Roland Sands Barfly Jacket
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
Cool looking jacket. Fit is very good. I'm 6'0" 205 lbs 43" chest. XL fits great. Longish arms, which I like. Not a lot of fluff with this jacket - what you see is what you get. Simple, clean styling, nice leather, nothing in bold letters. It's made in India which, for $500+ you'd think wouldn't rely on 3rd world stuff, but the craftsmanship doesn't suffer. They either get higher profits, the consumer gets better value, or we split it. But, I will acknowledge I prefer to avoid the labor outsourcing. Small complaint. It's a good jacket - you'll like it.
June 30, 2014
Love this jacket. Great style but runs a bit small. Collar is a bit weird, but a fleece or hoodie fix it fine
May 19, 2014
very nice leather jacket- Roland Sands Barfly Jacket
I'm 5'10", 165 lbs. Got the size large and am happy with the fit. Can wear a fleece shirt and T underneat on cold days without being overly tight. Very nice look, and quality leather feels protective. Well made. Downside: Outer handwarmer pockets seem too small, and overall I'd have preferred a second inside zipped pocked. Overall I'm quite happy with it
May 12, 2014
Very Solid Jacket
The Barfly Jacket has been great thus far. I've been using it for about a year now. Initially it was quite stiff and tight fitting, but as the leather eases in it has loosened up quite a bit and has brome formed by usage. The leather seems to be very good quality and hasn't had any tears, rips, or blemishes as of yet.
My only two gripes with the jacket is that the elbow armor is very difficult to secure properly and ends up being closer to forearm armor on me. I chose to leave them out. I'm also not a huge fan of the interior satin, but it's comfortable and has given me no problems yet.
Pockets and small details are great, very high level of craftsmanship.
For anyone worried about sizing, if it fits a bit snug, it'll probably be perfect after a few months use.
February 12, 2014
I'm 5'9", 175...ordered a large and medium to test fit. The large was way too big. Medium is great, I definitely could not have worn the bigger size. Also got the armor and the jacket still fits well. I've read complaints about the forearms being narrow...and they are, but it has a long zip cuff if you need to adjust. I'm a big fan of the clean lines and classic styling. I wear it on and off the bike.
January 27, 2014
G.D.S. Tyrannosaurus Rex
Don't buy this jacket....Unless you want to ooze manliness, drip with stylish appeal, cause woman's underwear to spontaneously combust, and feel like your wrapped in the protection of a golden grizzly bear.
Great jacket, excellent fit and design. I can wear it off and on the bike. Goes really well with the Icon Truant boot (brown),
I'm 6'1 185 42 Chest and Large is perfect.
January 9, 2014