Best Women's Motorcycle Jackets

Evans Brasfield
by Evans Brasfield

Women riders deserve the best gear available

Updated November 2020

If you’ve been paying attention at all, you know that the number of women involved in our favorite two-wheeled sport is growing rapidly. Back in 2018, the MIC (Motorcycle Industry Council) released statistics noting that female ridership was up to 19%. And the curve hasn’t changed since then. Naturally, being fans of protective gear, we wanted to sure that women are aware of all the high-quality motorcycle gear available for their gender. So, for your perusal, we offer a list of Best Women’s Motorcycle Jackets – just in time for the holidays.

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Alpinestars Stella Andes Pro Drystar Jacket Tech-Air Compatible

This Alpinestars three-season jacket has all the features you’d want for your longest rides – plus the protection of the optional Tech-Air system. Shaped to fit the female form, the Andes offers a fully waterproof construction which has the Drystar membrane bonded to the tough, abrasion-resistant exterior textile. The Zippers are waterproof as are the front cargo pockets. Impact protection comes from the CE-armor in the elbows and shoulder, and the Tech-Air Street Airbag system can be installed for increased protection. The jacket also includes ventilation and a quilted liner to increase rider comfort in a variety of riding conditions. An internal zippered waist fastener facilitates the attachment of Alpinestars textile pants. The Alpinestars Stella Andes Pro Drystar Jacket Tech-Air Compatible Jacket retails for $550 and can be purchased at

Alpinestars Women's Stella T-GP Plus R v2 Air

Extended mesh paneling and a full mesh liner makes the Stella T-GP Plus R Air V2 Jacket ideal for summer riding. Optimized for a women’s sport riding fit, this jacket is constructed from a highly durable and abrasion-resistant poly-fabric main shell featuring light, class-leading protection. The Stella T-GP Plus R Air V2 Jacket is constructed for an optimized women’s fit from a highly durable and abrasion-resistant 450/600 Denier poly-fabric main shell for water resistance and long-lasting performance. Extended mesh panels on the torso and arms provide substantial airflow when riding for superior comfort in warmer weather conditions. Full mesh lining boosts the garment’s all-round airflow capabilities and breathability. Lightweight CE certified elbow and shoulder protectors grant the jacket a sleek fit yet provide class-leading impact protection. Back pad compartments (CE certified Nucleon back protector available as accessory).

Dainese Laguna Seca 3 D-Dry Women's Street Motorcycle Jacket

The Dainese Laguna Seca 3 D-Dry Women’s Street Motorcycle Jacket has you covered with removable composite protectors certified to EN 1621.1, which are standard on elbows and shoulders. Pocket allows forthe optional G1 back protector (not included). Abrasion-resistant and waterproof Cordura fabric D-Dry membrane protect you from the elements, while waterproof 20,000mm Air inlets on sleeves and back help keep  you cool on hot days. A removable thermal liner extends the jackt’s seasonal usability. Jacket-to-pants fastening system turn compatible pants into a full riding suit. Look to for this jacket, currently priced at $280/

First MFG Co. Biker Women's Leather Motorcycle Jacket

A member of First MFG’s premium line, women’s Biker leather jacket that will have you feeling and looking good while riding. With a center zipper style with a stand up collar, single snap shoulder epaulette, quilted panel detail on each shoulder, & a quilted kidney belt detail, the Biker jacket has all the functional features you’re looking for in a riding jacket. Additionally, it has a zip-out thermal liner and pockets for optional Armour inserts. It has two outside side zippered pockets with studded detail, two nicely located inner pockets, and zippers on each sleeve for convenience. The pockets on the biker are designed for convenience. They are easy to use and locate with a zipper option available, for protection. The biker motorcycle jacket was designed to give you the ultimate riding experience while being built to last. It will deliver everything you’ve come to expect from a leather motorcycle jacket.

Joe Rocket Ladies Classic ’92 Jacket

The Joe Rocket Ladies Classic ’92 Jacket hits the right styling cues for a street-reasonable price. Constructed of 1.0-1.2 mm drum-dyed cowhide and tailored to fit in a relaxed feminine manner, the jacket offers a zip-in quilted liner and five interior pockets. The neoprene-lined collar ensures comfort when it is snapped closed. Optional armor fits the pockets in shoulders, elbows, and back. Color options are Black/White and Brown/Cream. The Joe Rocket Ladies Classic ’92 Jacket is available from for $270-$288.

Rev’It Ignition 3 Ladies Jacket

Riders who live in warmer climates will want to take a look at the Rev’It Ignition 3 Ladies Jacket. Constructed of 600 denier polyester in high abrasion areas and Dynax mesh in the chest and back for maximum airflow, the Ignition 3 also features Monaco Performance Cowhide. This combination of form and function in Ignition 3 has made it a popular model. Impact protection comes courtesy of the Level 2 CE armor in the elbows and shoulders, and a pocket in the back will accept Rev’It’s Seesoft CE-level 2 back protector insert Type RV. This jacket functions as a 3-season item even with its ample venting. A detachable waterproof Hydratex liner and a detachable thermal body warmer are also included with the jacket. Matching pants are available. Available only in Black, the Rev’It Ignition 3 Ladies Jacket retails for $540 and can be purchased from Revzilla.

Spidi 4Season H2Out Lady Jacket

One of the most versatile touring jackets we’ve ever used is available for women, too. The Spidi 4Season H2Out Lady Jacket takes all of the features we loved about the men’s jacket and adjusted them to fit the female form. The layered system allows the rider to wear only the features she needs at a given time, with the waterproof and insulating liners separately removable. The venting is impressive for a touring suit. The exterior shell provides abrasion resistance while CE-approved armor takes care of the elbows and shoulders. Optional chest and back protectors are available. The jacket zips to a matching pair of pants ($400) to form a complete suit for the long haul. The Spidi 4Season H2Out Lady Jacket is available in sizes XS-3XL in four colorways: Black/Grey, Black, Black/Grey/Fluorescent Yellow, and BlackGrey/Fuchsia. The retail price is $550 and can be purchased from Revzilla.

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Evans Brasfield
Evans Brasfield

Like most of the best happenings in his life, Evans stumbled into his motojournalism career. While on his way to a planned life in academia, he applied for a job at a motorcycle magazine, thinking he’d get the opportunity to write some freelance articles. Instead, he was offered a full-time job in which he discovered he could actually get paid to ride other people’s motorcycles – and he’s never looked back. Over the 25 years he’s been in the motorcycle industry, Evans has written two books, 101 Sportbike Performance Projects and How to Modify Your Metric Cruiser, and has ridden just about every production motorcycle manufactured. Evans has a deep love of motorcycles and believes they are a force for good in the world.

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  • Old MOron Old MOron on Dec 01, 2018

    I understand the nature of this article. Just the same, it would've been nice to have actual user input from Ms Rogers. Or Mrs Adams, or Mrs Brasfield, or Mrs Siahaan.

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    • Old MOron Old MOron on Dec 07, 2018

      PS: You were right about the gender fluid bit, though.
      Ryan talks about wearing fishnets in his Rev'it story.

  • Mark Taylor Mark Taylor on May 16, 2019

    Joe Rocket Ladies Classic Jacket looks outstanding. I really like its Design and zippered. It can make body cool and warm.