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Best Women's Motorcycle Pants

Textile & Leggings

Comfortable pants made from artificial materials.

Raven Rova Raven Pants

Riding Jeans

Purpose-made riding jeans offer superior abrasion resistance.

Melissa Skinny Jeans

Hybrid & Leather

Leather remains the benchmark for abrasion resistance.

Raven Rova Phoenix Pants


Offering a blend of breathability and abrasion protection.

Icon Hella 2 Pants

Key Specs

• Fit: ICON® Overboot Fit.

• Outer Composition: Durable Textile Chassis with D30® Removable Hip and Knee Impact Protectors 

• Adjustability: Waist cinching for flexibility

• Pockets: 2 Zippered Side Pockets for Secure Storage

Protection & Safety

• CE Level 1 knee and hip armor are included in the ICON Hella 2 pants,

• The textile is hefty enough for a slide at in-town speeds but stretchy enough to be comfortable for wearing everywhere you need to go.

REV’IT! Horizon 2 Women's Pants

Key Specs

• Outer shell: All-weather abrasion-resistant textile material. 100% Polyamide

• Insulation: detachable thermal liner

• Waterproofing: hydratex | lite composition with breathability

lining: 100% polyester

• Visibility: laminated reflection at calves

• Pockets: Multiple pockets for convenient storage of small items.

• Ventilation: ventilation zippers or panels for airflow in warmer conditions.

• Connection Zippers: Designed for easy attachment to compatible REV’IT! jackets.

• Ventilation: VCS | aquadefence with FidLock magnetic fastener, stretch panel at waistband, short and connection zipper, adjustable protector pockets, calf zipper, YKK slide lock front closure, grip panel at seat

Protection & Safety

• These pants typically come equipped with CE-certified knee protectors. Seeflex Level 2 CE protection at knees, Seesmart CE-level 1 type B protection at hip (RV33)

• Abrasion-Resistant Textile: The pants' outer layer is constructed from high-quality, abrasion-resistant textile polyamide.

• Reflective Details at the calves for more visibility.

• The inclusion of a waterproof Hydratex membrane enhances safety in wet conditions by keeping the rider dry and comfortable. Wet and uncomfortable conditions can be distracting, so staying dry is essential for maintaining focus on the road.

Oxford Super Leggings 2.0

Key Specs

• CE Level 2 Oxford knee protectors included

• Cut: Please note that these jeggings have a very curvy cut through the hips and thighs

• Rise: Very high

• Short: 28″ inseam | Regular: 30″ inseam | Tall: 32″ inseam

• 92% poly / 8% elastane shell

• 95% DuPont™ Kevlar® / 5% elastane lining provides abrasion resistance

• 4-way stretch panels

• Pockets for optional hip armor (armor sold separately)

• 2 deep front hand pockets

• Flag stitching on the belt loops for security

Protection & Safety

Another impressive package, especially considering the price, the Oxford Super leggings 2.0 have a similar fit and feel to the Moto Ribbed Pants. The outer layer is stretchy, covering an almost full-coverage secondary layer of DuPont Kevlar, which is fantastic abrasion protection.

• Kevlar layer is not stitched in place at the base of each leg, so there’s a small risk of bunching or getting displaced during a slide

• CE level 2 knee armor is included, but you’ll need to purchase hip armor separately

For under $150, the Oxford Super leggings offer great value.

Alpinestars Banshee Women's Leggings

Key Specs

• Fit: Slim cut with a High rise made for riding and anatomical fit.

• Outer Composition: Stretch fabric shell made of full aramidic fiber.

• Features: Reflective prints on inner side of lower leg. Velcro insert for optional hip protection (sold separately)

Protection & Safety

• CE-certified Level 1 knee protectors

• Optional Hip armor pockets

Key Specs

• CE Certified A rate garment (with AA rate abrasion)

• CE Level 2 Knee protection included with internal mesh pocket

• Stretchy denim, skinny fit

• Front and back pockets & thick belt loops

• Comes with mesh pockets for hip armor (armor not included)

• Outer Layer: Cotton / Elastane

• Inner Layer: DuPont™ KEVLAR® Aramid / PE Fiber (which passes AA for abrasion) in Zone 1 and Zone 2 areas, absent in Zone 3 to be cooler and lighter and allow for more airflow.

• 360 GSM knitted loop aramid material which is highly resistant to abrasion, with the test results to prove it!

Protection & Safety

• The DuPont Kevlar included in the secondary layer of the Melissa Skinny Jeans (in major and minor impact zones only) is heavy-duty stuff and will hold up to a decent slide at highway speeds—just don’t do the splits on the asphalt and you’re covered.

• CE Level 2 knee armor is included, but you’ll have to purchase hip armor separately

• Unlined sections of the jeans allow for increased airflow to help battle the heat and prevent fatigue

• High waist keeps more skin covered in a slide

• For $154, the Melissa Skinny Jeans offer good value.

