River Road Ironclad Leather Jacket
Saved my Hide in my First accident
Just moments ago had my first accident. guy was meandering between lanes and i locked em up to stop and slid for about 145 feet, on my arms and back the whole way. two small one inch punctures where my hands were pressing the sleeves into the pavement were the only breaches. with no armor besides the padding it comes with, it kept my skin on in a 35 mile an hour accident just fine. im a small guy and a 40 inch fits well and leaves me room. The precurve of the arms is modest but makes riding comfortable. It flows air reasonably well and looks good, and most importantly, It keeps you safe.
August 5, 2016
Great jacket at a great price!
Asymmetrical, double-breasted, dress collar - whatever you call it, this style of riding jacket seems to be harder and harder to find. River Road has made a great one. The style is great, and the features include 4 exterior body pockets, 2 interior pockets, snaps on the collar, adjustable side straps, zippered sleeves, bicep vents and a large horizontal back vent. No epaulets or belt, which is fine by me. The quilted full-sleeve zip-out liner is great, and when you remove it you're left with a lightweight perforated mesh lining, which is also very comfortable. The 2 interior pockets both close with Velcro fasteners, and they exist on both the mesh lining and the removable liner, so you have 2 interior pockets available to you whether you use the zip-out liner or not. While the main zipper pull and the snaps all feature the River Road logo, I was pleasantly surprised to find that they are different from the product pictures because they have been updated with River Road's newer logo. I think they look good. The zippers themselves are not the smoothest I've ever had, but they work all right. Also not the thickest or heaviest leather I've ever had, but it should still offer good protection, and at this price point I have zero complaints so far.
Unlike other reviewers, I found that the fit was true to size. However, I'm a husky guy with a bit of a spare tire, so while the body fits perfectly the sleeves are about an inch and a half too long for me, but that's my deal and it's certainly not River Road's fault by any means. I think the Ironclad is a great jacket for the money, and it's a bummer that they've been discontinued. If you're thinking about it and your size is still in stock, stop thinking and get one before they're gone!
June 1, 2016
Good Jacket for the Price
I really like this classic style riding jacket. It is exactly what you need and simple, no extra straps, buckles, or frills that you do not need.
I have an athletic build and it fits a bit snug in the chest and arm area. I wear a 44 jacket but I had to go with a 46 to be comfortable when riding. Since I went 1 size up, I had to take about 1 1/2" off of the sleeves.
March 1, 2016
Excellent first "Biker" jacket.
Yes I'm quite content with my purchase. I followed the chart for my first purchase but had to return it cause it was just to tight in the chest and arms. I'm not an over weight person. I returned it an ordered a size two sizes up cause I like to wear a hoodie under it. The jacket is heavy, well insulated and extremely durable. Yes, I would recommend this style of jacket for bikers or fashionistas.. Pleased.......Vroom.
January 26, 2016
This product is a good value, but ultimately, you get what you pay for
The jacket is comfortable and keeps me warm in the Southern California air. The quality is lacking, I have had some small issues with the zippers and the lanyard holding the liner to the sleeve ripped off. Overall, I am pleased with the purchase. The leather seems to be of decent quality, and the jacket looks great. Check back with me in another year.
January 19, 2016
Bought this jacket for my boyfriend and he loves it. Originally followed a suggestion to go one size less if unsure of size but that wasnt a good idea, exchanged for his exact size chest and it's a perfect fit.
November 16, 2015
Unmatched quality for the price!
The jacket is exactly what I was looking for, style, fit and quality of leather.This jacket looks much better than the picture. Shipping was fast. Had an issue with the first jacket ordered as there was a hole in one of the pockets. The return was made and replacement jacket was shipped and received within 3 days. Cudos to Revzilla! i am another satisfied customer.
February 22, 2015
Fit as expected!
I bought this for my son. He is 5'10, 200lbs. His measurements are a 42" chest, 34" waist. Jacket fit just right. He works out, so the biceps area was a little tight, but after wearing the leather the arms loosened up. He loves it!
January 5, 2015