Jorge (Miami )
I dont own an RSD jacket, however I have a tailor friend who sews pockets for these inside my denim, nubuck and suede jackets (and now in my draggin 100% kevlar shirt). These are as inconspicuous as they get, they breathe decently (better than D30 for sure) and are made by Forcefield,with some of the best reusable shock absorbing technology.RSD elbow armor even fits perfectly inside my Hood kevlar jeans and AGVSports Kevlar cargos. Cant recommend them enough.
Jonathan (Amarillo )
I have fallen in love with this jacket. I haven't had it that long so I can't comment on the durability, but it is high quality leather that should last. Since I got it on sale I got a great buy. I want to address the fit comments. This jacket does fit looser than any other of my RSD jackets (Clarion and Vandal)around the waist. I think that was intended. Given the name City Jacket implies to me that it can be worn not only for riding but also as an everyday jacket. And as an everyday jacket I like the fit. Don't want to look like a biker all the time.
Chris (Dallas )
I'm almost hesitant to write this review, because the garment is so above and beyond any other riding apparel (or frankly even nicer than any formal suit) I have ever owned. It's hard to know where to begin describing the quality, fit and function of this jacket. For starters, let's talk about what's most important: looks. This jacket looks spectacular. You will feel like an upgraded human being. I noticed people treating me different when I was wearing it, although that may be because I felt more confident and it showed. The finish of the leather was soft, this thing even smells great. For features, who cares, quite frankly. I don't buy a $500 leather jacket for features. Honestly, I prefer that the maker just focus on the basics and make it last. There are a bunch of pockets all over the place. I don't know, feature-first people will probably like it? It fits nice, falls right at the hips. I wear a men's large, and I am 6'1" 180lbs. Sleeves are a good length. If you just got divorced, wrecked your bike, or your kid hates you, buy this jacket. It won't fix your life, but who cares when you're wearing something like this? Oh, and it's perforated. Meaning, one layer of leather has those steering-wheel kinda dimples under the arms. So, wear an underlayer under, say 40 degreees. That's it! Awesome jacket!
edward (Lutz )
There are a lot of good mid-priced jackets on the market, and the Roland Sands is definitely on the high side. But if a good fit and detail is important to you, the Roland Sands delivers. These jackets tend to run larger as t price declines, which I think is an attempt to let one size sell into the widest range of potential customers. The Roland Sands on the other hand is sized accurately, with a good fit even on an athletic build. The small details that you can't really see in the on-line images are numerous. (Sleeve details are especially nice.) The weight is relatively light, which makes the jacket more comfortable in warmer weather. (You can even wear I comfortably on a plane.) All in all, another true example of getting what you pay for.
Ian (Santa Cruz )
I ordered this for my wife as a casual city ride type jacket. It is a supplement to her touring/longer distance set up. I was nervous about sizing, but the large fits her spot on. She's 5'7" with a 36" to 37" bust. According to the size chart 39" is Large and 35" is Medium. I cheated up due to the sizing reviews mostly stating that the fit runs on the small side. Upper torso fits well, and the length is sufficient as well. The length was the area where I had concern. I thought it may be too short, but thankfully it's not. It is not a long jacket, but it falls correct on her for the style. We will be finding her some high waisted riding jeans so her lower back and azz aren't hanging out in the wind. I got this as a gift for her and was not sure if she'd like it. She did end up liking it. She likes the way the material comes off looking and feeling like a suede. She also likes the styling, and we got the Ranger color. It is a fashion jacket first, however, and a safety garment secondly. City use, low speed coverage. I haven't put armor in it yet, so can't comment on placement or fitment yet. I don't expect any issue for the roominess for the armor, as it seems to have sleeve and shoulder room to accommodate the armor. That's another reason I sized up.
Josh (Baton Rouge )
It fits WAY more snug than I expected, so I had to return it for one size larger. The leather is sturdy, you shouldn't worry about any lack of protection while wearing this bad boy. My one gripe is that the armor is additional... All-in-all, this is a great jacket. I've gotten nothing but compliments. It breathes really well on hot days, and zips you up tight on the cold ones.