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New Leather and Textile Gear for a New Riding Season

Fresh styles from Joe Rocket, Harley-Davidson and more

4/13/2012

A new riding season is a good reason for women riders to clean out their closets and invest in some new gear. Now that the cold weather's on its way out, we’ve got some great new jacket and pant options from several trusted (and new!) names in motorcycle apparel.         

Leather Gear for the Classy Rider  
A new player’s in town in the world of women’s motorcycle apparel. Motorcycle rider Theresa Lovelace recently released a line of motorcycle wear that includes leather jackets, vests, chaps and other accessories. All leather items are 100-percent handmade and use the highest-quality materials with the intent of offering protection, comfort and style for fashion-conscious women riders.          

Shown here, from right to left, are the Roxanne, the Pink Conga and the Nancy. Each jacket design comes in a variety of colors.

Theresa says she’s made it a personal point to create her products with the classy female biker in mind, recognizing that the input and suggestions of women riders are crucial to the product line’s success. Her jackets, vests and chaps are available in a variety of sizes, ranging from 2XS to 3WPlus. To see the full line, visit TheresaLovelace.com

Three Climate Options in One Jacket  
This Alter Ego 3.0 Hybrid Jacket for women riders is from Joe Rocket. It's a multi-climate solution for all-weather riders. The hybrid jacket is comprised of three layers—a CE-armored, FreeAir mesh main jacket; a zip-on, 100-percent waterproof outer layer; and a removable fleece vest inner liner—giving you three distinct climate options in one jacket.       

The multi-point SureFit system on Joe Rocket’s Alter Ego 3.0 Hybrid Jacket allows for custom fitting, ensuring a look and fit that’s just the way you want it.
The multi-point SureFit system on Joe Rocket’s Alter Ego 3.0 Hybrid Jacket allows for custom fitting, ensuring a look and fit that’s just the way you want it.




The Alter Ego 3.0 Hybrid Jacket from Joe Rocket is available in black/white, silver/white, and black/purple in women’s sizes XS-2 Diva. Retail price is $249.99. For more information, visit JoeRocket.com.   

An Updated Textile Jacket with Added Protection
This new and improved Kilimanjaro Women’s Jacket from Firstgear was redesigned with rider feedback in mind. The motorcycle gear company has integrated several new features into the jacket, starting with a waterproof, breathable outer shell made of 400-denier nylon and 100-percent seam-sealed construction. For added abrasion resistance in key areas, 640-denier nylon has been added to the elbows and shoulders.   

 The Women’s Kilimanjaro Jacket from Firstgear is available in women’s sizes XS-3XL in the three colors you see here. Suggested retail price is $299.95, with a two-year limited warranty. 

Other upgrades include fully adjustable D30 T5 CE armor in the shoulders and elbows, delivering the same protection as CE armor but in a thinner and more flexible package. The collar closure utilizes a new slider snap that has adjustment ranges of 1.5 inches for a personalized fit. Cut to fit a woman’s unique figure, the jacket offers compression straps on the bicep and forearms and a waist belt with hook and loop closure.

The Kilimanjaro Women’s Jacket can be purchased at a Firstgear dealer near you. To find a dealer, visit Firstgear-USA.com

A Classic Biker Jacket Designed for Women
Made of premium heavyweight leather, this River Road Sapphire Jacket is a classically styled “biker jacket” cut specifically to fit the lady behind the handlebars. The jacket is equipped with two zippered front intake vents and two rear vertical exhaust vents to keep you cool, plus a removable full-sleeved insulated liner for cold morning rides. 
  
The River Road Sapphire Jacket is available in women’s sizes S-2XL and starts at $299.95. River Road jackets carry a two-year manufacturer warranty.
The River Road Sapphire Jacket is available in women’s sizes S-2XL and starts at $299.95. River Road jackets carry a two-year manufacturer warranty.

For protection, the Sapphire jacket comes with removable or upgradable EVA foam armor in the shoulders, elbows and back. Several interior and exterior pockets provide room for essentials, adjustable waist side belts offer a personalized fit, while a snap-down collar keeps you secure in the wind. For more information and to find out how to purchase, visit RiverRoadGear.com

Classic Leather with Custom Climate Control  
Constructed of drum-dyed leather with zippered venting on the front and back, Harley-Davidson’s new women’s Juneau Leather Jacket provides custom climate control in varying temperatures. This is achieved through a 100-percent poly-twill liner that's complemented by the action back and power-stretch material on the sides of the outer garment. Pockets at the elbows and shoulders accept accessory body armor for added protection.

Vintage orange and cream piping on the Juneau Leather Jacket matches the embroidered graphics for classic styling. Available in women’s sizes XS-3W.

Matching style and comfort are available with the Juneau Leather Vest and Juneau Leather Chaps. Both are made from leather, with 100-percent poly-twill lining and stretch fabric to maximize comfort. The Chaps feature cut-to-length hems and adjustable back lacing for optimal fit.

The Juneau Leather Jacket starts at $395, the Juneau Leather Vest at $160,  and the Juneau Leather Chaps start at $275. For more information and to find a dealer near you, visit Harley-Davidson.com.    

Superior Technical Riding Gear, Ultimate Protection!
Harley-Davidson is declaring its new FXRG Leather Jacket and Overpant “the next generation of women’s technical riding gear.” Offering the ultimate in breathability, both garments are constructed of waterproof, lightweight cowhide leather that’s bonded to a windproof and waterproof Cocona Technology membrane. Did you hear that? Waterproof leather! Remember that when you see the price at the end of this article. 
 
Six zippered air vents on the jacket offer fully customizable airflow, and the removable PrimaLoft warmth liner can be worn separately as an off-the-bike jacket. A removable kidney belt and action back provide optimal comfort, while removable lightweight body armor at the elbows and shoulders increases protection. The jacket is highly reflective, with 3M Scotchlite reflective material sewn throughout.     
  
The FXRG Leather Jacket is available in women’s sizes XS-2XL. A zipper at the back waist attaches to the FXRG Overpant.

The FXRG Leather Overpant fully integrates with the FXRG Leather Jacket. Designed to be worn over jeans, the pant features stretch Cordura fabric at the inner thigh and back knee for riding comfort and versatility. Other comfort and performance features include angled thigh vents, pre-curved knee panels, an adjustable waist, and a full-length side zip for easy on and off. Removable lightweight body armor at the knees and back hip enhance protection, and 3M Scotchlite reflective material sewn throughout increases visibility at night.

The FXRG Leather Overpant comes with a 32-inch inseam in women’s sizes 2-24.
The FXRG Leather Overpant comes with a 32-inch inseam in women’s sizes 2-24.

The FXRG Leather Jacket starts at $650, while the FXRG Leather Overpant starts at $400. Both garments are backed by a limited lifetime warranty. These garments are for women riders who are serious about protection and see the value in investing in high-quality gear that will mostly likely last a lifetime. For more information and to find a dealer near you, visit Harley-Davidson.com.     
  
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