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River Road Laughlin Jacket

This soft yet durable, polyester/nylon blend jacket is treated to provide water resistance and comes with CE approved armor in the shoulders and elbows. The River Road Laughlin performs and looks good off and on the bike.

Features:

  • 2 front chest intake combination vents/pockets and 2 vertical rear exhaust vents keep you cool
  • Protection comes from removable, CE-approved armor in shoulders and elbows
  • Removable or upgradable EVA foam armor in back offers added protection
  • The removable, insulated, fully-sleeved warm liner has a built-in pocket for most mobile devices
  • Reflective piping on front and back gives increased visibility
  • Snap-down adjustable waist side tabs provide a more precise fit
  • Several exterior and interior pockets offer plenty of storage space
  • Snap-down feature keeps collar from flapping in the wind
  • Includes 1-year manufacturer's warranty
Bang For The Buck
4.5 / 5
Protection & Durability
3.9 / 5
Features
3.9 / 5
Comfort
4.3 / 5
Style
4.7 / 5
Air Flow
3.8 / 5
Fit
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Large

River Road Men's Jacket Sizing

Size Chest (in) Waist (in) Arm (in)
SM 36 36 28 32.5
38 38 30 33
MD 40 40 32 33.5
42 42 34 34
LG 44 44 36 34.5
46 46 38 35
XL 48 48 40 35 1/2
50 50 42 36
2XL 52 52 44 36.5
54 54 46 36.5
3XL 56 56 48 37
58 58 50 37

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

How To Measure

C Chest Measure around the fullest part of your chest, under the armpits, keeping the measuring tape parallel to the ground.
W Waist Measure around your natural waistline, around the top of the hip bones, inline with the navel while keeping the measuring tape parallel to the ground.
A Arm Bent (Neck to Wrist) Standing up straight with your elbow bent at a 45° angle, measure from the base of your neck at the center of your spine, along the top of your shoulder and down to your wrist bone, along the outside of the arm.
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Black / SM 710241 09/J/2727-BLK Out of Stock
Black / MD 710242 09/J/2727-BLK Out of Stock
Black / LG 710243 09/J/2727-BLK Out of Stock
Black / XL 710244 09/J/2727-BLK Out of Stock
Black / 2XL 710245 09/J/2727-BLK Out of Stock
Black / 3XL 710246 09/J/2727-BLK Out of Stock
Dark Brown / SM 710247 09/J/2727-DKBRN Out of Stock
Dark Brown / MD 710248 09/J/2727-DKBRN Out of Stock
Dark Brown / LG 710249 09/J/2727-DKBRN Out of Stock
Dark Brown / XL 710250 09/J/2727-DKBRN Out of Stock
Dark Brown / 2XL 710251 09/J/2727-DKBRN Out of Stock
Dark Brown / 3XL 710252 09/J/2727-DKBRN Out of Stock

