Dainese Super Speed C2 Leather Jacket (Size 58 Only)
Look great but didn't fit me good
For some reason this jacket doesn't fit me. I ordered the size 50. I'm in 50 in most cases. 5' 10ish 185lbs 40.5 inch chest 32-33 jean size. Everywhere fit well except the shoulder and bicep area were way too loose. Maybe I just need to work out more. My friends told me to stuff it with bubble wrap for now. I ended up selling the jacket. Dainese quality and very well made
April 4, 2016
I love this jacket
I hesitated to purchase this jacket seeing some of the mixed reviews, but finally got one in the non-perf white for winter riding. I am 6'1", 180, 33 waist jeans, 42" chest, mildly athletic build, and wear a 52 in Dainese. I would agree with the previous reviewer that there appears to be a new boxier cut in the Dainese line, but it seems to work on my body type - thin guy who doesn't work out. Even still, it is a bit tight across the shoulders, with a bit of excess at the waist, but mostly it performs very well without bunching, puffing, or constricting me. I am using the Manis G2 back insert, but no chest insert. This jacket is short, but I don't ride in jeans, it works well zippered to Dainese pants.
The highlights of this jacket are the air flow and temp control through the use of the zippered chest vents and rear exhaust vents, and bubble liner. Jackets with liners end up getting stretched out, so I am real happy how this non-perf jacket can keep the wind out when vents are closed, but flows air really good with them open - the whole jacket fills with air, but doesn't puff, it just exhausts out the back vents.
The arm fit is great, not too tight or loose, very comfortable, the jacket broke in on the first ride. It does seem there have been changes to the leather but it cleans up nice, and continues to have that magic Dainese break in that other brands don't. The zippers are definitely weak, nearly got main zipper stuck initially, I rubbed all of them with a pencil, and they are working better now.
Final analysis is this is a great jacket with good design, excellent features, better than average fit, better than average quality, and stellar looks. I really enjoy riding in it, and have no regrets on the purchase. I still think it should be around $600 instead of $800, but even at that price it is still acceptable, these jackets typically last a really long time if you take good care of them.
November 8, 2014
First impression: Let me start off saying this jacket looks Sick! I was looking for a jacket with bright colors so I ordered the blk/grey/Flo yell. This is my first jacket ever and this is my first summer riding. I had been looking at jackets for weeks and couldn't decide between the A* cellar and the Dianese. Most people said the higher end A* are a better quality than the bottom end, but if I was already looking to spend a decent amount why not spend (invest) a bit more and get something I know will be good. I am 5' 10" 135lbs and very slender. My chest was 37in. Which put me between a 46 and 48, but i plan to run a separate back and chest protector in the future and wanted room to grow so I ordered a size 50. The 50 fits me very well even with out the chest and back protector since I have not purchased one yet. This jacket is snug since it is race fit, but i feel with the armor it should fit perfectly with a small amount of breathing room. When I say snug I mean the shoulder width is spot on and the arm length and size is ample for me.
This jacket was a touch uncomfortable at first with the wrist being a bit tight and digging in. The inside of the elbows had something pushing into me and the collar is a bit pointy. Before I put a few miles on mine I started riding with a gentleman who had the same jacket in last year's model that had many miles on it and was very broke in. I tired his on and the jacket felt great! Easy on and off and no pressure points in the arms or neck. Now I have a few hundred miles on mine and the only thing left that is a slight nuisance is the collar which I feel will break in with time. I have rode in a max temp of 80ish degrees here since it's been a mild summer and was quite comfortable on the highway and city as long as your moving. Over all i am very satisfied with this jacket and feel that it will protect me if i ever have to use it. I highly recommend this jacket for anyone looking to invest in a top end race jacket. I plan to buy more Dianese products in the future.
August 18, 2014
Already paid for itself..
I highly recommend this jacket. I've had a chance to try it out, and it paid for itself by saving my shoulder. It would have cost more than the jacket to repair my shoulder after my off.
I'm 5'10, 140 pounds, 32/33 waist and the size 48 fits me perfectly. The jacket is extremely comfortable and feels great while on the bike. I don't know how I ever wore anything less.
Yes it's expensive, but you gotta pay to play. I was looking at a $500 jacket at first, but decided on this one. I am so glad I did. I wear it to work daily and some look at me funny, but I just show them the shoulder and how it saved me.
This is my first Dainese jacket, but I don't have any complaints about quality. The leather feels great, the zippers are strong. No issues here.
My only real complaint is that the sliders aren't easily replaceable. You have to send the jacket back in to have it replaced. The screws will drop down into the jacket if you take them out. I'm just gonna leave my damaged slider as a battlescar. The shoulder definitely did it's job as you can see from the pictures. I had a sore shoulder for about a month, but not a single bruise.
the rest of the jacket held up great and the leather still looks brand new even after hitting the ground. I didn't do much sliding, but it still held up great.
I'll never wear anything less. A cheaper jacket wouldn't have protected as well. There are riders that have been down, and riders that will go down. ATGATT. Protect yourself!
July 12, 2014
The jacket is outright a fashion statement.
I'm 5'7" at 143 with a suit size of 34 US, with a 30' waist, so I chose a 46. My arms are a little on the beefier side so the 46 was very tight when I bent my elbows.
I hope it'll break in because my friend has a 48 and his jacket is loose in the chest for me, so I won't be changing it the 46.
June 20, 2014
This is my first Dainese piece. It's great quality but very pricey. Fits great, doesn't restrict riding movements, and looks great. The zippers feel fragile compared to the rest of the tough leather, so I plan to be particularly careful zipping myself in/out. Other than that I love this jacket. Wish it were cheaper but you gotta pay to play.
May 22, 2014
When I first laid eyes on the Super Speed leather Jacket, I said to myself, "...Self, I have to get it..." So I did. That was last year. I bought a size 54. It was snug. I hit the gym pretty hard in the off season, and found that I didn't really have any room to breathe. Fast Fwd. Sold the old one, got the C2 in a size 56.
The fit is good, but I noticed little style features lacking in the new threads.
No SP-R badge on the speed hump. No super speed badge and logo under the aluminum shoulders. The look and feel of the leather is different, and in some parts the stitching appears cheap.
If i placed last year's jacket and this year's C2 next to each other and asked which one is a knock off, you would pick the C2. This may sound like I'm nit-picking, but at that price point, I would expect every dollar in the details.
May 21, 2014
Dainese is getting cheap !
Ok, let me begin by saying I actually am a Dainese fan boy. I have tons of their clothing, boots and gloves.
That being said, I have seen a steady decline in their attempts at "cost savings". I realize all corporations need to return a profit and cut costs but it should NEVER be something that the consumer can directly feel. By that, I mean the overall quality of your product.
Dainese has opted to remove their better components such as zippers and pulls, neck tabs, buttons and liners. They have also started to shift away from their normal sizing (a european cut) and started to try and make their product more American in size. That means bigger in the gut. While the arms on my jacket felt like they were squeezing my forearms to death, the chest was loose as was the belly. Very odd cut and fit. My other Dainese jackets and 1 piece suit fit altogether differently.
I am 5'10" 180 and wear a size 54 in Dainese jackets, always. This jacket only has style. The fit is some odd mix of too tight in the arms and too loose in the chest and gut.
As for the jacket leather, it may say it is D Skin, but it doesn't feel anywhere near as soft as my Laguna Seca D Skin 1 piece.
If I were to do it again, this would NOT be my choice from their new product line.
May 19, 2014