Item Code:RiverRoadLaughlinJacket Brand: River Road Color: Black, Brown Material: Poly Nylon Protection : EVA Foam Armor/CE Armor Gender: Men's
A soft yet durable, polyester/nylon blend is treated to provide water resistance
Two front chest intake combination vents/pockets and two vertical rear exhaust vents keep you cool
Removable CE-approved armor in shoulders and elbows
Removable or upgradable EVA foam armor in back
Removable, insulated, full sleeved liner with pocket for most mobile devices
Reflective piping in front and back for visibility
Snap down adjustable waist side tabs provide a more precise fit
Several exterior and interior pockets for essentials
Includes 1-year manufacture’s warranty
Chest: Measure across the fullest part of the chest
Waist: Measure around your waist, or belt line
Sleeve Length: With your arms hanging relaxed at your side (slightly bent) measure from center back neck, over the top of the shoulder, down the outside of the arm to the wrist. Your motorcycle jacket will have extra sleeve length built in. Don’t compensate for extra sleeve length, just take your actual measurements.
Body Measurement for Men’s Jackets and Vests (if your height measures 5’6” to 6’2”)
Comment: I bought this jacket for a road trip from Seattle to Southern Utah and Arizona and back. Along the way we dealt with 33F on the Snoqualmie Pass, high ninetees in Arizona and a snow storm (!) on the way back in NE Nevada. Between its liner and venting options, the jacket kept me comfortable in all these circumstances. The jacket did not do well in rain (nor did it claim to). Although the material is reasonably repellent, the zipper is not and I was soaked after the 1st serious shower. Note: Wearing a garbage bag behind the zipper did keep me dry during the light showers the next day. In summary, I'm very happy with this "summer" jacket.
River Road Laughlin Jacket
Comment: Great fit, looks good, very comfortable. the brown, denim-look jacket is casual and offers good rider protection without screaming "biker". Lots of good pockets and excellent ventilation. I've owned a number of jackets - - this is one of the best, for me. Great light, to mid-weight jacket.
River Road Jacket
Comment: Excellent jacket, met all expectations. Now it is summer in Argentina, we extracted the inner coat, and behaves very well, opening locks to allow air circulation for cooling, the product arrived in perfect condition and on schedule.
These are a few jackets that I’ve found to be packed with quality and
features, but aren’t going to break the bank; a Bang for Your Buck Buying Guide
if you will. The first jacket I want to show you is what I like to call a
kitchen sink jacket. The Tour Master Sonora Air is a three quarter length, three
layer, all season bargain that has every feature you could want other than a
kitchen sink. It’s like an intake Air on steroids. This mesh shelled jacket
comes in a multitude of sizes including talls, and three color ways including
all black, this gunmetal and black, and a high viz yellow version. The closure
features a lightweight yet heavy duty nylon two way zipper with a hook and loop
retainer, and the collar has a ridge of soft fabric around the edge to eliminate
irritation. There are four pockets on the front including two on the sternum and
two down near the waist. The jacket is highly adjustable with hook and loop
straps at the waist and snap style stretchy adjusters on the sleeves. There is
high viz piping running down the edges on the front with more reflective piping
and panels on the sleeves and across the back. The Sonora is equipped with CE
approved armor in the shoulders and elbows with a foam pad in the back…
Unzipping the jacket exposes the real value. The mesh shell of the Sonora hides
a removable waterproof liner and a removable quilted thermal liner inside the
waterproof one. Both liners are equipped with pockets so you have ample storage
capacity no matter which liner or liners you are using. The two liners have the
same zipper dimensions so you can use the shell with either liner, making this
one of the most versatile jackets you can buy.
The next jacket in our Bang for The Buck Lineup is the Scorpion Tornado. The
Tornado is actually no longer a part of Scorpion’s current lineup. We like this
jacket so much that when we found out Scorpion was discontinuing it, we bought
as many as we could. We have them in good supply and we’re passing the savings
on to you. The tornado is available in sizes small thru 2x with accent colors of
white, blue, and red. The shell of the Tornado is constructed using a 600 denier
water resistant nylon with ballistic polyester panels in the shoulders and arms.
The main closure features a lightweight nylon zipper with an ergonomic pull tab.
Adjustability is plentiful and can be found in the form of these hook and loop
adjusters at the waist and on the sleeves. The front features two zippered vents
to keep you cool and two hand warmer pockets for added storage. The back of the
jacket features two more zippered vents for drawing hot air out of the jacket as
well as high vis panels in the shoulders and piping across the back. Unzipping
the jacket reveals a full sleeve quilted thermal liner with a moisture absorbent
panel in the pack and a slit for accessing the interior pocket of the shell.
