Last updated: April 15th, 2024

Spring / Summer Collection

Spring is here and that brings with it the longer days, brighter nights and most importantly a new RST range. We've picked out some of our key 'warmer weather' products from the 2023 spring / summer collection below.

When it comes to riding in hot weather, choosing the right motorcycle gear is essential for comfort and safety. Summer-specific riding clothing, like jackets, jeans, and gloves, are designed to keep riders cool while still offering ample protection. Here are five key areas to consider when purchasing summer riding clothing.

Summer Motorcycle Clothing

Things to consider when looking AT warm weather riding gear.

Style: Summer motorcycle clothing comes in a variety of styles, from road and urban models to touring and race-oriented garments. When looking for any motorcycle clothing, you should look for a product most suited for your style of riding and use.

Primary Construction: The primary construction of summer motorcycle clothing is crucial in determining its quality and effectiveness. Common materials used in summer gear include textiles, mesh fabrics, and perforated leathers. Proprietary materials like CORDURA and Dyneema-infused fabrics are also becoming more popular and offer abrasion resistance that rivals traditional leather.

Secondary Construction: While the primary construction is important, secondary materials like sweat-wicking liners and reinforced overlays for high abrasion areas can also affect a garment's performance. They may also be used for trim or accents.

Armour: A crucial safety element of any riding clothing, armour protects against blunt-force impacts. Many different types of armour are available, with varying levels of protection and proprietary technology. Consider the placement of the armour, whether it is removable, and whether it is included with the garment.

Ventilation: Keeping cool in hot weather is essential for rider comfort, and ventilation is key to achieving this. Materials used in construction will impact airflow, but garments with additional ventilation and exhaust ports will improve comfort. Look for clothing with effective ventilation for maximum comfort and cooling.

Lumberjack Jacket

The RST Reinforced Lumberjack style shirt is CE Certified to Level A. The shirt come with a pocket for a back protector to be added, two outer front pockets, a button down closure which cleverly conceals a zip closure on the inside for added security so that you know that in the event of a crash your shirt won't be popping open. The armour in the shoulders and elbows are both CE Level 1. The jacket is made of HTC with a DuPont™ Kevlar® lining.

Materials: Cotton / Brushed Polyester Lining And Dupont Kevlar
Certification: A
Armour: Level 1 Shoulder and Elbow

RST x Kevlar® Lumberjack Shirt

Brandish Leather Jacket

The Brandish 2 is the second jacket in the RST TT Classic Collection using a heavy duty vintage cowhide with a soft twill chequered lining, vintage zip details, front entry pockets and double layer leather to the shoulder and elbows.

Materials: Premium Drum Dyed Cowhide Leather / Fixed Brushed Check Liner
Certification: AA
Armour: Level 2 Shoulder

IOM TT Brandish Leather Jacket

Sherpa Denim Jacket

A classically styled denim garment, backed with Kevlar® protection and lined with Sherpa fleece on the inside. With CE approved armour at the shoulders and elbows, a true biker jacket with a real fashion style.

Materials: Denim / Sherpa Fleece Lining
Certification: AA
Armour: Level 1 Shoulder and Elbow

RST x Kevlar® Sherpa Denim Shirt


The Crosby 2 is a classic cotton canvas jacket, paying homage to RST’s sponsorship of the Isle of Man TT. Available in vintage colour-ways; charcoal and green, with a removable thermal lining and fix waterproof lining on the inside. A classic textile offering from the RST TT Collection.

Materials: Cotton Canvas / Fixed Mesh With SinAqua Membrane, Removable Lightweight Thermal Lining
Certification: A
Armour: Level 1 Shoulder

IOM TT Crosby Textile Jacket


The RST Pro Series Ranger is the ultimate go-anywhere jacket. Designed to see you ride around the world. It is three jackets in one with a removable destination inner coat, the Ranger main outer jacket and then a SinAqua Waterproof outer shell which gives you the flexibility to keep riding whatever the conditions.

Materials: Maxtex, Ballistic / Fixed 3d Mesh Lining, Removable SinAqua Pro Overcoat, Removable Mid-weight Destination Jacket
Certification: AA
Armour: Level 2 Shoulder, Elbow and Back

Ranger Textile Jacket

S-1 Mesh Jacket

Geared towards summer riding and based on the fantastic S-1 Textile Jacket, using the same chassis, the jacket comes equipped with a mesh layer to allow air to flow around the body. Paired with a removable water-resistant lining on the inside to increase the jacket’s practicality.

Materials: Maxtex, K450 Mesh / Fixed Mesh Lining, Removable SinAqua Waterproof Lining
Certification: A
Armour: Level 1 Shoulder

S-1 Mesh Textile Jacket


Our Ventilator XT is updated for 2023 with even more mesh on the outer shell to flow as much air as possible making it a truly versatile jacket for both sports and touring riders when combined with a Ventilator XT jean.

Materials: Maxtex, K300 Mesh, Ballistic / Fixed Quick Dry Mesh Lining, Removable Thermal Lightweight SinAqua Pro Liner
Certification: AA
Armour: Level 2 Shoulder, Elbow and Back

Ventilator XT Textile Jacket

Want to take a look at the full 2023 Collection?

Click below to view the full range.

2023 Collection

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Christopher Impey

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