The Best Women’s Motorcycle Pants for 2022

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Textile

Made from solely or a mix of man-made and natural materials.

See: Textile Pants

Mesh

Offering a blend of breathability and abrasion protection.

See: Mesh Pants

Leather

The material of choice for most high-end motorcycle riding pants.

See: Leather Pants

Denim

A stylish and effective alternative to mesh or leather pants.

See: Denim Pantsl

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Affordable & Comfortable

Best Textile & Leggings Women’s Motorcycle Pants

Raven Rova Raven Motorcycle Pants

Raven Rova Raven Black Pants

Price: $259

Where to Buy

Raven Rova

Why?

The versatility and hidden features in these stylish yet strong textile pants are awesome. If you’re not interested in leathers but want great protection, definitely take a look at these pants. Available in US women’s size 4-24.

Specifications

Specs:

  • 500 denier stretch Cordura with 2% elastane
  • External knee armor access through the vent
  • Adjustable height placement for knee armor
  • Comes with CE-2 knee armor
  • YKK metal zippers
  • Designed for hourglass and pear shapes
  • Antimicrobial athletic mesh lining
  • Two zipper and magnetic snap vents
  • Metal hardware
  • Boot zippers
  • Zips to all Raven Rova jackets
  • Accommodates boots with thick molded plastic shin guards

Protection & Safety

  • The durable Cordura textile of the Raven Rova Raven pants will hold up at least once, maybe more, in a slide at in-town speeds (the owner/designer has tested them herself!) Adjustable CE Level 2 knee armor comes standard and can be accessed while wearing to ensure perfect placement, but you’ll have to purchase hip armor separately
  • The zipper attachment adds a bit of insurance for the hips and torso in a slide, but only if it is used properly on every ride (highly suggested)

Considering that pants for curvy women are hard to find, the Raven Rova Raven pants are a great option, and for $259, you get tons of features for your money.

REV’IT Outback 3 motorcycle pants

REV’IT Outback 3

Price: $300

Where to Buy

Revzilla

Why?

True multi-seasonality with 2 removable liners (one waterproof, one thermal) to get you through a variety of temperatures and conditions.

Specifications

Specs:

  • Outer Shell: polyester 600D, polyester ripstop, Softshell 3L
  • Insulation: detachable thermal liner
  • Waterproofing and Breathability: detachable hydratex|mesh G-liner
  • Protection: Seeflex CE level 2 protection at knees, Seesmart CE level 1 type B hip protector insert – version RV33
  • Visibility: laminated reflection
  • Fit: tour fit, regular
  • Adjustability: adjustment straps, adjustment tabs
  • Ventilation: VCS|zippers
  • Features: stretch panel, short connection zipper, adjustable protector pockets, grip panel at seat, YKK slide lock front closure, 3D mesh protector pockets
  • Pockets: slit pockets, stash pockets

Protection & Safety

With a little stretch and a lot of protection, the REV’IT Outback 3 pants provide the most bang-for-your-buck on our list.

  • Not only does CE Level 2 knee armor come standard, but the CE Level 1 hip inserts are included as well (which is rare)
  • The industry-standard 600D (D stands for denier and represents how many and how tightly woven together the threads are) material used to make these pants, coupled with ripstop, will hold up in a slide at decent speed
  • A removable thermal liner to protect from the cold, and a removable waterproof liner to protect from the elements, as well as reflectivity to increase visibility at night and a pants-to-jacket connection zipper rounds out this massive safety package

 

MotoGirl Moto Ribbed

MotoGirl Moto Ribbed Pants

Price: $218

Where to Buy

Wind & Throttle

Why?

Some of the most comfortable riding pants of all time, without a single compromise on high-end protection, craftsmanship, sizing, or style. Available in an impressive range of sizes, these are the pants women have been asking for for years.

Specifications

Specs:

  • Full-length lining made from 100% Dupont™ Kevlar® fiber
  • High waist with thick belt loops
  • CE-Approved Level 2 knee & Level 2 hip armor included
  • Front & back pockets
  • Heavy-duty, stretchable, and abrasion-resistant polyester outer layer
  • 3 Lengths in every size from 4–26

Protection & Safety

It’s impressive how well the MotoGirl Moto Ribbed leggings are constructed. The outer layer is stretch twill, meant only for looks, and to be the buffer for the real hero: a full-coverage secondary layer of kevlar made for abrasion protection.

  • The Kevlar is stitched in place throughout the pants, so there’s no risk of bunching or getting displaced during a slide
  • Crash tested by a close friend, these leggings held up at a spirited pace and produced no skin exposure
  • CE level 2 knee and hip armor is included

The MotoGirl Moto Ribbed leggings pack a powerful punch at just under $200.

Oxford Super Leggings 2.0

Oxford Super Leggings 2.0

Price: $140

Where to Buy

RevZilla Amazon

Why?

These pants are proof that sometimes less is more. No frills, but all the comfort and protection at a fantastic price point. These pants are truly impressive and come in a plethora of sizing options for women riders of all shapes and sizes.

