Tested by: Dave Bell
RRP: £259.99 // Sizes: XS – 2XL // Black, Cognac
I’ve recently got my hands on this retro-styled Richa Daytona 60S jacket. It’s new for 2017, celebrating 60 years of the Daytona jacket, but the original design has been spiced up with some fancy stitching on the shoulders and elbows, which compliments the handcrafted distressed vintage high quality Buffalo leather.
The soft leather and internal cotton lining allows easy movement – in spite of its removable polyester thermo liner and the CE standard EN1621-2:2014 (level 1) D30 back, elbow and shoulder protectors, which will help to keep you both warm and safe out on the road. Some leather jackets can feel a little stiff and restrictive – but I found the Daytona was spot on, which is probably thanks to the soft buffalo leather used.
Sadly, the jacket does not have any ventilation, but neither do most other leather jackets – and considering how infrequently we get properly scorching weather in the UK, it hasn’t been an issue at all up to this point.
Ultimately, I absolutely love this jacket. It is one of the comfiest leather bike jackets I have worn – plus, I’m pretty sure I could get away with wearing it on a night out with the lads, and I’d get to reap the benefits of the CE protection should I fall over on the way home.
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