Roland Sands Rocker Leather Jacket
Love the look!
The summary tells you one of the main reasons I purchased this jacket. It simply looks awesome and is completely my style. The ability to add armor (which I did from Roland Sands) fits perfect and did not impact the fit of the jacket. There are no air vents, however I never got too hot wearing this jacket of course I live in New England so keep that in mind. As far as the other ratings that I gave a 4 vs a 5, it's just because it's not triple stitched which I'm sure would have driven the price up a lot. Anyway, the tail of the coat has velvet or something on it which prevents it from riding up, when it's unzipped it looks cool and really opens up. Totally worth it!
November 6, 2013
Love this Jacket. I'd been eying it for the past year and finally bought it when it went on sale. Wish I had bought it earlier! Only gave the jacket an "Average" rating for the "airflow" and "protection" as I've not had a chance to ride with the jacket yet. Love the details of the jacket. Fit is perfect for me in the torso and shoulder area. Wish the sleeves were a little longer (personal preference) as I have longer arms. I bought a medium, I'm about 175, and 6'3 and a large would have been too big for my frame. The RSD Armor fits perfectly in this jacket.
October 20, 2013
Well made, medium weight leather, nice look... armor is light and comfortable. Tight in the arms and a bit small for an xxl but a great jacket.
October 7, 2013
One Cool Looking Jacket
This jacket fits small. Most of my jackets are medium and the large fit great. I think the style is pretty cool. I like the angled zipper. The perforated leather accent pieces is really nice. I have the RS armor in my jacket which does snug up the jacket. The armor makes the jacket feel a little less comfortable but I think having some protection is important. I'm sure with time it will break in nicely.
The mp3 pocket does fit my Samsung Galaxy III S but there is not a lot of room left!
Note: this jacket is a styling piece and it is not double stitched for crash protection. It is also not a thick piece of cowhide. If you are looking for that then look elsewhere.
July 10, 2013
Styleish, but thats about all...
I purchased this jacket because I liked the look of it and because all the hype about RSD. The jacket is ok. It fits great. Unfortunately, when I put the armor in, the stitching on both elbows tore. I had it repaired and the next time I rode in it, stitching on one shoulder and the the zipper tore as well. I bought the jacket 6 months ago and have only had trouble recently.
So if you ride a cafe or sport bike and tuck into a riding position, be aware that any tension on the seams will not hold up over time.
May 12, 2013
I highly recommend this jacket. The fit of this jacket is perfect. The only reason why I didn't give it 5 star is because I'm not a big fan of the rivets on the elbow part. Its a bit much to me but I can get over it. Also the mesh on the inside where you put the padding in feels really thin and hope they don't rip one day. But all is good now. Beside those two things the jacket is amazing fits perfect and definitely feel safe in it.
May 6, 2013
Looks Fantastic! Doesn't fit tall guys.
I'm 6'2", 180lbs, 44" chest. The large fit properly in the body, but it was far too short in the body and arms and too small in the chest. The extra-large was ENORMOUS in the body, even when I adjusted the side tabs to the tightest setting. The extra-large was also too short in the sleeve length, and when I put in the shoulder pads, the waist of the jacket was then too short as well.
That said, this is the most beautiful motorcycle jacket I have ever seen. I wish it fit me, but for $600 with armor, it is not meant to fit tall athletic body types.
Refzilla seems to always be sold out of half of the armor so plan to buy it from somewhere else if you can.
April 3, 2013
Functional and Stylish, this is a really cool jacket
The Roland Sands 'Rocker' is a sick looking jacket. The 2-tone tanning reveals all the stress marks from riding and dates the jacket to the bygone cafe era it's intended to bring back. If you're looking for a leather jacket that is cool on and off the bike with a little 50's edge, look no further.
The fit is true to size, and still has enough room for the optional insert padding (sold separately). The shoulders and elbows need a little coaxing to get in the integrated pockets, but overall simple quick to install/uninstall. They appear to provide good protection and the leather grain is of high quality... let's hope I don't need to find out how well they really work.
Not exactly air/rain tight, I live in Canada so this may be more of a summer jacket than a spring jacket. But for EVERYWHERE ELSE Revzilla ships to, you should be just fine.
Overall very happy with my purchase, I ride a Triumph Thruxton and it fits the cafe racer style well. Cheers.
March 11, 2013