Dainese Speed Naked Perforated Leather Jacket
Excellent styling and protection
I ordered this in the dark brown and am really satisfied with my purchase. In comparison to the old Dainese Santa Monica Jacket, I give more points to the Dainese Speed Naked Jacket because of protection and styling. I am no longer a fan of the "speed hump" in street jackets. I wanted something that wouldn't look too flashy when I'm off the bike and Dainese Speed Naked Jacket covers that. I would like to note that every Dainese jacket does require some break-in time. You can't go wrong with Dainese!
August 25, 2014
A Fantastic Summer Jacket
Let me say right from the beginning...I adore this jacket. It's not without flaws but it manages to offset those with a great feature set.
I have two complaints to get out of the way before I tell you what's good about it. Firstly, like many Dainese products, the zippers are abysmal. They feel cheap and flimsy. When I wear brands such as Alpinestars with locking zippers it really shows up how bad the Dainese ones are. Come on big D - give us quality zippers.
My second complaint is also common to all relevant Dainese products and that is in the area of perforation. Every other brand I own or have tried manages to perforate their leather in a clean and tidy fashion. With Dainese leather, from the top of the range kangaroo to the regular cowhide products I have I find the little leather discs still adhered to their hole from which they were punched. It makes for a very untidy first impression - I should not have to go over a premium price product and remove manufacturing detritus.
Now for the good part. It looks amazing. It flows air like a mesh jacket but protects like leather. It has a longer drop at the back so you don't flash your underwear to the driver behind you, even leaned over on a sports bike. It has pockets for additional armor. It fits my slim frame like it was tailor made for me. The color schemes it is available in are both tasteful and badass. It looks great on nearly every style of bike.
I abandoned my plans to buy a mesh jacket for the height of summer after riding in this. It's that well ventilated. Highly recommended.
August 8, 2014
I love this jacket
I was hesitant about spending $700 on a leather jacket, but I'm glad I did. The jacket fits true to size, my upperbody is t shaped, I have a wide back and a 44 inch chest and a 32 inch waist. I went with a size 56 and it fits perfect. Its a sexy sexy jacket, BUY IT!!!!!!!.
July 1, 2014
Best leather jacket I've owned
I've been looking for another leather jacket and have had trouble finding one that felt comfortable and also looked good. I was hesitant on this one because of the price. But, it is true, you get what you pay for. I tried this on at the Dainese store in Costa Mesa (sorry Revzilla) at the recommendation of the salesperson who said both he, the store manager, and another sales person bought this same jacket as Christmas presents to themselves last December. I soon as I slipped into it I knew this was the jacket for me. Comfortable, flexible soft leather, air vents, extended tail, all that I was looking for. Took it out for a ride yesterday where the temps started in the 60's and ended up in the low 80's. Great air flow but just enough leather to also insulate. This jacket will take no time to get broken in. I'm 6'1" and weight 180. I normally wear a 52 Euro and this fit true to size. Great looking jacket with shoulder and elbow protectors. I highly recommend this jacket. Get it if you can afford it!
June 23, 2014
Excellent Leather Jacket for Summer
I highly recommend this jacket for warm weather/summer riding. I stand 5ft 11, 195 lbs and wear a waist size of 34 in jeans. I do not have much of a gut. I measured my chest and arm size exactly the way Revzilla instructs and ordered the size that corresponded with those results. I ordered a size 54 and it fits just a tad snug but will break in perfectly. It is European cut so it is meant to fit like a glove. If I had ordered a size larger (56), I think it would swim on me a bit too much. The armor is built in and feels great. I am not going to order a back armor, but I would need a size larger if I did. The perforated leather lets air flow in and out and keeps me as cool as my previous meshtex jacket. The leather is thick and very strong and I feel it will do the job if ever I go down. The only down side is the zippers are not user friendly but I will gladly live with that because this jacket is sweet.
June 21, 2014
Fffffff.... I want to do naughty things to this jacket.
Fits so dang nice I don't mind the blast marks in my wallet. Without crashing in it, I can't %100 endorse it, because at the end of the day protection is what it's all about... but dang I look fine in this thing and it fits like a lovers embrace. A very, very something-xy lovers embrace. The sales floor staff at the boutique advised me to go down a size from what my normal suit size is to preserve fit after break in, and that's what I did. In any case, I shouldn't need another b-@$$ black leather jacket ever.
May 27, 2014
Great warm weather leather
I've had this jacket for about 4 months now and so far I love it. When I ordered this, I initially ordered a size 48 because I'm a chest size 38.5 (between their 48 and 50 sizes) and I don't like a loose look, however the jacket runs a little small, especially around the chest and in the armpits. I quickly returned it with revzilla's awesome return policy and when my size 50 arrived it was better, but still tight in the armpits and chest. I decided to just keep it and hope it broke it, and sure enough it did, and fairly quickly too. Overall the style of the jacket is beautiful, a nice sliming italian look, and the fit is perfect with the right size.
As far as function goes, you will not believe how many places air comes in from. Pretty much the entire jacket is covered with perforation, and then the chest vents really pour in the air when open. I was never hot (while riding) in even up to 95 degrees. Sitting in traffic is another story.. but what do you expect, its leather and no air flow. As soon as you start going again though its fine. Now moving into the fall it is beginning to get a little chilly out, its pretty comfortable down to mid 50's- 60 degrees (with a thin sweatshirt underneath, which looks awesome btw), but in the mornings when its high 40's im a little chilly, not unbearable, but uncomfortable. Other features on the jacket are pretty scarce, theres 2 small front pockets and one large inside chest zip pocket and thats it. Overall exceeded my expectations in being a leather jacket that I could wear in the hottest summer months.
Protection wise this jacket is top notch, all the armor feels quality (haven't crash tested it thankfully), and the pocket for the back protector is nice. I threw in the back protector from the forcefield pro shirt and it fits tight but works. And being a leather jacket, you know it has solid abrasions resistance. I feel quite well protected with this jacket on.
October 15, 2013
A note on fit
I tried this jacket out and like the styling of it very much, it's a high-quality piece but could be worn normally out and about. Not too bulky at all in the shoulders. Leather looks "vintage" in the good way.
Make sure to order a size up! I have a Dainese Air-Flux textile jacket also in size 50. I'm 6', 170, slender build, long arms, long torso, shoulders a little broader than average. I always wear a size 40 (50 euro). The Air-Flux fits almost perfectly, though its forearms are a tad tight. I ordered a size 50 of the speed naked and it was way too tight in the shoulders. I could barely fit my arms through the sleeves, which were also very short for me (again, my arms are a little long, but the Air-Flux fit fine). A size 52 fit perfectly though, even though it should theoretically fit a size 42 US. Point being, Dainese does not have consistent sizing throughout its range. Save yourself the time and order up! Thankfully Revzilla was great about returning it, as always.
July 10, 2013