River Road Baron Mesh Jacket
Mesh Jacket - Practical & Affordable
I was searching for a mesh jacket that I could use when I had to ride for work or for longer rides and was happy to find something like the River Road Mesh jacket that didn't have large branding etc on it. However, I was looking for something with a balance for visibility - as I didn't think that wearing a BLACK JACKET on the road (on a BLACK BIKE) was something that was wise.
The RR jacket was perfect for me as it had 2 stripes on the side - that was visible enough when I was riding.
As I live in relatively warm climate all year round - the INNER LINING, which was detachable, came off when I received it. With the INNER LINING - wearing the jacket was a little "tighter" although the cut and fit is correct for a US size M. Because the lining required more space, it was actually a little tight for me. But once this came off - it was a comfortable fit for me. (I don't think there's anything wrong with the jacket - its good to have the option for a liner for colder weathers.) The jacket had enough adjustable space to taper my the fit to something that I like. The jacket also comes with protection / armor that you can remove or add on - I've taken some out just because it makes the jacket a little heavy for my daily use. (I use it for urban riding to work) But on researching the jacket I've noted that some other folks have bought additional / new armor to replace the existing ones. I'm not sure if it is "lighter" when you do that. I will study that option.
Overall, I recommend this jacket for someone looking for a mid-priced jacket - its affordable and the quality of material used is good and it shows. (Zippers, heavy duty velcro, nice internal lining and thought about amour accessibility.
Good value for money given the quality of build in this jacket.
December 31, 2014
Versatile and safe
I bought this jacket to replace an old leather one that I lost. The mesh allows for plenty of airflow while still feeling like I'm being well protected, especially with the built-in armor. Having a removable liner is a definite plus for chilly mornings and late nights, although the button/loop system is a little bothersome at times. Overall a great jacket for riding any time of year.
December 1, 2014
this thing moves so much air.
And with the liner in - this thing is water proof and warm. A very dynamic jacket.
November 17, 2014
this is an awesome jacket got style comfort fits great looks nice you will be very happy with this jacket the price is worth every penny and then some
November 10, 2014
Subtle Style with multi-season versatility
I really like this jacket. In fact, I talked my buddy into buying one. You can't beat it for the price. It's very subtle with no logos, and the reflective piping really does show up when lights wash over you. With the liner in, you are warm (just rode in 50° temps tonight#, and with the liner out it stays relatively comfortable in 95° Texas heat. The armor seems adequate, though I haven't tested it #and hope to not test it......)
November 8, 2014
"Bang for the Buck" sums it up
Nice looking jacket; seems to flow air well enough (though I bought it late in season and haven't ridden on an extremely hot day); features are what is needed - hard to beat for the price. Definitely recommended.
October 28, 2014
First and last jacket I'll need
This was my first road bike jacket and it's most likely going to be the only one I need for a while. Great for three season riding. Great protection to put a new rider at ease. Plenty of pockets for keys, phone, wallet, etc. Really comfortable fit.
September 8, 2014
Very happy with this jacket
The revzilla video on this jacket is excellent. I purchased a medium based on revzilla's comment that these tend to run big. I am 5'10" and 195. With the liner installed, the arms runs bit tight. Without the liner, the jacket fits me well. I could not find a way to purchase a CE rated back protector. Luckily, the jacker this replaces has a CE rated back pad that is removable. So I swapped them. I've had a 3 hour ride in this jacket in Houston (September) and am very happy with it.
September 8, 2014