River Road Mesa Leather Jacket
never rode with this, but here's my 2 cents
I read a lot of reviews on this jacket and for me this seemed like a good deal. All in all, i like the jacket. I measured my chest at a 40.5", so i ordered a 42. maybe if i was riding with a jacket and tshirt on and that was it, that would be fine. I'm 5'10", 200lbs, average build. I realize that the jacket is not supposed to be loose, but if you wanted anything other than a tshirt underneath it, you are out of luck. I am going to a local bike show this weekend, so i am returning this and going to try and see what i can find there, if no luck, i will be ordering a 46 when i get back in this same jacket so i can wear a sweatshirt and possibly a vest underneath, plus a gat piece if going through a rough part of town.
February 13, 2014
I did alot of research on jackets, and glad I did. The river road mesa is a BA jacket. Leather is supple, yet very thick. Armor is well placed. Stitch work is top shelf. I'm 5'11" and 165, with a 39" chest. The 40 was too snug, so returned it for the 42, and fits perfectly. Works great as a biker jacket, and looks nice enough to be worn socially. Liner is warm. Thanks Revzilla for a great experience!
December 16, 2013
Great jacket for the price
The leather is heavy and really good quality for the price. Ive been using mine in 50-60s deg weather in upstate ny, and it has been quite enjoyable. It is sized a bit big, so if you are between sizes, definitely go down a size.
October 21, 2013
Good Fit, Good Price
I am 5'8, about 165 lbs. I ordered the 40, and it's a perfect fit. Just large enough that when the weather gets colder I'll be able to fit a layer or two underneath.
The jacket is sturdy, and heavy. I have been wearing it without the liner, and never felt a chill, but I have been cold from the waist down. The ventilation works well.
The armor is soft foam, and feels thin. I will definitely be upgrading that as soon as I can. There is a slot to easily change out the back armor.
However, It's been less than a month, and the tab that closes around the wrist is beginning to fray. It's only the stitching, so it will be an easy fix. But having only worn the jacket for around 150 miles, it is still somewhat annoying.
October 17, 2013
Very nice jacket
I am 5'9" 155 lbs. I wear a size 38 suit jacket perfectly. Ordered a 40 and am more than pleased. Fits great, and the removable liner does a great job. Had a regular t shirt on with this jacket and liner in, kept me fine in the low 40 degrees. Great product... only complaint is that it does feel a little puffy on, but not too bad!
April 15, 2013
I purchased this leather 11/13/2012 and have used it 3 times since in temps down to 32deg and had no issues with being cold. This leather is "heavy duty" and is "stiff" because it is new but after it breaks in it should be excellent. Don't let the $269.95 price fool you, this leather is top notch.
December 3, 2012
Great jacket, very comfortable and warm, very happy with purchase, size is true to measurements, buy 1 size bigger and can easily be worn with hoodie underneath
May 7, 2012