The end of the rain and mild climate is coming, and there will be times when full leather motorcycle suits are just a bit too sporty (and hot) for your purposes. What you need instead is a classic leather motorcycle jacket that protects you, and looks timelessly cool, without making you feel as though you're in 'must rider fast' mode.
As implied by its name, and backed up by its looks, the Dainese Santa Monica jacket is the kind of motorcycle jacket that wouldn't be out of place on a beach-bound jaunt along one of Thailand’s beautiful beaches. The retro styling defies its modern construction; it's made from Dainese 'D-Skin' leather with CE-approved armor at the shoulders and elbows. There are also titanium sliders on the outside of the shoulders – so if you crash, at least there'll be crowd-pleasing sparks.
The Dainese Santa Monica motorcycle jacket is vented for warm weather use, with a removable thermal liner – just in case the weather doesn' t quite live up to the tropical expectation. Of course Dainese makes much more motorcycle jackets but the Santa Monica was one of the best value for money.