River Road Baron Mesh Jacket
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
Nice Summer Jacket
If you're looking for a summer jacket without a bunch of graphics and branding on it, this is the one.
Good fit and adjustment points at the elbow and wrist. There are 5 pockets - two outside hand warmer pockets and 3 inside pockets. I think the napoleon pocket should be on the outside for easier access. but you have the two hand pockets that you can get to quickly if need be.
Removable liner came in handy recently with the temp dropped but it does make it a much more snug fit.
I also wear the River Road Outlaw Vintage Gloves and they work well together.
June 3, 2015
Call Me The Breeze
Air flow is fantastic. For me, anything between 60º-75º with the liner is very comfortable. I've been taking the liner out above 75º, and then it's perfect with a t-shirt.
I'm 5'9", 180, athletic build, the medium fits perfectly.
May 25, 2015