe is priority number one.
Selected Knox summer riding kit options, from the 2016 range:
Urbane Armoured Shirt – £139.99 (inc VAT)
Zephyr Riding Jacket – £199.99 (inc VAT)
Richmond and Roseberry Jeans – from £129.99 (inc VAT)
Hanbury and Hadleigh Gloves – from £69.99 (inc VAT)
Roscoe and Roberta Jackets – £349.99. (inc VAT)