the best motorcycle jackets for plus size women

Textile

Excellent ergonomics and excellent airflow are textile trademarks.

Leather

Leather remains the best material for abrasion and impact resistance.

Adventure

If your travel plans don’t always include a road, these jackets are for you.

Klim Artemis Hi-Viz Women’s Jacket
Joe Rocket Cleo Elite Women’s Jacket

Key Specs

• Cooling FreeAir mesh shell

• Removable full sleeve waterproof liner and insulated vest

• Externally accessible CE approved elbow and shoulder armor

• Removable dual density back pad

• 8″ connection zipper for pant attachment

• Innolite ultra reflective shoulders

• Reflective stripes and logos

• 2 hand pockets

• Internal micro-liner eyeglass pocket

• Clip for key storage

• Full Flex articulated back and hip expansion panels for increased mobility

• Dynax reinforced at the upper back, ribs, and forearms

Protection & Safety

Joe Rocket is a well-respected brand of riding apparel with proven reliable fabrics and construction methods. Dynax™ Reinforced Mesh is used at the upper back, ribs, and forearms.

To ensure you can extend your riding time the Cleo comes with a Two stage waterproof (full sleeve) and insulated zip-out (vest) liner.

CE level 1 impact protection comes standard in the elbows and shoulders, and the removable HD spine pad is included.

Each body is unique in the curves department, and the Cleo helps fit you just right with an 8-point Sure Fit™ adjustment system (adjustable sleeves & waist).

Being visible is a key component to riding safely, and this jacket has plenty of reflective elements to help you stand out when the sun goes down.

Key Specs

• 500 denier Cordura

• Keprotec DuPont Kevlar stretch panels (the black fabric)

• YKK metal zippers

• Zip-out quilted thermal liner for all season riding

• Designed for an active riding style

• Interchangeable armor pockets

• Accordion panels at the shoulders for maximum motion

• Adjustable velcro tabs and accordion panels at the waist to customize your fit

• Stretch panels on the inner arm for maximum motion and air flow

• Water resistant

• Breathable

Protection & Safety

Made for the full diversity of women’s bodies, by a woman who knows the struggle of finding riding gear that fits and offers real protection.

• Interchangeable armor pockets

• Comes with CE-2 shoulder and elbow armor

• Comes with CE-1 entry level back protector

Key Specs

• Waxed cotton-polyester blend frame with 4-way stretch

• Removable Vault CE-approved shoulder and elbow protectors

• Removable Vault CE-approved back protector

• Should and elbows reinforced with aramid fiber thread

• Hidden YKK main zipper opening

• 2 snap pockets at chest

• 2 zippered hand warmer pockets

• Internal stash pocket

• Shoulder expansion gussets

• Belt loops for pant attachment

• Zippered hip gussets

• Snap down collar

• Reflective trim

Protection & Safety

For women who lean towards the busty/boxy side (plus sizes) and need a garment for city riding.

The Vault armor will provide great protection to your joints and spine during a fall, and the key areas have aramid fiber reinforcing the waxed cotton-polyester blend, but this is just decent abrasion resistance. I like this for city riding and speeds the are more often below 60mph.

This Riding Shirt is a longer cut, and does have a loop to connect to your riding jeans, meaning there is little worry about exposure around your belt line when you have hold of your handlebars. The collar has hidden snaps to help control flapping around in the wind.

Icon Hella 2 Textile

Key Specs

• ICON® Women’s Sport Fit

• MATERIAL: Durable Textile Chassis

• Front and Back Zipper Vents

• Adjustable Waist Straps

• Pre-Curved Arms

Protection & Safety

The Icon Hella 2 includes a full suite of CE Level 1 D30® Removable Back, Elbow, and Shoulder Impact Protectors, which are extremely comfortable when not absorbing impact energy.

As always, textile isn’t as abrasion-resistant as leather, so take careful consideration of your speed and riding surface when wearing textile. Pre-curved sleeves help reduce rider fatigue, while strategic venting helps protect against the heat.

