Our Favorite Leather Motorcycle Jackets
The Klim Sixxer is a premium cowhide jacket that features armor pockets, perforated ventilation, and a moisture wicking satin liner. The collar uses a magnetic closure and the cuffs have snap closures. This jacket is just as much fashionable as it is protective and comfortable.
First Manufacturing Commuter
The Commuter jacket from First Mfg. is quite versatile for a leather jacket, including a zip out thermal liner for cooler rides as well as zippered vents for warm ones. The 1.2mm vintage finish leather is sturdy and adjustable side belts help ensure the perfect fit.
Roland Sands Ronin
The Ronin is made of GT Racer premium full grain cowhide leather with a hand finished wax, wash, and oil finish. This jacket feels broken in as soon as you put it on. The dropped back length and relaxed collar opening only add to the comfort. This jacket also has a CE level safety rating when using the SAS-TEC armor (sold separately).
Belstaff leather jackets are a premium option when it comes to riding jackets, but for a good reason. The Belstaff Supreme is an incredibly high quality leather jacket option, with 1.1mm thick cowhide leather and removable CE armor in the shoulders and elbows. The entire jacket (and pockets) have a cotton comfort lining and the collar is lined with a soft corduroy. This jacket screams "premium" from the moment you put it on.
Scorpion EXO 1909
The Scorpion EXO 1909 is a tribute to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, an epicenter of motorsports history for over 100 years. Soft distressed leather, antique brass YKK zippers, SAS-TEC level 2 armor, and a general vintage styling all nod to the heritage of The Brick Yard where so many legends raced their machines. The jacket also has a removable EverHeat liner for when temperatures drop.
Bilt Alder 2
One of the most price conscious jackets on our list, the Bilt Alder 2 is a modern take on a vintage moto jacket. It's constructed of buffalo leather and has perforated panels in the front and rear torso as well as in the arms. Reflective material is inset to improve safety at night and CE level 1 armor at the shoulders and elbows offer protection if an incident occurs. Two elastic straps with snaps attach the jacket to the riders belt or jeans loop to keep everything in place.
The Olympia Bishop is another bang-for-your-buck leather riding jacket with 1.1mm top grain leather and CE approved Motion Flex armor in the back, shoulders, and elbows. The relaxed cut allows use of a removable thermal liner that when removed offers enough ventilation to keep you cool on even the hottest days.
Spidi Vintage Women's
Ladies, don't feel like you are being left out because the Spidi Vintage jacket is made just for you. This jacket is made with 1.2mm cowhide that is finished with a vintage waxed leather look. CE level protection in the elbow, and shoulders keep you protected. The cotton liner offers added comfort especially over bare arms during the summer. A removable thermal vest is included. The cut is specifically for women, offering a more narrow shoulder and wider hips than most men's jackets.
On the sportier end of this list we have the Alpinestars Caliber jacket which is designed for more aggressive sport riders who still want a stylish leather jacket. It's made from 1.2mm bovine leather and features strategically positioned stretch panels on the chest and arms for improved comfort when in riding position or while off the bike. The jacket includes reflective decals to increase visibility in low light conditions.
Belstaff Trailmaster Pro
The Trailmaster Pro is Belstaff's flagship jacket, and a great option for touring riders who take their gear seriously. Four large exterior pockets and slanted map pocket ensure you can stow everything that needs to stay with you. The jacket is made of Bovine leather with a cotton inner liner and corduroy on the neck and cuffs for comfort. Extra reinforcements are sewn on the shoulders and elbows and zippered vents are located in the armpits to exhaust heat when needed. You can look the part of a classic world traveler with the Trailmaster Pro.