I was introduced to Fox Creek Leather when my husband was in need of a new motorcycle jacket. We were looking for something well-constructed, durable, and made in the United States. The garments from Fox Creek Leather seemed to fit the bill, so we placed an order for a mens leather riding jacket.
Before the jacket arrived, I was a bit skeptical that it would meet our quality standards. I guess that was the seamstress in me coming out, but it was also a result of our experience with other leather motorcycle jackets. Sure, they all looked good in pictures, but they didnt look so great up close. When my husbands jacket arrived, however, we were both pleasantly surprised to find that the garment was indeed well-made.
The following year my husband bought me the womens Classic Motorcycle Jacket II from Fox Creek Leather.Although you can buy the companys jackets off the shelf, mine is custom fitted. I was surprised at how much care Fox Creek Leather took to make sure my jacket fit correctly. When I placed my order, I gave a company representative my measurements and they sent me a “try-on” jacket, instructing me to call them when I had the jacket on so I could answer a few questions about its fit.
I then sent back the “try-on” jacket, and six weeks later I received a custom-fitted jacket of my own. It was well worth the wait. The riding jacket Id owned prior to this one was thin, and air would get in through the seams. The seams on my new Fox Creek Leather jacket were sewn tight so no cold air could pass through.
I also like the jackets venting, which is handy when riding in warm weather. For cold weather, I opted for the zip-out liner for extra warmth in the winter. The hide-away fleece neck warmer also helps on those colder days. The Classic II comes with a belt, but I opted to have it sent with the jacket but not installed.
All in all, Im happy with my jacket. It has become one with me. The leather has developed a nice patina, making it easy to pick it out from a pile of leather jackets. In fact, I liked the jacket so much that I bought some chaps from Fox Creek Leather to go with it.
The Classic Motorcycle Jacket II costs $422 and can be purchased on Fox Creek Leathers website. Shipping is free. Visit FoxCreekLeather.comfor more information.
Bonus video: Watch how Fox Creek Leather makes its leather vests at its Virginia factory. Craftsmanship at its best!
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4 thoughts on Reader Jacket Review: Fox Creek Leather Motorcycle Jacket
I have a Fox Creek Leather vented racing jacket. It’s a cool cafe style, lots of pockets, a zip-out quilted liner, pockets in the back, shoulders, and elbows for armor, lots of venting to keep me cool in summer. Unfortunately, they now longer make this style in women’s sizing, so I had to get a men’s jacket. I can’t do the “classic” American style jacket because the double collar puts too much weight and pressure on my neck, so the cafe style collar keeps the cold air out and doesn’t pinch my neck. Love it!
I have a Fox Creek vest. Excellent grade of leather. Consistent grain. Solid construction. True to advertised weight of the leather. Great service. American made.
I, too, bought a Fox Creek woman’s size S motorcycle jacket with zip-out quilted lining, fleece neck warmer, back zippered vents, vertical quilting and lacing in the back. I had custom braided leather zip pulls with red and black beads. The leather is luxurious. It is a fabulous piece. Unfortunately I never got the chance to wear it in because I can no longer ride. I am offering this superior garment for $200 to some discerning rider…plus postage. Photos supplied upon request.
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