FACT: Protective clothing reduces the severity of injuries sustained in a crash, and bright coloured protective clothing will help other road users see you.
The law in many countries state that riders must wear helmets.
Helmets – A securely fitted helmet will last 1-5 years, depending on use. They are designed to absorb only ONE impact or drop.
Jackets – Choose either leather or non-leather alternative. Select a jacket with built-in shoulder, elbow and back protection that is abrasion-resistant.
Eye protection – Ensure you wear quality glasses with open-faced helmets or when riding without a visor.
Gloves – Should fit securely but comfortably, be reinforced, padded and able to improve your grip.
Boots – Buy boots that are light, secure and reinforced.
Pants – Choose pants that are comfortable and have built-in reinforcement.