Roland Sands Clash Jacket
Premium jacket, premium price, but great value!
The jacket is very, VERY high quality, and even though the price tag is higher than most jackets (especially without armor), it's a definite head-turner and looks great. I would say that this jacket is a bit like Apple computers compared to PCs...they're more expensive compared to other brands and competitors, but the build quality and design aesthetics are on point which equates to a far better value down the line.
I'm 5'8" at 150lbs and the SM that I ordered fits perfectly. I was able to wear a hoodie underneath, but was definitely snug (not in a too constricting way).
February 11, 2015
Super Sexy Rocker Jacket
Just received this jacket tonight, Feb. 2, 2015, and I LOVE IT!! I'm of a slender build 150 pounds, 5' 8" inches tall and have a 38-1/2 chest so I got a size Medium in black. The fit is fairly snug, but that is the way this jacket was meant to fit. The quality is impeccable; this jacket is not only very well made, but also combat ready. I'm able to wear an underwear t-shirt with a dress shirt under this jacket and possibly a thin sweater if you really need one. You'll never regret buying this jacket!! This jacket was every bit as good as advertised.
I highly recommend you use the sizing chart provided by Roland Sands on the RevZilla website for a proper fit.
The sales people at RevZilla are superb and very pleasant to talk with. The sales people love what they do and they do a superb job of providing great advice for any questions you may have.
February 2, 2015
Great jacket, some minor gripes
I love this jacket. There's nothing else on the market like it. The leather is awesome, the lining is awesome (it's not in the review, but the lining is printed with anatomically-accurate ribcage in the back--matches the coffin theme).
It's important to note that on my jacket, the shoulder and elbow armor were NOT, I repeat, not switched. Roland Sands may have updated the design. I tried the two sizes of armor in each of the two armor locations. The elbow armor is a tight fit regardless of which spot you try and cram it into, but it DOES fit in the sleeve. Likewise, the shoulder armor is loose whether it's placed at the elbow or the shoulder.
I have a few minor gripes though. First off, the armor pockets could have been sized to better match the RSD armor.
Second, you really don't want to get this jacket wet. I got soaked my second day of wearing it, and the oxblood dye ran into my shirt. The leather was ok (I treated it with Lexol before it dried), but definitely looks more weathered now. That's something you should expect with a leather jacket; I simply would have preferred it not weather that much that soon. I asked RSD how to treat the leather to help prevent future issues, but there has been no response from them in a month.
Third, as mentioned by other reviewers, the velcro used to close the armor pockets WILL catch and snag the mesh in the lining, and fray it. Be very careful when inserting the armor and sealing the pockets and you can minimize this.
January 24, 2015
I AM SEXY,THE JACKET MAKES ME SEXIER!!
I must say although this jacket is rather pricey,its worth the buck. I get a lot of notice when I wear this jacket. The quality of the jacket is absolutely top notch. As a whole if you want a durable jacket that is not only durable but is also a head on magnet for women then go ahead and get this jacket!!
January 16, 2015
Great looking jacket and functional!
Purchased the oxblood, color is much richer and deeper than pictured. Fit is snug w armor but comfortable. Beautiful jacket, would recommend to others. As always the Revzilla customer service is awesome if have any fit issues.
November 26, 2014
Great Fashion Functional Jacket!
I have lots of jackets and 6 bikes: 3 modern and 3 vintage. I bought this jacket primarily to go with my vintage bikes. It is perfect - great, soft leather and beautiful. I am 5'8", 160 lbs and normally wear a EU 48 or 50. The medium fit perfectly. If you like fashionable gear that's very high quality this jacket is worth a look. The separate armor fits perfectly and doesn't make the jacket bulky in any way.
November 10, 2014
Great looking jacket + protective
This is the first leather motorcycle jacket that I've gotten (in 40 years of riding) that looks attractive and comfortable enough to wear as 'normal' clothing sans bike. Medium happens to fit me perfectly which is a big plus (the ICON Hypersport Prime in Medium, for example is just a hint 'baggy' on me but not enough to go down a size). The add-on armor is lightweight and does not add a lot of heft, still I skipped on the back protector and instead wear an ICON Stryker vest w/back protector under it.
The actual OX BLOOD color is darker than in the video. The color in the video looks like fresh oxygenated blood whereas the actual color is more like dried blood (note I also would have been happy with an oxygenated blood color). I'm really happy with the jacket. I be stylin' it fo sho... (I don't really talk like that, but those words suggest the correct emotion).
November 1, 2014
Fit is true to size - caveat!
Like everyone else, I agree this jacket is incredible. Everything about it just seems like perfect quality. It's beautiful.
I usually find most American destined/designed MC gear are not true to size. So, since the XL oxblood Clash was out of stuck, I pulled the trigger on the large. I have a 46" chest, and often can get away with it. I justify it as many XL products are designed for men with guts, and I like a trim look.
This one was too tight, even a bit tough to button the collar.
I ordered a large in black, as the red is perhaps a bit too loud for me anyway. I will have them both side by side for a few days, and will decide which to keep!
Anyway, measure yourself, and choose the size that accurately corresponds.
September 3, 2014