Ride with confidence. Browse our range of motorbike armour, designed to provide greater protection to specific parts of your body as you ride.
If you were unfortunate enough to take a tumble, you’ll want to make sure you have suitable protection. Motorcycle armour is designed to take the brunt of the fall and therefore protect the parts of the body most likely to be the first points of contact with the ground.
Armour comes in a variety of types, including chest and back protectors, kidney belts, pressures suits and much more, but don’t be overwhelmed. We’re here to help you choose the right gear for your next big adventure.
Protection in all the right places. One of the first items that you need is a good back protector. These are strapped on underneath your jacket, over the shoulders and around the waist, and they should hug you closely. We stock a selection of back protectors from Alpinestars, Dainese and Spidi.
The next protection to consider is guards – this includes shin, knee and elbow guards. These are designed to contour around the shins, knees and elbows, and they should offer flexibility without compromising on protection. Keep in mind that not all guards are designed the same, so picking the right ones will ensure you’re comfortable and well protected. Browse our selection of top quality brand elbow, shin and knee guards, including EVS.
Chest and rib protectors are much more commonly used for off-road and they provide additional protection of your ribs and chest. These can either be strapped on or they come as inserts, depending on your needs.
In the past, you might have expected armour to be heavy and restricting, but these days, you can find equally protective gear that is surprisingly light and flexible. The effectiveness is all in the quality of the material, not necessarily its weight, and the better this is, the safer you’ll be on (and off) the roads.
While this isn’t an exhaustive list, it’s a good starting point for a solid body armour inventory.
Comfort is important. If you’re motorcycle armour isn’t comfortable, chances are, you’re not going to look forward to wearing it and this can put a damper on any adventure. If you buy a jacket that you find it too bulky and uncomfortable, replace the armour with slimmer, but just as sturdy inserts. When you’re purchasing a back protector, it might be best to try it on so that you can see for yourself whether the straps are comfortable and whether it’s easy enough to slip on and off.
Remember that the armour you buy will need to fit over your clothing, so you’ll want to keep this in mind when you’re thinking about sizing. You’ll then want to start thinking about other factors, such as the type of weather you’ll be encountering and whether you’ll need waterproofs too. It can be tough packing for that next big adventure, but when it comes to motorcycle armour, you’ll find that peace of mind is something that you simply can’t do without.