Real World Ride Review of the Sliders Bella Womens Kevlar Jeans

On my recent four day motorcycle trip to conquer the Dragon’s Tail, I was able to ride in our new Sliders Bella Womens Kevlar Jeans and I have to tell you I’m really impressed. First thing I noticed was that they are super soft and comfortable. They have just enough stretch to give you ease of movement and to fit to your body’s shape, especially while on the bike, but not enough that they bag out in the rear after wearing them for a day or two of riding.


The integrated Kevlar covers your knees, hips, back of thighs and butt area to keep you protected if you slide across the pavement but it’s not uncomfortable, in fact you don’t even notice it because it’s covered in a thin soft mesh lining. There are velcro pockets that allow you to insert the Sliders Optional CE Approved Knee Armor, which is pliable, not stiff feeling, in three positions to make it fit to your height. While riding in the mountains, I didn’t even notice the knee armor, you get used to it in a few minutes and it’s very comfy. I wore these jeans in temps ranging from 59° – 90° and didn’t get too cold or too hot. I would say the denim is thicker, more like a when you buy a pair of jeans for winter wear, but to me it wasn’t hot or heavy, just felt more protective than some of my other jeans, which I actually liked.

Sizing is definitely something to look at, as the Sliders Bella Jeans run big, which is great for us ladies….we love to fit into a smaller size! I recommend, if you are a curvy girl to go down one size, if you have a boyish figure, you could probably go down two sizes. On my girls motorcycle trip this past weekend, with a great group of ladies, I had three sizes of Sliders Kevlar jeans with me and they all were happily surprised that they could go down a size or two when they tried them on. Most of us wear jeans in two sizes, for example an 8 or a 10, so I suggest getting the smaller of those two sizes if you want to wear long underwear under them in colder weather, but go down another size (to a 6 in this example) if you want to wear them in warmer weather. (Note: These jeans come in sizes 2-18, in all three lengths, in Blue or Black Denim)


Other things that I liked about the Bella Jeans are that they are a relaxed fit with a normal rise in the front, they hit just across my belly button (but not above it) and in the back they have a higher rise so that when I was riding they didn’t slide down and expose any part of my butt. They are available in short, regular and tall also, which is great since lady bikers come in all sizes. I am 5’3″ and the regular length is perfect with my riding boots. While walking around, these Womens Riding Pants covered the heels of my boots, but weren’t excessively dragging the ground and when taming the curvy roads they were just the right length to cover my boots.

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All in all, I am extremely happy with these riding jeans and will be riding in them every time I go out on my bike. They are super comfy and since they are, I don’t mind wearing something protective all the time. Check out the video below so you can see more details of the Sliders Bella Jeans. Please feel free to comment if you have bought them or if you have any questions. You can call in to our customer service dept and they (or I) will be happy to answer any questions you have. Oh and don’t be jealous guys, we have the Sliders 4.0 Motorcycle Riding Kevlar Jeans available for you too! Also ladies, if you’re curious about the other motorcycle gear I’m sporting in the above pictures, you can check out their webpages, along with my Blog and Video’s Reviews here…the Cortech LRX Air 2 Womens Jacket, the GMax GM78 Firestarter Helmet, the Fly Racing 357 Half Helmet and the Cortech Dx 2 Gloves.

Real World Ride Review of the Cortech LRX Air 2 Ladies Jacket

Being a Harley girl, I’ve always worn leather jackets when riding, but recently on a four day girls bike trip I road tested the Cortech LRX Air 2 Ladies Jacket and was extremely impressed. I think what surprised me the most was that an armored jacket could be so comfortable, look feminine and that even in 90° I could stay cool wearing the mesh outer shell.