Alpinestars Daisy V2 Pant

Key Specs

• Outer composition: Stonewashed cotton denim with aramidic fiber reinforcement

• Ventilation: Inner airflow liner for enhanced rider comfort. Vents on thights additionally.

• Pockets: 4 external pockets and small pocket on right leg

• Fit: Ergonomically cut for the riding position

Protection & Safety

• Included CE Level 1 Bio Flex Knee Armor

• Pocket for optional CE Level 1 Bio Flex Hip Armor

• Reflective detailing

• Meets CE – Category II prEN17092 draft standards – A class as a protective riding garment

REV’IT! Westwood Jeans

Key Specs

• Outer Shell: 10oz Cordura stretch denim with CoolMax element

• Lining: poly/cotton twill

• Composition:

outer shell: 55% cotton, 30% polyester, 15% nylon

lining: 80% polyester, 20% cotton

protective layer: 100% polyamide

• Protection: SeeSmart CE-level 1 protection at the knee, pocket for optional Seesmart CE level 1 hip protectors (sold separately), double-layered with PWR | shield at seat and knees, safety stitching at inseam

• Visibility: 3M Scotchlite reflection at turned up cuffs

• Fit: slim fit

• Features: zipper fly front closure, comfort seat, triple-needle stitching at side seams and back, safety stitching at side seam, extra comfort by mechanical stretch of the outer shell, moisture-wicking function by CoolMax element

• Pockets: 5 jean pockets

Protection & Safety

• The abrasion resistant Cordura is protective and still feels more like regular jeans than 2-layer riding pants.

• CE Level 1 Knee armor is included, but you’ll need to purchase hip protectors to level-up the impact protection factor of these jeans.

• Reinforced stitching keeps the garment together under high stress.


Key Specs

• Outer shell: Monaco Performance cowhide, dynax mesh, PWR|shell 500D stretch, wax polyester, Lorica

• Waterproofing: detachable hydratex|3L

• Protection: Seeflex CE level 2 protection at knees, Seesmart CE level 1 type B hip protector insert version RV33, safety seams

• Visibility: reflection

Fit: tour fit, regular

• • Adjustability: Adjustment straps

• Ventilation: ventilation panels

• Features: stretch lips, stretch panels, short and long connection zippers, adjustable protector pockets, hook-and-snap front closure, calf zippers

• Pockets: slit pockets

Protection & Safety

• The maximum abrasion resistance of leather is combined with durable textile strategically placed in non-impact zones.

• CE level 2 armor is included in the knees, and CE level 1 armor is included in the hips.

• The removable waterproof liner protects from the elements,

Raven Rova Falcon Hybrid Pants

Key Specs

• 500 denier Cordura with leather panels

• Interchangeable armor pockets at knee and hip

• Comes with CE-1 knee armor

• YKK metal zippers

• 4 Pockets! 2 cargo with metal snaps & 2 zipper pockets

• Designed for an active riding style

Protection & Safety

• 500D D Cordura starts the Raven Rova Falcon Hybrid on the right track with a great balance of breathability and abrasion resistance

• Leather panels cover impact and slide zones

• CE level 1 Knee protectors are included—but you’ll have to purchase hip protectors separately to complete the impact protection package

With these features in mind, the $251 Raven Rova Falcon hybrid pants offer great value.

REV’IT Xena 3 Pants

Key Specs

• Fit: race fit, tight

• Adjustability: adjustment straps at waist

• Ventilation: ventilation panels, partly perforated outer shell

• Features: adjustable knee protector pocket, stretch lips at back and knees, stretch panels at legs and crotch, short and long connection zipper, elastic at waistband, hook and snap front closure, detachable leather knee patches

• Outer shell: 100% leather cowhide, PWR|shell stretch (93% polyamide, 7% elastane) with 100% polyester lining

• Protection: Seeflex Level 2 CE protection at knees, Seesmart CE-level 1 protection at hips (RV33), safety seams, Coccyx Protection

Protection & Safety

Leather pants are hard to find and harder to fit. For standard size (non-plus) women who lean towards the curvy side, these are highly protective and will fit well.

• High-quality leather construction is ready to withstand track speeds and last the test of time

• CE level 1 knee and hip armor are included and the position of the armor is adjustable for perfect placement

• An essential pants-to-jacket connection zipper with an elastic waistband and adjustment at the ankles helps the pants to stay put even in a slide

The REV’IT Xena 3 pants boast a well-rounded safety package and offer fantastic value at $440.

Dainese Pony 3 Women's Pants

Key Specs

• Outer Shell: Tutu leather with S1 bi-elastic fabric stretch panels

• Inner shell: Nanofeel liner with silver ion treatment

• Pockets: 2 front hip pockets

• Features: Zippered calf construction with reflective accents. Jacket-pants fastening system

• Adjustability: Cincing waist adaptable

Protection & Safety

• Pro-Shape knee and hip protectors certified to Standard EN 1621.1 CE Level 1

• Meets prEN 17092 motorbike protective pant certification

Sedici Alexi 2 Mesh Pant

Key Specs

• • Construction: Full 600D dobby textile construction with 1200D reinforcement on knees.