Paired with a durable textile chassis, reinforced seams and high-quality craftsmanship, the protection level of the Hella 2 is worth every penny.

Stellar Moto Horizon Dyneema Jean Jacket

Key Specs

• Front hidden zipper to secure closure and easy on and off

• No fussing with buttons which could burst open

• Logo snaps instead of buttons for ease and additional double closure

• Drop back for riding position

• No openings at cuffs/wrists (tightens with snaps)

• Side back waist snaps to cinch in or let loose for fit and layers

• Locker loop outside back neck for easy hanging

• Perforated stretch armor pockets for back, shoulders, and elbows

• Comes equipped with CE Level 2 SAS-TEC removable armor in Back, Shoulders, and Elbows

• 4 outside pockets

• 4 inside large stash pockets

Protection & Safety

The Stellar Moto Horizon jacket is a single layer of specialty Dyneema protective denim, so while the material is sturdy and robust, it is not overly heavy and allows for good air flow in the summer. The fabric is also woven with a fair amount of stretch into it for comfort and dexterity.

This jacket includes a full suite of CE level 2 armor in the back, shoulders, and elbows. Prepare to be extremely impressed by the construction quality in the seams and finishing detail as well. This one is built to last for several years of consistent wear.

Although there is no water resistance, you’re getting fantastic abrasion resistance and the highest level of impact protection in a stylish denim package, making the $589 price tag fair.

Cortech Lolo

Key Specs

• 1.0–1.2mm pull-up bovine leather

• Leather is drum dyed and oil conditioned for a rich, long lasting finish

• Gusseted shoulders for an easy reach to extended bars

• Leather accordion stretch panels at rear

• Cuffs with zippered closure

• Hook and loop waist adjusters

• Zippered expansion gussets on drop tail

• Zippered hand warmer pockets

• 5 interior storage pockets, including dual snap concealed carry pouch

• YKK® zippers and hardware in burnished silver finish

• SAS-TEC® CE Level 2 shoulder and elbow armor included

• Pocket for optional back protector (sold separately)

Protection & Safety

The Lolo features standard thickness full-grain leather which offers exceptional abrasion resistance. CE level 2 armor in the elbows and shoulders offer great impact protection, but you’ll have to purchase a quality back protector separately.

Protection from the elements is limited, and there’s no reflectivity on this already dark jacket, so keep that in mind when riding at night. Because it is the least expensive full-leather jacket on this list, the Lolo gets a “great” value rating—the back protector is the only thing missing for an “exceptional” rating.

Icon Overlord Leather Jacket

Key Specs

• 1.2–1.4mm cowhide leather

• Removable D3O back, elbow, and shoulder armor

• Vented cuffs

• Custom zipper pulls

• Pre-curved arms

Protection & Safety

The Icon Overlord leather jacket includes a full set of CE Level 1 D30 impact armor for the elbows, shoulders, and back.

The 1.2mm to 1.4 mm cowhide leather offers all of the abrasion protection that a rider will need, as well as durability to last for years of riding. Pre-curved arms help with rider fatigue, and strategic venting locations fight the heat.

For women looking for an extremely comfortable and supple leather jacket that fits most curvy female body types, the Icon Overlord is a great choice. And with all of the armor included, the $320.00 purchase price is excellent for this quality piece of gear.

MotoGirl Valerie

Key Specs

• AA Rated Jacket

• CE Level 2, tested and approved shoulder, elbow, and back protector included

• 10 Sizes available XXS–5XL

• 5 colors available: purple, yellow, red, camel, black

• Increased length & size of the front & inside zip pockets, to ensure ease of use

• Longer in the back with zips for adjustment, to ensure a good fit

• Removable inner lining to keep you warm

Protection & Safety

Finding a leather jacket that fits and offers fantastic protection for curvier women can be a struggle. Not only does this jacket offer high-quality full-grain leather for the best abrasion resistance and a thermal vest liner for warmth in colder weather, but it also comes standard with CE level 2 armor in the back, elbows, and shoulders.

