Roland Sands Ronin 2-Tone Leather Jacket
This jacket rocks
I picked this jacket up in medium. I'm a small guy at 5'7" and 160 so I grabbed a medium a little nervous that a small might be better but this thing fits me like they took my measurements.
The attention to detail is killer. My wife adores it too which was the real test.
Revzilla's service was great too
I'm very happy with this purchase
October 6, 2014
My new best friend...
I picked this up in oxblood because of the visibility and because my wife said "That's a hot jacket!"
I don't know what to say other than I really really really love this jacket. It's a work of art. It fits great (I'm 5'8" and 155lbs.. a pretty solid size medium), the color is sweet, the arms have just enough extra length to cover the wrists when grabbing the bars, and even with the armor in, it looks trim and classy.
Without the armor, you could wear this to pretty much any hipster bar in NYC or Brooklyn and you'd have quite the conversation piece. It's just a great looking jacket - on the bike or off.
Yes... It's a bit pricey. Maybe too pricey. If the armor was included it would be a little easier to swallow. But, as long as I avoid the cookies and devil dogs, I should be able to wear this for a long time to come.
October 1, 2014
What a delight!
Never had a Roland Sands jacket before, and I was thouroughly impressed with what came out of the box. This is extremely well-made, well-finished and stylish leather protection. I have the Black/Smoke in size XL - I'm 5'-10", 225 pounds, 46 chest and somewhat wide shoulders - the jacket fits wonderfully. A nice trim profile, without being as form fitting as a more technical race-inspired jacket would be. This is not slouchy cruiser wear either, but a great looking jacket that will make you look good even if you're not a skinny 20-year-old (anymore). The Ronin has a clean overall design with a few "retro" cues, a nice blend of café cool and badass streetfighter. The sleeve stripes are a perfect complement to my NEW Diavel Carbon with the Star White frame!
I was also thrilled to see Roland Sands is using the Forcefield protective pads (purchase separately)- my personal favorite low-profile protection. Jacket fits great and moves well with the pads in. Not the heaviest leather, but that is a plus for me as I love the look and "hand", and the wearability of this jacket. If you can't already tell, I am 100% delighted with the Ronin.
August 26, 2014
i got the 2 tone black and oxblood version of this ronin jacket and all i can say is that this jacket is AWESOME! it sounded a bit expensive to me at first but its all worth it!
May 8, 2014
One of the best Leather jackets that I have owned. Doesn't seem to be as thick as Vanson but looks, feels, and smells great. XL fits perfect - 215#, 5'8. Ventilation works well. Haven't been in an accident so can't say how well it will perform.
Probably the only oddities that I've noticed so far:
1. I don't use the collar snap so gets in the way of the helmet
2. Elbow pads don't sit over the elbow but more the forearm
May 5, 2014
First of all the quality of the leather is excellent. Much thicker and heavier than other leather jackets I've had. I thought this would make the jacket too warm considering the lack of perforations in the chest. I was wrong. Roland Sands has engineered this jacket to breath very well through the underside of the arms. I really can't figure out how it works so well. I wouldn't, however, wear this jacket in weather above 80-90 °F depending on humidity. Overall the build quality is excellent and paired with the armor makes me feel well protected. It's hard to justify the price, but If you're willing to put down the money this jacket is highly recommended.
April 15, 2014
Great Café / Bobber Jacket
I love this jacket the leather feels completely different from anything else you’re used to. From the first time trying it on it feels like a broken in jacket you've had. The jacket is pretty heavy so when you get off the bike on hot day it might be kind of drag to carry around. However even on hot day while you’re on the road surprisingly enough the jacket stays cool. Kind of pricey and wish it came with removable liner but all in all great jacket.
March 24, 2014
Exactly what I wanted!
I saw this jacket as a perfect cosmetic match for my Moto Guzzi Griso, it's just a bonus that it happens to be the best jacket I have ever owned. I am around 6 foot, 210 pounds and I ordered an XL. Fits perfectly, sleeves are perfect length, and it still has that sporty, against your skin feel. The Leather is incredible and smells like the inside of a brand new Ferrari (I am guessing). I particularly like the attention to detail, like the fact that there is a tether with a metal clasp in the side pockets so you can secure things in there and leave them unzipped. 100% satisfaction from this guy, and a tip of the hat to Roland. I was also quite happy to see that it is crafted in India, and not made in China!
March 20, 2014