Men and women need specifically designed motorcycle clothing, not only because they are different shapes, but also because they tend to feel heat and cold differently.

A recent study by Dutch scientists suggested that contrasting metabolic rates cause women to feel the cold more quickly, while men struggle in hotter conditions.


The unique layering system from Knox enables women riders to achieve a perfect fit that is comfortable whatever the weather.

Starting with a base layer, made from Merino Perform Advantage wool, a clever combination of super soft Australian Merino wool mixed with cooling and fast drying synthetic fibres, body temperature is regulated.

Next comes an armoured shirt, tailored specifically for women, with CE-approved impact protectors designed for the female form, so that the armour sits comfortably in exactly the right place, without looking bulky.


In colder conditions, a quilted jacket or windproof Cold Killers mid-layer can be added, either of which can be kept on once the outer layer is removed, unlike traditional bike jackets with a thermal lining attached to the outer shell.

And finally an outer layer – Knox offer a choice of waterproof wax style jackets or a classically styled leather jacket. Both use an innovative dual fit zip system, which runs along the inside of the sleeve and body of the jacket. With the zip open, you can wear an armoured shirt under the jacket; with the zip closed, the jacket is the perfect size to wear casually, without protection.

For details on the Knox layering system call 01900 825825 or visitwww.planet-knox.com

Tony Carter

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