Roland Sands Barfly Jacket
2 years now..
I bought the Tobacco Barfly 2years ago when it was released. I love the look although it is a tight fit. If your a skinny fella or enjoy a tighter fit you won't be disappointed. I ride as much as I can, in Canada, where the temperature is colder than average so I often will wear a couple layers under which doesn't constrict me any more than with no layers, so there is movement in the right places. I've been down the road sliding, twice. First at about 20mph and again on grass at about 45mph. The Barfly had held up, easily, and the stitches, zippers and leather looks fine and worked in. I keep it moisturized with England's Renapur although I'm sure there's other products that would work.
Highly recommended. Didn't bother with the Shoulder pads as they don't fit properly and made the jacket ride up and removed both the Back and Elbows for more room.
April 25, 2015
Exactly what I was looking for
When I saw the barfly jacket, I knew immediately it was the jacket I was looking for -- vintage style, very cool, simple, functional and versatile as well -- I wanted something I could wear off the bike as well as on.
I was nervous about ordering a jacket without trying it on first, but with Revzilla's return policy, I figured if it didn't fit right, I would just send it back.
I watched the review videos, the sizing videos, and read all the reviews I could find on this jacket, and after taking my own measurements, I went with a medium.
I am 5'10", 170 lbs, and I have a 40" chest.
I am happy to report that the medium fit me like a glove. Its like it was tailored just for me. As soon as I slipped it on, I high-fived myself for pulling the trigger on this purchase.
I absolutely love this jacket, and I can't wait for the snow to melt so I can get it out on the road.
January 8, 2015
Timeless jacket that ouses style
The jacket fits better than most of the other jackets I tried on. I looked at the ronin and the clash but off the bike the cut was too aggressive for me, this could be worn to a party and would still look great.
Could recommend a classier jacket that's on the market right now.
November 17, 2014
Great leather jacket!
Im 5'10, 190 with a 40 inch chest. I bought the large and I probably could have gone with a medium, but am sticking with the large so I can layer sweatshirts under the jacket for year round riding. So far this jacket has been great! Love the style and high quality leather! Only gave it a 3 on features because it doesn't come with protection.
November 10, 2014
Almost perfect jacket.
Like I said it's almost perfect. My three nitpicks are, 1. The sleeves are very snug in the forearms and wrists, 2. the elbow pads sit lower than my elbows and actually cover my lower arm, even when my arms are bent, and 3. the front pockets are higher than on any of my other jackets and a little awkward to get into with gloves on. I do, however, think the jacket is beautiful and the quality of the leather is amazing. Sadly, few things in life are perfect, but it's close.
November 10, 2014
Great jacket, exactly what I was looking for
Great jacket for riding or just out and about, looks and feels great and quality made all the way to the packaging for delivery.
November 10, 2014
The bestest of the bestest
I love this jacket. I'm a husky guy on top, but pretty average at the waist. I usually have to buy XXL just to get the arms and chest to fit, but those are always too big at the waist and I don't get the pleasure of a little extra support from a good fit.
Not so with the Barfly, XL works great for my 47-48 inch chest and fits nicely at the waist when zipped up front and on the sides -- gives me that little extra lower back support for my Monster 1200S riding position.
Overall it's a 10 in my book -- great looks, excellent workmanship and pretty reasonably priced compared to the rest of the pack.
October 23, 2014
Classic Cool & Modern Protection
I absolutely love this jacket. Out of the box, the smell of the freshly waxed and oiled leather hit my nostrils like a freight train leisurely cruising at 200mph... Mmm, thats the stuff!
Once I put it on, it fit perfectly. I am 5'8" with a 44" chest & large fit just right.
This jacket oozes style with its clean design and quality material.
Roland Sands, you know what you are doing.
October 2, 2014