Now midway through September, the weather forecast has crystalized into what we’ve been waiting for all year—these perfect fall temperature days that just beg you to go rack up miles on a motorcycle.
Even during the hot and frantic early days of this month, we knew it would all be worth it as we unboxed the 2019 RSD collection of new jackets and gloves for the first time. We’d only seen these jackets in catalogs and line drawings before that, but holding them in-hand confirmed our suspicions that this was the strongest lineup of from RSD we’ve seen to date.
Two jackets stand out in particular—the men’s Jagger
jacket, and its sister, the Mia
These pieces are made from plentifully thick Buffalo cowhide, matte black and styled just right with some discriminating quilting that adds a dash of vintage styling to an otherwise thoroughly modern jacket.
They both come with zip-out black softshell hoodies, which are seam sealed and fully wearable on their own. With the liner zipped in you won’t need much to stay comfortable in even the chilliest weather. With the liner zipped out, and with hidden vents opened up—two intake vents at the shoulders; two exhaust vents at the back—this jacket does well on even unseasonably shweaty September days.
Like all new RSD jackets, the Jagger and Mia come with included Knox CE armor at the shoulders and elbows—a smart upgrade from previous RSD armor.
The new Signature Series Ronin
also met our high expectations—everything we love about the perennial RSD best-sellers, but with thicker leather and the same hidden ventilation system of the Jagger.
We’ve got a slew of RSD gloves in-store this month too—every model the company makes, in fact. But two models have risen to the top. The Bronzo glove
, a reimagined successor the Dezel glove, with its eye-catching elasticated ribbed leather construction and easy in/out top zipper. Also new is the Berlin glove
, a short-cuff leather glove with knuckle armor and looks to kill.
Sometimes known as Leather Weather, to ride in the fall in and around New York City is to experience the absolute pinnacle of motorcycle appreciation. It’s when you can suit up with all the gear you know you’re supposed to wear on a regular basis, and it actually makes you more comfortable, not less comfortable.
We’re happy to have the entire 2019 RSD collection on hand to help supplement our standard offering, leaving very few excuses not to have good gear this season. Come check out the Pop-Up between now and the end of the month.