• Ventilation: Full mesh airflow lining along with a rain liner that has mesh as well.

• Waterproof Liner: Full-length water- and windproof liner

• Features: Low-profile YKK zipper attachment along the waist to reduce bulk. Color-coded liner connections at the ankle and cuffs

• Thermal Liner: 3/4 length thermal liner designed with 80 grams of insulation in the body

• Quilted construction prevents insulation from migrating

Thermal liner attaches to rain liner with waist zipper to reduce bulk

Protection & Safety

• Included CE Level 2 knee armor

• Adjustable knee armor pockets with 3 positions

• Pockets for optional hip armor (sold separately)

• 1200D reinforcement at knees and seat

• Carbon black reflective trim with 360 degrees of visibility

Key Specs

• Outer shell: high-density polyester 600D


• outer shell: 100% polyester

• lining: 100% polyester

• Protection: Seesmart CE-level 1 protection at hips and knees

• Visibility: laminated reflection at calves

• Fit: tour fit, regular

• Adjustability: adjustment straps at waist, adjustment tab at ankles

• Ventilation: ventilation panels at legs

• Features: prepared for Strapper suspenders, YKK slide lock front closure, short connection zipper, elastic at waistband, adjustable protector pockets, easy entrance zipper, grip panel at seat

• Pockets: slit pockets

Protection & Safety

The REV’IT Airwave 3 pants are the breezy summer pants you’ve been looking for and come in a lighter color to keep the heat factor down.

• CE Level 1 knee armor and hip armor are both included for great impact protection

• The 600D (D stands for denier and represents how many and how tightly woven together the threads are) construction will hold up to a slide at in-town speeds or perform quite well on the dirt

• Reflectivity, a pants-to-jacket connection zipper, and adjustable ankle cuffs round out the REV’IT Airwave 3’s safety package—which is fairly priced at $300

Key Specs

• Outer composition: QuickDry fabric with Boomerang fabric

• Adjustability: Jacket-trousers fastening system, Waist adjustment, Calf zippers

• Ventilation: Mesh Liner in breathable and perforated Sanitized fabric

• High Visibility details: Reflective inserts

• Pockets: 2 pockets on front

Protection & Safety

• CE-Certified Knee Armor: These pants come equipped with CE-certified knee armor.

• Abrasion-Resistant Materials: The pants are constructed using durable and abrasion-resistant textile materials. This helps protect against road rash and abrasions in case of a slide or fall.

How do women's motorcycle pants differ from unisex or men’s pants?

In general, women’s motorcycle pants have wider and deeper hip and posterior areas due to the natural biology of women compared to men. Apart from that, women’s pants also go to slightly smaller sizes than unisex or men’s pants, once again due to the average female being shorter/smaller than the average male. Other than that, they are very similar.

What about motorcycle leggings? Do those count as women’s motorcycle pants?

Motorcycle leggings do count as women’s pants, however we don’t recommend them due to the fact that they are m 95% of the time designed to provide only abrasion resistance with little to no armor. Many times, even the manufacturer recommends using them with a pair of riding jeans or proper riding pants. We recommend gear on a concept known as “Defense in depth,” meaning anything we recommend has good armor and excellent abrasion resistance, which is why we do not recommend motorcycle leggings except as a base layer.

What fitment information do I need for women’s motorcycle pants?

The three crucial measurements are your waist at the navel, your hips at their thickest as close to the hip rotator as possible, and your inseam from groin to the bottom of your malleolus (ankle bone). Useful measurements include your thigh diameter at its thickest while seated with your knees bent at 90 degrees, as well as your calf diameter at its thickest in the same position to ensure that jeans listed as “slim fit” will actually fit.

Which material is the best for women’s motorcycle pants?

That really depends on what type of riding you’re doing. For those wanting pants for touring, cruising, or just average everyday riding, any set of pants will work. For those more interested in sport riding and even track days, many tracks require leather or synthetic leather pants with slider pucks on the knees. Overall, leather is the “safest” material as it has the highest and longest duration abrasion resistance, but many synthetic materials are catching up quite quickly.

What type of materials are women’s motorcycle pants commonly made from?

The most common materials used in motorcycle pants these days in general are polyester rip-stop fabric, microfiber synthetic leather, Cordura, spandura, and full-grain leather. All have excellent abrasion resistance, with leather still taking the top spot for the best abrasion resistance, despite some synthetics like Cordura getting very close to being on par. Armor is usually flexible TPU or non-Newtonian impact foam.

Do I really need a set of women’s motorcycle pants? I have a unisex pair that fits perfectly already!

You do not necessarily need a pair of women’s motorcycle pants, but they have been designed specifically for the unique shape of women compared to men. If you have a unisex pair that fits perfectly, then by all means keep using them! It’s better to have a perfect fit, as a loose fit can cause the pants to move and shift in a slide or accident and not keep the armor where it is supposed to be.