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4.4 / 5.0
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Bang For The Buck
4.5 / 5
Protection & Durability
3.9 / 5
Features
3.9 / 5
Comfort
4.3 / 5
Style
4.7 / 5
Air Flow
3.8 / 5
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Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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3 / 5
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4 / 5
Comfortable jacket, laid back style
I've used the jacket in just about all weather from 50 to 90 degrees and it works quite well, it isn't the most water proof jacket you will find but for light rain it's fine. The inner liner makes a huge difference in warmth. It might feel kinda tight at first but the inner liner is pretty thick and gets broken in after wearing it for a bit. I'm 5'11 and 180 lbs and the medium fits me perfectly.<br>The style of the jacket is cool because you can wear it around without shouting to everyone that you ride a motorcycle. My only complaint is the same as others, in that the zippers kinda do suck just because its hard to zip with one hand, but its what you get for the price and I wouldn't tell you not to get the jacket just because of that.
June 19, 2015
Ride:
2012 Yamaha FZ8
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
3 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
3 / 5
Great Value
This is my first dedicated jacket after 35 years of denim jackets for riding. My OCD nature had me looking at jackets and reading reviews for about 2 months. I am very happy with this purchase. I wanted a jacket that did not shout "motorcycle". This one fits the bill. The liner certainly ups the comfort quotient in cooler temps - down to about 45 or 50 degrees for me. I originally ordered at small, per the sizing chart. It did not fit well. The Medium is perfect with room for an extra layer if needed and room to move around and breathe, liner in or out. The ventilation is modest at best, but that is remedied by allowing more flow through the main zipper in front and opening up the sleeve zippers with the snaps closed up. The jacket initially has an odd, petroleum fragrance about it: this went away after the first ride, and subsequently smelled like suede, which is what the brown one looks and feels like. The elbow and shoulder pads are perfect placed for me and not obtrusive. The back pad is nominal, but better than nothing. About the only aspect of this jacket that is not perfect for its intended purpose, are the zippers. The zippers are not very robust and the main front zipper - the one you will use the most - is rather fiddley in its engagement. The ends don't slide together easily, especially if gloves are on. The liner has a same low-rent zipper. I suspect that it will fail if used frequently. The buttons for the liner sleeves and back are not robust and will likely need re-sewing with use. When and if the zippers fail, I will have a tailor put in some high quality zippers. The price allows you to this easily as the other jackets I looked at were much more expensive, although they did have higher quality zippers. The rest of the jacket has a nice quality about it; the seams feel strong and the metal snaps are stamped with the River Road logo. The company River Road seems to take pride in the product as it came with a simple plastic bag and a branded hanger. I am very stoked about this jacket and would buy another one should this one get stolen. By way of background, I ride mostly on weekends, occasionally to and from work, and for 1-3 hour rides for fun on a 1973 Honda Scrambler without any windscreen.
January 1, 2015
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
3 / 5
Great Jacket
This jacket is a no brainer. Looks great, fits great, seems to be built well and is a steal at the asking price.
March 14, 2015
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
3 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Air Flow
3 / 5
If you're looking for an inexpensive jacket that looks good, then this is it.
This jacket fits well. I'm 6'4" and 240 lbs. I ordered a 2 XL and it fits really well. I have enough (barely) to fit a hoodie underneath for some extra warmth. However, the jacket is pretty warm on its own, as it has a built in removable liner. The sleeves are about a 1/4 inch to short but I have really long arms, so I expected this. It's made in Pakistan, which I think is a draw back, but for the price I knew it wasn't going to be made in the USA. I looked at the "Off the Chain 2.0" jacket by Speed and Strength but went with this one. I'm glad I did.
February 10, 2015
Ride:
2012 Kawasaki Ninja 650R
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Air Flow
2 / 5
Very good jacket. Great value.
I like this jacket a lot. It's very casual and comfortable. I really like that the collar zips all the way up. That's a great feature.<br>It fits a normal guy build, unlike some of the fancier brands that seem to be cut solely for hipsters with slim shoulders that are suited only for raising craft beers to their gloriously styled beards. A motorcycle jacket with no armor? Really? But, I digress.<br>While I am completely satisfied with my purchase, There are a few possibilities for improvement. The zippers, as mentioned in other reviews, are small and might, MIGHT, break. They have run fine for me so far. The polyester/nylon blend has a pretty strong chemical smell out of the box, but a couple good rides takes care of that.<br>Honestly, I would pay $100 more for a jacket exactly like this, but with better materials like waxed cotton, heavier zippers, and maybe one of those little felt flaps at the top of the zipper so the cold doesn't fuse the metal to your neck.<br>A quick note to my fellow Texans. This is a cold weather jacket for us. I opened all the vents and was woozy with the heat by the end of my block. I wouldn't change the venting if it meant having to change the style though. I'll just really enjoy it for that month or two that we have that weird stuff coming down from the north.
