Good Value & Protection for a Sporty Leather Jacket
PostedFebruary 26, 2013
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Bang for the Buck
Protection & Durability
I'll list the negatives first: The fit seems a little strange, as it is very wide and on the shorter side. I'm 6'1 and 180lbs and bought a large. I could probably be 230lbs though and it would still fit fine. The sleeves and torso of the jacket could stand to be a little longer, but I'll live with it for the price. It's much more noticeable walking around than when I'm actually on the bike.
In spite of these fitment issues, I love the jacket and it is a great deal for the price. It's my first leather jacket so I don't have much to compare against, but it feels extremely durable. The leather is very thick and tough, and the armor & sliders are all very sturdy. I might upgrade the back protector to something beefier, but other than that I think this jacket would protect me very well in a crash.
Bottom line: for the discounted/closeout price, you probably can't beat this bargain on a jacket. If you're a shorter/stockier guy, then it becomes an even better deal.