Roland Sands Designs Ronin Jacket

RSD Ronin Jacket
The RSD Ronin Jacket has been my go-to street jacket since I got it a few years back. The combination of stylish appearance and heavy duty, quality leather with protective padding makes it the ultimate jacket for cruising.

The RSD Ronin Leather Jacket is almost as slick as Roland himself. Sure, it’s a little expensive but that’s the price you pay for badass looking, high quality riding gear. Of all the reasons to like the Ronin, my favorite aspect is the comfort while in the riding position. I’m short and fat yet somehow the tight-fitting design is damn near perfect for me. The arms are maybe an inch too long for my preference, but I’m used to working around that when it comes to my riding gear.

I also wear this baby as my casual jacket in the winter when I want to dress up sort of fancy. Many times, I have been asked where I picked it up and almost every time the lookie-loo hears that it’s an actual motorcycle riding jacket they always get the big eye response: Wow that’s pretty nice! And I have to agree. The RSD Ronin is comfortable, looks great and at $500-600 depending on where you pick it up from, it is a little on the spendy side (but worth every penny).

You can pick one up directly from the RSD website: Ronin Jacket.


  • Detailed café style, with shorty snap collar and front zip pockets
  • RSD “Airborne” hand finished, washed and oiled/waxed top grain cowhide (.9m-1.1mm thickness)
  • Aggressive riding fit, with rotated, pre-curved sleeves, dropped back length and relaxed collar opening
  • Perforated leather interior trims
  • Perforated sleeve venting
  • Sleeve zip pocket, side zipper waist adjusts
  • Zip close cuffs
  • Satin poly lining with custom RSD repeat “numbers” heat emboss
  • Armor ready shoulder, elbow and back protector pockets