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The Best Places to Shop for Women's Motorcycle Gear

Updated: Oct 3, 2023

Shopping for motorcycle gear has become an exciting pastime for me, and I'm thrilled to see an increasing number of companies specializing in this field emerging everywhere.


I firmly believe in the principle of ATGATT (All The Gear, All The Time), a concept you'll likely encounter during your motorcycle training. While the legal requirement in the UK is to wear an ECE-approved helmet while riding, I strongly encourage practicing ATGATT every time you get on your bike. This means wearing not only a helmet but also protective jackets, boots, gloves, and trousers.


While it might seem bothersome to put on the whole shabang for a quick trip to the shops, proper protective gear significantly reduces the risk of serious injury in the event of an accident. Even at slow speeds, a crash in regular jeans could leave your bare legs exposed to road abrasion - definitely not a pleasant experience!


To understand what you need and why you need it, I recommend watching FortNine's video on the best beginner motorcycle gear.


Now, let's dive into the fun part: where to shop for women's motorcycle gear.


MotoGirl


When I discovered the MotoGirl website, I felt like I hit the jackpot. As a plus-sized rider, I had been struggling to find protective trousers that fit well. MotoGirl, a UK-based brand dedicated to women's motorcycle gear, solved my sizing issues. Their family-run business focuses on creating purpose-made motorcycling clothing for women.


Their customer service is excellent, and they offer quick and free delivery for purchases over £100. What's even better is that their products are of amazing quality and offer high-level protection. Personally, I prefer motorcycle gear that looks like normal clothing while providing top-notch safety, and MotoGirl excels in this area.


I had been searching for protective leggings and found them on their website. These ribbed knee leggings are a bestseller for a reason. Available in thirteen different sizes and three lengths, they accommodate various body types. Made from comfortable and abrasion-resistant stretchy material, they're easy to put on and take off. The CE-Approved Level 2 knee and hip protectors are removable for washing. With features like an extra-high waist, functional pockets, and a figure-hugging fit, these leggings are a 10/10 product. You can find them here.


MotoGirl offers a wide range of products, including jackets, jeans, waterproofs, dungarees, and more, available in different colors and styles. Check them out; you won't be disappointed!


Website: MotoGirl

Instagram: @motogirluk


Ride and Defy


Sick of stereotypical 'girly' motorcycle gear, Ride and Defy decided to offer stylish motorcycle gear without the glitter, flowers, and pink fabrics. Founded by like-minded motorbike and action sports enthusiasts, they collaborated with Project Eighty Three to create a shop in Newquay that's a must-visit.


Their shop feels like a slice of heaven, complete with chesterfield sofas, a secret garden, and fresh coffee. It's the perfect spot to meet up with fellow riders before or after a ride. They even offer lockers to store your helmet and gear if you decide to visit the nearby beach on foot.


Ride and Defy stock clothing from brands like Eudoxie, Holy Freedom, 78 Motor Co, Oily Rag, and MotoGirl, along with a selection of casual clothing and accessories. It's a fantastic place to find gifts for female riders.


They also offer membership packages that provide priority access to Project Eighty-Three events, along with in-store and online discounts. Check out their website and Instagram feed to explore their collection.


Website: Ride and Defy

Instagram: @ride_and_defy


Urban Rider


While Urban Rider doesn't specialize in women's motorcycle gear, they offer an excellent selection of products for women. They stock over 75 international brands, including a variety of clothing, accessories, bike gear, security items, and cleaning products. Their flagship store is located in Fulham, London, and they have a concession at the Bike Shed in Shoreditch.


Urban Rider is known for its frequent sales and discounts, making it a go-to destination for budget-conscious riders. Sign up to the 51 Club and you'll unlock a bunch of exclusive benefits tailored just for you. You'll receive regular 51 Club emails packed with perks that include access to special product offers and promotions you won't find anywhere else. You can also get a head start on savings with early access to seasonal sales online, ensuring you snag the best deals before anyone else.


Website: Urban Rider


That just about wraps it up for my favourite places to shop for women’s motorcycle gear in the UK. However, I'd like to mention some international companies that offer fantastic products and ship worldwide:


Wind and Throttle


Black Arrow

Instagram: @blackarrow_moto


MotoFemmes

Instagram: @motoest


Wildust Sisters

Instagram: @wildust_sisters


Stellar Moto Brand

Instagram: @stellarmotobrand


ATWYLD

Instagram: @atwyld


If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please feel free to leave them below.

Happy shopping!

Jennie x

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