Roland Sands Rocker Leather Jacket
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
Style and function, this jacket has it all.
Great retro style jacket. Look good and at the same time be protected by a quality product. I simply can't fault this jacket.
March 4, 2013
The quality of the jacket is second to none. Great looks and well made. Its really got a lot of style and you can tell its going to break in well. It is really just a matter of it being a good fit for you. Im 5'10 and 180 lbs and the measurements for the medium seemed like they would be too tight( i like my clothes snug) but the large is a touch too big for me and i wore it just long enough that i cant return it to try the medium. I probably would of wore it all the time but being stuck with the ill fit it will probably only see riding time.
February 23, 2013
Fits great looks awesome . Delivery on time. customer service was great.
February 20, 2013
Fair jacket, optional armour. Use D3o at the elbows and shoulder not the black standard CE armour.
I like the jacket and all the pockets are in a great position, i found wearing the jacket unzipped on the street abit weird, not bad when its zipped though. its a nice fit but kind of balloons abit around the middle when on the bike even with the buckle straps cinched down on the side. I've tried putting standard CE armour I've got from a previous jacket into the shoulder and elbow, and can understand what others have said about the jacket, it gets very stiff at the elbows and just not worth putting in, however I've also tried the D3o armour from the chapter jacket and i can say its a perfect fit, not too stiff on the elbows and shoulders, and doesn't compromise the shape of the jacket. The chapter jackets back protector is a different shape (wider wings) so didnt put it in. The buttons on the jacket on top of the zipper (at the neckline) is annoying to clip on and takes some getting use to.
February 14, 2013