Q Can I get a jacket with a female-flattering fit?
My friends and I started out riding pillion years ago, but now we’ve got our own bikes and we are starting to rack up the miles. So we are looking for serious jackets that are cut for the female shape as the rider. Holly Smithson, email
Answered by A Daisy Bell, Ladybiker.co.uk The Macna Shine is very warm and well cut. It’s also cut lower at the back which is useful as ladies’ arms tend to be shorter than men’s so we have lean further forwards to reach the bars. Buffalo are good at using elastic where it’s needed, and the panels on the Siena really help the fit.
If you can’t run to a high-end Rukka jacket, but expect to spend eight hours a day in the saddle on a big tour, the German Modeka Tacoma is a serious jacket.
Bull-it’s Roadster jacket uses abrasion-resistant Covec fabric and looks good on and off the bike. Useful if you don’t want to lug about 3kg of armoured jacket. The hood is detachable, too.
£150 £160 Macna Shine Bull-it Roadster £ 150 Ladybiker Maple £260 £110 Buffalo Siena Modeka Tacoma