Roland Sands Clash Jacket
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
I bought this to use when riding my harley. Love the thing even on a hot if you have it on and just leave it unzipped you still stay cool. Even when it cold out its still pretty warm if it not enough I ware a hoodie under it and then I'm great.
August 25, 2014
Style & Quality for Slim Folks
*Big note up front* Roland Sands swapped the Shoulder and Elbow armour in this jacket without telling anyone. You need shoulders for the elbows and elbows for the shoulders! I didn't believe it at first, but the size of the pockets is clear. I even had Revzilla check three jackets and they were surprised to confirm my suspicions. So...swap em!
Frankly, I think this is my favourite jacket in the world. It oozes quality and style, fits me well, and will last me a long time. This jacket is meant to be stylish, to be worn slim, and make a statement.
I did a lot of research before picking the single most "me" jacket available out there today. I actually bought a Roland Sands Ronin as well, and I was really torn between the two for some time. The Ronin's a little classier and easier to wear open because it's not double breasted, but finally I decided that the lapels on the clash will fold open like a suit jacket if I train them to.
Now, my ADV Sports track jacket is way more technical and far better for what it does, but I walk into a place looking like a Power Ranger in it. I walk in somewhere in this Clash jacket and people get a very different impression. There's a good chance it's not "you" but I have a feeling you already know one way or the other.
Everything else is pretty much just how it's described in the video.
July 21, 2014