WRN contributor Marjorie “Shadow” Kleiman tests Joe Rocket’s light colored mesh women’s motorcycle jacket and pants during the hottest days of summer. See how it faired under the extreme conditions.
My husband, Norm, was getting tired of wearing the same leather motorcycle-riding jacket he’s had for years, so he asked me if I could find him something different. We ignored the silly adage that you shouldn’t mix leather and textile and chose a waterproof textile jacket that fits him perfectly, looks great with his leather chaps and looks even better when he’s sitting on his motorcycle.
As we ride into autumn with fallen leaves swirling around us—and occasional bursts of cool or warm temperatures (depending on what part of the country you live in)—a jacket that can handle change is essential. With a variety of features, these new styles from Alpinestars, Joe Rocket and Harley-Davidson can transition from keeping us warm to cooling us down.
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A new riding season is a good reason for women riders to clean out their closets and invest in some new gear. Now that the cold weathers on its way out, we’ve got some great new jacket and pant options from several trusted (and new!) names in motorcycle apparel.
Textile motorcycle riding gear was once worn only by adventure-touring and off-road riders. Now these abrasion-resistant fabric jackets and pants are nearly as popular as leather gear among the mainstream street-riding population. Over the last 10 years, we’ve seen major advances in fabric versatility, as well as in style and sizing. You asked, and designers listened.