River Road Baron Mesh Jacket
Great jacket for warm and cool weather.
I gave the jacket 4* but wish I could give it 4.5*. The quality and fit are really nice. Great air flow. The zip in additional lining is great for those early morning or late evening rides with temps down into the 50's. My only issues with the jacket is the length of the jacket. The front of the jacket barely comes down to the top of my pants. I wish it went down below the button, or at least enough to cover the belt loops. In the rear it goes down further to give good coverage when in a forward riding position. Overall I would recommend this jacket. Good value for the price point.
October 19, 2015
Great jacket for starting and seasoned riders alike
Great jacket for multiple seasons. The mesh allows good airflow while still feeling sturdy enough to keep me safe. The inner liner works great to keep you warm on the cooler days, although towards the end of the season it's a good idea to wear layers underneath. Overall, very happy with my purchase, definitely worth the money!
October 19, 2015
PERFECT EVERYDAY RIDE JACKET!
As a really picky guy who does not want to spend too much money on a jacket, I went ahead and got this jacket based on its style and price. I received the jacket, came with a nice hanger, and it looked great. The jacket has a layer inside that makes it fall/winter jacket and if you take out the layer, it becomes a mesh jacket with tons of air flow, but still very protective. Jacket itself is fairly comfortable and fits very well. As in terms of durability, both of the buttons on my inner seam of the arms fell off right away when I was taking off the layer, but the protection is there. There are padding over shoulders, elbows and back and the jacket has tons of pockets to store in both inner and outer layers. Good points on reflective stripes on arms too. Highly recommended to anyone!
September 17, 2015
Overall awesome value
The only beef was that I had to ditch the liner to get a proper fit.
Without the liner, fit great!
With the liner, way too small.
Had I gotten the next size up It would have been too big without liner and ok with liner for fit.
Still way worth the money for a liner less summer only jacket!!!
September 7, 2015
I ride a cruiser with shoulder height bars and the jacket works great, my arms are comfortable and the shoulder / elbow armor are not restrictive at all. I went with the size based on the video and it was spot on. I'm 6' 185 and went with a MD per the video and it fits well. It was a little snug with the liner zipped in but again not too bad. Airflow was great, first day I rode it was high 80's and the jacket kept me cool the entire time. I would definitely recommend the jacket for anyone looking for something not too flashy and under $200.
September 4, 2015
excellent air flow and features
Excellent summer jacket. Great airflow. Love the interior pockets on the jacket without the liner. Fortunately, haven't had to test the protection yet but it fells like good armor protection if I were to go down.
July 6, 2015
Jacket is well made and looks good. Now that temps are 90 plus, I could use more airflow. Overall I am pleased.
June 10, 2015
My leather Tourmaster has been too hot for summer riding so I figured it was time to upgrade to a mesh. My top choices came down to the Tourmaster Air Intake and this, unfortunately I chose Tourmaster first bc the brand loyalty. It ended up fitting oddly and the sleeves were too large and same with the midriff. I returned and got the Baron and boy am I glad that I did!
I am 6'0", 185lbs, slightly broad shoulders/big arms, midsize waist. The large fit me perfect (ps idk how the guy in the review fits in a medium being 6'0", 195lbs), my recommendation would be to get the size you normally get for any jacket/hoody. The jacket itself is very stylish and almost looks like a leather at first glance. Fit is a bit snug but I like that. Very minimal branding which is nice. I took it out today for the first time in the morning when it was 50F, with the liner it was perfect warmness. When I left work it was above 70F and with the liner out it was perfect with the airflow I was getting. Removing the liner is easy and with it out the fit is perfect, with the liner in a bit snug but i like it.
My only minor gripes are that the collar is a bit tight if your neck is even slightly bigger than avg, and the sleeves could be about a half inch-an inch longer. Again, these are minor things. Overall I am extremely happy with the purchase and I highly recommend it!!!
June 7, 2015