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Time To Upgrade Your Cruiser Jacket

A change in seasons can clearly indicate the need to upgrade your cruiser jacket. Cruiser jackets are typically made out of leather, and perforations and lining materials determine the temperature range of this protective layer. Find out which features to look for in jackets to wear while riding year round.

Best Cruiser Jackets for Spring

Spring weather can vary from cooler temperatures to rain and the start of warmer weather. Standard and perforated leather cruiser jackets can be comfortable choices to wear during these months. Many leather jackets do not repel water without a waterproofing treatment. While you may like to look for the cheapest motorcycles you can buy, it is worthwhile to spend a little more on a jacket that you could reasonably wear over two or three seasons.

While it may be possible to get a leather jacket that has a waterproof layer, textile jackets tend to be more resistant to moisture. Features such as zippered venting systems are ideal for jackets intended for wear during the spring and into the summer. Depending on where you live, the best cruiser jackets to wear in the spring may be ventilated and wick away moisture in case you run hot.

Best Cruiser Jackets for Summer

Based on where you live and when you ride, some leather cruiser jackets may be too warm to keep wearing through the summer. Perforations make leather more breathable, but jackets made of this material tend to trap more heat than textile jackets. This is particularly the case if you wear a cruiser jacket over body armor.

While textile jackets are rarely spotted on the grid at competitions beyond beginner groups, these jackets may be more comfortable to wear on summertime rides. Full textile jackets block wind and withstand water better than untreated leather. Whether you prefer a leather or textile cruiser jacket, this layer provides significant protection from abrasion and impact, especially when worn with ventilated motorcycle helmets.

Best Cruiser Jackets for Cool Weather

When temperatures start to fall again, warmth becomes important when riding at high speeds. Leather is the standard material for cruiser jackets, but you can also get textile jackets that have thermal liners. Treated leather or textiles can be good choices for rainy or snowy weather. Look for features such as a water-repellent outer layer and seams that are sealed and taped.

If you live in a temperate climate, it may be possible to wear a well-designed leather cruiser jacket year-round. If you ride in a hot or rainy region, you might want to get more than one type of jacket. Check to make sure any style has built-in armor or pockets to insert protection.

The breathability of a cruiser jacket and amount of insulation inside determine your level of comfort across a temperature range and when riding at high speed. You may want to invest in more than one type of jacket based on your riding schedule and the weather forecast. Choose from classic, racing and touring cruiser jackets made of leather or textile that fit the way you ride.

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