Fall 2020 Update
Welcome Fall! At MotoChic we’re feeling optimistic as we enter this beloved season that represents a time for change and transformation with leaves starting to turn colors and a crispness that fills the morning air.>I’m excited to announce the addition of some new items to our eShop that deliver on the fashion and function that are core to the MotoChic DNA. Read on to learn more about the jackets and gloves we debuted at our Fall into Macy’s event that are must-have additions to your Autumn wardrobe.
Stay healthy and keep smiling,
FALL INTO MACY’S
We were thrilled to partner with SF Moto, one of our favorite MotoChic stockists and motorcycle dealers in the Bay Area, to display our new jacket collection for men and women at Macy’s San Francisco flagship store in Union Square.
New to our accessories line up: gloves that will make heads turn!
These unlined short cuff roper gloves in leather feature touchscreen technology on the index finger and thumb. Available in 3 glam color combinations for ladies: Cheetah/Black, Oil Sand/Black, and Silver/Black. Available in Black/Black for men.
Ride safe in these textile and leather racing gloves. Lightweight with Kevlar knuckle protection and intake vents to keep your hands protected and cool. Lightly padded palms and an adjustable wrist strap add to the great comfort and fit. Available in men’s sizes S to 2XL.
OUTERWEAR FOR YOUR INNER REBEL
Our new jacket collection has been curated to deliver style and performance on the bike or on the street!
This classic motorcycle style made from high-quality leather features a snap-down lapel, collar, adjustable belt, and asymmetrical zipper. The removable sweatshirt and insulated zip-out thermal liner truly make the Ryman the perfect all-season jacket. Available in ladies sizes XS to 5XL.
The Black Widow
Since your riding safety is our utmost priority, we’ve just added CE-2 rated armor pads for shoulders, back, and elbows to our eShop! Purchase them as a replacement for your existing gear or for added protection with any of the jackets in our new collection.
This CE-2 armor utilizes a technically advanced material that is pliable and soft when sedentary but becomes firm on impact to provide tough protection for the rider.
Shoulder to Shoulder Protection
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WHAT’S IN YOUR BAG?
Meet Jill Sandmire, Chicago based superstar with a multi-faceted career in film, commercial, and television as an actress, make-up artist, and producer. Producing is a passion for Jill, especially when it is by women and for women. We love that her work features roles for women that are inspiring and empowering.
“I don’t know what I would do without my Lauren bag by MotoChic Gear. I use this bag every-single-day. I am an avid rider and commute to my office on my 2008 Triumph Bonneville café racer ‘Medusa’, and saddlebags are just not conducive for my sleek city bike. Not only is my Lauren bag essential it is a great looking bag and fits my aesthetic perfectly. I have had it for 2 years, and despite what I put it through it is in great condition. As the president and CEO of my production company Jilli Artistry LLC, I’m busy and on the move. I work in film production and I am able to carry all the things I need in my bag all while looking professional and stylish.”
“It is perfect for travel too. On my trip to Santa Cruz, CA shooting my latest project called “Rogue Women”, a comprehensive documentary about women who ride, this bag was perfect for on the go interviews, holding my mic set-up, location sheets, releases, slate, extra battery packs, and my Go-Pros. I was recently helping out another production called “Women in the Front Seat” which is currently in post-production so keep an eye out for that, I can be seen riding with my Lauren Bag. My entire production company is built around supporting women and women-owned businesses and MotoChic is one of my favorites to support. The quality of their products and the aesthetics are unmatched from what I have seen for women riders. The level of design and thought put into each product is truly a wonder.”
Items in my Lauren Bag by MotoChic Gear: wallet, kick-stand puck, Ray-Bans aviator style, Samsung tablet, external battery charger, multi-tool by Columbia, Noisefloor water bottle (Chicago local Sound Production Company), sharpie (a must-have as a filmmaker), sunscreen SPF 55, hand sanitizer, MotoChic Face Mask, change of shoes, and my lucky charm, a leather-bound crystal, and bob-tail.
Find Jill on IG @jilliartistry or her website www.jilliartistry.com
And now, meet Colleen Sepulveda, a retired motorcycle officer from Santa Cruz, CA. She is dedicated to creating more visibility and opportunities for female riders as an active member of the Women’s Coalition of Motorcyclists and an advocate for rider safety, training instructors, and teaching advanced riding courses. In her spare time, she puts 20,000-30,000 miles a year on her bike, riding track days, some dirt, and lots of touring. Her motto is: ride intelligently!
“So many different items go into my Lauren bag…it just depends what I’m doing!
Since my Lauren bag arrived, I’ve been finding lots of ways to use the space it gives me. My bike already has great locking bags but sometimes, I just need more room! As a motorcycle instructor and trainer for instructors, I travel with a lot of teaching materials. My duffle bag carries a week’s worth of clothes and shoes and my hard bags carry my laptop and tools. I needed a place for binders and paperwork that I could carry securely and detach easily.
I thought about the Lauren bag for a few months. Once I decided to purchase one, I had to decide which one! Should I get the leather one (probably sturdier and perhaps fancier but heavier with less water-resistance) or should I get the ballistic nylon version (water-resistant and lighter weight)? I couldn’t tell even after watching videos on the MotoChic website so I called MotoChic herself…Debra Chin.
Debra graciously answered my multiple questions and guided me to a decision on the Lauren Sport Bag. I chose the orange zippers and received it quickly!”
“So far, I’ve used the Lauren bag as a tote. I strap it onto the back of my waterproof duffle bag when I travel. Once I reach my hotel, I just strap the Lauren bag onto my passenger seat during work days.”
“It holds everything I need and then some. When my hard bags are absolutely stuffed, I know I can carry more in the Lauren bag. The retro-reflectivity is amazing and increases my visibility to roadway users behind me at night. I love the sassy pop of orange color So far, I haven’t used the backpack straps but they are hidden away if I need them.”
I’m kind of rough on my gear. I expect it to work hard and to look good doing it. So far, so good. I don’t know what will be in my bag next but I know it will fit and travel perfectly with me!
Follow Colleen’s adventures on Instagram!
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