OK, having concluded the search for a new helmet for my wife, another question has come up.
She's now also interested in getting a riding jacket. Incidentally I am thinking on getting a jacket myself, so we might team up and get something similar. She mostly likes to ride when it's on the warm side. I'd like to have something that would be a good all-around, all-temp thing. On the high temps I have no real limit, on the low temps I am out as low as maybe 20F in the fall if the roads are dry. But I have a GT so lots of protection from the wind, and heated grips and seat.
I did attepmt to buy her a leather jacket several years ago, but we ended up returning it (or not even taking it) due to size problems though. She buys "petite" sized clothing (6P or PM), so maybe this is why we never really came up with a good fit. Not sure if this is going to continue to be a problem. This time I guess we will just have to scout out places with womens sizes "on the rack" and try to come up with a solution that way.
One jacket we looked at, just online though, is a Tourmaster Transition 2, that come in mens and ladies sizes. If anyone can comment on that particular jacket. That would be right around what we want to spend, and looks like it would fit the bill, reviewers seem to like it from what I've seen. May be a tad too warm for me in the summer, although it has a zip-out liner. My wife is one of these that is always cold except when it's really hot out, like over 80F. Has good side armor and some back protection as well.
Any other jackets we should really consider?