Roland Sands Tracker Jacket
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
Excellent quality and style, but gets a little hot
The size and fit are great and pretty true to size. The material and overall quality look and feel great. The lining really makes it feel like a very high quality jacket. Anthony mentions you only need to re-wax the jacket and not get it cleaned - I'm not sure exactly what that means or how to do it, but I'll cross that bridge when I get there.
My only complaint about the jacket is the airflow. It's been a mild summer in Michigan, which the exception of a few days, and I get really hot and sweaty in this. This may be a personal issue though, as I do run a bit hot regardless. For me, it'll probably be great as a Fall/Spring jacket and may need to look for something else for summer next year.
July 15, 2014
Awesome jacket for late spring & early fall. Style and function is exceptional.
I wanted a jacket that wasn't leather, this was a perfect choice. The outer shell provided good wind resistance and warmth, pockets were adequately sized, the zippers were a bit stiff.
Body armor does not come with Roland Sands jackets and must be bought separately but this is a definite must if you're riding. I bought generic armor and cut to size saving massive dollars but after a month relented and bought the RS armor. The RS armor fit so much better and it was worth the extra dollars to buy.
I have a 42' chest, 33 sleeve, 5'10'' @ 185 lbs. A large fit exceptionally well, snug fit with all the body armor installed.
May 20, 2014