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Raven Rova Rides On!

Rev your engines ladies! Crowdfunding Raven Rova's next batch of gear for all you bad ass bikers!

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Project Description

MISSION STATEMENT

 

Raven Rova is a fashion design house for protective motorcycle apparel. 

Our mission is to empower women through fashion and community. 

 

Raven Rova Company Values

 

Bravery

to face fears, shed stereotypes, and combat all forms of negativity. 

Community

is our lifeblood, we are inspired by our sisters and brothers of the road and strive to design products for protecting them.

Fun

is the reason we face those dangerous statistics, constantly wrench on our machines, and deal with helmet hair. 

Curiosity

to try new materials, learn new techniques, and never cease to question the status quo.

Quality

is paramount because our lives and yours depend on it. 

Image of model Cindy Rae in our Phoenix Jacket and Raven Pants on her Harley Davidson V-Rod

 

The Problem

Women riders can't find gear that fits, protects, and looks good.
Women riders feel excluded because they can't find gear that fits. The average US woman is size 16-18.

 

 

To Compound The Problem

 

The USA has no regulation for motorcycle street gear. In the EU motorcyclist's must wear CE-1 compliant gear by law. Gear saves lives. Gear must fit you properly to function correctly.
European brands don’t make sizes over US 12.  And, Many USA brands don’t make sizes over 12.  Then, some women turn to oversized, men's gear. Male gear does not fit female anatomy. Gear must fit you correctly to protect you.

 

This adds up to a frustrating, complex problem for women riders.


 

Market Snap Shot

Raven Rova Market Opportunity Info Graphic

In the USA, women riders number in the 3 millions. We make up over 19% of all riders as of 2020 according to the Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC). Fastest growing segment of motorcycle riders in the USA and globally. 

 

 

How does Raven Rova solve this problem ? 

 

Raven Rova solves the gear problem by giving women CE gear in US sizes 4 to 24. 

Founder, Karleen Eberle, has developed our proprietary sizing over the last decade. She has worked with REAL women for size data, and used the ASTM standards as a broad framework.

OUR STYLES ARE DESIGNED FOR CURVEY MUSCLED WOMEN!

Image of model, Brin wearing a size 16 Phoenix Leather Jacket and size 12 Raven Pants

 

Bring Us your booty, boobs, hips and thighs! Envelope yourself in Raven Rova and become reborn as the bad ass you are! 

 

 

Model, Lori in our Falcon Jacket and Raven Pants with her Kawi KLR650

 

 

Why are we seeking funding ?

 

We are funding our next production run.

Based on YOUR input, we are producing YOUR most requested styles. New color and more sizes! 

We need to crowdfund because the production minimum order quantities are high. Until now Raven Rova founder, Karleen has made up the difference with her personal funds. She has skin in game, totaling around $20,000.00. Now we have grown past her personal capacity to front the production capital.

We need help raising the capital to pay our production team. We work with a world class producer. They have been producing motorcycle gear since 1969, they make gear for all the big names. We have negotiated for a minimum order quantity that is half their normal quantity to help meet this goal as a growing business. 

 

Our Team

 

Founder, Karleen Eberle

Our Logistics Team, Atomix Logistics. They fulfill your orders!

Our Production Team, Longview, A family owned business,

with leather and motorcycle gear experts building your gear by hand.

Video Recording Assistant, Dawn Diskowski 

My SCORE Business Mentor through 2021, Micheal Hawes 

My SBDC Advisor, David Mitroff, PhD.

 

THANK You

 

Thank you for driving Raven Rova this far! 

YOU ARE THE FUEL IN THE TANK!

 

To show our gratitude

 

You can order the brand new Midnight Falcon Pants and Jackets for 20% off during the campaign!

You can order the Raven Black Leather Jacket for 20% off during the campaign! 

Contributions of $50 or more will get a set of Wing Patches as a thank you! 

And for spreading the word, I’ll heart and follow you on social media!

Please share this campaign link!

 

BIG Thank You 

 

Thank you to my family, friends, models, the entire Web Bike World team, and above all loyal customers. 

I especially want to thank my cousins Leah and Stefan for letting me store inventory and operate my business out of their home for most of 2021.

Loud shout out to my Dad for working on my bike with me all last summer.

I wanted to give up and sell it! He wouldn’t let me.

