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Return of the Cafe Racers - Roland Sands 2013 Riding Jackets

Roland Sands 2013 Riding Jackets

Roland Sands Designs are continuing to expand on their range of riding gear in 2013 with a handful of new leather and textile jackets. As with last years range Sands is blurring the line between fashion and function, merging modern and classic styling with top quality materials. Read one for a look…


Roland Sands Designs are continuing to expand on their range of riding gear in 2013 with a handful of new leather and textile jackets. As with last years range Sands is blurring the line between fashion and function, merging modern and classic styling with top quality materials. Read one for a look at the latest styles and let us know what you think by adding a comment at the end of the post…

———- THE BARFLY ———-
An all leather jacket available in black or tobacco. The Barfly has been inspired by leathers worn by vintage dirt tracker racers and features a relaxed fit, rolled collar and straight base. As with all of the RSD leather jackets each example is hand-finished, washed and oiled for an already work in look and feel. The Barfly is made of 1.1-1.3mm cowhide with perforated trims for improved ventilation. Cuffs and pockets zip close and a satin-poly and perforated lining provide comfort and cooling. Armour is not included but the jacket features pockets in the elbows, back and shoulders ready for it.

Barfly Tobacco jacket 

———- THE FUBAR ———-

You don’t see many riding jackets in denim, especially ones that look this good. The Fubar is an “authentic” denim riding jacket made in the USA from durable, raw and rigid, yarn dyed denim (12.5 oz). Loose fit for riding comfort with rotated pre-curved sleeves, dropped back length and relaxed collar opening. Armour is not included but the jacket features pockets in the elbows, back and shoulders ready for it.

———- THE VADA ———-




The RSD range of ladies jackets has also been expanded starting with this textile jacket they call Vada. The Vada is a 11.14oz waxed cotton, light riding jacket that’s breathable and waterproof. Designed with the female form in mind it has a riding fit, with rotated, pre-curved sleeves and a dropped back length and relaxed collar opening. A satin inner lining provides comfort, breathes well and looks great when the jacket is worn open. Again it’s not included but the jacket is armor ready with shoulder, elbow and back protector pockets.

———- THE MAVEN ———-

A ladies Café Racer style jacket with a form fitting design. Made from tough, top grain cowhide (1.1mm – 1.3mm thickness) that is pre-oiled, washed then hand finished with wax before oiling again for an already work in look and instant comfort. Perforated leather trims provide ventilation and pre-curved sleeves and comfort flex panels under arms add to its comfort. Fit can be fine tuned with the adjustable zip waist and zip close cuffs. Five storage pockets means you don’t have to worry about carrying a bag and each jacket is equipped to fit optional RSD Armor in the elbows, shoulder and back.

I don’t really place myself in any particular genre of motorcycling, and I think our apparel echoes this. I think the biggest thing in our apparel is coming up with something that you want to wear, something you’re comfortable wearing off the motorcycle and on the motorcycle. It does its job as protective equipment, but it doesn’t make you look like you just got off a GP bike.” – Roland Sands

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