Roland Sands Tracker Jacket
It's a dope jacket.
I was mouth breathing on this jacket for a while before I pulled the trigger on buying it.
One of the reasons I purchased the jacket is because in the picture it showed a red lining with a big "Made in the USA" flag inside. But, I was very disappointed when I received the jacket to learn that the interior was gold and it was made in India. I had read a few reports of the quality of the jacket differing depending on where it was being manufactured and the sources for the materials. With that being said, I really like the overall look and feel. It has very little airflow and the sleeves are REALLY tight with armor. I am by no means a bulky guy. (6'0 180). So much so, that I considered returning it because the first time I wore it , it pinched the elbow crease area so tight that I got some small blood pinch spots (blood blisters?) in the crease of my elbow. Since i've been wearing it though, it has gotten a little more flexible and worn in. I hear that is a great feature of Wax Cotton material, it just gets better with time. But those first few times was a less than ideal experience for me. I don't know if getting a size bigger ( I bought a large) would help or not. I overall recommend this jacket, its great for cooler spring and fall days, but once the temps start to ride you will sweat like a champ in the forearm area for sure. Not sure why it's so tight right there.
My 2 cents.
May 11, 2015
Great product and design…for thin people.
I'm 5'10" 210lbs and I purchased this jacket using my measurements in the size chart. Unfortunately I I'm about 50lbs overweight. So I have a bit of a gut and I was hoping the jacket would fit with just the chest measurements. Nope. I have a 44" chest, 43" waist @ bellybutton, and 25.5" sleeve, if I was to get one that actually fit my waist the sleeves would be way to long. Long story short, if you enjoy a good burger now and then, and it shows, you may not fit in this jacket right. I know this goes without saying but MAKE SURE you fit within ALL the measurements shown in the size chart. These jackets are cut for herbivores. Awesome jacket though, I was sad to send it back.
January 21, 2015
FYI great on women too
I love this product. It's a great men's jacket and as a woman who doesn't always want something really fitted around the waist this is good cut.
A women's medium fits the men's small. It's well fitted in the shoulders and has a narrow arm that doesn't add bulk to the look. The relatively box cut seems to leave the back amour filling some of the extra space without bunching or disrupting the line around a fuller bust. Imagine it would fit most shapes and sizes forgivingly, Ian's perhaps fantastically.
For the sale of comparison, will mention that I did try the RS Vandal and, though I loved some of the features like the corduroy inside the neck and cuffs, it created a pretty bulky and ultimately unflattering look on my frame. On a woman sporting a more linear frame, it might be great, but otherwise would recommend the RS Tracker.
November 10, 2014
I don't view myself as someone that would wear a leather jacket off the bike, but I wanted a jacket that was durable with a more vintage look to go with my CB550.
This jacket is super comfortable. I'm 5'10" and about 140 and the small fits perfectly. Just the right amount of snug with enough mobility to not feel restrictive.
The armor sits in all the right places, and weight of the fabric gives it a super durable feel. There are little vents near the armpits, and there are all these little touches that make the jacket feel like every inch of it was planned. The stash pocket on the right sleeve, the thin pocket on the left side of the chest underneath the zipper, etc.
I've ridden in 85 degrees and a t-shirt and 45 degrees with a sweater and I've been fairly comfortable in both. I think it's a little heavy for summer, but right now it's perfect.
Overall, great jacket.
November 8, 2014
Vintage look, feel and fit
The quality of both the material and the workmanship that went into the jacket were amazing. I gambled on the size… I am 6ft, 184 and normally fit in a size 44… so I was looking at the Lrg and the XLrg I went ahead with the Lrg and it fits perfectly (with only a t-shirt under it). With the full RSD armor I found the jacket a little snug but still believe it’s the right size and the XL would be far too big for riding.
Would have love it if it was a ventilated (I ride in a relatively hot environment) but it works for fall/spring
October 18, 2014
Great Style. Well Built. Runs Small
I ordered 2 at the same time just to make sure (med and large). Im 6'1 and 175 and the med (which I usually wear in most things) was too small for sure. But the large fits me like a glove. It's a great material, photos don't do it justice, and seems really well made and looks great. That's about it.
August 20, 2014
I want echo comments from some other reviewers, this jacket fits very small. I'm a skinny dude and usually wear a medium in just about any shirt/jacket. I tried on a medium WITHOUT the armor and could zip it up, but it was tight (everywhere#. No way I could even move my arms to reach the handlebars. This was the main reason I returned it. I thought about exchanging for a large, but there were a few other stylistic details that didn't love...the RSD name on the sleeve is a bit unnecessary, and the color/finish was darker than in the video #reference the "made in India" comments about the newer jackets). For $390, I don't wish to have RSD full name spelled out on my arm. I’d still recommend the jacket for those interested and understand the sizing.
August 11, 2014
First Synthetic and Love it
Nice waxed look and feel. I always get compliments when wearing it on the street and I appreciate the attention to detail with all the pockets, zipper enclosures and styling. Great fist encounter with the RS brand for sure.
July 16, 2014