 

Let's Ride!

 

Model Cindy Rae on her Harley Davidson V-Rod wearing Raven Rova Falcon Pants

 

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

 


When will my items arrive ?

 

Motorcycle gear ETA is the first or second week of June 2022. We will keep you informed via email. Patches will ship 1-2 weeks after the campaign ends.

Join The List or Stay On It! 

 

HOW CAN I HELP WITHOUT ORDERING GEAR ?

 

FREE: Please share the campaign link! Share to your social media and email to friends!

$5+: Contribute what you can! $5.00, $20.00, $100.00, it all adds up and we really appreciate you!

 

Do you ship to Canada ?

 

Yes! 
If you are in another country other than USA or Canada, please email [email protected] to see if we can make it happen.

What is my size ?

Please use your measurements to determine size. 

  1. Watch our 2 Min How to Measure Tutorial
  2. Size Chart (04-22) and Size 24 
  3. Detailed Measurements and Measuring Diagrams 
  4. Each product page has a mobile friendly size guide, look for the ruler icon

Need more size help ? 

Email Us for help [email protected] (M-F 24 hours response time, 48 hours on weekends)

Chat on our website from any page. (Response time: ASAP M-F 10 AM - 4 PM PST, 48 hours on weekends)

Karleen personally answers ALL the emails and chats. So, please give her time. 

She will ask you for your measurements: 

  • Bust
  • Natural Waist
  • High Hip/Waistband
  • Full Hip
  • For Jackets: Across Shoulder 

Please use the video and detailed diagrams to accurately measure your body at our specific locations. If you can provide these to Karleen, she can match you up quickly. Thank you for learning to measure your body!

You’ll have about 1 week after the campaign closes to make changes to your size selection. We are ordering sizes based on the campaign orders. We will have a full range of sizes to facilitate exchanges when needed. 

 

What's the Blue color like ?

 

Here's our blog article Introducing Midnight Blue! with a fabric swatch and bigger photos

To see the gear details please visit the product pages Falcon Jacket & Falcon Pants

 

Can I exchange my size ?

 

Yes. See previous question. 

Each IFW Campaign order will include 1 size exchange. You will be responsible for return shipping costs. Raven Rova is not responsible for lost or stolen items due to shipping or carrier errors. Full Return Policy here.

 

Can I get a refund on my gear ?

Yes, read our full Return Policy here.

Our pre-order standard return policy is 15 days from shipping date. So, if we ship your order on June 15, 2022 then you must initiate your return request no later than June 30, 2022. 

Items must be in new, unused condition with all tags attached. Free from dirt, debris, damage, etc. 

We’re relying on your contribution to fund the production. So, if you want a refund once your gear arrives that would be harmful to Raven Rova. Please consider your purchase carefully, we want to create a win-win situation. We appreciate your support! 

What happens if you don't meet your funding goal?

We love iFundWoman because they have a flexible funding model. So, as long as we raise enough to cover our basic production costs - we don't need to hit exactly our goal. To reassure you, we have done the math and this is a realistic dollar amount based on you demand. Let's CRUSH this ladies!!!

 

What is Cordura ?

 

Learn more with our Blog article: What Is Cordura.

 

Do your pants come in other lengths ?

 

Not at this time. Please learn more with this Blog article: Demystifying The Inseam: Why Our Pants Only Come In One Length

 

Who has tested this gear ?

 

The team at WebBikeWorld has tested and reviewed our gear extensively! 

Read The WebBikeWorld Reviews

Karleen has tested the gear personally, at street speed slides (by accident). She walked away from a low side, 5 car length skid commuting to work in August 2019. Do not try that. 

Since there is no regulatory body in the USA, we rely on trusted people with years of expertise to test and review our gear. Some friends and colleagues we trust are: The Gear Chic, Brittany Morrow, the Web Bike World team, and the Women Riders Now team. View Our Press Page

YOU! Read our Google Reviews

 

How do I know the gear is CE ?


Our production team operates a CE facility. The gear is manufactured to a MINIMUM of CE-1 standards. Our leather items meet CE-2 standards for thickness, 3 MM (race track requirements). 

We include CE-2 gel foam armor for knee, elbow, shoulder. Hip: there is a pocket for your hip armor of choice. We include an entry level CE-1 composite foam back protector. 

