Last updated: April 15th, 2024

RST's guide to: Summer Motorcycling

RST brings you the Summer motorcycling guide - your ultimate summer riding companion designed to help keep you cool, comfortable, and safe throughout the hottest months of the year.

Summer has arrived, and for motorcycle enthusiasts, it's the season to hit the road and explore the world on two wheels. The thrill of the open road, the scenic routes, and the warm breeze against your face beckon every rider to embark on memorable summer journeys. However, summer riding comes with its unique set of challenges, especially when it comes to selecting the right protective clothing. In scorching temperatures, a regular motorcycle jacket might leave you drenched in sweat and discomfort.

Demands of Summer Riding

Before we delve into the wonders of RST's summer collection, it's essential to grasp the specific demands of summer riding. As the temperature rises, the sweltering heat can make long rides unbearable without the proper gear. In these conditions, ventilation and cooling become crucial factors to consider when choosing your motorcycle attire.

While standard motorcycle jackets excel in providing warmth during colder months, they often lack the breathability needed for riding in scorching weather. That's where the summer motorcycle gear comes into play, engineered to offer a perfect balance of protection, breathability, and comfort.

Breathable Motorcycle GEar

A game-changer for summer riding enthusiasts would be breathable motorcycle jackets. Crafted with ingenious design and cutting-edge materials, they are lightweight and airy - tailored to combat the challenges of hot weather riding.

Unlike conventional jackets made from dense fabrics, mesh jackets are constructed from breathable, perforated materials that facilitate maximum airflow. This allows air to circulate freely through the garment, wicking away moisture and heat from your body, keeping you cool and dry even on the longest rides under the blazing sun. A perfect example of this would be our Ventilator XT Jacket and Jean.

Safety Meets Comfort

While staying comfortable is essential, never compromise on safety. A mesh motorcycle jacket excels at both. Manufacturers integrate reinforced armour and abrasion-resistant materials strategically, ensuring that you're well-protected in case of any unforeseen incidents. CE-approved armour on the shoulders, elbows, and back provides the confidence to push your boundaries while exploring new territories, knowing that you are shielded from potential impacts.

The need for a Warm Weather Motorcycle Jacket

A warm weather motorcycle jacket shouldn't just be a luxury, but rather a necessity for every summer rider. With unpredictable weather conditions, fluctuating temperatures due to varying elevations, and chilly nights, you need gear that adapts to your needs. Versatile warm weather motorcycle jackets allow you to add or remove extra layers of insulation for when the temperatures dip, and effortlessly regulate your body heat during the scorching afternoons. This adaptability is the key to a comfortable and enjoyable summer riding experience. Some of our key pieces with this functionality would be our Maverick Evo Jacket and Jean - offering a 3-tier system for all riding conditions.

How to choose your perfect motorcycle mesh jacket

As you venture into the world of motorcycle mesh jackets, look for features that guarantee both comfort and protection. Check for adjustable ventilation points that let you control the airflow based on your preference and the intensity of the heat. Look for jackets with moisture-wicking properties to keep you dry during intense rides. Additionally, ensure that the jacket provides a comfortable fit, allowing freedom of movement without sacrificing protection.


In conclusion, as you gear up for your summer motorcycling escapades, make sure you prioritise safety and comfort with the correct summer motorcycle gear. Embrace the thrill of the open road without feeling weighed down by heavy gear or sweltering in the heat. Well-designed warm weather motorcycle clothing will keep you protected and cool throughout your journey, allowing you to focus on the ride and create unforgettable memories. Remember, safety first, but that doesn't mean you can't savour the exhilaration of the ride in the warm, sunny weather! Happy riding!

If you would like to take a look at our full 2023 Spring / Summer collection, you can do so here.

Share This blog
Written by

Christopher Impey

A motorcycle rider and enthusiast; as the digital editor for RST, Chris is responsible for creating compelling copy and captivating digital experiences.