With sites like Revzilla becoming the Amazon of the moto world, shopping for motorcycle gear online is now easier than ever. With just a few clicks, you can get everything from boots and gloves to full riding suits, helmets, and even tires delivered to you in no time. Needless to say, buying gear online can save you money as they often have deals and sales; plus, it’s just easy and convenient. But while shopping for things like gloves or thermals is a no brainer, what about buying expensive items without ever trying them on?
If you’re looking for a new helmet, by all means, scour the online stores for the best deals, but always try a new helmet on first. You can do this at your local dealership, gear shop, or even just borrow a friend’s, but always try a new model on before buying. Even if you’ve got all the measurements right, a new helmet may turn out to be too big or too snug.
If you’re buying new boots online, it’s a new pair you’ve never worn before, and there is no way to try them on at a local shop, order one size too big. Worst case scenario, you can use sole inserts to adjust the fit; if you get a size too small, there’s no way to expand the boots. Most stores will offer return options, sure, but if you’re looking for a discount or a deal, it might not always be possible.
Jackets and pants need to be tried on before purchase. However, if you’re in a situation where you just can’t do it, apply the same principle and err on the side of getting something too big rather than too small. It’s fairly easy to adjust a loose jacket or pants with a belt; to squeeze into something too small, on the other hand, is a bit trickier and significantly more uncomfortable.
Where do you find the best deals when you’re buying motorcycle gear online?