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Boots, Helmets, & Shades - Nick's Gift Guide

Posted by Nick Urso on
Boots, Helmets, & Shades - Nick's Gift Guide

It’s that time of year again. The time of year meant for spoiling the Dads in your life — or, if you are a Dad, it’s okay to spoil yourself too!

Father’s Day is all about recognizing and honoring the men who we love, admire, respect, turn to for advice, and cherish every moment with, in the past, present and future. These men can be our fathers, our uncles, our grandfathers, our great grandfathers and so on… Our brothers, our brothers-in-laws, our “brothers from another mother,” and the important men who are no longer with us physically, but always will be there, emotionally.

In case you didn’t know, NBT Clothing Founder, Nick Urso, is the father of two beautiful little girls, and we are sure that they and their mother will be spoiling him this Father’s Day.

Our goal is to provide motorcycle enthusiasts with stylish clothing that not only looks and feels good on but is also specifically designed with safety in mind to prevent things like severe skin abrasion from contact with the road and minimize the impact during a crash. NBT Clothing is “Built for the Journey and the Destination​​™'' and aims to get you to that destination, scratch- and injury-free!

 The NBT Clothing team wants to make sure you have the tools to spoil your favorite motorcycling-loving Dads, not only on this Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19th, but every day of the year!

Let’s start off with our bestselling item: the License to Ride Pant. These practical, affordable and comfortable motorcycle pants come in five different colors: black, olive, denim, khaki and camo. Grab a pair of these for Dad for Father’s Day, and we bet he loves them so much he will be inspired to start a collection. Sizes range from 28 to 44, so Dads of all sizes are covered.

It’s just as important to protect the upper body, though. The second most common motorcycle injury in the U.S. is road rash on the upper body in areas such as the shoulders, elbows and back. That’s why we also recommend our Aramid Edition Free Ridin’ Flannel as another great NBT Clothing gift idea for Father’s Day. It comes in two color combinations: black and charcoal, or black and red, and is available in a range of sizes from small all the way up to XXXL. The shirt is comfortable and flexible, made with 100% cotton exterior and 100% polyester interior for extra breathability.

The Free Ridin’ Flannel has reinforced aramid lining throughout the entire shirt, as well as removable CE-approved armor in the shoulder, back and elbow areas. This flannel is designed so it has the potential to be the ultimate protector against road rash!

To enhance the appeal of the Free Ridin’ Flannel, gift Dad with the Defender Vest too! This motorcycle riding vest can be worn over the flannel, or any other t-shirt or jacket as well. It’s lightweight and available in black, with plenty of roomy pockets for anything Dad needs to bring along with him on his ride: two snap-closure pockets on the chest, two snap-closure slash pockets, and one front conceal carry zip pocket located outside of the center front zipper.

But the proper wardrobe is not the only way to stay stylish and protected on the open road. There are a lot of motorcycle brands out there, and lots of different types of gear… How can you be sure you’re getting Dad everything he needs for a safe and successful ride, and how can you be sure you’re getting him products from the most trusted brands?

 

That’s where our founder, Nick, can help! Check out Nick’s top three favorite brands and products that will make the perfect Father’s Day gift:

 

  1. BRUNT Workwear

Dad is definitely going to need a good, sturdy pair of motorcycle boots to go with his NBT Clothing License to Ride Pants, Free Ridin’ Flannel shirt and Defender Vest, right? Of course. Nick recommends BRUNT Workwear for its high-quality boots.

 

The BRUNT brand is all about durable, comfortable work shoes and clothing. These boots are designed with heavy-duty protection for hazardous job scenarios, such as those found in the construction or automotive industries. These boots also maintain a level of comfort to help with being on your feet all day. Some of the key features that you will find among the different styles of boots include being waterproof and/or slip and oil resistant, having a safety toe, and being rated for electrical hazards.

You might not think of this type of work boot as being the best for motorcycle riding, but being out on the road requires that same heavy-duty protection and comfort that BRUNT Workwear boots provide. There are various styles of boots available, so you are bound to find one that Dad will love.

 

  1. ScorpionExo

Nick highly recommends ScopionExo for its premium line of motorcycle helmets. “I’m a big fan,” he says. “It’s all I wear!” The brand offers a wide variety of helmet styles, including ones that are full-face or open-face and ones that are specifically used for when you’re in the snow or off-roading, as well as a covert style and a modular style. Nick likes the covert helmets, but his favorite, and the one he recommends the most to other riders, is the EXO-HX1. This full-faced helmet comes in three shades of solid black (matte, gloss and asphalt) and also comes in another style dubbed “Blackletter” that is covered in graffiti-like branding.

 

The EXO-HX1 helmet has removable and washable KwikWick® C interior to keep riders cool, dry and comfortable. It’s also KwikFit® eyeglass friendly and has BlueTooth®-friendly speaker pockets, so Dad can hook up a BlueTooth® speaker and listen to his favorite tunes during his ride. Nick’s favorite thing about this particular helmet is that you can wear it three different ways, and he really just loves its overall look.

 

  1. Pit Viper Sunglasses

If you’re riding in South Florida, you know that the sun is strong and sunglasses are always a must. Nick recommends Pit Viper, a brand that is well known for its wide variety of sunglasses. Whatever kind of sunglasses you are looking for, Pit Viper has you covered. The brand offers sunglasses with all kinds of features, including polarized lenses, low light lenses, photochromic, blue light blocking, full turbo vision, interchangeable lenses and more. They even have sunglasses for kids and babies!

 

Pit Viper’s line of moto goggles is called The Brapstrap, and Nick says these work very well with the EXO-HX1 helmet from ScorpionExo that we mentioned previously.

There are three different options for the straps, ranging in colors, styles, and sizes as well, so everyone can be accommodated. Each of these motorcycle goggles come with a clear lens that is impact resistant and protects against 100% of UVA and UVA rays. The goggles also come with a set of seven laminated tear-offs to keep the lenses protected, and a soft carrying bag.

 

With this list of motorcycle favorites, you are well on your way to getting Dad the best Father’s Day gift ever. After opening your present, he won’t want to waste any time before putting on his new pieces of NBT Clothing, BRUNT boots, ScorpionExo helmet and Pit Viper goggles, and jumping on his bike to hit the road!

 Remember, you don’t have to choose between safety and style. NBT Clothing, and all of the brands we use and endorse, combine both! Our collection of motorcycle riding pants, jackets, shirts and vests, and all of the products we’ve recommended here, will get you from point A to point B looking and feeling great, safely. NBT Clothing is, and always will provide its customers with, Style & Safety Redefined™.

We wish all the Dads out there a very Happy Father’s Day! Enjoy the ride!

 

 

 

 

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