Dress for the Crash, Not for the Ride – Motorcycle Gear 101

Motorcycle Gear 101 is an article intended to help you figure out what kind of gear you should be shopping for.  Whether you have never worn gear, or haven’t been on a bike in a long time, motorcycle gear has definitely evolved over the years.  Different kinds of gear serve many different purposes.  These days, there is motorcycle gear for just about any kind of weather or riding style.  Make sure you click the Motorcycle Gear 101 link to learn all about the following types of gear offered here at Competition Accessories!

Leather Race Gear

Textile Gear

Mesh Gear

Motorcycle Jeans

Armored Gear

Closeout Pricing on the Fantastic Fly Racing Cool Pro Mesh Jacket

A great protective, yet lightweight and cool summer jacket, the Fly Racing Cool Pro Mesh Jacket is a great bargain right now if you’re looking for a new mesh motorcycle jacket for your warm weather riding adventures.


Constructed of a tough mesh material that offers abrasion resistance as well as keeping you cool on those warmer riding days, the Fly Racing Cool Pro Mesh Motorcycle Jacket is something worth looking at. The ballistic nylon that has been integrated in high impact areas, along with the removable CE approved armor in the shoulders, elbows and back, offer safety in the most important areas. A water resistant removable liner will keep a light rain and chilly winds off your skin when it’s needed. Several adjustments allow you to get a precise fit and pockets give you a place to stash some motorcycle gear.




Available in several colors, we’re sure you’ll find what suits your personality or matches your bike. And for the ladies, the Fly Racing Cool Pro Mesh Womens Jacket is also marked down and available in three colors. Check out the video below for a closer look at all the great features that have been integrated in this great mesh jacket.


Tough Yet Comfy – Icon Contra Jackets for Men & Women

The Icon Contra Jackets for Men & Women are the cream of the crop. Made to be durable, yet look cool, this motorcycle jacket fits like a glove and is great for almost any weather conditions.








Available in a variety of colors and graphics for both men and women, the Icon Contra Jacket for Men and Women are all made the same, except the ladies versions have been specifically cut for her feminine shape. Constructed of a durable nylon textile material with strategically placed impact panels of heavy duty ballistic nylon, these textile riding jackets will keep you safe if you go sliding down the asphalt. To increase your safety level, they have also been equipped with CE approved armor in the elbows and shoulders, as well as a dual density foam back pad for your spine, for impact protection.








The Icon Contra Mil-Spec Jacket comes with a high level of visibility integrated to also keep you safe. Designed to pass all military requirements, the Hi-Viz Yellow plus the extra reflective material will definitely make you stand out in a crowd. But if you’re more into a subdued color with a cool graphic then you might like the Icon Contra Torrent Jacket, with it’s black and white design.









To keep you comfortable while riding, all of these textile motorcycle jackets have a removable, fully sleeved, insulated, wind-resistant liner with soft snug cotton cuffs, so you can adjust to the outside temps. There’s a soft mesh lining in the jacket so if the liner is out, the textile material won’t bother your skin, plus integrated fighter mesh panels give you maximum air flow throughout. A rear drop tail keeps the wind off your lower back and several pockets allow you to take some motorcycle gear along for the ride.










For flexibility while in the riding position, there are multiple areas of elastic flex material, in the elbows, shoulders and back, so you can feel comfortable on all your rides. With ratchet styled side adjusters, gusseted cuffs with a snap & a zipper and a velcro closure tab at the bottom of the front zipper, you can get a perfect fit in the Icon Contra Jacket.






As for you ladies, we have some great color and graphic options to choose from. The Icon Contra Womens Jacket comes in black with hot pink trim or you can pick the silver one that has white and light blue detailing. But if you really want a grab-your-attention graphic then check out the two colorways of the Icon Contra Speed Queen Jacket. Hot Pink with white embroidered detailing is sure to get you noticed or the black with white is a little more subtle, but still has the awesome “Speed Queen”  custom applique.










Super comfortable, cool looking and made to withstand a date with the road, these Icon Motorcycle Jackets are a great option if you’re looking for a new riding jacket. Check out our in depth video below to see all the details for yourself.


A Womens 3 or 4 Season Jacket – the Tourmaster Sonora Air

Ladies if you’re looking for a great riding jacket that can be worn from spring all the way through winter, then check out the Tourmaster Sonora Air Womens Jacket. Depending on where live, the dual liners in this great motorcycle jacket can convert for almost any type of weather conditions.

sonoma-wosLets take a look at the construction and protection offered first. Made of a durable Armor-Link Mesh material with a combination of 600 denier Carbolex and 1680 denier ballistic poly strategically placed in impact areas, you will get that abrasion resistance you’re looking for. To keep you safe from any impact injury, there is removable CE armor located in the shoulders and elbows, as well as a triple density back protector along your spine.

sonoma-wos-backNow as far as the versatility of this motorcycle jacket, there are not one, but two, liners so you can customize the Tourmaster Sonora Air Jacket to whatever temperatures you encounter while riding. What’s great is that you can take one or the other out, or if it’s really warm, take both out to get maximum air flow throughout the mesh material. The first liner is a zip out quilted liner and the second one is a waterproof, so if mother nature decides to throw a rain shower at you, you can stay dry.

There are many other great features in this womens mesh jacket, such as the fact that it is a three quarter length and has a zipper attachment for a pair of riding pants. It has the Tourmaster’s signature reflective triangle on the upper back, along with reflective piping throughout to keep you visible in darker conditions. With adjustments at the biceps, forearms, waist, sleeve cuffs and stretch material along the sides, you can be assured of a precise fit. Microfiber lining the cuffs and collar will help keep you comfortable and multiple pockets give you a place to stash your motorcycle gear.






I think you will agree that this mesh motorcycle jacket pretty much has it all covered. Available in Gunmetal Silver as well as the popular Hi-Viz Yellow, plus plenty of sizes, you can be safe, comfortable and able to ride in most weather conditions in this Tourmaster Jacket. Make sure to watch the video below to get a better look and check out the review on our website. If you have any questions feel free to ask or if you’ve had a chance to ride in this jacket, please leave us a review, we love to hear feedback from our customers.


The Classic Motorcycle Leather Jacket by First Manufacturing

Traditionally styled, the First Manufacturing Classic Mens Motorcycle Leather Jacket is just what it says…a basic black leather jacket for the no frills kind of guy.

Constructed of a high quality soft cowhide, this riding jacket will give you the abrasion resistance you expect from leather. With an insulated removable thermal liner, you can stay warm if the weather is a little chilly out. Action back shoulder areas, with stretch panels in the liner, give you great flexibility while in the riding position. For a precise fit there are side zippers with tabs and sleeve zippers with gussets.  A snap collar will keep the wind out and several pockets give you a place to stash your stuff while riding. So guys if you’re looking for a sleek, subtle looking black leather motorcycle jacket for everyday use, then the First Manufacturing Classic Mens Motorcycle Leather Jacket should fit the bill.