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best motrocycle jackets for women

Entry-Level

Priced under $250.

Mid-Range

Priced $250 - $500.

High-End

Priced $500+.

Klim Artemis Women’s Waterproof Jacket
First Manufacturing Holli Women’s Jacket

Key Specs

• Raw denim and full grain leather construction

• Leather hood

• Inner pockets

• Side zipper reliefs

• Armor pockets (armor sold separately)

Protection & Safety

Full-grain leather provides excellent abrasion resistance in this garment. There is also an optional CE-2 Armor Pad Set available, consisting of one center-back pad, two shoulders pads, and two elbow pads.

Additionally, first Manufacturing Co offers a lifetime warranty against defects in material and workmanship of leather products from the original date of purchase for the life of the item.

REV’IT Eclipse Textile Jacket

Key Specs

• Outer Shell: Mesh, polyester 600D

• Protection:

• Knox Flexiform CE protection at shoulders and elbows

• Back Protector (sold separately):

• Seesoft Back Protector—Type RV

• Type RV / Size 03 fits 34-36

• Type RV / Size 04 fits 38-44

• Type RV / Size 05 fits 46

• Visibility: Laminated reflective logo

Ergonomic Features:

• Fit: tour fit, regular

• Adjustability: adjustment straps

• Ventilation: ventilation panels

• Features: double jeans loop

• Pockets: slit pockets, inner pocket

Protection & Safety

The construction of the Eclipse definitely puts safety first as the elbows, shoulders, and other high impact areas are reinforced with polyester 600D while the remaining areas are constructed of mesh. Knox Flexiform CE rated armor is included at the elbows and shoulders. This armor offers two hinge points for a great range of motion as well as 12 air holes to promote airflow.

The Eclipse does not include any back armor but is designed to accommodate the Seesoft Back Protector Type RV which can be purchased for about an additional $50. The size of the back protector is determined by the size of the jacket that you purchase, so be certain to select the correct size to ensure full back protection.

At a cost of only $179.99, the Eclipse is a very reasonably priced jacket, and even when the back protection is added, the total investment remains under $230.00. This makes the Eclipse a great selection for a quality mesh jacket for warm weather rides.

Joe Rocket Majestic Women’s Jacket

Key Specs

• Full Free Air mesh like the original Phoenix for maximum air flow on hot days

• YKK zippers throughout

• Removable waterproof liner

• Adjustable sleeves and waist to customize the fit

• Zippered hip gussets to customize the fit

• 8” zipper for pant attachment

Protection & Safety

This jacket features New lightweight CE armor with full ventilation honeycomb design in the shoulders & elbows. It also comes with a CE rated spine pad for maximum protection, and has reflective stripe on sleeves and back.

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 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 elbows and shoulders, plus a back protector.

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

Key Specs

• Massive mesh coverage

• Heavy abrasion- and tear-resistant military-spec-derived Klim Karbonite nylon mesh

• Built with Klim Rhino-Stitch construction technology

• Abrasion zones at elbows, and shoulders: 840D high tenacity 6.6 nylon for outstanding abrasion resistance and durability

• UV-resistant treatment on main mesh material

• Fleece-lined soft collar

• Adjustable D3O EVO XT Level 1 armor at elbows

• D3O EVO level 1 shoulder pads

• D3O level 1 back pad

• Klimate cooling stretch mesh in elbow and shoulder pad pockets

• 3M Scotchlite reflective on upper and lower arms and upper back

• Reflective positioning designed for maximum biomotion perception

• Articulated fit

• Hip expansion gusset

• Slightly longer body length

• Stretch material inside elbows

• 2 quick-adjust forearm straps

• Breathable moisture-wicking internal mesh comfort liner

• 1 external upper chest pocket, 2 lower zippered hand pockets

• 1 inner chest pocket, 1 inside front pocket

• 1 forearm emergency id pocket

• Hypalon zipper pullers

• YKK zippers throughout

Protection & Safety

In addition to the heavy abrasion and tear-resistant military-spec mesh, the Avalon is constructed of 840D heavy-duty textile and Klim Rhino-Stitch construction technology for amazing durability. Reinforcements are added at the elbows and shoulders as well as other high impact areas for the highest quality abrasion protection.

Adjustable D3O EVO XT Level 1 armor is located at the elbows while D3O EVO level 1 pads are in the shoulders. A D3O level 1 back pad is also included in the Avalon. And finally, this jacket is cut slightly longer than most to provide increased coverage for the lower back and hip area in the event of an accident.

Priced at $350, the Klim Avalon offers exceptional protection and comfort in a very versatile jacket. The latest technology in mesh fabrics is worth paying a little bit more for so that you know you are well protected from abrasion and from the hazards of overheating when riding in hot climates.