Each armor location has a velcro/zipper pocket to change the armor for something of your choice. This is a personal choice based on your body and your riding needs. 

 

What kind of armor does it come with ?

 

We include CE-2 gel foam armor for knee, elbow, shoulder. Hip: there is a pocket for your hip armor of choice. We include an entry level CE-1 composite foam back protector. 

Each armor location has a velcro/zipper pocket so you can change to an armor of your choice. This is a personal choice based on your body and your riding needs. 

We give you reliable, comfortable armor so you are ready to ride once your gear arrives!

 

How do I attach the patches ?

 

Please read our Blog article: DIY How To Sew Patches. If you are attaching them to a denim jacket or other cotton/linen clothing item, you may iron them on. DO NOT IRON LEATHER. DO NOT IRON CORDURA OR KEVLAR.

 

05/31/2022
Midnight Falcon Pants
$225
ann
05/27/2022
Midnight Falcon Pants
$225
Kelly
05/25/2022
Midnight Falcon Pants
$225
Alexandra Henkelman
05/14/2022
Monetary Contribution
$50
Nice
05/06/2022
Raven Black Leather Jacket
$450
Nice
05/06/2022
Midnight Falcon Jacket
$250
Sharon Collins
05/04/2022
Midnight Falcon Jacket
$250
Nice
05/01/2022
Midnight Falcon Pants
$225
04/30/2022
Midnight Falcon Set
$450
Kristin Schill
04/26/2022
Midnight Falcon Pants
$225
Monetary Contribution

Contributions of $50.00 and up will receive our gorgeous wing patches as a thank you gift!

You can contribute any dollar amount, there is no minimum. 

Thank you! 

View The Wing Patches 

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225.00 USD
Midnight Falcon Pants

Our Falcon Pants in Midnight Blue! We asked and YOU chose this gorgeous new color. Sizes 04-24. Get them for 20% Off right here before they hit our website! Price includes tax and shipping. 

Textile & Leather Hybrid Pants

The best of both worlds. A hybrid cordura and leather chassis sends the Falcon Pants into hyperdrive! With 4 pockets! These summer pants maximize air flow. The winner of our 2019 crowdfunding campaign! Ranked on WebBikeWorld's best moto pants for 2020.

SPECS: 

  • 500 denier Cordura with leather panels 
  • Interchangeable armor pockets at knee and hip 
  • Comes with CE-2 knee armor
  • YKK metal zippers 
  • 4 Pockets! 2 cargo with metal snaps & 2 zipper pockets 
  • Designed for an active riding style

View Pant Details & Photos 

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250.00 USD
Midnight Falcon Jacket

The Number 1 Most Requested Item! You chose this beautiful color and style! Sizes 04-24. Get it for 20% off before it hits the website! Price includes tax and shipping. 

Textile Jacket with Kevlar Stretch Panels

Someone has to save our skins. The Falcon Jacket is lightweight and breathable for summer riding. Demand protection from road rash, wind burn, and dehydration on your next intergalactic mission. Zip in the thermal liner when you’re chilly. Let's ride!  

SPECS: 

  • 500 denier Cordura 
  • Keprotec DuPont Kevlar stretch panels (the black fabric)
  • Interchangeable armor pockets 
  • Comes with CE-2 shoulder and elbow armor
  • Comes with CE-1 entry level back protector
  • YKK metal zippers 
  • Zip-out quilted thermal liner for all season riding 
  • Designed for an active riding style

View Jacket Details & Images

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450.00 USD
Raven Black Leather Jacket

We have been dying to bring the Raven Jacket into production. You have been asking for it! Exclusive to this campaign, you can order the Raven Leather Jacket for $100 OFF the regular price. This deal is a fleeting night bird, don't miss your chance! Price includes tax and shipping. 

Leather Motorcycle Jacket with Kevlar Stretch Panels 

Rule your life like a bird in flight. The Raven Jacket is a timeless black leather jacket with the protection you demand. Cut slim with tapered sleeves. Princess seams fit like a glove. Wouldn’t you love to cruise with her ? Yeah you would. 

