Generally motorbike leather clothing is either made of leather or textile fabric. Leather comes at a comparatively higher price tag but it is the choice option for most riders. Cowhide leather of 1.3mm – 1.4mm is the industry standard. Make sure you confirm with the vendor that they clothing is made of 100% leather as some people leather PU leather (artificial) under the disguise of leather. One of the downside of leather is it is heavier than textile. For example, a standard size leather jacket would weigh around 2.5KG while the textile would hardly weight over 1 to 1.5 KG.
- Leather must have 11 – 14 stitches per 5cm.
- Fabric must have 13 – 16 stitches per 5cm.
- All seams must be double stitched.
PROTECTION OR ARMOUR
- Ensure the jacket and pants have Double Density Form of highest standard at back, shoulder, elbows and hips.
- It is ideal if the protection is removable and replaceable.
- External knee sliders may attached via velcro to a patch around knee area and removable.
- For extra protection it must have Internal knee cap protection.
- Only settle on highly quality YKK zips.
- Front zip must have internal flap of leather to protect the rider from any potential injury.
- Check if the buttons are rust proof.
- Internal lining comes in mesh net, silk and linen fabric depending upon client’s requirement.
- Some jackets would require removable thermal linning for extra warmth during winter. Click Here…