Call us vain, but even when riding we women like to look good and this Iris jacket designed specifically as a women’s motorcycle garment from Ixon fits the bill both in terms of fashion and safety. Ixon jackets describes this model as a “roadster retro” look that can be worn in all seasons thanks to its waterproof inserts and its removable winter lining.
The waterproof inserts are made from Drymesh breathable fabric, while the overall Spytech material is soft and flexible enough for good movement. Extra padding and protection is included around the shoulders and elbows and there is some back protection which can be removed and replaced with a full back body armour sheath. The sleeves are slightly formed already, and the zippers are covered with flaps while the wrist closure is a press stud button.
The Ixon Iris women’s motorcycle jacket also has plenty of cubby holes for all our gear, including five pockets. The retro look comes from patches on the front and the sleeve stripes come in black and red or black and white. The winter lining is a quilted look in purple or red. The jacket comes in either black or white and costs about €139.
The Harley-Davidson Pink Label clothing collection is for women and part of the proceeds of sales of this collection go to the US National Breast Cancer Association. So there’s no better way for biker girls to dress this summer. The collection includes a huge gear range for women of Harley-Davidson leather jackets, activewear pants and hooded jumpers, knitted tops and t-shirts and a range of technical accessories including a classic jet helmet, gloves, scarfs and neck warmers.
There are even a couple of Pink Label accessories for guys who want to support the women in their lives affected by cancer. Otherwise, for men this year, Harley-Davidson has a Black Label Collection this year with a modern slim fit style but a cool vintage look. The classic Black Label leather jacket is available along with check shirts and caps. See the Harley-Davidson site for more, or for online orders.
Summer motorcycle gear is here with the Clover jacket and glove range for both men and women. The Airtek range has been specifically designed for summer riding and we can say here in Europe, it’s definitely time to get your bike out if you haven’t already.
The Airtek-2 jacket is made from Cordura fabric with external waterproofing and ventilation zones both front and rear. It has inbuilt but removable CE protection for both elbows and shoulders, with climate control lining and a fold-away wet jacket in a rear pocket.
The Airtek-2 jacket is available in sizes S-XXXL for men and XS to XL for women. Colours include black, beige and grey at pricing of about 240 euros.
Check out these sexy women’s motorcycle jackets from Ixon. The Ixon Flora jacket has a sports cut perfect for the female shape, and is made from Spythec synthetic materials with mesh panels for ideal ventilation. The Flora jacket has a floral motif on the chest and left sleeve for that feminine touch.
The Ixon Flora is perfect for spring and summer, but is also water proof for when it rains during the hot season. The waterproof insert can be removed and worn separately from the jacket, making it flexible and adaptable to other uses. Other features include a wind proof flap over the zipper, and CE Arron protection in the elbows and shoulders. A back armour piece can also be incorporated.
The collar is shorter and can be adjusted with the velcro closure, also used on the wrists and waist for a perfect fit. The sleeves are cut to fit the arm shape and the jacket has four pockets: two external pockets with zip closure and two internal pockets. A pair of trousers can be fitted with a loop closure to the bottom of the jacket. Sizes XS to 3XL are available and colours include either the Black-Silver combination, or the lovely Caffé-Leather mix. The Ixon Flora jacket costs about 119 euros.
Icon is a motorcycle clothing and accessories company with an edgy, clever way of presenting itself. That’s a very boring introduction to a company with such street-smart, savvy marketing but that is probably the closest we can get to a standard definition. Icon makes motorcycle-specific jackets, helmets, pants, gloves and footwear, and has a lifestyle clothing range as well. If you want a jacket with a big fat Suzuki ‘S’ on it, they’ve got one. If you want something with studs and a skull and crossbones, they’ve got that too (called ‘Victory Metal God’). And if you’re a girl, they’ve got some fantastic women’s motorcycle gear meaning you can make as much of a statement as your riding partner.
With a blog, and Twitter, MySpace and Facebook pages, Icon knows what they’re doing when it comes to marketing and social media. Check out this Icon video episode from the Slabtown Chronicles, showing that they’re way more than just a gear manufacturing company. Icon is more like a media machine with a motorcycle focus, and we like what we see. The animated video is violent but kind of ironic, too. See it after the jump and check out the Icon website for more info on the company.