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River Road Taos Jacket

This waterproof, breathable, 3/4 length, heavy-duty textile riding jacket knows no boundaries.

Features:

  • Snap-down, external storm flap in front keeps water and cold air out
  • 2 front intake chest vents and 2 rear exhaust vents are protected with high quality, waterproof zippers
  • Fully-sleeved, 100G insulated, removable liner has a built in pocket for most mobile devices
  • High quality, flexible, CE-approved armor is used in the shoulders and elbows and has an upgradable EVA foam back pad
  • Features a neoprene lined collar for comfort
  • Reflective tape on the front and back provides increased visibility for night riding
  • Adjustable cuffs and mid-arm length zipper vents offer added ventilation
  • Adjustable waist belts provide a more tailored fit
  • 7 chest storage pockets and 2 lower front pockets with snap closure offer plenty of storage space
  • A generous, zippered cargo pocket with flap closure in back offers additional storage space
  • Jacket-to-pant zipper attachment system connects to the Taos Pants
  • Includes 1-year manufacturer's warranty
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River Road Taos Jacket 4.7 5 7 7
Great "modern classic" jacket at a good price I bought this jacket as a cold weather solution for use on my Goldwing, so I use it in conjunction with a heated jacket liner. My review will be with those conditions in mind. I was glad that Revzilla included a product review video and a revised sizing chart for the Taos, otherwise I would have ordered a jacket that was far too big. I have a 43" chest, and the medium jacket fit me nearly perfectly. The Taos runs larger than you'd expect it to, so be sure to look at the Revzilla sizing chart before you buy, and don't rely solely on what sizes of gear you've bought in the past. I've had a number of rides with the jacket now, in temperatures ranging from the high 30's to the low-mid 70's. I've found that I can wear this jacket with nothing but a polo shirt or T-shirt and be comfortable down to about 50-55 degrees. With my heated jacket liner in place, I can wear a single shirt, run the liner on 50% power, and be comfortable down to the low 40's. With the liner at 75% power (and a single shirt, mind you), I'm comfortable into the low 30's. I imagine that on 100% power and with a sweatshirt included, I'd be comfortable into the teens or lower. I've not yet removed the jacket's insulated liner to see how comfortable it is without, but I imagine that I could wear the jacket into the 80's with no insulating liner and the vents all opened. Keeping in mind that I'm riding a Goldwing, I don't think I'll be able to evaluate the airflow characteristics of the Taos very well, as I have quite a large fairing blocking air that would otherwise be flowing through the jacket. I like the "modern classic" look of the Taos. It has a very contemporary design that's mercifully unadorned with boy-racer company logos. In fact, I've received a number of compliments from coworkers about the flattering cut of the jacket, and many of those co-workers don't even ride motorcycles. I think many years from now, the style of this jacket will still look good. If there were one thing that I wish could be changed, it would be to add a way to cinch in around the chest just a little bit. The adjustment straps around the waist did a good job, but when I sit down on the bike the jacket rides up just a hair and the chest area balloons out a small amount. If there were some sort of adjustment strap that could cinch in the chest by about an inch, I think the jacket would fit perfectly when seated. At least on a Goldwing. Stylish, comfortable, warm, and doesn't break the bank. For what I need, the Taos does a great job. October 27, 2014
Good value for the price. The jacket works very well for an entry level jacket. I think it is an excellent value for the money. The fit is slightly large; I usually wear an XL and I ordered this in L and it fits perfectly. The velcro side straps could be made better, but overall the jacket is very functional. July 21, 2014
Great fit and design, excellent value for the money. Beautiful color, not often available by high priced brands bar BMW apparel. Excellent design, great venting and pocket locations; excellent fit and comfort...an absolute great buy! June 2, 2014
thumbs up Great jacket so far rode it in 32 degree weather kept me warm March 10, 2014
Almost perfect I have only used this jacket in the winter since I bought it in late fall. I like it a lot with two small exceptions noted below. The jacket has a lot of features that I was looking for: pockets, length, warm liner, etc etc. I commute to work and it has kept me plenty warm with my work clothes underneath. I even used on a 10 degree morning, although I was layered up quite a bit (still did not get cold though). The zipper vents appear to be in good positions but I haven't had a need for them yet. My two small complaints are the velcro on the exterior pockets and on the interior pockets. For the exterior pockets, the velcro is already tearing away from the jacket after several months of daily usage. Better stitching is needed. For the internal pockets (on the liner), be careful not to wear something too fuzzy like a sweater. The velcro may catch on the clothing and damage the fabric. Overall though, I really like this jacket! February 25, 2014
Great jacket This jacket is wonderful. First day I wore it it was 96 degrees out and until I had gotten off my bike it hardly felt like I wasn't even wearing a jacket at all, the air flow was great. Its comfortable to ride in and the liner seems very warm but haven't had a chance to test it. I'd say all in all for around 150 its an amazing buy, I wouldn't recommend any other jacket. The only con for me is the size, I wear a medium in most Joe rocket which is about a 40 - 42 according to the video that put me in a size small which fits great in the shoulders and arms but in the torso when not adjusted I swim in the thing particularly around the gut area. This is a common issue for me though being as I am 6'3" and 155 June 16, 2013
great product I have only worn this a few times, but I am very satisfied with the jacket. The fit for me is perfect. I have worn it over a bulky sweatshirt, and just a tee shirt. The air vents work great. I opened them while wearing the sweatshirt, with the liner in the jacket, and I was comfortable. They were closed with the tee shirt and I did not get cold. I was riding while it was 50, and the wind was blowing. My legs got cold through my jeans, but my upper body was fine. This jacket does exactly what it claims. May 6, 2013
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Shawn K: Understated, classic style (I hate feeling like a walking advertisement). I like that it has very usable features (interior pockets, multiple outside pockets, good ventilation) without being dominated by zippers, flaps, buttons, and all sorts of other clutter. Basically, I wanted a jacket that was timelessly styled, solidly functional, and competitively priced. I've been impressed by other River Road products that I've purchased, so this seemed like an easy choice. We'll see how it goes. Oct 5, 2014
Paul E: got it to replace the med one that i just returned. the sizing is not as large as he says on the product review video! Aug 19, 2014
Paul E: i like the look and all the qualities. unfortunately it got to me today, and it was too small. I will be sending it back to exchange it for a lg. i disagree with your review video: if the guy in the video is wearing a med jacket the jacket must be mismarked. Aug 8, 2014
kosal s: I like the style, and price is not too high. customer rating is good. Jul 6, 2014
brent b: I wanted a good jacket that didn't kill the bank. This one also doesn't scream biker to the uninformed. I like all the pockets and the armor is the biggest reason I wanted a jacket. This one seems like it will keep me warm on the way to work and not overheat me on the way home. Mar 22, 2014
E B: Maryland gets pretty cold, and my husband looks at the weather everyday to see if it will be cool enough for him to ride. His bike has just been sitting and he's itching to take it out. Hopefully with this new 4-season riding jacket he can go out and ride like he does in the warmer months! Dec 17, 2013
A shopper asked: I've become very interested in this jacket, and am ready to spend some money. I'm a little concerned about which size to get, though, because I'm in between sizes on the chart. I'm 5'10", 200 lbs., with a 43 in. chest. Anthony mentions that the River Road jackets tend to run larger than the stated size indicates, and he recommends that if you're in between, then you're probably okay to go to the lower size. However, I also plan on using this River Road Taos jacket with a heated liner, so I'm not sure if that will bump me up into the large. I'm inclined to stick with the medium - does anyone else have any insight? Oct 4, 2014
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Shawn K: I'm the guy who originally asked the question above (not sure why it didn't display my name, but there you go). I purchased the medium size jacket as suggested by Anthony in the video, and it turned out to be a great choice. I have just enough room to put a heated liner and maybe a sweatshirt underneath the jacket without issue. With the cinch straps on the waist adjusted to my personal dimensions (read: growing gut), the jacket looks almost tailor-made for me. My wife commented that I look "even more imposing than normal", which I'm not sure if that's a compliment or not, but the moral of the story is that the medium was the right choice. Thanks for the replies! Oct 8, 2014
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steve b: I'm 6'3 180 with a 40 / 42" chest. I usually wear large but bought the medium based on the video advice and probably should have gotten the large although it works great for summer riding. It's a little tight for colder temperatures if I have the liner plus a couple layers on underneath but still keeps me warm. I'm a little disappointed with the velcro closing on the pockets as they are starting to tear after one year of riding.. Other than that I've been very happy with the jacket and would recommend if you're not interested in buying something more expensive it's great for the price point. Oct 7, 2014
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David M: I have a medium and I can wear it over a sweatshirt with the liner, without any problems. I'm about 30 lbs lighter than you, but the height and chest is about the same. If the heated liner is very thick, go with the large. Oct 6, 2014
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Tim B: I am 5'11" and I weigh 250. I have the XL and it fits fine for me. I am larger in the mid-section and that area doesn't have any extra room, but the chest area does have a little extra room. I hope this helps. Oct 7, 2014
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Mens Jacket and Vest Size Chart