October 19, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
Protection & Durability
3 / 5
Features
3 / 5
Comfort
3 / 5
Style
3 / 5
Air Flow
3 / 5
The jacket fits and is comfortable but smells like rubber.
Its a good jacket. I bought it for a motorcycle trip in India. The only problem was the intense rubber/chemical smell that I couldn't get out of the jacket. It seems to be coming from the foam and rubber armor. Its really pungent and almost made me return the jacket if I didn't need it for my trip.
February 10, 2015
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Fit
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Air Flow
5 / 5
River Road Laughlin Jacket
Wow this jacket is amazing, I never had such CONFORT and felt safe, this River Road Laughlin Jacket is Perfect. Air flow into the jacket while riding is just incredible design for more confort.
Just give it a try, you will understand what I mean better.
Many thanks REVZILLA you are bikers life saver.
January 7, 2016
Purchased
12 months ago
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
Great 3 season jacket!
I've been wearing the River Road Laughlin jackets for a few years and they're awesome! It's really comfortable even with the armor and liner in. The armor isn't noticeable at all and it's nice knowing it's there. With the collar snaps, multiple vents & removable liner it really is a great jacket for the spring, summer & fall seasons. I live in the Colorado Rockies at 8000ft above sea level, so I can't comment on winter wear.
October 27, 2015
Ride:
2008 Harley Davidson Rocker FXCW
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True
Large
Air Flow
5 / 5
Excellent summer jacket, great value
The best thing about this jacket is that it doesn´t look like a motorcycle jacket, it´s great for summer or warm temperatures, not too hot and still you feel enough protected. I bought the brown one, it´s a little darker than shown in the pictures, I think chocolate is the right color. Size chart is ok, according to my chest measure I was between medium and large, and according to my waist I was a large (got the large), also, I recommend taking advise about other buyers experiences, which is what I did and resulted fine. I´m 182 cm and 94 kg, my chest measure was 109 cm and I bought a large one and fit was fine, maybe just a bit snug on the shoulders with the liner but still comfortable. Back pad although, is a little uncomfortable at first when the jacket is used without the liner and when I move my arms to the front, but after a few minutes I got used to it, probable it is a good idea to upgrade the back pad to a CE-approved armor when you buy this jacket, I think that´s what I´ll do, other buyer recommended the Knox CE back protector, I have not tried this protector yet but I think I´ll end up getting it. I have not had any problems with the zippers as others have experienced. Sleeve length is ok, for me it´s just a bit short but I have long arms and always have to buy longer sleeve shirts and jackets.<br>Overall I´m very happy with this jacket, great style, not too hot, and enough protection for normal riding. Recommend it.
May 19, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
3 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
3 / 5
Very Nice Jacket.
I have to say that I am impressed with the jacket at this point. I haven't had a chance to ride with it yet, so this review will be limited to first impressions. Very stylish. If you're looking for a light jacket that doesn't look like a motorcycle jacket, this is for you. I ordered brown, and the color is several shades darker than it looks in the pics, more of a tobacco color. The zippers are fairly robust and the flaps completely cover the main zipper when shut, so much less chance of inadvertently scratching the tank of your bike. The material is rather unusual. At first it appears thinner than expected, and I wondered if it would give adequate protection. On closer examination it is about the thickness of 600 cordura, however it is much softer. Again, it lays (and feels) more like a light canvas jacket than a motorcycle jacket. Even the weave of the fabric looks like cotton. Snaps hold down the collar, although the tab looks like it might flap a bit, and if you snap it to the collar's snap, that side might lift at speed. (Something I need to check) The liner is, again, very nice. A heavy zipper, and buttons to secure it to the sleeves; as well as two velcro pockets (and two on the shell if the liner is removed). I'm 5' 9 1/2" and 155lbs, and a medium fits perfect. it is a smidge tight with the liner in, but not noticeably so. And besides, if it's cold enough to warrant a liner, I'll wear a leather jacket.<br>Downsides? The armor, in the elbows, doesn't really sit well for me. it seems to want to slide around to the front rather lay where I'd like. And the armor in the shoulders seems a little smaller than I'm used to (possibly to maintain the great lines of the jacket?). But that is really nitpicking. Honestly, this is a VERY nice jacket for the money. Outstanding style, comfort, and (at least initially) quality.
April 15, 2015
