Z1R Forge Jacket For Women
- Premium .9-1mm full grain cowhide leather
- Diamond pattern accent stitched panels
- Adjustable leather draw strings along sides
- Expanded shoulder gussets for increased mobility
- Interior back, shoulder and elbow pouches for optional armor
- Two interior concealed carry pockets
- Two zippered hand warmer pockets and two chest pockets
- Full length zip out insulated liner
- Polyester mesh inner liner wicks moisture
Please have a look at the Z1R sizing chart below too choose a size. In most cases, you’ll be choosing the size you normally wear in women’s clothing.
The overall cut of the jacket looks nice. For our feature photos, we used a size XL jacket on our size mannequin Shirley who is a standard dress size 12 and usually wears a size large. The jacket is a bit loose, but fits as expected considering it is a size larger than she’d normally take. Take a look at the photo gallery so see how the jacket fits by taking the View Larger Images link.
ESTIMATED SIZE CHART
Our Two Cents
Women be packin’ heat! Here’s the first women’s cruiser jacket we’ve carried which sports dual gun pockets!
Z1R black leather jackets are well made and sturdy! The leather is thick but soft and has a nice finish to it. And the styling and fit are right on target for the cruiser rider. You’ll find the basics here… quality black leather construction and armor compatiblity, a few creature comforts and of course dual gun pockets!
Take the “View Larger Images” link above to see some good close-ups of the specific features and also those gun pockets. There are actually two gun pockets and each one is lined with a heavy black canvas and also has a couple wide elastic straps to hold the hardware in place. The pockets close with double snaps.
The Forge is a “modern” Marlon Brando style. It has the slant matte-steel zipper, and blacked out snaps on the four collar tips (snaps are important to keep them from flapping at highway speeds and driving you crazy)! Also, this one has the classic epaulets on the shoulder. Side laces help you adjust the fit and finish out the styling package.
For cooler weather, this jacket comes equipped with a removable full sleeve thermal liner to add a bit of insulation. There are no zippered vents or other venting features so consider this jacket as being good for cold to warm weather (but not hot weather).
Unlike some classically styled jackets like this, the Forge jacket has provisions for shoulder, elbow and back armor. If you want to add those, we recommend the D3O armor (see links below). For a street style like this, I’d recommend the CE 1 rated armor, and for this ladies style, you’ll want to select the smaller size.
In addition to the interior gun pockets, this model has four zip close pockets in front. Overall, I think this is a really nice jacket and I think you’ll be pleased with the value and quality you see when you get it. See the link below to view the men’s Forge jacket. :: Paul, 07-17-18