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I have to say that as someone new to motorbiking (I'm just a pillion at the moment :( ) I'm extremely disappointed at the lack of products available to women! I only have a helmet (a Caberg V2R Essence which I love) and gloves (RST Chicanes) but I want to get a leather jacket soon, and then some trousers and boots eventually, the problem is finding something I like that has a bit of colour in it (I'm not a fan of wearing all black) and is going to provide me with good protection.


So to all you lady riders, what gear to do have (helmet, jacket, boots etc)? Would you recommend it and why?


Thanks in advance!


Edit:// my boyfriend bought me a Teknic Venom Leather Ladies Jacket


http://i41.tinypic.com/ws2u7m.jpg

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I have a personal preference for Knox (The Knox contour is very good)


Forcefield are meant to be very good as well, and Alpinestar produce one.


From what I understand for comfort and protection Forcefield are meant to be the best.


Good guide here for selection and fitting:


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Aha! Now I've found a fab jacket - Teknic Venom Jacket! It's leather, has knox armour in the shouders, elbows and of course a back protecter and its quite the looker too :)


Thanks for all your help everyone!

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Aha! Now I've found a fab jacket - Teknic Venom Jacket! It's leather, has knox armour in the shouders, elbows and of course a back protecter and its quite the looker too :)

 


Looks alright I guess.


http://www.superbike.co.uk/imageBank/b/becky%20jacket3.jpg



:lol: :lol:



(Sorry..... :oops: )

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I agree with what everyone's said, especially EVERYTHING that MonkeyKnuckle has posted :yay: !


Jackets often come with 'inbuilt' back protectors (bits of foam, pretty much!). They're OK but are usually of a lower quality than a dedicated one. I agree with Korben on the Knox Contour - I have one, very comfy, lots of protection too. The Forcefield range tends to score very highly in reviews.


There are lots of womens clothes to go for! Granted not as many as for men but I suppose that's OK considering in department stores blokes normally get the smelly dark corner when women get the rest of the shop!! Just go for whatever you think looks good, but make sure you have adequate protection. There's nothing worse than feeling like you've bought something because it looks good, but you're scared to get on your bike because you know it won't hold up in a collision :mrgreen:


As for stores where you can get good kit, there's J&S which has already been mentioned. I notice you live in Coventry which isn't too far from me in Redditch. J&S is probably your best bet, but if you're able to go a bit further afield there's a store in Halesowen called Street Bike which is also pretty good. There are probably some good ones in Cov as well, just get on google and have a look round a few of them.


Stick with the whole motorbiking thing, I've heard it's quite good fun!

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Aha! Now I've found a fab jacket - Teknic Venom Jacket! It's leather, has knox armour in the shouders, elbows and of course a back protecter and its quite the looker too :)

 


Looks alright I guess.


http://www.superbike.co.uk/imageBank/b/becky%20jacket3.jpg



:lol: :lol:



(Sorry..... :oops: )

 

Where do I get one of them? and how much? :mrgreen:

I tried the accessories sections on various sites but they didnt seem to stock them :lol:

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Where do I get one of them? and how much? :mrgreen:

I tried the accessories sections on various sites but they didnt seem to stock them :lol:

 

Yeah I've already got the jacket I just need the thing that fits nicely inside it :lol:

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girlsbike2 is where i got my winter jacket and they have lots of nice stuft but best thing to do is go loking, colour shap and size vries alot and the only way of knowing is to try stuff on.


just google womens bike gear and you will find lots


princess has a shop to http://www.sk1n.co.uk

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I ended up ordering the Teknic Venom Jacket (or rather, Stephen ordered it for me). I just couldn't find anything else I liked as much as it after hours and hours of looking so I'm hoping it arrives in a few days and fits properly etc.

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