Alpinestars Stella T-Jaw Women’s Textile Jacket

Key Specs

• Optimized for a women’s performance fit

• Poly fabric outer shell

• Light weight 450D and 600D as reinforcement on critical areas

• Removable full sleeve thermal liner

• Sport collar with snap closure and comfort panel on the back

• Pre-curved sleeve construction

• Stretch accordion above elbows and behind shoulders

• Stretch panels on sleeves and upper chest for ease of movement

• VELCRO® brand waist and wrist closure adjustment

• Zippered air intakes in shoulder area

• Waterproof internal pocket

• Integrated high visibility reflective graphics on sleeves and back to improve rider’s visibility in low light condition

• Removable CE protectors on shoulders and elbows

• Back protector pocket or adjustable VELCRO® brand and snap button system to integrate CE certified Alpinestars Nucleon Back protector (sold separately)

• Pocket for optional chest protection (sold separately)

• Padding details on chest and upper back

• Internal waist connection zipper for attachment to Alpinestars riding pants

Protection & Safety

Removable CE protectors for the shoulders and elbows are provided, as well as a pocket for a back protector, which is not included with the initial purchase. There is also the proprietary Velcro and snap system which allows riders to integrate the CE certified Alpinestars Nucleon Back Protector. The cost of the Nucleon is $60.

Similar Nucleon chest protectors can also be added for an extra $40. For riders who opt to ride without adding the Nucleon protectors, there is additional padding added to both the back and chest areas to aid in reducing injuries from impact situations.

With a base cost of just under $300 and an all-in cost of just under $400 with the Nucleon armor, the Alpinestars Stella T-Jaw Textile Jacket is a great selection for ladies who want to go fast but only with the right protective gear.

Key Specs

• 1.0-1.1mm natural drum-dyed premium cowhide leather frame

• Shoulder expansion gussets.

• Perforated panels for ventilation

• 2 zippered hand warmer pockets

• Internal stash pocket

• Armed Response concealed carry pocket

• Lockdown waist adjusters

• YKK main zipper opening

• Belt loops for pant attachment

• Reflective trim

• Face shield pocket

This jacket is all-new from Speed and Strength and ranges in size from XS thru 3XL.

Protection & Safety

• Removable Vault CE Level 2 approved shoulder and elbow protectors

• Removable Vault CE Level 1 approved back protector

• Reflective trim for improved visibility

Key Specs

• Icon Women’s Sport Fit

• 1.2-1.4mm cowhide leather

• Removable D3O back, elbow and shoulder armor

• Vented cuffs

• Custom zipper pulls

• Pre-curved arms

Protection & Safety

Elbow and shoulder SeeSmart CE level 1 armor is included with the purchase of the Voltiac, and is more comfortable and flexible than the armor in the first version of this jacket.

There is also a pocket for the Seesoft CE level 2 Type RV back protector, which can be purchased separately. The cost of the back protector is $50.

Four Season Features

Being that the Voltiac is a four-season jacket, there is also a detachable thermal liner which can be added for the colder temperatures. The relaxed cut of this touring fit jacket allows riders to remain comfortable in a variety of climates and conditions using some or all of the added layers of protection and insulation.

The waist, cuff and sleeve adjustments allow the rider to customize the fit, regardless of which layers are in use and the under layers that are being worn. This jacket can even accommodate the Challenger cooling vest for use in the hottest climates.

At under $300, the REV’IT! Voltiac 2 jacket offers riders a single garment to meet their total riding needs. The addition of back protection will take the final cost to just under $350, but that is still a very fair price for year-round comfort and protection in a four-season jacket that is cut to fit the curves and shape of ladies who love to ride.

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 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

Firstgear provides riders with a full complement of armor included in the purchase of this jacket. D3O elbow and shoulder armor are CE certified to EN 1621-1 Level 1 and the D3O EVO T5 back protector is also CE certified to EN 1621-1 Level 1.

The pockets for this armor offer micro-adjustability to add to the level of comfort and to maximize the protection from the pads. Reflective patches on the front and back of the body and arms add to the safety of the rider in low visibility and low light conditions.

Four Season Features

A waterproof and breathable layer adds to the functionality during wet weather, while the shoulder vents add to the riders comfort in hotter climates. The vents in the back can also be used as exhaust ports when the front vents are opened during a summer ride.

The sleeves are articulated for maximum comfort when riding and the adjustable waist straps allow for a custom fit in all weather and regardless of the layers worn under the Kilimanjaro.

The 5 exterior pockets and the 3 interior ones provide space to store all of your personal items within easy reach including your cell phone which can be placed in the oversized interior chest pocket.

At nearly $400, the Firstgear Kilimanjaro women’s jacket is certainly an investment, but one which you will be glad you made. This jacket is designed to handle the harshest conditions that riders will encounter while still providing ladies with great comfort and safety.

