10 Best Leather Motorcycle Jacket Review Guide

Updated May 2022

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Helite Leather Airbag Jacket

The Helite Leather Airbag Jacket is designed for street riders that want the ultimate in unobtrusive protection. With a built in Helite Airbag Vest that is set up on a tether trigger, Knox elbow and shoulder armor and a SAS-TEC CE level 2 back protector you are completely covered. Deployable in just 0.1 seconds, the Helite Leather Airbag Jacket protects you like no other jacket. Designed to support your neck and spine, it provides critical protection to you vital organs and stabilizes your body in the event of a crash. The supple 1.3 mm cowhide leather has a classic cafe style cut and comes with FreeAir mesh vents and a removable thermal liner.

Fit:

  • Runs small, order one size larger than the size chart suggests

Features:

  • Airbag fully inflates in less than 0.1 seconds
  • Jacket-style body-worn protective air bag system
  • Removable Sas-Tec Level 2 back protector
  • Knox CE certified shoulder and elbow protectors
  • 1.3mm cow leather
  • FreeAir mesh vents in armpits
  • Wrist fasteners
  • Comfortable open soft collar
  • Removable 100% polyester thermal liner
  • Integrated CO2 cartridge with tether (60cc for MD-2XL, 100cc for 3XL-4XL)

Note: This jacket does not include waist adjustment straps.

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First Manufacturing Top Performer Jacket

The style of the First Manufacturing Top Performer jacket will draw you in and the features such as mandarin style collar, padded shoulder detailing and removable liner will keep you riding.

Features:

  • Generous American cut
  • Single snap mandarin collar
  • Padded shoulder detail
  • Two vented chest pockets
  • Two lower zip pockets
  • Zipper vent on each sleeve
  • Padded elbow and kidney area
  • Zippered cuff
  • Two inner pockets
  • Grommets under each arm
  • Snap side tab adjustment
  • Full sleeve zip out liner
  • Pockets for optional armor (sold separately)

3

BILT Blaze 2 Jacket

The BILT Blaze 2 Jacket uses ultra flow mesh is reinforced with 600D textile panels to create a hot weather jacket that will flow air and keep you protected. CE rated rated elbow and shoulder armor soak up impacts. Complete the suite of impact protection by adding CE rated back armor (sold separately).

Features:

  • Ultra-flow mesh shell
  • 600D protection panels
  • Airflow mesh inner lining
  • Reflective details
  • Pocket for back protector (sold separately)
  • Zippered cuffs
  • Neoprene comfort rolled collar
  • Hook & loop closure at waist adjustment points
  • YKK zippers
  • Sleeve adjustment system
  • Zip entry front pockets
  • Inside zipper pocket
  • Short connection zipper
  • CE approved shoulders and elbow armor

4

Klim Sixxer Leather Jacket

The Sixxer Leather Jacket blends premium, timeless cowhide with a modern, rugged style. Technical details include a supremely comfortable dual-fastening magnetic collar closure, pockets for armor (sold separately) and perforation in key airflow areas. The moisture-wicking satin liner is finished with snap adjusters at the hem. 

Features: 

  • Premium 0.9 – 1.1mm cowhide
  • Dual-fastening magnetic collar tab
  • Zipper guard at bottom hem to protect tanks and bodywork
  • Full YKK zippers
  • Adjustable pockets for options elbow protection (impact armor sold separately)
  • Pocket for optional back protector
  • Adjustable snap cuff closures
  • Snap adjustments at waist
  • Moisture-wicking antimicrobial liner

5

Olympia Bishop Leather Jacket

Fate doesn’t roll the dice – it’s a game of chess. Take the reigns and capture your fate with one of the most versatile and powerful pieces in your arsenal, the Olympia Bishop Leather Jacket. Retro style meets modern utility – the Olympia Bishop Jacket is as functional as it is fashionable.

Cut from wax-finished 1.1-1.2mm top grain leather and complete with CE approved Motion Flex armor at your back as well as elbows and shoulders, the Olympia Bishop Jacket touts premium protection right out of the box. The relaxed fit allows space for the full sleeve thermal liner on cooler rides. With the thermal liner removed, the casual cut allows plenty of airflow through the perforated underarm panels and zippered vents at the upper arm and lower back, making the Olympia Bishop Leather Jacket one of the best values in seasonal versatility and quality leather construction.

Features:

  • Outer shell constructed in 1.1mm-1.2mm top grain cowhide with Lux waxed finish
  • Cool mesh airflow lining
  • Airflow ventilation zippers at upper arms and back panels
  • Removable CE Motion Flex armor at elbows and shoulders
  • Removable CE approved Motion Flex articulated back protector
  • Comfort neoprene collar insert
  • 8” connecting zipper for pants
  • Four exterior zipper pockets and two interior Napoleon pockets
  • Full sleeve zip out Insulex thermal layer with two storage pockets
  • YKK brass finish zippers

6

Belstaff Brooklands Leather Jacket

The Belstaff Brooklands Jacket keeps it short and sweet. Short sport style complements your cafe racer, modern classic or cruiser. Its persona has a distinct feel designed and developed for motosports of the past. The leather has a waxed finish and feels soft and supple, so the Brooklands Jacket can easily be worn both on and off the bike. Quilted stitch reinforcements at the elbows and shoulders improve both form and function. CE armor at the elbows and shoulders protect against impacts with the option to add in back armor into the rear pocket (sold separately).

