10 Best Men’s Leather Motorcycle Jackets Review Guide

Updated May 2022

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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).

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)

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BILT Alder Leather Jacket

The BILT Alder Leather Jacket is a modern take on a vintage motorcycle jacket. Full grain leather and metal zippers receive a worn finish so you can look old school cool in a new jacket that has perforation and CE rated armor at the elbows and shoulders. A removable quilted liner adds some warmth when the conditions are cold.

Features:

  • Full grain leather with semi aged finish
  • Classic square cut style
  • Perforated airflow leather panels at front and back
  • Detachable quilted liner
  • Antiqued metal zippers and pullers
  • Zip entry external hand warmer pockets
  • Zip entry external chest pockets
  • CE armor at shoulders and elbows

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Roland Sands Design Ronin Leather Jacket

The RSD Ronin Leather Jacket is an exercise in nostalgic design blended with modern functionality. The RSD Limited Set hand finished and waxed 0.9mm-1mm thick cowhide construction gives the Ronin a tough yet supple feel that ages as you wear it. Pre-curved arms and pockets for RSD x Forcefield armor turn the Ronin from just another leather jacket to a motorcycle jacket you can trust when things go wrong. Just like Roland’s many custom bikes, the Ronin gives you everything you love about the days of yesteryear along with the convenience of modern functionality. 

Features:

  • Detailed café style, with shorty snap collar and front zip pockets
  • RSD Limited Set hand finished washed and waxed cowhide (Main body leather thickness 1.2mm)
  • Performance riding fit, with rotated, pre-curved sleeves, dropped back length, and relaxed collar opening
  • Perforated leather interior trims
  • Perforated sleeve venting
  • Sleeve zip pocket
  • Side zipper waist adjust
  • Zip close cuffs
  • Satin poly lining with custom RSD repeat “numbers” heat emboss
  • Soft lined electronics security pocket
  • Stretch mesh cargo stuff pockets
  • Zip close interior chest pocket
  • Armor ready shoulder, elbow, and back protector pockets

Note: The handwarmer pocket zippers are shown unzipping from the top down. They actually unzip from the bottom up.

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Note: Color of jacket will lighten over time due to exposure to UV light.

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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

5

Joe Rocket Atomic 5.0 Jacket

Back for another round of multi-season slaying riding action, the Joe Rocket Atomic 5.0 is the latest iteration of an industry standard that knows no equal. Retaining the same basic functionality of the previous version, the redesigned Atomic 5.0 incorporates even more functionality for true year-round riding. External armor pockets now make it even easier to ditch those pads when you’re not riding, while a Rock Tex and Hitena Waterproof shell with integrated dual closure main zipper and storm flap keep you dry no matter what. A reinvented ventilation scheme improves air flow on warm days and an included removable full-sleeve thermal liner is there to retain your body heat when riding in colder weather.

Fit:

  • Athletic / slim

Features:

  • Combined waterproof treated Rock Tex and Hitena outer shell for maximum impact resistance
  • Externally accessible CE approved armor in shoulders and elbows
  • Removable spine pad with pocket for optional armor
  • Variable Flow ventilation system with waterproof zippers
  • Cross Linked Ventilation with Wind Tunnel Cooling
  • Full Flex articulated back expansion panels
  • Comfort neoprene cuff design
  • 6 point Sure Fit custom adjustment system
  • 2 outside pockets, 1 internal chest pocket
  • Large padded lower back storage pocket
  • 8” zipper plus 2 belt loops for jacket to pant attachment
  • Removable insulated full sleeve liner with internal pocket
  • 360˚ reflective panels and logos

Note: We have found the Forcefield Pro Lite K Back Insert in size 002 to be a good fit for this jacket.

 
 

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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.

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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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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

8

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

9

Rukka Yorkton Jacket

The Rukka Yorkton Jacket is a vintage style jacket with modern features. Abrasion resistant cow leather gives the iconic look and feel of a motorcycle jacket. Quilted stitching on the shoulders and elbows provide a style that is at home on any modern classic. D3O shoulder and elbow armor absorb impact energy. Add a back protector to complete the armor set. Elastic panels on the back let you reach for handlebars or clip-ons without feeling constrained. 

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Features:

  • Abrasion-resistant cow leather
  • Adjustable hem with snaps
  • Adjustable cuffs with snaps and zippers
  • Two external pockets
  • Two inner pockets
  • Rukka D3O LP1 Shoulder and Elbow Protectors CE Level 1 EN 1621-1 2012
  • Pocket for optional Rukka D3O Air All-Back Protector (sold separately)
  • Elastic accordion panels on back
  • The Rukka warranty is valid for 5 (five) years from the date of purchase against faults in material or workmanship

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Alpinestars Fusion Leather Jacket

The Alpinestars Fusion Leather Jacket is Tech-Air® ready and offers superior freedom of movement and a high level of ventilation through the development of innovative new materials. Rideknit stretch paneling and Matryx ultra abrasion resistant and highly breathable zones for superior airflow. Premium bovine leather with dual layers in exposed areas offer superior abrasion resistance in case things get rocky. Race fit highly pre-curved body and arms prevent rider strain. The Fusion Jacket is a category II CE certified garment.

Tech Air Race Ready:

This Fusion Leather Jacket is built to accept the Tech Air Race Airbag System. The vest, which must be purchased separately, installs easily in just a few minutes and does not require any external sensors to operate. Should it detect a crash, it will deploy a protective airbag, providing unrivaled protection to the rider’s full back, shoulders, kidney area and chest. 

  • Compatible with the Tech Air Race Vest Airbag System, sold separately
  • Internal conduits for quick and convenient connection of the jacket to the airbag system
  • Left sleeve features an LED panel that clearly displays airbag system’s functioning status at a glance
  • Internal VELCRO® brand closures and YKK zipper fixings for securing airbag system
  • Accordion stretch inserts on shoulder and underarm designed to accommodate inflated airbag

Features:

  • Engineered seamless Rideknit stretch paneling for enhanced flexibility and freedom of movement
  • Extensive perforations at the abdomen, chest, neck, arm holes, inner arms and shoulder blades
  • Strategically positioned dual layers in keys areas for additional protection against abrasion
  • Innovative Matryx structural panels on the abdomen and chest for ventilation and superior mechanical resistance to tearing and abrasion
  • Race fit highly pre-curved body and arms for enhanced performance
  • Premium bovine leather with dual layers in exposed areas for superior abrasion resistance
  • DFS armor delivers optimal resistance against impacts and abrasion, and offers exceptional friction control
  • Internal Race spec GP-R armor is soft and delivers extended coverage for additional protection in key zones
  • Fully CE-certified riding garment to CE – Category II prEN17092 standards – AAA class.