River Road Rambler Jacket - 2014
- This distressed leather finish has a great look and feel
- 2 front shoulder intake vents and 2 vertical rear exhaust vents allow maximum air flow
- Zippered sleeve cuffs with perforated leather gussets and two-way zippers offer added ventilation when open
- Action back gussets provide freedom of movement in the riding position
- The removable, insulated, fully-sleeved liner features pockets for mobile devices and other essentials
- Waist side tabs offer an adjustable fit
- Snap closure tab collar provides a secure fit
- Zippered interior placket pocket inside allows easy access to important contents
- Includes 2-year manufacturer’s warranty
Read on for more details.
These jackets are sold by chest size. Choose the size that corresponds with your chest measurement (or suit coat size if you know it). We tried these jackets on our test subjects and got a great fit. The overall cut of these jackets is only slightly tapered so waist/belly size shouldn’t be a concern for most. We’ve listed some estimated max belly sizes in the chart below to help with that. If you have a bit of a belly, then just make sure that your belly size does not exceed the max belly size of the jacket you are choosing.
|Chest/Jacket Size||Max Waist/Belly|
Our Two Cents
The new Rambler jacket is one of four new leather styles we’ve added by River Road for the 2014 season. I’m finding that all these new styles are functionally very much the same, but they vary by the styling, color and texture of the leather. The Rambler has sort of a classic, cafe racer look to it. The leather is all black and is soft and has only a very slightly “distressed” treatment along the edges to make it look a bit aged… but not too much so. These River Road styles are great for the bike, but also for casual wear. Climate control features are specifically built in for riding. This style includes some pretty extensive zippered venting… on the upper shoulder and in the rear and also the sleeve zippers are “two way” and zip down from the top to open an air channel up the sleeve. And for cooler weather, you can close those zippers and utilize the removable full-sleeve thermal liner. The liner is “mid weight” and should provide good insulation and then of course you can layer with other clothing from there. Also, you get the usual storage pockets most motorcyclists like… hand warmer pockets, a wallet pocket inside and a couple storage pockets in the liner. The jacket does not come with armor, nor are there any provisions for adding it. This style will have appeal for almost any type rider because the style doesn’t denote any particular bike or style of riding. Overall, I like all these new leather styles by River Road. :: Paul, 11-25-13