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Summer Riding Jackets

It’s that time of year again when we are all just itching to ride our bikes now that the weather is turning nice.  Out on those backcountry roads, down the straight highways of Florida or carving a canyon out west.  It’s all the same thrill to those of us who love to ride and feel the wind in our face.  But wait; what are we going to wear now that the weather is warmer and later this summer it will be down right blazing hot? Never fear, Guy is here to tell you about some great riding duds for you that’s lightweight, yet fully protects your valuable body and skin to those unseen mishaps on the road.  From Bates Leathers comes a new line of summer riding wear.

My wife Dianna was gracious enough to model for you my new summer jacket from Bates Leathers. This little number is made from mesh nylon, has vented ribs, shoulders and arms, hard armor for the shoulders, elbows and forearms and even has padding protection for your upper back area.

I have looked numerous places on the internet and in a lot of magazines, but for my money, I will wear my Bates Summer Jacket every time I ride.  I have my heavier leather jacket for those cold spring and fall days, but for those really nice days, It’s my Bates Jacket.

Bates now carries a full line of new Street Wear for 2004.  They also carry riding pants; jackets and they still have their full line of custom riding leathers made to order and fit and with your own designs on them.

If you want the best in riding apparel and still need to watch your budget, Bates Leathers is your one stop shopping place for all your riding needs.  Their Street Wear line consists of some new creations – nylon/mesh jackets, canvas jackets and Cordura jackets – as well as their namesake custom and standard leather designs. Their Street Wear line is made with protection and comfort in mind and designed especially for street riding and everyday use.
All their custom street jackets have an extended back, adjustable collar, wind flap and many other features found in their race suits. The street pants feature anatomically shaped leather and padding at the hips and knees, zippered hip pockets and tapered legs for easy fit inside boots
Why shop anywhere else.

Tel • (562) 426-8668
E-mail •
or visit their showroom:
Bates Leathers
1663 East 28th Street
Signal Hill, California 90755

Until next time, Safe racing to All

Guy Caputo can be reached at GuyCaputo@buckeye-express.com

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