Quad bike safety – what to bear in mind when driving out in the wilds

Quad bikes are designed to be exhilarating and capable of driving at high speeds along rough terrain. You can get some really good air with one too, depending on the type of engine and your willingness to do so.

Quad bikes may be fun, but all of this speed and jumping also makes them potentially extremely dangerous. You need to practice good safety, not only to get the most out of your quad biking experience but also to prevent fatal injury to yourself. Read more

Protect more than just your head with our high-quality air vests and jackets

Here at Airvest, we understand the risks that people take when they mount a motorcycle, jet ski or even horse. Basic road safety dictates that a cyclist should wear a helmet to prevent damaging their head, but the rest of their body is left exposed. Even when wearing a heavy leather jacket, a motorist is still at risk of injury if a crash happens.

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Is there really that much difference between motorcycle jackets?

One look at the history of the iconic biker jacket – so beloved of music subcultures and film stars alike – might be enough to convince you that motorcycle jackets have generally always been the same. After all, when most of us think of biker jackets, we probably think of the leather jacket that was seemingly durable, warm and high quality the moment it was first worn on the battlefields of World War II – long before it came to be used by motorcyclists simply ‘going out for a ride’. Read more

A short history of biker jackets

The archetypal rugged leather biker jacket may seem to have always existed, but this is not – of course – the case. Only in the late 1920s was the first leather zipped motorcycle jacket as we now recognise it truly invented, and it took several decades after that to settle into its present status as an icon of effortless cool – a key moment being Marlon Brando’s appearance in one for his 1953 debut, The Wild One. Read more

Style and safety aren’t incompatible when you purchase one of our leather motorbike jackets

Since the creation of the first ever leather motorcycle jacket with a zipper in the 1920s, it has grown to become a style icon, a favourite of rebellious celebrities such as Marlon Brando, James Dean and Bruce Springsteen. Leather motorbike jackets have been known to last for decades, and you may struggle to part with yours unless you are convinced you are doing so for a very good reason.

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