Women's riding gear has come a long way over the last few years. With more options than ever before, it can be difficult to pick the right jacket for the job. If you're like us, you'll end up with a closet full. A jacket for every occasion, right?
We loved the Marrakesh when it was first released by Klim a few years ago, and we are even more excited now that there is a women's version! The cut give a touch more room in the hips, so the jacket rides comfortably on any kind of motorcycle. The 4-way stretch is a game changer for riding gear, maximizing comfort on the bike. The material is like a semi-mesh, providing ventilation throughout. Be sure to pack a rain shell! This is our jacket of choice here at RoadRUNNER.
The Kilimanjaro was one of the original popular ADV jackets, and now there is a women's version. Like most jackets cut for women, it allows for a little extra room in the hips and a more narrow shoulder. This is a great 3-season jacket, ideal for cooler months. The ventilation design does leave a little to be desired, so swapping to a mesh jacket in the summer months might be a good idea. CE Level 2 armor will keep you protected if you do fall off the bike.
Klim's Altitude jacket is a true 4-season option. It's lighter weight than the Artemis, and the intelligent vent locations will keep you cool in even the hottest riding conditions. When the weather turns, simply close the vents and you will be dry and warm. Lots of pockets let you organize your important items. D3O armor will keep your elbows, shoulders, and back safe from impact.
Roland Sands makes some of the most attractive motorcycle jackets on the market right now, and we love the Maven. It's constructed with GT Racer premium full grain cowhide leather and uses SAS-TEC flex armor. Not only will you be stylish in this jacket, but you won't sacrifice safety.
In the summer you've got to stay cool. The REV'IT! Eclipse does the job well with it's lightweight construction and full front to back mesh paneling. Abrasion resistant 600D panels line the shoulders and elbows for added protection. This jacket is a great value!
The Eve 2 is an incredibly versatile jacket, and a good option if you can only pick one. It features the Olympia Two Layer System. The jacket is constructed with a mesh outer body, but it ships with a rain liner that can be worn either over or under the jacket to protect you from the elements. The rain jacket also doubles as a standalone jacket which is perfect for hanging out around camp or walking to dinner.