Critical for comfort and safety, adventure motorcycle jackets are as diverse as the riders who wear them. Whether you need breathable mesh or bombproof GORE-TEX, there’s a perfect jacket out there for all your on- and off-road adventures at a price-point that suits your wallet. Here are a few of our favorite jackets, plus some climate-controlling liners, to keep you cruising in comfort even in the toughest terrain.
Aether Divide Men’s Jacket
The Divide Motorcycle Jacket is designed for long-distance, off-grid adventuring. With GORE-TEX Pro fabric, D3O CE-certified pads, and fully seam sealed, the Divide Jacket is both abrasion resistant and waterproof. It’s also surprisingly breathable, thanks to pit zips and back vents that allow for ample airflow when you need it. In an effort to think of everything, Aether includes snaps with thumb loops on the front to easily close the jacket with one hand, gloves on or not (trust us, it’s brilliant). The Divide’s interior neck gaiter can be cinched down in rainstorms and lamb-leather at the neck makes it extra comfortable.
Alpinestars Andes V2 Drystar Men’s Jacket
The Alpinestars Andes V2 Drystar Jacket is designed for 4-season riding, while doubling down on safety and comfort. The Andes is made of DRYSTAR material, making it waterproof and breathable, and the removable long-sleeve thermal liner extends your riding season. Zippered air vents on the chest and back incorporate a hidden shock cord to ensure the vents remain open in the position of your choosing. With CE-certified pads and abrasion resistance, the Andes V2 Drystar Jacket takes multi-season functionality to new heights.
Klim Artemis Women’s Jacket
The Klim Artemis Women’s Jacket is equally suited for everyday riding and once-in-a-lifetime adventures. Karbonite Ripstop material at the elbows and shoulders bolster the Gore-Tex Performance Shell and the D3O armor at the elbows, shoulders, and back keeps you safe. Ultra-durable and highly waterproof, the Artemis keeps you dry in even the most inclement conditions. Perfectly cut with a comfortable fit, the Artemis has plenty of pockets and vents galore to carry your stuff and keep you cool.
Klim Badlands Pro Men’s Jacket
The Klim Badlands Pro Jacket is the industry standard for hardcore adventure touring. Gore-Tex Pro laminate in the shell makes the Badlands waterproof yet breathable even in the harshest conditions. Karbonite ripstop panels and Superfabric reinforce key areas of the jacket, keeping it intact when you fall off the bike, and custom D3O Aero Pro armor absorbs impact energy. Pre-curved arms and rider-designed fitment make the jacket comfortable for long journeys and the ten pockets make it easy to carry your essentials on your body.
REV’IT Neptune GTX Women’s Jacket
The REV’IT Neptune GTX is a multi-purpose jacket for street cruising and round-the-world adventuring alike. The Neptune works in pouring rain and dropping temperatures with a Gore-Tex membrane and thermal liner to keep you warm and dry. When temperatures rise, keep your cool with the amply ventilated shell. Built for extremes and everything in between, the Neptune is as safe as it is versatile with CE-level 2 protectors and high density outer shell.
REV’IT Airwave 3 Men’s Jacket
The REV’IT Airwave 3 Jacket is built for hot weather riding without compromising comfort and safety. While keeping you protected from abrasion and impacts, the Airwave keeps you cool. PWR mesh panels are found at the front, back, and arms which provide a continuous airflow and CE-level 1 SEESMART™ armor at the shoulders, chest, and elbows keep you protected. Abrasion-resistant stretch ripstop panels add flexibility and the Airwave’s ample adjustment tabs make for the perfect fit.
Whether you’re cruising through the deserts or dodging snowstorms in the mountains, controlling your core temperature is key for keeping your endurance up while riding. Extend your riding season into the winter months with a heated jacket or chill out in the blazing summer with a cooling vest and keep rippin’ all year around.
BMW Cool Down Vest
The BMW Cool Down Vest is like an evaporative cooler for your torso. Just like swamp coolers in the Southwest, the Cool Down uses the principle of evaporation. When the vest is wet down with water, its Hyperkewl system absorbs the moisture and stores it for up to eight hours to keep you cool on hot days. Re-wet the vest to reactivate and keep on riding.
Gerbing 12V Heated Jacket Liner
The Gerbing 12V Heated Jacket Liner is powered by Microwire Technology so you can enjoy your two wheeled machine all year long. The mini ripstop shell encapsulates 7 heating zones and slips seamlessly under almost any riding jacket. The Gerbing plugs right into your electrical system and keeps you warm at any temperature or speed.