Falstaff Motorcycle Jacket
- Product Review (submitted on April 11, 2011):
- I currently live in the Pacific Northwest. It is known to rain a bit here. Riding year round offers me the opportunity to field test the waterproof abilities of riding apparel. Even after a few hours of riding in the rain the jacket is waterproof and warm. Shake it out before you go inside or you end up with a puddle on the floor (trust me). After you shake out the jacket it is almost dry- very impressive. The only challenge I had was fit. I am 5'11" and weigh 175lbs (my shirt size is 16/33). I ordered a medium based on the reviews but it was too narrow in the shoulders and the sleeve length was too short. Customer service on the return was excellent (thanks aerostich!). The large fits great across the shoulders and sleeve length is perfect but it is a bit loose across the chest and waist. Not a big deal if you layer a fleece jacket or electric vest underneath. The jacket doesn't flap or get caught in the breeze due to the weight of the waxed cotton, even on a naked bike. Overall I am happy with the jacket- very comfortable. I like the "old school" look and comfort of waxed cotton. My textile jacket is spending more time in the closet. The Falstaff is more comfortable and just as waterproof.