Roland Sands Tracker Jacket
I love this jacket
I've had this jacket about a week now. It has a distinct smell to it. It's not a bad smell. It took me awhile to figure out what it smelled like, but I've determined it smells like gear oil that you would put in a differential. Some people might be turned off by this, but I like it.
The styling of this jacket is it's best feature. I also bought the back, shoulder, and elbow armor.
My only disappointment with this jacket are the arms. I'm 6'4" and I bought the extra large. The sleeves are slightly shorter than I'd like, but not bad. The real problem is the circumference of the arms. I work out, but I'm not huge. The arms are just too small. If I put the elbow armor in I can barely bend my arms. Without the armor it's MUCH better, but still too small. Not so small, however, that I don't still love the jacket and plan on wearing it as much as possible.
The other good thing about this jacket is, even with the armor in it's very stylish on and off the bike. Most people probably have no idea it's a motorcycle jacket.
April 21, 2013
Exactly what you expect,High Style & Great Detail
Jacket is great looking. lots of attention to detail. no neon color, no big logo's, just an old school look riding jacket. fits true to size and I have the armor in the shoulders and elbows. 3 season jacket, will be to hot for summer. pricey but I knew that going in.
April 15, 2013
After reading the other reviews I ordered this jacket. I have to say I was disappointed. The color was an ugly drab olive as opposed to what appears to me from the photos and video to be more a brown/camel color. The jacket was made in India so maybe a differently sourced fabric was used? I ordered a large and at 5'10 and 180lbs with 43" chest it was too tight across the shoulders and chest. I have the RSD Rocker jacket in the same size with no issues. Indian manufactured products dont inspire me with confidence (I've learnt that the hard way from past experiences). So it came as no suprise when I could not get the zip to work properly. I didnt force the issue as I see from other reviews that the zip on this jacket can be a problem and I didnt want to break it. I also didnt receive the special wax, despite the Revzilla video review stating that a block of the wax is included. I note other reviews here also indicate that the jacket comes with shoulder and elbow armour - but none for me. Overall, in the flesh this jacket just didnt live up to the photo and video images.
April 3, 2013
Better on, than off the bike.
The jacket fit slightly tighter than I was anticipating, but I imagine with the optional armor inserts that that's a good thing; you don't want them sliding around on you.
Though this is a great on/off the bike jacket, it's better suited for riding because of the pre-curved sleeves. Walking around town is no problem, but don't count on being able to get your hands above your head easily. Also, I wish the inside of the collar was lined with brushed moleskin to make it that much softer on the throat and neck.
I did a lot of research before deciding on this jacket and somewhere I heard that the it comes with a can of the Martexin wax and the red lining. I guess RSD updated the jacket because (at least in the Ranger color) it comes in a cream lining and DOES NOT include a can of the wax. I contacted RevZilla about it, not knowing that this was the case and they quickly and happily obliged to send me the wax anyway; the lining is whatever, but because RevZilla went above and beyond they have a customer for life.
All in all, it's a great looking jacket with rigid construction that appeals to a rider looking for a more vintage look. Need a jacket for your café racer? Look no further.
March 25, 2013
Best looking jacket I've seen.
The waxed cotton gives this jacket an amazing look and feel.
I am very happy with this purchase.
March 25, 2013
This jacket has the best looking style. RSD is on the right track.
March 18, 2013
This jacket has a great look on and off the bike
Good lookin jacket that is a great option other than leather. Im 5"11" and 165 lbs so I ordered a large. It was just a little snug in the sholders so I ordered XL which fit perfect. The customer service was excellent. The martexin is a great material and the jacket has a cool old school style. Offers good wind resistance on the bike and has nice options with pockets and places to insert pads. I have not had any zipper problems that some of the older reviews mentioned. Overall I am happy with the purchase and the customer service at revzilla.
March 18, 2013
Great quality and cool looks...if it's USA Made!
I own two of these jackets. The one I love is USA Made. Fits perfectly, top notch cut, real cool look and the wax cotton is premium quality. The second one is India Made and, well..still like it. The cut is the same but the wax cotton is some kind of strange. Compared to the USA Made jacket it looks like the cheap asian copy. You possibly like the Asian Made, because it is still a good jacket but if you have the possibility to compare....well, that's a different story! Worst of all: the two items got the same price tag. I am from Switzerland and I like good quality products. Bad move, Roland Sands!
* The rating is for the USA Made Jacket
February 14, 2013