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.
Shown here, from right to left, are the Roxanne, the Pink Conga and the Nancy. Each jacket design comes in a variety of colors.
Three Climate Options in One Jacket
This Alter Ego 3.0 Hybrid Jacket for women riders is from Joe Rocket. Its a multi-climate solution for all-weather riders. The hybrid jacket is comprised of three layers—a CE-armored, FreeAir mesh main jacket; a zip-on, 100-percent waterproof outer layer; and a removable fleece vest inner liner—giving you three distinct climate options in one jacket.
For protection, the Sapphire jacket comes with removable or upgradable EVA foam armor in the shoulders, elbows and back. Several interior and exterior pockets provide room for essentials, adjustable waist side belts offer a personalized fit, while a snap-down collar keeps you secure in the wind. For more information and to find out how to purchase, visit RiverRoadGear.com.
Classic Leather with Custom Climate Control
Constructed of drum-dyed leather with zippered venting on the front and back, Harley-Davidson’s new women’s Juneau Leather Jacket provides custom climate control in varying temperatures. This is achieved through a 100-percent poly-twill liner thats complemented by the action back and power-stretch material on the sides of the outer garment. Pockets at the elbows and shoulders accept accessory body armor for added protection.
Vintage orange and cream piping on the Juneau Leather Jacket matches the embroidered graphics for classic styling. Available in women’s sizes XS-3W.
Matching style and comfort are available with the Juneau Leather Vest and Juneau Leather Chaps. Both are made from leather, with 100-percent poly-twill lining and stretch fabric to maximize comfort. The Chaps feature cut-to-length hems and adjustable back lacing for optimal fit.
The Juneau Leather Jacket starts at $395, the Juneau Leather Vest at $160, and the Juneau Leather Chaps start at $275. For more information and to find a dealer near you, visit Harley-Davidson.com.
Superior Technical Riding Gear, Ultimate Protection!
Harley-Davidson is declaring its new FXRG Leather Jacket and Overpant “the next generation of women’s technical riding gear.” Offering the ultimate in breathability, both garments are constructed of waterproof, lightweight cowhide leather that’s bonded to a windproof and waterproof Cocona Technology membrane. Did you hear that? Waterproof leather! Remember that when you see the price at the end of this article.
Six zippered air vents on the jacket offer fully customizable airflow, and the removable PrimaLoft warmth liner can be worn separately as an off-the-bike jacket. A removable kidney belt and action back provide optimal comfort, while removable lightweight body armor at the elbows and shoulders increases protection. The jacket is highly reflective, with 3M Scotchlite reflective material sewn throughout.
The FXRG Leather Jacket is available in women’s sizes XS-2XL. A zipper at the back waist attaches to the FXRG Overpant.
The FXRG Leather Overpant fully integrates with the FXRG Leather Jacket. Designed to be worn over jeans, the pant features stretch Cordura fabric at the inner thigh and back knee for riding comfort and versatility. Other comfort and performance features include angled thigh vents, pre-curved knee panels, an adjustable waist, and a full-length side zip for easy on and off. Removable lightweight body armor at the knees and back hip enhance protection, and 3M Scotchlite reflective material sewn throughout increases visibility at night.
The FXRG Leather Jacket starts at $650, while the FXRG Leather Overpant starts at $400. Both garments are backed by a limited lifetime warranty. These garments are for women riders who are serious about protection and see the value in investing in high-quality gear that will mostly likely last a lifetime. For more information and to find a dealer near you, visit Harley-Davidson.com.