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Features:

  • Bovine hand waxed leather thickness 1.0mm-1.1mm
  • Cotton check lining on body and inside pockets
  • Corduroy on collar and cuffs
  • Removable CE D3O armor on shoulders and elbows
  • Protectors meet the requirements of European directive 89/686/CEE and of CE Technical Standard EN 1621-1:2012
  • Two chest pockets with double snap closures
  • Two zippered hand pockets
  • Quilted reinforcements on shoulders and elbows
  • Underarm metal air vents
  • Buckle cover with embroidered logo to prevent scratching
  • Cuff adjusting gusset with snaps
  • Adjustable neck closure
  • Pocket for optional back protector (sold separately)

7

REAX Kelly Leather Jacket

A black leather jacket is a timeless staple that should be on every motorcyclist’s coat rack. Why not make the REAX Kelly yours? 

This classic look is wrapped in genuine cowhide leather and sports CE Level 2 armor at the shoulders and elbows for your protection. Articulated sleeves and adjustable zippered hip gussets are provided for your riding comfort, all while still looking as cool and collected off the bike. Moisture wicking stretch mesh lining and a snapback collar are provided for cooling needs, and a belt / jeans connection loop is there for those that like to keep things together. 

You can’t go wrong here with the REAX Kelly Leather Jacket. The ageless design will outlast any trend, with the added benefit of incognito like protection.

Features:

  • 100% Genuine cowhide leather 0.8mm – 1.0mm thick
  • SAS-TEC CE Level 2 elbow and shoulder armor
  • Pocket for optional back protector (Back protector sold separately)
  • Articulated sleeves
  • Lateral shoulder gussets
  • Reinforced double-layer elbows
  • Snapback collar for more air flow
  • Zippered cuffs
  • Adjustable zipper hip gussets
  • Moisture-wicking stretch mesh lining
  • Hand pockets with key clip
  • Interior cargo pockets
  • Interior waterproof device pocket
  • Interior belt / jeans loops
  • All black YKK zippers
  • SM-MD use MD Nucleon Back Protector
  • LG-XL use LG Nucleon Back Protector

8

Spidi Mack Leather Jacket

The Spidi Mack Leather Jacket is a 4-season motorcycle leather jacket designed to ride touring, naked and cruiser motorcycles in full comfort. Buffalo leather used in this jacket has a thickness of 1.0 / 1.1 mms and gives the garment a comfort fit while maintaining great durability and resistance. The Mack has achieved EN 17092-2: 2020 Class AA certification and includes removable Warrior Lite protectors – certified to EN1621-1: 2012 – on shoulders and elbows. YKK metal zips guarantee great reliability and strength. The removable 100 gr/sqm inner liner allows you to use Mack even in the coldest seasons. The clip-stop makes the jacket attachable to any trousers with belt loops.

Features:

  • Buffalo hide, 1.0/1.1 mm thick, extra comfort leather
  • PPE protective clothing for motorcycle use certified EN 17092-3:2020 Class AA
  • Removable Warrior Protectors certified En1621-1 lev. 1 shoulders and elbows
  • Pocket for back protector(back protector sold separately) 
  • Fixed lining
  • Removable 80 gram lining
  • Adjustable waist fastening
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9

Spidi Originals Leather Jacket

Features:

  • Washed leather jacket
  • Cowhide leather 1.0mm-1.2mm thick
  • Cotton lining
  • Pocket for optional back protector (sold separately)
  • Warrior armor CE Level 1 in the shoulders and elbows
 
 

10

Rukka Aramos Corium + Platinium Jacket

No need to worry about your leathers the next time it rains. The Rukka Aramos Jacket uses perforated aniline leather Corium+ laminate to make the Aramos Jacket windproof and waterproof without giving up the comfort and look of leather. Zippered vents along the sides of the torso control air flow. Thoughtfully designed stretch panels allow freedom of movement. Connect the jacket to matching pants with the connecting zipper for a full suit that can take on inclement weather. A removable thermal liner uses 60g of insulation to keep you warm during cold rides. Remove the liner as the mercury rises so you can stay at a comfortable temperature. A complete collection of D3O armor protects the shoulders, elbows and back. A detachable collar makes sure no skin is exposed to wind chill when you’re on your winter ride. The Rukka Aramos Jacket is the leather jacket that doesn’t mind getting wet.

Features:

  • Breathable, wind- and waterproof 3-layer fully perforated aniline leather Corium+ laminate
  • Soft neoprene in collar
  • Ventilation openings with zipper and mesh inserts for maximum airflow on sides
  • Elastic panels on sides, bend of arm, armpit and on back
  • Stretch panels above elbow and lower back
  • Adjustable hem with snaps
  • Jacket-to-pants connecting zipper
  • Two waterproof external pockets
  • One inner waterproof pocket including a mobile phone pocket
  • One pocket in detachable liner
  • Rukka D3O LP1 shoulder and elbow protectors CE Level 1 EN 1621-1 2012
  • Rukka D3O Air All-Back Protector CE Level 2 EN 1621-2 2014
  • Pocket for optional Rukka D3O Air Full Back Protector (sold separately)
  • Detachable collar of stretch material
  • Detachable inner liner with 60g insulation
  • Sleeve cuffs with zippers and snaps
  • The Rukka warranty is valid for 5 (five) years from the date of purchase against faults in material or workmanship