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Difference Between Adventure Jackets And Dirt Bike Jerseys

In our last blog post we discussed how street and dirt helmets differ in use, and structure. Taking the discussion forward, we will now discuss the difference between an adventure jacket and a dirt bike jersey.

One of the most common mistakes made by rookies is being influenced by the aesthetics of a type of gear, often overlooking its purpose and practicality. While visually you can easily differentiate between the two apparels from their padding, weight and fit. However, these are only the tip of the iceberg.

Off-Roading vs. Adventure Gear

Adventure Jackets.

An adventure jacket comes in two simple flavours: All-in-one or bring-your-own layers.

An all-in-one adventure jacket takes fewer efforts. It usually comes with some form of a thermal liner as well as a waterproof layer. However, depending on their intended use, the underlying goal is to make the gear season-proof that can be ridden through multiple months of the year.

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Meanwhile, the bring-your-own layers option comes with an armoured shell. In most of the cases, these shells might have an underlying rain protection lining and some vents to dissipate heat. However, separate investments have to be made in a separate base and mid layers to wear if you want to save yourself from that morning breeze.

Both of these options are usually suitable for street riding as well as off-roading. The shells are usually made from an abrasion-resistant material designed to hold up in a crash on asphalt and impact armour is normally included as a standard offering.

Dirt Bike Jerseys

From the visual indicators, we can notice that dirt bike jerseys are relatively low-tech. They are nothing more than a lightweight polyester material that is available with different levels of perforation. Usually, these are worn over stand-alone armour that gives protection at vital parts such as elbows, shoulders, chest, and back.

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Like a dirt helmet, a dirt bike jersey also weighs less and sports plenty of room for ventilation, keeping the rider cool. This will help to lessen the fatigue while battling gnarly stretches of off-road riding. However, the downside to this setup is that there is little to no abrasion resistance in the event of a crash on asphalt.

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