Choosing the Right Size Biker Jacket

by | Mar 24, 2017 | nextgenbloggers

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When you’re buying a women’s biker leather jacket, there are two things you need to keep in mind – what your chest is going to look like when it’s zipped up! If you’re a bit top-heavy, a bigger size overall may be better; if you’re smaller, you may not like the look of a zipped jacket, or you might want to poof up a bit with a scarf. It’s a conundrum that men don’t have to worry about, and often don’t understand the significance of. But if you’re looking for a jacket that will look great on you both on a bike and at a family gathering, here are some tips to keep in mind:

Type of Leather

Cowhide is the most popular leather type, but there is also deerskin and vegan leather. Authentic leather will have some stretch to it, while vegan leather will stay the same size.

Also, keep in mind that each type of leather will have a different look and feel. Some are more textured, such as Bison, while some are smoother and brighter, like deerskin.

Also, consider your color preference. Black is the classic go-to, but there are plenty of others to choose from, like emerald green, brown, and even white.

How do you intend to wear it?

Chances are, if you’re buying a biker jacket, you or your significant other own a bike. But are you going to wear it when you’re not cruising down the highway? That can factor into whether you’ll choose something a bit fancier, or longer.

Are you going to wear it mostly unzipped, or zipped up? If you’re riding, then you’ll definitely want it zipped up, so consider your bust size when you’re choosing. Also, consider what you’ll be wearing underneath. If you usually wear a scarf or bulkier clothing, you may want to go a size up.


The overall fit should be snug around the shoulders, but not so snug that you can’t move. When trying them on, roll your shoulders so you get an idea of how much room you have. Remember that the jacket may give a little. Bulky shoulder pads are long out of style, so don’t choose a jacket that’s too loose.

A women’s biker leather jacket should fit so that it looks like it was made just for you. This may take some trial and error, but once you find the right size you’ll never be unsure again.

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