4015 Z150


  • Classic leather motorcycle jacket
  • Retro international 60s style biker jacket
  • Competition double leather at shoulders and elbows
  • Cross-zipper leather security tab at neck
  • Cross-zipper leather security tabs at wrist
  • Leather lined collar
  • Snap-back mandarin collar
  • Embroidered Vanson leather oval
  • Racing stripes on sleeves
  • 2 Interior open-top wallet pockets
  • Full leather inside facings
  • Rayon lining
  • 3 Zip-close front pockets
  • 1 Exterior snap-close cigarette pocket
  • ID key fob embossed with garment unit-number for reference
  • Windtight low-bulk zip close sleeves
  • Chrome hardware black cap snaps
  • Leather windflap
  • Two-way main zipper for comfort
Material Color

  • 35.10
  • 35.20

The distinctive quilting on the shoulder and elbow areas reflects the heritage of this design from the Pacific Northwest. Police departments in Washington and Oregon added this feature for extra protection to the original California Highway Patrol design favored in Sacramento. We have also offer an optional concealed carry (CCW) leather lined gun pocket to the Chopper for either a right or left hand draw.

We use a double layer of military-derived ballistic nylon spacer fabric under the quilted area - this resists compression, giving additional padding and energy absorption. It offers little resistance to airflow, so when the front lapels are opened cooling air flows through the quilted areas, making this jacket more comfortable in warm weather. When the front is zipped up, and the lapels are closed, the quilted areas become an insulating dead air space which keeps the rider warmer in winter. Performance and protection in one streamlined package.

The cut of the Chopper is very much a period piece. During WW2 Patton, Bradley, Eisenhower and their officers wore waist length Tanker Jackets - a look which became very popular after the Allied Victory.

After WW2 Highway Patrol Departments in the Western states evolved an unmistakable style for their motor patrols. Also during the 60's in England this style of jacket was popular with theCafe Racermotorcycle sub-culture. Practical considerations drove these developments. Zippered fronts had become more common instead of buttons and hooks. The front was shortened so contact with the thighs would not push the jacket up into the rider's throat. A moderately-dipped back was added to support the kidney area and help seal out the wind. To keep the freedom of a full-blouson upper-torso cut with wind-tight snug waist, we added traditional double side-buckles of polished solid brass.We also incorporated a concealed carry leather lined gun pocket.

Details are important, so is the leather. The Chopper is made from Vanson XL X150 leather - a reproduction of the leathers made in the '40s. Hand waxed, hand finished, milled and plated just as in the distant past. Vanson XL Leather is the Real Deal when it comes to bringing good things to life, again.

So when you hold a Chopper in your hands you can feel the resonance of Patton and his generals, enjoy the beauty of the details and the cut, and sense the pride of the CHP; with the unparalleled quality and craftsmanship that can only be a Vanson. Simple lines, functional details, long-lasting durability inside and out.

  • SIZES:.XXS...XS....SM....MED...LG....XL....XXL...XXX
  • Scale....32..34..36..38..40..42..44..46..48..50..52..54..56..58..60..62
  • Sizing XXS(31) XS(34) SM(37) MED(40) LG(43) XL(46) XXL(49) XXXL(52)
  • Size MED-(SZ 40) Chest measures 44 = CONTINENTAL FIT ( 4 in of chest ease )
  • Back length is 25.5 Front 21.5 Sleeves are 34.5 Nape of neck to Wrist.
  • Bottom circumference sweep is 39 inches.
  • Jacket is cut 1.5 in. longer than the Mule. Side slits allow some flare at
  • bottom. Jacket is meant to cover the beltline.
  • Continetal fit ....
  • Download the Fit Chart

Beautiful smooth grain 1.2 mm ( 3 oz. ) leather with a
polished look and feel. Only the very best grade of skins
can make this leather. This leather breaks in easily and
as it does the look and feel develop and become unique to
the garment. This is a sophisticated and elegant medium
weight leather.