Comments on: Choosing Youth Motorcycle Gear For Street Riding Rides and Culture Tue, 01 Sep 2015 15:52:57 +0000 hourly 1 By: Jasper Wed, 24 Jul 2013 08:37:26 +0000 @Mike — You can also try these fully lined kevlar . I came across these when I was looking for good kevlar jeans but I agree that those Draggins are great too.

By: Jonny Mon, 01 Oct 2012 14:32:12 +0000 Mike-

You need to send this note to Editor Steve Lita –

By: Amy Tue, 24 Apr 2012 15:55:13 +0000 Thank you so much for this article. My husband and I have been discussing for over a year taking our now 6 yr old with us so instead of us always having to find a sitter, we could finally share our enjoyment as a WHOLE family. Granted, at first we’d definitely start with short rides, our most prevalent thoughts are regarding her safety gear. We have found a great HJC helmet but, like you, could not find a textile jacket other than motocross. So we REALLY appreciate the info.

By: cindy Tue, 17 Apr 2012 02:17:57 +0000 after trying to find a street bike jacket for my daughter locally I looked online. I found your blog entry and I have to say thank you. I ordered the jett 3 on amazon, and with your daughters review of the gloves I ordered them from amazon as well. Either way THANK YOU so much.

By: Tricia Mon, 09 May 2011 18:23:37 +0000 A quick search brought me to Draggin Jeans’ web site ( where they offer Kevlar-lined jeans in youth sizes. The price tag ($190) makes them way out of reach for me, so I’ll continue to search for some overpants Kaia can wear over regular jeans. I agree with you, that I would prefer better protection in the gloves and boots as well. You may be able to find some XS women’s gloves with better protection than what you’ll find in youth gloves. Check out this site for some real race-quality gloves too:

I’m also considering getting some MX boots for my daughter, since you really can’t get any better protective qualities than that anyway. Plus, you may even be able to find some used ones on ebay, since kids tend to grow out of them so quickly.

By: PoppaMike Sun, 01 May 2011 15:41:19 +0000 Greets!!!!

My daughter’s almost 7 & we’re chatting about her riding in a year or so, too, though I feel the same anxiety you do about the risks being unimaginable!

I hope to find a pair of Kevlar-lined or textile pants for her to wear, too.

I’m kind of bummed that there isn’t a better glove out there, though. I wear AGV Sidewinders (discontinued) & would like some sort of knuckle armor (not just padding) for her when she does start to ride.

And, I’d like a better motorcycle boot -the posted/pictured ones you have here look nice, but will they stay on in an unexpected adventure? ::knock wood::

I’m going to have my daughter read this article, too (I’ll read some to her, but she’s pretty solid on reading LOL).