Leather jacket

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  1. softail00

    softail00 Active Member

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    I have been looking to buy a leather jacket. What should I look for when buying? Does Harley make a better jacket or am I just buying a name what are some good places to buy from?
     
  2. rhino

    rhino Banned

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    there are definatly better jackets for the money. i got mine at a local store for half the money and its lasted for years. their jackets are good quality but a bit pricey. and like everything else harley you are paying extra to have the name on there.
     
  3. ShagNasty

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    Try this site:
    Leather Bomber Jacket B3 Shearling Bomber Jacket Flight Jackets
    I purchased my Flight Jacket there. They also have the Biker Jackets.Totally OUTSTANDING product. I was very please with the jacket and the service. The Guy even called me a few weeks later to see if I was satisified with my purchase.
     
  4. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I lucked out and found one with all the features I wanted at a large Motorcycle Show outside Atlanta a year ago. Since it was a huge show the prices were probably half what I would have paid at any retail store.

    Things to look for:
    1) Fit - get one specifically made for motorcycle riding. Longer in the sleeves and in back so it still feels good sitting and reaching for the handlebars
    2) Protection - many have an extra layer of leather or even some type of internal armor in the elbows and shoulders
    3) All weather - nice to have a zip-out liner for cooler weather and vents for warmer weather
    4) Pockets - make sure they all zip and look for some inside pockets, too
    5) Sleeve zippers - makes it easier to put on gloves
     
  5. SportyHawg

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    I have two HD leather jackets and one HD vest,,,and I have to say that I am quite pleased with all three. The leather on mine is much heavier than most of the other jackets I have seen and looked at.......And I can definitely say they aren't junk. Now HD does make some light leather jackets that aren't impressive.
     
  7. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    For anyone in Ontario the Old Hide House in Acton,you can have anything you want made and the quality is excellent,I have had my Jacket for 20 yrs.
     
  8. Clint

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    Here's my take on it:

    Harley Davidson makes motorcycles, not clothing.

    Buy from a maker known for making clothing.

    If it says Harley on it, it's just a name.

    I like Langlitz........
     
  9. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    Have you been to a Harley dealer lately? Are you sure they are not a boutique shop?:(
     
  10. Clint

    Clint Active Member

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    I said they don't make'em, didn't say they don't sell'em!:D