- Crafted from 1.0-1.2mm full grain leather.
- Dual rear and sleeve vents.
- Left snapped and right zippered inside pockets.
- Antique Nickel YKK hardware.
- Optional removable insulated liner.
The Summer Riding Jacket elicited an immediate bond of affection with me. It easily lends itself to all the peripheral duties of a great motorcycle jacket: pillow, blanket, bed, drop cloth and trusted friend. Comfortable to carry, comfortable to wear, reassuring to touch - easy to look at. If Frank Sinatra were to stand in the shadows with a leather motorcycle jacket slung over his shoulders, this is the one he'd use. Enough with the romance. On to the facts.
The Men's Summer Riding Jacket is crafted from a lighter weight full grain cowhide than what we typically use in the construction of our made in the USA motorcycle jackets. It has two generous rear and sleeve vents with a tough mesh shell to allow maximum airflow. This jacket has zippered sleeves and zippers on the sides to allow for adjustment. Soft full grain leather with a dull luster shows off the natural grain and complements the antique nickel hardware.
Armor provisional pockets in the elbows, shoulders, and back allow you the option of using body armor with this jacket (armor available separately).
T-Pro Armor may not fit all shoulder pockets unless it is trimmed to fit. Elbow and back armor should fit correctly without trimming.
Please read How Your Motorcycle Jacket Is Supposed To Fit if you have any questions on sizing.
Made in USA - Lifetime Guarantee
Our lifetime guarantee covers the workmanship and materials on all of our American made chaps, jackets, vests and pants as long as they are owned by the original purchaser. This includes any problem with snaps, zippers, seams and grommets that arise due to normal use of the garment.
No Regets on this one....
Posted by Joe Kucic on Feb 3rd 2017
Over the years I have made several purchases from Fox Creek...The Classic II Jacket, Chaps, a couple of vests, gloves and now the Summer Riding Jacket. I had my eyes on this beauty for a couple of years and decided to take the plunge. I called Fox Creek and spoke to Brittany who answered a couple of questions and processed my order...bang, no hassles. I received the delivery today, two days after placing my order, and am blown away by the look and fit. I own a Schott Café Racer jacket and must say that while the Schott is more expensive, the Fox Creek Summer Riding jacket is just as nice...if not better. If you're looking for a quality lightweight leather jacket for riding or just casual wear, you won't regret picking up a Fox Creek Summer Riding Jacket.
The Highest Quality
Posted by Michael on Jan 3rd 2017
I have Fox Creek jackets, vests, over pants, chaps, gloves and a wallet. This leather gear protects me when I am riding my Harley. I ride long distances at least once a year. I wanted a Fox Creek jacket for casual wear so I decided on the Summer Riding Jacket. Like all of the other leather goods I have from FC I knew I would be getting a great quality product. I purchased a jacket awhile back from a famous motorcycle company that sells leather jackets. It is ok but it was sold as buffalo leather. When one sees this they think of American Bison leather. Well this is made of Asian Water Buffalo leather. The smell is not the luxurious odor of American cowhide. The Water Buffalo leather actually smells bad, a disappointment.
Like everything else from FC this jacket is great quality leather, the workmanship is perfect and it has good zippers and snaps. Fox Creek folks are easy to deal with and their guarantee, which I have never had to use, is very reassuring.
More than a jacket -- a legacy.
Posted by Mike Bee on Dec 24th 2016
I can only second the superlatives from my fellow reviewers. The look, feel and comfort of this jacket is just superb and the leather is flawless and substantial. I expect this will be the last motorcycle jacket that I'll purchase and that like the very best leather jackets, will endure as a legacy to my son.
Recommend no other before Fox Creek
Posted by Raymind E Green on Dec 3rd 2016
Absolutely the best quality, style and value around.
This jacket is worth twice what I paid for it
Great Quality Jacket
Posted by Jon H. on Dec 1st 2016
I just purchased this jacket and took it for its first ride this week. I absolutely love the feel of the leather, the weight of the jacket, and the quality of construction. It is a nice well made jacket that is very comfortable. I got this instead of the thicker leather jacket so it would be more lightweight. I have a heated line to wear under it which works great in the cold weather (or you can wear other layers). I am very pleased with this jacket. I've also visited these guys and they are awesome to work with. I'd encourage you to visit if you live close enough and buy a jacket here if you want a great quality product.
Better than a Schott ! Maybe ?
