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Tips on buying a Cordura motorcycle jacket

Posted on October 31, 2013

So to reiterate - Cordura is the brand name for a collection of fabrics. These are used not only for making motorcycle jackets but also in a variety of products including backpacks, trousers, military wear and other types of apparel. In fact, Cordura has a long history of military use.

Cordura fabrics are known for their durability and resistance to abrasions, tears and scuffs. Cordura motorcycle jackets are made from different strengths, and are often reinforced with Kevlar. A Cordura jacket has the following properties:

  • Resistant to abrasion
  • Relatively light
  • Breathes better than leather

So, what must you look for before buying your first Cordura motorcycle jacket? To begin with check whether there is inner padding or not? This should be in areas like shoulders, elbows, and the back. Then check for reflective piping, and CE-approved armor in the elbows and shoulders. Ultimately, it’s all about safely first and comfort, more than style.