River Road Laughlin Jacket
EXCELLENT 3 SEASONS JACKET!
This jacket is awesome. The fabric looks old school and a bit weathered; exactly like I was hoping. Size is excellent, waist and cuffs can be adjusted if needed.
Quality is better than I expected for the price point. Feels like a solid, long lasting build. Inner lining is vented for air flow. Collar can be snapped down or worn up in colder temps.
The sleeved liner makes the jacket realistic for colder weather and without it I can wear it in any weather. Vents are very functional the way they are placed and designed. Can't speak for rain repel...haven't worn it in rain.
Tons of pockets, armor and reflective piping. For the price this jacket is really tough to beat. Get one.
July 1, 2015
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.
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
Great Retro Styled Fully Functional Textile Jacket...Love It !!
Greetings from Sydney, Australia...I'm 5'11" 105kg (230 lbs I think that is) with a 48" chest & the River Road Laughlin Jacket is excellent value at this price. Going off the sizing chart I went for the XL & it fits true to size....maybe a little snug with the armour & full sleeve vest installed but nothing a lost kilo won't sort out. The next size up would have been too large.
I chose this jacket to cover a variety of different roles as I have a variety of different bikes (ya have have just one) & settled on this one after a lot of browsing at Revzilla. I do enjoy the process....but for single bike owners this Jacket has plenty to offer & won't break the bank. I think for most folks, a decent carefully chosen heavier leather jacket & this Laughlin & your good to go....well at least to start with anyways.
Good comfort & wind protection & the fold up collar is a bonus in cooler weather. We're moving from Autums into Winter here now & it works a treat. This jacket looks better in the flesh than the pictures show. It's also a nice cut. Other reviewers tend to say the main zip is a bit fiddly to use, being a bit small & may fail & I agree, it should be a heavier gauge with a larger pull & I would have liked to see a couple of belt loops at the back but seriously, at this price point, I'm nit picking. I wore it on one of my bikes the day after it arrived & did around 200kms & it works extremely well.
I ordered the black which looks fantastic but would have ordered a second Laughlin in the brown but they ran out of stock. The style is cool retro & you can even wear it to go out on the town & not feel like an idiot. Just remove the armour & the vest if its not cold out & you have a fashion item, so it has a multi function. It also suits a variety of biking styles too.
The feel of the thing is really nice....a bit of an old school tent canvas/oiled material sort of feel to it. Its loaded with good features for multiple versatility & looks good on me too....so thats gotta be a bonus :))....well done River Road & thanks Revzilla for your usual prompt service.
May 25, 2015
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.
Overall I´m very happy with this jacket, great style, not too hot, and enough protection for normal riding. Recommend it.
May 19, 2015
very well made
I'm 5'8 175. I wear a large t-shirt, used the size chart and went with a medium. Fits perfect. Quality is excellent, Very comfortable, light weight. Looks more like a casual jacket than a motorcycle jacket.
May 7, 2015
Nice jacket, Size Chart is off
I studied the size chart up and down to try to get it right, i know my sleeve length to a T, and this jacket being a XXL is tiny. Im 6'4" and the sleeves are sitting well below my wrists making it kinda awkward for riding in the cold ride now, but I dont care enough to do anything about it. The waist is also short but makes it very comfortable while riding. I think a Tall size for this jacket would be beneficial because the sleeves just dont make for practical riding.
May 4, 2015
Great jacket that can be worn casually
If you're looking for a textile jacket you can wear just about anywhere, this is it. I've had fellow riders seeing me in the jacket tell me that I should get a jacket with armor, but surprise, it does. I upgraded the Knox CE back protector, so it would have been perfect if it came with a CE back piece in the first place. That's probably the only thing lacking with this jacket.
The fit is more relaxed, so there is room to comfortably fit a baseball cap or small package against your body if you're of average build. I love the collar on it, which can be flipped up and buttoned should the weather turn cold on you or if you want to cover your neck. I wouldn't want to wear this on a hot day, so a mesh jacket is next on my list... and based on this jacket, it will definitely be another River Road.
May 2, 2015
Great Jacket, Cheap Zipper
I am happy so far with this jacket except for the zipper. It is impossible to work with gloves on and very difficult to get started with bare hands. I hopefully wont get to test the armor but it isn't bulky or awkward while riding. I am 6'2" 225lbs and the xl is a comfortably snug fit.
April 29, 2015