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Dirt bikes were made for fun and have become the most popular way for thrill lovers to explore the rough outdoors. You have the best chance of enjoying it when you master the skills of navigating different terrains, but even more so when you prepare the right Motorcross gear and suits to protect your body against imminent danger.

Essential Aspects Of Different Riding Gears

Bodies like DOT or SNELL will approve the right gears because they have sound engineering to prevent injuries that your body will get when you rub against a surface, fall off the bike, and under other conditions.

Safety is the only thing left to worry about when you already know the bike. Get familiar with the various layouts and types of the riding gears, and you will have an easy time finding pieces that mesh well with your riding activity and other needs.

Types Of Motorcross Gears


Helmets are a must-have in this hobby, and you cannot afford to invest in one while shopping for other attires. There are three main types of helmets:

  1. Full helmet

A full helmet that offers maximum coverage all around the face and head. They come in different styles, color variations, designs, and mesh spaces for different amounts of ventilation. Make sure the helmet allows you to hear all the sounds around to be vigilant against sudden traffic situations.

  1. Three-quarter helmets

It is similar to the full-face helmet but does not offer the same coverage. The solid surface will protect the sides, back, and top of your head.

  1. Half helmet

It covers the top of your head and a little section on the sides. The least amount of coverage is only convenient when you are riding your bike on the tracks or any other less cluttered space under normal conditions.


Jackets are available in many materials, including leather and synthetics, which offer better protection than other types. Leather is an excellent style for people who want the rugged look of a flashy rider. Make sure to look at the jacket's functionality when choosing the style, such as ensuring the mesh and textile offer maximum warmth. Other important things to consider are the pockets, closures, wrist styles, and size.


Many people who ride bikes overlook pants because jeans work almost the same way as any other type of pants. Dirt bike riders should buy unique riding pants with extra cushioning on critical areas like the knees.

Finding the right pair of pants is about making sure the textile is good for reducing the abrasive resistance if you fall and that they will stay put no matter what type of riding you take on. We have a few options you can compare regarding their flexibility, stretch, adjustability and style, so you have reinforced protection and comfort.


These are almost as popular as helmets because they are stylish and fundamental for various riding experiences. Choose the gloves that will fit snug onto your hands, and have levers or adjustments you can use to manipulate the sizing.

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