Going above and beyond, Wind and Throttle (distributor) and MotoGirl (maker) teamed up to create a custom version of this jacket to accommodate the larger arms of women who happen to love riding as much as they love picking up heavy things. A great fit is half the battle when it comes to the best in safety.

Even without the custom fitting, the jacket will offer the figure-hugging protection that every woman truly deserves regardless of size, making the price tag on the MotoGirl Valerie jacket unbeatable.

Raven Rova Phoenix Leather

Key Specs

• 1.1mm top-grain leather

• Keprotec DuPont Kevlar stretch panels

• CE Level 2 Armor; back protector, shoulder, elbow armor

• Detachable quilted thermal liner

• Antimicrobial athletic mesh liner

• YKK metal zippers, zip-to-pants feature

• Designed for women with full bust and broader shoulders

Protection & Safety

The cowhide found in the Raven Rova Phoenix jacket lends itself to superior abrasion resistance, while DuPont Kevlar reinforces the accordion stretch panels. A pants connection zipper ensures skin coverage for your torso in case of a slide.

CE level 2 armor in the back, shoulders, and elbow work together to offer great impact protection for street riders. The extended sizing allows accessibility to fantastic levels of protection for more women, making this a product with truly great value.

First Manufacturing Popstar Women’s Jacket

Key Specs

• .07-.08mm Naked cow leather

• Motorcycle style with snap down lapel, collar, epaulets and asymmetrical zipper

• One zippered slanted chest pockets

• Two zippered lower slash pockets

• One coin patch pocket

• Zippered sleeves with gussets

• Side Lace with spandex stretch

• Adjustable belt with loops

• Action back with zippered vents

• Two conceal carry pockets with tapered holsters

• Insulated zip-out thermal liner

Protection & Safety

With such a vast sizing range available, there will be a fit for your curves. This jacket is available in sizes XS-5XL.

Everything that can flap in the wind has a button-down to keep it in place. The belt on the bottom of this jacket can be cinched up to keep it fitted.

Made from real leather, this Popstar jacket has good natural abrasion resistance—but keep in mind that the armor does not come standard. I recommend ordering it. Each set of armor for the elbows, shoulders, and back is $25.

Olympia Eve 2 Women’s Jacket

Key Specs

• Outer shell constructed in 600D abrasion-resistant EVO Thread fabric with ballistic poly mesh airflow panels

• Cool mesh airflow lining

• Comfort Neoprene framed collar

• Two side zipper pockets plus large interior storage pocket

• Custom fit detailing at collar, cuffs, elbows, waist and bottom

• Reflective piping at front, sides and back

• 8” connecting zipper for pants

• Quality YKK zippers

• Removable CE Level 2 armor at elbows and shoulders

• Removable CE Level 2 back protector

• Over or under rain jacket includes an interior storage pocket

Protection & Safety

The Eve 2 has lots of reflective piping at the chest and back yoke for increased visibility in low light situations.

There is removable CE Level 2 armor at the elbows and shoulders, plus a back protector.

The jacket is available in Black or the Grey/Black/Hi Viz shown above.

Firstgear Voyage Jacket

Key Specs

• Three-quarter length textile jacket

• Specifically designed to fit and function for female riders

• 600d poly outer shell with DWR and waterproof / breathable internal liner (z-liner)

• Removable thermal liner with color-coded attachment tabs

• Soft and durable rolled neoprene collar and cuff edging

• Two chest intake vents

• Two rear exhaust vents

• One concealed zippered chest pocket

• Hand pockets, left forearm stash pocket, and internal media pockets

• Two upper arm snapped sleeve pockets

• Dual wind and storm flap on main two-way access zipper

• Adjustable waist straps

• Built-in, stretch spandex expansion gussets at hips

• Reflective accents

• CE level 1 Knox elbow and shoulder pads / foam back pad

• Five-year warranty

Protection & Safety

For full-figured women who are taller, the Firstgear Voyage is designed to offer extra room in a simple, affordable package.

A 600D (D stands for denier and represents how many and how tightly woven together the threads are) textile chassis gives the Voyage a standard textile abrasion resistance level, which is appropriate for commuting and leisurely touring/adventuring.

