You always should “Dress for the slide, not the ride” This is a well know motto among motorcycle riders, meaning one should always wear protective clothing and gear (in case one gets in an accident) rather than clothes that are comfortable or attractive. Everyone wants to don their bandanas, sunglasses, and slick leather jackets when they hop on their new motorcycles. If you don’t like wearing helmets, then grab a low profile MicroDot helmet to be ready for an easy-breezy ride.
Jumping onto the types of helmets, one can always opt for lightweight biker helmets. These are often preferred for the unique, stylish look and the low-profile style that comes into play. Beanie helmets are not the full-face covered type, then you need to question the safety. We recommend to always look for a DOT rated helmet that meets safety requirements, then you know that the padding, the material, and the resistance to impact had been thoroughly inspected.
What Does the Market Offer?
There are many options to choose from; fortunately, the online market has oversimplified the shopping experience. For protection one may start with motorcycle vests and jackets for women and men that provide a fashionable look according to the rider's style.
Jackets are for safety and protection, vests act as windbreaker, these are lighter and pack smaller than jackets and are thus perfect for lightweight rides. Never forget to pack a rain suit primarily intended for protection against the rain, but it also provides good protection against the wind.
Armored vests stand out for the chest plate and a spine protector when riding. The high-impact shock-resistant armor shell is efficient to protect our main body parts (chest, spine and shoulder), and the breathable fabric with high foaming EVA lining is comfortable and breathable. Overall, you can expect from vests to be abrasion-resistant.
Regarding beanie helmets, the lowest Profile dot helmets have its charms. These dot-approved smaller helmets are lighter and easier to wear and store than bulkier full face motorcycle helmets.
These low-profile helmets have a strap to hold the helmet in place. A Micro DOT helmet has a quick-release strap that makes it easy to secure and take off the helmet, saving time and effort when you are in a hurry. It also keeps the helmet securely in place in the event of an impact, protecting your head from harm. In addition to its primary uses, the quick-release strap also gives the half helmet a cool, old-school look.
Motorcycle Ride… is it for Everyone?
Motorcycling is not for everyone, and that is okay. But those considering becoming a rider will enjoy the freedom of the open road and the wind on the face while listening to the sweet familiar rumble of the bike, that’s call life!