Women’s Cruising Gear: Whether you’re a new rider stocking up or a seasoned pro looking to update your kit, it can be tough to tell which accessories are must-haves and which accessories are better left on the shelf. Here’s a look at some of the best women’s cruising gear available right now.
Fly Street .38 Stripe Helmet
Your helmet is arguably the most important of a piece of gear you’ll ever own. This impressive helmet from Fly Street packs a multitude of protective features into a clean, classic moto-silhouette.
Its black and white fiberglass shell is lightweight and compact, utilizing a hand-sewn quilted liner and cheek pads for maximum comfort. They’re practical, too; the inserts are easily removed and machine washable. Visor and bubble shields are equally simple to snap on and off.
The .38 Stripe is available in X-Small to XX-Large sizes. If its clean, broad stripe isn’t your style, it also comes in solid black, as well as a graphic model.
Willie & Max Gray Thunder Braided Sissy Bar Bag
You don’t have to sacrifice polish for practically with this two-toned, synthetic leather sissy bar bag. Chrome-plated brass studs and a smart, triple-strand gray braid help it stand out from the endless sea of black bike bags.
There’s plenty of substance behind this style, though. It’s compact, so it won’t overwhelm your cruiser, and it’s reinforced with plastic so it won’t lose its shape, even after hundreds of trips. A quick-release buckle and carrying handle mean you can seamlessly tote your stuff from the road to the restaurant — or anywhere else your day takes you — in this chic bag.
Joe Rocket Women’s Velocity 2.0 Gloves
These modern gloves from Joe Rocket are designed specifically for the 21st century woman. Conductive, reinforced finger pads mean you don’t have to ditch your gloves every time you want to use your smartphone or GPS touch screen. Comfy neoprene cuffs offer the perfect combination of softness and support around your wrists, while the pre-curved fingers and padded palms take the pressure off your grip as you ride.
The Women’s Velocity 2.0 is held in place with hook-and-loop closure and tightened with TPR pull tabs for an effortlessly customizable fit. It’s available in five sizes and four trendy colors.
Aftermarket mods for motorcycles are plentiful. Here are two more pieces of gear that narrowly missed the top of the list.
- Saddlemen Motorcycle Tank Map Pouch: Sometimes, you want to take the road not taken. Other times, you want to know the quickest way to the gas station. This weatherproof map pocket comes in two sizes to fit virtually any gas tank using your choice of a magnet or a suction cup. It also features a water-resistant port for your smartphone, as well as a removable zippered pouch.
- ROK Straps Heavy Duty Straps: Kiss your bungee cords goodbye. These tough, stretchy tie-down straps from ROK are also some of the best snowmobiling gear around thanks to their rugged durability. Installation is quick and easy. Once they’re on your bike, simply buckle in your cargo, tighten the straps, and you’re good to go.
You have a lot of options when it comes to accessories for your cruiser. Don’t be afraid to make a statement. Choose gear that offers protection, practicality, and the chance to let your personality infuse every single ride.