Roland Sands Ronin Leather Jacket
Amazing Jacket- Might Need Few Modifications but Best Jacket Out There
First off, this is one of the best "fashion" jackets you can see. Im insanely fashion conscious (NY entertainment industry will do that to you) and the other jackets were just not feasible (Have cortech adrenaline for long rides).
This is non logo, fits amazing, and looks like a normal baller jacket. 100% buy this.
The only drawback I will say is that while the armor is just OK (6-7 out of 10) the good thing is that its really easy to modify.
The back armor stops right above the lower spine and i dont know about you but my lower spine is a part I really really want to protect.
Go ahead and widen the inside lining for the back armor and buy the cortech back armor. Much better coverage and you'll feel safer knowing your whole back is covered. Shoulder armor isnt great as it doesnt cover the top of our shoulders only the sides. Elbow armor is perfect.
HUGE SHOUT OUT TO ADAM Ponzek who is amazing and does not get annoyed at a thousand detailed questions.
March 19, 2015
Great all around Jacket
This jacket is incredible. It looks amazing and feels very protective. I've warn this in warm and cold weather feeling great. The air vents work very well, yet they're not noticeable in winter time if I wear a sweatshirt underneath. It's a very high quality jacket that I plan on wearing for years ahead (if I don't gain too much weight). One of the nice features are the side zippers that lets you adjust the waist size. I bought the small and though every other part of the jacket fits well, the waist is tight unless I unzip the waist zippers, which I don't mind. I'm about 5'7 160 31 waist if that helps any.
February 28, 2015
A Gorgeous Quality Jacket!!
I received my Ronin leather jacket today, February 24, 2015, and I can tell you first hand that this jacket is gorgeous plus and the quality is second to none. I absolutely LOVE it!! From the leather, the construction, the quality and the look, you will NOT be disappointed!!
When you order this jacket, I highly recommend that you use the sizing chart, which is provided for a proper fit. I am 150 pounds, 5' 8" tall and have a 38-1/2 inch chest, so I got the medium size, which fits perfectly.
A motorcycle jacket can be dressed up for the office or dressed down for casual occasions, including going out to dinner in or just hanging out looking 'Cool.' The Ronin jacket is sexy and is also a 'Chick Magnet.' At the very least, people will admire your jacket and think it is beautiful, which it is.
I do not ride a motorcycle, but I love the look of this jacket and am very impressed with it. A quality motorcycle jacket is a HOT accessory to own and you don't have to ride a motorcycle in order to rock this trend. A motorcycle jacket will never go out of style and you can wear it with literally anything you want and it will look fantastic and that applies to both men and women!!
Buy this jacket and I guarantee that you WILL be very happy!!
February 24, 2015
First jacket purchase, but so far I'm digging it! A lot of others have posted about its looks, which I'd like to emphasize. I've gotten a bunch of compliments on it so far. Looks were a necessity for me, since I had to be able to wear it out anywhere and not feel super awkward and out of place. Most people don't think it's a motorcycle jacket until I tell them and show off the armor (pay the extra money for them). I've worn it out to fancy bars, to work, and to casual hangouts with friends while blending in (ok, maybe standing out a little- but in a good way). I ride about 4 days a week, and have had it for ~3 weeks but have yet to hear people saying I wear it too much.
Certain features stand out and make it known that time, care, and thought was put into it. The zippers near the wrists make putting gloves on then blocking wind flow a breeze. The armor fits really well, and the fit of the jacket has the right balance of stiffness to flexibility, as well as being shaped well. The hanger that comes with it is a nice touch as well.
For me, 6'2" and 150lbs, the jacket seems short while standing, you'll need to tuck in any shirts/sweaters you're wearing underneath. The shortness is good for when riding- it doesn't bunch up while seated too much. Unfortunately, this is one of those things where it can't be perfect for both, so there's a little compromise there.
Secondly, the lack of weather resistance is a downfall for me. Weather out in Colorado Springs is unpredictable, and I got caught out once when it started raining. Luckily, I didn't have to go far and not much damage was done but I could tell it's not made for any rain. Bring a poncho or something...
Overall, I'm glad I broke the bank and invested in a good first jacket. This one is awesome, and I see it being my only one for years to come.
February 16, 2015
6 months later...
I've owned this jacket now for 6 months, having ridden 5,000 miles through all kinds of weather here in Seattle. This is my first bike and this my first bike jacket so I didn't have any experience with gear before hand so please keep that in mind. A few points:
1/ If you're not sure which color to get THEN GET THE BLACK ONE. I bought the brown, and, though I will never sell it, I realized soon enough that I'm a black leather jacket guy. Interpret that how ever you wish. Regardless, pretty jacket. You will not look like a squid if you wear this on a Saturday night. This jacket is classy and people line up to complement it.
2/ This jacket will not keep you dry, and road spray pushes the tanning chemicals out of the leather leaving an off-white crust that must be wiped off. Is this normal?
3/ As long as it's dry, add a hoodie and you'll be fine down to 40*F. I do this regularly at highway speeds with no discomfort.
4/ Remember to buy the pads.
5/ I gave this jacket 3 stars because at this price point you should be comparing this jacket to a Dainese or the equivalent. Perhaps that's harsh but I'm trying to make a point: Everybody gives this jacket 5 stars simply because it's beautiful. But bikes are inherently dangerous and car drivers often distracted. It's far prettier then any Schott or Vanson but not built to their safety level. Put another way, as someone who really likes to ride fast and can do 400 - 500 miles a week I just don't think this jacket would pull it's $620 weight if I ever hit the pavement.
But is she sexy? O my yes. I don't mean to discourage anyone but, rather, am trying to be responsible and guide any other new riders out there. The decision is ultimately yours and I do ride in this jacket regularly.
Other then that Revzilla will always be getting my motorcycle money.
February 2, 2015
Purchased this as a gift for my fiancé. He has been wanting a "vintage look" leather motorcycle jacket. I kept trying to steer him toward more designer jackets because I didn't love all the logos that tend to adorn so many of the moto leather jackets. After doing my own research and knowing that he really does want to wear it to ride, this seemed like the perfect compromise. It's styled like a designer jacket but has the breathability and liner that allows for armor. He loves it and it looks great. Really pleased. Also-thanks for all the detailed size reviews, found a reviewer in the exact size as my fiancé and purchased the right size.
I would say the jacket runs slightly small, he typically wears a large. He has broader shoulders and longer arms on his 6'2 200+ frame. XL fits perfect, sleeve length is just right.
January 5, 2015
why try anything else
quality quality quality. your gonna have to pay for it. but you will get it from roland sands ronin. my first leather in a while and am very happy. i believe that i will be wearing it a bit longer into the warmer months due to the side perforations. soft leather.....ahhhh.
January 5, 2015
love the jacket, and the service of Revzilla. On time.
December 29, 2014