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Vanson for Epaulet Waxed Triton Jacket

Average User Rating:
3/5,
  • Material:
    Waxed Cotton
    Colors Available:
    Black, Olive
    We love waxed cotton canvas. Created in Scotland in the 1930's, it's a prized rainwear fabric due to its water-resistance, breathability, and long-lasting durability. As it ages, it takes on a unique patina which only gets better year after year. Heavyweight waxed jackets were especially popular for motorcycle and hunting gear.

    Vanson approached us last year and we proposed a custom project. Vanson Leathers is America’s largest manufacturer of leather motorcycle jackets and motorcycle riding apparel for men and women. Headquartered in Massachusetts, they've been making some of the finest motorcycle gear in the world for over 30 years.

    Working with one of their existing textile jacket shapes, we collaborated on a slimmed-down and slightly cropped waxed jacket with a full liner. The exterior is completely blacked out, with black snap closures and absolutely no branding or logos. The 100% cotton liner is a classic Royal Stewart tartan. The exterior has four snap-closure patch pockets (including one slanted map pocket) and the interior has two button-closure pockets. The neck has a thick leather liner and a classic buckle and strap tab closure. The jacket closes with a heavy-gauge brass zipper. Both the front placket and outside patch pockets have fabric gussets to protect against rain.

    From the first second that you put this jacket on, you'll feel the quality of its components and manufacturing. The heavyweight waxwear fabric has a solid heft and a great waxy drape. The snaps and zippers are substantial and work smoothly. Vanson is respected worldwide for the strength of their jackets and this one is no exception. You'll appreciate it more year after year as it ages and gains more character. Rest assured, this is one of the best and strongest waxed cotton jackets that you can buy anywhere - at any price.

Recent User Reviews

  1. generousthug
    3/5,
    "Epaulet x Vanson Waxed Triton - Olive"
    Pros - Construction, Weight, Fit, Function, Style
    Cons - Sleeves run a bit long, not very insulated
    Beautiful jacket. Great construction. Waxed cotton is great, very sturdy, and is already aging nicely. A nice fit and style, very true to British motorcycle jackets (have ridden and felt comfortable on motorcycles with this), overall a great buy. Sleeves are a bit long, but take up as creases in the cotton begin to set.
    Overall:
    4
    Value:
    3.5
    Quality:
    5
    Sizing:
    3
    Style:
    4
    Purchase Price:
    425.00
    Purchase Date:
    2011-05-20

User Comments

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  1. LooknGr8
    Serious question: Is this designed to be a motorcycle riding jacket? If so, sleeves should be long (so they are proper length when holding arms up to the grips? Just wondering.

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