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women's jackets

Posted: Sun May 17, 2009 11:20 am
by Iamjustifyd
Hello ladies I've been on the hunt for a mesh/leather jacket and no luck. I came across a Joe Rocket Reactor Jacket ... 2&zmap=402

and Cortech ... acket.aspx

I ordered the Joe Rocket in men's small...too big for me. :x

Only thing I've found that I really like in women's size is: ... &viewitem=

Of course only in black..I like black but not for riding, especially at night. But it seems like a great jacket. If it's the same quality as the Reactor it should be very nice.
Any other suggestions out there for jackets or sewers who think some reflective piping could be sewn in on this one?
Thanks :D

Posted: Sun May 17, 2009 2:16 pm
by blues2cruise
Have you actually gone to the motorcycle shops and tried on jackets? Around here there are plenty of places that have women's jackets....usually too small for me...

Also....if you like a solid black jacket, you can simply wear a reflective vest or harness over your jacket.

Posted: Sun May 17, 2009 2:45 pm
by Iamjustifyd
The local Honda shop has mainly off rode gear. I have to say..the off road gear for little kids is just too cute!!! Not too much selection for women in the other shops around. I think I got to try on one medium joe rocket jacket there. The people that work there are very helpful and looked thru a bunch of catalogs for me but couldn't find anything. I'm thinking the black jacket and have my friend sew on some reflective piping for me. If I sewed it on

__/\__ It would look something like that :laughing:


Posted: Mon May 18, 2009 8:52 pm
by dr_bar
Joe rocket makes a "Super Ego" leather jacket that has zip off panels so that it turns into a mesh jacket, the best of both worlds...

Posted: Mon May 18, 2009 9:41 pm
by Iamjustifyd
Yep, that's the black one I was talking about. But changed my mind. Few weeks back I was looking at motoport but was trying not to spend that much money. After not hearing anything but great reviews and deciding that I really like my skin pretty much where it is, I ordered an air mesh kevlar jacket. If ever I do go down I hope it's as good as they say. I was reading today where this guy went down doing about 10-15 mph, got bruised and some rash, friction burns and such. He was fully geared. If he had his gear on going much faster he would have been really hurt. I'm just trying to get the best that I can. Thanks for the info!!

Re: women's jackets

Posted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 10:40 am
by amysue529
I have the Icon womens Hooligan mesh jacket in black. Its a tightly woven mesh material with silver glittery icon logo on the front and large glittery stars down the sleeves. Its great for warm weather and slightly cooler weather, but Im always cold so Id have to wear a sweatshirt underneath to stay warm. It has a zip out liner which I like, especially for 90 degree weather. Great airflow.

For those of you who ride with leather.... how do you like it? My hooligan jacket has armor in it, but it doesnt stay in place that well. I want to get a leather one for the cooler weather and for added protection but Im really worried about the heat. The jacket i'm looking at is the Icon Merc Hero jacket in pink =) primarily because I dont feel like Im that visible at night. The hooligan jacket doesnt have reflective piping on it. Please help!

Re: women's jackets

Posted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 11:15 am
by Iamjustifyd
I've never tried leather in the summer. Once I bought a perforated leather jacket and wore it on a cool day. I didn't realize it was perforated at first and was wondering why I was so cold on my ride :? But to say it vented like a mesh jacket...I don't think so. I know they have some perforated leather jackets that also have some zippered vents, maybe those are better.

Re: women's jackets

Posted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 5:29 pm
by Lion_Lady
Motorcyclesuperstore has some great clearance jackets right now!


Re: women's jackets

Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:56 am
by mazer
I dont know if you are stuck on a mesh and leather jacket or not. I just found a great jacket - very affordable and fits perfect, it is not mesh and leather which I find too heavy over long periods of time.. The website is and they take custom orders. Good luck

Re: women's jackets

Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:45 am
by MZ33
My cold weather jacket is a FieldSheer "Lena." It's longer than my waist, and it zips into my Tourmaster Flex Pants. It has a heavy inner liner that zips out, so I wear it in the 40-65F range. My warm weather jacket is a FieldSheer "Breeze." It is short-waisted, but still zips into my Flex Pants. Fieldsheer has jacket sizes from XS to XL, as well as womens & tall sizes on their website. I am, uh, curvy and overweight, but these all fit me fine. I can't say enough about the versatility of the Flex Pants, either.

