Custom Bilt Cafe Jacket
Classic Café Racer style jacket in a stylish square cut custom pattern with modern airflow leather panels and a useful detachable lining for maximum rider comfort. Full specification armor adds to the benefits of this otherwise visually stunning jacket.
- Full grain leather
- Classic square cut custom style
- Stylish Café Racer double layer applique panel
- Perforated airflow leather panels to front and back
- Detachable quilted lining
- Airflow inner lining with CE armor to shoulders and elbows
- Custom style metal zips with antique pullers and guards to protect paintwork
- Twin zip entry external pockets
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.
CONS: Poor Fit
BEST USES: Casual Wear, Warm Weather
PROS: Comfortable, Stylish, Abrasion Resistant
BEST USES: Safety, Warm Weather, Long Rides
-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.
PROS: Stylish, Well Insulated, Comfortable
BEST USES: Casual Wear, Long Rides, Safety, Warm Weather
PROS: Abrasion Resistant, Stylish, Comfortable
BEST USES: Long Rides, Safety, Casual Wear
PROS: Armor Is Well Placed, Abrasion Resistant, Stylish, Weather Resistant, Comfortable, Well Insulated, Comfortablerelaxed Fit
BEST USES: Casual Wear, Warm Weather, Long Rides, Safety
PROS: Comfortable, Stylish
BEST USES: Safety, Long Rides, Casual Wear
PROS: Weather Resistant, Comfortable, Stylish
BEST USES: Casual Wear, Safety
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.
PROS: Slick, Comfy, Comfortable, Stylish, Decent Warmth
BEST USES: Safety, Casual Wear, Cool Weather
Air flow through the perforated leather is good at faster speeds. I purchased the Heat Out Shirt to help out when in stop and go conditions.
BEST USES: Long Rides, Safety
It looks proper on both Sport and Classic bikes.
Good ventilation throughout allows use in warm climates. Agree that back armor upgrade is a good idea (as with most big name jackets).
Very pleased with this jacket.
5 year warranty a plus.
PROS: Comfortable, Stylish
CONS: Partial Winter Liner
BEST USES: Safety, Casual Wear, Warm Weather
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|40 / Black/Cream||1133466||BLL26-BC-040||Only 1 Left: Ships next business day|
|42 / Black/Cream||1133467||BLL26-BC-042||Out of Stock|
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