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 Best Leather Motorcycle Jacket of 2024

Handpicked for you, here are the top leather jackets of 2024, blending durability, design, and functionality for your ultimate riding experience. Whether you're a seasoned rider or just starting out, these jackets are perfect for your style and comfort.


Merlin Torsten Leather Jacket - UV Reflective Coating

The Merlin Torsten Leather Jacket presents a contemporary twist on retro motorcycle apparel, blending modern technology with classic styling. Utilising TFL® German technology, this jacket reflects a remarkable 70% of UV rays, resulting in a temperature reduction of up to 25°C compared to traditional dark leather jackets, ensuring a comfortable ride even in warm conditions. Designed with versatility in mind, the included thermal liner can be attached for added warmth, while chest vents can be closed for cooler weather.

Engineered for optimal protection, the Torsten jacket features Level 1 D3O® armour at the shoulders and elbows, with a dedicated pocket for an optional D3O® Viper Stealth back protector. Constructed from soft, supple cowhide leather, this jacket offers both style and durability, certified to the highest CE Level AAA. With thoughtful details such as cuff and hem size adjustment points, active accordion stretch back panels, and Merlin branded metal snap studs, the Torsten jacket combines functionality with a timeless aesthetic.


Merlin Kingsbury Leather Jacket - Most Affordable

Crafted from full grain matt finish leather with large, uninterrupted panels, the Merlin Kingsbury Leather Jacket offers excellent abrasion protection while maintaining a supple and soft texture, thanks to the drum roll process. Pre-fitted with D3O® armour in the shoulder and elbow pockets beneath the upper leather, riders benefit from enhanced impact protection without compromising on style.

Designed for versatility and comfort, the Kingsbury jacket features YKK® vent zips on the front and back, allowing riders to regulate airflow for optimal comfort in various weather conditions. With a zip-out 100gsm thermal gilet vest lining, adjustable cuffs and hem, and pre-curved sleeves for an improved fit while riding, this jacket combines functionality with understated elegance. Certified to the highest CE Level AAA rating, the Kingsbury Leather Jacket is the epitome of classic style and modern protection.


Belstaff Vanguard Leather Jacket - Most Premium

Belstaff makes the most exquisite leather motorcycle jackets on the market, and the Vanguard proves that point. This beautiful leather jacket boasts a premium construction crafted from a sumptuous calf leather, featuring a natural wax coating for added durability and a distinctive finish. The design is simple, functional and timeless.

Engineered for both style and functionality, this jacket incorporates stretch leather accordion panels on shoulders, ensuring optimal mobility and comfort. It is just the right length to keep your back covered when leaning over the tank without bunching up when you are walking around. The brass-coloured hardware offers a nice contrast with the black leather and is satisfying to interact with.


Goldtop 1958 Armoured Leather Jacket - Softest Leather

If you've ever had the pleasure of seeing a Goldtop product up close, you know these guys know a thing or two when it comes to leather motorcycle equipment. The 1958 jacket is no different: it is a beautiful short cut leather motorcycle jacket styled after american aviator jackets from the 1950s with a folded collar and clean, fitted lines. The leather used is a beautifully soft leather that is 1.4mm thick. This is thicker than most motorcycle jackets out there, offering excellent protection against road rash. Because Goldtop only select the best hides and dye them using aniline dyes, they keep the leather soft and supple, making their jackets comfortable from the get go.The 1958 is designed to house the renowned Knox Micro-lock armour and the jacket comes equipped with CE Level 1 armour in the shoulders and elbows and a pocket for an optional CE Level 2 back protector. A sumptuous gold quilted lining adds a nice touch to an already lush jacket, it also makes the 1958 a jacket that is ideally suited for UK temperatures and will see you through all seasons except for the very hottest days. Check out our in-depth video review below.


Broger Ohio Leather Jacket - Lightest Weight

Introducing the Broger Ohio Leather Jacket, designed for style and safety. Crafted with a cowhide outer, this jacket ensures durability and an elegant appearance. The Polyester lining provides comfort, making it suitable for everyday wear. For added breathability, the jacket features 2 ventilation pockets on the front. Safety features include Level 2 SAS-TEC elbow and shoulder protectors, offering advanced protection during rides. A pocket is also provided to accommodate an optional back protector for extra reassurance.


John Doe Storm Leather Jacket - Most Breathable

It’s hard to find retro-looking riding gear suitable for the hottest of climates - classic leather is thick and heavy, usually replaced with lightweight textiles and mesh. The Storm jacket from John Doe does a phenomenal job of keeping the heritage aesthetic in a leather jacket that can stand the heat.

The outer is constructed from a premium 1.1-1.3mm thick cowhide leather that’s almost entirely perforated on the torso. This is primed to let cooling airflow through the jacket while you ride, keeping your temperature down in the heat. Fret not - there’s no sacrifice in protection here. The Storm achieves an impressive CE AAA rating, so you can rest assured and ride with confidence.


Urban Rider Onyx Leather Jacket - Thickest

Working with the team at Merlin, we have created the Onyx Collection: a capsule range of motorcycle garments that we feel should be staples in any rider’s wardrobe. It goes without saying that a classic leather jacket had to be included.

Introducing the Onyx Leather Jacket, sporting a classic silhouette that matches any style of bike. The Onyx Leather Jacket is made from a premium, 1.3mm thick cowhide that has a reassuring heft to it while remaining supple and soft. This sumptuous black leather is complemented by all black metal hardware and zips.

D3O® Level 1 armour is pre-fitted in the shoulders and elbows with a pocket for a back protector should you wish to add one. The jacket is certified to a CE Level AA safety standard.