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Motorcycle Touring Jacket


Many Motorcycle Touring Jacket have the following features for long-distance rider comfort:

1) They are usually waterproof to deal with the inevitable rain that a long-distance rider will encounter

2) Lots of pockets (inside and outside) for easy storage

3) Removable liner so that a touring motorbike rider can add/remove the liner as needed for different temperatures

4) High collar for better neck protection

5) Lots of armor (crash padding), typically in the elbows, shoulders and along the back. Some jackets also have chest armor

6) Vents that can be opened to allow more air circulation in warmer weather


  • 3/4 length motorcycle jackets offer a little more protection than a typical waist-length motorcycle jacket.
  • Motorcycle touring jackets can be leather or textile, although textile jackets can typically be made more waterproof than leather, and leather usually requires more maintenance.  (I really LIKE leather jackets, but I don’t wear mine when I’m touring).

Be aware that motorcycle jackets advertised as “waterproof” may not always live up to your expectations.  Some require additional application of waterproof repellent over time.  Others simply offer you better rain protection when you are riding through light rain for short periods.

Note: a lot of these features for MOTORCYCLE TOURING JACKETS may be found in jackets that are not specifically targeted to touring riders – although not necessarily ALL of them. Specifically, the “3/4 length” is a key feature for long-distance riders, even though there are touring bikers who still opt for waist-length motorcycle jackets, which can be fine for most summer riding.


Most importantly, get a jacket that is COMFORTABLE for you, as you do not want to spend day after day in a saddle with a jacket that is crowding your shoulders, or too tight around your stomach, etc.

These motorcycle jackets are provided in association with Amazon.com and Amazon merchants so their fast delivery and great return policies are applicable to any purchases made on this website.



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