Once upon a time, textile riding gear was the red-headed stepchild of motorcycle safety gear. Well, the manufacturers got wise and started producing high-quality riding gear made out of something other than the hides of dead critters. With textile gear, you now have the option of some of the most current protection technologies in styles that you’ll be happy wearing for years to come. So, we thought we’d put together a selection gear that shows the full breadth of what’s available from top-shelf gear makers.
Alpinestars Yaguara Jacket For Tech Air Street – $650
Alpinestars proves that you can have top-level protection in a textile jacket with the Alpinestars Yaguara Jacket For Tech Air Street. When paired with the Tech Air Street system ($1,150), you will be wearing the current state of the art in motorcycle safety gear. The Yaguara itself is constructed of Polyamide fabric with the Drystar membrane laminated to the interior. In case you think that means you can’t keep cool, the jacket also has eight ventilation zippers to flow cooling air over your body. Protection comes courtesy of CE level 2 armor at the elbows and shoulders. CE rated chest and back armor are available as an option for those who don’t opt for the Tech Air Street. A multitude of adjustments make achieving the optimal fit possible with adjusters on the arms and waist. Two front hand pockets and a large back cargo pocket are available as well as two front chest pockets. Reflective material keeps you visible at night while the stretch panels on the shoulders make movement on the bike easy. The Alpinestars Yaguara Jacket For Tech Air Street is available in sizes S-3XL in black-dark grey-medium grey, black-anthracite, black-dark grey-yellow, black-anthracite-grey, and black-yellow color ways.