River Road Race Vented Jacket
I am really suprised at how nice this jacket is! The leather is quite thick and heavy. It comes with an insulated, zip-out liner that keeps me plenty warm while riding at highway speeds in low 50's temps. On warmer days, I remove the liner and use the zipper vents. It provides excellent ventilation through the arm pits. I did have a minor issue. One of the hook-and-loop patches for the inside pocket was not completely sown.
For the money, I don't see how you could beat it. I really like it.
November 24, 2014
Really comfortable jacket both on and down the bike
I wanted a pair of jackets that I can use with my wife when we ride together, and this is just what I was looking for.
The fit is good and is very comfortable when you are riding (I purchased the 3XL and M for my wife), the air flows really well when you open the vents, but the best part for me is that when you are down of the bike it looks really nice too.
It’s a really good option in it’s price range.
October 20, 2014
Affordable leather, but fits small.
They tell you in the video that it fits small, and you should probably be prepared to order one size up.
I am 5'9" 185 and about a 39 inch chest, and I typically wear a 40R or smaller jacket. Even so, I ordered the 40 in this jacket along with the 40 in the Twin Iron, which fits larger than expected.
This looks and feels like a great leather jacket. I suspect the vents will provide great air flow, but I only tried it on in my apartment; well in my garage too, sitting on the bike.
The 40 fit me like a glove when standing, but the sleeves were too short when I sat on the bike. Also, when sitting, the torso was very constricted and uncomfortable.
Perhaps the 42 would fit better. The 40 in the Twin Iron and the Baron Retro were so oversized that I don't have much hope for sizing up this jacket. For now, I will keep searching.
July 31, 2014
Good Warm Weather Jacket!
I was looking for a jacket to wear during the warmer weather and this fit the bill! The size does run small so order one size larger. When you open the vents the air flows nicely. I would have preferred one in brown but alas beggars cannot be choosers. Overall a good value for the price!
July 14, 2014
A classic and solid jacket at a great price.
I bought this jacket about a year ago as my first riding jacket. It suits my half-commuter half-weekend warrior riding style very well. I'm a huge fan of the removable liner. With it I was able to use the jacket down to about 35-40 degrees in adequate warmth. When summer rolls around take a whopping 20 seconds, and the liner is out. Ventilation and air-flow is pretty good at all speeds except a standstill. At that point it gets a little toasty, which is kind of expected when wearing a fully sleeved cow-hide jacket of any kind. I'm about 6ft and skinny, and the size 38 is a perfect fit. I also love the classic style of the jacket, along with the fact that I didn't have to sell my bike to afford it. After one riding season there is no visible wear on the jacket. Overall it is made very well, and I expect it to last many more miles.
May 1, 2014
Very nice jacket on and off the bike.
The leather is not quite as tough as my River Road Vise jacket but then again I didn't pay as much for this jacket either. As always Revzilla gave me a quick price-match, found it cheaper at another retailer but I like Revzilla so I got it here. I measured my chest at 44 but got a 46 as recommended in Anthony's video review. The 46 fit perfect, 44 would have been too small. The blacked out zippers are a nice touch.
This is a really nice jacket for any occasion, I wear it all the time riding or not. I probably wear it more off the bike then on. I use the River Road Vise more when riding due to the fact that it has armor which I upgraded.
March 20, 2014
You can spend a lot more on a jacket of similar quality. Very comfortable and looks great. I originally ordered in my usual size, but it was slightly small so I returned for the next size up and it is perfect.
Not a winter riding jacket, but it will get you well into the fall!
October 15, 2013
Comfortable and well made
Comfortable jacket and vents well on the road. I wear it nearly every day and it is cool enough even in HI.
June 26, 2013