Keeping It Cool in the Summer Sun

LitGear Vest

When is it too hot to ride a motorcycle? For the diehards, hotter temperatures won’t deter you. But if you’re going to ride in the heat, here are some things to think about:

Riders often ask what to wear when riding a motorcycle in the blistering summer heat. It is irresponsible to wear shorts and flip-flops when riding a bike, but many people say that this is better than sweating to death in your leather pants and jackets. However, safety should always be your primary concern, whether you are riding a motorcycle in heat of the summer or the coldest of winters.

Some riders don’t want to wear a lot of gear when the weather gets toasty. And who can blame them? When the weather gets hot and humid, you will feel like you’re melting inside of a leather jacket. our leather vest option is the perfect choice to ride cool and be seen. The LitGear vest combines the safety and style of our classic leather jackets, with the freedom of wearing a heavy jacket.

Many riders prefer to be completely covered. And while it might seem counterintuitive to wear your usual riding gear of a jacket, long pants, boots, and gloves when temperatures are soaring, science suggests otherwise.

Protecting your skin from the hot air and wearing clothing that is well-ventilated will actually help you to stay cooler than a tank top and shorts would.

Also, it’s vitally important that you protect yourself as much as you can from road rash if you skid out, so don’t eschew the jacket just because it’s hot outside.

When riding in the sun and heat, you want to prevent your skin from being exposed to UV (ultraviolet) rays from the sun, especially if you know you’re going to be on the road for a while. You should wear something that is light and breathable yet offers the same amount of protection from cuts, scrapes, and road rash.

Our Textile Cordura jackets and leather vests give you temperature control to ride safely all year. You can use the breathable mesh liner in the summer months and swap it out for the cold lining during winter. It’s available in different colors too.

LitGear was designed to revolutionize safety and visibility for motorcyclists to be seen during the day and night using Bluetooth® technology. With a blend of LED and wireless technology, LitGear has created a safe and stylish product that is suitable for any rider. LitGear’s products are assembled at our Nevada facility using state-of-the-art machinery and equipment. Visit our products page to learn more about which LitGear option works for you.