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I love your articles for the bigger lady rider. Some of the articles might be a few years old but the issues remain the same. I am currently trying to help ladies who love riding but have hip sizes in excess of 55 inches. Not even the gear mentioned in your article has pants to fit. I've recently shared your article on my facebook page, with the hope to get some more interaction on this dilemma. I really want to see ladies riding with good safety gear, as a crash without good safety gear would mean very serious injuries and greater exposure to serious infection in skin lacerations that has dirty cotton or other fabric embedded in it. Thanks for your informative website.

Helene Conway
Tauranga, New Zealand
Friday, December 23, 2016
I just found your excellent article only I would need updated info. I checked the websites suggested here but I haven't found what I need yet. For example, the Harley models are a bit narrow on the shoulders and way too wide on the hips.
Are there tall women around who could help me find a nice tall riding jacket.

Audrey
NH
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Editor Response
Audrey,
This article was written in 2011 so some of the information may be dated, but we will post your comment so that perhaps there is someone else reading this who can respond to you. Thanks for asking.
Genevieve Schmitt, Editor
I also agree about the ads. I understand there are a lot of clothing manufacturers out there and their size charts vary from one to another. I just wish that all size charts matched more. One may say large 14/16 and another says 1x 14/16. More consistency in size charts would be wonderful. I am also a full figured female, and have trouble with the fit in my shoulders, arm length, and torso. But the hunt is still on to find a leather jacket for riding my Harley.
Thank you.


Carol
McCalla, AL
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
When discussing motorcycle gear including safety I hear blah blah blah, women are only 25-30 percent not until 50 percent will we offer wider ranges. Again and again, it's an auto response from them. But hey! How many women regularly ride pillion? Uh, yeah... a whole bunch.

Don't they deserve to have access to the same safety and gear, and if manufacturers count them, then isn't that a whole other population base to tap into and market?

Add that to the number of independent riders. Now does that not change the picture? I am just continuously irked by that.



ChristinaMarie

Monday, November 17, 2014
Editor Response
Thanks for your comment. We wholeheartedly agree with you and part of what our mission is at WRN is education -- educating the manufacturers about the large market of women involved in motorcycling no matter where they sit in the saddle.

That's part of why WRN exists -- to bring together, collectively, the women's market as a whole so the industry can see just how powerful and influential women really are.
Genevieve Schmitt, Editor
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