Shoei Qwest Helmet – Goddess TC-6
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HJC RPS-10 Helmet – Ben Spies Monster
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River Road Race Leather Jacket – Black
Your Price: $135.99
Your Price: $414.27
River Road Race Leather Jacket – Black
Your Price: $135.99
Here at Helmet City we are already thinking about the upcoming rainy season. The riding weather is superb right now but we are always getting new gear in and that makes us take another look at the options. I have a history of ignoring the ATGATT dictum and as a consequence I have a small compendium of soaked-and-cold-to-the-bone stories to tell around the campfire.
One of the more miserable events was the time i was riding through France (North to South) during the Bol D’Or Weekend. It was late summer and I thought I would be fine with just a leather jacket, boots and jeans: oh, I was so wrong. Not long into the journey the sky grayed up and the temp. started to drop. I could see it coming and about the time that you could smell the rain in the air a mist started to fog up my face shield. I figured the road would start to get slick as the water brought up the oil on the expressway so I slowed down.
I looked for a place to pull over in order to snug up my jacket but figured it could wait until I got gas. By the time I pulled into the massive super station I was drenched. There were bikes everywhere as it was one of France’s biggest Moto weekends. I looked around at the assembled crowd clustered around the filling pumps and I was the only fool in a leather jacket and jeans. Rain Water sloshed in my boots and now that I had something else to focus upon other than keeping the bike upright I started to shake from the cold. I still had many more wet miserable miles to go before I made it to my campsite.
Everyone else at the petrol emporium was either wearing some sort of multi-season gear and just going on about their business or they were tearing into their bags for rain-specific outer coverings. I ached with envy and swore I would never do another ride without thinking through the whole rainy weather scenario.
I am slightly embarrassed, after laying out the story above, to say that I have yet to get it sussed. I do have the boot thing sorted with my new Sidi On-Road boots. Nice. Here’s what I figure: I can either get a nice multi-season jacket and wear it along with the reasonably water resistant textile overpants I am fond of riding in these days or I can go for the small folded-up rain suit rig that scrunches down under the seat or into a panier or tank bag. They both have their advantages. There are also the full suit options. I had one once back in the mid-eighties and it was extraordinarily comfy in all but the hottest weather.
This season I am trying to plan ahead and find myself touring through our wet weather options. We have a section of the website dedicated to a collection of our rain gear offerings. If I shift some tools around under the seat I think I may have room for a small scrunchable rain suit. So, the master plan at the moment is to get something that lives under the seat all the time and then look more closely at my rain jacket/pant or rain suit options. This setup will have me covered in all possible scenarios and avoids the potential for future sad sack gas station shivering.
I currently have a couple of Tourmaster jackets and I am happy with their fit, workmanship and price. So, I think my choice for rainsuit (oversuit) type rain gear is going to be either their full suit, the Elite II or their Sentinel Jacket and pants set. Both of these Tourmaster rain suit options are designed to be worn over your riding jackets and pants. None of the Toumaster rain gear clothing comes in hi-viz but amongst their many color offerings there is a bright yellow. Again, I wonder why these gear manufacturers are not putting out more hi-viz riding wear.
The other possibility I am considering is a jacket and pants combo that is designed as rain gear but is not an over-suit. Although it is a bit costy I really like the looks of the Icon Patrol in their Hi-viz, mil. Spec. yellow. The Icon Patrol duo is loaded with features not the least of which are their magnetic storm flap closures, full CE armor and even a water bladder option.
On trips when I know I am going to be heading out into inclement weather the hi-viz Icon Patrol would seem to be the way to go for me. The thought that they put into this set up really shows and if I am riding in nasty weather I want to be seen on the road. Then again there will be plenty of times down the road when I get caught out in the rain as I did in France. The Toumaster Sentinel or elite setups would be easy to pack and to don when the sprinkles start. I will let you know what I decide and I’ll do a wetness test at the advent of this year’s rainy season.
Fieldsheer gear and apparel now avaiable at Helmet City. We are now happy to introduce their entire line of Apparel including Jackets, Pants, Gloves, Vests, Raingear and Women’s Apparel. Fieldsheer apparel is available in Leather, Textile and Water Proof/Resitant material. With their wide selection of apparel we’re sure you’ll find something the fits your style and provides protection during all your riding adventures.
