Joe Rocket Speedway Jacket
I bought this jacket for 149.
I am 5 11, 185 pounds, and have a 32 inch waist. The fit is a bit off for my build but then again we`re not talking custom here are we? Therefore like most clothes this jacket hugs my chest and arms while drapping over my lower body. I would not consider this a true motorcycle jacket as it has no provisions for zipping pants to the bottom (where the vast majority of motorcycle injuries occur). So while I did take a spin on my bike with this jacket I consider this much more a walking around jacket. Fashionably, it is a classic moto jacket with very clean lines (I bought the red racing stripes that makes it more casual).
The quality of the leather is very thick...I`m not sure if this is top grain or full grain but regardless this jacket will take a lot to break in.
I did use Kiwi leather shoe stretcher along the front to give myself more room across the chest.
Now the bad.
--Sleeve button came off (but replacement button easily; inserts).
--Zipper is fiddly.
--No leather flap behind zipper to prevent wind coming through.
--Strong leather smell (but I consider that a good thing!).
December 22, 2014
Great Everyday Leather Jacket w/ No Logos
Wonderful jacket, and was exactly what I wanted. The review and size chart are point on to what I received. Like all leather jackets, it's very stiff but it will break in with wear.
Would highly recommend the jacket, and at $140 it was a still in comparison to any others on the market and forced to having their logos slapped everything like a moving billboard.
December 15, 2014
High quality MC jacket
I am very pleased with the JR Speedway. This is a quality made jacket. The leather is thick and stops the wind. I'm sure it will provide years of protection from the elements. I like the simple design and lack of logos that make you feel like a billboard.
November 17, 2014
Well made for the money.
This jacket is very well made. The leather is much nicer than I expected. The fit is very "American". I bought the jacket to wear for LasVegas winters because there's only two small vents in the arms. Overall great value. If you're looking for a very basic riding jacket for cooler temps you can't go wrong with this one.
November 17, 2014
Great style, wish it had armor
Wanted a plain, cool looking, heavy duty motorcycle jacket, with no stupid logos or colored stripes on it. Runs a little on the large side compared to my old Alpinestars jacket, Med fits like a large, was able to exchange it no problem. Wish it had pockets for CE armor. Leather is heavy feels like good quality, when the jacket is broken in it will be very comfortable. Good deal for the price.
May 21, 2014
Simple and substantial jacket
The first thing I noticed was the weight. The leather is thick and substantial. It was stiff and uncomfortable while breaking in, but by the end of a one week trip was already much better. Fits true to other Joe Rocket products. I'm a 5'11" at 160 and a medium is great. The only vents are on the upper arms, I had to partly unzip at the front at times. One internal chest pocket. Two external waist pockets. Its my first leather jacket but I don't think I'll need another for a long time.
January 6, 2014