Joe Rocket Lira Jacket
- Top stitched 0.8 to 1.0 mm supple natural leather
- Tailored specifically for a feminine fit
- Pockets for optional armor at the shoulders, elbows & back
- Variable-Flow™ ventilation system
- Zip-in quilted vest liner
- 6 inside utility pockets (3 vest liner, 3 inside jacket)
- 2 outside hand pockets
- Adjustable neoprene-lined mandarin collar
- Adjustable waist and hip zipper gussets
- YKK zippers through-out
- Subtle tone on tone badging
We measured a few examples in this jacket and found that it follows Joe Rocket’s size chart, but gives a more sport/snug fit than some other styles. If you are within the ranges of the chart for a given size, and are OK with a trim fit, then choose that size, but if you are between sizes or just don’t want a more snug fit, then choose one size larger.
Our Two Cents
This new women’s Lira leather jacket from Joe Rocket is a very nice looking jacket. I’ve always liked Joe Rocket’s women’s jackets. They have a flattering fit and include waist adjustments and hip zippers so they will fit a pretty wide range of body types.
This style is a classic leather style. It has the contrast piping and quilted leather on the shoulders and bicep areas which gives the jacket a “retro” sort of look. The leather is VERY soft and pliable which is very welcome in ladies jackets. I find that a stiff leather really doesn’t work well for smaller size garments until significant break-in has taken place, but this jacket feels broken in right out of the package. The tailoring is sharp and the materials look to be high quality.
Although there is a bit of venting on this jacket (two zips down low on the torso in front and two in back), a solid leather jacket like this will be best for cooler to warm weather, but probably will be a bit toasty for hot summer temps. The jacket has a removable vest liner you can use for some additional insulation or layer with your own garments underneath to get some extra warmth.
This jacket is “armor ready” for the shoulders, elbows and back. If you want to add armor, then use the links below. Many “cruiser” oriented styles like this don’t come standard with armor, so it is left up to you.
Please take a look at our photo gallery to see some good closeup pictures of this jacket’s features. I think the price of this jacket, given its quality leather and nice tailoring, is very fair. :: Paul, 12-15-16