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JMax

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This confirms one thing to me:
People who don't have scales usually think their jackets are much heavier than they actually are.

@JMax ,care to weigh your LW and add to the list? I'm sure i remember you saying you were getting scales too.

Here is what I have::

LW PJ27 Russet Horsehide: 7.31 lbs
LW CHP Black Horsehide: 7.6 lbs
LW J23 Black Horsehide: 8.6 lbs
LW Trojan Black Horsehide: 8 Lbs

Same range as you and RD.
 

Carlos840

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Converted to same unit for clarity, thanks guys, i like numbers!

@red devil (size44) :

LW Buco J-24 Black Horsehide 3.56kg / 7.85lb
LW Speed Demon Black Horsehide 3.62kg / 7.98
LW Trojan Green & Navy Moose hide 3.78kg / 8.30lb
LW Suburban Russet Horsehide 2.615kg / 5.77lb (3.5oz)
LW J24 Navy Deerskin 2.84kg / 6.26lb (3.5oz)
LW Leathertogs Navy Horsehide 2.98kg / 6.58lb (3oz)

@JMax (size 44):

LW PJ27 Russet Horsehide: 3.32kg / 7.31 lbs
LW CHP Black Horsehide: 3.44kg / 7.6 lbs
LW J23 Black Horsehide: 3.9kg / 8.6 lbs
LW Trojan Black Horsehide: 3.6kg / 8 Lbs

Carlos840 (size 42):

LW J-23: 2.98kg / 6.57lb
LW Leathertogs: 3.44kg / 7.58lb

So my J-23 really is a lightweight LW after all!
 
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El Marro

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I would love to own a LW jacket, but the weight of his HH exceeds my personal preference.
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My most recent LW, the Ryder in black 3.5 oz horsehide, would probably be right up your alley. I would compare the weight and thickness of the hide to my Good Wear Ventura in Shinki horsehide. If anything the LW is probably a bit thinner and it is really beginning to show some beautiful grain and character.
 

Carlos840

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My most recent LW, the Ryder in black 3.5 oz horsehide, would probably be right up your alley. I would compare the weight and thickness of the hide to my Good Wear Ventura in Shinki horsehide. If anything the LW is probably a bit thinner and it is really beginning to show some beautiful grain and character.

If you have an accurate way to weigh your LW jackets i would love the info too...
 

red devil

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Converted to same unit for clarity, thanks guys, i like numbers!

@red devil (size44) :

LW Buco J-24 Black Horsehide 3.56kg / 7.85lb
LW Speed Demon Black Horsehide 3.62kg / 7.98
LW Trojan Green & Navy Moose hide 3.78kg / 8.30lb

@JMax (size 44):

LW PJ27 Russet Horsehide: 3.32kg / 7.31 lbs
LW CHP Black Horsehide: 3.44kg / 7.6 lbs
LW J23 Black Horsehide: 3.9kg / 8.6 lbs
LW Trojan Black Horsehide: 3.6kg / 8 Lbs

Carlos840 (size 42):

LW J-23: 2.98kg / 6.57lb
LW Leathertogs: 3.44kg / 7.58lb

So my J-23 really is a lightweight LW after all!

Let me add to those then

Lost Worlds Suburban Russet Horsehide 2615g / 5.77lb (3.5oz)
Lost Worlds J24 Navy Deerskin 2840g / 6.26lb (3.5oz)
Lost Worlds Custom Leathertogs Navy Horsehide 2985g / 6.58lb (3oz)

The leather weights are just what I have understood, no way for me to check in any relevant way. My Leathertogs is at the same weights as your J23 it seems
 

red devil

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perhaps that is a more precise way, the act of putting a jacket on the hanger with the scale on might add extra weight

Yes, I always weigh the hangers first.
There seems to be a variability of about 30g between same hangers (got a big batch ages ago as I knew I would need them :D)
 

Carlos840

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Yes, I always weigh the hangers first.
There seems to be a variability of about 30g between same hangers (got a big batch ages ago as I knew I would need them :D)

Try turning the scales on with the empty hanger hanging already, it should tare when it starts and will then show -xxx when you remove the hanger.


