Collection: Motorcycle Gear

When it comes to riding a motorcycle, safety should always be a top priority. One key aspect of safety is ensuring that you have a reliable and trustworthy helmet that meets the necessary safety standards. Motorcycle helmets are designed to protect riders in the event of an accident, reducing the risk of serious head injuries.

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The Essential Gear Every Rider Needs

Are you ready to roll out with the wind in your face and the road calling your name? Before you throttle into your next grand adventure, we’re here to chat about gearing up the right way. Because, let's face it, while breaking the rules responsibly is our jam, safety never goes out of style when cruising on two wheels.

From the top of your helmet-adorned head down to your sturdy, adventure-ready boots, we're diving deep into the essential gear that every biker should rock. After all, wearing the right stuff isn’t just about looking good (though, with our gear, that’s a given); it’s about layering up in armor that’s got your back, front, and sides. So, buckle up, (hmmm… guess that doesn’t make sense for motorcycles) and let's rev through the world of motorcycle gear where every piece tells a story, and every story is an adventure waiting to happen.


Your helmet is the most vital piece of protective gear. Opt for a full-face helmet that meets safety standards to shield your head in the event of an accident. Not only does it protect you, but it can also enhance your overall riding experience by reducing wind noise and providing better visibility.


A durable motorcycle jacket should be next on your list. Look for one with abrasion-resistant material and CE-certified armor to protect your body in case of a fall. Additionally, a good jacket can keep you warm in chilly weather and shield you from the elements.


Invest in sturdy motorcycle boots to support your feet and ankles while riding. Look for boots with oil-resistant soles, ankle protection, and a comfortable fit for long trips. Proper footwear can prevent foot injuries and provide stability when stopping or maneuvering your bike.


Don't forget about protective riding pants. Ensure they offer impact protection and abrasion resistance. Riding pants should fit comfortably and allow freedom of movement while keeping you safe on the road.


For the rider who craves the perfect fusion of comfort and protection, we’ve got you covered with top-tier motorcycle tops.

Dive into the essence of motorcycle culture with our Nomad Shirt Jacket. It's not just a shirt; it's your armor, crafted from materials that laugh in the face of wear and tear, yet light enough to let the breeze in as you conquer mile after mile.

Then, amp up your gear with the Free Ridin' Flannel. This isn’t just any flannel; it’s a protective fortress, thanks to being 100% lined with ARAMID fibers, a material 5x stronger than steel and used in bulletproof vests and space shuttles. It’s the epitome of safety and style, blending casual flair with top-notch protection.


Anchor your gear with our Reversible Belt, a durable and stylish essential that ensures your riding pants stay put, so you're all set for the road. Crafted for the adventurous rider, this adjustable belt is designed to handle the rigors of the ride while keeping your look sharp. Grab this crucial piece to complete your outfit and ride with confidence in every turn.


Safeguard your grip and your grit with our breathable and lightweight Stealth Series Moto Gloves. These aren't just any gloves; they're your first line of defense against the unpredictable elements and the rough and tumble of the road. Designed to offer a secure grip, unrivaled impact protection, and resilience against tough weather conditions, these gloves are an indispensable ally. They enhance your connection to your ride while protecting your hands from road debris and adverse weather. 

The Role Of Body Armor In Rider Safety

When it comes to motorcycle gear, body armor plays a pivotal role in ensuring the safety of riders. It serves as an essential barrier, designed to shield a rider's most susceptible areas during falls or collisions. NBT Clothing has taken this protective measure to new heights with their meticulously engineered body armor. This armor is strategically placed within their gear to cover critical zones, including the elbows, shoulders, and back, areas most at risk during an accident.

NBT Clothing's body armor doesn't just offer protection; it's crafted for comfort and flexibility. It includes features such as removable CE Level 1 elbow and shoulder armor, complemented by back foam padding that conforms to the body's movements while riding. This thoughtful design allows for an unencumbered riding experience without compromising on safety.

Moreover, the integration of TensileTough™ Aramid lining in NBT Clothing’s gear further reinforces rider protection. This innovative material is known for its exceptional durability and resistance to abrasion, providing an added layer of safety in the event of a slide across pavement.

NBT Clothing's commitment to rider safety extends beyond the practical aspects of protection. We understand that a rider's gear is a reflection of their style and individuality. As such, our body armor is designed to be as aesthetically pleasing as it is functional. Whether concealed beneath the stylish contours of a bomber jacket or integrated into everyday riding gear, NBT Clothing ensures that safety elements are seamlessly blended with our revolutionary, road-ready threads.

Understanding Motorcycle Helmet Safety Standards

When it comes to riding a motorcycle, safety should always be a top priority. One key aspect of safety is ensuring that you have a reliable and trustworthy helmet that meets the necessary safety standards. Motorcycle helmets are designed to protect riders in the event of an accident, reducing the risk of serious head injuries.

There are several safety standards that motorcycle helmets must meet to ensure their effectiveness. The most common safety standards include the DOT (Department of Transportation), ECE (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe), and Snell certifications.

