Schott 141 Cafe Racer Jacket
Simply bought this leather because it was the best. You may need to break it in a bit, just walk around your place with it for a day or two. Looks great while riding, and like fine wine, the older the jacket gets, the better it looks. Would love for it to have some armor, but a simple armor jacket under will do just fine. Love the weight of the jacket, as well as the durability. I won't need another Schott for another 25+ years!!
April 1, 2015
All around perfect jacket
This is the quintessential leather jacket. I hear it's good for the typical rider but it works as a classic style jacket for a laymen. To say that the leather is soft & impeccable quality is an understatement. You will not be disappointed with this purchase. It has the perfect fit. It's not too snug or loose. Revzilla is my new place to buy Schott. Just hoping they expand their Schott selection.
March 30, 2015
This is a great jacket. The style is good enough that you can wear it every. If you have the cash to spend on this jacket you won't regret it. I have had my last jacket for at least 15 years and I have no doubt this jacket will last that long.
March 18, 2015
American made. American cool!
I have been looking at this jacket on the Schott website for several years. I needed a light leather jacket to wear mostly off the bike when I go out or I am in "street clothes". I just couldn't bring myself to spend the money but now I'm glad I did! This is one great fitting, cool looking jacket. It has a motorcycle jacket style but it's not out of place in a nice club or restaurant. The leather is butter soft and requires no break-in period. I'm 6' 0", 185 lbs. My chest measures 41 1/2". I ordered a size 42 and it looks like it was custom made for me. It is comfortable enough for everyday walking around use. If you do choose to ride in it, the jacket has plenty of flexibility in the arms and shoulders for riding an upright bike like a Monster or Bonneville. It would not be so comfortable on a serious sport bike. In a fall It would probably provide moderate protection from abrasion but not impact. It has no pads or provisions for pads. It's pretty warm with the liner zipped in. I have low cold tolerance and I'm comfortable to down around 40-45 degrees (walking not riding). One of the best things about this jacket is that is made in the USA! The quality is much better than other jackets and leather goods I've owned that were made in Italy, Eastern Europe and China. The price is really not out of line for a jacket that will probably last a 100 years. Don't wait like I did, buy this jacket today. You'll be glad you did.
November 17, 2014
Pretty much super badass
Back in 1999 when I bought my Scott 141 it sold for $400 and it's been worth every penny every day since then. I rode this jacket on my first cross country bike trip, 6600 miles, and only in the hottest days of summer did it prove too hot. As for the lack of armor, that's easy: I slipped on a Dianese armored jacket underneath with no problem. I lost the Scott zip-out vest years ago, but since it fits slightly large, it's no problem throwing on a hoodie underneath for colder days. The black leather has faded and patina'd beautifully over the years, and I look forward to the day that I hand this over to my kid. Totally worth the investment. Highly recommended.
October 30, 2014
Im not at all rich!!
I love this leather> I have a Harley Davison, my old Jacket was H.D. XL to big but the chest was right. I got a 44 in the schott 141 good fit. My chest size is around 22'' 3/4. This Jacket is not for the track. I don't want armer in leather. In the Bars women can't keep there hands off, on the road at a light got a blondes #.
If you want the best LEATHER go Scott
Open the hand cuffs zippers lets the air in.
con. Im 6' 1/2'' it rides right around the top of my pants belt,sit better out of attack position.
October 10, 2014
Please develop a modern version
I will help test it!! And buy it!! I have had mine for over 25years. Still get compliments on it. And it is brown. Would love a modern version with armor!!
September 17, 2014