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Offline s1120

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girls/small women's riding gear??
« on: June 19, 2019, 03:49:13 PM »
So My youngest daughter went on a ride with me and loves the bike!  So I need to get her some gear. I have two daughters, and a wife, that are all pretty much the same size..  so Ill be getting gear that will work for whoever wants to ride with me..  5'2-5'4 120-130 lbs...  Anyway...  would like to find a jacket, gloves, and riding pants. My daughter hate jeans, or anything not sportswear....  so a pull over pant would be good.  Whats out there for women, that's in the more value range, but still safe? Im a leather jacket guy...  but really, the kids are not tied to leather, so a modern fabric would be good. Thanks for any help!
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Re: girls/small women's riding gear??
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2019, 04:08:19 PM »
Aerostich will custom make stuff for your daughter.  If by "value" you mean inexpensive, then that won't fit the bill.  If by "value" you mean getting a superior item at a fair price, then the 'stich stuff is the way to go.


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Re: girls/small women's riding gear??
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2019, 05:34:47 PM »
For the smaller sizes, check out the motocross gear section - they start there around age 8, 'tho' the colour schemes are somewhat garish for us old farts.
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Re: girls/small women's riding gear??
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2019, 08:32:25 PM »
Now if you want them to fight over the riding gear Italian Design is the way to go.

Dianese.

The fabric gear is less expensive.
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Re: girls/small women's riding gear??
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2019, 08:44:29 PM »
We've had good luck with Alpinestar and Joe Rocket armored textile jackets in smaller women's sizes for the kids.

Pants, gloves, and boots are usually dirt oriented.

CycleGear is a good source of your have one locally.
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Re: girls/small women's riding gear??
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2019, 09:07:14 PM »
Both Aerostich and Revzilla have women there who will talk to the intended recipient and discuss sizing, fit, and all like that.   Worked great for my long-legged wife ....

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Re: girls/small women's riding gear??
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2019, 09:21:08 PM »
I have in my attic a small size Hein Gericke leather jacket that my late wife of about that size wore. Free to you if you’d like it. PM me.
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Re: girls/small women's riding gear??
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2019, 10:12:06 PM »
+1 on the joe rocket and my wife used the Power Trip line. The protection pads are not geared for high speed sliding or high speed impacts but should be  adequate for normal everyday touring type riding.

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Re: girls/small women's riding gear??
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2019, 07:12:46 AM »
Those sizes usually end up on closeouts so check ebay, www.motorcyclegear. com and www.motorcycleclose outs.com 

If you have a Cyclegear close by they are a nice source to try out gear.

If you are within traveling distance to Columbus, OH, Iron Pony is a huge super walmart size store full of motorcycle gear.  When I walked in there the Internet came to life.  LOL!
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Re: girls/small women's riding gear??
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2019, 07:48:18 AM »
I have in my attic a small size Hein Gericke leather jacket that my late wife of about that size wore. Free to you if you’d like it. PM me.

PM sent.  Thanks.




No cyclegear nearby at all.  Thanks for the other info.  Lots to look into.
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Re: girls/small women's riding gear??
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2019, 05:20:28 PM »
Paul,
Are your daughters still growing?
How long will they be riding, ie passing fad or are they going to do this often.
Both of these issues will dictate to route you taking in gearing them up.
If your daughters can actually be fitted with off the shelf gear, great, if not made to measure is the way to go.
The same with the better half.
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Re: girls/small women's riding gear??
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2019, 05:25:06 PM »
Paul,
Are your daughters still growing?
How long will they be riding, ie passing fad or are they going to do this often.
Both of these issues will dictate to route you taking in gearing them up.
If your daughters can actually be fitted with off the shelf gear, great, if not made to measure is the way to go.
The same with the better half.
Beware of putting bike gear away in the cupboard for extended periods, I find it mysteriously shrinks...

My oldest daughter is done growing...  But not sure how often she will ride. Not really into it... My youngest is still growing... but right now shes the same size as my wife, and oldest. Shes the most likely to keep riding..  I figure is she continues to like it, Ill get her set up in the future, and my wife will get what she wears now.. 
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Re: girls/small women's riding gear??
« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2019, 06:07:25 PM »
I found an almost new  Vanson leather jacket for my 5’5”, 115lb daughter on Facebook Marketplace for $40.  It still had the Vanson box it came in.  It fits her like it was custom made.

It’s hard for small, slim women to find gear that fits well.  American brands usually have a square cut(because Americans tend to be porcine).  Fit is very important.  I’d suggest you search Craigslist and FB Marketplace for European brands.  However, if your daughters are on the busty side and still small, you’re almost better getting something custom(if you want leather) because most jackets will be way too big in the torso.  Textile is easier because there a ton of adjustment in a typical decent quality textile jacket.  Rev’it makes decent stuff that’s sometimes priced like higher quality gear but there are some good values in their line and secondhand they usually are a good spend. 

We went the leather route with Sophie because 1)everyone should own a good black leather jacket in their life and 2)if she ever decides she doesn’t want to ride again she has a classic scooter/cafe style jacket that she can continue to wear for decades to come. 

Also, join ADVrider.  The Marketplace forum has an excellent gear section and I’ve bought dozens of items over the years. 
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