The 24 best full-leather cruiser motorcycle jackets


The best full-leather cruiser motorcycle jackets all have a specific style to them, but they can still look very modern or classical (vintage), so there is most likely something for everyone’s taste. One of the most important factors for the best cruiser leather jackets is safety features like shoulder, elbow and back protectors.

Overview

In this collective review, we look at the best full-leather cruiser motorcycle jackets that have at least some basic protection in the event of a crash. It might also be worth noting that these jackets are more suited for traditional styled riders, and I’ll have a separate review for casual cruiser jackets. The jackets in this list are arranged alphabetically.

These are the 24 best full-leather cruiser motorcycle jackets:

  • Alpinestars Warhorse
  • Belstaff Riser
  • Coretech Idol
  • Coretech Relic
  • Dainese Bardo Perforated
  • Dainese Razon
  • First Manufacturing Commuter
  • First Manufacturing Enforcer
  • First Manufacturing Indy
  • First Manufacturing Nemesis
  • First Manufacturing Raider
  • First Manufacturing Rocky
  • First Manufacturing Top Performer
  • First Manufacturing Turbine
  • Helite Leather Airbag
  • Highway 21 Gasser
  • Highway 21 Gunner
  • Joe Rocket Powershift
  • Joe Rocket Sonic 2.0
  • Joe Rocket Sprint TT
  • Oxford Route 73
  • Rukka Aramos
  • Spidi Firebird
  • Street & Steel Outlander

Rating index

Two Motion ratings are assigned according to this index.

RatingDescription
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Excellent
⭐⭐⭐⭐Great
⭐⭐⭐Alright
⭐⭐Bad
Very bad
Two Motion Ratings

Alpinestars Warhorse

Details

  • Material: Leather
  • Vented: No
  • Colours: 2
  • Body armour: available
  • Back armour: available
  • Style: Cafe/cruiser
  • Price range: $400

⭐⭐⭐⭐

“The Alpinestars Warhorse is a comfortable cruiser riding jacket with a soft texture but this may be more difficult to keep clean” ~ Two Motion



Belstaff Riser

Details

  • Material: Leather
  • Vented: No
  • Colours: 1
  • Body armour: Yes
  • Back armour: No
  • Style: Cruiser
  • Price range: $900

⭐⭐⭐

“The Belstaff Riser is more style than protection since there isn’t a back protector available and a huge price tag” ~ Two Motion



Coretech Idol

Details

  • Material: Leather
  • Vented: No
  • Colours: 2
  • Body armour: Yes
  • Back armour: available
  • Style: Cruiser
  • Price range: $300

⭐⭐⭐⭐

“The Coretech Idol is a great full-leather jacket that is affordable and will fit with any cruiser motorcycle” ~ Two Motion



Coretech Relic

Details

  • Material: Leather
  • Vented: Yes
  • Colours: 1
  • Body armour: Yes
  • Back armour: No
  • Style: Cruiser
  • Price range: $300

⭐⭐⭐

“The Coretech Relic is a good option for summertime riding on your cruiser if you still want to wear leathers but you’ll be missing a back protector” ~ Two Motion



Dainese Bardo Perforated

Details

  • Material: Leather (perforated)
  • Vented: Yes
  • Colours: 1
  • Body armour: Yes
  • Back armour: available
  • Style: Cafe/cruiser
  • Price range: $600

⭐⭐⭐⭐

“The Dainese Bardo Perforated is a great option for deep-summer riding since most of the leather is perforated, but you’ll be paying almost $700 for this jacket with a back protector” ~ Two Motion



Dainese Razon

Details

  • Material: Leather
  • Vented: Yes
  • Colours: 1
  • Body armour: Yes
  • Back armour: available
  • Style: Cafe/cruiser
  • Price range: $500

⭐⭐⭐⭐

“The Dainese Razon is an all-season leather riding jacket with good ventilation that performs just as well as it looks” ~ Two Motion



First Manufacturing Commuter

Details

  • Material: Leather
  • Vented: Yes
  • Colours: 1
  • Body armour: available
  • Back armour: available
  • Style: Cruiser
  • Price range: $300

⭐⭐⭐⭐

“The First Manufacturing Commuter is a good choice since you get styling that fits with just about any cruiser, plus optional back and body protectors at a decent price” ~ Two Motion



First Manufacturing Enforcer

Details

  • Material: Leather
  • Vented: Yes
  • Colours: 2
  • Body armour: available
  • Back armour: available
  • Style: Cruiser
  • Price range: $300

⭐⭐⭐⭐

“The First Manufacturing Enforcer is more of a show-off than an actual riding jacket but it looks pretty dope” ~ Two Motion



First Manufacturing Indy

Details

  • Material: Leather
  • Vented: Yes
  • Colours: 1
  • Body armour: available
  • Back armour: No
  • Style: Cruiser
  • Price range: $250

⭐⭐⭐

“The First Manufacturing Indy is basically a stripped-down version of the Commuter that has less protection for a very similar price” ~ Two Motion



First Manufacturing Nemesis

Details

  • Material: Leather
  • Vented: Yes
  • Colours: 1
  • Body armour: available
  • Back armour: No
  • Style: Cafe/cruiser
  • Price range: $300

⭐⭐⭐

“The First Manufacturing Nemesis is a black version of the Indy which also has little protection in comparison to the Commuter” ~ Two Motion



