The Best Motorcycle Jackets for Touring Riders

Posted by Queenie on May 25, 2021 7:01:25 AM

If you're planning some adventures for summer (if it ever arrives) and don't know where to start on buying a suitable jacket then look no further - our clothing team have provided a list of their top 5 favourites! 

dainese-carve-master1. Dainese Carve Master 2

Breathable and waterproof Gore-Tex motorcycle touring jacket with multiple air vents and a new, upgraded removable thermal liner and thermal collar. 


  • Soft Mugello fabric for added comfort and flexibility
  • Gore-tex waterproof liner that provides protection from the elements
  • D-Stone material on shoulders and elbows to assist sliding
  • Removable neck & thermal liner
  • Waterproof front pockets and smaller key pockets for bike keys & other valuables
  • Plenty of adjustment on waist and upper arms for better fit
  • Heavily ventilated on arms & chest for
  • Zip compatible with any Dainese trouser
  • Ladies version available

Buy now: https://www.phmotorcycles.co.uk/store/dainese-carve-master-2-gore-tex-jacket-black-grey-red.html

2. Dainese Tonale D-Dry tonale

A warm, well proportioned jacket that features Dainese's own D-Dry wateproof membrane and a removable thermal jacket that can be worn separately! 


  • D-Dry XT laminate membrane
  • Removable Dainese "Destination" jacket that can be worn off the bike
  • D-stone material on elbow and forearm
  • Large vents on the front & back for airflow
  • 2 large waterproof pockets on the front of jacket, and a large back pocket
  • Ladies version available

Buy now: https://www.phmotorcycles.co.uk/store/dainese-tonale-d-dry-jacket-black-yellow.html

3. RST Adventure Xadventurex

The RST Adventure X Jacket & Jean have been created with input from legendary Dakar Rally rider Mick Extance (who knows a few things about adventure riding!)


  • 2 layer construction for all year round riding (removable thermal liner, and waterproofing in one!)
  • Heavily ventilated for ultimate cooling
  • Water bladder compatibility
  • Removable bag on back of jacket
  • InMotion airbag compatible
  • Level 2 CE armour on shoulders and elbows
  • Adjustable arms & waist
  • Back protector included as standard

Buy now: https://www.phmotorcycles.co.uk/store/rst-adventure-x-jacket-grey-silver.html

4. Alpinestars Andes 3andes3

A fantastic all-round jacket that features Alpinestars' Drystar construction, offering 100% waterproofing and high levels of breathability.


  • Nucleon Flex plus Level 1 armour for added comfort (a lot less bulky in comparison to older armour Alpinestars have used in the past.
  • Alpinestars Drystar waterproof membrane
  • Removable thermal liner
  • Direct ventilation under armpit of jacket for more comfort when riding
  • Waterproof inner pocket for valuables
  • Adjustability on arms to fit correctly without the thermal liner 
  • Ladies version available

Buy now: https://www.phmotorcycles.co.uk/store/alpinestars-andes-v3-drystar-jacket-forest-military-green.html

5. Rukka Nivalanivala

A premium touring jacket with a triple-layer Gore-Tex waterproof laminate membrane with malleable D30 protection and adaptability for all four seasons! 


  • Gore-Tex laminate waterproofing
  • D30 Air Level 2 shoulder and elbow protection
  • Level 1 back and chest protector
  • Armacor stretch panels for comfort and abrasion resistance
  • Direct ventilation
  • 3M scotchlite reflective panels and piping
  • Removable neck buff for colder/wetter weather
  • Removable goose down thermal liner designed to be worn separately/off the bike
  • 5 year warranty that can be extended to 6 years

Buy now: https://www.phmotorcycles.co.uk/store/rukka-nivala-gtx-pro-jacket-black.html

Want some help finding the right jacket for you? Feel free to get in touch with the clothing team via email on clothing@phmotorcycles.co.uk

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