CE level 1 armor is included in the shoulders and elbows, but you’ll have to purchase a quality back protector separately.

Adjustment all around helps ensure the armor in the arms and shoulders stays put in case of a tumble. A thermal liner helps protect from mild winter temperatures, and reflective piping can increase your chances of being seen at night.

Key Specs

• 420D abrasion-resistant nylon exterior

• 620D nylon at elbows, upper arms, and shoulders

• Waterproof-breathable, 2.5 layer, PTFE laminate technology

• PTFE laminate incorporates revolutionary 37.5 advanced, micro-particle technology

• 3 interior pockets including an oversized cellphone-specific pocket

• 5 exterior pockets including under-flap and quick access

• Adjustable slider, snap collar closure

• D3O elbow and shoulder guards CE certified to EN 1621-1 Level 1

• D3O EVO T5 back protector CE certified to EN 1621-1 Level 1

• Armor pocket bags with micro-adjustability allows fine tuning of armor placement

• YKK waterproof zippers in strategic areas

• YKK 2-way front and cuff zippers add comfort and breathability

• Reflective patches front and back, body and arms

• Adjustable waist strap facilitates fit with various layering

• Top shoulder vents with hold-open straps

• Huge, vertical back panel vents

• Articulated sleeves for optimal fit in the riding position

• Elasticized, draw-string hem seals out the elements as required

• Grommet in left hand warmer pocket for powered garment cords

• Neoprene collar

• Hidden under helmet hood

• Drop tail

Protection & Safety

The Firstgear Kilimanjaro features all the protection you’d expect for spring/summer/fall adventure riding—including massive ventilation and unique breathable waterproofing.

This textile chassis includes good abrasion resistance for on and off-road riding, as well as a full suite of CE level 1 armor in the back, elbows, and shoulders, offering great impact protection.

The Kilimanjaro has a full suite of adjustability in the arms, waist, and hips to help keep things in place during a slide—as well as keep the elements out. Reflective patches round out the protection suite. Overall, it offers great value.

Klim Artemis Hi-Viz Women’s Jacket

Key Specs

Exterior Features:

• Gore-Tex® Performance Shell

• Guaranteed To Keep You Dry®

• Karbonite™ Ripstop Overlays In The Elbows And Shoulders

• Adjustable Velcro® Cuff Closures Ventilation

• Comfort Mapped Ventilation For Women

• Klimatek™ Cooling Mesh In The Pad Pockets

• 2 Chest Vent Pockets

• 2 Cross-Core Vents

• 2 Articulated Forearm Vents

• 2 Bicep Vents

• 2 Vertical Back Exhaust Vents

• 1 Stat Card / Hidden Stash Pocket

• Collar Tab Back For Improved

Integrated Armor System:

• Integrated D3o® Level 1 Shoulder And Elbow / Viper 1 Backpad

• Improved Ventilation Through The Back Pad Cargo

• 2 Chest Vent Pockets

• 2 Zippered Hand Pockets

• 1 Rear Large Pocket

• 1 Upper Arm Stash Pocket

• 2 Lower Internal Zippered Stash Pockets

• 1 Vertical Inside Stash Pocket

• 1 Concealed Document Pocket Behind Back

Additional Features:

• Action Back For Comfort And Mobility

• Upgraded Polygiene Anti-Odor Liner

• Soft Collar Liner

• 2 Quick Adjust Bicep Straps

• 2 Quick Adjust Forearm Straps

• 2 Quick Adjust Waist Adjusters

• 2 Zippered Hip Gussets

Protection & Safety

The Klim Artemis features all the protection you’d expect for spring/summer/fall adventure riding—including incredible ventilation and breathable waterproofing.

This textile chassis includes fantastic abrasion resistance for both on and off-road riding, as well as a full suite of CE level 1 D30 armor in the back, elbows, and shoulders, offering great impact protection.

The Artemis can zip-connect to pants to help keep things in place during a slide. Exceptional craftsmanship guarantees this jacket will have a long life over several seasons of riding, offering good value for the price.