I have a real advantage in living near the Iron Pony--it's a motorcycle accessories store the size of a Walmart. They have a very good selection of women's jackets. (Pants, not so much.) While they do have a website, their prices online can't compete with has an added feature, in that there is a personal write-up about each item. If you scroll past the manufacturer's blurb, they discuss how it really fits, what's way cool about an item, and what isn't. If you call them with fit questions, I'll bet they're even more helpful. While Iron Pony has a huge selection of closeouts, they are not returnable. Ever. End of discussion. So, it's great if you are in the area, 'cuz you can try stuff on and the staff are helpful & knowledgable. It's even worth a trip--but on a motorcycle, almost everything is! :D

My :twocents: Well, maybe three. :wink:

Re: women's jackets

Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:54 am
by Iamjustifyd
I've bought from Iron Pony online a few months ago. Got a leather jacket from them and I love it. They also have an Ebay store. I did find out with leather jackets that I wear a size bigger than I normally would.

Re: women's jackets

Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:59 am
by Iamjustifyd ... ns&Class1=

Was just on their site and found this jacket. Seems pretty nice for warmer weather and protective.

Re: women's jackets

Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:43 pm
by sunshine229
Men's jackets typically do not fit women at all because they are designed to be very wide at the shoulders and narrow at the waist/hips.

I have an older Joe Rocket in a Ladies size and love it. It's very comfortable. If you're buying off the internet, sizing is easy/realistic for Joe Rocket - just buy the same size you would normally buy (example: buy a Medium if you are a Medium).

Good luck!

Re: women's jackets

Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:56 am
by laurimurdock
Joe Rocket has a nice mesh one (Cleo), and I initially bought that but returned it because my arms are still too long for that. And because the material just didn't seem... I dunno... "nice" enough. Kinda cheesy on the swirl design part, seemed cheap on that part.

I'm 5'11", big bust, regular waist & hips.

Anyway, so I was in the Harley dealership (my 2nd home LOL) & tried on the Men's mesh hi-vis jacket, and the medium fit like a DREAM. Here's the link: ... cale=en_US

EVERYONE sees you in that jacket; the color is WOW. And there's plenty of reflective piping, plus the Harley logo (the grey part) is also that same reflective material. Good for safety.

The mesh material is very high-quality & luxurious-feeling (I'm a super-tactile person, so this is important to me). And the hip part is adjustable w/Velcro side tabs/straps.

Additionally, it has interior pockets for "cool packs" that you can stuff in there for the summer.

And finally, most importantly to me: armor.

Not sure how you feel about having Harley logo prominently on the back, but this is a damn nice jacket. :) I'm super-in-love with it! (I live in Dallas, so I should be getting a LOT of use out of it w/our hot weather!)

Worth a look/try.

Re: women's jackets

Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:01 pm
by laurimurdock
Forgot to mention: if you want black/dark, a similar one comes in black/charcoal, and it's very attractive: ... fault=true

This one has pockets for body armor, so you'd just need to buy+add those into it.

Also, if I remember correctly, the back does not have the huge logo on it. It's way more subtle. LOL

I just like the hi-vis because I'm always in a LOT of traffic, and I'm fairly nerdy/earnest about safety-consciousness.

Re: women's jackets

Posted: Tue May 11, 2010 3:47 pm
by MZ33
I love the fit of my mesh summer FieldSheer, but it only comes in black, gray, and white. I bought a white one for winter--that was about as smart as it sounds. Now I wear a Made2Race for midweight/winter. I would love a mesh in red or orange that fit like the Rocket Cleo or my FieldSheer. The ones by FirstGear just don't fit me well. :frusty:

Re: women's jackets

Posted: Tue May 25, 2010 12:44 pm
by JayZee
There are a bunch of jackets on sale at Competition Accessories:

Plus, they have mesh Fieldsheer jackets in way more colors than black, white and gray.

Re: women's jackets

Posted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 11:21 am
by kawigirl
I bought the Scorpion Nip/Tuck jacket recently in gold, black and white. I was looking for the only white and black version but Scorpion was actually on back order for that one. Shows you how good of a jacket this one is! And I absolutely agree: it's an amazing jacket. It's pretty light, lets in air, makes you look good and has all needed protection. I definitely made a good choice. :)

Re: women's jackets

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:07 pm
by MmeMagpie
The Joe Rocket brand has done well by me. I've had the neon pink Cleo mesh jacket since 2007, and the yellow Phoenix 2.0 for two years before that. Solid construction, good fit, easy laundering. I hate the rain liner - I'd rather get wet than stew in my own juices :) I have a rain jacket that fits over my regular riding jackets that I prefer to use for wet weather.

I second the recommendation of

The Joe Rocket mesh gloves don't hold up as well as the jackets - I trash a pair every year. For some reason, the ends of the index fingers always blow out.