Roland Sands Clash Jacket
Bury me in this Jacket
I absolutely love this Jacket. Leather is thick and soft, style is amazing.
I'm 5'10" and 170lbs and bought a Medium. Might have gotten away with a Small but this way I can fit a hoodie under it during Fall and Winter.
Airflow is surprising. I wear this Jacket in 85 degree weather without a drop of sweat.
November 5, 2015
Sleep in it
Look at it. It's glory. It's love. It hugs you tightly and whispers sweet nothings in your ear. It tells me I can and therefor I must. It believes in me. It's everything I ever wanted in a partner.
For those that just aren't satisfied with that write up:
The fit is wonderful. If you want a slimmer fitting leather jacket this is it. The price is way too high in my opinion but RSD has the market cornered here. The details are nice, I'd have liked a warm zipout liner but hey they have us by the curlies here.
The quality is top notch, give it a shot...give it a smell, a waft even.
October 26, 2015
I love this jacket. I find that it is a great blend of functionality and style. The armor is a must, and really does not increase the bulk of the jacket by much.
October 19, 2015
Expected a little more
The main reason I bought this jacket was because I needed a great year round jacket that had style and protection. I needed some armor because I messed up my elbow and triceps during my last motorcycle accident. I purchased what Revzilla customer service recommended for my measurements. They are very helpful by the way. I use customer service almost every time I purchase from Revzilla. It was way too tight though. I couldn't move with the jacket on. I exchanged it for the next size up. It felt pretty good when I tried it on. When I went for a ride the first thing I noticed was it felt a little tight around the armpit area. They made that area way too small. not much room for movement when reaching up for your handlebars. my handlebars have a 12" rise so they are almost straight in front of my face which is not much of a stretch. The rest of the jacket fits nice. The armor is very nice but the back protector is pretty uncomfortable so I took it back out. The shoulders are great. I hate the elbow protectors, which I need very much. The left one is the main one I need and it hurts my elbow very bad when I bend it with the jacket on. sucks! I noticed the reason why is because the armor moves around a good bit in the compartment. Roland should've used Velcro to attach the armor in place. That would've also made it adjustable for each rider. The next thing I noticed was horrible. Every leather jacket I have owned has been somewhat water resistant. NOT THIS ONE! It is a sponge. It's like one of those water absorbers you use for drying your vehicles off with. I knew it was going to rain so I figured it would be a great chance to check out how well it did in the rain. Big mistake. When I arrived at my destination It must've weighed 40 lbs. The rain was also going straight through the jacket and into my waterproof gloves. I had to keep raising my arm to dump the water out. I know there is rain suits. I've had a few. I just hate wearing them. For $650 you should have a nice protective, stylish, water resistant jacket. It should be priced a lot lower. I should've went with the Tour Master Element Cooling Leather Jacket. Oh well. I'm not saying "Do not purchase this Jacket" I'm simply saying, "It's not what I really wanted or expected" It is sexy. It is soft. It is heavy. Buy it if you don't need the armor. Just get it a size bigger than you would normally.
October 19, 2015
Don't get it!
I'm 6", 165lbs., size 31 waist and a size 36-38" chest. I ordered this jacket in a size small and the fit is perfect. The jacket has a slim silhouette and is not boxy, unlike most other American brands. The attention to detail is ridiculous and it's hard not to wear this jacket even when off the bike.
RSD hit the ball out of the park on this one. I honestly think it's the best looking jacket on the site. So don't get it.
*It's been almost a year since I purchased this jacket. With armor installed I can fit at most 2 layers underneath. The shoulders are a bit bulky in the beginning but the pads will conform to your body after breaking in.*
October 1, 2015
I purchased the oxblood red version of this jacket to wear almost year-round (excluding the Arizona summer). It's expensive, but worth it. The leather and construction are top quality. Breathability is pretty good; I was able to wear it in 100+ degree weather for more than twenty minutes without feeling excessively uncomfortable, but your milage may vary. I bought a medium that fits me snugly (5'9" 135lbs), hence the slightly small fit rating.
I bought armor inserts for the elbows, shoulders, and back and they fit well. Overall I'm very impressed with it. I'll edit my review after six months or so of use for more details.
September 30, 2015
Fits nice and looks great.
The Oxblood is not too red. So not as flasby but stands out enougb. Im 5'10" at 180 lbs and the large fits right.
September 30, 2015
Feels good looks good
I live in Hawaii so I was a little hesitant to buy this jacket, because I was worried it would be too warm. I wanted the protection of leather, but couldn't find anything that offered the style I wanted with the breathability I needed so I bit the bullet. I was going to get the RSD Barfly, but wanted a little higher quality and different fit. I'm glad I went with the Clash. I'm 6' and 175lbs, with narrow shoulders and a fairly slim profile. I went with the Large and it fits as well as I could have hoped. I have sort of odd dimensions, but it's only a little big in the shoulders and chest but fits nicely everywhere else. I have a long torso so I'm glad everything is covered nicely. It's very comfortable on the bike, no pinching or riding up. All of this is with the armor in. The armor is so light and malleable that it's barely noticeable. It is hot in 85 degree weather with 85% humidity but what do you expect. It's not so bad when moving and I definitely feel protected. I'll be transitioning to Oregon next year and I'm sure this jacket will keep me warm with just enough room for a sweater underneath.
August 28, 2015