Motorcycle Types Adventure / Dual-Sport Shift | Women's Motorcycle Gear

Shift | Women’s Motorcycle Gear

Women’s Street Apparel

Shift motorcycle gear has been around since 1997. I always remember them as a motocross company but over the years they have grown into an international brand with a wide range of apparel for both off-road and street. Shift has a fresh and stylish performance-oriented product line. The Shift motorcycle gear designs are young while the materials and advanced construction methods provide good quality at a reasonable price. I recently reviewed the latest women’s jacket, jeans and gloves for Ultimate Motorcycling.

Shift Tempest Women’s Mesh Jacket

The jacket is sculptured to fit the waistline giving it a mandatory feminine look. The 100% polyester main fabric body construction is durable and has resisted stains through many rides. Should you get too hot the wind-block inner lining is detachable. The fit is extremely comfortable and does not feel like an armored jacket although the shoulder and elbow protection is removable.

A waterproof mid-liner thankfully remains untested by me but if it rains it is always nice to have that extra stay dry layer. The zip pockets on the jacket close over as you zip up and zip down to prevent water from seeping inside. Deep pockets are easily accessed and zips won’t pinch your skin (unlike some other brands).

It has a waist belt adjustment and an integrated pocket for a back protector, although I always opt for my own separate back protector. The reflective piping gives additional visibility, which has been proven to lower the chance of collision. With a gray overlay print this jacket is a welcome addition to any ladies fashion motorcycle wardrobe.

Shift Silhouette Woman’s Street Jeans

Concerned with wearing my designer denim jeans on the motorcycle, I was pleased to learn that the Shift jeans are Kevlar reinforced. The jeans are designed with a series of panels on the hip, knee and backside for anti-rip protection. They feel durable and would provide a higher level of abrasion resistance and protection if required.

Shift offers the jeans in two stylish washes – dark indigo and light indigo. The jeans are comfortable and I fit them to give me plenty of room to wear thermals underneath. The length is good and the pockets are deep. They look great and easily fit over a set of motorcycle boots.

The material is comfortable to wear and they washed up great. These street jeans have added stitch detail and an enhanced 5-pocket design. These pants are both relaxed and stylish while providing additional safety–a welcome addition to any collection of motorcycle gear.

Shift Empire Women’s Leather Gloves

These long gauntlet-style leather gloves fit so perfectly. I have long slender hands and they really have a snug fit that feels tailor-made for a woman. The knuckles are heavily protected with molded polycarbonate for impact and abrasion resistance.

They are attractive to look at and match the Tempest Shift Jacket perfectly. The backs of the gloves have a unique design in that they offer maximum flexibility with an open-back knuckle panel. For added safety, the gloves have reinforced leather padding on the palm with premium leather finger sidewalls.

The gloves do up with a zipper and a Velcro overlay. The gauntlets fit over the jacket arms to keep wind from blowing up your sleeves. These gloves maximize your overall feel on the grips. It is nice to have a product designed and tailored to fit a woman so snugly.


Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling.

2019 Aragon MotoGP Preview: Leader Marquez to Start 200th Race

Sunday's 23-lap Aragon MotoGP will also be a historic one for Honda's Marc Marquez as the points leader starts his 200th GP race.

The BMW Story: Second Edition by Ian Fallon: Rider’s Library (Review)

In the second edition of The BMW Story shares what Ian Falloon has learned as he tracked the BMW motorcycle line since the book’s first printing in 2003.

2020 Indian Scout Bobber Twenty + Scout 100th Anniversary First Ride Review (10 Fast...

2020 Indian Scout Bobber Twenty and Scout 100th Anniversary First Ride Review Indian Motorcycle has been on a tear lately, and the Minnesota-based company doesn’t...

2020 Kawasaki KLX300R Review: Off-Road Motorcycle (9 Fast Facts)

2020 Kawasaki KLX300R Review: Single-track to Jeep-trail Tested After a 12-year break following a 14-year run, the Kawasaki KLX300R is back to fill a void in...

2019 Honda CB1100 RS 5Four First Look: 50th Anniversary

2019 Honda CB1100 RS 5Four First Look The 50th anniversary of the iconic Honda CB750 is an important event around the world. To commemorate it...

2020 Yamaha YZF-R1 and YZF-R1M Review (23 Fast Facts)

We head to Jerez to test the updated and more refined 2020 Yamaha YZF-R1 and YZF-R1M superbikes. Here's our first ride review.