There’s a decent range of women’s motorcycle leathers out there both in one-piece and in two-piece versions.
If you spend most of your time on a sportsbike or on track, you might prefer to go for a set of 1pc leathers. They’ll be lighter, fit better and are arguably more comfortable on the bike.
2pc leathers are a more versatile option. The trousers zip into the jacket making them secure and protective. You can wear them together or mix and match; wearing the leather trousers with a textile jacket for example. Also when you stop for a break you can remove the jacket and even though it’s possible to take off the top half of your 1pc leathers it’s not as comfortable.
Another benefit of a set of 2pc leathers is that you can get a better-fitting set of trousers and jacket, rather than a compromise with a 1pc suit.
You might also want to consider a made-to-measure option. You can get custom made 1pc and 2pc leathers, although the 1pc option is more common. They can be expensive compared to off-the-peg options but the cheaper made-to-measure leathers are no more expensive than some of the high-end off-the-shelf numbers.
A durable and soft cowhide leather 1 piece suit with a fantastic size range of 6 – 20. Added stretch areas throughout the suit allow for maximum movement. SAS-TEC protection is included in the shoulders, back and coccyx and soft protection are in the knees and elbows. Includes knees sliders and pockets for additional rib and hip protectors.
Another 1 piece suit with a great size range (8 – 22) and plenty of stretch for optimum movement. Complete with aerodynamic race hump and pre-curved limbs. For protection, the Stella Kira has external over-moulded TPU shoulder sliders, removable sport knee sliders plus CE level 1 shoulder, elbow, knee and hip protectors included. Additional chest and back protectors can be purchased separately.
I love this jacket, it brings fashion and function together. Constructed from tough cowhide with a fixed mesh liner, this jacket has a tailored fit but plenty of panels for flexibility. Complete with CE certified shoulder and elbow protection and the option to add a height-adjustable back protector. Sizes 8 – 22.
Made from high-quality cowhide, the T30 trousers have a breathable mesh lining, elasticated waist and plenty of stretch zones for comfort. Complete with CE certified knee protection, with the option to add hip armour. Additional long ankle zips make them incredibly easy to put on.
A chic looking jacket which flatters any shape. Made from soft grain leather with stretch zones for an improved and comfortable fit. Including CE certified low profile shoulder and elbow armour and pre-curved arms for fatigue reduction. An internal zip at the waist allows for the connection of the Vika V2 Jeans.
If you already have the jacket, complete your look with the matching jeans. Constructed from the same soft grain leather with ergonomic stretch zones, they’re incredibly comfortable out on the road. Complete with CE certified slim knee armour and pre-curved legs to reduce fatigue.
You don’t have to be Maria Costello (pictured above) to justify a set of made-to-measure leathers. If you’re in biking for the long haul or just can’t find a good set of leathers off the shelf, then a custom-fit option is a great bet.
There are lots of specialist companies in the UK that produce made-to-measure. You’ll head over to their HQ, look at the different product lines they offer, get measured up, choose your colours and any additional graphics or details and you’ll be sent your fully-finished leathers approximately 6-weeks later.
They start from £850 and go all the way up to £3,000. They’re very well made and will last a lifetime.
Prices: £2000 – £3080+
Dainese offers its Misano 2 D-Air suit for customisation. With D-air fully integrated into the suit, the Misano 2 is made from full-grain cowhide with hip, elbow, knee and shoulder protection. Customisable options include: made to measure fitting, leather and accessory colours.
Prices: £1500 – £2800
The customisable high-grade leather 1 piece from Hideout has a range of options plus an easy to use ordering system. Choose up to 3 suit colours plus a huge range of upgrades including sliders, Coolmax/thermal suit linings, ventilation, a hump, and more. The standard suit features kevlar under leather, stretch panels, shoulder, elbow, hips and knees armour.
Prices: £850 to £1500
Scott Leathers offer custom made suits manufactured from premium leather. You can choose additional armour upgrades, colouring, plus additional suit accessories.
BKS suits are CE certified up to level 3; providing great protection in crashes up to 70mph. The standard priced suit include premium leather, Knox impact protection, Airtex mesh linings, Kevlar-reinforced fabric. Customisation includes a made to measure service plus an upgrade on colouring, protection and the inclusion of a built-in Alpinestars Tech-Air airbag.
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