What’s your heaviest leather jacket and how much it weigh?

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  1. Fortehus

    Fortehus Familiar Face

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    This is my first leather jacket. Schott 673 waxy cowhide. Heavyweight.

    I am really surprised when I receive the package. Fedex weight 7.6 lb but I assume it’s because of boxe weight + other stuff.

    Yesterday I try to weigh using pull up weighing scale. To my surprise it measure at 3KG!

    Here’s the pic

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  2. JMax

    JMax Call Me a Cab

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    There is a thread where folks list all of their jackets along with how much each weighs. Pretty cool thread that I need to update. But I can’t find it right now.
     
  3. Guppy

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    Looks like a good one. I've handled a few Schott jackets made with thick/heavy leather, and a surprising number of supposed-to-be MC jackets by Schott that felt distressingly thin. I always prefer the beefy stuff.
     
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  4. Seb Lucas

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    I'm boring on this but I don't like heavy leather. It never feels comfortable and it is unnecessary. My heaviest is a Vanson that weighs 5.5 pounds. My preference is for jackets no heavier than 4 pounds. That's why I go for goat and mid-weight horse and prefer 2.2 to 2.5 oz thick.
     
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  5. nick123

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    Disregarding weight, that's a really nice jacket and a perfect fit.
     
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  6. El Marro

    El Marro One Too Many

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    I just threw on my heavy horsehide CHP from Lost Worlds and it weighs in just under 10 pounds.
     
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  7. Fortehus

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    Damn! You sure it doesn’t moo?


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  8. ton312

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    11lb Aero steer 50’s HB. Heaviest I’ve ever handled. No point in anything this heavy or heavier
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  9. xtopherus

    xtopherus New in Town

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    Two contenders for me, but they're "light" relative to some of the others in this thread.

    Aero Kudu Dustbowl:
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    Schott CAF-1 (heavy steer version):
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  10. Dav

    Dav One Too Many

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    My beast, heavy Steerhide Aero Cheyenne, size 40 IMG_20190717_081148-2736x3648.jpg IMG_20190717_081237-2188x2917.jpg

    Non of this really means anything though as a size 36 in the same jacket would be lighter and a 46 heavier, we need an equation, like weight divided buy chest or something.
     
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  11. AeroFan_07

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    I've had two over 10 lbs - an Aero Bootlegger at 11.0 lbs and a Gibson & Barnes Coronado that also weighed 11.0 lbs. Both were just a little too much, and both are sold off now. Read about the Coronado here, mine is about 1/2 way down the first page. https://www.thefedoralounge.com/thr...oronado-motorcycle-jacket.60479/#post-2244805

    I do prefer a rather heavy jacket, say 6.5 - 8 lbs, as it just feels more comfortable overall to me. Plus with the winds we get, especially in the seasonal change times from fall to winter, they keep out the wind like no other. It's a highly subjective topic here.
     
  12. red devil

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  13. jpk_NJ

    jpk_NJ A-List Customer

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    I'm in the same boat as many others. I "had" a heavy beast before coming to my senses. 10.5 lb SB half belt in Horween black Bison. Broke in nice and supple but was like holding a weight plate when taking it off and placing on the hanger. Though I probably would have kept it if I didn't have a closet full of other options. First world problem
     
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  14. Dr H

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    I have the same view. My deerskin is surprisingly heavy, but very pliable with great drape (so it doesn’t feel like you’re fighting with at every move). Otherwise, I prefer goat and cape.
     
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  15. Monitor

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    That has remained one constant in my relationship with leather jackets. I only truly like extremely heavy leather. I think it's more important to me than the style of a jacket.
     
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  16. red devil

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    I like my leathers to have a minimum of weight to them, some sort of presence when you wear them. How heavy is at least heavy enough? Difficult to tell outright, it would depend on the type of leather, but I would suspect at least a mm thick.
     
  17. Seb Lucas

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    Yep... that's 2.5oz and plenty thick enough.
     
  18. zebedee

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    I am also - after wearing both for quite a while - more of a fan of the mid-weight than the heavier hides in general, even in very cold weather. Aero's mid-weight hides are thick enough for most occasions without restricting movement.
     
  19. handymike

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    Yep, while I appreciate the heft of Horween FQHH that Aero uses, I prefer the mid-weight hides (Shinki, Connolly, vintage, whatever Thedi uses, and deerskin). On my journey I’ve also discovered that I prefer Steerhide to Horsehide for the way it breaks in.
     
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  20. JMax

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    My heaviest jackets:

    LW CHP: 7.6 lbs
    Cal LAPD: 7.5 lbs
    LW PJ27: 7.31 lbs
    Branded Garments NYPD: 7.3 lbs
    Cal LAPD: 7.1 lbs
    Vanson E: 7 lbs

    Most of my jackets are between 5 - 7 lbs.
     
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