Fieldsheer Sport 2.0 Pants include the following features:
Icon is quickly becoming on of our best selling brands. Icon has a special style about their helmets that you won’t find anywhere else – that’s why we love them and it’s no wonder our customers love them as well. Icon also has a great selection of apparel made to compliment whatever helmet you choose. Not only is Icon’s style completely individualistic, but they have a great prices on all their motorcycle helmets and Apparel!
Icon’s newest helmet onto the scene: The Alliance SSR line of Represent helmets.
Whether you’re from the Big Apple, the Dirty South or you just plain want to represent your love for Icon they have the helmet just for you!
The Alliance SSR Represent Helmets include the following features:
The Alliance SSR Represent is a serious bit of kit. Firstly, it features a snarling possessed crop eared mauler of a canine. Not many people are stepping up to the dog plate given the current social climate. But if Icon is gonna come, than we’re gonna come correct. If the graphics weren’t enough, the supervents on the Represent can be adorned with an optional adhesive backed metal stud kit. On the chain or off, a spiked up collar goes a long way projecting that certain image. Finally, and perhaps our greatest genius, is the choice of seven unique chinbar graphics (NorCal, SoCal, Detroit, Philly, New York, Dirty South, or Icon) to rep your favorite hood. Truly a lid thats down for the set. And to all the haters and nay-sayers – Icon does not support or condone any type of dog fighting. Never have, never will. Don’t get it twisted.
Another brand new graphic from Icon is the Claymore Chrome graphic available in several great colors including: Black, Green, Blue, Pink, Orange, and Red.
The electroplating process leaves behind an energy that never truly dissipates. An energy best described as a soulless mercurial void. Both engaging and rebuking the envious stares of caged drivers, the Claymore Chrome glides through the jagged chasms of modern urbania. It passes no judgement, resigned to merely observe and note. It is the mirrored enabler – acknowledge and move on.
Already a satisfied Icon customer but looking for that extra touch to really represent your commitment to their brand? Check out their great line of apparel including Jackets, Boots, Pants, Gloves, Vests and Raingear! All of Icon’s apparel is custom made with their helmets in mind – so make sure your complete your look with Icon’s vast line of apparel. Why only show love to your head? Make sure you have the ultimate protection when riding your bike!
The Motorhead Leather Jacket includes the following features:
Classic styling with technical details make the Motorhead jacket a versatile performer. Exclusive Icon “straight-cut” fit with broad shoulders, generous body, and ample sleeve length, make the Motorhead comfortable in any riding position. Constructed of premium quality 1.2-1.4mm cowhide leather with a fully insulated, removable liner, this jacket quickly adjusts to any riding conditions. Internal CE armor and six adjustable vents complete the package.
Icon also has a great selection of pants for both Men and Women.
The Icon Arc Textile pants include the following features:
Designed to be functional and versatile, the ARC textile pant can be worn as an overpant or worn alone. It’s fully loaded with adjustable and removable CE approved knee armor, as well as reinforced Aramid and cordura panels. The chassis material is durable nylon and built on Icon’s Loose Fit pattern, giving you plenty of room to comfortably layer up underneath.
Helmet City is glad to welcome the extensive line of Alpinestars gear and apparel to the team. Alpinestars products now available in Street, Dirt Bike, Cruiser and Scooter gear. Whatever type of riding you do, you’ll be sure to find a product you’ll love from Alpinestars.
Alpinestars Street selection now includes: Men’s Street Jackets, Women’s Street Jackets, Men’s Street Boots, Women’s Street Boots, Men’s Street Pants, Women’s Street Pants, Riding Suits, Protective Gear and Gloves.
Alpinestars’ MX-1 jacket redefines the modern leather sport riding jacket with progressive styling and new ideas in protection technology.
Alpinestars also features several other great Street jackets available for both Men and Women.
Technical, high-performance motocross / off-road boot for entry-level racers. Brand new design for impressive performance, comfort and safety at an astonishing price.
