As the long days and warm nights of summer quickly approach, women riders can gear up for the open road with new styles of boots, helmets and a jacket from Harley-Davidson. New riding gear technologies and performance enhancements combine to create a collection of footwear and apparel ready to be worn on your next road trip.
Hydration Pack Jacket
The new womens Wind Crest Mesh Jacket from Harley-Davidson MotorClothes is a break from traditional black leather in both color and design. This jacket acts just like a Camelback with internal pockets that accept accessory hydration packs for so you have access to water while riding. Like a Camelback, you can suck on a tube attached to a water bottle thats packed right inside your jacket. Great for long, hot days in the saddle.
The polyester mesh outer construction allows air to flow to the riders torso for additional cooling on those warm days. Internal pockets at the shoulders and elbows accept lightweight FXRG body armor for increased protection. Sublimated and embroidered graphics on the back are distinctive during the day, while reflective piping is visible to other motorists at night. A mandarin collar and two hand-warmer pockets in the front make this jacket an all around great summer must-have. Available in XS – XL, and in extended sizes. The Wind Crest Mesh Jacket retails for $125. Check out the new Skyline women-only helmet below that matches the jacket.
New Womens Helmet Style
The new Womens Shimmer Hybrid Ultra-Light Skyline Half Helmet from Harley-Davidson is constructed with a hybrid fiberglass and Aramid shell using an exclusive process. The entire helmet weighs just 1 pound 6 ounces, which is 17 percent lighter than traditional fiberglass helmets. The Skyline is Harleys line of helmets specifically designed for women riders.
In addition, Harley-Davidson is introducing a new Skyline Half Helmet that matches the Wind Crest jacket mentioned above. It retails for $175.
Like other Skyline helmets, its woman-specific design includes a 10 mm deeper cavity for a lower profile fit, a washable anti-static comfort liner that reduces helmet hair, a pony-tail notch and interlocking side and crown liners for a customized fit. Its available in sizes XXS – XXL and meets all DOT requirements. The Shimmer Hybrid Helmet retails for $235. Its high priced becuase its lighter weight construction and the the graphic design.
New Riding Boots
The womens Calico boots are made with supple full-grain leather. The knee-high boots feature a 3-inch heel, rounded toe and inside zipper for easy on-and-off. A corset-inspired leather lace-up criss-crosses the back of the boot from the heel up to the calf ending in a bow. A rubber outsole and Welt construction add a bit of stability and durability for the woman on the move.
The logger-inspired Laramie womens 8-inch lace-up features subtle design details that give this classic style a distinctive edge. Made with a full-grain leather upper, the boot features an oil, abrasion and slip-resistant rubber logger outsole, helping to provide increased stability on multiple terrains. Contrast stitching, branded metal rivets and a metal Bar-and-Shield logo complete the look of this boot.
Created with serious women riders in mind, the engineer style of the Linda gets a modern make-over. The Linda features riding technologies that include a screw-secured heel, peg bars, heel rest and 3M reflective material for visibility on the road. These boots also feature an abrasion, oil and slip-resistant rubber outsole and an inside zipper for ease-of-wear. Silver buckles at the ankle and calf highlight the white Harley-Davidson Motorcycles stitching and de-bossed phantom logo.
Mens and other womens styles are available at Harley-Davidson dealerships and select retailers around the country. To locate the nearest dealer or to view more Harley-Davidson styles online visit Harley-Davidson.com.
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