New Women's Textile Motorcycle Riding Jackets

MC Picks 10 new riding jackets cut to fit the female form.

Riding Jackets for Women
Ladies, are you still wearing a small-sized men's jacket when you ride?Animated GIF by Julia LaPalme

Women ride as hard as men, and need the same versatility and protection from their riding gear. These textile jackets for women have the same features as men's jackets but are cut to better fit the female form.

AGV Sport Xena jacket for women
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AGV Sport Xena
The Xena's shell is made of 600 denier polyester and stretch Taslan fabric, with multiple-stitched main seam construction for maximum tear resistance. There's armor in the elbows and shoulders, and a 10mm memory foam back pad. Accordion stretch panels on both sides of the waist provide a non-binding fit. Reflective piping on the arms and back increase nighttime visibility. Two front hand-warmer pockets and one interior zippered wallet pocket are standard. (XS-XL, four colors, $129.00, www.agvsport.com)

Alpinestars Stella T-Jaws WP
Alpinestars Stella T-Jaws WP Buy It NowPhoto: Alpinestars

Alpinestars Stella T-Jaws WP
The Stella's outer shell is made of poly fabric and has lightweight 450 and 600 denier reinforcement on critical areas. A removable thermal liner is standard, and the sport collar has a snap closure and a comfort panel on the back. The sleeves are pre-curved and there's stretch material above the elbows and behind the shoulders, with hook-and-loop waist and wrist closures. Removable CE armor is included in the shoulders and elbows, and a back-protector pocket is ready for the Alpinestars Nucleon back protector (sold separately). (XS-2XL, three colors, $289.95, www.alpinestars.com)

Dainese Air Crono Tex Lady jacket
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Dainese Air Crono Tex Lady
The Air Crono's shell is made of Boomerang and Quick Dry fabrics that's perforated to improve air circulation to the body. It has removable armor in the elbows and shoulders, and a pocket for an optional back protector. Two outside and two internal pockets are standard, and adjustment is provide at the waist, neck, and wrists for a good fit. A pocket is included for a chest protector. (40-42, two colors, $229.95, www.dainese.com)

Firstgear Women’s 37.5 Kilimanjaro jacket for ladies
Firstgear Women's 37.5 Kilimanjaro Buy It NowPhoto: Firstgear

Firstgear Women's 37.5 Kilimanjaro
The 37.5 Kilimanjaro has a 420 denier nylon exterior with waterproof and breathable laminate, and D3O armor in the shoulders, elbows, and back. The top shoulder vents have "hold-open" straps, and the large vertical back-panel zippers let air circulate through and out of the jacket. The sleeves are articulated for optimal fit in the riding position, and the elasticized drawstring hem seals out the elements. (XS-3XL, two colors, $399.95, www.firstgear-usa.com)

Icon Wireform jacket for women
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Icon Wireform
The Wireform features Icon's sport fit with pre-curved arms, integrated flex zones, and a removable insulated liner. The Dynax ballistic nylon chassis has D3O armor in the shoulders, elbows, and back. A reflective chest logo and accents increase nighttime visibility. The jacket uses YKK zippers throughout, and includes internal zippered cargo pockets. (XS-3XL, two colors, $220.00, www.rideicon.com)

Joe Rocket Heartbreaker ladies jacket
Joe Rocket Heartbreaker Buy It NowPhoto: Joe Rocket

Joe Rocket Heartbreaker
The Heartbreaker has a Rock Tex 600 outer shell, a removable satin insulated vest liner, removable CE armor in the shoulders and elbows, and a removable spine pad with a pocket for an optional CE back protector. Expansion panels at the elbows and waist add mobility, and a variable-flow ventilation system keeps you cool. An 8-inch zipper for pant attachment is included. (XS-2 Diva, four colors, $199.99, www.joerocket.com)

Rev’It Tornado 2 jacket
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Rev'It Tornado 2
The Tornado 2's textile outer shell comes with a detachable thermal liner and membrane, and features CE armor in the shoulders and elbows (an optional back protector is available). There's laminated reflection on the back, chest, and upper arms. Ventilation panels at the chest, back, and sleeves improve air flow, and the jacket is prepared for a Challenger Cooling Vest insert. Inner pockets and slit outer pockets are included. (34-44, two colors, $339.99, www.revitsport.com)

Scorpion Dominion jacket for women
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Scorpion Dominion
The Dominion jacket comes with heavy-duty 600 denier poly in the body, a waterproof liner, and a removable thermal liner. It has CE armor at the elbows and shoulders, and a back-protector compartment with an included PE foam pad. There are two external hand-warmer pockets and one internal pocket. Adjustment straps at the waist, biceps, and forearm provide a snug fit. Reflective piping improves visibility at night. (XS-2XL, two colors, $239.95, www.scorpionusa.com)

Spidi Voyager H2Out jacket
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Spidi Voyager H2Out
The H2Out has a high-tenacity outer fabric backed by a waterproof and breathable internal membrane. A 100gr removable thermal liner is included. There's CE armor in the elbows and shoulders, and an optional CE back protector is available. The two outer pockets are waterproof, and the collar and arms have adjustable closures. Groin straps hold the jacket down to keep out wind and water. (XS-2XL, four colors, $399.90, www.spidi.com)

Tourmaster Advanced jacket for ladies
Tourmaster Advanced Buy It NowPhoto: Tourmaster

Tourmaster Advanced
The Advanced is made of 600 denier Carbolex with 1680 denier ballistic fabric on the shoulders and elbows, and includes a removable thermal liner. Shoulder vents with pinch vents to keep them open pair with two rear exhaust vents for cool wearing in hot weather. Updated CE armor is included in the shoulders and elbows, and there's also an articulated triple-density back protector. Adjustable waist belts with reflective pulls help fine-tune the fit. (XS-XL, Plus S-L, three colors, $199.99, www.tourmaster.com)

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