Definitely does it’s job by keeping the chill off of your torso. It needs leather conditioner used on it when new, just to soften the leather up. It’s a little stiff until it gets broken in. The gun pockets can hold a full size pistol and the gun strap inside of the pocket makes it nice to keep it in place. The phone pocket holds my phone perfectly, even with it inside the otterbox. It’s made with strong leather, so its going to last a while. Definitely has some weight to it, so you know it’s made right.
I received the vest earlier than expected which is always a good thing. When opening from the package i noticed the vest had a little dust around the jacket, no big deal, it easily brushed off. I researched different soa vest but this particular one had higher star ratings and was a little bit costly than the other ones i saw. I’ll say, i’m pretty impressed, the quality of the vest. One thing i should add, i saw previous pictures of previous buyer comparing a large vest vs x large vest. I’m 5’11 tall and weight 215 lbs chest 43-44 like the measurements recommends add another 2 or 3 inches on chest. When i tried it on the vest was a little bit snugged but i’m happy that i decided to get the x large vs large i could still fit one of my biker jackets underneath for winter. I’m happy with this purchase.
Pros: very durable material and looks great. Gun pockets have plenty of room to conceal my pistol without printing. I also like the hole in the vest pocket for my sunglasses. Con: according to the size chart i am a large, but the vest fits a little snug. Maybe it is supposed to be like that though. My only issue is that when i am carrying items on the inside pockets, everything seems a little tight. Might look into ordering a size up if you plan on regularly carrying. All in all, it is a great product and i would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a vest.
Originally ordered a 2x but had to exchange it for a 3x because of my beer belly. Love the 2 gun pockets although it isn’t a smooth transaction to put the gun in. Really like the extra pocket for the cell phone although i use it for my reading glasses. Very comparable to a the vest i had that cost over $200. I would definitely purchase this again.
Right off i wanna say that mine ran small. I am 6ft 290lbs i bought a 3xl because thats what i wear. A 4xl would be comfortable with chain extenders a 5xl would probley connect and zip. Ots hot in florida so i ride with an open vest. That was my fault so no stars off. The vest is a heavy leather that has held up in the florida rain and humidity. The pockets are deep and i have felt confident with my conceal carry. So far i have no issues with any of the snaps or threads and the price i payed for the vest vs. The wear and abuse i put ot threw, if something does wear out or a seam pops i am ok with it and would make the purchase again.
You would think for a product advertised for concealed carry they would have paid more attention to the seams in the pockets. They are in desperate need of being reinforced. . I bought 5 vests for the guys in my hunting club and 3 already have ripped out. We are having a leather seamstress add the needed leather and reinforced stitching to fix problem but if you do not want your gun hanging out the bottom of the vest all of a sudden and dont want to pay someone to fix it right i would advise looking for a better made vest.
I am 5’11’ and weigh 190lbs. I wear a 34′ to 36′ waist pants and with a shirt on, i’m right at 43′ chest size with a shirt on. My dress shirts, i wear a large. Sweatshirts, i wear an xl b/c i like them a little baggy. I bought an xl based on reviews i read. I got it and wow, it was big for my liking. I then ordered a l prior to returning the xl so i can compare them side by side and then i will return the one i like the least. I could not be happier with the way the large fits. The description of the item is spot on. I love the zipper/snap combo.
The vest is really nice and looks like a good quality leather. I originally ordered a xxl but after trying it on, it was too big. Seller was very prompt and courteous regarding swapping out the vest for an xl. All i can say is be careful ordering a size larger that your normal. I am 6’1′ 225 pounds with a 47′ chest and moving up 2 sizes was too big for me. I would say disregarding the moving up a size recommendation, unless you’ve got a belly, then that might help.
After reading hundreds of reviews on about a dozen different vest similar to this i finally decided to grit my teeth, make a decision, and pray like there is no tomorrow that i didn’t wind up in a juggle of customer service and shipping to get a vest that fit properly. I am pleasantly surprised with this purchase. I bought the large size vest, i am about 39. 5 in the chest (all the way around under the armpits). I feel it fits quite well leaving just enough room for a hoodie and a little shrinkage that comes with the territory of leather meeting sun and rain on occasions. I also fell in love with the concealed pockets when i noticed the wide banded stretchy magazine and pistol holder sewn into the pockets. Most vests i looked at were plagued with issues of the gun falling out the pockets when the wear leaned over. This product has two pockets (one each side) and each pocket has two snaps to close the pocket and the wide bands to secure it. I have a pt907 taurus 9mm slim and it fits great. I love this jacket and contemplating buying a second in the next size up just in case thanksgiving does a number on me.
