Helmut Lang

Born to Ride Biker Jacket

$120 rental
$895 retail
Stylist Notes

Add a dash of toughness to your ensemble with this Helmut Lang biker jacket. Play it up with different accessories for a variety of looks.

Size & Fit

This jacket runs small. We recommend sizing up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: P - L.


FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Black washed leather moto jacket. Exposed zip closes the off-center placket and on-seam pockets lay at the hips. 21" from shoulder. Sized P-L.

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119 reviews
Fit
Large
(8)
True to Size
(66)
Small
(22)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
July 23, 2014
Amazing Jacket!
Jacket was a perfect fit! I would love to add to my personal collection! Soft leather and hung perfectly across the shoulders and the collar draped well. Will definitely have to rent again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
July 28, 2014
Beautiful soft leather
I signed up for rtr unlimited ... I had this leather jacket in my queue and I got it in July. Luckily I was heading on vacation where it was the perfect temp to wear this light leather jacket. The leather is SO soft and this jacket is beautiful!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
August 6, 2014
Odd proportions
I normally wear an 8 or 10, 36C, and the large was huge in the shoulders but so small in the waist (bottom) that I could barely zip it up--b/c if this snug bottom, it bunched in the middle. Yuk. Just weird. But i does has a great fleece lining, which would be awesome for winter.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
August 29, 2014
Unlimited Review
Please note that this is from Helmut, Helmut Lang's slightly cheaper line. With that said, I own a few Helmut Lang leather jackets and this is by far the softest. It actually feels as smooth as butter! However, one of my favorite things about the main line is the signature slim, long arms that, at least for me, create an ultra sleek silhouette. The arms on this one, especially the upper arm, were much larger and more like a traditional jacket. These can be more forgiving, but take away from the postmodern aesthetic. Also of note if you're unfamiliar with the brand, size P does not necessarily mean petite and is actually more like an XS. Unless you're 5'8" or above, the sleeves should fit like normal.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 104lbs
September 2, 2014
It was... fine.
I thought I'd wear it more than I did. It looked better open vs. closed - perhaps it was cut for someone with a longer torso. It wasn't bad but it wasn't amazing and I wasn't excited to wear it. Leather is very soft though and it is lightly lined with a soft material. Not bad but not good enough to rent again (or to want to buy).
Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
September 12, 2014
Great jacket
Very soft leather and cool detailing.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Straight & narrow
September 14, 2014
So many compliments.
Was so excited to get a leather jacket that looked real and expensive. I got so many compliments and wore it with everything from dresses to jeans for a date night.
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
September 17, 2014
Best thing ever
I love this jacket so much!!!! The leather is amazing quality and it looks so nice on. The shape fits really well. It's not too biker chick too which I like because it's more mature/dressed up. In love. Wish I could keep forever. I went with a size S. I'm usually XS/S and the S fit perfectly.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
September 24, 2014
love the style and look of this jacket. unfortunately it didn't fit right.
This jacket runs on the bigger size and would suggest getting a size smaller. I was unable to wear the S.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
October 10, 2014
I love this jacket
This jacket is amazing. The leather is so smooth and lovely. There is a thin fleec-y inside lining that keeps it fairly warm. The drape around the neck is awesome. I really don't want to send it back!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 165lbs
October 10, 2014
Great Jacket
Very well made and beautiful jacket. The leather is very soft and is very comfortable. Fit is pretty standard, a little tight on the chest.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
September 18, 2014
Unlimited item
I received this as an unlimited item, and wore it a couple times with casual outfits. The leather is the most soft, luxurious leather I've ever had the chance to wear. It was worth it just for that. I personally didn't find the moto fit super flattering (I'm busty). I think it would look best on someone with a thin, boyish figure.
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
September 28, 2014
Nice but baggy in the middle
The jacket is so cute but the over all fit was a little awkward - the middle was a little bunched and unflattering so I had to return
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
September 28, 2014
Disappointed, Unflattering and Too Big
Overall this jacket was way too large and an unflattering cut/fit. The sleeves were too long and the body part of the jacket was boxy and also ill fitting. I recieved a size small and the porportions didn't look right at all. I wished it had worked, the jacket looked so great online and would've been a great Fall wardrobe addition.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 142lbs
September 29, 2014
Easy returns as always
Perfect for tall/lanky, straight/slim hip gals. I have a small upper body frame/waist, but some shape to my hips/butt and the small was too tight to wear comfortably with a top under it without bunching the top and fabric. Typically wear size 4 dress pants and boyfriend type jeans and then 6 in super skinny jeans (don't like then to be "painted on"), small tops, size 4 flowy dresses and then size 6 if fitted on the booty - if that helps compare to your size and body shape. Order up a size if you have more of an hour glass figure/hips and a butt. Probably fits true to size for people who are taller/lanky with very straight/slim hips! Good material and over-all jacket!! Just didn't love the style and look once I got it on. I go for more straight and traditional clean cut lines so this was branching out for me anyway with the angles.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
October 3, 2014
I wore this so many times during my rental that I forgot it wasn't mine!
This jacket is a great completer piece and can be worn with just about anything. I rented it throgh the Unlimited program and kept it for two weeks, wearing it just about every other day. I will say the cut is a bit smaller than normal Helmet jackets, but not by much. How can I own this?!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
October 20, 2014
Buttery leather, great fit
Really flattering cut--it falls beautifully. This is a perfect autumn jacket. As with all leather coats, though, limited arm mobility. That's to be expected.
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Body type: Athletic
October 22, 2014
Very nice quality
Very fitted, buttery soft leather
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
November 3, 2014
