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After a long motorbike ride in the rain. How do you get your motorbike clothes dry fairly quickly?

Im doing a project at University. Ive decided to come up with a good way of drying out motorbike clothes or coats.
What do methods do people use at the moment to dry out jackets and heavy clothing fairly quickly?

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11 Responses to “After a long motorbike ride in the rain. How do you get your motorbike clothes dry fairly quickly?”

  1. Timbo is here said:

    Well you really can’t. Most, particularly leather, need to be hung to dry naturally. A waterproof oversuit, I find, will get rid of most of the water with a good shake and dry quite quickly anyway.

  2. Think for Yourself said:

    Just hang them up and put a fan on them.

  3. Polar Bear said:

    Learn tummo meditation.

  4. grenmatta said:

    Most textile clothing can be tumble-dried but it’s a pain having to remove / refit the body armour every time. Leather must be allowed to dry naturally si I avoid it except in summer.

  5. Buster Brown said:

    Go for a motorbike ride in the sun. Seriously, synthetic motorbike gear does not take long to dry out whatever method you use. You are looking for an answer to a question that nobody is asking.

  6. philipscown said:

    I’ve never tried to dry my leathers “fairly quickly”. General advice is to hang them somewhere not too hot and let them dry naturally. Failure to do this leeds to hard, brittle and cracked leather.

    There used to be a product for drying gloves and boots. A large wad of something inserted into the item. I suspect it was like a big silica gel pack. I also never tried it.

  7. Max Cruise said:

    I wear waterproof textile riding gear. Or I wear a rain suit. Either way, clothing dries quickly.
    Can’t comment on leather riding gear. Never owned a leather jacket.
    Sorry I can’t be of more help.

  8. Firecracker . said:

    Even textile gear gets wet. Into the padding and liners sometimes.
    A waterproof oversuit works wonders and packs small.
    Drying quickly is almost an impossibility.
    Leather does not take heat well when wet, it must dry rather slowly. Textiles may dry in the dryer, but it also depends on how they are made. Those vapor barriers work to keep water inside the jacket almost as well as keeping it out.

  9. bikinkawboy said:

    I’ve been touring for many years and have been in some really drenching rains, including one where you literally pour the water out of your boots after you stop.

    First off, mink oil on leather garments will help waterproof them to some degree. One thing you don’t want to do is to dry leather gloves over a light bulb because the result is the same as O.J. Simpson’s too little gloves. When traveling, one normally has extra clothes, so the best thing to do is to change and let the wet ones dry or find a Laundromat. Otherwise, if the sun comes out, bungee stuff on the back of the seat and let them flap in the breeze. The best way to dry boots and tennis shoes is to stuff them full of wadded up newspapers and let them set overnight.

  10. Philip P said:

    I’m Lucky in that I have a specific room for my biking gear.
    My textile jacket is made in three seperate layers, this is the armoured outer layer a removable gortex and then a quilted liner.
    To dry that jacket quickly the outer later is removed and hung to dry the gortex is wiped then hung to dry, the quilted liner is washed to remove sweat and odour, then tumble dried.
    My Leathers are first wiped down while still wearing them and If practical allowed to dry on the body
    If they are totally soaked they are hung inside out on a hanger in my dehumidified room this is fitted with a de humidifier which takes water out of the air using an air conditioner type unit. The process does not heat or dry the leather it removed water from the air which circulates around it.
    When the liners are dry the leathers are turned the right way out and then they are wiped clean and fed with a leather treatment before being hung to dry.
    process usually takes a whole day so once the liner is dry I usually wear them then to assist in the drying process.

  11. First Ascent said:

    Radiator for textiles, hang in the airing cupboard for leathers


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