Hey, everyone! We’re still very pleased with our own brand range of Leather Motorcycle Jackets I’ve already made a blog entry for the men’s jackets so it’s high time I gave the ladies’ jackets the spotlight. There are two models of ladies leather jacket and both come in two colours. The Black Artemis and The Black Athena.
Like the men’s jackets they share a few features in common with each other. To starts, one of the biggest selling points of these jackets, in my opinion anyway, is the armour. The jackets come fully armoured with CE level 2 viscoelastic soft armour, the highest safety rating motorcycle armour can get. It’s a big deal to me because most jackets will only have armour in the shoulders and elbows and then they’ll make you go out and buy a back protector. But not our leather jackets from Black- they’re as safe and fully armoured right off the rail and ready to ride.
They’re made of real, genuine leather. Nothing fake or polymer like Pleather, only the real deal as nothing else compares when it comes protection.
Something to note about these jackets is that they are a snug fit, so if at all possible- I recommend coming in to our showroom to try them on while you’re wearing similar clothes to what you would normally wear under the jacket. This is so that you can get the best size suited to you, for a more fitted look and get the best performance out of the jacket.
The Black Athena Ladies Leather Motorcycle Jacket
Starting right away with my favourite of the ladies leather jackets, the Black Athena just looks awesome. Whether in the black or brown the jacket looks classy, custom and has a slightly aggressive look that gives the jacket a proper bikerbabe vibe that means business.
The jacket has plenty of zips, all genuine YKK, giving you loads of places to store small valuables like your phone and wallet. They can also provide a bit of adjustability in the wrist and waist. It’s a really unique looking jacket that can suit lots of different riders and their styles. Clean leather panels that look smart and a short cut with exposed zippers that throws a bit of punk into the mix.
The jacket also has a removable thermal lining that can be taken out to give a little more room inside or if the jacket is a bit warm for you. Personally I like mine without the liner so I can wear my hoodie underneath for a bit more warmth while I’m riding [My Leather Jacket that is, I don’t wear ladies clothes]. To keep the jacket from riding up while you’re leaning forward or reaching for the handlebars, the Black Athena has belt loops to connect the jacket to your belt and a short connector zip to link with a compatible zip on a pair of motorcycle trousers.
The Black Artemis Ladies Leather Motorcycle Jacket
This jacket has a really unique look. It’s very different compared to the other Black branded leather jackets which is really cool in it’s own right. I’ve seen lots of ladies motorcycle jackets that are just clones of men’s jackets but with a feminine cut, so it’s really cool that the Black Leather Jackets are their own, individual items with their own character. And the character in the Artemis jacket is totally different from the Athena. The Artemis is a bit less aggressive but has a much more classic style, rounded off by the unique ridges on the shoulders.
The Artemis, like it’s sibling jacket, has a removable thermal liner that you can keep in if you’re cold or you can take out if you’re hot. You can also remove it to adjust the fit if you want a little more room inside the jacket to layer up with jumpers and shirts. The liners are really easy to put in and take out, held in by one long zip and a few popper toggles in the main body and sleeves.
There’s not as many zips on the Artemis as on the Athena but there’s still plenty of places to store belongings. The two zips you would usually find on the front of the jacket are on the sides of the jacket instead, a unique feature that keeps your belongings from getting trapped between you and your bike’s tank. This prevents any scratches to the tank and saves you from feeling your front door key jabbing you during a harsh stop. A great idea that also looks very stylish. There are also pockets inside, a velcro pocket in the liner and a zippered stash pocket a bit higher up.
If you find your jacket tends to lift in a forward lean or as you’re reaching for your bars, you can prevent this by using the belt loops or the long connector zip with a pair of motorcycle pants that has a compatible zip. This will keep the jacket down and in place so that you are more comfortable and your armour will stay in the right place to do its thing. For £190 each [prices accurate 1/6/18] they’re a brilliant bit of leather.
Thanks for reading, everyone! Until next time!
-Matt W at Ghostbikes.com
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