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Roland Sands Designs Introduces A Technical Waxed Cotton Jacket With A Classic Silhouette

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Roland Sands Designs Introduces A Technical Waxed Cotton Jacket With A Classic Silhouette

Courtesy of Roland Sands

Wet weather and subzero temps are no problem when you have a Houston jacket from Roland Sands Design. Taking traditional waxed cotton and elevating it to the 21st Century, RSD combines the best of both worlds. Waterproof lined British Millerain waxed cotton and technical details, including wrist sealed neoprene cuffs and collars, YKK water-resistant zippers and sealed seams, make sure function follows form and keeps the wet weather out and warm in.

“Waxed cotton jackets were the original extreme riding gear,” says Roland Sands. “Many early adventurers on and off bikes trusted waxed cotton including early ISDE 6-Days riders. Utilizing RSD’s British Millerain 10.5oz Waxed Cotton, the Houston is waterproof, yet retains full flexibility — unlike the stiff originals. Also unlike the originals, the Houston features a 100% waterproof barrier layer and taped seams. Well placed waterproof zip vents allow the heat to escape when the temp goes up.

The usual RSD attention to detail means action back gussets for ease of motion, a removable quilted thermal vest for warmth and adjustable cuffs, with separate tight seal neoprene inner cuffs for added warmth and protection from the elements. The 2-way YKK zippered front gets a velcro flap closure for added protection from the elements. Armor-ready pockets in the shoulders, elbow and back make the Houston ready for action when you are.

“You don’t have to be a 6-Days rider to appreciate the Houston waxed cotton jacket,” says Sands. “But with the Houston you can be prepared for anything.”


  • British Millerain 10.5oz Waxed Cotton reinforced with waterproof barrier and taped seams

  • Removable quilted thermal vest

  • 2-way zippered front with Velcro™ flap closure

  • Waterproof chest cargo pocket with YKK water-resistant zippers

  • Back vent with YKK water-resistant zippers

  • Ample storage pockets inside of outershell

  • Armor-ready shoulder, elbow and back protector pockets

  • Color: Black or Brown

  • Sizes: S – 3XL

  • US MSRP: $650

Get a better look at the Houston here.