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Leather vs

FredRauFor over 30 years now, motorcyclists have argued the advantages and disadvantages of leather riding gear as opposed to textile. At one time, there really wasn’t any contest, as leather outperformed the textiles by a pretty wide margin in almost all categories. Today, however, the delineation isn’t nearly so clear. With advances in the quality and construction of various nylons and such, higher-end textile jackets can now boast many qualities not only as good as, but in some cases superior to, their leather counterparts. At the same time, there has been a proliferation of lower-end leather riding gear that really doesn’t make the grade. So, it is not such a clear-cut decision anymore, by any means. A well-made nylon jacket will often be superior to a less-expensive leather one, and conversely, a high-end leather jacket will almost always be superior to a lower-end nylon jacket. Whether you decide on leather or textiles isn’t really the question anymore. Instead, you need to know the difference between various grades of leather jackets, and between various grades of textile jackets. We will start with leather.

Leather Motorcycle Jackets: When looking for a leather motorcycle jacket, make sure that the color and texture of the leather is consistent throughout the garment. For example, the leather on the torso and the sleeves of the jacket should look like it came from the same beast. Cheap, knock-off products will be pieced together from scraps left over or discarded from making quality leather goods, and will often be found at swap meets and such, selling for very low prices. Don’t be fooled.

Good – It is difficult to judge leather by a photo, as it really helps if you can feel it. However, just looking at this jacket you can see that the grain and coloring are uniform throughout, and that the material is supple, as it easily folds and drapes. It would probably feel soft, and almost sensual to the touch.

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