Winter marks the beginning of motorcycles riding season. You can weather fog, cold to get really amazing views. We have come up with a shortlist of riding jackets that come equipped with thermal liners so that you can enjoy the ride. Biting cold makes your reflexes slow; being frozen makes you forget the enjoyment of the ride.
So we have listed out 10 riding jackets for cold weather riding. All these riding jackets cost under Rs.8000/- (except the last one)
10 riding jackets for cold weather riding:
- Scimitar Razor V3 Jacket - Rs.5999
- BBG Xplorer riding jacket - Rs.6500
- BBG Voyager Riding Jacket - Rs.6750
- Rynox Air GT v3 riding jacket - Rs.6850
- BBG ladakh jacket - Rs. 7000
- Rynox Urban Jakcet - Rs.7350
- Scimitar Viper 2 Riding Jacket - Rs.7499
- Aspida Prime Nemesis Riding Jacket - Rs.7950
- BBG Navigator Jacket - Rs.8000
- Rynox Tornado Pro V3 Jacket - Rs.8350
Now let's take a look at features of every jacket in detail.
This is the cheapest riding jacket that offers thermal liner and rain liner. Ample of mesh panels make this all season riding jacket. At Rs.5999, you get CE Level 2 armour at elbows and shoulder. The back gets Dual density foam. At this price, not having CE Level 2 armour at back should be ok. You can always add the back protector later on. It is available in 7 colours in XS to 2XL sizes.
You get free shipping for Scimitar Razor V3 jacket all across India.
Biking Brotherhood Xplorer riding jacket has CE Certified Level 2 Protectors in both Elbows & Shoulders and Lightweight Flexi foam in Back. Inner removable Thermal lining for Cold / Winter riding. Rain protection is provided by external Rain Jacket. It is available in 4 colours in S to 10XL sizes – One of the few jackets providing upto 10XL sizes. So plus sized riders can actually find a riding jacket that fits.
BBG Voyager jacket has CE Level 2 protectors in elbow and shoulders. Lightweight flexi foam in back. We would have liked CE level 2 protection in the back at this price point External rain jacket makes it easy to put on / remove during rains. Internal thermal liner provides warmth. It is available in 3 colours in S to 5XL sizes.
Rynox Air GT V3 jacket has CE Level 2 protectors all around; at shoulders, elbow and back.
Rynox Air GT V3 riding jacket is actually 3 jackets in one. The outer jacket is the normal riding jacket that you see. Inside, you get an internal rain liner of Breathable fabric. This rain liner can withstand light to medium showers. And you also get removable internal thermal liner. So with the Rynox Air GT, you can ride every day without bothering about weather.
It is available in 3 colours in S to 5XL sizes. Easier for plus sized riders to find a jacket that actually fits. You can pair this jacket with Rynox Air GT Riding gloves
Inner removable Thermal lining for Cold / Winter riding. Huge Mesh Panels in front and back for unsurpassed airflow and Outer Waterproof Jacket makes this a true all season riding jacket. CE level 2 armour at elbow and shoulders & flexi foam at back. It is available in any colour as long as it is black (remember what Henry ford once said?) in S to 5XL sizes.
Biking Brotherhood has 3 riding jackets priced quite similar to each other. We would have loved if they offered CE level 2 armour at back in at least one of the jackets (even if it cost us ?500 more).
Rynox urban is a 3 in 1 All Season Mesh Protective Riding Jacket with Dual Detachable Multi-Climate Liners. Detachable Liner 1 is Water Resistant Liner with insulation on stitch & Detachable Liner 2 is extra cozy, warm insulation liner. Once again as per norm in this price range, it comes equipped with CE level 2 armour at shoulder and elbows + flexi foam at back. It is available in 4 colours in S to 3XL sizes.
You can pair this jacket with Rynox Urban gloves
A mesh riding jacket with removable rain and thermal liner makes it possible for you to ride in all seasons. CE Level 2 rated armour at elbows and shoulders & dual density foam at back. This jacket is available in 3 colours in S to XL sizes.
Aspida Prime Nemesis is equipped with an industry first and unique polar fleece thermal vest - the gold standard in warm wear. Also designed to be worn separately if required.
It also has independent rain-proof destination jacket. The rain jacket is made with a water proof polyester material with elasticated cuffs and its own comfort liner, it is designed to be used as a separate wind-cheater/rain block. The destination jacket also has its own water-resistant silicone zippers.
Huge mesh panels makes it comfortable even during hot weather rides.
Aspida Prime Nemesis jacket has CE level 2 armour all around; elbows, shoulders and back. It is available in 3 colours in XS to 5XL sizes. You get free shipping across India for Prime Nemesis jacket.
CE Certified Protectors in both Elbows, Shoulders and Back.
3D Steel Mesh Panels in front and back for unsurpassed airflow performance.
Detachable Water proof (heat seam sealed) 210T Taffetta liner.
All these make BBG Navigator an all season riding jacket. CE Certified Protectors in both Elbows, Shoulders and Back. It is available in 2 colours in XS to 5XL sizes.
Rynox Tornado pro V3 is actually 3 jackets in one. The outer jacket is the normal riding jacket that you see. Inside, you get an internal rain liner of Breathable Reissa membrane. This rain liner can be worn as a stand-alone rain coat also.
And you also get internal thermal liner made from high performance bio-tech fibre. The liner has high heat preservation characteristics, is also highly durable and quick to dry. So with the Rynox Tornado Pro riding jacket, you can ride all 365 days in a year without bothering about rains or cold.
It also boasts of KNOX armours - Knox CE Level 2 protectors on shoulders and elbows & Safe-Tech CE Level 2 back protector makes it one of the safest in the market. You can also add the CE Level 1 chest protectors (Sold separately)
Available in 4 colours in XS to 5XL sizes. You can paid this jacket with Rynox Tornado Pro Gloves.
If we have to choose one single jacket out of these 10 jackets for our winter tour, we would choose Aspida Prime Nemesis jacket. It is the cheapest jacket to offer CE level 2 armour all around + polar fleece thermal vest + 100% waterproof rain liner at the cheapest cost.
If we are running on a budget, we would choose Rynox Air GT V3 riding jacket. While it offers all the features, it does not have 100% waterproof rain liner.
If we want the absolute best protection, we would go with Rynox Tornado Pro V3 riding jacket. It offers KNOX and safe-tech armour + all the features other jackets offer.
So tell us which one would you choose for your next winter tour.
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