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Product Review: Georgia II Women's Jacket from Fly Racing

Low-cost, full-featured, three-season textile jacket

By Tricia Szulewski
5/6/2013

Although most riders associate the gear from Fly Racing with dirt bikes and other forms of off-road motorcycling, the company has been beefing up its line of street motorcycle gear, offering a small collection of women's street-biking apparel that includes jackets, pants and gloves.

To get a sense of how these items stack up against the competition, we reviewed the Georgia II Ladies Jacket, a waterproof, breathable nylon jacket with a friendly price tag and all the features you’d expect to find in a more expensive package. 

Fly Racing Georgia II Jacket Review
WRN contributor Tricia Szulewski wears the Fly Racing Georgia II Ladies Jacket, available in white (shown), black, red, and pink. These matching CoolPro Ladies Gloves are also available from Fly Racing in white or pink for $29.99.

On Bike Fly Racing Georgia II Jacket Review
The Georgia II’s sporty, waist-length design is anatomically fitted with precurved sleeves for maximum comfort when bent in a riding position.

Armor Fly Racing Georgia II Jacket Review
The CE-approved shoulder and elbow armor is removable, as is the included back pad.

Inside Liner Fly Racing Georgia II Jacket Review
The jacket’s full-sleeved, quilted polyester liner includes two interior pockets that are good for stowing a cell phone and other essentials.

Inside Fly Racing Georgia II Jacket Review
Removing the liner from the Georgia II does not result in a loss of storage space, as the outer shell's interior pockets are duplicates of the liner's pockets. To remove the liner, simply unsnap two waist snaps and two snaps on each sleeve, then unzip the liner from the shell.

Fly Racing Georgia II Jacket Review
The outer shell includes a vertically zippered pocket on the interior of the left breast panel. Two exterior hand-warmer packets are also zippered shut.


Vents Fly Racing Georgia II Jacket Review
Vents on each shoulder are opened with a zipper that’s otherwise hidden from view.

Backside Fly Racing Georgia II Jacket Review
The same is true for two large vertical rear vents.

Collar Fly Racing Georgia II Jacket Review
A Velcro tab keeps the outer shell’s zipper pull from smacking you in the neck or chin. Tricia liked that the pull was long and therefore easy to use. Another Velcro tab secures the jacket’s collar, but the small piece of Velcro could be larger to allow for more adjustability.

Sleeve Fly Racing Georgia II Jacket Review
While the Georgia II's sleeves are pretty wide, each sleeve has a double, three-position snap cincher to help achieve the right fit.

Cuff Fly Racing Georgia II Jacket Review
Snap and zipper cuffs open wide to help allow thick gloves to fit underneath.

Sleeve Fly Racing Georgia II Jacket Review
Unfortunately, even zipped and snapped, the cuff is pretty loose, which lets air into the sleeve unless you wear gloves with large gauntlets that extend over the cuff. Wearing the liner helps a bit, as its elasticized cuffs are fitted to the wrists.

Waist Adjustment Fly Racing Georgia II Jacket Review
Zippers on each side extend all the way to the armpit, with gussets to keep out air and water. This is handy for those times when you need to layer up (or when you’ve eaten a big meal and need some extra room).

Waist Adjustment Fly Racing Georgia II Jacket Review
If you find there's still too much room in the waist, the Velcro tabs at the bottom of the jacket help take in the material.

Woman Rider Fly Racing Georgia II Jacket Review
Tricia found the waist adjusters to be positioned too low for her shape. She’d prefer that the material cinch higher up, which would make the jacket less "boxy" and help to accentuate her womanly curves.

Reflective Panels Fly Racing Georgia II Jacket
High-visibility piping and reflective logos on the front, back, and sides of the jacket make it easier for other drivers to see you at night.

Motorcycle Fly Racing Georgia II Jacket Review
While the jacket provided enough material to cover her lower back, Tricia wished the design curved down slightly more in the back to provide a little extra security by being snug to her midsection.

Update July 11, 2016: The Georgia II Ladies Jacket is no longer available but other women's jackets are. Be sure to check Fly Racing’s fitment chart, available on its website, to be sure you're getting the right size. Tricia wore an XL, which according to the company translates into a 9/10. She says she usually fits into a size 12 jacket, but the XL fit her nicely. More information available at FlyRacing.com

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