Roland Sands Clash Jacket
If it Fits you must Acquit
The group at Roland Sands finally got the sizing right on this jacket. About a year ago I ordered a medium and the arms were too short. Tried the large and the waist was too big. Yes, I have Goldilocks syndrome, but when it comes to jackets it has to fit especially at this price point. They finally got it together.
So I am 5'10" 175lbs and medium build. I like a jacket that fits but isn't too tight. Got the ox blood red. It's more of a maroon wine color as others have mentioned. A big deal for me was the length in the arms. When I'm leaning into the handlebars I need that little extra because its going to ride up. Another issue that bugs me with most jackets is the fullness around the mid section. I guess we live in the age of the beer belly. This jacket is trim in the waist and fits right as it should. The shoulders are a little tight but not uncomfortable. It's gonna stretch. Bear in mind I am not wearing any armor and just a shirt underneath. For Texas, this will serve me 3 seasons, which is what I intend to use it for. Not a whole lot of ventilation. Leather is top notch. Kind of an oiled saddle grade texture. It's going to take a while to break in. I needed a unique jacket that makes a understated statement without being obnoxious. This did the trick.
One weird thing though. There was a black granite rock sewn into the liner. After skillfully taking it out I was scratching my head on this one. Was it a mistake? Someone left me a present. lol
The price on this jacket is pretty steep. But like all good things they need to fit and you have to justify the cost benefit analysis based on how often you use it and the cool factor. You won't see it everywhere and it will make you feel more like the RSD version of Fonzie. Ehhhhhh!
Final impressions are good. My recommendation is to buy it.
Thanks again to Revzilla. I love the product reviews and great customer service.
June 24, 2015
Beautiful jacket with one caveat.
Jacket looks great. A little expensive. Wish the liner around the wrists was lined with leather or something different because Velcro on gloves will attach to it and ruin it instantly. Also wish leather at cuffs was not perferated as I see it as an area that needs more durability and don't see this cuff lasting. Overall love the jacket. Got the black.
May 25, 2015
Best jacket I've ever owned.
At this price, you know what you're paying for. High quality leather, highly comfortable right out of the box, incredible feel and style.
The armor comes optional, but the leather feels very strong and the additional panels on the elbows may help in a body-meets-pavement type scenario.
Even considering the amount I paid I'm stunned with the quality of this jacket, I love it and would absolutely buy it again.
Thanks to Revzilla for the fast shipping as well.
May 21, 2015
The coolest jacket money can buy
I got this jacket because it's the coolest jacket available. I got the black one + armor and after a month i'm noticing that the leather is starting to age which is real sweet. It turns a slight bronze as it ages, real neat stuff. It's a bit of a chore getting the armor in and I swapped the elbow and shoulder armor per the recommendation from revzilla. I really love this jacket, i wanted something that I could leave on and look like a real cool guy once I arrived somewhere. I'm not into the racey looking jackets, this thing is just simply BA, I love love love it. Definitely get it if you're thinking about it.
May 18, 2015
Coolest jacket out there.
Went to the store in Philly to look at helmets with my brother.
When I saw the Roland Sands jackets I had to try them all on.
When I put on the clash I knew I had to have it. It hurt my pocket but the old saying "you get what you pay for" is very true in this case.
Yeah it's $650 but this is a killer jacket that I will hopefully have for a lifetime.
Just keep it on or with you at all times because people are gonna have their eyes on it for sure!
May 18, 2015
I absolutely love my Clash jacket, Roland Sands hit a home run with this one. It's my first Roland Sands jacket and it likely won't be my last.
First things first, like a few other reviewers have noted, if you go oxblood, don't worry that it is going to be bright red like the video shows, it's much more subdued without Anthony's crazy studio lights and cameras. I almost didn't order it because I thought it was going to be WAY too red, but it absolutely isn't. I'll put a pic up with this review so you can see what I mean. Sorry if the orientation is off, I swear it's correct on my side of the interwebz.
Another item of note that might be helpful to anyone on the cusp between sizes... That was me as well, I'm a 44" chest, 6' tall, 200 lbs guy and I'm right at the top end of the size chart for this jacket in size L. I emailed and called to get opinions from the RevZ team and both guys I talked to were very helpful and encouraged me to try the size L first. I did and it fits like a glove. If you are my size and want to rock a hoodie under it (even a thin one) you may want to size up, but if you're like me and like to wear a t-shirt under it or a short sleeve button down, then it will fit perfectly. If you are my size and have ye 'ol beer gut you may also want to try an XL as it is snug on me with my midsection being somewhere between average & athletic but we all know that is the cut of this jacket anyways.
Highly recommend the product and that you order it from RevZ. The 30$ in Rev bucks I had from my last order paid for expedited shipping essentially. That coupled with the great web site and customer service. I couldn't be happier.
May 7, 2015
Great looking stylish jacket with a comfortable fit
This is my first RSD jacket and probably the most comfortable leather jacket I have worn off or on the bike. Seems to be very well made and the details are amazing. This jacket can easily be worn as an off bike jacket since it is light weight and the leather is also soft.
I'm 6'2" 195" with suit size of 41 and this jacket fits great. I'm longed leg shorter torso with a slight chubby mid section and this jacket is still a great fit without being too loose or tight. What I didn't like was that it was pricey without including any armor. I've worn this in upper 40's to low 70's and it kept me warm/cool with just a t shirt underneath. I probably won't be wearing this above 80 degree weather since there's not much airflow.
Love the jacket!
May 4, 2015
** 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