This vest is pretty great as far as the quality of the leather is concerned. It’s seriously gear, i got this one to turn into my club colors and it’s definitely worthy. I ride a men’s medium fxrg leather jacket by harley, i got the xl vest and it fits perfectly. Again, i’m super happy with the quality of the leather. Incredibly thick and one piece. This is not a patchwork but a solid back joined by solid front. Lots of pockets, though i would prefer the inside ones to have zippers vs the snaps, though i understand why they’re there as snaps. Still, would be a nice option. My only real issue is the center snap feels like it’s beginning to change me apart a bit. The snap is enclosed in a sewn leather seam, so repair seems unlikely.
I was wearing this last winter when i was hit by a car at 65mph. Other than the broken bones i had zero road rash anywhere that the vest covered. Also, it was scuffed, but nothing that couldn’t be conditioned out for riding this fall.
After a few wears, a couple of the pocket snaps popped. This is a thick stiff leather, but it provides nice ablative protection. This was not what i was looking for, but i think it will suit most that are looking for a vest.
Beautiful vest, good quality. Ordered some daryl dixon (walking dead) wings to sew on the back. Vest does run about 2 sizes small. Here are the specifications for the The Bikers Zone SOA Mens Leather Club Style Vest W/Concealed Gun Pockets:
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- QUALITY LEATHER: Made of Premium Cowhide leather 1.1-1.2mm
- CLUB STYLE VEST: Club members love this vest, add your custom club patches or biker patches it’ll look gorgeous ————— SIZE CHART -Very IMPORTANT to check the Size Chart image
- GUN POCKETS: Built in Dual Side Concealed Weapon & Ammo Pocket — OTHER POCKETS: Two Lower Hand Warmer Pockets Two Chest Pockets One w/ Sunglass Holder Slit
- PATCHES FRIENDLY: Features a Single Panel Back ideal for Club Patches or Biker patches
- OTHER FEATURES: Scooter Collar Design — Concealed YKK Zipper & Snap Front Closure
The product is very nice seems to be of good quality the only issue i had was it did not fit seller does offer returns so i sent back to get two sizes up. I am 5’10 @ 260lbs muscular build the xxl did not fit as expected i wear a xxl sweatshirt and shirt everyday i figured this would run big at-least. Not the case seems to run small, and i bought it to plan on wearing a sweatshirt under for late fall riding. I would personally order at-least a size up from what you wear for a sweatshirt size maybe two sizes. I reordered a 4x so well see how that fits. . But i also have a bulky muscular build so i guess it does change my fitment size vs a normal person.
Leather is thick and sewn very well. Beware though, a full size pistol will be hard to retrieve from the concealed carry pockets, it does conceal it well, but a full frame is hard to get out with any quickness. I carry an m&p shield that fits perfectly, so a smaller handgun works. I’d say that i’d purchase again, but the quality tells me this is going to last me an extremely long time.
It seems to be good quality upon first inspection. I’m 5’9′ with a 39′ chest and 30′ waist and a medium fits me perfect. It’s snug enough with just a t-shirt but gives me enough room for a thick jacket underneath.
The vest is sturdy and comfortable, comes with gun pockets and a cellphone pocket which mine came messed up but considering the quality of the leather i would ignore it (besides i put my cellphone in my pants pocket), is not too thin or too thick, the back has enough space for patchesbefore buying just measure your chest to know the size that fits you the best then add 2 more inches and look for the size in the chart (or measure your belly if it is bigger than your chest haha).
Great product, thick and well made and great price. Fits well width wise, but just a bit long in length for me. So, it tends to bulge up a bit. No problem, just rolled bottom up under. I ordered a 5x, i’m 6′ 1′ @ 290lbs,if your not sure about size, i tried a similar vest at local motorcycle store to get the size, then ordered this one.
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- XL vs L – Photos included for your viewing pleasure 5’11” 190 lbs 34″ waist I wear a Large shirt.
- Great solid, sharp looking budget vest. Highly recommend!
- Very nice buy for the price and quality