Being cruel is never cool. Today’s hottest motorcycle gear is all vegan—animal-free and eco-conscious. Here’s a roundup of some of the best gear we’ve found.
Animals exploited for their skin endure immense suffering. Nine Lives Motowear tailors its designs to compassionate riders. Its Juliet Jacket—protective, sustainable, and stylish—comprises 36 individual pieces across four different types of fabric.
Draggin offers a number of fantastic-looking, breathable, and innovative motorcycle jeans. We prefer the Next Gen for men’s sizes and the Twista for women’s sizes. But you can’t go wrong with any of the styles available in the Draggin catalog, all of which use a light, abrasive-resistant fabric that’s produced without harming animals.
There are so many vegan motorcycle boots available online, including the EDDIE ankle boots from Good Guys Don’t Wear Leather. The brand’s website describes these as “a classic rock n’ roller look” that you can wear with a variety of clothing, such as a skirt or a pair of jeans.
Tell people who are still exploiting animals for their skin to get a grip. Vegan leather motorcycle gloves are comfortable and perfect for a ride on the highway or through the backroads. Check out these beautiful Apollo gloves from Andromeda, which also sells fine jackets and other motorcycle accessories.
Shine bright with these dynamic coveralls. Not all Stellar Moto Brand apparel is vegan, but its jackets, pants, and bodysuits aren’t made of animals’ skin.
Borleni jackets are animal-friendly, impervious to the wind and cold, and abrasion-resistant. And they just look cool.
Why put on a separate top and bottom when you can just wear a full suit? Joe Rocket makes vegan motorcycle gear in men’s and women’s sizes, and its sleek waterproof survivor suit is manufactured with high-quality synthetic materials to keep you dry and safe.
Even when carrying your phone and house keys, you still want to look the biker part. Reasonably priced, this gorgeous faux-leather bag safely fastens onto your motorcycle—at any speed.
The leather industry is also harmful to the environment, as cows emit large amounts of methane into the atmosphere. That’s why motorcycle seats made from vegan leather are better for the environment. The same goes for seat covers. Check the materials before you buy. These attractive covers from Sahara fit the bill.
Animal rights and ecological sustainability are mutually inclusive. Headquartered in Brooklyn, New York, Tarform is the next revolution in motorcycles. These super-fast zero-emission electric cycles are designed using state-of-the-art biotechnology. The largest panel on this 100% vegan aerodynamic machine is made from flaxseed weave, biobased resin, and algae carbon.
Anyone can be an easy rider and a smart consumer at the same time. Many brands of motorcycle gear offer animal-friendly options. Choose vegan materials to make a difference for animals and the planet.
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