Speed and Strength Lunatic Fringe Vest
Vest saved me from a 40 mph highside!
This vest kept my spine and chest protected. Had a highside at 40mph and was just left with road rash get some elbow pads!
August 4, 2015
Just what I was looking for
It was a toss up between the lunatic and the battlescare by Stryker. The lunatic fits very well but the only issue I have is the air flow. While it isn't the greatest it still has enough air flow to keep you comfortable. The other reason I bought this is because of the light. When you're riding you may not need it because you have your bike lights but, when standing next to my bike or sitting on it getting ready to start it drivers can see me clearly and watch out for me.
July 27, 2015
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