Just purchased this jacket and couldn't be more pleased. The leather was much heavier than I expected and the fit was perfect for me. I'm 5' 9" and 210lb. and the XL fit perfect. There are a couple cool features not mentioned in the description. First there are two large inside pockets with built in holsters in each, A handy feature. Also the liner is a full size with arm insulation going all the way down to the sleeve zippers. I really can't see the need to spend more money on a jacket. Oh and the free 3 day shipping was a plus too! Hope my opinion helped.
This is a great jacket. It has a good fit, is made of quality material and looks good, all with a great price. It has 4 exterior zippered pockets and two interior pockets. One zippered, one snap. I am very happy with this purchase and would highly recommend it.
This is the first leather riding jacket I've bought so I can't compare it to others, but I will say I was pleasantly surprised by how nice this jacket is. Tons of pockets, great fit, and made of heavy, high quality leather.
I'm 6'1", 185 lbs. and I bought the large, and it is a great fit.
Great jacket. Ordered the large but had to return for the medium and it fit perfectly. What I really like is the sleeves are a bit long which is great when riding, they don't ride up. Used it on the bike for the first time yesterday and it was perfect. Would not hesitate to recommend to anyone.
While I was waiting for the medium size to arrive I went to a nice leather store that actually manufacturers some of their own jackets. Couldn't find anything this nice for close to the price.
This is a very heavy duty jacket, well made and roomy. I normally wear a large size but it was way too big and had to exchange it for a medium which was just right. The jacket does not have semi rigid pad inserts, but the thickness of the leather should provide good protection for general riding. Reach to the bars is comfortable, sleeve length is spot on. I also appreciate Dennis Kirk's easy cost free exchange and quick return shipping. Ready for winter riding!
My wife ordered this double piping jacket Sunday night. It was here Thursday afternoon, great delivery time ! I only got to try it on for fit and feel, it's for my birthday in a couple weeks. I am very pleased. The quality of leather, seams, etc. is great and at a great price. I am 6' 0" at 205 lbs. and XL is a good fit on me.
As a lad, I used to wear a 38 coat, now about a size 40, and the medium was just a touch big; workable but big enough to give me some pause about the purchase. If you like your jackets a touch big, then you'd probably rate this true to size.
This jacket is well constructed, a heavy grade of good leather, and thoughtfully tailored to meet the needs of the biker. The back has gussets to help prevent cramping reach. The sleeves are a good length, coming to the wrist at the base of the palm AFTER one's arms are extended to the handlebars. The jacket gathers at the waist. All good.
The jacket has several nice pockets; four zippered ones on the outside, two deep ones on the inside. The sleeves and sides zip down. There are zippered vents on the sleeves and back, and snap closures at the end of the sleeves. There is a nice zip out (lightly insulated) lining, and even when it is removed the coal has a mesh interior lining.
The down sides would include the weight and, at least initially, the stiffness of the leather. This is a jacket that will keep you warm, and in the summer perhaps too much so. The weight of the materials gives protection, but also makes the jacket wear heavy.