Posted by N.Y. Rider on Nov 8th 2016
This is my first Fox Creek riding jacket, four others, all American made. Possibly the best. The buying experience could have went smoother, the first jacket I ordered was a size 46 with a liner. With the liner in it was to tight. I returned it for a 48 with a liner, I was sent a size 50 that was incorrectly tagged a 48 ! Try again, the next jacket a 48, was too big. Returned it for a size 46 without the liner, fits perfectly. I would say the jacket is very true to size, with out the liner. And warm enough without it, so I don't recommend it. The jacket is extremely comfortable. No break in necessary. The ventilation system works well, however in 80 degrees I had to take it off, so I'm not sure about the summer classification. I'd rather see the jacket made with steer hide or horse hide, for better weather resistance, but it would need to be broken in ! The cow hide is top quality, as well as the construction and design. And it looks great. Considering that this jacket is 2/3 the price of my Schott. I highly recommend checking out this Fox Creek product !
Everything I ever wanted in a leather riding jacket
Posted by Unknown on Sep 13th 2016
Took the trip down to Fox Creek and wasn't disappointed. The leather is thick and durable and the jacket fits perfect. My only regret is that I didn't buy a vest too!
Well made, comfortable and great looking jacket
Posted by Jim on Aug 29th 2016
We were lucky to visit Fox Creek this summer while staying in the area for 3 days of riding. The staff was amazing. They were very helpful and patient while we tried on many jackets and sizes. My buddy and I both went with the summer riding jacket. I'm 6"1", 190ib with long arms. The 42 tall fit like a glove. It is so comfortable and stylish. The venting works really well for warmer weather.
Posted by Sam on Oct 9th 2014
Let me start by saying that I am not a motorcycle rider and have no previous experience with garments designed to suit that purpose. I am, however, a lover of quality craftsmanship and attention to detail.
I began my search for a new leather jacket by trekking to various department stores and outfitters, only to find overpriced faux leather and even more overpriced real leather, all made in China, and severely lacking in character, fit, and finish.
I didn't like either option, so I decided to do some more research. I started to like the idea of ordering an actual motorcycle jacket, since I was sure the quality and durability factors would help justify the expense. I spent some time the websites of several big name motorcycle brands, but was dismayed to find that none of the products were made in the US, and the reviews were hit and miss for quality.
In the midst of my online journey, I happened across several motorcycle gear forums with topics on where to find quality leathers, and one name popped up again, and again, and again.
Fox Creek Leather.
I spent some time browsing the site, figuring out my sizing, and settling on a style. I chose the Summer Riding Jacket, knowing I didn't really need the protection of the heavier offerings, and that the lighter weight would make it more portable and practical for someone like me, who doesn't actually ride.
After calling and speaking to an exceptionally courteous and helpful representative, I placed my order on a Thursday afternoon. To my surprise and delight, the jacket shipped the same day, and arrived the following Monday--less than 2 business days transit.
Since the jacket arrived, I have been wearing it almost non-stop. I had been surprised by the weight of it when I had first taken it out of the box, but as heavy and thick as the leather is, it feels weightless when worn.
The quality of the fit seems almost too good to be true. I have a very tall, lanky body type, and have a lot of trouble finding clothes that truly fit right, but the 40 Long size recommended to me by the representative that helped me over the phone could have been custom tailored to fit me. It's genuinely amazing.
The leather itself is perfect. Supple, strong, soft, and clearly very durable. It's used in all the right places, with minimal and perfectly-located seams. It feels great, looks great, and SMELLS great! This jacket effortlessly screams quality and craftsmanship.
I'm not a huge fan of the mesh shell, though I'm sure it's a lifesaver for summer riders. For my purposes, having an all-nylon shell would have been significantly nicer.
Also, as I will never be using the armor pockets, an option to leave them off would have also been great. The Velcro in the sleeved used to secure those pockets closed are a little irritating when wearing the jacket with short sleeves.
All in all, I can't imagine finding finer quality for the price I paid anywhere. I am extraordinarily satisfied with my purchase.
If you are considering picking up one of Fox Creek Leather's jackets, stop considering. Just buy one, and thank yourself later.
Another Fox Creek "Home Run" jacket!
Posted by Rick on Aug 26th 2014
I live in the Californian Delta (upper SF Bay) on the Sacramento River, and except for the "Delta Breeze", it gets pretty dang HOT here all Summer long. I already own the Classic I jacket, and it is a total winner, sturdy, thick leather, zip-in liners for really cold weather, and that "standard" Fox Creek Leather quality which, IMO, is the best out there.
When the Summer weight jacket showed up on the website I immediately thought how great a complement to my Classic it would be, and lend a cooler ride. I got it today, and I am right on here NOW to let everyone know how impressed I am with it. The fit is perfect (I ordered the same size as my other jacket), and the "finishing" and details are outstanding.
The jacket is actually a little heavier than I imagined, but I am translating that fact not into "too hot," but rather into "greater protection in trouble" in a much lighter (overall) jacket than the Classic. With all the vents open (and the waist/hip spacer) plenty of air flow can get through. I am going to unreservedly recommend this jacket to anyone in a warmer climate. I think you'll all be really happy with one!