Speed and Strength Dogs Of War Textile Jacket
I wear mine with the Speed and Strength Tough as Nails Leather Vest over it, and I love it. When it gets hot I pop open the sleeves, crack the zipper on my vest and it breathes quite nicely. I've been riding with mine on a daily commute for something like 6 months and still haven't washed it, it's not stinky or even very dirty, maybe some exhaust grime on the arms. I'm not sure what it's treated with but it must be pretty good.
I like the combo with the vest because it keeps the jacket from flapping at higher speeds, and it makes bug removal a sinch. Bugs always bounce off the sleeves so it's no problem.
Style is nice, and I always get older riders asking me what the patch on the shoulder is.
The protection is placed very well and you actually don't notice that they are there.
August 15, 2015
Really nice and comfortable
Just bought this jacket and took it for a rip. Very comfortable and stylish.. the fit is perfect. I'm 5'8" 185lbs. I bought a medium. Feels comfy and flexible when riding. Love the look. I have a few riding jackets and vests and my wife likes this one the best. BUY THIS JACKET!
August 7, 2015
Green not Khaki
The Jacket does fit large. It's a relaxed fit, but I knew that from the reviews and a Medium on a 180 lbs frame at 5'11" fits perfectly. The only issue is that the green jacket on the website does not even closely resemble then color of the actual jacket. The green is actually a deep bright forest green rather than a rugged khaki green.
It was put to the test in a slide at 30mph ambulance showed on the scene, and said what the heck is this jacket made of! The plates and materials are durable and flexible hard foam. Good in a bounce or low speed slides. Was wearing sneakers instead of boots, and got a broken ankle like a squid. Any slide over 30 the jacket might need to be replaced.The jacket survived I told them not to cut it off during the ambulance ride. And so my jacket can easily be used again
Last, the jacket is pretty hot. Not alot of airflow especially if wearing a messenger bag or back pack. A few vents would've been a good addition. But the sweat dries nicely on a hanger, because the lining is mesh so it won't get rank, and if it does you can hand wash it. Lot of green in the wash water.
Not good for a long ride because of the heat even in moderate heat or sun. Below 70 or riding at night this jacket is perfect! For the money it's hard to get anything better looking with better protection.
July 31, 2015
Great mix of style, fit, utility, and protection.
Found this Dogs of War jacket to fit perfectly (I normally wear an XL and ordered an XL). Looks great and the price is nice for a jacket with included elbow, shoulder, and back armor. Plenty of pockets and a removable hood if that's your style. Free next day shipping from Philly to DC is a big plus too! Two thumbs up!
July 30, 2015
Great fit, and great look!
I really like the way this jacket fits, and the way it looks. The protection seems adequate, hopefully I won't have to test it. The only things I don't like are the way it bunches in the chest while riding, and the lack of inside pockets. Oh well.
July 6, 2015
Fits a little tight
A very nice product, very protective. I'm a bigger build kind of guy (longer arms than for my size, broader shoulders than for my size) and I bought a 2XL to fit me comfortably (I normally wear an XL) and it still tight and short on me. But overall a very nice jacket!
June 22, 2015
good jacket for moderate weather around town.
excellent jacket for wearing around town. not airtight enough for really cool temps but not a mesh jacket either. cotton construction feels comfortable if not as sturdy as other textile jackets. i really like the jacket given those limitations and i'm wearing it often. though i probably wouldn't take it along for a long trip. elbow and shoulder pads sit at the right place. back pad a little clunky but not enough to bother me. I live in coastal san diego and this jacket is great for cool-ish marine-layer summer mornings and evenings. gets a little hot during the day. fit is as described. i'm 6'2" 190 and i bought an extra large. fits great across the shoulders and is a bit loose at waist--but i'm an outlier here probably. (small waist size relative to shoulders)
best thing: protection without looking like i'm trying to be a racer. i wish there were more gear in neutral colors and low-key designs.
June 22, 2015
Great Jacket (not for summer)
At this price point, you won't find better protection. The armor is solid, and the material is thick and comfortable.
Above 80 degrees, however, the jacket feels uncomfortable. With the armor and black color, it just soaks up heat. It does flow air well, so at speed on a cloudy day, I sweat less.
I can see this being a two- or three-season jacket, but I'll be looking for something lighter for the Kentucky summers (90+ and humid).
June 10, 2015