If you are a woman motorcycle rider you probably already know how hard it can be to find motorcycle gear that is designed for women. Fortunately, there are more woman riders than ever before, and the market has really started to open up to more woman-friendly designs. Here are some of the most popular brands, styles and selections of women’s motorcycle gear, motorcycle helmets, motorcycle boots and motorcycle jackets.
Women’s Motorcycle Helmets
Wearing a helmet properly strapped on your head is now mandatory in many states, but that’s not the only reason you should be shopping for a woman’s motorcycle helmet. A motorcycle helmet is the best protective gear you can wear while riding a motorcycle or street bike. Not only are they necessary for optimal safety, women’s motorcycle helmets make riding your bike more fun too. A good-fitting motorcycle helmet will deflect wind blasting in your face and eyes, cut down on wind noise in your ears, and protect you against bugs and other debris flying through the air. Scorpion, Shoei and Icon all make awesome full-face helmets in woman-friendly designs.
Women’s Motorcycle Boots
Just as important protective gear as your helmet, boots protect your toes and ankles while you are riding and will save your feet and lower legs from impacts with rocks and debris kicked up from the road and other bikes. Alpinestars, Gaerne, River Road, and SIDI all make tough motorcycle boots for women that are quality-made and durable enough to protect your feet and toes in a crash, yet still look great with a pair of jeans or riding pants.
Women’s Motorcycle Jackets
While the primary reason for women’s motorcycle jackets is to protect you from riding injuries when you fall, you want to look good while you’re riding too, right? You might ride your bike with a bunch of men, but that doesn’t mean you want to look like one. Motorcycle jackets for women fit differently than motorcycle jackets for men, which is why it’s important that you buy a motorcycle jacket made expressly for women. Alpinestars, Fieldsheer, Icon, Joe Rocket, Scorpion, and Shift all make great women’s specific motorcycle jackets. You’ll find that their styles are streamlined with edgy, articulated designs cut to fit a woman’s curves.
Women’s Jersey/Pant Combos
If you ride Motocross or dirt bikes competitively, you can complete your riding look with a women’s jersey/pant combo from Answer, Fly, MSR, O’Neal, Thor, or Troy Lee Designs. All of these brands make gear combos sized and shaped to fit women. Available in many fun and stylish colors and designs (hot pink and black color combos are hot right now), most retailers even offer the option to personalize your gear combo’s jersey with a name and number for an additional charge.
Woman-specific motorcycle gear is not always easy to find, but when you do find it, you’ll realize why it’s so important. Correctly sized motorcycle gear made to fit a woman’s body will not only make you feel more comfortable while riding, but will offer increased flexibility and maneuverability, which could prevent an accident or crash.