Ready to cash in on the growing women’s segment? Today’s top manufacturers offer a wide range of women’s-specific riding apparel options cut to flatter and designed to keep women riders safe as they hit the open road.
Protecting women and doing so in a stylish way is something Icon has perfected. The new Women’s Hooligan2 Glam Jacket embodies this and further raises the bar for the competition. Donning the same chassis and CE protection as the men’s Hooligan2 jackets, the Hooligan2 Glam jacket has been specially designed to fit the unique contours of female riders.
Five gloves are happy to introduce their new 2011 advanced waterproof gloves. The WFX Skin glove is built with high-tech reinforced fingers and knuckles surrounded by high-quality, full-grain leather. The palm is designed with synthetic fabrics with a digital print covering its Thinsulate lining. The WFX’s membrane is made out of Hipora; it is entirely waterproof and extremely breathable. Suggested retail is $74.99.
Joe Rocket says the Atomic 4.0 jacket offer ladies endless fitment options with its exclusive SureFit multi-point adjustment system. For comfort in virtually any climate, the Atomic 4.0 sports Rocketʼs Variable Flow ventilation and is 100-percent waterproof. Tone-on-tone graphic detailing rounds out the options on this jacket starting at $149.99.
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The Quest Jacket offers a women’s-specific pattern for a superior fit; a 500-denier Airguard nylon shell; pre-curved and rotated sleeves; a 100-percent windproof, waterproof and breathable Z-Liner membrane lined shell; removable quilted insulated liner; four easy access pockets, including an interior media pocket with cord opening; as well as quick adjust waist, hip, forearm and biceps features. The Quest Jacket has a soft touch microfiber-lined collar; Velcro closures on the cuffs, collar and placket; 360˚ reflective elements; removable impact-absorbing molded armor in the shoulders and elbows; a removable foam back pad and the Ventec adjustable airflow system in the sleeve, chest and back. The Quest Jacket is available in sizes 4-14 for $179.95 and size 16 for $199.95.
The Georgia Ladies Jacket boasts Durable 600-denier nylon outer shell construction as well as a HYDRAGuard durable, waterproof/breathable membrane. It is anatomically fit for the riding position with removable CE-approved armor in the shoulders and elbows, plus a comfort pad in the back. The Georgia gets high visibility reflective piping and logos for added safety as well as full-length, adjustable, zippered side gussets for a customized fit. Two large shoulder intake vents and two large back exhaust vents help keep riders cool, and a removable, full-sleeve quilted liner has internal cargo pockets. Available in white, black, red and pink, the Georgia retails at $139.95.
Fieldsheer’s Roma 2.0 Women’s Jacket boasts a 600-denier Carbolex outer shell with CE-approved armor in the shoulder and elbows plus a SP Memory Foam back pad. Additional features include a Rainguard 100-percent waterproof, breathable barrier; Ram Air sleeve and back vents for maximum air flow; adjustable Velcro waist tabs; and adjustable upper and lower sleeve take-ups to help secure armor in place. Riders have plenty of storage with two hand warmer pockets, a zippered map pocket and two cargo lining pockets, plus phone and cargo pockets on the removable liner.
Women riders can stand out in Shift’s Flare textile jacket featuring a durable accordion rib knit integrated into the waist, sleeve and collar, allowing for a tailored fit. A custom-zippered chest vent plus a back exhaust vent provide greater airflow and circulation. Premium, water-resistant fabrics provide both comfort and durability; removable CE-approved EVO-lady shoulder and elbow armor provide impact protection; and an integrated pocket allows for the addition of a back protector. Sleeve and chest pockets give her additional storage and auto-lock zippers in the sleeve cuffs ensure a secure fit. The Flare is available in black, black/white, white/light pink and plaid for $149.95 in sizes XS to XL.
Scorpion’s Kingdom jacket is specifically tailored to a woman’s physique, featuring stretch panels on the sides for a contoured fit, plus side zippers for additional adjustment at the waist. The outer shell is constructed of a sturdy 600-denier nylon with a water-resistant polyurethane coating. Taped seams help keep riders dry should spring showers crop up, while a removable full-sleeve EverHeat thermal liner keeps things cozy until summer riding season. The Kingdom was designed to be superior riding gear first, stylish second, so removable CE-approved Exo-Tec armor was incorporated in the elbows and shoulders. The back panel also features a P.E. foam pad hidden in the back-protector pocket. With prices starting at $199.95, the Kingdom is covered by Scorpion’s full 3-year warranty!
The Scarlet Jacket is classically cut, and its cleanly tailored, supple lambskin outer features true riderʼs features like the patent-pending BigAir ventilation system featuring over 80 square inches of FreeAir mesh cleverly integrated into the front zipper. The Scarlet also features pockets for optional CE-rated elbow, shoulder and spine protection; a removable insulated vest liner; ride friendly pre-curved sleeves; SureFit waist adjustment; a reﬂective stripe and a touch of black-on-black embroidery. The Scarlet is available in sizes XS through “2Diva” for $299.99.