Shield yourself while riding

Time to grab these protective items to defend the body from scorching heat

By Author  |  Published: 11th Mar 2019  7:32 pm
Shield yourself

Overexposure to sun can cause wrinkles, sunburn and a lot of skin damage. The sun’s rays are the strongest and it is important to protect yourself. While continuously applying sunscreen is a must to stay protected from the sun’s harmful effects, there are other factors too to keep in mind, especially when you are riding a two-wheeler that can make the situation taxing during the summer as the heat gets unbearable.

Therefore, to tackle this issue, we bring a list of accessories that can help you to stay cool when you are commuting from home to workplace.

Mesh jackets

Some think that wearing the bare minimum on a ride can help keep them cool, but this can lead to sunstroke. The best way to avoid the effects of the sun is by covering up. Hence, use mesh jackets that allows maximum airflow compared to other jackets. They absorb moisture and allow the body to breathe freely.

Ventilated helmets

Most of the helmets have vents. Remember to open them up before your ride. However, at high speeds, keep it closed to protect the face from debris as well as dust.

Breathable gloves

It helps in protecting the driving arm against sun damage and maintains flexibility as well as coolness.

Sunglass cover-ups

They have a plastic frame that’s designed to fit up against your face to prevent sun from sneaking in. Also, while buying a pair of sunglasses, make sure to check the label before you buy. Any shades you wear should block 100 per cent of UVA and UVB.

Hydration pack

Riding on the road dehydrates you a lot quicker than you think. Therefore, it is important to keep a hydration pack, like carrying a water bottle, that comes in quite handy in these situations. Take breaks if you’re travelling long distances and consume water.

Shield yourself