Dainese Racing 3 D-Air Women’s Leather Jacket

Key Specs

Electronic System:

• Triggering algorithm and diagnostics managed by dedicated firmware

• Three accelerometers

• Three gyroscopes

• GPS

• 4 Gigabyte internal memory

• LED user interface on right forearm

• Lithium polymer battery with approximately 8 hours of use when fully charged

Pneumatic System:

• Dainese-patented 3D structure airbag

• High-pressure airbag with volume of 4 liters

• “Cold” technology gas generator

Protection:

• Composite protectors certified to EN 1621.1 Level 2 standard on elbows

• Soft protectors certified to EN 1621.1 Level 2 on shoulders

• Thermoformed small shoulders with interchangeable aluminum plates

Ergonomics And Comfort:

• Tutu cowhide leather

• Aluminum

• S1 bielastic fabric

• Jacket-to-pants fastening system

• Waist adjustment

Other Features:

• 1 inner pocket

• 2 outer pockets on front

• Reflective inserts

Protection & Safety

Composite protectors certified to EN 1621.1 Level 2 standard are located at the elbows and soft protectors certified to EN 1621.1 standard Level 2 are located at the shoulders. There are also aluminum plates at the shoulders for added safety.

The Pro-Armor back protector also houses the D-Air System. When the system is activated, it deploys an airbag that is designed to protect the chest and neck of the rider.

It is important to note that this high tech safety system must be registered with Dainese and will also require regular care and maintenance to remain functional. This includes tasks such as regular charging of the battery packs and a complete overhaul of the system every five years by Dainese.

At $1,200.00, the Dainese Racing 3 D-Air is certainly one of the most expensive leather jackets that ladies can buy. The benefit of investing in the ultimate level of protection is having a potential life-saving airbag that is automatically deployed in the event of an accident.

It not only protects your head, neck, and torso, but also the majority of your vital organs which can be damaged or destroyed in the event of high impact. For a super-safe leather jacket, the 3 D-Air is in a class by itself.

Klim Artemis Women’s Waterproof Jacket

Key Specs

• Gore-Tex Performance shell

• Guaranteed To Keep You Dry

• Karbonite ripstop overlays in the elbows and shoulders

• Adjustable VELCRO® brand cuff closures

• 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

• Integrated D3O Level 1 shoulder and elbow armor, Viper 1 back pad

• Improved ventilation through the back pad

• 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 pad

• Action back for comfort and mobility

• Upgraded polygiene anti-odor liner

• Soft collar liner

• Collar tab back for improved ventilation

• 2 quick-adjust bicep straps, 2 quick adjust forearm straps

• 2 quick-adjust waist adjusters, 2 zippered hip gussets

Protection & Safety

The impact protection in the Artemis includes integrated D3O Level 1 shoulder and elbow armor as well as a Viper 1 back pad. This armor will protect riders from an impact that can occur when riding on trails and from impact due to an accident.

The armor is removable and can be replaced as it begins to show wear but there is never really any need to spend money to upgrade the level of protection as you already have great armor included in this jacket.

Four Season Features

Venting is critical to comfort in a four-season jacket. Klim designed the armor pockets to promote ventilation by using a durable but very breathable mesh so that the armor does not create hot spots in the jacket.

Additional ventilation comes from the chest ventilation pockets and the 2 vertical back exhaust vents. Vents at the forearm and bicep add to the cooling for extremities as well.

Other comfort features include the soft collar liner, adjustment straps at the bicep and forearm and the 2 waist quick-adjust straps. Zippered hip gussets also allow for more adjustment in the fit of the jacket and the airflow in warmer climates.

It is very easy to spend $350 or more on a summer-weight jacket and that much or more for a jacket to handle cold and wet weather. But when you invest that money in the Artemis, you have every climate and weather condition covered by a single garment.

At a cost of just under $700, the Klim Artemis might seem to be a little bit high, but once you discover all of the protection and comfort that it offers, the price makes more sense.

Roland Sands Maywood CE Women’s Leather Jacket

Key Specs

• Winchester full grain 1.1mm thick cowhide

• Water repellent finish

• Critical seams sealed

• Satin poly quilted internal liner with heat embossed graphics

• Waterproof internal chest pockets and mesh lower pockets

• YKK Zippers

• Waterproof cuff, sleeve and hand pocket zippers

• Café collar

• Quilt stitch details on chest, shoulders and upper sleeves

Protection & Safety

• Includes CE EN 1621:2021-1 certified SAS-TEC flex elbow and shoulder armor

• Armor ready back protector pocket (back protector sold separately)

• CE approved to CE EN 17092:2020 as a Class AA garment