I’m an old soul, no two ways about it; a bit of a rebel, perhaps even a hoodlum. I prefer to stand out by embracing the ‘50s vibe of a motorcycle-riding-James-Dean rather than current trends in biker regalia.
When it comes to finding riding gear for the lower half of the body, women riders who are tall and/or curvy have the hardest time finding gear that fits. Thats because there is a very limited selection of styles available in larger sizes, unlike jackets, where there are more options available. We’ve compiled a comprehensive list with the most current sizing and prices to date of leather pants and chaps in womens sizes 14 up to 26, including tall.
Even just a few years ago, a woman who was tall, large or curvy—or any combination of the three—had a difficult time finding riding gear that would fit well, protect and help her look good while riding a motorcycle. And if she wanted a choice of styles? Forget it. Like me, many women have stuffed themselves into mens gear for years just to be protected or ride in gear that just doesn’t fit quite right.
Black motorcycle jackets are a dime a dozen, so when I find a leather jacket thats not black, Im all over it. The one that caught my eye this time is a very dark brown, vintage-style, mid-weight leather jacket called the Dame made by River Road. If you like black, though, River Road offers that color as well.