Cortech The Runaway Leather Jacket For Women
- 0.9-1.0mm drum-dyed 100% genuine bovine leather
- Smoothed leather with matte finish
- Perforated chest, back, and inner sleeves with matching mesh liner
- Zippered cuffs, hand, and chest pockets
- Waist take up straps
- Zippered expansion gussets on drop tail
- Zip-out thermal liner vest with 80g polyfill insulation
- 100% polyester fixed liner, mesh at perforated panels
- 4 interior storage pockets, including dual snap conceal carry pouch
- Antique silver YKK® zippers and hardware
- Includes SAS-TEC® CE level-2 shoulder and elbow armor
- Optional back pad available
Read on for more details.
We checked the fit of this jacket and found it to run true to the sizing chart. For the fit test, Laverne is a standard size 6 and she is wearing a sizes Small (please click through to view their chest/waist/hip measurements).
Just for clarification, these jackets are offered in the familiar XS through XL sizes along with “plus” sizes. The “plus” sizes maintain the same sleeve and torso lengths but have more room in the chest, waist and hips.
Below is the Cortech chart provided for this product. All measurements are in inches and consider these to be “max” measurements for a comfortable fit:
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Our Two Cents
The Cortech Runaway leather jacket for women is new for the fall of 2019 and is part of Cortech’s “Boulevard Collection” which are all aimed at street/cruiser/retro/vintage riders. The men’s version of this jacket is the Relic Leather jacket. This Runaway has a nearly an identical feature list, but of course is styled for the female rider. Cortech had traditionally been the “sport” apparel sister brand to Tour Master, which are both made by the same folks. This new collection looks nice! These are higher quality products for reasonable prices.
This Relic leather jacket is very similar to the Idol leather jacket, but this one has panels of perforated leather across the chest and down the insides of the arms and across the back of the chest too. So this jacket will be a bit more comfortable in warmer weather than the other solid leather designs. Also, it comes standard with a vest type thermal liner you can use in cooler weather. This jacket has a couple thin vertical stripes down the left chest area, which is definitely a retro styling queue.
This jacket is fitted with armor in the shoulders and elbows and has a pocket for the additional of a back protector. The shoulder and elbow armor is a rubberized type by SAS-TEC which is a good brand. I’m not a fan of the elbow armor though. It may work fine for some, but the rubber compound is firm and it seems to dig into my bony elbows. Ouch! If this is an issue for you as well, I’d suggest swapping the elbows armor with D3O armor which is a much softer compound (see link below), and I recommend the CE 1 version for this jacket. The stock shoulder elbow is just fine for me. As of this writing, Cortech hasn’t offered their own back protector option so I’m suggesting the D3O unit in CE Level 1 for the back as well, so take the link below to order that as well.
For a cruiser/leather jacket style, this one has a good selection of pockets. I see three outside and three inside. One of the pockets inside is positioned down low on the left side and is big enough for a conceal carry. Cortech doesn’t mention this, but It looks like that’s what they had in mind. I also see little loops to mange wires from phones, etc to your helmet, which is a nice touch. The Relic doesn’t have the “action back” feature like the Marquis and Relic styles. The overall fit of this jacket “feels” a little trimmer too. I’d recommend this jacket to those with a trimmer build since it fits a little more snug through the shoulders. Those with broad shoulders might like the fit of the other two styles best. :: Paul, 10-23-19
Cortech says: “The Runaway” women’s jacket is not just another retro looking jacket. “The Runaway” premium women’s leather jacket is your copilot for whatever adventure you have in mind. Get on your bike, twist the throttle, and ride in style, comfort, and confidence.