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
List Price: 149.95
Sales Price: $149.95
River Road Laughlin Jacket
Brand: River Road
Color: Black, Brown
Material: Poly Nylon
Protection : EVA Foam Armor/CE Armor
- 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”)
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|If Your Waist Measures||28-30||32-34||36-38||40-42||44-46||48-50|
|If Your Sleeve Measures||32.5-33||33.5-34||34.5-35||35.5-36||36.5||37|
Most Helpful Reviews :
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.
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 pocket.