5 Men’s Motorcycle Jackets For Your Summer Ride

These new jacket styles are designed for style, protection, and comfort

In the world of riding apparel, your options are seemingly endless. Do you go with leather or textile? Do you choose items that tout their good looks or those that offer superior protection? In today’s wide-open marketplace, the ability to narrow down the right garment can be a little overwhelming. Don’t fret—we’re here to help.

As far as riding jackets go, you shouldn’t have to compromise to get everything you want or need in a single package. Those looking to score major style points and added technological advancements, along with that all-important sense of protection, will not be disappointed here. We’ve scoured the options for you and managed to dig up a selection of riding jackets that you’re sure to dig as well.

Harley-Davidson Rutland Riding Jacket

Harley-Davidson Rutland Riding Jacket

Having a jacket that’s suitable for various weather conditions is definitely the way to go during the unpredictable spring and summer months.

Harley-Davidson

The Rutland riding jacket is waterproof, so it’ll get you through an unexpected shower, and it features Harley-Davidson’s Triple Vent System, so you’ll get optimal cooling when the warm sun finally breaks through. The patented Triple Vent System is responsible for those unique cooling properties, and it utilizes three strategically placed vents on each side of the rider.

The Rutland jacket also features an action back, pre-curved sleeves, and body armor pockets at elbows, shoulders, and back. This textile garment is comprised of a 600-denier exterior, and a polyester/canvas body that also includes cowhide leather details. This jacket will definitely be a welcome addition to your warm-weather riding wardrobe.

Indian Motorcycle Frontier Jacket

Indian Motorcycle Frontier Jacket

Featuring water-resistant microfiber construction with a brushed cotton texture, the Frontier jacket also sports a removable interior plaid quilted liner to provide insulation when the temperatures dip, plus ventilation panels in the shoulder, armpit, and back to cool you down during the warm days ahead.

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Removable CE protectors in the shoulders and elbows make for more than adequate shields for on-road mishaps. The Frontier jacket also features four exterior and three interior pockets, snap cuffs, side adjustment snaps, and a snap-down brown suede collar to tie it all together.

Dainese Rapida72 Leather Jacket

Dainese Rapida72 Leather Jacket

Combining the two-piece leather jacket styles Dainese introduced in the 1970s with today’s functionality and advanced technology, the Rapida72 represents a nod to a classic, nostalgic era while gearing up to ride off into the future.

Dainese

The Rapida72 leather jacket is constructed of soft Sol cowhide and has been outfitted with removable slim Pro-Armor protection at the shoulder and elbows so as to not intrude on the natural form-fitting silhouette of this garment. The back also features a pocket for an optional G1 or G2 back protector to further this piece’s ability to keep you safe while looking fresh on the open highway.

Icon 1000 Varial Jacket

Icon 1000 Varial Jacket

A real gem in the Icon 1000 collection, the Varial starts off with a coated nylon chassis that has been reinforced with drum-dyed leather paneling.

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This jacket has been designed with a ventilation system that maximizes airflow and breathability at the chest, making it an ideal summer riding selection.

The athletic cut and styling of the Varial puts a modern twist on what could be expected from protective motorcycle outerwear. Internally, a system of D3O impact protectors at the shoulders, elbows, and back provides the coverage you need when out for a ride. Simply put, this lightweight jacket represents a fresh take on riding gear, and one that you’ll want to wear every day this summer.

Fly Racing Flux Air Mesh Jacket

Fly Racing Flux Air Mesh Jacket

For those hot summer days, the Flux Air Mesh jacket is the right choice to zip up for a cruise of any length.

Fly Racing

Aside from offering superb cooling capabilities, the Flux Air Mesh jacket also features CE Level 1 removable armor in the shoulders and elbows as well as PE back armor, and can also be upgraded with Fly Barricade CE armor for the ultimate in riding protection.

High-abrasion fabric has been utilized in critical impact areas for durability, and high-vis reflective panels ensure that you are easily spotted in low-light riding situations. The form of the Flux Air Mesh jacket hugs your body’s natural curves when in the riding position, which cuts down fatigue while bumping up comfort and enjoyment levels.