River Road Scout Jacket
Fits to size
I'm 6' 200lbs 44in chest, about the same size as the guy in the video review, got a size 44 and it fits great. I think a 42 would've been too tight. Love this jacket, got it as a christmas gift and couldn't be happier. I've worn it in temps down around 38F with the liner in and was comfortable at 60mph for my 45min commute. Without the liner and with all the vents open I think it'd be comfortable into the 80s, much above that it'd be pretty warm. The little foam backpad it comes with is kinda worthless but I usually wear a backpack anyway so no big deal. The rest of the armor seems like it would be very protective it you ever needed it to be. Only complaint is that the collar has to be snapped while riding or it flaps around, wish they would add an extra snap to keep the collar open when riding in hot weather. Overall you'd be hard pressed to find a better jacket at this price.
April 12, 2014
Great so far!
Got this jacket in November, and so far I love it! As others have said, the leather is pretty stiff out of the box, but it softens up (especially once the weather warms up). I like the sort of "swiss army" approach they took on this one. The vast array of pockets inside of pockets inside of pockets means I can use this without a backpack for the commute most of the time.
It seems to handle the lowest temperature I'm willing to ride in ~40F. At that point other body parts start to get too cold, so I haven't gone below that.
Points off would be 1) not a huge fan of the reflective strips on the front. I very rarely night ride, and would rather be able to take a vest or my backpack with reflective parts instead of it being forced on the jacket. 2) The front air vents only work if you line up the velcro on the "big pockets correctly. If you are prone to opening and closing those often to grab stuff out of the 10 pockets inside, you have to make sure the velcro is lined up or it cuts off your vents.
Anyway, great jacket for a very middle of the road price. Time will tell how hot it can handle but thus far its been tolerable (if you aren't a nancy) in 85F.
April 10, 2014
The jacket might have a few too many features for my taste but that would be splitting hairs. All in all I'm very satisfied. It was difficult to find leather this good on a jacket that has the insert-able CE protection. I'd have liked a little bit more out of the styling but I made that sacrifice for protection and durability.
Was really pleased with Revzilla's quick shipping and the informative review video's.
It is a tad large but I like my jackets a little loose so I can wear a hoodie under it when its chilly, and this was perfect. If you prefer a tight jacket go a size smaller than usual, the expanding pleats in the side will take care of you.
April 7, 2014
Great Coat, exactly what I wanted
I tried several other leather coats and found this to deliver more bang for the buck than many others costing $100+ more. some reviews state it runs large, I disagree but I don't like to look like a sausage in my clothing either. A size 44 was a perfect size 44. I would guess the leather to be approx. 1.2-1.4mm thick based on other coats I tried and their specs. It is very high quality materials, fit and finish.
March 21, 2014
One of the best leather jackets that I bought. Little stiff at first but it breaks in so fast. Comfortable and very good protection in back with should and forearms. Highly recommend this jacket one of the smartest choices I've made!
March 10, 2014
Solid Jacket with Excellent Style & confort
I have four other motorcycle jackets & this jacket by far is the best jacket I have in terms of comfort , style & protection , I specially like the neck wind protection as most of my other jackets don't provide proper wind protection on the neck specially on those cold days.
I'm 5'8", 170 lbs, 41" chest with athletic body & I ordered size 42" which was a good fit so for me it was a true size.
January 20, 2014
solid, quality jacket for a good price
Like the other reviews said the jacket runs a little on the large side. I have a 47 inch chest and the 46 fits perfect. This is a quality jacket with good styling and huge pockets. It's warm but not too hot without the liner, and with the liner it is a perfectly reasonable winter jacket. I've ridden below freezing with just the jacket and it kept me warm.
This probably is not something you are going to want to wear in the summer. In warmer weather I commute with a mesh jacket and drive around town in a t-shirt (I know, I know). I don't think I could pull this off on a hotter day. The ventilitation is good and works fine on the warmer fall days, but it's no summer jacket.
It's a good looking jacket that will serve you well in fall, winter, and spring. You could also wear it as a fall/winter jacket as it's a quality piece.
December 16, 2013
First Leather Coat
I purchased coat on line after trying it on for size at a motor cycle shop. Wanted enough room to that I could wear a layer or two underneath. I went with 48 inch. I am a 42 inch chest and 6 ft with 210lbs. Fits great. Has enough stretch in the side panels to move around. Fleece neck wrap is a great touch. Found it really warm in the late summer even with the vents open and zipper half undone, but in the fall it was great. Was warm and blocked wind. The front pockets are very useful and keep all the items you need within reach. A few friends commented very favorably on features of coat. Recommended if looking in this price range.
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