Cafe Racer Leather Motorcycle Jacket

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BILTCafe Racer Leather Motorcycle Jacket
 
4.2

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (18)
  • Stylish (18)
  • Well insulated (6)
  • Abrasion resistant (5)
  • Weather proof (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Casual wear (16)
    • Safety (14)
    • Long rides (12)
    • Warm weather (9)
      • Fit:
      • Feels too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        94% 

        (17 reviews)

        Feels too big

         
      • Motorsports:
      • Casual rider (13), Motorcycle enthusiast (12), Mechanic (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Comfortable Jacket

    I've only put a few hundred miles in this jacket, but I feel that it is enough to give a decent review. The fit is pretty good. I am a 42 suit jacket...Read complete review

    I've only put a few hundred miles in this jacket, but I feel that it is enough to give a decent review. The fit is pretty good. I am a 42 suit jacket size (5'9" 180lbs athletic build) and ended up getting a 46 to fit some layers under. The 44 fit perfectly, but the need for layers trumped the perfect fit. With that said, the 46 still fits great. The jacket is very comfortable and I am able to stay warm in high 40- low 50 weather with the quilted vest insert and just a t-shirt. With layers I think I would do fine in the 30s. However, I am in San Diego so I ride without the insert most of the time and I am quite comfortable into the high 80s and I don't think it would be bad even in the upper 90s. I would just open the zippers up a bit. Made in Pakistan if that makes a difference to you.

    Cons:
    -The zipper is on the opposite side. Not a deal breaker by any means, but it still drives me a bit crazy.
    -No waist straps to cinch down to help tailor the fit a bit.
    -No way of venting other than unzipping a little bit.

    Very comfortable good-looking jacket with a few minor flaws. I am happy with my purchase.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Disappointed

    I really wanted to like this jacket. I was looking for a retro-styled summer jacket and the sale price on this blew away the other alternatives I looked at. At first glance, the...Read complete review

    I really wanted to like this jacket. I was looking for a retro-styled summer jacket and the sale price on this blew away the other alternatives I looked at. At first glance, the jacket looks nice. It is stylish and seems reasonably well constructed for the price.

    But after wearing it, I'm very disappointed. The biggest problem is the fit. It's just...off. It is narrow in the shoulders and absolutely huge around the gut. To make things worse, there is no waistband adjustment whatsoever. I'm 6'0" 170lbs, athletic build, and my size 42 seems like it would fit me better if I were 5'8" and 220lbs. The jacket is also cut very short, even compared to other sport-cut jackets I own. The result of all this is a jacket that sort of "billows" out at the bottom while being worn and rides up your back on the bike.

    A couple other minor complaints: the liner is not full sleeve (this is definitely a summer-only jacket). Also, as other reviewers have said, the zipper is backwards, which isn't a deal-breaker, but is odd and a bit annoying. Finally, I was a little disappointed with an overall feeling of flimsiness to the leather. I guess that's to be expected from the price point, but it doesn't compare to even my similarly priced Cortech.

    All in all, I'm disappointed and would return this if I hadn't already worn it riding. Certainly not recommended for anyone with a slim or athletic body type.

    Reviewed by 22 customers

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    5.0

    Very satisified

    By Jersey Eric

    from Bellmawr, NJ

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Comfy
    • Decent Warmth
    • Slick
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear
      • Cool Weather
      • Safety

      Comments about BILT Cafe Racer Leather Motorcycle Jacket:

      I actually initially bought this jacket at full price at their new Cherry Hill store. I needed a legit riding jacket. One that had nice looks, leather, resists wind buffeting, and just goes with the style of my Stryker.
      I was happy with the quality, fit and function. But then I saw 3 weeks later in their circular this exact jacket was on sale for 40% off! I called the store and they said no problem, bring it in and we'll do a return/exchange and refund the difference! I was really impressed with their enthusiasm to make a customer happy.

      • Fit:
      • Feels true to size
      • Motorsports:
      • Casual Rider, Motorcycle Enthusiast

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Comfortable Jacket

      By KB

      from San Diego

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Stylish
      • Well Insulated

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Casual Wear
        • Long Rides
        • Safety
        • Warm Weather

        Comments about Cafe Racer Leather Motorcycle Jacket:

        I've only put a few hundred miles in this jacket, but I feel that it is enough to give a decent review. The fit is pretty good. I am a 42 suit jacket size (5'9" 180lbs athletic build) and ended up getting a 46 to fit some layers under. The 44 fit perfectly, but the need for layers trumped the perfect fit. With that said, the 46 still fits great. The jacket is very comfortable and I am able to stay warm in high 40- low 50 weather with the quilted vest insert and just a t-shirt. With layers I think I would do fine in the 30s. However, I am in San Diego so I ride without the insert most of the time and I am quite comfortable into the high 80s and I don't think it would be bad even in the upper 90s. I would just open the zippers up a bit. Made in Pakistan if that makes a difference to you.

        Cons:
        -The zipper is on the opposite side. Not a deal breaker by any means, but it still drives me a bit crazy.
        -No waist straps to cinch down to help tailor the fit a bit.
        -No way of venting other than unzipping a little bit.

        Very comfortable good-looking jacket with a few minor flaws. I am happy with my purchase.

        • Fit:
        • Feels true to size
        • Motorsports:
        • Casual Rider
         
        5.0

        VERY SATISFIED WITH JACKET!!

        By INDIO

        from HOUSTON TX.

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Stylish
        • Well Insulated

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Bad Weather
          • Casual Wear
          • Long Rides
          • Safety
          • Warm Weather

          Comments about BILT Cafe Racer Leather Motorcycle Jacket:

          I RIDE EVERY CHANCE I GET AT FIRST I BOUGHT THE JACKET FOR COLD WEATHER BUT SINCE I GOT IT ITS COMFORTABLE ENOUGH TO USE EVEN IN WARMER WEATHER. SO I WEAR IT ALL THE TIME.

          • Fit:
          • Feels true to size
          • Motorsports:
          • Competitive Rider, Mechanic, Motorcycle Enthusiast

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Customer Service

          By bk_breaker

          from Schaumburg, IL

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Abrasion Resistant
          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Stylish
          • Well Insulated

          Cons

          • Not For Cold Weather

          Best Uses

          • Long Rides
          • Safety
          • Warm Weather

          Comments about BILT Cafe Racer Leather Motorcycle Jacket:

          Jacket is great. It fits just right. It may be a little short on the bottom but I am sure my little gut caused that.

          • Fit:
          • Feels true to size
          • Motorsports:
          • Casual Rider, Motorcycle Enthusiast

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best Jacket I've owned

          By McRider

          from Southwest Washington State

          Pros

          • Abrasion Resistant
          • Comfortable
          • Stylish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Long Rides
            • Safety
            • Warm Weather

            Comments about Cafe Racer Leather Motorcycle Jacket:

            I just recently completed a 7-day, 2300 mile ride after buying this jacket to replace my Tourmaster leather jacket. This built jacket saved my bacon when temps got up to 100 deg F. I could feel the air flow through the vented leather. Later in the ride it got down to 32 deg F. and with the liner in and my heated vest on I was comfortable. The jacket also fits better than any I have owned, and the leather seems softer and more supple than others. The only real complaint I have is that the shoulder and elbow armor is not hard shelled. It is advertised as CE rated, but I thought CE armor had to have a hard shell. I fixed this by replacing the elbow and shoulder armor with the ones from my Tourmaster jacket that have the CE tag on them. I just threw away the back pad and don't use one.

            • Motorsports:
            • Casual Rider, Motorcycle Enthusiast

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