First Manufacturing Raider

Details

  • Material: Leather
  • Vented: No
  • Colours: 2
  • Body armour: available
  • Back armour: available
  • Style: Cruiser
  • Price range: $250

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“The First Manufacturing Raider is an all-in-one manbag jacket combo which is surprisingly much more affordable than an actual handbag for ladies” ~ Two Motion



First Manufacturing Rocky

Details

  • Material: Leather
  • Vented: Yes
  • Colours: 1
  • Body armour: available
  • Back armour: No
  • Style: Cruiser
  • Price range: $200

⭐⭐⭐

“The First Manufacturing Rocky has a clean and simple design that might reduce the price, but it also cuts away on protection which isn’t ideal” ~ Two Motion



First Manufacturing Top Performer

Details

  • Material: Leather
  • Vented: Yes
  • Colours: 1
  • Body armour: available
  • Back armour: No
  • Style: Cruiser
  • Price range: $300

⭐⭐⭐⭐

“The First Manufacturing Top Performer is definitely named correctly as it is very well designed and comes at a good price but it’s a shame that a back protector isn’t available on purchase” ~ Two Motion



First Manufacturing Turbine

Details

  • Material: Leather (perforated)
  • Vented: Yes
  • Colours: 1
  • Body armour: available
  • Back armour: available
  • Style: Cafe/cruiser
  • Price range: $250

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“The First Manufacturing Turbine is a great summertime leather riding jacket which comes at an affordable price and gives you the option to insert body and back protectors” ~ Two Motion



Helite Leather Airbag

Details

  • Material: Leather
  • Vented: Yes
  • Colours: 2
  • Body armour: Airbag
  • Back armour: Airbag
  • Style: Cruiser
  • Price range: $1,000

⭐⭐⭐⭐

“The Helite Leather Airbag was an awesome leap forward in safety meeting style but they now need to get the price lower for the average rider” ~ Two Motion



Highway 21 Gasser

Details

  • Material: Leather
  • Vented: Yes
  • Colours: 2
  • Body armour: Yes
  • Back armour: Yes
  • Style: Cafe/cruiser
  • Price range: $350

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“The Highway 21 Gasser leather jacket offers removable body and back protection right from the start while still being affordable and stylish” ~ Two Motion



Highway 21 Gunner

Details

  • Material: Leather
  • Vented: Yes
  • Colours: 2
  • Body armour: available
  • Back armour: No
  • Style: Cruiser
  • Price range: $400

⭐⭐⭐

“The Highway 21 Gunner might be more useful at a shooting range than on a motorcycle with all those concealed pockets and the lack of a decent back protector, but it has great venting features” ~ Two Motion



Joe Rocket Powershift

Details

  • Material: Leather
  • Vented: No
  • Colours: 1
  • Body armour: available
  • Back armour: available
  • Style: Cruiser
  • Price range: $300

⭐⭐⭐⭐

“The Joe Rocket Powershift is a good looking leather jacket that is fairly affordable but doesn’t include body or back protection for this price” ~ Two Motion



Joe Rocket Sonic 2.0

Details

  • Material: Leather
  • Vented: Yes
  • Colours: 1
  • Body armour: Yes
  • Back armour: Yes
  • Style: Cafe/cruiser
  • Price range: $300

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“The Joe Rocket Sonic 2.0 offers the full package in terms of safety and comfort features at an affordable price” ~ Two Motion



Joe Rocket Sprint TT

Details

  • Material: Leather
  • Vented: No
  • Colours: 2
  • Body armour: available
  • Back armour: available
  • Style: Cafe/cruiser
  • Price range: $300

⭐⭐⭐⭐

“The Joe Rocket Sprint TT is a very cool looking leather jacket but be sure to budget for body and back protectors as they are not included” ~ Two Motion



Oxford Route 73

Details

  • Material: Leather
  • Vented: No
  • Colours: 2
  • Body armour: Yes
  • Back armour: available
  • Style: Cruiser
  • Price range: $300

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“The Oxford Route 73 offers good value for money in a clean simple design and optional back protection that you should include in your purchase” ~ Two Motion



Rukka Aramos

Details

  • Material: Leather (perforated)
  • Vented: Yes
  • Colours: 1
  • Body armour: Yes
  • Back armour: Yes
  • Style: Cruiser
  • Price range: $1,300

⭐⭐⭐⭐

“The Rukka Aramos is a waterproof leather jacket that has a great amount of features, but it’s still very overpriced” ~ Two Motion



Spidi Firebird

Details

  • Material: Leather
  • Vented: No
  • Colours: 1
  • Body armour: available
  • Back armour: available
  • Style: Cafe/cruiser
  • Price range: $550

⭐⭐⭐⭐

“The Spidi Firebird is a really cool looking leather jacket for those who don’t like shiny leather but you’re paying more for the styling than protection” ~ Two Motion



Street & Steel Outlander

Details

  • Material: Leather
  • Vented: Yes
  • Colours: 1
  • Body armour: Yes
  • Back armour: available
  • Style: Cafe/cruiser
  • Price range: $200

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“The Street & Steel Outlander is an affordable leather riding jacket with decent protection which makes it perfect for new riders or if you just don’t want to spend too much” ~ Two Motion


What’s your opinion?

Final words

I hope this review was able to help you find the motorcycle jacket you were looking for. If none of these look promising or if you want to explore some other options, you can read some of my other motorcycle jacket reviews.

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