Customer Product Reviews
Bought this as an all-minus-winter jacket to fit my casual look. Closer to black than brown, very well made has an insert. Wouldn't wear it in temps under 8 degrees without thermals. Biggest issue is the sizing. 48 largest they do, i coukd have done with a 50. I usually take 48 RST/WOLF/BUFFALO brands, this is a bit too snug. Taking the back protector off and the thermal insert makes it perfect. However i did stick a thinner back protector (RST) as the one that comes with it is ridiculously massive! Overall quite happy, quality and look overshadow the negatives. Planning to wear on and off my bikes. Finally, excellent hassle-free service from SPS as always, and many thanks for the bargain price match.
This jacket arrived well packed and in a short time frame. The jacket looked and felt really good quality. It is well made and the protection feels as though it will perform well. The distressed look makes the jacket appear as though you have had it years and it feels very comfortable. I went one size up and maybe two sizes would have been better as the jacket is a bit snug on my belly and wrists/forarms. I changed the back protector which is quite substantial for an old one I have which is thinner and helped with the fit of the jacket. I decided to stick with this size (44) as I expect the leather to give a little over time. Overall its a great piece off kit and ideal when riding on these hot summer days that we are having.
Nice jacket, snug sizing
Very good quality leather, nice and comfy. Sizing: I'm 42". Size 42 is snug fit however the jacket & sleeves are too short. Must go for 44 size giving me a bit spacy fit but good length. The back protector is a joke - huge, thick hard as a brick. Had to replace with Forcefield. That adds to the price. Some reviews says "need to go 2 sizes up" - not true. Bear in mind that the jacket will NOT accommodate your belly.
A great looking jacket
I ordered 2 sizes larger (48) and although a little bit too big it fitted better then the size 46 even though I am 44. Its a great looking jacket with all the protectors and pockets plus a removable liner, the only thing I was concerned about it the leather, I could not find any information about which type of leather they used and it doesn't specify anywhere, it just says leather, it makes a lot of difference as to the performance of the jacket and as it didn't specify top grain cow or buffalo I can only assume its made up of just the underside of the skin which is fibres.. I could be wrong but on that basis I decided it wasn't for me. Sportsbikeshop on the other hand are simply perfect as usual just cannot fault them the jackets arrived the following day and returns accepted with no trouble at all, a great company to deal with. only 1 star missing due to the uncertainty of the construction.
Good quality jacket
Ordered Saturday night and delivered to wrong address at 13:30 on the Monday. I located it a couple of hours later. I am delighted with both jacket and service. I ordered a 46" when I'd normally get a 42-44" chest. I took the armour out, my preference, and it fits perfectly. Good quality jacket at a reasonable price.
Value of this jacket is superb
What a great jacket. Really comfortable, stylish and rugged in design. Not worn it in inclement weather yet, but so far it hasn't left me feeling cold in the recent cold weather. The value of this jacket is superb but I agree with previous reviews about selecting a slightly bigger size. I went into the store to purchase this jacket and as per all of my previous visits the staff were outstanding.
Very soft leather
Fantastic jacket, very soft leather, definitely shower proof as I found out first trip. I took the advice and ordered two sizes larger and its a perfect fit. I had no problem removing the back support padding and easy to replace with a less bulky item. I agree that the zip is fiddly but I hope that will improve with time. Looks and feels like a much more expensive jacket!
Great value jacket, looks great and the quality is very good. Normally I would wear a size 42 regular jacket but took the advice from other reviews and ordered a size 46.....fits perfectly. I ride an R Nine T and this jacket fits the style of bike perfectly. Highly recommended.
Best jacket I've bought
I'm really pleased with this jacket. It's very well made and it looks great. Others have mentioned the sizing as an issue for them and it was one for me as well. I'm normally a 42 chest for everything (jackets, jumpers, coats etc) but I listened to what others had written here and went two sizes up and bought the 46. I'm glad I did. The fit is snug but not tight (even with the lining in) and it's perfect for me. (Just so you know: I'm 5'10, about 13 stone 8 with a 42 chest and a 36 waist and the 46 jacket fits me fine). The back protector is also fine for me, but I understand what others have said about it and the reasons they've removed it. Overall I think it's a really nice, well-made, stylish and good-quality jacket and I'm very glad I bought it.
Two reasons I can't give this 5 stars: the cut is very loose around the waist, obviously designed for the more portly amongst us, so far any attempt to change the back armour looks like it will end up ripping the lining. Otherwise it's a great jacket for the price.
Great jacket. Really well made and looks the business on and off the bike. The leather is distressed brown and after a few wears looks even better. I am a 44 inch chest normally but I would go a couple of sizes bigger. I went with 48. The jacket fitted perfectly. Only slight gripe is that it is short on the front. There is CE shoulder elbow and back protection, but it doesn't make the jacket look bulky. Overall, a great jacket with all the looks and protection you could want. Great price from SBS thanks guys.