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Apparel & Product Reviews

Review: ProTouring 2 Motorcycle Riding Boots

An all-purpose boot with a heel!

9/15/2014, By Liz Jansen, photos by Tricia Szulewski
A pair of ProTouring 2 Ladies’ Boots completed my BMW touring suit ensemble that I reviewed earlier on WRN. As with any of my gear choices, I look for apparel that will protect me, be comfortable and take me through any weather I can withstand on my motorcycle.
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REVIEW: Waterproof Cool Weather Riding Gloves

Goatskin with protection

8/1/2014, By Genevieve Schmitt, Editor
We’ve become big fans of Racer Gloves these days because the company is committed to making quality gloves that all riders can wear—plus, there are specific sizes for women. Racer’s Queen glove is made from soft and pliable goatskin leather with a waterproof Polymax brand membrane. The company even offers a five-year warranty on its waterproofing
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New Product: Universal Cell Phone Mount for Motorcycles

Fits a wide variety of devices

These days it seems there are as many different cell phones and music devices as there are fish in the sea. And finding just the right mounting unit that fits both your phone and your motorcycle can be a challenge. The X-Grip Adapter Mount from Leader Motorcycle Accessories simplifies the search with a one-size fits most!
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New Books: Riding New England's Fall Colors, Touring Advice, History and More!

End of summer reading for riders on or off the road

8/29/2014, Compiled by Nicole Becker, Assistant Editor
We receive a lot of books to review at Women Riders Now. We don't have time to read and review them all, however perusing through them, we've selected these four book we think are worth checking out.
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Motorcycling Gear & Apparel Store for Women Now Open

Clothing & gear available online and at retail shop

7/9/2014, By Genevieve Schmitt, Editor
Ride Empowered is a new women’s motorcycle boutique, with a goal of serving all women motorcyclists’ needs and putting an end to the frustration of not finding the right gear.
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Clothing Review: BMW TourShell Jacket and Pants

Beautifully crafted riding suit for all riders

6/24/2014, By Liz Jansen, photos by Tricia Szulewski
I spend a lot of time touring on my motorcycle in all kinds of weather. I live in Canada, but love riding all over the United States. My gear has to be comfortable, and keep me safe, warm and dry. While fit and function are the most important criteria, I want to get them in the fewest number of layers and pieces.
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Clothing Review: Alpinestars Stella Vika Jacket, Pants & Gloves

Ultimate rider protection right off the catwalk

5/28/2014, By Tricia Szulewski, photos by Tom Riles
Gone are the days when women riders had to forgo safety and protection for their motorcycling gear in favor of simply looking good. While most motorcycle apparel companies now offer a selection of functional and fashionable riding gear patterned for women’s bodies, there are limited choices for gals who want an fashionable look while riding their motorcycle. Enter the Alpinestars Vika line.
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Clothing Review: River Road Men’s Hoodlum Jacket

Modern features in a vintage package

5/27/2014, By Johnny Zapp, photos by Emily Zappia
I’m an old soul, no two ways about it; a bit of a rebel, perhaps even a hoodlum. I prefer to stand out by embracing the ‘50s vibe of a motorcycle-riding-James-Dean rather than current trends in biker regalia.
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Motorcycling-Themed Books for Moms, Kids & Adventurers

New book reviews, just in time for Mother's Day!

5/9/2014, By Nicole Becker, Assistant Editor
Whether you seek inspiration, an escape from everyday life, or a gift for a child interested in riding—these motorcycle-themed books are ideal for you or someone else to pack in your saddlebag this summer.
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Clothing Review: Fun Decorative Fashion Bra Straps

Exposed bra straps just got exciting!

When the temperature rises, many women riders wear a tank top or spaghetti-strap shirt as a way to keep cool on their motorcycle as a first layer underneath their riding jacket. Wearing these kind of shirts can also mean that exposed bra straps become part of the wardrobe as well.
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