Use this chart if your height measures 5'6" to 6'2"
SizeChest (in)Waist (in)
Sleeve (in)
SM36
36
28
32 1/2
3838
3033
MD40
40
32
33 1/2
42
42
34
34
LG44
44
36
34 1/2
46
46
38
35
XL48
48
40
35 1/2
50
50
42
36
2XL52
52
44
36 1/2
54
54
46
36 1/2
3XL56
56
48
37
58
58
40
37

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

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Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Black / SM 839574 12/J/3465 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Black / MD 839575 12/J/3465 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / LG 840717 12/J/3465 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Black / XL 839576 12/J/3465 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Black / 2XL 839577 12/J/3465 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Black / 3XL 839578 12/J/3465 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Grey / SM 932418 12/J/3465-GRY Out of Stock
Grey / MD 932256 12/J/3465-GRY In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Grey / LG 932257 12/J/3465-GRY In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Grey / XL 932258 12/J/3465-GRY In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Grey / 2XL 932419 12/J/3465-GRY In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Grey / 3XL 932420 12/J/3465-GRY In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Brown / SM 932421 12/J/3465-BRN In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Brown / MD 932422 12/J/3465-BRN In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Brown / LG 932423 12/J/3465-BRN In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Brown / XL 932424 12/J/3465-BRN In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Brown / 2XL 932425 12/J/3465-BRN In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Brown / 3XL 932426 12/J/3465-BRN In Stock: Ships within 24 hours