Protect Your Kids with the Alpinestars Youth Bionic 2 Jacket

Some like to ride their own and some like to ride on the back of yours, but a lot of kids these days are getting into motorcycle riding, so make sure they’re protected. The Alpinestars Youth Bionic 2 Jacket was specifically created with them in mind so let’s take a look.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The most important thing when looking for a riding jacket of course, is the armor that has been integrated for their safety and this piece Continue reading Protect Your Kids with the Alpinestars Youth Bionic 2 Jacket

A Ladies Leather, Textile & Mesh Hybrid – the Joe Rocket Radar Jacket

Constructed of 1.2mm leather, durable textile and FreeAir™ mesh, the Joe Rocket Radar Womens Jacket is classy and comfortable. With a windproof removable liner, you can adjust to the temps as you’re riding and articulated stretch materials strategically placed throughout allow you freedom of movement when in riding position. CE rated armor in the shoulders and elbows, along with a removable back pad will keep you protected if you happen to have a date with the asphalt.

Cut to specifically fit a womens shape, this Joe Rocket Womens Jacket also has adjustments at the lower back, waist, sleeves and wrists so you can get the perfect fit for you. With several other great features, like pockets and snap loops for attaching your pants, this hybrid ladies motorcycle jacket is perfect for all types of riding. If you’re searching for something a little different, Joe Rocket has a wide selection of great womens motorcycle gear to choose from, like the Joe Rocket Cleo 2.2 Mesh Jacket that is a lightweight summer style. Or check out the Joe Rocket Alter Ego 3.0 Jacket which is a textile jacket that has matching pants so you can be protected head to toe. But if you prefer leather, the new Joe Rocket Trixie Leather Jacket is a sleek, stylish black leather that looks great while cruising down the highway.

The All-Season Olympia Airglide 4 Mesh Tech Jacket for Men & Women

A motorcycle jacket that is versatile enough to wear in almost all weather conditions is a great addition to your gear collection and the Olympia Airglide 4 Mesh Tech Jacket for Men & Women is definitely one to check out. Constructed identical except for the cut, the Olympia Airglide 4 Mesh Tech Jacket for Women has been specifically designed to fit the natural curves of a lady.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To beat the heat, the outer shell has been constructed of a 500 denier Cordura® fabric with integrated ballistic airflow mesh panels that also provide abrasion resistance. If the weather starts to change, the two separate liners which are extremely versatile, can be configured to give you the coverage you need. For cool weather, you can zip the Thermolite liner and the waterproof liner into these Olympia Jackets to get full coverage. Or use just one to adjust to the temps as needed. Plus, the waterproof liner can also be worn by itself as a lightweight jacket and if you want, zip in the second liner to keep the chill off.

For protection you have removable CE Rated Motion Flex Armor in the elbows, shoulders and back, along with Scotchlite® reflective piping all around to keep you visible. The collar and cuffs are lined for comfort, there’s a zipper to attach your favorite riding pants and plenty of pockets for your gear. Adjustments at the cuffs, collar and waist allow you to get a precise fit, especially in this figure flattering Womens Mesh Jacket. Available in four colorways,  we’re sure you will find one to fit your style, but if not check out all the great motorcycle gear from Olympia to find what you’re searching for. Or we have a huge selection of Mesh Jackets for men and women available on our website at Competition Accessories.

 

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.

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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.

The Firstgear Kilimanjaro Womens Jacket – An All Season WP Jacket

Ladies if you’re looking for a top quality durable riding jacket that offers all season wear, the Firstgear Kilimanjaro Womens Jacket is definitely worth looking at. I will give you a brief written overview, but please check out the video below where I show you all the fine details of this great motorcycle jacket.

The outer shell of this jacket is constructed of a Hypertex™, which is a completely waterproof and breathable material. To increase the abrasion resistance of the Firstgear Kilimanjaro Womens Jacket, the impact areas are covered in a 640 denier nylon. To protect you from that dreaded impact there is D30 Armor in the shoulders and elbows, which is a soft pliable molded armor when not in use, but hardens on impact to protect you in a crash. An EVA Foam back pad has been placed along your spine to keep that safe also. With a removable quilted liner and several vents strategically placed you can stay warm or cool off as Mother Nature demands. Storage space is in abundance and there are multiple adjustments throughout so you can get the precise fit for your body. Features abound in this fantastic all season riding jacket, so I can’t emphasize enough, please watch the video where I point all the details out. Also a mens version of the Firstgear Kilimanjaro Mens Jacket is available, so if he’s interested check it out at on our website.