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Why did you choose this?
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It doesn't necessarily look like a motorcycle jacket. The liner is also very warm and the outer layer does a good job blocking the wind.
Colin H on Apr 25, 2016
For quality, protection and comfort riding.
Nasr M on Dec 4, 2015
It doesn't necessarily look like a motorcycle jacket. The liner is also very warm and the outer layer does a good job blocking the wind.
Colin H on Apr 25, 2016
love the jacket - had to switch out for different size. great for cold mornings in ny - and nice with liner out in afternoon
Frank A on Apr 15, 2016
For quality, protection and comfort riding.
Nasr M on Dec 4, 2015
I liked the look of the jacket.
Paul G on Nov 22, 2015
It's awesome! screw the reviews, this thing rocks.
Chad H on Nov 20, 2015
Looking for a jacket that provides protection and 4 season capability. Live in Louisiana so it can be stretched in winter.
Tyler250 on Nov 16, 2015
Style, and apparent value. I'll comment further on the value after I've run the zipper a few times. I really like the zip up collar and the simple design.
Reflect on Sep 29, 2015
Good reviews, good price, doesn't look like a "biker jacket"
Bob T on Sep 22, 2015
I chose the Laughlin after viewing on Revzilla & it ticked all the boxes especially at this price point...no brainer.
Nikolas H on Jun 8, 2015
Sent it back and went for the Joe Rocket Atomic 4.0
Steve S on Mar 7, 2015
Wanted a nice jacket that looks good off the bike also, and this one fits the bill.
Hilliard C on Oct 26, 2014
low-key style with a collar that that zips all the way up to protect your neck
james m on Oct 21, 2014
I picked it for the price, the style, the fact that it had at least minimal armor, and last but not at all least, I picked it for the collar.
keith b on Oct 18, 2014
it looks like a jacket I could get off my bike and still wear without looking like a complete douche.
Wyatt N on Oct 6, 2014
I like the Trucker style jackets from Levis and this is the closest thing I could find to match. I don't wear leather which makes it hard to find a nice simple jacket that has protection. The fit is a little big once I took the liner out but I usually layer anyways which helps.
Michael M on Oct 1, 2014
Good price for features. Not too motorcycle - y looking. Can wear into a store without advertising I just got off a bike. Low key. Looks durable.
Michael S on Sep 12, 2014
I needed a cool weather jacket and liked the fact that this one doesn't scream MOTORCYCLE jacket. It should serve nicely as a casual jacket when I step off the bike and go into a store or other place of business. Also, it appears to be well built with thoughtful features - numerous pockets, secure collar - up or down, removable lining, impact protection, etc.
James H on Apr 3, 2014
Needed a warmer jacket for cooler weather, but didn't want to look like a power ranger.
Guest on Oct 23, 2013
Good style (looks good off and on the bike), water resistance, ce armor, and a great price.
Clint B on Oct 12, 2013
excellent review of jacket at store web site
gary h on Sep 17, 2013
It seemed the best after calling your store. The lady who helped me with my fitment questions was top notch and extremely helpful.
William L on Aug 30, 2013
love the jacket - had to switch out for different size. great for cold mornings in ny - and nice with liner out in afternoon
Frank A on Apr 15, 2016
I liked the look of the jacket.
Paul G on Nov 22, 2015
Can the back of the jacket clip in so it doesn't slide up if you crash/slide?
A shopper on Jan 13, 2016
What exactly is the material for this jacket? The description says "soft yet durable", but doesn't specify what that means. Is it a strong denier type, or is it something just a bit tougher than average nylon or mesh?
A S on Dec 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: "Outer shell: poly nylon blend"
Inner removable shell(inner liner) is heavy and dense nylon
Inside is like jersey material.
The jacket feels like a more durable denim but not as fragile. With the armor I feel very safe in this jacket. Great wind resistance and warmth with just the outer shell during resent cold(mid 50's). Its also very breathable with the vents open during the past summer heat. I live in texas and sweated in it all summer long and it doesnt stink.
So i dont know how to better describe it than durable soft feel, adequate armor and protection for normal every day speeds. Warm when you need it. Cool when you need it. I do feel after a hard fall this jacket would be done, but that feels like most. The reflector is a small line from shoulder blade to shoulder blade. I wish that was more visible. The zipper is good but catches on the cloth that over laps the zipper. Annoying if your gloved. Livable if not. Im glad i bought it. I only wear it at high speeds or if its cold now. In temps over 70 you will sweat in this thing, inner liner or not
I bought the jacket in an XL per the sizing chart. I have broad shoulders and with the liner in it is pretty tight across the top of my back, especially in a riding position. When bending my elbows, it become very tight quickly. The length and other fitment is correct. Should I return for a size up? or is this normal?
Jonathan K on Jan 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It's pretty normal- mine wears like that, you wouldn't want it to be too loose if you took a spill
Is this jacket okay in the summer? I live in a place where it gets up to 100 easily.
A C on Jun 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Greetings from Australia....Love dealing with Revzilla by the way....

