In the big world of motorcycling finding the right gear is easy, if you’re a guy. With all the companies producing stock on the assembly line mainly for men throughout the 50’s to the present day some of the companies have failed greatly in adapting their demographic market to the huge rising number in women riders needing motorcycle rain gear over the past few years. When you are riding on a bike it’s of utmost importance to be able to move freely and easily, provide warmth, flexibility, ventilation and very importantly be water proof. It’s for this reason that more and more companies are slowly but surely catching on that women need motorcycle rain gear just as much as any guy.
What Gear Do I Need?
Well consider the following list is a good start:
- Motorcycle Jacket
- Motorcycle Gloves
- Motorcycle Boots
- Motorcycle Helmet
- Motorcycle Pants
Motorcycle Jackets For Safety
Women’s motorcycle leather jackets are probably the most important for obvious reasons and are primarily designed for your safety as well. These stylish leather jackets are smartly padded with hard leather or sometimes even Kevlar on strategic points on your body like your elbows, shoulders, back and neck. If you ride any model of the stunning Victory Motorbikes like the Vegas 8 ball or Kingpin then chances are you want a Ladies Leather Jacket that compliments your bike in design and style. Make sure to get it fitted if you are tall or short.
If you don’t want your hands to freeze off or get ripped off on your first fall then motorcycle gloves are a necessity. There are different types of gloves that offer different purposes so make sure you know what you are looking for. The idea is to keep your hands safe, flexible, comfortable, dry, warm and make sure that you have a good grip on your handles.
Another important accessory here is motorcycle boots that serve a very important purpose. You’ll want your boots to ensure that you have a decent tread and foothold on your pedals so make sure they have a good grip thread on the soles. You’ll also want them to be breathable but keep your feet dry at the same time so have a look online or at your local Motorbike store that deals in riding gear. Good quality brands to consider may be Touring Dryline and Gor-Tex among many others.
Motorcycle helmets are so important it’s worth laying down a few points. You want your helmet to offer functionality combined with total safety. Firstly it needs to meet the standards of your local authority like in the U.S it’s called D.O.T (US Department of Transportation). They have set standards that bikers helmets need to meet in order to be deemed roadworthy.
Motorcycle rain gear won’t be complete without a decent pair of motorcycle pants which are preferably made of good quality leather. Make sure to get a pair that fits snuggly with enough room left for movement keeping in mind if you’re short or tall.