Belstaff Knockhill Leather Motorcycle Jacket
- Product Review (submitted on December 15, 2011):
- I bought this jacket at the end of the summer this year. I have owned three Fox Creek jackets and two Tourmaster jackets, so I can speak with some pretty good framework for comparison. I wanted a very well-made, heavily constructed jacket that, if possible, could double as a presentable street jacket. It had to carry armor, too. I wanted something that i could ride with in a broad spectrum of weather, too. I don't do much riding in the rain, but ride every day i can from around March to well into November. The Knockhill is an outstanding jacket that meets all of my criteria easily. It can be worn in surprisingly warm (though not hot) weather, say, up to the high 70s quite easily. I am comfortable in it down to the high 30s. it seals well at the neck and opens up for decent ventilation, albeit with just the front zipper and armpit eyelets. it doesn't try to compete with fully vented cycle wear. The leather is very stout, certainly crash worthy. the armor is well-fitted and very good. The cuffs have two snaps and provide excellent closure, even for small wrists like mine. The hardware is top notch- very nice if you've ever experienced the frustration of broken or hard-to-operate zippers, weak snaps, etc. The pockets are designed so that the flap includes part of the sack, creating an outstanding closure. I am quite particular, especially if spending $750 for a jacket, and the Knockhill is faultless in material and workmanship- something you just don't see much. My ONLY complaint is that I would prefer that the belt loops be fastened at two points rather than one. A very minor complaint, almost too small, but there it is. I am delighted with this jacket, for function and for style. There are heavier jackets out there, e.g. Fox Creek, but the Belstaff jacket is plenty heavy and provides versatility and adjustability that is hard to out-do. It is well worth the price, in my opinion. I also want to mention that doing business with BMG was easy. I found them professional, helpful and quite fast.