Looking for a well-ventilated summer jacket – either leather or textile – that helps to keep you cool on the city streets throughout the season? If so, you’re in the right place.
We created a lineup of Urban Sport jackets that allow you to express your need-for-speed style but also get the air flowing toward your body to help prevent overheating on hot rides. Here are some of our recommendations to beat the heat while enjoying life behind the handlebars.
For those whose prefer leather over textile, these are the jackets for you. We specifically created them to meet the needs of Urban Sport riders who never want to miss a day on the bike, even in skyrocketing temperatures. With strategically placed perforation throughout the chest, arms, and around back, air easily flows through and out, helping to keep you going strong.
The Hyperspeed 2 Air, as the name suggests, is all about airflow. Each perforation hole and panel plays its part: the cooling power of perforated Monaco leather at the back, sleeves, and ribcage, 3D air mesh and stretch textiles that let air flow toward your body as you ride. There’s not much about the jacket that isn’t ventilated, highlighting its prowess as the ideal summer riding jacket if you’re the kind of rider on the sportier end of the spectrum.
If the Hyperspeed 2 Air isn’t for you, maybe these ventilated leather jackets fit the bill. The Quantum 2 Pro Air sports eye-catching graphics combined with almost full ventilation across the jacket – even on the speed hump. The Apex jacket is slightly less aggressively perforated – but still lets in generous airflow – and for our fast female riders, the Xena 3 Ladies is our race-fitting leather sport jacket offering ventilation throughout.
We understand that not everyone wants a leather jacket in the thick of summer and that the ease of movement with textile is their preferred way to go. That’s why we designed these race-fitting-yet-airflow-friendly garments. Whether cruising the streets or stuck in the traffic, keep cool and stay focussed.
Like its siblings, the Hyperspeed 2 GT Air jacket hails from top motorsport level pedigree. But in textile form. This lightweight, fully ventilated, race-fit jacket looks aggressive but is more aggressive in the ventilation department; letting air effortlessly flow through the jacket, toward your upper body, and out the back thanks to its abrasion-resistant – but still flexible – 3L softshell fabric at the shoulders, arms, and sides, with polyester mesh and PWR|Jacquard construction.
Want ample airflow and a defence system against the rain? We’ve got options! Though the fully ventilated mesh Quantum 2 Air jacket doesn’t have incorporated waterproofing, other offerings do. The Apex Air H2O and Apex Air H2O Ladies come with a detachable hydratex waterproof liner for days when it’s still warm out, but the rain is going strong. The Torque 2 H2O and Torque 2 H2O Ladies also have included waterproofing through a removable hydratex|G-Liner construction.
When staying cool is of the utmost importance, especially in terms of style. Our Tech Fashion jackets are just that; the Tech(nology) of continually improving materials constructions – to keep you as safe as possible on the roads – fused with the Fashion trends of today and tomorrow. They’re more casual in appearance and more relaxed in fit, perfect for young urban riders.
Staying cool on a hot day is an art. Especially when you’re riding. You need gear that both lets the air hit your body but that is protective enough to help keep you safe on the road. The Spark Air motorcycle jacket does all of the above. But then it goes one step further. It combines all the great features you’re looking for in a fully ventilated 3D air mesh hoody – comfort, proper stretch, handy front pockets – and then wraps it up in a technical package.