After riding and having fun on the highway, your riding gear might get dirty, and tell others about the adventure you have been on. And ultimately, regular cleaning becomes necessary to get rid of dirt, dust, smoke, and not to mention sweat inside the jacket. A moist cloth is a safe and quick option to clean the dirt spots, but when it comes to deep cleaning, it means immersion in soap and water. Here is a WD guide for washing your motorcycle jacket.
Step 1: Check the washing instructions
Before going ahead, check the tag sewn inside to your riding gear and read the washing instructions to avoid any damage.
Step 2: Empty all pockets
Make sure to remove the armor from your jacket's shoulders, elbows, and back. Remove the interior liners and empty all the pockets if they contain anything.
Step 3: Brush the exterior
If you do a lot of road riding, you should give extra attention to the exterior. Gently remove the dust with the help of a brush or cloth to get rid of dust and dirt. Don't forget to turn your jacket inside out before continuing.
Step 4: Hand wash or machine wash
Hand washing is a preferable and safe way to wash your riding leather jacket, but a front loading machine wash (on gentle) will work for textile jackets. Carefully wash your leather jackets, and use mild detergent because the exterior coating and interior laminates can be sensitive and need a delicate cleaning treatment.
Step 5: Let it dry
Now hang the jacket and let it air dry. Never hang the jacket in direct sunlight because it may fade the colors. Please wait till the jacket dries completely, and then insert all armor back into their place, and you are all set to wear it and go on a ride.
Just like other riding gear, your gloves also need care. Since they are exposed to dust, they can accumulate dust and even get smelly. Textile gloves can be washed like other fabrics, but leather gloves are best not washed. If cleaning is needed, all technical fabrics should have a delicate cleaning treatment with neutral soap or leather cleanser in lukewarm water. But it is recommended not to wash the leather gloves and only use a leather spray to clean them. Because the detergents or softeners used while washing can damage and weakens the resin coating and oil-proof surface
When you talk about motorcycle boots, it's easy to understand the assault they face while riding, whizzing along just inches above the road. It hurts to see new stains and gunk from ground-level contaminants on your boots after a ride. Here is a WD guide and precautions for cleaning your motorcycle boots.
- Do not rub the boots with brushes, abrasives, or cream.
- If you want to remove any dirt or stain, use a soft, damp cloth and wipe the surface gently.
- Use a mild leather cleaner made for leather.
- Keep the boots away from direct heat and light, and keep them in a ventilated place to air dry.
- After they dry, use a protector spray to restore their initial characteristics and make them look new.
CE is a French acronym for "Conformite Europeenne," which certifies that the product has met health, environmental, and safety requirements. You will find this in all European motorcycle safety standards. It's a rating that is being used in all European documents.
Motorcycle armor comes in 2 CE levels: level 1 and level 2. The level indicates how much force they can absorb from impacts to reduce the chances of injury in a crash.
CE level 1
Level 1 armor is made for casual riding and local tracks. This armor can have a maximum transmitted force of 18kN, and no single value shall exceed 24kN. Level 1 armor is required to enjoy the ride on your local track, but if you plan to ride like professional riders, you should level up and choose the level 2 armor instead.
CE level 2
Level 2 armor is typically for professional riders to protect them from high-speed crashes. It can absorb double the impact and reduce the traumatic impact the most. Talking about numbers, this armor has a maximum transmitted force of 9kN, and no single value shall exceed 12kN. It means the armor will absorb more forces and reduce the chance of injury, even in intense accidents.
Perforated motorcycle gear is the best companion for your riding journeys in summer, as is WD gear with ventilating zippers and breathable, such as the Mami Mesh jacket. The primary thing you should consider while choosing summer gear is perforated panels in the jacket and pants, which can be inside the sleeves, chest, or front of the thighs. But make sure that the fabric covers the strict points, especially your joints. Even with perforated fabric and panels, your gear should also have armor to protect you in summer. So as a thumb rule, pick the summer gear as winter gear but with perforated panels and ventilating zippers.
Do not keep the products in direct sunlight if you are not using them or for drying purposes. The sunlight can fade the colors. Also, keep your products away from sharp objects and rough surfaces because they can easily tear, scratch, or damage the leather used by WD. If you have already damaged the product, don't hesitate to contact our customer care support. They will give you the best advice on how to repair it. Do not pair light-colored leather products with dark-colored fabrics because it may leave stains on the leather
We make custom leather jackets, textile jackets, and racing suits. We understand how essential a perfect fit is while riding and to make your riding experiences worthwhile. We also offer bespoke tailoring to create something specifically for you. You can choose any color, design, and style for customized products.
While determining a size for your gear, ensure neither the apparel nor the accessories feel too tight. They should be snug to fit well but not too tight to make you uncomfortable while riding. But while choosing leather apparel, go for a bit tighter than regular because leather adjusts over time. If placing an order online, see the size chart and measure your current size according to the guidelines to get perfectly fitted gear.
All our products have been subjected to various quality and safety tests and are also tested by professional riders to meet CE safety standards.