Motocross Apparel to Keep You Warm When Riding in the Colder Months
Riding is a way of life for many motorcycle owners. Which means that come winter time, bikers will still be biking in spite of the drop in temperature. And while there is a certain rhythm that must be learned when riding in snow covered and ice covered roads, it's the cold climate that can be the most challenging for riders to overcome.
Keeping your body heat insulated and your fingers and toes warm to the touch is a difficult task for even the most accomplished rider. But learning how to do this effectively can make all the difference in your riding experience. If you don't take the proper precautions, you can be left feeling miserable, stiff, and sore following your ride.
The best way to keep warm is through high wick, sealed, and thick motocross apparel. But before going out and purchasing a bunch of winter items, take time to create an inventory of the things that you already have or can modify to outlast the winter.
To make a motocross jacket winter-proof, close any vents that may be available. In addition, inspect the lining of the jacket. If the jacket is leather, then this means that it will be a poor insulator of heat. Take note of this because you'll need to purchase knit clothing to layer underneath. Check your boots, helmet, gloves and pants. Are they looking less than durable these days? Then maybe it's time to invest in a few key items.
Items like a balaclava will be sure to protect your neck from the weather. A balaclava is to be worn underneath a helmet and protects the face, ears, nose, and neck from caustic winds. In addition to this, selecting a balaclava made of high wick material will ensure that any type of moisture, whether from sweat, snow or rain, will bead up and fly off as opposed to soaking the material. Additionally, consider investing in a pair of Motocross gloves made of a wickable fabric, preferably Thermolite. This material will allow for any type of moisture to seep through the surface of the glove and evaporate, leaving your hands feeling dry and warm.
And last but not least keep this in mind: avoid cotton products. Cotton soaks up moisture which will leave you feeling heavy, wet, and cold all through your ride. As long as you avoid cotton products and invest in an outdoor water repellent, such as Scotchgard, you should be feeling dry and warm this winter season.