River Road Scout Jacket
Great jacket for the price point and is heavy duty biker wear.
I really like this jacket. It is really heavy leather which offers great durability. I use this jacket a lot at it looks better as you wear it. I would venture to say it is the best jacket for the current price.
April 5, 2016
Wow... Great jacket
I really like this jacket! Very heavy leather, large front pockets, good venting with zipper closures, and a warm removable liner. The "armor" in the back feels acceptable.
March 29, 2016
High quality and very nice.
I am very happy with this jacket.
It is very strong, high quality and very nice. It has many pockets to store things. Its design loved.
I bought size 42 and I'm 5'7 ", 154 lbs., 39" chest. I bought a bigger to feel more comfortable on long trips and not look like a sausage. Length sleeves I was perfect (34" arm).
Revzilla is a great store to buy. Thank you very much!.
March 10, 2016
what a value, and smells good too
I wanted a leather jacket to wear on my street twin.(all my gear was textile) I stumbled across RiverRoad Scout on sale. checked out video which stated large for size. ordered one in one size smaller than my normal. one week later I had it on. very nice heavy leather, amazing for two bills. fit slightly tight. took a ride. at first it felt odd. by the end of first mile it felt perfect. now have over 500 miles on jacket and it feels even better. tested vents on 78 degree day, forearm and back vents work very good, but chest vents somewhat lacking. after a decade of textile forgot how sweet leather is.
March 8, 2016
Breathable, Comfortable, Convenient, and Crash-Test Approved
Okay, so confession: I bought this used because I was lucky enough to find it on the local market in "like-new" shape for cheap. After using it for the better part of last season, though, I can absolutely say that I'd be willing to buy this new.
Style and Fit:
I'm a slim guy, and I ordered the Scout in small. It's a slim fit, so bigger guys may want to size up. I also like that it doesn't have any obvious logos, so if I switch bikes I'm not stuck with wrongly-branded gear.
It's nothing short of fantastic. Large zippers on the front and back allow ample airflow. On a hot day, it might suck a bit if you're at a standstill, but from the moment you're moving the airflow keeps you cool despite it being a heavy leather jacket. When it gets cool in spring and autumn, I put in the thermal liner, close the air vents, and wear a sweater underneath and I'm warm as heck. Arms aren't restrictive, and it doesn't sit weirdly in a cruiser riding position.
Okay, so the outside hand pockets are pretty tiny. They're tiny because of the MASSIVE zip-and-velcro outside chest pockets which more than make up for it. You can fit a ton in them, and it comes with a key clip as well. The cell phone pocket and small inside breast pocket are handy. The neck warmer is kind of useless. It doesn't get in the way of things when it's not deployed, so I just leave it tucked into its hiding spot and pretend it's not there: no points awarded or subtracted for the neck warmer.
A few parts of the stitching have come loose at the ends, but it seems to just be a minor cosmetic thing. I snipped the ends and took a quick pass of my lighter to them, and they're not showing any signs of unraveling. The inside cell phone pocket's velcro closure seems to be coming a little loose after extensive use, but I figure that's pretty easy to replace. This held in a 90km (about 55 in Freedom Units) fall-and-slide with only minor cosmetic damage.
I did this so you don't have to. Had an unscheduled dismount going 90km/h / 55mph and slid to a stop on my front. I had taken the elbow padding out, so I had a minor bruise on the elbow. The jacket itself didn't even come close to wearing through, and came out with only cosmetic scuffing around one pocket and the edge of the elbow patching. I might take some black leather cream to re-black the grey scuffing, but then again I might chalk it up to "character" and keep it. It still looks good.
This is a fantastic jacket, and if I didn't already have one, I would absolutely buy it. It's comfortable, looks good, convenient, and in a crash it did exactly what it's built to do and didn't take anything more than cosmetic damage. The flaws are incredibly minor, so I'm still giving this 5/5 stars. I'm overwhelmingly happy that I have the River Road Scout.
March 3, 2016
Great features and quality, sizing issues
Bought this jacket for my dad for Christmas and used the example of Buzz Saw's measurements in the video and got a size 42 (my dad is of a similar size and shape). Don't know if we got a lemon or if the sizing in the video was way off, but the jacket was waaaay too small - tiny. It looked like a kid's jacket on my dad.
Otherwise, the jacket is very nice quality, tough leather with lots of cool features. I can't find another quality leather jacket with ventilation and armor at this price-point.
If we could have gotten the right size I'm pretty sure we could have given it a full 5.0star rating but with the sizing problems we aren't able to even wear it. RevZilla, as always, was super helpful and took the return back and gave a full refund.
Now we just have to find another jacket with similar features at this price point...
February 15, 2016
Over all a very good safety jacket...go on and get it
February 2, 2016
A very nice jacket
I bought this jacket for my girlfriend after owning one for myself. Personally, I love this jacket and have been wearing it ever since. At first, I thought the jacket was too small but Revzilla recommended getting the exact fit. After wearing the jacket for several weeks the jacket was breaking in.
Overall, love the jacket. Heavy and solid. I would recommend definitely and if I had to buy it again I would.
Also, I found a jacket similar on another website and guess what, Revzilla honored the price. Gota say, you guys rock.
March 3, 2016