Women do not have it easy when it comes to shopping for motorcycle gear. For the men bikers, they can just visit any one of the local dealership, try on something they like, pay for it, and then the purchase is done. Unfortunately, women make up only a small number of bikers and the choices of motorcycle gear is limited.
Most of the motorcycle jackets for sale are designed to fit the body of men bikers. We have to admit the fact that women’ body is different from the men’s body and what is fitting for the men does not fit the women. Women have curves and a jacket size may fit the upper body but not the lower part of the body. So if the safety riding gear does not fit well for women on the bike, the jacket loses its functionality and safety purposes.
When women try on motorcycle jackets for women, we do not go for how well it looks on us but how well it fits us when we are sitting on our motorcycle. The safety gear should fit better when we are seated on the bike rather than when we are standing beside it. The sleeve length should be slightly longer than usual. The jacket should also feel fitting across the chest and loose across the shoulders especially when you are reaching forward for the handlebars.
All-weather jackets are designed for all seasons and they should have removable liners and well ventilated for airflow. Jackets that are waterproof should have covered or sealed zippers to keep you dry. Some jackets may have straps on the sleeves to help keep armour in place. The more features like this a garment has, the more likely it is to be both comfortable and functional across many riding conditions.
The purpose of the riding jacket is for protection against impact and abrasion resistance. The jacket should be armoured and made of good quality material to be crashworthy. The seams of the jacket should be constructed and stitched in such a way that it does not burst open upon impact.
Today, there are more variety of jacket to choose from as more brands are coming out with more motorcycle jackets designed for women. Shopping for a good quality jacket e.g. Alpinestars motorcycle jacket or any other brands at reasonable price is possible. If you need to keep to your budget, look out for the discounted items which usually consist of older designs that the store wants to clear to make way for new stocks. New arrivals always cost more than the older stocks. Most important is we are buying a jacket for its primary function, and that is protection.