Tuesday, October 5

Cold Weather Women's Motorcycle Gear Guide

This one is for the ladies. We've produced a ton of gear guides, winter-related and otherwise, for the gentlemen (granted, there is some mens product that crosses over to the ladies segment) and to-date we have not done anything exclusively for all the female motorcycle and scooter riders out there. Until today. We scoured the RevZilla.com product lineup for our favorite cold weather gear for women. What we came up with is four full jacket-and-pants combinations in addition to three of our favorite ladies' cold weather jackets that pair up extremely well with jeans. You'll find a combo for every application: ADV Touring, Sport Touring, Everyday and Urban riding styles. Check out the Cold Weather Womens Gear Guide below to see all our picks for the best-of-the-best women's outfits for cold weather riding.

Our first choice for Women's Winter Gear is the extremely versatile REV'IT! Siren Jacket coupled with the womens-specific Factor Pants. The features and functionality of the Siren jacket are a direct replica of the extremely popular men's REV'IT! Dragon jacket but the Siren is cut specifically for the curves and contours of a woman. Built on a brawny 1000D Cordura and 750D PWRShell exterior, the Siren boasts a removable double liner system: the inner liner is thermal insulation, the mid layer is a waterproof breathable styled standalone destination jacket, designed to be worn off the bike. Pull them both out and open all the vents and you're cool in the summer; leave them in and you'll be toasty and protected from all Mother Nature's ills in the wintertime. The REV'IT! Siren offers great all-season all-weather functionality. Providing the same multipurpose application as the mens version seen frequently in our mens winter gear guides, the REV'IT! Women's Factor Pants are a first-rate match for the Siren jacket. A built-in waterproof breathable membrane coupled with a detachable thermal lining provides the right mix of warmth and immunity to the elements for all-season riding. For protection, REV'IT! has included Knox CE knee armor and EVA hip padding. Creature comforts like the extra long leg zips allowing for easy on/off over cold weather boots provide great bang for the buck. There are stretch panels throughout for a comfortable
and flexible fit in addition to reinforcements in the impact areas.
Another standout REV'IT! product for the female rider seeking versatility
in a pair of motorcycle pants.

One of the sportier combinations in our mix of women's gear, the Alpinestars Stella Sigma Drystar Jacket couples with the Alpinestars ST-5 Drystar Pant for an all-season completely weatherproof outfit. The Stella Sigma jacket is an excellent choice for the woman whose preferred application is Sport Touring. Specifically cut to form-fit a woman's shape, the Sigma has Alpinestars proprietary Drystar waterproof breathable membrane to deny entry of any form of precipitation in addition to a removable thermal liner that expands the temperature range of this jacket. There is CE rated shoulder and elbow armor with a PE back pad that is easily upgradeable to the RC back protector from AStars. The small details, like the neoprene-lined comfort collar and the tastefully subtle rubber and embroidered logos, are what set the Sigma apart from the rest. The Alpinestars Women's Stella ST-5 Drystar Pants are constructed from durable 660D taslan and nylon fabrics reinforced with a PU coating. The womens-specific fit is complemented by appropriately placed stretch panels that assist in accommodating a woman's shape. As with the jacket, there is a built-in waterproof breathable Drystar membrane and a removable thermal liner in the pants for insulating and weatherproofing. CE rated Smart knee and shin protectors with removable PE hip padding provide protection while reflective piping adds to the safety elements.
Rounding out the feature set are the deep cargo pockets,
YKK spiral zippers throughout the garment, and the leg gusset
openings. This is an excellent sporty combo from AStars.