Best for: Most women of all sizes (including tall and short) with very curvy hips, waist, butt, stomach, thighs, knees, and calves.

Specs

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 are a great value.


Prioritizing airflow & protection

Best Mesh Women’s Motorcycle Pants

Olympia Women's Airglide 6 Pants

Olympia Women’s Airglide 6 Pants

Price: $299

Where to Buy

RevZilla

Why?

The Airglide 6 pants lean toward the traditional touring look but have endless little details that really help fit a woman’s curves. Easy to adjust waist cinches, plus well-placed accordion panels keep things feeling right on long rides. The hips and thighs have a more generous than average fit even with the armor in place. Available in US women’s size 4–18.

Specs

Specs:

  • Outer shell constructed in 1000 denier Cordura fabric with Ballistic Airflow mesh panels
  • Waterproof over or under rain pant
  • Full length 2-way zipper
  • 1000 denier pre-curved knee panels
  • EZ-Hem bottom detail for customized fit with boots on
  • 5mm reflective welded tape along seams
  • Elasticized accordion panels on waist, sides and bottom for maximum comfort
  • Waterproof and breathable over/under DWR 2.5 Ripstop fabric rain layer with 10K/10K membrane
  • Rain layer attaches with magnetic snaps
  • Vislon jacket connection zipper
  • Two 20cm zip pockets

Protection & Safety

  • Removable and adjustable height CE level 2 approved Powertector™ at the knee
  • Removable EVA compression foam at hips
  • Made of 500 and 1000 D Cordura® fabric with washable leather reinforcement panels from inside thigh to hem bottom—in simple terms, these pants have excellent abrasion resistance

REV’IT Airwave 3 motorcycle pants

REV’IT Airwave 3 Pants

Price: $200

Where to Buy

RevZilla

Why?

Lightweight, straight fit mesh pants with both knee and hip armor included. One of the few options available in silver.

Specifications

Specs:

  • Outer shell: high-density polyester 600D
  • Composition:
    • 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

The best of the best

Best Leather Women’s Motorcycle Pants

REV’IT IGNITION motorcycle pants

REV’IT Ignition 3 Pants

Price: $440

Where to Buy

RevZilla

Why?

The only hybrid women’s leather pants with abrasion-resistant mesh panels and a removable waterproof liner.

Specifications

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 best of both worlds exist in the REV’IT Ignition 3 pants. The maximum abrasion resistance of leather is combined with durable textile strategically placed in non-impact zones.

  • Leather and textile construction should last for a very long time even with regular riding
  • CE level 2 armor is included in the knees, and CE level 1 armor is included in the hips
  • Removable waterproof liner protects from the elements
  • Multiple length pants-to-jacket connection zippers
  • Reflective portions increase visibility
  • Ventilation panels help beat the heat

At $440, the REV’IT Ignition Pants offer great value.

First Manufacturing Alexis Pants

First Manufacturing Alexis Pants

Price: $140

Where to Buy

Revzilla Amazon

Why?

Cause jeans are awesome, therefore these leather jeans are more awesome. They have a full satin liner to avoid a Ross from Friends incident.

Specifications

Specs:

  • 5 pocket jean-style leather pants
  • Soft milled cowhide
  • Low rise
  • Full satin liner
  • Single panel front
  • Heavy duty, non-corroding, non-rusting zipper

Our In-Depth Review

We haven’t reviewed this one hands-on, but Revzilla has a great video about them.

Raven Rova Falcon Hybrid motorcycle pants

Raven Rova Falcon Hybrid Pants

Price: $251

Where to Buy

Raven Rova

Why?

Agility, breathability, protection, and pockets – what more could a girl ask for? Available up to a women’s US size 22.

Specifications

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 Cordura starts the Raven Rova Falcon Hybrid on the right track with a great balance of breathability and abrasion resistance
  • Adding leather panels to impact and slide zones ups the ante on abrasion resistance
  • CE level 1 Knee protectors are included—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 are a great value.

REV’IT XENA 3 motorcycle pants

REV’IT Xena 3 Pants

Price: $450

Where to Buy

RevZilla

Why?

The Xena 3 pants are the best-fitting track-ready leather pants with a little more room in the seat and hips than other women’s leathers. All REV’IT pants are available in a mix of short, standard, and tall lengths.

Specifications

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: cowhide, PWR|shell stretch
  • Protection: Seeflex Level 2 CE protection at knees, Seesmart CE-level 1 protection at hips (RV33), safety seams, Coccyx Protection
  • Composition:
    • outer shell 1: 100% leather
    • outer shell 2: 93% polyamide, 7% elastane
    • lining: 100% polyester

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.

Raven Rova Phoenix motorcycle pants

Raven Rova Phoenix Pants

Price: $403

Where to Buy

Raven Rova

Why?

Roomy leather pants designed for women with curves and all the attitude of a custom design. These are made to order, come in custom colors, and will take up to 8 weeks to receive.