  • DOT Certification: The DOT standard is a set of standards set by the U.S. Department of Transportation to ensure that motorcycle helmets provide adequate protection in the event of an impact. Helmets that meet DOT standards are designed to absorb and reduce the impact of a crash, reducing the risk of head injuries.
  • ECE Certification: The ECE standard is recognized in over 50 countries and sets rigorous safety requirements for motorcycle helmets. ECE-certified helmets undergo thorough testing for impact resistance, retention, and field of vision to ensure maximum protection for riders.
  • Snell Certification: The Snell Memorial Foundation is an independent organization that sets high safety standards for helmets. Helmets with Snell certification undergo rigorous testing for impact protection, penetration resistance, and even peripheral vision to ensure comprehensive safety for riders.
  • SHARP Rating: The Safety Helmet Assessment and Rating Programme (SHARP) is a British helmet safety scheme that evaluates the protection level helmets offer during impacts. Helmets are awarded a rating from one to five stars, with five stars representing the highest level of protection. SHARP tests include additional impact tests at different locations and velocities, providing riders with detailed information on how helmets perform in scenarios that closely mimic real-life accidents. This system helps riders make informed decisions based on the safety performance of helmets, complementing other certification standards by offering a more nuanced view of a helmet's protective capabilities.

Reflective Gear For Increased Visibility

Riding a motorcycle can be an exhilarating experience, but safety should always come first. One essential aspect of staying safe on the road is ensuring that you are visible to other drivers, especially in low-light conditions. Reflective gear plays a crucial role in increasing your visibility and reducing the risk of accidents.

Whether you're cruising through the city streets or embarking on a long-distance adventure, reflective gear is a must-have for every motorcyclist. By incorporating reflective elements into your riding gear, you significantly enhance your visibility during both day and night. This added visibility can make all the difference in preventing accidents and ensuring a safe journey.

Choosing The Right Motorcycle Gloves

When it comes to motorcycle gear, gloves are an essential piece that often gets overlooked. However, choosing the right motorcycle gloves can make a significant difference in your riding experience.


The primary purpose of motorcycle gloves is to protect your hands in case of a fall or accident. Look for gloves that are made from durable materials because they can provide abrasion resistance and impact protection to keep your hands safe.


Proper fit is crucial when choosing motorcycle gloves. They should be snug but not too tight, allowing you to have a good grip on the handlebars. Make sure to try on different sizes and styles to find the perfect fit for your hands.


While protection and functionality are essential, style is also a factor to consider when choosing motorcycle gloves. Find a pair that not only offers the features you need but also matches your personal style and preferences.

Additional Features

NBT Clothing’s motorcycle gloves come with additional features like touchscreen compatibility, reflective elements for increased visibility, or wrist closures for a secure fit. Consider these extra features based on your specific needs and riding habits.

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Can you wear regular jeans while riding a motorcycle?

While you can technically wear regular jeans while riding a motorcycle, they offer little to no protection in the event of a slide or fall. Motorcycle-specific jeans, on the other hand, are reinforced with materials like Aramid, Kevlar or Cordura, providing much greater resistance to abrasion. 

How often should motorcycle helmets be replaced?

Motorcycle helmets should be replaced every 3 to 5 years, depending on usage and the manufacturer’s recommendations. Over time, the protective materials inside the helmet can degrade, reducing its effectiveness in protecting your head during a crash. Additionally, if a helmet has been involved in an accident, it should be replaced immediately, as its integrity would be compromised, even if there's no visible damage.

What are the benefits of wearing motorcycle gloves?

Wearing motorcycle gloves is crucial for both protection and comfort. They protect your hands from abrasions during falls, improve grip on the handlebars, and shield your hands from environmental factors like wind, cold, and rain. Gloves designed specifically for motorcycle riders, like those offered by NBT Clothing, incorporate armor and padding on critical areas and are made from materials that provide an optimal balance of protection, dexterity, and comfort.

How do I know if a motorcycle helmet fits correctly?

A correctly fitting motorcycle helmet should feel snug around your entire head, with no pressure points that could cause discomfort over time. It should not be too tight, but it should also not move around freely when you shake your head. The cheek pads should touch your cheeks without pressing too hard, and there should be no gap between your brow and the helmet’s interior. Always check the helmet size chart provided by the manufacturer, and consider trying on several sizes and models to find the best fit for your head shape. Remember, a correctly fitting helmet is crucial for optimal protection while riding.

What is the best way to clean and maintain motorcycle gear?

Maintaining your motorcycle gear is crucial for its longevity and your safety. Start by checking the manufacturer's care instructions since materials can vary widely. Most textile gear can be gently washed, but leather requires special treatment with cleaning and conditioning products designed specifically for leather. Armor should be removed if possible and cleaned separately. Air drying away from direct sunlight is generally recommended to prevent any material degradation.

What is CE rating in motorcycle gear?

CE rating stands for Conformité Européenne, a European standard for motorcycle protective gear. This rating indicates that the gear has been tested and meets specific safety standards related to abrasion resistance, impact protection, and tear strength. Gear can be CE certified as a whole, or specific components (like armor) can receive a CE rating.