Macna Zircon women's gloves - pink

Does pink make riding gear ‘feminine’?

Macna has added a women’s winter glove to their range, but the only thing we see that makes it suitable for women, apart from smaller sizing, is some pink striping. In our discussions over the years with female riders, pink and purple flashes of colour do not necessarily make riding gear suitable for women. One female …

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Black Arrow jacket - Bike shops pay lip service to women fashion

Bike shops ‘ignore women’s fashion’

Many motorcycle shops only pay lip service to women’s riding gear, says Black Arrow fashion designer and motorcyclist Hannah Smith of Sydney. “Female motorcyclists are a fast-growing sector worldwide; fact,” she says. “So it is surprising to me that many motorcycle stores still think that they only need to cater to men with a token …

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Suus unveil single-layer Road Denim jeans

Suus unveil single-layer Road Denim jeans

The new holy grail of motorcycle jeans seems to be single-layer denim with the abrasion-resistant material woven into the fabric. The latest to release single-layer denim riding jeans is Suus, a Melbourne-based website and factory that started making urban custom bikes and selling vintage and new riding gear in 2013. Single-layer advantages The advantage of …

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Draggin Hydro waterproof jacket and pants

Draggin Hydro really is waterproof riding gear

A drier-than-normal autumn is not the best time to test the Draggin Hydro waterproof jacket and pants, but I found a simple way to show they are watertight. READ THE JUNE 2016 UPDATE AT THE END OF THIS STORY FOR RESULTS IN REAL-WORLD CONDITIONS! Draggin is an Australian company which invented the world’s first abrasion-resistant jeans and …

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Draggin Hydro jacket and jeans

Draggin adds waterproof riding gear

The makers of the first abrasion-resistant motorcycle jeans, Draggin, have now developed a waterproof version and a matching jacket. The Australian company claim the Hydro jacket and jeans are comfortable, waterproof and breathable. If they work as they are claimed, it would mean no more stopping at the side of the road to put on …

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