SPECS: 

  • Genuine leather
  • Cowhide full grain leather with semi-aniline coating 
  • 3 mm gauge thickness 
  • Keprotec DuPont Kevlar stretch panels 
  • Comes with CE-2 Shoulder and Elbow Armor
  • Comes with CE-1 Back Protector  
  • Zip-out quilted thermal liner for all season riding 
  • YKK metal zippers
  • Tapered sleeve with zipper and snap

View The Raven Jacket Details & Photos

*THE BIG GOLD LOGO ON THE BACK WILL BE BLACK ON BLACK 

**JACKET SHOWN IN THE PHOTOS IS THE PROTOTYPE VERSION. THE JACKETS YOU ORDER WILL HAVE ACCORDION PANELS AT THE SIDE WAIST TO ACCOMMODATE A WIDER RANGE OF HIPS AND BODIES. FIT AND PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT. THE LOOK WILL NOT BE AFFECTED.

 

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Contributions of $50.00 and up will receive our gorgeous wing patches as a thank you gift!

You can contribute any dollar amount, there is no minimum. 

Thank you! 

View The Wing Patches 

5 Supporters
Select this reward
225.00 USD
Midnight Falcon Pants

Our Falcon Pants in Midnight Blue! We asked and YOU chose this gorgeous new color. Sizes 04-24. Get them for 20% Off right here before they hit our website! Price includes tax and shipping. 

Textile & Leather Hybrid Pants

The best of both worlds. A hybrid cordura and leather chassis sends the Falcon Pants into hyperdrive! With 4 pockets! These summer pants maximize air flow. The winner of our 2019 crowdfunding campaign! Ranked on WebBikeWorld's best moto pants for 2020.

SPECS: 

  • 500 denier Cordura with leather panels 
  • Interchangeable armor pockets at knee and hip 
  • Comes with CE-2 knee armor
  • YKK metal zippers 
  • 4 Pockets! 2 cargo with metal snaps & 2 zipper pockets 
  • Designed for an active riding style

View Pant Details & Photos 

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250.00 USD
Midnight Falcon Jacket

The Number 1 Most Requested Item! You chose this beautiful color and style! Sizes 04-24. Get it for 20% off before it hits the website! Price includes tax and shipping. 

Textile Jacket with Kevlar Stretch Panels

Someone has to save our skins. The Falcon Jacket is lightweight and breathable for summer riding. Demand protection from road rash, wind burn, and dehydration on your next intergalactic mission. Zip in the thermal liner when you’re chilly. Let's ride!  

SPECS: 

  • 500 denier Cordura 
  • Keprotec DuPont Kevlar stretch panels (the black fabric)
  • Interchangeable armor pockets 
  • Comes with CE-2 shoulder and elbow armor
  • Comes with CE-1 entry level back protector
  • YKK metal zippers 
  • Zip-out quilted thermal liner for all season riding 
  • Designed for an active riding style

View Jacket Details & Images

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4 Supporters
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450.00 USD
Raven Black Leather Jacket

We have been dying to bring the Raven Jacket into production. You have been asking for it! Exclusive to this campaign, you can order the Raven Leather Jacket for $100 OFF the regular price. This deal is a fleeting night bird, don't miss your chance! Price includes tax and shipping. 

Leather Motorcycle Jacket with Kevlar Stretch Panels 

Rule your life like a bird in flight. The Raven Jacket is a timeless black leather jacket with the protection you demand. Cut slim with tapered sleeves. Princess seams fit like a glove. Wouldn’t you love to cruise with her ? Yeah you would. 

SPECS: 

  • Genuine leather
  • Cowhide full grain leather with semi-aniline coating 
  • 3 mm gauge thickness 
  • Keprotec DuPont Kevlar stretch panels 
  • Comes with CE-2 Shoulder and Elbow Armor
  • Comes with CE-1 Back Protector  
  • Zip-out quilted thermal liner for all season riding 
  • YKK metal zippers
  • Tapered sleeve with zipper and snap

View The Raven Jacket Details & Photos

*THE BIG GOLD LOGO ON THE BACK WILL BE BLACK ON BLACK 

**JACKET SHOWN IN THE PHOTOS IS THE PROTOTYPE VERSION. THE JACKETS YOU ORDER WILL HAVE ACCORDION PANELS AT THE SIDE WAIST TO ACCOMMODATE A WIDER RANGE OF HIPS AND BODIES. FIT AND PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT. THE LOOK WILL NOT BE AFFECTED.

 

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