Summer Motorcycle Gear Buyers’ Guide: For the Touring Woman

Apr 30, 2015 View Comments by

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It’s a great time to be a rider. Never before in the history of motorcycles have there been so many options when it comes to both motorcycles and riding gear. There’s a bike for every riding style, preference, and price—whichever mount you choose, there’s plenty of gear to match. In RoadRUNNER’s Summer Gear Buyers’ Guide, you’ll find seven distinct outfits that correspond to five different types of riding, motorcycle, and in many cases, lifestyle. Each is complete with a helmet, jacket, pants, gloves, boots, and other apparel items and accessories specific to that genre of our sport. The fourth installment of the guide is aimed at female touring enthusiasts.

Though the list is far from exhaustive, the editors of RoadRUNNER have carefully selected each outfit with the inclusion of as many options as possible. So without further adieu, welcome to summer!

1. Helmet: Scorpion EXO-T1200 Quattro
Replete with high-end features like AirFit inflatable cheek pads and an emergency release system, the Scorpion EXO-T1200 is a great fit for touring riders.The helmet’s Venturi Super Vent (VSV) System is designed for maximum cooling. $359.95 www.scorpionusa.com

2. Jacket: Cortech Women’s LRX Air 2 Mesh
Shoulder and elbow armor, back pad, and 1680D polyester in impact areas give this mesh jacket valuable protection. A zip out two-stage Aqua-Therm liner extends the jacket’s riding season. $179.99 www.cortechperformance.com

3. Accessory: HEDz Head Sock
The HEDz Head Sock is a polyester microfiber tube that can be used or configured over a dozen different ways and comes in a variety of patterns. Perfect for long-haired riders. $15 www.real-rider.com

4. Gloves: Held Rachel Woman
The Rachel’s goatskin leather and stretch fabric outer shell is lined with a GORE-TEX membrane. The leather gets doubled up over the palms and covers the hard plastic knuckle protectors. $175 www.heldusa.com

5. Accessory: LDComfort Women’s Riding Shorts
Designed to reduce moisture and chaffing, these riding shorts help extend long days on the road. The thick, compressive fabric keeps riders cool.Seamless construction eliminates pressure points.$39.94 www.ldcomfort.com

6. Pants: Cortech GX-Sport Textile
Despite being a men’s model, Cortech’s GX Sport Textile pants with 500D Spandex Carbolex inseam still work quite well for female touring riders. The pants have abrasion-resistant materials with CE armor in the knees and a removable waterproof liner.$179.99 www.cortechperformance.com

7. Boots: Sedici Women’s Misano Motorcycle
This boot provides great airflow through vented lining and upper, along with comprehensive protection from the leather construction and thermo-set molded shin, ankle, and heel guards. Includes removable toe slider. $149.99 www.cyclegear.com

Click here for the gear guide for cruiser riders, here for adventure gear, or here for men’s touring.

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