When many people think of the motorcycle community, they picture a male-dominated place where men are men and women sit behind them. Fortunately, this sort of culture is increasingly becoming a thing of the past. Motorcycle communities and events are quickly becoming more diverse and inclusive than ever.
But that doesn’t mean there’s not still progress to be made. For one thing, most women have far fewer options from which to choose when it comes to motorcycle gear. According to a blog post at TheRideAdvice.com called “The Sad State of Women’s Motorcycle Gear,” men’s gear options outnumber those of women by a factor of nearly 3-to-1.
What’s more, finding gear that actually fits is extremely difficult. This is especially problematic for women who wear plus-sizes.
For all the lack of selection and gender imbalances in the motorcycle gear industry, though, there are great options out there for women and plus-size women. To prove it, here’s some of the highest quality gear for plus-size women currently on the market.
Best Plus-Size Women’s Motorcycle Jacket
Harley-Davidson has an excellent selection when it comes to women’s motorcycle gear, including riding jackets. Nowhere is this more evident than with the Women's Rallyrunner 3-in-1 Leather Jacket.
Made with real cowhide leather and featuring body armor at the elbows and pockets, padded shoulders, and more, the Rallyrunner women’s jacket is available in plus sizes 1W, 2W, and 3W.
Best Motorcycle Helmet for Plus-Size Women
Plus-size women don’t necessarily have larger heads than other women, but women do have distinct helmet sizing when compared to men. Unfortunately, many retailers have a woefully inadequate selection of women’s motorcycle helmets.
This thankfully isn’t the case for Cycle Gear, who offers a diverse selection of over 280 women’s motorcycle helmets, in a variety of sizes, colors, and styles. With that many to choose from, there’s bound to be something for every woman.
Best Plus-Size Women’s Motorcycle Jeans
For too long plus-size women riders have had to make do with men’s jeans, which may technically fit, but aren’t cut for optimal style and comfort. Luckily, Gravitate Jeans offers plus-size women’s motorcycle jeans in the form of their Black Hills jeans in blue or black. Gravitate Jeans feature a patented comfort panel that reduces the annoying gathering, pulling and tugging in the legs, thighs, and seat that many other jeans are prone to.
Do you have your own favorite piece of plus-size women’s riding gear that you’d like to spread the word for? If so, leave a comment!