Hello, everyone! I don’t do enough blogs on ladies bike gear and a new ladies’ item has just been brought to my attention. The weather is still warm enough for riding in bike jeans but what about the ladies that want something a bit more stylish yet still protective? Well then, lets take a look at the Oxford Ladies Super Leggings!
You’re probably thinking something along the lines of – “Leggings? But they’re so thin, they won’t do any good!”
If it were an ordinary pair of leggings you’d certainly be right but these leggings are far from it. They’re equipped with all they need to protect your legs on a bike and Oxford have done really well to include all of that protection in a pair of leggings without adding a load of bulk. They’ve done such a good job of keeping the bulk down that they could even be worn under your normal clothing.
The shell of the Ladies Super Leggings themselves are made from 92% Polyester, a common material in motorcycle gears for is abrasion resistance and 8% Elastane, to give them a bit of stretch. Beneath this protective yet stretchy shell is a complete lining made from DuPont Kevlar. This Kevlar lining 95% Kevlar, a material famous for having excellent abrasion resistance and 5% Elastane, so that is has bit of stretch to it like the outer shell.
Unlike in a lot of motorcycle jeans that only provide the reinforced areas of Kevlar or Aramid in the thighs and buttocks areas, the Oxford Ladies Super Leggings give as close to 100% coverage as they reasonable can. You’ll essentially be wearing a pair of polyester leggings over a pair of Kevlar leggings for maximum protection.
And if that’s not enough for you, the leggings also have knee protectors in velcro free knee pockets. So your knees are protected and you’re won’t get irritated by velcro digging in at you anywhere. The protectors themselves are CE Level 2, the highest safety rating they can get, and they’re made from a viscoelastic foam. So the armour in the knees is flexible and soft but in when impacted, it becomes rigid to disperse the impact forces and protect you. While the leggings don’t come with hip armour they do have pockets for them so you can slip in a set if you wish and give yourself a bit more armour coverage.
And those are the Oxford Ladies Super Leggings! They’re actually a really cool bit of ladies’ biker gear and quite a nod to the modern capabilities of motorcycle protection, putting so much into them without making them puffy and restricting. If you’re interested in a pair of your own, they come in sizes 8 through to 22 for £99.99. Which is really good considering a lot of other brands would charge £150 to £200 or more for similar products.
Thanks for reading, everyone! Until next time!
-MattW at Ghostbikes.com