Roland Sands Ronin 2-Tone Leather Jacket
Great Jacket at a fair price
I wanted to wait a couple months and get used to this jacket. I feel that a review the minute you get something is unhelpful as it doesn't give a fair representation of the product and its quality.
I have loved this jacket on and off the bike. I got the barfly jacket initially thinking I would like it but the jacket without the collar didn't suit me well. The Ronin looks great though, it has a very appealing style and is made with high quality leather that will last a lifetime as long as it is taken care of.
I have gotten so many compliments on this jacket from friends and strangers.
I also tried the roland sands armor at first but I didn't really like it. It makes the jacket feel a bit to bulky. On the other hand I really wanted to have the protection of armor for my elbows and shoulders, so I purchased the d30 armor by Icon (which is cheaper.) I have really liked this armor because it doesn't make the jacket look awkward off the bike, and is hardly noticeable when wearing the jacket.
This armor has done such a great job at being discrete that one day I couldn't find the armor but decided to go for a ride anyways. It wasn't till after i took the jacket off after my ride that i realized the armor had been in my jacket all along!
I would recommend this jacket to anyone looking for style and performance. And as for the price, its really steal for the quality of this jacket
April 1, 2016
One of the best
The fit characteristics are as advertised and spot on. The styling is timeless and thsi jacket will and does age well. The craftsmanship matches the price tag. The protection is good although I do wish the RSD armor was a bit more robust. No complaints and I do see the jacket getting serious use for a very long time.
March 19, 2016
Beautiful Jacket, unusual color and fit
I've wanted a Roland Sands jacket for quite awhile, but held off purchasing because I could never quite get the right fit for my 46" chest, 36" waist. Fortunately the XL, while just a little tight in the chest, fits great at the waist and the quality of the leather is excellent. The "clay" color is an unusual departure from the typical brown or black leather jacket. It's a blend between beige and grey. The jacket does look great with blue denim jeans, even when you're not riding. No pads, but I wear Bohn under garments anyway, so I've got some protection in case of a spill.
December 14, 2015
Best jacket ever!
This is the best jacket I have ever owned. if you want a jacket that doesn't have all that name brand blasted all over. This is the jacket for you.
November 30, 2015
it's the best
TI crashed wearing a Large Ronin, it looks good still but I'm buying another that's unscathed for wearing daily. The armor saved my spine, shoulders, and elbows. the leather is completely intact, but has minor scuffing from the tarmac. No tears. This jacket is so amazing I am owning two, the one with minor scuffing will be used with body armor for riding, and the new one that is Perfect in appearance will be worn around town. Roland Sands you're awesome!
This jacket kicks that last guys butt that left a bad review. I think the comments should be read under what he wrote and this review is also a reply to him and of the others. "No return means the jacket did more than only sit in your closet.... tisktisk. We all make mistakes but be a man about your own and stop the business defamation. you were possibly not allowed a return because you broke a rule (if what you state is true)." As for sizing, it is all very close, try a few on! At the price these are at I'm sure the company(RSD) wouldn't mind helping you out a little with some custom fitment, or find a special taylor.(try a more positive attitude! Keep riding big guy.
November 25, 2015
For anyone at a healthy BMI, this will be a baggy jacket.
Initially, I was pleased with this jacket, but as the rose-colored glasses are removed, I can see this jacket is a typical piece cut for those with large midsections. I am 6' and 155 pounds, there is difficulty for me in finding proper garments.
Unfortunately, I waited until after the 30 days return window and even though this jacket has sat in my closet, I will be forced to sell it as used. The fact that it includes no armor is a detractor and the fact that the colors do not in any way really match those of the site pictures is a detractor. In fact, the collar is reversed in some imagery and not in others, leading me to believe the version sold is of a mildly inferior make.
Overall, even though I did get the jacket at a discount and got some Revzilla stickers, I am not at all pleased with the jacket and situation.
I would not recommend this jacket to anyone who does not have the 'American' build. If you have a European/rest of the world besides American build, this jacket will fit poorly and at retail, it is not remotely worth the cost. Even at the discount I price matched it at, I really wish I had waited and/or returned this piece of gear.
November 20, 2015
Caution re Sizing
Bought the clay color on a great sale trying to keep up with my wife. Surprised my wife last year with a new Sportster Low and a Roland Sands jacket. Beautiful jacket, looks great off and on the bike. Not sure about protection.
I'm 6', ~200 pounds, yeh I have a belly. I wear a 46 suit, usually a perfect size (for those times when I have to work instead of ride). By the size charts, the XL should have worked perfectly. I also read most of the reviews including size comments. Sadly, it did not fit, too tight without armor, no way I could add armor.
Be careful with sizing. I'd call Revzilla before buying. Otherwise, a beautiful jacket
November 4, 2015
A stylish casual jacket. A terrible motorcycle Jacket.
Seriously do your research on this jacket before you purchase for riding. It's a very stylish piece but it seems like safety was hardly a concern in it's design. The panels on the elbows started to split with minimal use; and guess what's under those panels..just a liner aka your bare skin. Not okay at all. And that's not the only issue. The lack of coverage on the Forcefield armor you buy separately is scary for larger riders. I'm 6'3. 220lbs.
If your going to spend over $500 on a stylish jacket to ride in I suggest getting a Dianese/ Rev-it.
Roland Sands is on of the best when it come to style and cool pockets but his Jackets seriously lack in the safety department; which should be your first concern with a motorcycle jacket. I own four Roland Sands Jackets and I really can't recommend any of them for riding except: The Clash & The Rocker. The rest of them are stitched together in a way that is seriously lacking in the event that you actual go down. Weak seams don't belong on high-impact areas. Again please do your research. At this price point safety should have been more of a concern.
However, if you just enjoy looking cool off the bike look no further. The Ronin is gorgeous and has inspired many knock-offs; which are safer ironically.
October 29, 2015