Harley-Davidson® Women's Warm Weather Clothing Collection - Wearing a Jacket on a Hot Day makes sense
First off, it’s not surprising that you’ll find jackets in this warm weather section. And, here’s why it makes sense: Exposed skin on a motorcycle is never a good thing, not in winter or summer. In winter the benefits are obvious. As for summer, at 70-mph on an 80-degree afternoon, ventilated jackets and gloves protect you from the excessive latent heat loss caused by evaporative cooling of your skin. This heat loss can actually make you feel cold even on a warm day. The task is to control evaporative cooling – you want just enough to stay comfortable. Too much protection and you end up feeling hot and sweaty. With too little, you feel cold. You also need to protect yourself from windburn, that burning sensation when skin is exposed to high winds for an extended period of time. Exposed skin is also subject to injury from flying debris. A bolt thrown from the car in front of you can really hurt if it hits you in the chest at 70-mph. And if the unspeakable happens, you want protection from the asphalt. So, let’s review. When it is time to wear protective clothing? All the time! When it’s warm or hot outside, you still need the protection a jacket offers. And, remember to layer in summer, too. A nice long-sleeve shirt next to the skin will help wick away moisture.
In this Warm Weather Clothing section, we have a nice collection of gloves, pants, and Coolmax socks that are ideal when the weather turns warm to hot. For off-the-bike living, we've included popular tank tops, shirts, and T-shirts to help you survive the warm weather.
When it is hot and dry, Harley-Davidson’s® warm weather gear keeps you on the move, in style and comfort. For those dog days of summer, trust the cooling experts at WisconsinHarley.com.