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post #1 of 24 Old 01-20-2014, 09:07 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for help finding a nice riding jacket for my wife. She's looking for a mostly black with bright pink accents to match her helmet. Been looking at bike shows and scouring the web but seem to find the same half dozen jackets and pulling my hair. Seen one ICON that wasn't bad but need more options. Any suggestions of what you've seen would help. Thank you
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post #2 of 24 Old 01-20-2014, 09:42 PM
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Honestly if you can get to a local motorcycle store to have her try some on that's going to be the best place to start. From personal experience in the past buying my girlfriend a jacket, the women's jackets always seemed to have an inconsistent fit. So I had her try on a lot before we finally pulled the trigger and got her one.
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But can't find a style we like. We've gone through their catalogues and it's the same crap repeating over and over. It seems like there's they all had the same 2-3 brands and there's nothing that worked. I'm looking outside my dealer network.
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Fieldsheer, Cortech, Icon, Scorpion, Joe Rocket, AlpineStars, Speed and Strength, Olympia...I know I'm forgetting several but those are going to be the easiest. Check out Fieldsheer for sure, they don't get much notice but have some good color ways usually.

Also, be sure to look at the material of the jacket. You're up north so the Icon Contra black/pink may not be the best jacket for your lady. Its a mesh jacket with a warmth liner, so it will be for summer riding only. The warmth liner does help but it doesn't cross the zipper so there is still a big mesh panel in the front. I owned one; great jacket, small environmental use.

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Check out Women's Street Jackets, Buy Women's Street Jackets - BikeBandit.com. They have a good selection of black and pink.

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As the others said.

But if she's dead set on pink then maybe have her a custom jacket made.

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My wife ordered a jacket from LionHeart Moto that was pretty nice as she was able to get it custom sized and colored, but some of the order got messed up and she ended up sending her jacket to Barnacle Bill's Racing Leathers for adjustments. She talked to Bill on the phone and sounds like he is just a real nice guy to talk with and all he does is American made and local. She said if she was to order another custom jacket or pants she would go to him. She had a real hard time finding a leather jacket that fit right. Women's leather jackets are just more difficult to get the options you want. Dainese makes a nice jacket too, but I don't know if there is one in Pink/Black, that was her second choice.

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Wait a few weeks, I can say specifically but there are some kick ass women's items coming out. There are a few of our bigger brands that will be doing Spring 2014 releases and I've seen a couple that might be right up her alley...

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Thanks a lot to all. You've given me many more to look at that I've not been able to find here and my wife liked several so we now have a path to look down. Helped me greatly.
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Wait a few weeks, I can say specifically but there are some kick ass women's items coming out. There are a few of our bigger brands that will be doing Spring 2014 releases and I've seen a couple that might be right up her alley...
Please let me know some options you've noticed I'd be very interested. Or if possible a PDF catalogue of you're products.
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We have a pretty good womens section right on the website, here is a link to it for you.

Motorcycle Gear | Womens Motorcycle Jackets | Womens Motorcycle Boots

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We have a pretty good womens section right on the website, here is a link to it for you.

Motorcycle Gear | Womens Motorcycle Jackets | Womens Motorcycle Boots
Thanks Aubrey. I saw her helmet on the site (Bell Vortex Monarch Pink) and that's what were trying to match. So many were a lot of pink, we wanted more black with pink accents. I'll look more on the site and any thoughts would help too.
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Scorpion Vixen is very cool too, check it out for a leather jacket.


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