River Road Hoodlum Vintage Leather Jacket
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
Lasted me about 4 months
I've been riding in this jacket since mid Nov of 2013. It looks sweet, fits nice and is comfortable. But I give 1 star for build quality.
The zipper was always a bit rough to pull up. Today, it just completely failed. Pull the zipper up, but the seams don't seal together. Now I'm stuck basically riding with my jacket open.
If it was a sleeve zipper or a waistline snap that broke, I could deal with it. But the jacket is all but useless now without the main zipper.
March 26, 2014
Great jacket for spring and fall.
Does well in summer too with multiple vents. Medium weight leather that has a nice feel. Quality zippers. Does not have provisions for body armor.
December 31, 2013
Very stylish - love it perfect fit
After getting a bit confused with the size and reviews I had to exchange the first Jacket, which working in China is not an easy task !
Revzilla exchanged and advised perfectly on return, exchange and on the size with there sales team.
I am 5,9, 213 pounds and I ended up with a size 48 which fits perfectly ! I am about to buy more from revzilla as the jacket plus helmet was a bullseye.
November 11, 2013