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4 Tips on Buying a High Quality Leather Jacket

Whether you're looking for a lightweight, fashion-forward leather jacket or a rugged leather coat, knowing which style is right for you can be a daunting task. Here are some helpful guidelines to help you find that perfect leather jacket to last you many years to come.



One of the outstanding features of a high-quality leather jacket is its durability. Generally speaking, the larger the animal, the more substantial the leather will be, both in thickness and in weight. While a leather jacket purchased at a discount store may seem like a bargain, it won't look as good nor last nearly as long as a premium one. The investment is well worth it: when quality leather jackets are properly cared for, they can last a lifetime.


Quality Workmanship

The superior quality of construction in a leather jacket shows through the attention to detail that is given by the artisan who is dedicated to producing a high-end product communicating the sense of timeless beauty. Overland works with the top leather tanneries and manufacturers of the world, and we pride ourselves on delivering the very best. 


Types of Leather

The type of leather is a huge determining factor in a coat's function and feel. There is no "best type" of leather; rather, each has its own unique characteristics and strengths. Read the Ultimate Guide on Leather Types and Grades.


Fashion, Fit & Extras

 Another indicator of quality in a leather jacket is its cut. The care taken in constructing a beautiful, well-fitting, figure-flattering coat should be apparent. Does it fit well in the sleeves when you move your arms around? Do the zippers seem sturdy and move smoothly? Is the cut complementary to your shape? Carefully choosing a finely-crafted coat guarantees that you'll look and feel your best, year after year.

Many leather jackets feature luxurious lining and trim that offer extra warmth and durability. Additions such as plush sheepskin lining which lends wonderful insulation, or fur trim for added elegance and luxurious warmth; these added touches can make a leather coat really stand out from the rest. 

When making an investment in a high-quality leather jacket, it's essential that you be able to trust the source. Overland has made a name for itself by only offering the finest leather products for over 45 years, and is committed to providing its customers with a range of stylish, well-crafted, and durable leather jackets at every price point.

So which leather jacket or coat is right for you? It depends! We're incredibly proud of the quality and workmanship in all of our coats, and every single one of them is backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. As you browse through the various styles, keep these factors in mind and decide which look and type of coat is best for you.

And, if you have any questions, our friendly and knowledgeable product experts are available 7 days a week at 1-800-683-7526 and will be happy to assist you.


Udo Waxed Lambskin Leather Moto Jacket

Udo Waxed Lambskin Leather Moto Jacket


Celestine Lambskin Leather Moto Jacket with Fox Fur Trim

Celestine Lambskin Leather Moto Jacket with Fox Fur Trim


Chelsea Lambskin Leather Moto Jacket

Chelsea Lambskin Leather Moto Jacket


Christian Quilted Italian Lambskin Leather Coat

Christian Quilted Italian Lambskin Leather Coat


Azura Washed Lambskin Leather Jacket

Azura Washed Lambskin Leather Jacket


Landon Lambskin Leather Bomber Jacket

Landon Lambskin Leather Bomber Jacket



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