Roland Sands Clash Jacket
** the color of this jacket is closer to a burgundy than it appears to be in the video (the video looks more red)
This jacket is awesome, period. It looks awesome, first perfectly (I'm 5'8" and 155lbs and I purchased a medium), and it looks pretty different than most of the jackets out there. It's appearance is loud, especially off-bike, so you need to be okay with that.
It exudes quality, both the leather and the construction. I've read that the inside can pull apart a little when taking the armor in and out but I haven't done that, so I can't comment. The pockets for your hands are a little on the small side, but it doesn't bother me. Sleeve length is great, zippered cuffs are great. Zipper on the front of the jacket is solid and smooth.
I can't comment on rain resistance but I imagine it's like any other leather jacket. I also haven't yet ridden in temps above 65 degrees, so I can't comment on breath ability. But, in the cooler temps, with just a wind breaker under it, this thing is great. Not cheap, but definitely very cool. I'm thrilled with it.
April 22, 2015
This jacket is S3X!!! (Oxblood)
This jacket and ox blood is s3x!!! It's sick as f&¡$!!!
The good- it's looks are untouchable IMO especially in the oxblood. It is darker and richer in color in person than in the video where it's bright red. It's perfect lol. There's plenty of pockets and are average sized. It fits like a well tailored suit. I'm 5'9 1/2" (yes the half inch matters) 180 and got the medium. At first I thought it wasn't going to zip up or not comfortablly but it did and is perfect not too tight and not too loose. You will be stared at for sure and complimented on it too so if you want to say low or aren't big on being noticed don't get it in oxblood. The detail and comfort of this jacket on and off the bike is amazing. It's worth every penny.
The bad- at the price the pads should've came with. The price is high but worth it. If you can swing it go for it if not then by all means don't. Save up for it maybe or be smart and look away lol because other wise you'll but it like me and others. It blimishes or patinas super easy which is fine with me I like aged leather. The color name oxblood is true to its name because it bleeds and it bleeds red any kind of moisture and a rub against another lighter color and you'll be trading paint or painting what ever it touches red or pink. It's not water proof or water resistant. No real ventilation but you can just open the outer pockets and or unzip the jacket halfway. I've thought about bleeding mine out meaning soaking it down and drying it out a few times till it becomes either too faded or stops bleeding. The only other bad was only with my jacket but revzilla made it right by me with store credit. And a tailor fixed it down the road from me for $6 so everything is good.
March 6, 2015
Oxblood is not fire engine red
Just, just, just received the jacket in the mail. First impression: the oxblood color is totally misrepresented in the stock jacket photos, it is no where near red, fire engine red, maroon-type red, Chris Pratt from Guardians of the Galaxy red, none of that. Think almost brown. Still, hard to say no to, the Jacket is awesome. Sorta wanted red tho lol pictures and updated review to follow.
March 5, 2015
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