Three Motorcycle Apparel Brands on Pushing the Industry Forward

By blending contemporary style, classic silhouettes and future-forward tech, these companies make super-advanced moto gear

Motorcycle apparel is evolving, blending tech, safety and style with aplomb. Small brands like REV’IT!, Iron and Resin and ATWYLD are using future-forward materials without sacrificing style. SA1NT (an Australian brand), Aether and Filson (both based in the US) fuse classic workwear and outerwear looks with embedded protective technology so that their clothing can be worn off the bike, but it holds true for the …

REV’IT Humanizes Technical Motorcycle Apparel

The Dutch brand's various trademark styles also signpost technical innovation

Motorcycle apparel—which has to be protective, breathable and move with a rider—isn’t just demanding to design, it’s also difficult to make look appealing. With all the tech needed to protect from sun, rain, wind, debris and the road itself, much of the gear looks almost absurd when riders step three feet from the motorcycle. Not to mention, styles borrowed from the military can send all …

Moto Boot

Made in Portugal from Italian, vegetable-tanned leather, Aether’s moto boots—which are specifically designed for motorcycle riding—include a bounty of built-in safety features. From the internal D3O ankle-protection pads to the double-layered leather toe to prevent wear, fine details abound. Of course, there is a heavy cut sole for foundational protection, as well. Each pair also comes with extra black laces—so you’re not beholden to the …