Richa Bonneville Textile Jacket - Black
Customer Product Reviews
Times have changed
The Richa Bonneville jacket isn't like the thick, greasy jackets that I remember. It's a good fit and very wearable with a nice detachable liner. The quality seems good and I liked it as soon as I unpacked it. I can't vouch for the water proofing qualities as yet, but it's certainly warm and windproof. Very pleased with it, I have to say.
Classic style and looks
I wanted a jacket that gave you the classic period looks and this definitely fits the bill the jacket is well made and fits well I decided to get the next size up from my normal size which would allow me to wear extra clothing if I wanted to as in previous reviews people have complained about the poppers coming of I think the reason is that if you are a bit heavy handed when you first undo them for the first time they are tight to undo but after a few times they undo a lot easier. The jacket is very warm even when you're just wearing a T shirt underneath and because the jacket is longer in length no more drafts around your back very pleased I bought this jacket by richa well made and good value for your money
Rich Bonneville jacket
This jacket is ideal for a classic look or as an unobtrusive everyday jacket. It's plenty warm enough in cold weather with the thermal liner in, haven't worn it in warm weather yet but it will be too thick/heavy for hot weather so is perfect for autumn, winter and spring. It's good quality with a tough waxed outer material and adjustable elbow protection, the shoulder protectors can't be adjusted. Has proved to be completely waterproof in short sharp spring showers and breathable. It's totally windproof due to its internal membrane. For the price, I'm very pleased. I'm 6'4", 44" chest, XL fits very well, good arm and body length which is hard for me to find.
Good quality waterproof jacket
When you need a waterproof jacket. You need one of these. Good quality thick jacket. Nice detachable quilted inner lining. This will keep you warm. Removable Armour in the shoulders and elbows. Good zip and poppers.
A succesful modern take on a classic style jacket
For me, an ideal fit. A really good feel from the quality of its construction. Looking forward to many happy and comfortable miles wearing this jacket. Very pleased with my decision to buy this item.
Good jacket, good fit, shame about the buttons
The jacket looks and feels good quality and is nice warm with the inner lining fitted. However, one of the brass button poppers on one cuff had fallen off in the bag and another came off the first time I wore the jacket. I feel these buttons let down an otherwise excellent Jacket for a great price. One replacement button is supplied but I can tell the actual fastening on them is poor so it will happen again. I'm going to keep the jacket and hope to repair them as the pros outweigh this negative. For the record I ordered a Medium. I am 6'1 and slim and it fits nicely. Good arm length and not too big.
Looks good and good value - poor zip
Great service from Sportsbikeshop. Jacket is good fit and tested as showerproof so far (not yet worn in heavy rain). No problems with poppers opening as others have mentioned, but main bugbear is the zip - double zip design (to open from top or bottom) doesn't line up well and proves tricky to fasten unfasten, especially if in a hurry! Overall pleased but zip issue is annoying...
Nice jacket but....
The jacket feels well made and safe but there are too many downsides to make it a keeper. As noted elsewhere the studs are weak and the zip rides up from the lock system at the bottom and without a secure stud to fasten it will open to the next stud and beyond. I should send it back but... Feels warm and is probably waterproof but with an unlocked gaping bottom it may be inclined to let rain in. Good looking..nice fit...not perfect.
Wanted a Belstaff Trialmaster to compliment my Mojave jacket. Bought this after a recommendation from my brother and I'm very pleased with it. Very good quality and looks the part. Would recommend it to anyone. It's not Belstaff quality but it's a third of the price. Fantastic value for money.
I was attracted to this jacket as an alternative the the more pricier, branded and more premium originals. Being 5'7" (42" chest, 31" waist) I originally tried a Medium and whilst it fitted perfectly around the shoulders it was like a barrel around the waist. I now have a Small and it is a slightly tighter fit around the top but I no longer look like I'm wearing a skirt whilst on my bike, I still have enough reach to ride comfortably and safely it must be noted. The jacket seems well made and is comfortable to wear, even with the armour. I haven't found any problems with the buttons popping open, although I will say the main belt and also fastener around the neck are both flimsy and quite fiddly. You will need more layers underneath if it's down in the single figures, and I've yet to test in the rain, but I'm well pleased a sub £200 jacket looks this good and ticks many of the boxes I need. Fantastic service and returns from SportsBikeShop it has to be said once again.
The XL fits nicely. Often, a bigger jacket can fit like a potato sack but this one feels fitted while leaving enough room for a large chest and a couple of underlayers. Warm and comfortable, the armour sits nicely in the right positions. It's very practical too with big, easy to get to pockets which are easily fastened. Everything feels good quality - a nice sturdy zip and big poppers.
Does the job, but on opening the packet one of the studs came off the cuff straight away, and the zip sticks a bit. I have just done 300 miles in November without the lining and it was warm enough. I removed the lining because it made the jacket feel tight.