There are both men and women bikers, but men bikers outnumbered women bikers. When it comes to shopping for motorcycle gear, there not many choices for the women to choose from. But for the men, they can easily find something that they like at the store, pick it up and try it on. If it fits and the quality is acceptable, they pay for it, and the shopping is complete!
Women bikers, whether they are riders or passenger, have to understand that shopping for motorcycle gear is not the same as shopping for their clothing. Whether one is the rider or the passenger, both must understand about taking safety precaution and to put on motorcycle safety gear whenever they get on a bike. Both must understand the consequences of falling off the motorcycle without wearing proper motorcycle apparel.
When it comes to shopping for proper motorcycle apparel, women bikers have to understand that safety must come first. Wearing the size that fits without restricting the necessary movement is important. Choosing and wearing motorcycle gear is first and foremost about safety protection and proper fit, and not so much about looking good.
When we shop for women’s motorcycle jackets, it is different from trying on clothes in front of a mirror. We must understand that motorcycle jackets are designed to fit and perform best when seated on a bike, not standing beside one. Motorcycle jackets are meant to fit snugly at the chest and loose across the shoulder so that when the arms reach out for the handlebars, all will fit properly. The jacket sleeves should also be longer than usual.
There are different types of motorcycle riding jackets. Most are designed to work in more than one season. These jackets have removable liners and strategically placed ventilation for more airflow. There are also waterproof jackets with covered or sealed zippers to keep the bikers dry. Some jackets may have straps on the sleeves to help keep armour in place.
Good quality motorcycle safety apparel is designed for protection against impact and abrasion resistance. The apparel should accommodate armour to be crashworthy. The apparel should be made of high-quality materials that are abrasion resistance e.g. leather and should be stitched with a material that won’t give way to impact.
Motorcycle pants should run slightly long so that the knee armour slides perfectly into place when your feet are on the pegs. Some pants have the ability to adjust your knee armour up or down depending on how tall you are. Choose riding gloves with a pre-curved fit so they feel comfortable when gripping the bar. Riding boots should limit your foot from excessive forward or backward movement.