River Road Hoodlum Vintage Leather Jacket
In a state of shock
Revzilla, you have outdone yourselves. I literally received this jacket in less than 24 hours from the time I ordered. How thats possible ill never know, but that is absolutely incredible.
Jacket is very impressive. Leather is soft and feels good. Very comfortable to have on. Looking forward to many future rides with this. Sizing is pretty accurate according to the video, glad I listened. Got it right the first time around. I am 6' 1'' 200 lb's and got a size 42, and fits just right. Not too big, not too small.
What people are saying about the zipper is real. Feels fine right now, not the easiest to open/close but works. Sleeve cuffs are a little on the large size, but no big deal. Those are my only gripes, otherwise this jacket is phenomenal.
September 25, 2014
Three years after purchasing this jacket
I bought this jacket three years ago and never submitted a review. Feel compelled to do so today because I experienced the same zipper malfunction/issue others mention in their reviews. I'm guessing mine lasted this long because I rarely wore it (had maybe 2 dozen rides wearing the jacket) as I usually wear a much lighter jacket. In a nutshell, the front zipper completely broke while riding a few days back and it will no longer properly close. Completely useless. I'm outside of the 2 year warranty and S.O.L at this point.
I will say that from a fit and airflow standpoint, the jacket was great and exceeded expectation. That's the only reason I gave it two stars versus one star. The leather was ok and as some other reviewers pointed out.. the boxxy look of the shoulder cut either works for you or it doesn't. It worked for me and I had no issue with it.
Buyer beware - if you do purchase this jacket pay close attention to the front zipper.
September 22, 2014
What drew me to this jacket was the look-vintage, relaxed and stylish. I ordered it on a Friday night and it showed up on Monday! Right out of the box, I was impressed by the thickness of the leather and the quality of the stitching. There are ample pickets and I like the cell phone pocket both in the jacket and the liner. The sizing is true. I wear a 44 jacket normally and the 44 in this jacket is dead on. Since it'seems still September, I removed the liner, which appears to be heavy enough for colder weather riding. I finally got to try out the jacket on a ride yesterday. It was sunny and about 80 degrees, so a good day for a test. My ride was a mix of around town (traffic and lights) and back roads up to 55 mph. The jacket was great. I never felt hot as the airflow with all vents open was good. Overall, I'may very pleased so far. The only minor issue is the main zipper isn'the as smooth initially as I would like, but hopefully it will get better with use.
September 22, 2014
Nice style, bad zippers
This jacket is a great deal for the price. The leather is quality and it has a great look to it, and the zip out full liner is nice for colder days. However, the zippers are very difficult to use and feel as though they will not last long, so plan to have them replaced at some point.
I ordered a 42 and the sleeves are a bit short for me. I'm 6'1" about 200 pounds.
August 25, 2014
Great jacket / Nice style
I'm new to street riding. This is my first leather jacket purchase and I'm very pleased. Followed jacket fitting instructions on Revzilla and the jacket fits perfect. There is a small cut in the leather under the left sleeve zipper however. I'm sure they would replace it if I cared to go through the process of shipping it back, but it's a hassle, and less time spent riding. All-in-all satisfactory purchase. I just wish they offered pockets on the interior for reinforced armor. Huge opportunity here for them to create a secondary post purchase option. I would buy.
July 14, 2014
Good for the money
This jacket is a pretty good value for the money.
Fit- Everyone said this jacket runs a little big but if you are someone that typically has broad shoulders and have problems with sport coat fits because of it, go to the next higher size up. I am 5'11" 250 and have 50 chest but an outseam (around the shoulders) of 61 (I'm told that's a little large for a 50 chest) so I went to a 52 size and it fits great. There isn't a lot of give in the arm sleeves bit still is enuough to be comfortable while riding (if you have ape hangers might not work so well). A little bulky in the gut area, looks fine if sittin up straight but if you slouch yo have this big area of the coat that want to stick out. If you have a pretty good sized gut this might be a plus. If you are a twig build of a person you might want something else that is more form fitting.
Material- The leather is thick and heavy, it's kept me warm in about 50 degree weather for sure. The zippers are OK, not always the easiest to zip up. You def don't want to have to zip this up while riding. Zippers are probably the biggest negative I've seen so far.
Value- Considering the style of the coat, the heavy build of it, and the fit, it is a good value for the money and would def recommend it.
May 12, 2014
If it had armour, id wear it to a gun fight.
Very durable, bought for its hardcore beat up look. I stuff it in my saddle bag and throw it in a corner when not in use. Has given it a wrinkled aged look beyond what it came with.
It keeps out water even in hard rain conditions.
Only complaint, the inner lining does at times stick out from the wrist cuffs, causing a slight fraying over time. Great for a vintage look but not a plus in my book. The fraying gets caught on Velcro gloves.
May 8, 2014
I just got back from a 500 mile trip wearing this jacket, and I love it even more now than I did when I left. On the return leg of the trip, I went from 55 degrees to the mid 90s, and it was comfortable throughout. It did start to get a little warm sitting at red lights in the heat, but it was still tolerable with the vents open. I never expected it to be a summer jacket around here anyway, that's what my mesh jacket is for.
After I got home, I wiped off the majority of the splattered bug guts, and wore the jacket out for a night on the town, getting nothing but compliments on it.
If you're looking for a good looking leather jacket, and either aren't concerned with body armor or have some to wear separately underneath, look no further.
It ran a little large for me, especially with the liner out. I measured at a 42" chest, but I had to send it back for a size 40. Can't beat Revzilla's return policy.
April 27, 2014