Speed and Strength Bikes Are In My Blood Leather Jacket
Great Style! Good Quality
While I prefer icon, this is great jacket! Having the front cut up around the bottom keeps it from bunching up. That's really the only reason I bought it. Overall, it's ok. Zippers feel cheap. Leather is perforated (which I don't like) - but all in all it's. Great jacket!
September 18, 2014
Remarkably well fitting for an American cut jacket.
First of all, I'm sorry to say, I didn't order this jacket from RevZilla. Before you crucify me...I wanted to order from a local vendor so I could return it to a local brick and mortar if necessary.
It wasn't necessary. I'm 6'3, 215, 34" waist, not particularly large but wide back and shoulders. I usually wear large T-Shirts, and XL light jackets and hoodies. Large American cut jackets fit well in the chest, but too short in the arms and narrow in the shoulders, while the XLs tend to be sloppy in the chest and belly, and voluminous in the arms, while still managing to be way too short. I can't even breathe in Large Euro cut, and while XLs tend to fit, the shoulder pads are usually on my tricep.
I find that most S&S gear just has jacked up sizing, but the XL Bikes in my Blood fits like it was made for me. I could use an extra 1/4 inch in the sleeve length, but the chest and back fits, with room for a light hoodie on cold days. #the liner is comfortable, but worthless on cool mornings since the sleeves are perforated.# The armor sits where it should, the jacket doesn't ride up my back, the leather smells and feels like some top grain baseball glove. Zipped all the way up and snapped, I don't feel choked or hindered, even sitting down. The distressing and the cut just look cool, and I ride confidently knowing that my hide and my vanity are equally well protected.
Air flow is amazing. It lets so much air through without ballooning, I've worn this comfortably in 90 degree plus weather, even with the liner, for up to two hours at a time without overheating or even excessive sweating. Conversely, I've worn it on 60 degree rides for the same amount of time, and with a light hoodie or thermal shirt on underneath, I'm just as comfortable.
My chick digs it, my pops might steal it, and I'm constantly hearing "dude, that's a cool jacket' from strangers and coworkers alike.
Just buy the freakin thing already.
June 16, 2014
This Jacket Bleeds Awesome
Speed and Strength has done it again.
I love this jacket. It fits perfect, it feels perfect and it is just an awesome looking jacket - the weathered look combined with the subtle gold etching makes this one of the finest looking cruiser jackets out there. The leather is soft and thick, the stitching, zippers and liner appear to all be of top quality and the armor is easily removed and replaced and hardly noticeable. The included armor and overall high quality construction makes this jacket a great value for the money - as compared to other jackets that run hundreds more.
The ONLY thing I do not like about this jacket is the base liner, underneath the zip-out liner. It feels like I could rip this material easily if I tried. However, seeing as the zip-out liner covers this, my concern is moot.
Concerning fitment...I am about 6' 1" tall, about 190 lbs, with about a 32"-33" waistline and approximately a 42" chest - the Medium fits PERFECT - not too big, not too small. I can easily wear a hoodie under this jacket as well for a bit wider temperature tolerance.
GET IT, YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO.
February 12, 2014