A Buyer’s Guide to Riding Gear

You’ve finally decided to buy your first motorcycle or scooter. You’re ready to get out on the road, do some exploring and have fun! But what kind of gear should you wear? This is a common question for new riders, especially when it comes to choosing between different brands and styles. We’re going to take a look at some of our favorite options for riding gear that will make your ride safe, comfortable, and stylish!


You can’t ride in a boot that doesn’t fit. This is especially true when you’re riding in the rain, snow, or cold temperatures—conditions that can lead to discomfort and pain.

To find the right pair of boots for your riding needs, consider these factors:

  • Comfort – The most important factor when selecting a pair of boots is comfort. Ask yourself this question: do they feel like they fit well? If not, try another style or size until you find one that fits right.
  • Waterproofing – Boots should be waterproof enough to protect your feet from any rain or snow during long rides (especially if it’s raining). They should also have vents at the top so air circulates around them during hot weather riding conditions without letting water into the shoe itself (which could cause blisters).

Back Protectors

A back protector is a thin piece of plastic, foam, or other material that slips over your shoulders and fits around your waist. It’s designed to absorb the impact of falls and other accidents, protecting you from injury.

The main thing to look for in a back protector is comfort: Is it too loose? Is it too tight? How does it fit around my shoulders? If you’re unsure about what size to buy, ask a salesperson at the store where you plan on buying one; they’ll be able to help guide you toward the right choice based on body type and other factors like height and weight (if applicable).

Another factor that may affect how well a particular brand fits is whether or not its design uses Velcro straps instead of buttons or snaps—this makes things easier since there won’t need any extra effort during mounting/dismounting but it also means less flexibility when adjusting positions if necessary later down the road after wearing all day long!


Helmets are required by law. It’s the law in most countries, including the United States and Australia, Canada, Germany, and New Zealand. The most important thing about your helmet is that it fits properly on your head so that no matter what happens on the road—whether you fall off your bike or get hit by a car—your head won’t be injured or broken.

If you don’t wear a helmet when riding in bad weather conditions (especially rain), then we recommend replacing them every five years as part of our annual maintenance routine to make sure that they’re still fit for use!


When buying pants for riding, you need to think about two things: durability and abrasion resistance. A good pair of riding pants will be durable and abrasion resistant so that they can be ridden in all weathers without getting damaged.

The material should also be breathable enough to stay comfortable in hot weather but not too much so that you feel like sweat dripping down your back when it’s cold outside.

When looking at different brands of pants, make sure they have a comfortable zipper/Velcro closure on the waistband as well as pockets large enough for storing your phone or keys safely while riding.


A jersey is a lightweight piece of protective clothing that covers your torso and lower body. They come in various sizes, shapes, and designs. Some jerseys have reflective elements to increase visibility on dark roads or at night, while others are made from breathable materials that allow for more comfort during rides.

Jerseys can also be waterproofed to keep you dry if it rains or snows! The fabric will vary depending on what type of riding you do—whether you prefer comfort over aesthetics or vice versa depends on your preferences and needs as well as the type of riding style (mountain biking versus road biking). You could throw in a denim jacket over your jersey for styling.


Gloves are important to wear while you’re riding. They can protect your hands from the elements, as well as provide a buffer against bumps and scrapes. There is also a wide variety of gloves available so that you can find one that fits your hand size and style. 

Some gloves are designed for specific activities like downhill or cross-country skiing; others are designed to help with grip when jumping on or off of your bike; still, others keep you warm in frigid weather conditions by providing additional padding against cold air entering through tiny gaps around buttons and zippers (and sometimes even through sleeves). 

The best way to determine which type of glove will work best for your needs is by going into any sports store and trying out different styles until one appeals most strongly—or even just asking some questions about what kind of riding activities they’re interested in doing themselves!

It’s Important To Wear The Right Gear To Ride

Wearing the right gear to ride is important. You need to wear a helmet that fits and protects your head, as well as gloves and boots that will keep you comfortable on and off the bike.

If you don’t have the right gear, then you could end up seriously injured or worse. And that would be a shame! So if you have any questions about what kind of gear will work best for your riding style, feel free to ask them in the comments below.”