Riding Gear Perfect For Labor Day

Embrace your day off—and get ready for —with these 5 cool accessories.

Motorcyclist with Honda customized bike.
It’s Labor Day and you’ve got the day off—get out there and ride!Gijs Coolen/Pexels

What better way to celebrate Labor Day than by gearing up and spending your long weekend on the road? You’ve worked hard all summer—and you deserve an extended trip out of town. To make your cruise the most enjoyable it can be, check out this selection of ride-enhancing pieces you won’t want to be without. These accessories may soon become your favorite pieces of riding gear for the remainder of the summer riding season, well into fall and beyond. So hop on your trusty steed, and spend the holiday on the highways and byways celebrating in style.

Daytona Cruiser Helmet w/ Captain America Graphics

Daytona Cruiser Helmet with Captain America Graphics
Deck your dome with the colors of the American flag.Amazon

Why not sport your patriotism with a killer open-face helmet from Daytona Cruiser? This lid meets and exceeds DOT safety standards, and with three shell sizes to pick from, you'll get a great-fitting helmet with a look that proudly displays your appreciation of freedom.

The Daytona helmet represents much more than just an impressive appearance. It boasts all the amenities you’d expect from a high-quality lid—moisture-wicking interior fabric, quick-release lock with one-finger release lever, and a removable snap-on gloss black bubble visor. For the price, these helmets are a steal, and in case you want another color or graphic option, many more styles are available.

Paisley Outdoor Face Mask By Indie Ridge

Paisley Outdoor Face Mask By Indie Ridge
Breathable and lightweight, this face mask serves as a good shield from the sun’s rays.Amazon

You'll need all the protection from the sun you can get, and nothing will come in handy more than this breathable, lightweight microfiber seamless tube from Indie Ridge. Use it as a mask or wear around the neck—however you use it, it'll enhance your ride. The seamless design makes this tube easily adaptable for multiple uses, and the hemmed edges ensure that it will never unravel. The microfiber fabric is wind resistant and provides full-spectrum UV protection, so whether you're outside riding, detailing the bike, or firing up the grill, make sure to keep this multipurpose gem within arm's reach.

Harley-Davidson Official Men's Quilted Workwear Vest

Harley-Davidson Official Men’s Quilted Workwear Vest
A great layering option as well as a cool casual piece, this vest does it all.Amazon

It's Labor Day after all, so why not don some utilitarian gear? Directly from Harley Land, this slim-fit Workwear Vest made from hearty cotton canvas is the perfect number to wear on your next ride or while just hanging out with the crew. The casual styling features a quilted design with lightweight fill to keep you warm on those chilly mountain rides with a polyester lining for great comfort. The faded look is accented with embroidered patches and printed graphics for that retro vibe. And don't worry, there are pockets on the back for extra space to stash your stuff, in addition to the snap hand-warmer pockets up front.

Troy Lee Designs Air Gloves

Troy Lee Designs Air Gloves
Rock any number of cool designs on this perfect pair of summertime riding gloves.Amazon

If you're in the market for lightweight, breathable gloves for summer, look no further than Troy Lee Designs' Air gloves. The TLD Air gloves feature a self-dyed, two-way stretch Spandex body that is comfortable and adaptable to all hand sizes and shapes. A dual layer, perforated Clarino synthetic leather palm creates excellent grip, which further allows this glove to be used on any type of motorcycle for the summer. There are all kinds of styles and different colors to choose from in the Troy Lee Designs Air glove line.

PP Picador Motorcycle Riding Goggles w/ Removable Face Mask

PP Picador Motorcycle Riding Goggles with Removable Face Mask
Protect your eyes and face from harmful UV light and road debris with this goggle/mask combo.Amazon

'Tis the season of three-quarter open-face helmets. It's also the time of year that pesky, winged pests come out to party. Those little guys never feel good when they splatter on your cheek, so to combat against the swarm while allowing you the freeing feel of an open-face lid, the goggle/mask from Picador offers an ideal solution. The multifunctional mask not only keeps your entire face safe from bugs and road debris, it also keeps your eyes protected from UV rays—a huge consideration. The lens in the goggles is lightweight, wear resistant, and impact resistant for across-the-board protection. Foam padding around the outer rim makes for a comfortable feel throughout the day. Two vents in the mask optimize airflow over and inside of the lens—a necessity for summer riding.