2003 Yamaha Apparrel
Star and Stripes Leather Jacket $314.95
As seen in our: V-Rod Vs. Warrior Shootout
Yamaha's Star and Stripes jacket is made of genuine cowhide leather with a velcro mandarin style collar. The interior is made with a quilted silver satin lining that contains two zippered breast pockets. The reflective compass-style Star logo on the back and the silver stripe that wraps around the front and sleeves are not only appealing to the eye, but provide all-angles visibility to the black jacket at night. Good thinking Yamaha! A zippered exhaust vent at the waist level and 2-way zippered sleeves provide ventilation for those days when the weather Gods are smiling. Velcro-enclosed armor pockets (armor not included) in the shoulders and elbows provide the ability to upgrade to a more battle-hardened version. We strongly encourage you to take advantage of this feature. One never knows, does one?
Zippered handwarmer pockets encourage that special someone on your pillion to slide their hands in and hang on tight. Love handles are not presently being offered as an option by Yamaha, but are readily obtained on the aftermarket at most Dunkin' Donuts, McDonalds, and other fine dining establishments. The adjustable hook-and-loop waist closures on either side let you customize the fit to your, ahem, hour-glass figure. We've been told by Yamaha that the women's jacket has front princess seams for a shapelier appearance. We didn't ask what a princess seam was but just tell your girl it makes her look thinner and she'll be happy!
EBass' final judgment: For the Warrior enthusiast, the Star and Stripes jacket makes a worthwhile addition to his wardrobe. Build quality is top notch, the embroidered star on the back is tasteful without being brazen, and the silver stripes look cool.