Helmets are the most important piece of gear you can wear while riding a motorcycle. Plain and simple. Period. However, that being said, the coolest piece of motorcycle gear you can wear is a great jacket. Regardless of what material you choose, what style you prefer, or which terrain you are looking to conquer, nothing says “I’m here to do damage and look like a rockstar doing it” quite like a well-fitting, purpose-precise motorcycle jacket. It is an unequivocal truism. A fact as factual as the one that led you to ride a motorcycle in the first place; aside from jetpack, or X-wing starfighter, it is by far the best mode of transportation.
In selecting the top motorcycle jackets our team of gear experts brings together their combined knowledge (and unequivocal coolness) to put together a list of the best that we have seen throughout the year. The range of these jackets stretches just about as far as the miles traversed by those who wear them. From the classic leather jacket for those who are cafe cool to the core, to the most ardent textile jackets with ultra-mesh venting, waterproof liners, insulated thermal vests, and just about every other creature comfort made available by modern material technology, our assorted buying guides showcase the top rated power-players of the bunch.