Harley's riding gear is fabulous. However, the tops and shirts frustrate me. The sizes are almost always too small according to the US sizing charts. And if I go a size bigger the armholes in a tank top go way down exposing more fat and bra.

Yes, I am a bigger girl, so I'm picky about fashion and I wear only Harley-Davidson tops and have for years. As expensive as they are I have to buy mostly online which makes it even more difficult to get fitted correctly. I never dry my tops which shrinks them. Instead I stretch the sh!t out of them hoping when I get done stretching horizontally they wont be too short and let my belly hang out. And there is a fabric that is very thin and clings to my love handles. I can't stand it. I'll spend $60 on a new shirt and it's so thin it clings and shows just how out of shape I am.

Harley-Davidson, please design your tops for fat girls to flatter. There are tons of styles that don't make me look fat. Nothing worse than trying to suck in your belly all day because you can't relax with all your stuff hanging out. I hope you get a fat designer in there someday to help fat girls like me feel beautiful. Sure, I could go with other brands but no. I'll suck it up and suck it in all day long to be cool in Harley-Davidson clothing.

Peggy Kingery
Creston, IA
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Great article! It's good to see more manufacturers finally producing more women's gear in real world sizes. My biggest problem is finding pants. I would love to find a pair of armored mesh over pants for the brutal summers we have here. I am 5 feet 2 inches and wear a size 24W. No one has any women's pants that fit me and it seems as if the men's short sizes all end at the size below what I would wear. Plus they fit like...well, men's pants. I've tried Bohn Armor and they are nice but they don't provide road rash protection, and layering them under jeans in the summer heat is unbearable.

Triangle, NC
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Wow, too bad you didn't mention Aerostich. fter spending thousands on ready made stuff that didn't quite fit right, I got a suit that fits perfectly. And I got it in the color combo I wanted. I didn't have to settle for what was available.

And since I happened to be in the neighborhood of their 'factory' (yes, they are made in the USA!) they did measurements while I sat on my bike.

I couldn't be happier with my Roadcrafter.

Thursday, June 30, 2011
Editor Response
We do not cover Aerostich because they do make any gear in women's specific sizes, and that is a criteria for the gear we include on Women Riders Now.
Genevieve Schmitt
Tour Master Trinity 2 is the jacket way to go. It was a love affair the moment I put it on. Total comfort, pockets galore, dry in a downpour. Dislikes - back shoulder vent zipper pulls do not hide away like all the others [I see them when lane checking!]. And sorry I had two other jackets before finding this one. Overpants are next! I want to wear shorts under them to walk around in comfort on hot days.

PS. I am big busted which adds to my comfort level. Three quarter length is a definite advantage too.Visibility at night makes me safer [I have the silver with reflective piping].

Deborah Rager
Cleveland, OH
Tuesday, March 22, 2011