Alpinestars Stella Bogota Drystar Jacket Review: Should Every Female Rider Own This?

This year, I tested out the new Alpinestars Stella Bogota jacket and was thoroughly impressed with its capabilities as a 3-4 season touring jacket built specifically for female riders.

In this review, I’ll share my first-hand experience using this jacket over the past several months of riding.

But, the main question I will answer in this review will be: Is this the best women’s motorcycle jacket for you? Let’s find out!

Alpinestars Stella Bogota Drystar Jacket

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Key Takeaways

  • Total weather protection
  • Feature-packed design
  • Versatile riding jacket

Final Verdict on the Alpinestars Stella Bogota

After extensive testing across thousands of miles and ever-changing weather, the Bogota proved it’s up for the challenge as a 3-4 season adventure touring jacket.

I’m thrilled to have a single jacket that excels in hot, cold, wet, and dry conditions. It just works – and it works well.

The Stella Bogota is my top pick for female riders seeking a versatile all-weather jacket for all-around performance, protection, convenience, and comfort. I give it 5 stars for enabling me to ride more freely through it all.

Pros:

  • Bomber protection with CE armor
  • Breathable direct ventilation
  • Dialed fit for women
  • Removable Drystar and thermal liners
  • Useful convenience features
  • Stylish, rugged look

Cons:

  • No back protector is included
  • The high collar may not be ideal for all riders
  • Only one color option

Whether you ride a sportbike, cruiser, dual sport, or tourer, the Alpinestars Stella Bogota jacket will have your back – rain or shine. It quickly became my go-to riding companion, ready for any adventure. Check it out and get out there!

Comparison To Similar Women’s Jackets

Jacket ModelMaterialVentilationProtectionKey FeaturesURL
Our JacketHigh-quality leatherExcellent airflow designCE-certified armorStylish design, multiple pocketsCheck it out
Belstaff Bradshaw Women’s JacketPremium materialsVentilation zippersCE-approved armorClassic Belstaff styleReview
Bering Lady April JacketTextile constructionVentilated mesh panelsCE armorReflective detailsReview
Spidi Rock Women’s JacketHigh-density fabricH2Out membraneCE Level 1 armorDynamic ventsReview
Dainese Women’s Arya Textile JacketTextile and meshAir ventsPro-Armor protectionAdjustable fitRevie

An Adventure-Ready Design

The Stella Bogota stands out for its rugged and durable 600D polyester outer shell construction. It’s designed to withstand the elements while touring on the open road across varying climates.

Alpinestars didn’t cut any corners with the Bogota – it’s made to perform and protect in true all-weather conditions.

Some key features I like:

  • Removable 100g thermal liner and fully removable Drystar waterproof and breathable liner to adapt to warm or cold weather
  • Direct ventilation with 2 chest vents and exhaust ports on the back to prevent overheating
  • YKK waterproof zippers throughout, including a two-way front zipper for riding comfort
  • Snug high collar with soft material to prevent chafing
  • Velcro and snap collar adjusters to customize fit
  • Pre-curved sleeves with Velcro adjusters for a personalized fit
  • 600D abrasion resistance material on the outer shell
  • Reflective accents for visibility

With the thermal and Drystar liners removed, the Bogota jacket truly excels in hot summer weather thanks to the direct ventilation.

The adjustable vents create airflow exactly where I need it. Then, when cooler temps hit in fall and winter, I can zip the liners back in for warmth and waterproofing. This versatility is a must for multi-climate touring.

Safety First

Safety is crucial when riding a motorcycle. The Bogota jacket delivers plenty of protection without compromising comfort and mobility.

Key safety features include:

  • Removable CE-approved Bio Armor in the shoulders and elbows