Interesting that my J-23 is around 3oz, but still much heavier than an Aero CXLHH that is supposed to be 3-3.5oz.
I think it kinda shows the limitation of using a unit of weight to describe thickness...
It would only make sens to do so if all leather had the same weight per specific thickness, which isn't the case.
 

El Marro

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If you have an accurate way to weigh your LW jackets i would love the info too...
My CHP comes in a little over 8 lbs according to a large digital postal scale at a warehouse I was working in last year. I could weigh the Ryder, but it would be using the bathroom scale technique which you advised is not terribly accurate. I may have to order a real scale so I can keep up with you guys here!
 

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My CHP comes in a little over 8 lbs according to a large digital postal scale at a warehouse I was working in last year. I could weigh the Ryder, but it would be using the bathroom scale technique which you advised is not terribly accurate. I may have to order a real scale so I can keep up with you guys here!

A hanging scale is pretty cheap :)
 
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Okay, some numbers to add to the list...

Lost World Speed Demon: 3.90 kg according to the kitchen scale
Aero Cafe Racer: 2.80 kg

...that's about all I got.
 

Hh121

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The last few posts focused on jacket weight and talk of scales should be right up your alley.
It used to be.
Now I divide the heavyweight to four categories.
1. The jacket feels heavy but not neccecery too thick : All 3-3.5 oz some times 4oz jacket. and Kadoya I had, weight 8.8 lbs.
2. The jacket feels not too heavy but leather is actually thick : Vanson dominator I had weight 7.8 lbs, soft and pliable but leather is super thick.
3. The jacket feels light but actually heavyweight : Schott p613s horween steerhide, probably because of weight distrubute well.
4. The jacket feels heavy and actually is heavyweight : LW 4oz plus cross zip jacket.
 

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Polo ralph lauren moto jacket XL, 2100g/ 4.62lb
Schott B3 size 44, 2500g/5.51 lb
Vanson Chopper Size Large/43,3.75oz. 3200g/ 7.05 lb
Lost World J-24 with belt size 44,4oz. 3700g/ 8.15 lb
Custom motorcycle jacket,5oz. 4.45kg/9.81 lb

My Aero FQhh premier highwayman 46 is still in my friend's house in UK, his roughly measured result is around 2.5 kg/ 5.51lb
 
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ultrark2004

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As a professional mechanic for 47 years, in recharging air conditioning's they require a precise amount of freon to be added. i used a freon scale to measure 4 jackets. Did not measure any of my LL goat or Cow Jackets or my Cal LAPD
LW Trojan HH size 44 with the fur collar but forgot the belt 7.8 lb 3.5 kg
LW J23 HH 46s forgot the collar & belt 7.56 lb 3.43 kg
Aero Chips HH size 40 5.6 lb 2.5 kg
Cal Leather Cross zip size 44 5.7 lb 2.6 kg
 

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As a professional mechanic for 47 years, in recharging air conditioning's they require a precise amount of freon to be added. i used a freon scale to measure 4 jackets. Did not measure any of my LL goat or Cow Jackets or my Cal LAPD
LW Trojan HH size 44 with the fur collar but forgot the belt 7.8 lb 3.5 kg
LW J23 HH 46s forgot the collar & belt 7.56 lb 3.43 kg
Aero Chips HH size 40 5.6 lb 2.5 kg
Cal Leather Cross zip size 44 5.7 lb 2.6 kg

Can you show us this scale? I'd imagine there is greater resolution than 1 or 2 dp?
 

ultrark2004

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Here is the scale empty & with an unopened bottle of 30 lb R22 freon. sorry for the poor pics charging scale.jpg
 

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