Yes, good bang for the buck. It has good air flow with the full sleeve liner removed & the vents opened up. It flows air very well indeed but don't expect it to breathe like a pure mesh jacket but it does a reasonable job. On the hottest of hot days here in Sydney, even the wind can burn with no relief from the humidity. It's only real weakness (if any) is the rather smallish gauge of the zippers. The main zip at the front is the most important & I don't know how long it'll last. I would have liked it better if River Road had chosen more substantial zips at least for the main one. Having said that, I like this jacket so much that, I've purchased a 2nd Laughlin from Revzilla. The first one is an XL in black which fits me ok albeit a bit snug with the full sleeve liner installed. I'm 5'11" 230lbs, so it's roomy enough with the liner out , but I've purchased a 2nd one in Brown in a 2XL with a little more room to layer up in the dead of winter. As the review on Revzilla says, it's water resistant & it is but it won't withstand constant heavy rain. It can be waxed but I won't be using it in wet weather. I did get caught in a light shower in our Autumn here in the black one & it did a great job.....so, think of it as a good dry day Winter, Autumn & Spring jacket that can handle a light shower that you can push into the Summer to a degree. Hope this helps :))

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The material is described as "soft yet durable". What exactly does this mean? Is it a strong material, like 500, 600, or 700 denier, or is it something just a bit tougher than average nylon or mesh?
A shopper on Dec 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The material is coarse to the touch and would stand up to a slide down the road but it doesn't have the waterproof back layer like you see on denier nylon meaning it is more flexible
It seems the upgradable armor are now differently sized. Which armor do I need if I want to get the forcefield armor size medium? Thanks
Thomas B on Jan 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I found the jacket to run on the small side. I would try one size larger.
I was wondering if you can upgrade the armor that comes stock in the jacket. Can you recommend the armor that best fits?
A shopper on Mar 25, 2013
BEST ANSWER: The back protector compartment is the standard Knox shape, so you could upgrade the pad to the Knox TP2 Advance X CE Back Protector, Forcefield BackPad Insert Pro (Type B, Size Small), or the REV'IT! Seesoft Back Protector Insert (Type KN, Size 65). This jacket already includes CE-rated elbow so River Road does not offer any direct-fit upgrade kits. Should you decide that you want to upgrade the elbow and shoulders, we recommend looking into Forcefield replacement protectors or D30 products from Klim.