The first thing I liked about this womens motorcycle jacket is that it has three layers. I tend to be cold when riding, so having a quilted liner and a waterproof/windproof liner to mix & match with the mesh shell, was perfect for me. They are easy to zip in/out and have color coded tabs so you can quickly match up the snaps when re-installing the liners. While riding in the mountains, with the temps ranging from 70° – 90° I was comfortable with just the Armor Link 3 Mesh shell. I didn’t sweat in the hot sun and as some of you know, on very hot days having some type of jacket or long sleeved shirt on is imperative to keeping you from getting dehydrated. The day we left to come home it was only 60° out so I zipped in both liners and they kept me warm the entire ride. Unfortunately we hit a sudden rain shower, but fortunately I had the waterproof liner in so my upper torso kept dry and warm during that 45 minutes of riding. That made a huge difference because my muscles didn’t tense up, which allowed me to continue riding in comfort, well as comfortable as you can be riding in rain!

Beside being super versatile, the Cortech LRX Air 2 Ladies Jacket has CE rated armor which is a first for me. I was worried that it would be bulky and annoying but surprisingly within a few minutes I didn’t even notice it. It’s very streamlined, so I didn’t look like a guy and it’s removable if you prefer to take it out. The armor in the shoulders and elbows was very pliable and the back pad is articulated so I didn’t notice it when riding. There’s also ballistic nylon over the impact areas to provide you with greater abrasion resistance if you do happen to go down. When it was really hot out, I noticed my back was a little warmer due to the back pad but it wasn’t sweaty or uncomfortable at all.

46014_4I also love that this womens mesh jacket is very adjustable and shaped for the female body. When I took out the layers I was able to tighten up the jacket in the biceps & forearms to keep the armor in place. Plus the stretch panels on each hip along with the velcro tabs allowed me to get a precise fit while I was in riding position. I never felt restricted by this jacket and that is extremely important when you’re in control of an 700 lb motorcycle.

Overall, the airflow was fantastic, the versatile layers made all the difference and I’m converted, I will be riding in this ladies jacket as long as I can, depending on the temperature changes Mother Nature throws my way.  Available in three colorways (Black/Pink, White/Silver, Black/White – note the Pink is much darker in person as you can see in the video) and 11 sizes (which includes plus & tall sizes) this Cortech Jacket is perfect for all types of riding needs. Now, if you prefer a textile jacket the Cortech LRX Series 3 Womens Jacket is made very similar but may suit your needs better, so check it out. I also had the opportunity to road test the Cortech DX 2 Womens Gloves which were a great compliment to the jacket and I loved them. Take a gander at the video below for a closer look and let us know if you have any comments or questions about this jacket or any Cortech gear piece and we’d be happy to help you out.

My Road Test of the GMax GM78 Firestarter Full Face Helmet

I learned a few lessons from a full face helmet this weekend on my bike trip. One, it makes a world of difference when you get caught in the rain and two, it really helps buffer the wind while riding long distance on the highway. And the outstanding bonus of test riding with the GMax GM78 Firestarter Womens Helmet was the internal drop down sun visor.

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The Lodge at Copperhead – A Motorcycle Haven in the Georgia Mountains

If you are headed to tame the Dragon’s Tail, ride the Moonshiner, master the Cherohola Skyway or conquer the Gauntlet, I have a fantastic place for you to tuck your bike in when night falls. A rustic biker refuge in the northern Georgia mountains, The Lodge at Copperhead, near Blairsville, is close to all four “bucket list rides” and offers everything you need. I was fortunate enough to stay there on a recent bike trip with the “Queens of the Road” group from the HD Forums and when I get a chance, I will definitely go back.

cabinsAs we rode into this scenic resort, I immediately felt at peace. There were green rolling hills, with gorgeous mountains as a backdrop. The rustic cabins that dotted the open grassy area’s, as well as being hidden among the trees were very inviting, while the lodge stood like a beacon to weary travelers, which we certainly were after hours of riding. We rode up to the Lodge, parked our bikes and slowly dragged ourselves off, to head inside to check in. We were cheerfully greeted by Larry, who got us all situated and pointed us to our cabin, where we could park it for the night. Continue reading The Lodge at Copperhead – A Motorcycle Haven in the Georgia Mountains

Road Testing the Fly Racing 357 Half Helmet

On a girls motorcycle trip to the mountains recently I was able to test ride with the Fly Racing 357 Flame Half Helmet and not only did it have cute Pink Flames, my favorite, but it was really comfortable. Plus it had an internal drop down sun visor that proved to come in very handy during a rain shower.



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