I decided to order this jacket after buying a pair of the Skintan trousers - the quality is once again first class. The jacket is very well made from decent leather and is a comfortable fit.
I particularly like the double zip, which is necessary in my case as although I ordered a size 46 and my chest measures 44 I found the jacket a very snug fit on the inner zip (possibly due to my waistline rather than chest size :-) but with a thin fleece I found the outer zip much more comfortable.
The jacket has excellent protection, and I certainly feel well protected whilst wearing it and the matching trousers.
As mentioned by another reviewer, the pockets are not particularly deep, but after all its designed as a motorcycle jacket not a casual or dress jacket, and I found it perfectly adequate for such things as my phone and keys etc.
I can certainly recommend the jacket, and delivered well in advance of the estimated delivery time, all in all I am very happy with my purchase, and the supplier!
I had purchased the trousers for old man, who is regressing to leather- they were soooo good- I bought the jacket. Again great delivery stated they would be here Sat 10th August arrived Monday 5th!!!!!. The jacket is a perfect fit and the double zip is a great feature. The two together look very expensiv. I would highly recommend this product and company to anyone.
Love this jacket. Lovely thick leather. I am not a motorcycle rider and bought it simply because I think it looks great. I am normally an xl but ordered the xxxl because of other reviews and it fits me really well
Perfect fit and quality jacket
Lovely leather fits nice very comfortable . worth its money :) By Roadrunner
After ordering one size bigger I received my jacket very quickly, only too find that the jacket was huge. I subsequently contacted Skintan who were really helpful, returned and exchanged jacket for a size smaller, and it fits really well. Very well made jacket. Excellent service from Skintan! Seriously though, if after reading all the reviews you're still not sure what size to get, please contact Skintan. They have been around a long time and are more than happy to help
Perfect fit and excellent price quality ratio.incredible .... I have owned a few since the late seventies and without a doubt this is the best I have ever owned ! Even better then my old 1980s Lewis Leather!
I wear jackets 44 for work just casual jackets from Marks & Spencer and ordered a 44 here and perfection...
So well made... Great zips.....and the pockets some moan about I cannot understand why... My wallet ....
Disc lock... Keys ....iPhone all fit in the four outside pockets with a deep inner pocket left unused.... I would expect to pay at least £200 for such a well-made quality jacket .... Do not miss a bargain order now! By
What a brilliant company to deal with. Having read the reviews, I ordered an oversize jacket, and guess what? It was too BIG! Got in touch, and no problem, they simply exchanged it (I'm a 40 inch chest, and the 42 inch size fits perfectly). They use top quality leather, and the workmanship is brilliant. Can't believe they are selling them so cheaply. Highly recommended.
I've owned a few motorcycle jackets in my time and this is one of the better made ones.
It has enough weight to suggest it will protect in the event of needing it, but is still supple and allows for movement.
I found the sizing was spot on. The near zip is comfy with a t-shirt and sweat shirt. The far zip allows room for the seasonal padded shirt and/or thick jumper.
I have so far left the removable armour in place as it is not uncomfortable and unobtrusive
I already had the Skintan trousers so I suspected the quality would be good. An absolutely superb jacket. It is more substantial in real life than it looks on the photo. I can also confirm that you need to order one size up. I usually go for a large size but I went for XL as advised by other buyers. On the "smallest" zip it is a good fit - almost too snug - but I suspect that the leather will give a bit with wearing. It "feels" like a real biker jacket. And it will zip onto the trousers....
I can recommend.
Very good quality and very good price ,fast delivery. Recommend to everybody
I returned a jacket with a rrp of £260 back to a local motorcycle dealer due to quality issues, bought this one based on reviews and I love it! Perfect fit, comfortable and not stiff or cumbersome. Buying the trousers next.
This is a very complimentary review, but it is definitely not because I have been given any incentive to do so, apart from the outstanding service and product. First off, I am not a biker but did want a high quality biker leather jacket. I searched the net for hours (incl some £300 - £500 jackets) and plumped for this.
The leather is 'top grain', thick and very pliable too. From 'this seller' it is EXACTLY as shown and described, outstanding.
Be careful, my due diligence revealed lookalike LIMO named jackets from many firms. The thing to look for is that those jackets invariably had a central stitch seam down the back of the jacket (its cheaper to produce). If you cannot see the back of the jacket walk away. They looked second rate and nothing like the quality and detail of this jacket. Be safe and order from Skintan.
For fit, I strongly advise you to email skintan with your 'real' measurements (incl beer belly if appropriate) i.e. chest, waist and sleeve length, for a jacket fit using the outer zip (tighter fit).The advice I received resulted in a perfect fit (close but not tight) 40 in chest for a size 40 jacket, with sleeves which do not bunch up. Still fits well using the inner, roomier, zip.
I live in Gozo, Malta, ordered on the 8 Mar received today pm 10 Mar. It was not expedited, outstanding.
Inner pocket takes my large wallet (size not money) with room to spare. All zips run smooth. Double front zip is a very useful feature for winter /summer wear. Everything about this jacket oozes quality. Of course, time will tell if it falls apart, but as an engineer who has gone over this jacket with a fine tooth comb, I very much doubt it will.
The firm, staff and product are commended for super fast despatch and a product that is outstanding at any price.
Do yourself a big favour, if this jacket suits your needs do not hesitate, buy it
At 6'0..54" chest and 42" waist, i have struggled to find leathers at ALL retailers promoting "BIG BOYS SIZES" usually meaning 44" chest and 36" waists and having to settle for whatever they have available.
Having reviewed other posts, i took a chance and ordered the CE trousers and jacket. The following day they had arrived!!!!!!!!!! Excellent quality, perfect fit ( chest/ waist and leg/ arm ) and even better price. As good as RST/ DAINESSE and a fraction of the cost. Service outstanding and will be buying again.
Highly recommend to everyone.
The jacket arrived really quickly. The quality of the jacket is exceptional. I particularly like the velcro fastening on the collar as it enables a really good fit with or without using the snap fastener. The jacket is heavily padded and feels as though it can take another of punishment whilst being extremely comfortable to wear. The double front zip allows me to wear more layers in cold weather or fewer layers in hotter weather. The sleeves have zips at the cuffs so I can easily secure my gloves over the them. The price is an absolute bargain making it an essential for any biker that wants a hard wearing classic leather biking jacket. My only dislike is the shallow pockets but other than that I absolutely love it... Thanks skintan for making a really solid classic bit of British made biking kit.
At 6'5" with a 54" chest finding motorcycle gear is a challenge. 4XL,5XL means nothing and can fit anything from a half starved teenager to a big bloke like me. At least here I could order by chest size. Having ordered a 56" chest to cater for a back board I was pleased to find the jacket fitted perfectly both with and without the board thanks to the two zip fixings on the front. Padding seems fine so all in all I would highly recomend this jacket.