If you only have a single motorbike outfit and helmet, then keeping your kit stored when you’re not using it will probably be fairly straightforward.
However, if you have more than one set of kit – one for trackdays, for example, with another for touring, one for weekend chip-runs and one for occasional off-roading – then keeping your kit stored safety and out of the way can start to become tricky.
Of course, you can always pop it out of the way in a wardrobe for example but one thing to bear in mind is the weight of motorcycle kit – I’ve just weighed a textile touring suit with decent armour throughout and it was 5.5kg – that’s without any airbag inserts.
That’s considerably more than the equivalent space of normal clothing so a traditional wardrobe may not be up to the task of holding a selection of motorcycle clothing.
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You could also do with not shutting clothing away (unless you’re putting it away for say the winter) so that it gets some air circulation around it to keep it fresh.
There’s nothing worse than digging out clothing from the loft when the weather improves and it’s musty at best and at worst, been eaten by moths or mice.
Here are a few ideas to help you keep your kit handy and in tip-top shape.
1. Heavy Duty Clothing Rail
The most basic way of hanging your motorcycle clothing and familiar to anyone whou2019s ever been
It’s basic but can be moved on the included castors, the metal parts are powder-coated for a durable finish and it is assembled with no tools necessary.
Handle plenty of gear
Jackets and trousers only
2. Songmics Clothing Rack
Described as u2018Heavy Dutyu2019, this clothing rack/wardrobe frame comes up as Amazonu2019s
The height of the shelves is adjustable and each of them is capable of holding 40kg, so helmets, boots and gloves are easily accommodated.
Plenty of capacity
Storage all necessary kit
Open so clothing may get dusty
3. Vasgale Coat Rack
While this coat rack is intended for less dynamic kit than our riding gear, it is still a nice
The combination of metal frame and wooden shelf gives a nice balance and there is also a black and grey version available too.
Simple and effective
House day-to-day riding gear
Suit most interiors
Must drill into wall to fix
4. LQKYWNA Helmet Stand
The pricing of these helmet stands is almost as confusing as the company naming concept; one is
It helps to maintain airflow around the helmet while keeping it out of the way of harm. Simple and effective with good reviews.
Keep helmets secure
Allow air flow for freshness
Good for storage and display
May mark interior padding
5. Sealey Helmet and Gear Tidy
This handy gear tidy from tool manufacturer Sealey is fairly small u2013 49cm x 35cm - but is
Formed in metal tube with mesh shelves, this allows air to circulate around both the helmet and gloves, so it would be good to let them dry after a wet ride, thanks to the air circulating around.
Keeps helmet and gloves out of harm’s way
Allow air to circulate
Simple and effective
Expensive for what it is
6. Tinton Wall Mount
This wall-mounted rack is a very nice design, combining wood and metal for a look and feel that
The lower hook can be used for clothing either on a hanger for a suit, for example, or simply a jacket hung like a normal coat hook.
Padded helmet rest
May not suit all tastes
7. Generic Bracket
This generic bracket is designed to house a helmet and a jacket or suit and has a very small
Biodegradable and environmentally friendly
Low-profile on wall
Only secured by one screw
8. Premier Lockers
So this is more the kind of thing you might install at work for you and one or two other bikers or
There is also the option of installing tube heaters in the base to keep your kit at a suitable temperature and the base, as well as the doors, are perforated to allow air circulation.
House all riding kit
Perhaps overkill for at home
9. Biker Tidy
The Biker Tidy storage system was designed by a biker, so you can imagine it works. Available as
The use of a metal-tube frame and mesh shelving means plenty of air circulation to keep your kit fresh and help it dry after a wet ride with an optional drip tray.
House all of your kit
Allow kit to stay fresh and dry
Takes up space