Nice leather jacket. Versatile. Able to wear with formalwear or casual.
True to size.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
November 3, 2014
very cool leather jacket - great to wear open
loved the jacket. A little tight in the arms - could barely wear a long sleeve shirt under it. Also, the jacket is meant to be work open - looked awful zipped up. Not the most pratical coat. But opened and with a tshirt it looked awsome.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
November 5, 2014
Butter soft, fit like a glove, unlimited compliments.
I rented this from RTR Unlimited! It was my top choice and I was so excited to get it! I felt very luxurious wearing this around for the last week. I got endless compliments. I wore it out, to client meetings, to a Marathon party brunch- it worked with everything and was actually super warm. I was sad to send it back!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
P
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
November 13, 2014
Too bulky
Stylish but not form fitting. I'm not a big fan of the trend in leather jackets to have this big panel across the front of the jacket that zips over everything -- it's not clear in the picture, but that's there. Just not a fan.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
December 10, 2014
Great jacket, mint condition!
It isn't very warm and I would have liked to wear it more, but in the Northeast in December this just wasn't warm enough. It would have been great for the Spring, or over a dress to give it an edgy look.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
January 2, 2015
Great quality, tiny shoulders
Got this in my Unlimited shipment and enjoyed wearing it--it's lined and warm with beautiful leather. I am tallish and broad-shouldered, though, and the large was too small in the shoulders for me to wear it comfortably zipped and a little on the cropped side for my long torso.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 48
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
January 9, 2015
What a beautiful jacket! It fit perfectly and the leather is buttery soft. I loved it.
I wore this jacket to work (I work in a very professional yet fashionista kind of office) but also out at night, to coffee with friends with a pair of jeans, and everywhere I got nothing but compliments.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 58
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
January 19, 2015
Stylish, beautifully designed, comfortable jacket
top quality leather and tailoring. asymmetrical design and zippered pocket on sleeve add stylish detail. only minor quibbles: the fit is small especially across the bust. the remedy is to not zip it up all the way. it looks great at various degrees of being zipped with the collar folded. the fleece lining is soft and warm in the body and pockets. the sleeve lining is an odd fabric: thin and not smooth.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
February 14, 2015
Runs Small! Not for women with large chests!
This jacket runs very small, even though I ordered a size large it still didn't fit across my chest when I tried to zip it up. Not for women with full busts!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 165lbs
February 15, 2015
Great jacket
Definitely runs a bit small so can't wear heavy sweaters underneath. However, I love that it was lined with fleece as it definitely was much warmer than my other leather jacket. Great piece and can be worn with almost anything!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
February 20, 2015
Buttersoft
This jacket is well cut, soft, flattering and although simple still very much a statement piece. True to size, it's really soft and light and I really like the fleece lining. I got this as a backup and I ended up wearing my first choice but I plan on renting it again to wear with some skinny jeans and heels for a night out.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
February 26, 2015
Soft Rocker Leather Jacket
This leather jacket is very soft and has fleece lined pockets. It is lined and is quite warm, as leather often can be. The style is very flattering, in my opinion. It definitely has the tough girl "leather jacket" look which is a little different than my usual style, but that makes it fun! Got Lots of compliments when I wore it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
March 4, 2015
Night out with girls
It is a fun jacket to wear with jeans and heels. Inside is nice and soft and leather on outside is good.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135lbs
March 16, 2015
high quality leather jacket. Interesting top detail when closed
Loved this jacket even thought i would have preferred a medium. the arms are narrow... so take note.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Body type: Full Bust
March 20, 2015
Get it!
I didn't want to send it back. Jacket has butter soft leather and smooth lining. Was a great jacket for spring transition dressing. Looks great with jeans or a feminine dress. Pockets keep it casual and convenient. Every time I wore it, I received compliments. I'll probably rent again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
March 23, 2015
Totally beautiful jacket - exceptional quality.
This runs a little bit large and the sleeves are long. If you are normally a large, consider ordering in Medium. Very special jacket!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 150lbs
March 26, 2015
Great quality
Fit well as described, very soft
Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
April 1, 2015
Beautiful but not cut for the short waisted
This jacket is gorgeous and supple. It looked just OK on me. I'm short waisted so it hung a bit weird. My daughter who is 5'7" and a size 8 also had the same issue because although she is tall she is all leg. Although I will admit it did look better on her. The arms are snug, so if you have bigger arms consider something thin underneath
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 145lbs
April 6, 2015
Love the leather, so soft.
Fits really well. Runs a bit small, glad I decided on the large. Every time I wear it, I get a several compliments.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 135lbs
April 6, 2015
You won't regret renting it!
I rented a size up (L instead of M) because that's what was available and I was dying for a leather jacket, so it was definitely a little big on me (sleeves especially). However, I got some compliments on the bigger fit so I would not recommend against going up a size if you really want it! The leather is beautiful and the lining is warm, but I think it can be worn well into spring.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
April 8, 2015
I LOVED this jacket!
This jacket was fabulous. Perfect size, perfect fit, perfect weight. I'm debating renting again and then purchasing in the fall because I doubt I'll find a better piece. I wore it mostly with jeans just running around town but felt like it definitely could be work to a hipper office or work function.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 45
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 160lbs
April 14, 2015
nice jacket; ran small and I couldn't wear it.
nice leather, nice lining, and nice style.
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