Don’t forget to check the product listing for the price on this one. You will
not be disappointed.
Ok… now let’s take a look at the MJ1563 Textile jacket. This is a great
lightweight jacket with the fit and features motorcyclists need, for about the
price of a licensed tshirt from your favorite professional sports team. The 1563
is made of a heavy duty water resistant nylon material and comes in either this
black with the high vis paneling or an all-black version with high viz piping.
This jacket does not have armor in the shoulders or elbows, so it is going to
fit like a regular casual jacket. Ventilation is key with textiles and the 1563
has vents everywhere. There are two vents on the chest, two on the biceps, and
two on the back. The vents have mesh inserts to keep the bugs out and zippers to
close them off entirely. Opening the jacket reveals a hidden pocket and the
removable full sleeve quilted thermal liner. Removing the thermal liner exposes
a fixed mesh liner that promotes airflow and mobility.
The next jacket I want you to see is another model from Tour Master called the
Transition 3. This ¾ length jacket is highly functional like the Sonora we just
looked at but is equipped with a 600 denier nylon and 1680 denier ballistic
polyester shell as opposed to the mesh, making it much more abrasion resistant
in a crash. This jacket is available in sizes xs – 3xlt, and seven handsome
color ways including black, blue, high vis yellow, red, silver, wine, and
yellow. Probably the most notable feature on this Transition Jacket is the
Pipeline ventilation system with waterproof zippers. On warmer days, you can
unfasten this cover flap and unzip the vent to keep you cool. You can hold the
vent open for extra airflow by adjusting this snap style adjuster. Speaking of
adjustment, this jacket has adjustability galore in the form of these stretchy,
button down straps on the arms, hook and loop straps at the waist, and hook and
loop tabs with reflective panels at the bottom edge. The vents on the chest
feature the same waterproof zippers and there are reflective stripes, piping,
and Phoslite panels covering pretty much the entire jacket. The back of the
jacket features a highly reflective Tourmaster logo and a full width zippered
exhaust vent. Unzipping the Transition 3 reveals the full sleeve quilted liner
with pockets and an additional zippered pocket in the shell. This really is a go
anywhere, do anything model. Check out the listing for the low price.
We have a couple more for you today. Next is one of my personal favorite bangs
for the buck. This is the River Road Laughlin Textile Jacket. Many motorcycle
apparel companies are making jackets that look more like casual apparel rather
than something that came straight from the racetrack or clubhouse. This Laughlin
is a great example. This jacket is ideal for all seasons but it is not
waterproof. The soft polynylon material is water resistant but the zippers
aren’t so you will get a little wet in steady rain, a situation easily remedied
with some raingear. The main closure features an all metal zipper that runs all
the way up the snap down collar, and a pull tab retainer strap. The top zippered
pockets double as vents and feature these stretchy tabs to keep the zippers
quiet. There are four additional pockets on the exterior including two snap down
breast pockets and two hand warmer pockets. Adjustable staps are are located at
the waist and on the cuffs of the sleeves. There is charcoal colored high vis
piping along the shoulders and across the back where you can see two additional
vents for extracting hot air during warmer rides. The Laughlin features CE
approved armor in the shoulders and elbows and a foam back pad. Inside the
jacket is a removable, waterproof, quilted thermal liner that is flanked by a
hidden pocket. There are additional pockets in the liner itself that are
duplicated on the shell for use when the liner is removed. This jacket looks
great. This one is definitely going into my personal collection.
Finally, I wanted to show you something in leather. Most riders don’t associate
leather with low price, but at Jafrum we have an entire collection of high
quality leather jackets and chaps for about the price of a hooded sweatshirt
from the mall. This Detour 8002 premium leather jacket is one of my favorites.
This jacket comes in either brown or black and is available in sizes M – 5X. The
main closure is equipped with a heavy duty metal zipper and a Euro style collar.
The front has two low profile vents above two hand warmer pockets and high vis
piping across the chest. There is CE approved armor in the shoulders and elbows
that is well hidden by the cut of the jacket. On the back, you can see the full
width zippered exhaust vent that is trimmed with high vis piping. The shoulders
have expansion panels that dramatically improve mobility and there is a zippered
panel for attaching a pair of pants to make a complete suit. Inside the 8002 is
a removable, quilted thermal liner that is flanked on either side by a snap