All the jacket one needs
I've had this jacket now for I believe 4 years now. If I were to take it out of the closet and show it to you you'd swear it's brand new.
My bike is the only transportation I own, which means I ride all-year-round. In the sun, the rain, the hail, the sleet, the cold, anything but summer time heat and humidity here in the south.
I mink oil the jacket once a year. No set date, just whenever I feel like it. It has kept its waterproof-ness all this time.
I've slept in this jacket on the ground, slept on it on the ground, used it as a pillow on the ground and in a tent, used it as a instant p-pad for when I pick up a chick, rolled it and bungie-corded it to the sisy bar and to the fender and it just keeps taking the abuse with zero signs of wear.
As tough as I've made it out to be (it really is!), it's some of the softest leather you'll feel when you get it. Not stiff at all and no breaking-in time necessary, though I mink oiled it anyway the day I got it (it really wasn't necessary, but since I ride in all weather, I figured better to safeguard a high-dollar item like this than take a chance).
All the pockets are lined with a nice, tough canvas-like stuff that even after all this use has zero wear yet. This was a very nice touch as it sucks when/if a pocket lining rips/tears and you can't keep anything in it anymore. I think this material will last as long as the leather will. There's also more than enough pockets of varying sizes to cover you needing to stash anything on your person.
One very small flaw I thought could be better...the liner though nicely made and also of a good tough material that will last a long, long time, doesn't have sleeves - it's just a vest-sized liner...not bad, but not good either when you could really use those sleeves in the winter.
Other than that, I think I chose the best jacket Legendary makes, IMO, and I'll be long dead and someone else will be using it for many years before it finally starts to wear and fall apart. You also can't beat the Made in America!
Reviewed by: Two Turns from Huntingdon, TN.