Miss Moto MotoGirl Irene Dungri Bib Overalls Review [Motorcycle Apparel]
Let’s talk about covering my butt. Plumber’s pants can be just plain fun or seen as an attraction. However, on a practical level when riding, I find it distracting if I get that feeling of exposure to the elements as a gap begins to bloom between my jacket and pants. Whether it’s a cool morning or a ride in the midday sun, it’s not desirable. This area of exposure only really happened for me this year as I put on a few pounds which of course can be blamed on COVID rather than my food comfort and controlling my intake of beer. And, so I went shopping.
Miss Motorcycle, an Australian company, has now come to the United States. I saw a Miss Motorcycle Instagram post of three ladies in riding overalls – not my usual choice at all – but instead of that country-bumpkin flavor they had a kind of pit crew appeal. Miss Moto calls them MotoGirl Irene Dungri Overalls.
You might, like me, think “dungri” is a cute Australian made-up word. However, it has roots in Hindi – also spelled dongri. It is a thick, strong and coarse cotton-based material. In the 17th century, the English adopted the word, transforming it into “overalls”.
These so-called Dugris have a large zipped front pocket which is an ideal pocket for the phone. Having my phone in a central location makes my jacket more comfortable because I don’t put a large object in a side pocket of my jacket. There are four other generous pockets to carry the essentials.
The shoulder straps that hold the bib section to your chest are adjustable, and since the Miss Moto MotoGirl Irene Dungri Overalls are made of soft fabric, I don’t feel them on my shoulders at all. The adjustability, combined with the design where the straps lead down the center of my back, means they don’t slip off my shoulders.
The Irene Dungri dungarees are incredibly comfortable in the middle because they don’t cut at all. We ladies come in all kinds of deliciously varied shapes and sizes, so I found some pants were low rise or could fit anywhere but the waist. There is absolutely no fight to get zipped up and closed on the belly area. Kevlar fabric is soft and flexible; when I put them on, there is only a small zipper on the side. It’s a good idea to have someone hold the bottom of the zipper when closing. If there’s no one around, I just lean my hip against the kitchen counter.
The Miss Moto Irene Dungri Bib Overalls have a flattering look and great fit. Looking cool doesn’t include a sagging crotch, which can happen with a bad fit. The joy is that the overalls don’t slip or get into nooks and crannies where no garment should venture, which can happen when a manufacturer makes the seams too tight on stretchy gear. Belt loops are there if you choose to use them.
Underneath, I can choose to wear a vest with suspenders or a loose t-shirt, and tucking in goes well, even if your shirt is a bit short.
I usually wear them inside my Joe Rocket Heartbreaker boots. However, they are not extremely thin around the ankles, so they can be worn with shorter riding boots. For example, the overalls go well with my Alpinestars Stella Kerry waterproof boots.
With all the usual Miss Moto fantastic safety standards, I felt protected with Smooth Ways CE Level 2 position adjustable knee pads and A rated Kevlar fabric with a Class AA abrasion rating (second highest of five levels) . However, my first thought on the bib was that I would be challenged to wrestle when I got my own pit stop. Fortunately, it turns out that going to the bathroom was no more complicated than usual.
Miss Moto recommends that you contact them for help and advice before ordering if you are unsure of sizing. I feel like the size of the Irene Dungri dungarees is slightly generous.
Whether for your one and only pants or as an added treat, I suggest choosing designer pants that are functional and allow you to move freely. The clothes you wear to ride are part of your bike’s prerequisite kit, so it’s best to research and apply the same diligence as you would to your bike choice. I am now drawn to wearing my new love: the Miss Moto MotoGirl Irene Dungri Overalls. They look great on and off the bike, and for $198 these riding pants are good quality, extremely comfortable, and a protective choice.
Miss Moto MotoGirl Overalls Irene Dungri Highlights
- Sizes: XXS-2XL
- Colors: Blue; Gray; Noir
- CE Certification: Class A, EN 17092-4:2020
Miss Moto MotoGirl Irene Dungri Overalls Price: $198 MSRP