Speed and Strength Lunatic Fringe Vest
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
Looks great gets lots a compliment for it but would not wear if I'm planning on stunting or anything that increases the risk of falling as this doesn't really offer any real protection!
September 1, 2014
I received my vest and was instantly disappointed. It is made out of very cheap material...ya sure it looks great in pictures but in person it looks like something you could buy at a dollar store....not to mention there is part of the LED wire poking through the top of the vest.....and....THE BACK LIGHTS DON'T EVEN LIGHT UP!!!!!!! the wires are starting to rip apart.... very disappointed in Speed and Strength and even more so in Revzilla for selling broken products...
August 11, 2014
Ideal vest! Best on the market.
After trying on a competitors vest at a local shop, I wasn't impressed with the padding or design. Since this one came so highly reviewed here, I decided to give it a shot. Glad that I did; this vest is far beyond the competition and as others have said, completely adjustable in any size. All the lights are positioned well on the back and seem decently visible at night. Overall the airflow and comfort are great and it works out well on hot, muggy days.
July 28, 2014
this vest is good for the price ..
also with the led light built in it is a very nice option for when you riding at night....
June 2, 2014
This is my first back protector so I can't really comment on how it is compared to other protectors but so far I like how it feels when I'm wearing it especially considering the temperature now. The front seems short but then again it was designed that way. It looks like it will give you some protection with the thickness of the material on the back. The switch is a little bulky but it never bothered me while riding. All in all I really like it and it didn't cost that bad. Thanks Revzilla, one happy customer here :)
May 19, 2014