You don't have to be a gearless hipster to ride the ride. We aren't running to the antique clothing store for our outfits instead we've picked some of our favorite dapper gear that'll keep our skin in tact and hopefully our bones too. Look for a series of posts this week from different brands as we compile our favorite looks for the upcoming Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride.
There are many companies out there devoted to producing the best protective motorcycle gear for riders. Along with other big names in the industry, REV'IT! has prospered in designing fashionable gear that not only keep you in style, but give you the proper protection to ride with comfort and peace of mind. We've picked out favorite outfits for this weekend's ride from our favorite brands.
In case you don't know about DGR, read here for more info and check out the official site for a ride in your area. The ride is a global event, with rides in any town where enough guys get together to do it. It's purpose is to raise money and awareness for Prostate cancer. We participated last year and it was an amazing experience to see 800 motorcycles taking over Hollywood, down to Hwy 1 and through Venice and Santa Monica. This year the Los Angeles ride is expected to exceed 1,000 riders.
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The REV'IT! Zircon Jacket is a British-style jacket with a water repellent outer shell composed of wax coated polyester fabric. Worried about protection more than the style? Well, with its contrasting Polyester Oxford material on crucial impact zones, your shoulders and elbows will be shielded at all times. Protection provided by CE-rated Knox® Lite armor, and upgradeable with a SEESOFT™ CE-level 2 back protector. It's almost $400, but that's on the lesser side of expensive for a brand as high quality as REV'IT.
ORLANDO H2O JEANS
To compliment the jacket above, REV'IT! offers the Orlando H2O Jeans. The 100 percent waterproof membrane laminated unto the polycotton stretch denim assures protection in every environment. The standard equipped CE-rated SEESMART™ knee protectors and the optional CE-rated Tryonic hip protectors provide sufficient shelter to the essential areas. Don't worry about all the high-tech features, the fashionability of these jeans is not compromised by any of it.
ABBEY ROAD GLOVES
You have to complete the protection, and that includes gloves. We picked REV'IT!'s Abbey Road Gloves, these subtle but robust gloves are produced with high-quality drum dyed goatskin leather. Stretch lips guarantee comfort, PWR I shield knit provides palms protection, and fitted connect finger tips allow you to operate your mobile devices without the need of removing the gloves.
ROYALE H2O BOOTS
Complete your outfit with the Royale H2O Boots. To maintain your feet dry and cool at all times, the mesh COOLMAX® liner drives perspiration away from your skin. The reinforced ankle, heel and toe will keep your feet protected and the quick drying textile and water repellent leather will endure any water intrusion attempts.
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