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Hi everyone! New guy here who picked up a 2014 T100 Black a few weeks ago.

I'm looking for an armored (back, shoulder, and elbow) leather jacket that would pair nicely with my new ride. Preferably, I'd love to stay under $400-450. I can't swing a $900 coat right now. Did I mention I just bought a bike? :)

What should I be checking out?

Thanks for your time!
 

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Years ago dad gifted me his Brooks leather jacket he wore in the mid-to-late 60s on his Triumphs and BSAs. I honestly forgot about it, but recently pulled it out of the closet and have been rubbing Obenaufs into it to bring it back to life. I love wearing it just because it was Dad's, but obviously there isn't any armor and I'm not sure I trust the old stitching in a slide.




 

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You might want to see what Motorcycle Gear has. I have bought a lot of stuff from them and they have a great return policy.


http://www.motorcyclegear.com/
 

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Also check out Jefrum. They have a lot of jackets & good prices. If you find one you like but it is unarmored buy some armor and have it sown in.

This is what I'm doing with my 1980 HD Hein Gerick Cafe Jacket as the lining is now shot after 35 years use.


http://www.jafrum.com
 

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RevZilla has some great deals on Triumph jackets. I have the Patrol and love it!!
 

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My two favorite jackets are my Triumph Stockton jacket


Ive had it for years and it looks better tan new because when it ages the red and white blend in a bit more. I've easily put 30k miles on that jacket and it's still a favorite of mine.

I also just pick up an Oxford route 73 as I wanted a brown option. So far I love it, but the lack of ventilation is kind of annoying. That said, Iv'e done long trips with it in changing temps and it does well.


You can get the oxford from revzilla. The stockton i don't think is sold new anymore? But not sure about that.
 

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I picked up a Triumph Desert Racer jacket on sale a year ago. My requirements were pretty much the same as yours and it ticked all of my boxes

 

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Consider FoxCreekLeather.com

I own the Vented Bomber Motorcycle Jacket and it is exceptionally well made with very high quality materials.

Their 30% off Spring sale is underway and you could score a screaming deal on a great jacket within your budget.

You need to review them carefully, as not all come with armor. Many of them will accept armor, though.

Good luck in your search. Let us know what you decide on! :wink2:
 

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This is a tough question. Took me almost 2 months to get the right jacket. Best bet is order from revzilla. They have free returns so you can try a couple without issue.

Revit has a really nice collection of "vintage inspired" jackets. They come with shoulder and elbow armor

The best of the bunch from them in my opinion are these two

www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/revit-flatbush-vintage-leather-jacket



http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/revit-roamer-leather-jacket



the flatbush can fit a little weird depending on your body type. The roamer felt great and is less slim cut. felt great with a hoody underneath.

I eventually landed on the roland sands ronin jacket. It was much more expensive and didnt even come with armor but it fit me perfectly and the quality was amazing. I wear it every day on and off the bike and definitely think I made the right call

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/roland-sands-design-ronin-leather-jacket

 

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"Vintage" styled leather jackets with armor

This is a tough question. Took me almost 2 months to get the right jacket. Best bet is order from revzilla. They have free returns so you can try a couple without issue.

Revit has a really nice collection of "vintage inspired" jackets. They come with shoulder and elbow armor

The best of the bunch from them in my opinion are these two

www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/revit-flatbush-vintage-leather-jacket

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/revit-roamer-leather-jacket

the flatbush can fit a little weird depending on your body type. The roamer felt great and is less slim cut. felt great with a hoody underneath.

I eventually landed on the roland sands ronin jacket. It was much more expensive and didnt even come with armor but it fit me perfectly and the quality was amazing. I wear it every day on and off the bike and definitely think I made the right call

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/roland-sands-design-ronin-leather-jacket

I second your choice of jackets. The RSD jackets look great and are really comfortable, offering that worn in look and feel off the rack. However, was just at my Triumph dealer this weekend and saw the RSD jackets next to the Revit ones. The leather of the Revit jackets was much thicker and seemed like it would offer better protection. Plus I think some of their styles come with padding where the RSD ones don't, they are definitely the better deal of your concerned with price and protection.

I have a pair of RSD gloves and love then, best I've ever had.
 

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Consider FoxCreekLeather.com

I own the Vented Bomber Motorcycle Jacket and it is exceptionally well made with very high quality materials.

Their 30% off Spring sale is underway and you could score a screaming deal on a great jacket within your budget.

You need to review them carefully, as not all come with armor. Many of them will accept armor, though.

Good luck in your search. Let us know what you decide on! :wink2:
Second Fox Creek. They have great products, excellent customer service, and are USA made. I have been using the Summer Riding Jacket year round for four years. Armor pockets included.
 

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Check out Cycle Gear on line, they have some good prices for people on a tight budget. They have good prices on some of the leather goods.
 

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Both of my current favorite jackets were found at my Triumph dealer and look sort of retro I suppose, and were bought because they were ridiculously discounted (half price at least) due to them being discontinued or something, and because I was there loitering while getting some service done. A very heavy duty Edmonton (bright Triumph logo stuff and arm stripes) that has vent slits all over the place…seriously weighs 30 lbs or so, and a Newington that is a warmer weather perforated leather light thing. Both are armored friggin masterpieces and work amazingly with removable liners and all that. So I suppose I recommend Triumph shop loitering.
 

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I just bought the Spada Hedonista. Absolutely love it, comfy as anything and nice styling. It also has their new foam armour system in it which is really comfortable. They are releasing the back protector this week. Cost me £250.
 

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Check out my post here.
 

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I second the Revit gear Flatbush and Redhook jackets. Revit is quality. RSD ronin is super nice in person but I've read people posting seams come apart and not even after a crash.
 
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