be the first to hear about exclusive first-looks, super secret sales,
I picked up a used 641 two years ago as I wanted a jacket that I could wear both on and off of the bike. $300. The pics I saw showed a jacket in good condition, but even better once it arrived. Pleasantly surprised!
I love the heft and toughness of this leather. It promises to outlive me. I feel that I'm still breaking this in.
Sizing: 5'9", 138 lbs and 38" chest. I bought a size 38 and fits generously. With lining in place, I can layer with a hoodie or thick sweater. I would imagine I could wear a 36 for a trim fit, but would probably limit layering in colder weather. Sleeves generous length in riding position and work well with gauntlet style gloves.
The styling is just classic motorbike rider without the Brando bling. I think a nice blend of function, style and durability. Great casual jacket off of the bike as well. Just feels right with boots, white t-shirt and jeans, but fine over chinos and sweater or even a button down shirt.
I love the matte finish and the thickness of the leather. Perfect for riding. Zippers feel appropriately sized, smooth running and the main zipper with the tab can be operated with gloved hands.
Shoulder mobility is excellent making this an ideal bike jacket. I'm one of those head on a swivel riders and appreciate the freedom of movement.
The zip out lining is a nice touch and definitely useful on cool morning commute.
The rear of the jacket is just right in the riding position. Good coverage but doesn't interfere with sitting. In riding position, sits brushes the top of the thigh, but I can flex fully.
The distal neck snap is very difficult to fasten, especially with gloves on. I've put wax and graphite on it, but just doesn't seem to mate well. It snaps fine when folded and snapped on the retainer, so may use emory cloth on receiver part of the snap.
The hand warmer pocket zippers can be a bit rough on my tender skin and a bit too tight to insert with gloves on.
I wish all of the zippers were either antique brass or black. Just my preference.
The liner zipper on mine was wonky when it arrived, with plastic feeling teeth that were missing. I had a local shop install a new YKK zipper and now super nice to zip out/in.
Venting is limited and can make the jacket hot for summer riding. I'm only comparing this to dedicated riding jackets and realize that this jacket is not that.
I think this is a great jacket from many perspectives . The only negative I can think of is how small Schott leathers tend to run. This is my 3rd leather jacket from Schott and they all run IMO a size small compared to other brands. You need to send your specific measurements to the customer service rep before you order. They did a great job with me although it took a few emails to get there.
The steer hide is heavy and thick and feels great. I wear a 38 " suit jacket 15 collar 33 sleeves 32 inch jeans at the waist about 5'11" tall and a 40 fit me like a glove. I can maybe layer a very thin thermal or sweater under it once I break the jacket in.
The finishing on the very end of the jacket is IMO somewhat sloppy. Just cuffed up once then sewn over. I would have preferred a cleaner looking seam.
Otherwise happy with the jacket.
I have a 40” chest and bought my Schott jacket in a 40 and it allows me to move freely. The zip in liner makes it a great fall and winter option. It will age perfectly and require minimum care, enjoy.
Jacket feels like it will take quite awhile to break in because of the high quality thick leather it is made of. I can't wait until it's softens up and sits more relaxed on my body. Very high quality jacket
IM AGE 67 HEIGHT 5.7" WEIGHT 170 POUNDS I LIKE A FAIRLY SNUG FIT THE SIZE GUIDE SUGGESTED A SIZE 44 BUT I OPTED FOR A 42 I ONLY WEAR A TEE SHIRT UNDER WITH THE ZIP OUT LINER BUT FITS AND FEELS GREAT . I LOVE SCHOTT JACKETS LONG MAY THEY MAKE THEM !
Before I review I am 5’9” 160-165lbs with chest size of 42.5” (measured without a shirt on) with a pant waist size of 32”…This jacket is awesome and Jerri on the customer support side helped answer all of my questions.. It has a modern sporty style and an athletic fit. It’s heavy duty and when they say stiff, it does come stiff but it will break it just fine. The warmth this jacket provides is incredible and I believe when they say it’ll last 10 + years! Zippers are of very high quality and the length that the sleeves of the jacket come down are just below the wrist. In other words it doesn’t come close to the knuckles but it’s not too short to where your wrists are exposed. If you’re debating on this jacket, don’t, just buy it! The measurement tool provided by the site is accurate, so long as your measurement for chest size is accurate. It’s deff worth the money and their customer service will fix any issues or answer and questions you have promptly!
This jacket rocks, thought it would be stiffer from other reviews, but its pretty soft and looks great. I'm a 46 chest and went with a size fifty, could have gone smaller easily but like loose clothing plus like layering option. money well spent, don't see any negatives about this jacket.
This is my second Single Rider Steerhide Leather Motorcycle Jacket first one lasted 30 years, hope this one does as well.
It is as they say stiff right out of the box. Perfect quality, perfect fit. Absolutely the best.
175cm, 74kg, size 40 is nice to me.
Since 1913, we have stood behind the quality of our products. That's why for our customers, if you are not happy with your item, you can send it back to us, with no questions asked. Our return and exchange policy is valid for *30 days from when the item was shipped, and make sure the original tags are attached, and it has not been worn.
For US customers:
• Need to exchange an item? No problem. The shipping label for the first exchange is FREE
• Need to return an item? The shipping label is a flat rate label of $9.95
For more information on returns including for international customers please visit www.schottnyc.com/returns/