Possibly the most Adventure Touring styled outfit out of the bunch is the Firstgear TPG Monarch Jacket combined with the Firstgear HT Overpants. The TPG Monarch is the female complement to the men's TPG Rainier jacket, offering the same extensive feature set and versatility. Constructed on a 600D chassis with a Hypertex Plus waterproof breathable membrane built into the shell, the Monarch keeps you protected from the elements no matter what the season. The Monarch uses d3o molecular-level armor; intelligent shock absorbing protection that is soft and flexible but becomes rigid upon impact, dispersing the energy across the surface area of the armor. There are Kelvar reinforced Teramid underlays in impact areas for added protection. The Monarch also features a fully waterproof windproof standalone liner jacket which is microfleece lined and can be worn as a destination layer off the bike. YKK & scuba-style RiRi zippers keep all water out of the pockets and vents. For ventilation, the Monarch has two 8" intake vents, two 8" exhaust vents, and two 7" sleeve intakes for hot weather riding. Out of the entire lineup, the Monarch may be the most suitable for all-season all-weather riding. We coupled this jacket with the Firstgear Women's HT Overpants, a Fall-Winter-Spring overpant constructed for complete waterproofing and breathability for
all-conditions riding. The outershell is 600D polyester with
CE rated knee armor and padded hip protectors. The
waterproofing comes from the Hypertex membrane and the
YKK rubberized zippers throughout the pants keep water
out of pockets and vents. The pants have an internal storm cuff
with a silicone grip that will keep water from coming up the leg.
The HT Overpants also have a zip out liner that can be worn
standalone as a comfortable destination layer.

The Olympia Women's AST Jacket and Olympia Pro Max Over Pants are a great choice for the rider in the Pacific Northwest. The AST stands for All Seasons Touring and that's precisely what this jacket is built for. The waterproof breathable membrane is built into the outershell, which is constructed from coated 500D and 1500D Cordura, providing excellent wet-weather functionality. Underneath is a Thermolite insulated liner jacket that can be worn standalone off the bike. There is CE rated armor in the shoulders and elbows with a CE level 2 back protector. The AST also has an excellent ventilation scheme, which means enormous vent panels from the shoulder-to-forearm plus intakes at the chest and large exhaust vents on the back. The Coolmesh airflow lining also assists in ventilation during the hotter times of the year. Creature comforts like the neoprene collar and neck inserts and the multiple interior and exterior storage pockets really make this jacket a great bang-for-the-buck purchase. Intended to correlate with the AST Jacket, the Olympia Women's Pro Max Over Pants can be worn as standalone riding pants or as overpants. The outershell is built from coated 500D and 2000D Cordura and has adjustable CE armor at the knees with EVA compression foam at the hips. Like the AST, the waterproof breathable membrane is built into the outershell of the pants and there is a stylish Thermolite liner pant that can be worn
standalone off the bike. There are full-leg side zippers for
easy in/out if being worn as an overpant. The pants are
cut specifically to a woman's shape, tailored for a relaxed fit, with
the bottom hem offering up to six inches of trimming.

The REV'IT! Women's CR Textile Jacket and REV'IT! Women's CR Leather Jacket are great sport-style choices for the woman rider inspired by that classic retro quality. Featuring a bold racing stripe down the center with additional vintage striping on the sleeves and back, the CR jacket has just as much safety and protection as it does style elements. The textile version is built with high-denier PWRShell while the leather version utilizes Augustini cowhide. Both jackets have CE armor while the leather version has upgraded ProLife protection. For multi-season functionality, these jackets have removable thermal vest liners to keep you warm. We paired the textile version with a pair of REV'IT! Factor pants and modeled the leather version with a pair of jeans.
These jackets perform great and look super-stylish off the bike.

Two other ladies' jackets that we featured with jeans are the brand new to RevZilla.com GoGo Gear Military Waterproof Jacket and the three-season leather/textile REV'IT! Women's Ignition Jacket. GoGo Gear's mentality is fashion first, engineer the safety features into the style. And they succeed across the board at providing high-fashion protective motorcycle gear for the woman rider tired of wearing boxy-cut, unisex gear. The Military is built on a 600D chassis with an integrated waterproof breathable membrane and CE rated shoulder, elbow & back armor. And of course, the fashion elements speak for themselves with the supple fashion fabric and stylish faux leather piping.

The Ignition jacket is Monaco leather with REV'IT's durable Dynax mesh on the exterior with a removable Hydratex waterproof breathable membrane. Upgraded ProLife CE armor is in the shoulders and elbows with a temperfoam back pad upgradeable to CE level 2 armor. There is stretch paneling throughout the jacket for comfort and a detachable thermal vest for added temperature versatility. These jackets are probably the most stylish and urban-riding of the group.

That does it for our Cold Weather Women's Motorcycle Gear Guide. We hope to have provided some good options for all styles of riding. To check out all cold weather women's gear, visit our womens winter motorcycle pants, ladies leather jackets, and ladies textile jackets pages at RevZilla.com



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