Rider wearing Goldtop Bobber black leather jacket with Hedon helmet
Goldtop England

Goldtop Bobber – The Rocker Motorcycle Jacket Evolved

If you’re looking for a modern take on the classic ‘Rocker’ motorcycle jacket, look no further than Goldtop England’s Bobber jacket. This CE armoured leather jacket is designed to offer stealth safety and protection features while maintaining a stylish look.

In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the jacket, including its glove-friendly pockets and images that showcase its design. Read on to discover why this jacket is the perfect choice for any self-respecting biker.

Key Takeaways

  • It’s a modern twist on the classic ‘Rocker’ motorcycle jacket.
  • This CE armoured leather jacket offers stealth safety and protection features.
  • The jacket features glove-friendly pockets and boasts a stylish design.

Goldtop Bobber Jacket

A Ride Down Memory

Goldtop England Bobber Jacket Black Leather

In 1978, a buddy of mine gave me my first bike leathers – an ancient Goldtop.

The gold quilted lining was ripped and the pockets were worn through but the word Rocker was still clearly visible across the back from holes left by long-departed chrome studs. 

That misty-eyed ride down memory lane was brought to life by the latest creation from Goldtop England.

I have to say what an immense pleasure it gives me to see an old-school name resurrected, to be appreciated by a new generation of riders.  

Equally, a father and son team is continuing the tradition of producing top-quality gear that is still relevant in an age of man-made mega fibres.

Stealth Safety & Protection Features

The Bobber is a solid-looking leather made from a 1.4mm aniline cowhide. This translates to a heavyweight jacket cut from hand-selected hides that have been drum-dyed. This process gives the leather a rich suppleness that not only looks good but also ages well. 

There are also some well-designed, neat touches that stand out. I particularly like the quilted shoulders which don’t extend over the top of the shoulder. A less is more philosophy also means no quilted elbow pads, which is a good thing in my book.

The quilted leather does make an appearance in the drop-down back, and it is this which gives excellent kidney coverage for riders favouring vintage style clip-ons or custom bike drag bars. The quilting also adds an extra layer of protection to the chest on the inner lapel.

Goldtop England Brown Bobber Bike Shed

If you thought the lack of external padding meant Goldtop has skimped on safety features though, forget it. The Bobber’s gone stealth, employing probably the best gear on the planet with Knox Microlock (CE Level 1) body armour tucked away in both the shoulders and elbows.

Knox CE-1 Microlock armour

Knox CE-1 elbow and shoulder armour are included as standard and there’s a back pocket which will fit a CE-2 back protector. (It can be added for £39.99)

Don’t be fooled by its retro minimalist looks. It’s a serious motorcycle jacket with a CE AAA rating.

Goldtop England Brown Bobber Bike Shed

Glove-Friendly Pockets

This jacket features several pockets that are designed to be glove-friendly, making it easier for you to access your belongings while on the road. It has three vertical zipped pockets on the outside, each with ball pulls for easy opening and a retro look.

The two side pockets are large enough to accommodate a gloved hand, as is the chest zip. An Aero stainless steel asymmetric zip runs the full length of the jacket.

Goldtop England Black Bobber Jacket

Inside, the jacket has two large pockets with horizontal zippers for additional security. The pockets are glove-friendly, making it easy to access your belongings without having to remove your gloves. The brand’s trademark gold quilted lining adds a touch of class. It’s also a nostalgic nod to the jackets that launched Goldtop back in the 1950s.

The waistband and sleeves of the Bobber are adjustable, and the lower sleeve is zipped and gusseted for added comfort. The inner lapel and mandarin-style race collar have press stud snaps, with the collar getting a contrasting suede liner.

This glove-friendly design is available in black, brown, racing green and oxblood. The jacket exudes rocker revival coolness but with plenty of 21st-century sophistication.

Black Version

The black Goldtop Bobber jacket is perfect for riders who want a classic rebellious Rocker look with modern functionality.

Brown Version

The brown version of the jacket offers a still classic aesthetic yet more laidback.

Oxblood Version

If you’re seeking to make a bolder statement with your riding gear, the Oxblood colourway makes a compelling case with its striking finish.

Racing Green Version

For an altogether unique finish, the leather also comes in Racing Green – a conspicuous nod to British racing heritage.