Eagle Embossed Live To Ride - Ride To Live Black Leather Motorcycle Jacket
I have to admit I was a bit skeptical about what I would receive when I ordered this jacket. I've been a collector of premium leather bound books for many years and know good quality leather when I see it, whether it be cowhide, calfskin, goatskin, lambskin, etc. I was pleasantly surprised when the jacket arrived. The leather on this jacket seems really nice. Lots of grain and character. Shiny but not overly so. Fairly thick leather likely sufficient for those of us who ride motorcycles. As other reviewers have pointed out, the construction of the jacket is spot on as well. The zippers are a good size and have a feeling that they are built to last. The stitching is clean with no lose threads and the jacket feels solid, as though it will not be falling apart anytime soon. All in all a well constructed jacket that I would highly recommend. I honestly think they could get $200+ for it if they wanted to.
I'm 6' 1" and just below 200 lbs and the large fits perfectly (for my tastes) with the liner removed and a t shirt underneath. I do not like baggy clothes and prefer that my stuff fit tight. I'm trying to drop another 10 lbs or so by winter, so I think it will fit great with the liner when the cold weather hits. I did not care for the leather string on the sides so I removed it.
As for motorcycle use, I went for a 30 minute ride at freeway speeds this morning and felt comfortable/warm (it was about 55 - 60 degrees) even with wind chill (and the liner out). I ride a sport bike, and the back of the jacket seemed to touch the belt area when I was riding, so no exposed skin for me.
I treated the jacket with Chamberlains leather milk #3 which is a waterproofing leather conditioner. It took about 12 hours for the waterproofer to soak into the leather (after I massaged it and scrubbed it in several times with hands). This stuff works great and I would recommend you put some on your leather goods.
All in all a really nice jacket at an extremely reasonable price point. I would not hesitate to purchase. Safe riding friends!
Great coat very good quality. Fits well.
This jacket is a perfect fit (I'm a big guy and overweight too). The jacket is made of good, thick leather & should be perfect for protection in case of a lay down on the bike. The liner is detachable, making it good for cool and warm weather riding.
WOW !! this is the most beautiful leather jacket I have ever owned !! I mean it is beautiful !! fits perfect and looks great!! I like that they took the time to even put tape on the snap heads to protect them!! great job and will recommend them to all my biker friends !! thank you !!
Beat leather jacket I have ever had. This thing exceeded my expectations. I will be ordering another.