Speed and Strength Lunatic Fringe Vest
Aggressive styling, aggravating quality
This thing looks awesome. The styling is very aggressive and the armor is thick and sturdy. You feel like your core is well protected with this on. It's a hefty piece of kit for sure.
However, there are quality issues all around. The front and back area surrounding the S&S logos are were very rough. Mine had pitting in the chest, and on the spine it's bubbly and wavy. The softer molded pads around the jacket that add some 3d texture and style were also randomly dented. Imagine squeezing a piece of foam, but once you let go it not returning back to it's original shape. The LED malfuntions...sometimes it twitches on/off. Sometimes it doesn't turn on. Sometimes it works perfect. It leads me to believe the wiring is fragile and has a weak contact somewhere. The back protector seems to be glued on. You can see the residue from the glue surrounding the shell. The bottom part of it was already peeling up from the vest.
If S&S had this made with higher quality it would have been a keeper. But as it is, I returned it. It just felt like it would fall apart in a few weeks and the blemishes everywhere doesn't help either.
July 24, 2015
Great but not sure how it would hold up in a crash.
Bought this vest mainly for summer use to help beat some of the Kansas heat and while i love the design and fit, i cant say it would do a bit of good in a lowside incident or any other crash for that matter. LEDs in the back also arent worth the trouble. Had the vest 3 months and the lights have already burnt out. No bad review for Revzilla, Speed and Strength should have assembled a better product.
July 6, 2015
good with couple issues
The vest is great. It looks great it feels great and have gotten tons of compliments.
Issues tho are, at speads over 75 the waste straps can get ripped open by the wind.
Second issues is my wife said at night driving behind me the led lights aren't as visible as I had hoped.
Besides that it's a great product.
May 4, 2015
Wow Speed and strength out did them selves
This vest beats all competition. Great fit and comfort all LEDs shine bright! Great body protection. I ride with it everyday!
April 27, 2015
This vest is pretty cool. It is really thick so I feel comfortable that it will offer pretty good protection. Only thing I have against it is the back lights. They look great and all but the burn out so fast. I had a vest for 4 months and some of the lights went out. I got a new vest from the manufacturer and after about another 7 months all of the lights completely went out. Overall it is a great vest and it has a large margin for adjust ability.
January 9, 2015
The LED lights on the back do not line up with the holes and are not accessible for adjustment or repairs in any way. You'd be better off with wrapping Christmas lights around your shoulders, really. It is a nice touch though. The controller for the lights is on the inside of the shoulder pad, which can be very uncomfortable. Size is a bit large for me, but everything is for little 36 inch chest 120 lb me.
Overall looks sharp, really doubt it would help too much in an accident though. All of the armor is mediocre foam which is easily damaged and scratched. Think of a denser block of styrofoam. The one I got came with some marks in the armor and only 2 properly aligned LED lights. The price is not worth the quality, $50~80 would be more reasonable instead of $130. Perfect for the show-off street rider or stunt performer though.
December 13, 2014
This works real good and looks and fits nice and it's affordable
September 23, 2014
Not gonna like, the light up back is one of the main reasons I bought this, but I wanted the protection it offered as well.
It gets hot in TX so I like having the option of wearing this and still having some protection. Both the front and rear feel like they would do a good job if you were to have a spill. Just a note: the back is a little bulky and as others have mentioned; it gives you a turtle shell look. I've already heard the comment from some coworkers. I personally like the way it looks though and hey, if it protects my spine say whatever you like about it.
It's pretty comfortable. The only complaint I have there is that you can feel the LED button on the left shoulder. This could be different for other people but personally it digs into my collarbone a little. Nothing major but I notice it.
All in all I think this is a great vest and well priced. It offers good protection as far as I can tell w/o truly testing it and the ability to light up makes this a unique item.
September 5, 2014