Specifications

Specs:

  • Genuine leather with semi-aniline finish
  • Interchangeable CE-1 armor
  • CE Level 1 knee armor
  • Internal velcro pockets for knee and hip armor
  • Keprotech DuPont Kevlar stretch panels
  • Accordion panels and velcro tabs on the waistband to customize your fit
  • Accordion panels at the lower back and knee for added flexibility
  • Lined with breathable athletic mesh
  • YKK Metal Zippers
  • Zips To All Raven Rova Jackets
  • Zippered pockets
  • Metal hardware

Protection & Safety

Leather pants aren’t easy to find or fit, but for women who lean curvy in standard and plus sizes, these are both highly protective and designed to fit well.

  • Made from high-quality leather, with exceptional construction ready to withstand higher speeds and last the test of time
  • DuPont Kevlar stretch panels add to the abrasion resistance factor of these already exceptional pants
  • CE level 1 knee armor is included, but you’ll have to purchase hip armor to complete the impact protection suite
  • An essential pants-to-jacket connection zipper with an elastic waistband helps the pants to stay put—even in a slide

The Raven Rova Phoenix pants are a great value at $403.


Stylish, comfortable, & effective

Best Denim Women’s Motorcycle Pants

Melissa Skinny Jeans motorcycle pants

Melissa Skinny Jeans

Price: $168

Where to Buy

Wind & Throttle

Why?

Don’t let the name fool you, these “skinny” jeans will hug all your curves no matter what kind of curves you rock—available in Women’s size 2–26. With both abrasion resistance and CE level 1 knee armor (hip armor pockets included, armor sold separately), these jeans are anything but a compromise.

Specifications

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
  • The unlined sections of the jeans allow for increased airflow to help battle the heat and prevent fatigue, while a high waist keeps more skin covered in a slide

For $154, the Melissa Skinny Jeans offer strong value.

Bull-it Horizon Tactical Straight Fit

Bull-it Horizon Tactical Straight Fit Jeans

Price: $130

Where to Buy

Revzilla Amazon

Why?

The riding jeans that don’t look like riding jeans. They’re a best-seller, thanks to the comfy stretchy fabric and 5 pocket design. The sizing runs a bit small, order at least one size up from your typical. Available sizes 04–22 (Short/Reg/Long).

Specifications

Specs:

  • Covec High Performance AA stretch denim
  • Covec fibers offer cut and tear resistance
  • Covec fibers prevent heat transfer from road friction
  • Water repellent finish
  • Adjustable protector pockets
  • Knee and hip armor pockets for optional CE approved protectors (sold separately)

Protection & Safety

  • High performance cut and tear strength, AA abrasion resistance
  • New recovery yarns for stretch retention improve fit and comfort
  • Lower thermal conductivity reduces the chances of friction burns
  • CE 1621 Level 2 hip and knee armor are optional

Pando Moto Kissaki motorcycle pants

Pando Moto Kissaki Slim Jeans

Price: $290

Where to Buy

RevZilla

Why?

Slim, stretchy, single layer jeans with a nice high rise waist and strong Dyneema blended construction for protection. No bulk, all the agility. EU sizes 23–34.

Specifications

Specs:

  • Classic slim fit
  • Single-layer stretch 13oz denim with 25% Dyneema
  • High heat conductivity, reflects the heat
  • Reflective cuffs
  • Black thread embroidery in front
  • Reinforced with chain stitches
  • CE approved to pr-EN17092 as a Class AA garment
  • SAS Tec CE Level 2 protectors on the knees and hips
  • Knee armor is adjustable to two positions

Protection & Safety

The Pando Moto Kissaki jeans are unique because they offer fantastic abrasion resistance in a single layer, thanks to the Dyneema construction, so they feel more like regular jeans than other riding pants.

  • Exceptional abrasion resistance
  • Less bulk also means less heat and fatigue
  • CE Level 2 Knee and hip protectors are both included
  • Reinforced stitching keeps the garment together under high stress

The Pando Moto Kissaki jeans boast a fantastic safety package for a fair price.

REV'IT! Westwood

REV’IT Westwood Jeans

Price: $240

Where to Buy

RevZilla

Why?

Super comfortable, lightweight, form-fitting, and a little more forgiving across the hips with a nice mid-rise for a non-bulky clean look.

Specifications

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 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 outer shell, moisture-wicking function by CoolMax element
  • Pockets: 5 jean pockets

Protection & Safety

Another pair of single-layer jeans, the REV’IT Westwood Jeans offer decent abrasion resistance thanks to Cordura. These will also feel more like regular jeans than 2-layer riding pants.

  • The abrasion resistance of this material will hold up to a decent slide at in-town speeds
  • Less bulk also means less heat and fatigue
  • 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, and reflectivity helps with the chance of being seen at night

For under $250, The REV’IT Westwood jeans are a good value.

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  • We’re value-focused: Why pay $500 if something for $250 is just as good? Our review scores and recommendations reflect best value.

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