Clean styling, quality protection and a comfortable fit make Alpinestars’ Stella TX-1 a great leather jacket for Sport riding women.
Specifically tailored for women riders, this military styled, urban/sport riding jacket is designed for summer and warm weather riding. Featuring Alpinestars Air-Flo mesh for ventilation, light weight and the distinctive Astar camo design, the Sniper Air-Flo is modern, stylish and ultra-practical.
Helmet City offers many of the great brands you know and love in the motorcycle jacket industry — Tour Master, First Gear, Cortech, Joe Rocket, Scorpion and many more! We have recently expanded our inventory to include OSI Jackets as well Joe Rocket’s Goldwing, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha brands. If you already love Joe Rockets line of motorcycle jackets or anything else they make; you’ll love these new brands of motorcycle jackets. If you’re not too familiar with Joe Rockets impressive inventory, you’ve come to the right place. So, welcome!
Presenting Joe Rocket’s ingenious collaboration with Honda: (and might we add one of the most successful duos we’ve seen here at Helmet City!)
Whether you’re looking for a leather, mesh or textile motorcycle jacket, Honda and Joe Rocket have it all! Honda has one of the most adventurous lines of leather jackets, including Blue, GunMetal, White, Black, and Red! If you love you’re leather but you’re looking for some more variety than your standard leather jacket has to offer, you can stop looking.
Honda has a great line of textile motorcycle jackets as well, including colorful lines of mesh, textile and mesh/textile jackets. Honda textile jackets offer several different styles — CBR, Endurance, Inteceptor, Red Rider, and their Performance line. Each line unique in it’s own way with many great features to adapt to each motorcycle rider. If you want the thin comfort of a windbreaker with great protection, check our the Honda Performance Mesh/Textile Jackets or the Honda Red Rider Textile Jacket. If you’re looking for a similar style to the Honda leather motorcycle jacket but you’re holding on to your love of textile jackets, try our the Honda CBR Mesh/Textile Jacket available in Blue, Red, and White!
Honda Leather Motorcycle Jackets features include:
Honda Textile Motorcycle Jackets features include:
Suzuki motorcycle jackets show a different side to Joe Rocket’s line of motorcycle jackets. Suzuki jackets are available in a variety of colors in both leather and textile fabrics, with designs that display a sporty edge to your typical motorcycle jacket. If you like representing labels and brand names, Joe Rockets Suzuki line was made for you!
Suzuki Leather motorcycle jackets features include:
Suzuki Textile motorcycle jackets features include:
There is still so much to learn about Joe Rockets line of motorcycle jackets. We hope that you’ll stop by and check out Joe Rocket Goldwing, Yamaha, and Kawasaki jackets as well as well as the Honda and Suzuki lines. Why let us tell you how great Joe Rockets expansive line of motorcycle jackets are, come see for yourself! Don’t forget… Helmet City also offers several other top brands of motorcycle jackets that are just waiting for you to explore.
Looking for the perfect gear just for you? Just because you’re a motorcycle rider doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in your feminine side. Helmet City has created a section just for women. Motorcycle Helmets, Motorcycle Jackets and more! No more ordering X-small jackets in Men sizes — Helmet City has jackets, helmets, boots, and gloves made just for you!
The Shoei RF-1000 Flutter motorcycle helmet is on the of the featured RF-1000 graphics designed specifically for women. The Flutter is also available in pink and brown. Interested in learning more about the Shoei RF-1000 helmets, read our blog below. Check out some of the other great motorcycle helmet designed just for women in Helmet City’s women’s apparel section.
The Firstgear Vixen motorcycle jacket is the female version of the Hammer. Made for ladies with a need for speed, the Vixen’s combination of premium-grade leather, perforated air vents in the front and exhaust vents in the rear and a perforated back pad for added airflow is perfect for women riding in the fast lane.
Tour Master’s HDX Motorcycle Gloves are available in Black, Light Blue, Pink, Silver and White. Tour Master’s HDX motorcycle gloves feature:
The Scorpion Haley Motorcycle Pants designed specifically for women are also available in white and include the following features:
Oxtar TCX Women’s Motorcycle Boots are available in women’s sizes 4.5-9 with these features: