Ventilation vs Safety - How to Choose Smarter Summer Motorcycle Gear

Publisert 5. juli. 2020
Riding in hot, stuffy riding gear is one of the worst aspects of motorcycling in the summer. There’s gotta be a better way...

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  • Are "slash proof" t-shirts any good? If they'll protect you against a knife attack they should be ok for road rash.

  • Any recommendations or options regarding Knox urbane pro MK2, or their single layer Shield jeans? Thanks in advance

  • " they have all the abrasion resistance of a sausage cassing, and when you're the sausage, that's bad" that's classic lol

  • ive been riding shorts and tee for 25 years no problem. dont be a dummy and calculate everything. just recently started using icon airflite helmet and is perfect for south texas 100+ degree weather. a comfortable helmet is better than no helmet any day. also i started using soccer socks with shin guards to keep my legs from cooking on my r6’s radiating heat. pants bleed heat thru and you just can’t get that nice breeze to the family jewels . swamp ass is not a joke.

  • Squids gon squid and haters gon hate

  • So the bike on the wall behind Ryan. It looks awfully similar to my bike. What exactly is it and what year. PS I know the post is a year old lol.

  • Did u just borrow asses in the breezes from guns and roses?

  • squids are people too lol!

  • Black color heat

  • I'm confused...You absolutely trashed the icon shirt in another video with the crash test. Why is it recommended here?

  • E-max fashion

  • Theblack mesh products shown have the worst possible color for summer riding. I use an armored ballistic nylon mesh two-piece riding suit that is mostly white during hot weather, of which there is plenty in the Four Corners Region of the U.S.

  • Great job Ryan it’s amazing how far riding gear has come and no doubt this presentation was only the tip of the iceberg.

  • I wish teaches at my school where like Fort 9

  • Superb! Informative & Intelligently Entertaining!

  • I almost spit up my drink when he said plastic melting into your scrotum. lololol Damn good info though. Love these video's. He makes it really entertaining.

  • Your starting outfit in the video is literally dressed like 90% of the riders in Houston.

  • We’ve come a long way since this was made, the Knox Urbane Pro II is an exceptional mesh and protective jacket

  • This guy is HI larious! These are great informative and ENTERTAINING videos.

  • Get your finger of the F***ing trigger Ryan!

  • Quality stuff, but you look weird looking at you wearing it 😁

  • I will likely never own a motorcycle but I can't stop watching these videos

  • What a zed 87 ? 🇺🇸🦅

  • "When you're the sausage, that's bad". Yeah, I think that's pretty much true in any situation!

  • The other option is to move to an area where it rarely gets hot in the summer. Elevation over 6,000 feet and have a second house where it rarely freezes in the winter.... Ride with ATGATT with your KGB buddies... Learn Russian before taking up the KGB buddies as friends. And don't be a squid and ride in the frozen area during the cold months and hot area during the hot months. It defeats having to pay for 2 houses....

  • Squids gonna squid 💯

  • The ATGATT KGB, brilliant.

  • Squid to me is a fellow Navy veteran

  • My main problem with motorcycle summer gear is that none look cool. I usually just wear pants, boots and fullface helmet in a highway, maybe elbow pads and thats it

  • I'm thinking a pair of Bobsters + plainn old lightweight helmet beats the built in sun-shades? Am I right? better wind/bug sealing and a bit less fiddly/lighter helmet.

  • Is anyone going to mention the that lack of trigger control?

  • Trigger discipline lacking.

  • Squids are gonna Squid.

  • What do you guys think about the knox urbane pro mk2 riding shirt? I would really like a trusted opinion

  • share more ways on how Canadian stay warm

  • If you're new here on this video.. check the following: -Knox urbane pro mk2 shirt (armored mesh with AA abrasion resistance) -John doe mono jeans (AAA single layer jeans with armor) I think these are the best out there as of the rime I'm writing this comment.

  • Squids are ALMOST people. They just haven't been able to make that one last evolutionary step. Some of those who live long enough will, however.

  • 'EU requisite utter lack of imagination" is spot on!

  • 6:14 i fucking love this guy

  • Two-HUNDI?!?!

    • Finally something I can wrap my head around!

  • Wait…what’s wrong w/ mesh?

  • Watch that trigger finger canuck

  • I want to ride a motorcycle, like two months out of the year, and even then, it's usually raining. Houston doesn't have an idyllic outdoors. We have a hell-scape with cheap Cost of Living and plenty of employers. I'm sweating inside my air conditioned office.... I'll get a motorcycle, when I'm retired in Poland, or somewhere else that's mountainous and cheaper even than here.

  • Hi Ryan, I recently got this ( ) which is all abrasion resistant and D3o'd up, although it might not have been available in July 2020 and might not be available over your side of the pond - I'm in the UK. It's fantastically well ventilated, really cool. I also got this ( ) about 4 years ago (although I've grown out of it now and being Italian, they don't do large British man sizes). Both are superbly ventilated . I have no affiliations with either product, just trying to share what I've found to be good.

  • You've got pro level editing skills. Very impressive. You talk like an Englishman, though. ;)

  • "options that can fit over glasses" literally life-changing technology right there

  • If it's summer, and you choose full gear over some ventilation, you're clearly not at all confident in your ability to ride, and would rather risk having a heat stroke. "If you're less of a geek..." *grabs goggles

  • Squids gotta squid.

  • Ryan you are the man!!! Hands down the best biker videos with the coolest delivery. Keep them coming. Cheers

  • REALLY Love your vids, they’re awesome. Q., I’m wanting to hang one of my bikes as wall art, what brackets did you use to hang yours?


  • 5:16 I know it's probably Airsoft but still GET YOUR FUCKING FINGER OFF THE GOD-DAMN TRIGGER

  • Compare this to Knox Urbane Pro MK2? Which is cooler at at least 32 degree Celsius and 80% humidity?

  • Love the videos, but good God man put the magazine in the gun the right way!

  • I got recommended this just in time for summer.

  • I see dudes riding around the neighborhoods near where I work wearing Nikes and a swimsuit on their way down to the lake.

  • You lost me with the horrible trigger discipline

  • Vids are great but I'd never wear 300$ pants

  • But what about gloves?

  • You probably have some of the best videos on all of NOwine, your work is fantastic

  • fucking great content! superb script! congrats

  • 2:46 really got my, idk why but I just started laughing uncontrollably

  • Imagine how much shitty protective gear there is out there, making the wearer falsely believe he is protected.

  • "Settle down."

  • Put here in Phoenix it hot 110 a day normally in the summer up to 118. There's morning at 6am it's 90 degrees already.

  • This vid is Kinda like what if Rod Serling had a kid who was into motorcycle riding

  • Do the pan America

  • I live in thailand with a zx-25r and holy christ i sweat like a doggy

  • 6:13 ...... runescape?

  • The best ventilation of all, of course, is going fast :P

  • 5:17 trigger discipline please!!!! HAHAHAHA

  • unroll the sleeves please. haha you should be directing movies/ you are good. laugh my butt off everytime.

  • Psicólogo: Felipe neto motoqueiro não existe, ele não pode te machucar Felipe neto motoqueiro:

  • trigger discipline level 0.0

  • I just wish you had your booger hook off the bang switch...

  • Its normal to have 40 degree Celsius in Indonesia, and most of our rider rather sacrifice their skin if accidents happen, and die from heat, luckily our traffic jam are very bad so we only got 30km per hour on average

  • Finger off that trigger bud!

  • What are your thoughts on single-layer jeans? Does it warrant a full review - there seem to many choices lately...

  • What do you mean by: If a squid gonna squid they do so ........? 6:26

  • Hey Ryan! Amazing videos. I was wondering: my dad (old time rider) says that nothing beats leather clothes because they'll always keep your bones in place (or the best among the options). What would you do if you want to have both crashing protection and skidding?

  • I'm a little confused. You've featured the Icon Mesh AF on at least two videos now, and I still can't tell if you recommend it. Sometimes sarcasm eludes me. I bought one today because I thought you recommended it another video.

  • Holy Trigger Control Batman, get that finger off that trigger

  • I saw a fellow taking a road trip on his Gold Wing a few summers ago. He was clad in shorts, possibly swim trunks, and flip flops and no shirt. All I could do was wish him luck as he got on the interstate and headed south.

  • If i see a Z87 sticker i aint buying it. OSHA pounded this shit into my head, if its rated Z87 or better itll be marked as such on the damn frame, as part of the plastic or etched in the metal arms.

  • if you look closely you can see the square of the original animation

  • I wish he did something like that for a women. I am a beginner and sometimes a get lost with so many options.

  • When you choose the gear with the best stats but it doesn't come from the same set 6:33

  • The lesson today, wear any kind of protective gear. As a rider who has laid it down at 110mph and had the wire brush treatment at the ER, I can tell you... Anything, is better than nothing!

  • OMG ... you have my 1st bike hanging on your wall ! Suzuki TC-90 👍🏻👍🏻

  • Knox urban pro jacket and roadskin jeans. That's a better choice in the UK.

  • As a Canadian biker since 1969, to see humour in this industry, with out stimulants, is a breath of fresh air at 100 klms!! (safety 1st)

  • well icon also has armored shorts

  • I promise you will NOT ride in the Deep Southeast of the US with any riding jacket in the summer. Not even mesh

  • Knox Urbane Pro. Best thing I’ve tried. I live in a scorching hot humid nightmare....

  • Im a squid because I want to get tan while riding. Sorry not sorry

  • Ends up looking like a lean ninja..

  • Hotboxing an igloo is a lifegoal I never realized I'd have

  • You know what also passes Z87+? PIT VIPERS!

  • I love that millennial think that's baggy !!! They missed that whole 90s thing with huge janko jeans I guess..what he had were just regular fit maybe relaxed lol..who thought the 80s tight ass jeans would make a comebacks beyond me

  • Is it possible to use the Icon Field Armor Compression Shirt with a proper backprotector underneath/on-top?