Dainese (pronounced die-neh-zeh) is an Italian company founded in 1972 by Lino Dainese. It specializes in protective gear for motorcycling, mountain biking and downhill skiing.
It is known well in motorcycling circles, sponsoring current riders such as Valentino Rossi and Max Biaggi. I discovered this company through Kathie Carter my motorcycle instructor at Harley Davidson. I decided to check out their gear at the Costa Mesa store on Saturday. Located on 1645 Superior Avenue, the store has some great merchandise with everything for the motorcyclist crowd – racing gear, jackets, helmets, gloves, full suits … you name it, they’ve got it. Not exactly cheap but then again you get what you pay for. The quality is great and the cool factor high!
Dainese front window.
Great selection of boots … Variant with perforated leather, Composite inserts and Shifter guards.
A great selection of full face helmets with cool graphics.
A Ducati to sit and try your gear!
Gloves … gauntlets, shorties, cold weather, warm weather, wet weather – they have you covered.
Here’s what I walked out with: Racing leather jacket with armor, sleeve zippers and breathable non removable liner that keeps you insulated from the elements. It was a fantastic buy. A special thanks to Tom the salesman helping me out. Very patient and great service.
Gauntlet gloves to match …
And yes, I did try it out this morning as I went for a cruise 🙂