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Firstgear Reviews

New Leather and Textile Gear for a New Riding Season

Fresh styles from Joe Rocket, Harley-Davidson and more

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.
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Gear Guide for Big Girls: Textile Jackets and Pants

Sizes 14 and up, including tall

3/22/2011, By Alisa Clickenger
Textile motorcycle riding gear was once worn only by adventure-touring and off-road riders. Now these abrasion-resistant fabric jackets and pants are nearly as popular as leather gear among the mainstream street-riding population. Over the last 10 years, we’ve seen major advances in fabric versatility, as well as in style and sizing. You asked, and designers listened.
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Gear Guide for Big Girls: Leather Jackets

Sizes 14 and up, including tall

3/8/2011, By Alisa Clickenger
Even just a few years ago, a woman who was tall, large or curvy—or any combination of the three—had a difficult time finding riding gear that would fit well, protect and help her look good while riding a motorcycle. And if she wanted a choice of styles? Forget it. Like me, many women have stuffed themselves into men's gear for years just to be protected or ride in gear that just doesn’t fit quite right.
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READER PRODUCT REVIEW: Firstgear TPG Monarch Jacket

By Peggy Zaring, LaCrosse, Washington

Two years ago I bought the new Firstgear TPG Monarch jacket. Here are some things that real women riders need to know about the jacket. I am not a fair weather rider. I ride a BMW K 1200 GT and ride between 10,000 to 15,000 miles a year (wish I could ride more). I’m not a big women, but I am no skinny minny size 2 model either.
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REVIEW: Firstgear TPG Monarch Jacket and Escape Pants

The workhorse of motorcycling apparel

3/14/2009, By Carla King, Photos by Jacques Achsen
It's the kind of rainy, blustery weather in San Francisco that I never, ever ride in if I can help it but it's the perfect day for a thorough test of my new Firstgear wardrobe: the Monarch jacket and Escape pants. I'm very cozy with the liners zipped in and vents zipped up when I go outside to start my bike. "Whatsamatter?" yells my neighbor across the street. "Did your truck die?"
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