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Benefits of Wearing Women’s Motocross Gear

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It can be challenging to decide what riding equipment to buy when you start riding a dirt bike. Fortunately, you only need a small number of basics to get going. Below, we’ve only listed the necessities you’ll need to get out in the dirt. As you become more experienced in the sport, you might want to start accessorizing and adding more women’s motocross gear.

One of the most physically taxing outdoor activities is motocross. It is a type of motorcycle competition that is held on off-road courses. It takes after the dirt bike racing discipline but on a broader course that is found outside of a stadium, therefore getting its name from the phrases motorbike and cross country.

Helmets, boots, goggles, pants, jerseys, gloves, knee and elbow braces, chest protectors/body armor, and neck braces are the most crucial pieces of protective women’s motocross gear.

Remember that this equipment must be specially made for riders of motocross or dirt bikes.

Below, we’ll go over each piece of safety equipment a rider must wear.

  • Helmet

The most crucial piece of safety equipment for off-road riding is the helmet. Don’t wear a helmet even though you can get great prices on used riding equipment. The helmet’s outer shell could look OK, but a crash or a fall could destroy the inner shell, reducing the strength and protection of the helmet. Even though many helmets are unisex, women-specific helmets are available in sizes and hues that appeal to female customers.

  • Boots:

When choosing your equipment, boots come in at number two, and the most crucial qualities to look for are adequate ankle support and protection. Your shoes should fit snugly but not painfully. You shouldn’t be able to raise your ankle much while standing. Additionally, remember that this boot style won’t require much breaking-in, so make sure you have room for your toes.

  • Gloves, Jerseys, and Pants

While riding a dirt bike, you can don a long-sleeved shirt and any loose, thick jeans, but the added comfort and protection of specific motocross/dirt bike clothing is preferred.

Riding apparel is made of materials with specialized functions, such as absorbing impacts (to some extent) and shielding your legs from pipe burns, and is engineered to expand. Unfortunately, there were no manufacturers producing gear specifically for women until recently.

There are now many companies producing women’s motocross gear, partly because of the visibility of female professional racers.

Riding pants are shaped and made to fit the female figure adequately. The sleeves of the jerseys are shorter, and the gloves are smaller, with shorter fingers and smaller palms. It’s OK for riding that some female riders still like how the men’s clothing fits (or that they enjoy the colors better).

  • Chest Protectors 

Under the jersey and above the jersey are the two different forms of chest protection. Both are made to shield you from rocks and other bikes’ roots. If you crash, they also provide some protection. Thor produces many excellent chest protectors. The Thor Sentenial is unisex chest protection that is incredibly light, cozy, and strong. The company Acerbis creates women-specific chest protectors with curved plastic bust lines.

  • Knee and Elbow Pads: 

When you start learning to ride, you may tip the bike over more frequently than you would want, and your arms, elbows, or knees will be the first contact points. Wearing knee and elbow protection is an affordable technique to avoid unwelcome scrapes and bruises. Women riders can think about trying on youth sizes because the majority of items are unisex.

  • Goggles

Goggles shield your eyes from flying objects such as rocks and debris and keep dust and dirt out of your eyes. Goggles come in a variety of brands, most of which are relatively similar to one another. However, each brand has a distinctive fit, so try on the pair you’re thinking about while wearing your helmet to ensure they fit inside the eyeport.