Speed and Strength Off The Chain 2.0 Textile Jacket
I really like the jacket it's pretty much exactly what you see. I bought this for going to and from work and the grocery store. That is about all I trust it for, local low er speeds. Highly doubt it would hold up to anything better then a 50 mile per hour fall but like I said I only want it for running around town. kinda wish they could beef up the main skid points elbows, back, and shoulders. Even if just an extra patch of fabric. And it has a lot of single stiching might have problems with that but I can sow any weak spots that come up.
That said I like the jacket it will hold up for what I'm using it for. It fits small I think, I'm 5'12" :D 150 lbs I got a small but it fits perfect Pads are right where they should be on me, the waist is a tad like hardly noticeable high. all the armor is removable so you can upgrade to better if it fits. I bought the force field back pad. Now that I know the shoulders can be removed I'm going to find something that fits that as well. As they are only a soft foam type pad. Does bunch up at wrists with the hoodie in and gloves on but not that bad.
Do not think this jacket is for anything more then low speeds if you wanna go 120 buy leathers or a lot more expensive of a textile. Don't be dumb guys.
All in all a good jacket. I would buy it again if I didn't already. Buy it.
February 27, 2015
Good cold weather jacket- not so good for summer
I got this jacket because my mesh jacket flows to much air for my rides to work in the mornings. It does its job in the cold /brisk mornings, and in the afternoon I open up the zippers and zip the sweather out and I ride home. It keeps you cool enough, only the back area gets a little sweaty, but that's because you got a armor pad back thier and I wear Back pack.
I recommended this jacket for every month except July /agust .
That's when temperatures in SoCal stay above 100 degrees.
February 23, 2015
Good looking and solid jacket.
This is just what I was looking for. I'm 6 feet tall 245 lbs and I really didn't want something super tight. I bought the 2x and fits great. I love the casual look but still offering good protection not the greatest but better than regular clothes. I definitely recommend if you want a more layed back style.
February 20, 2015
Just buy this jacket.
This jacket is well made, light weight, and gives you all the protection you need at street speeds an beyond. The zip-out hoodie is warm and comfortable, but it's just as easy to wear anything you want under the jacket with the hoodie removed. I would highly recommend this jacket.
February 16, 2015
Worth what i paid for it.
only gripe with this jacket is the plastic zippers, they can be a pain and i see them breaking easy, otherwise great product
February 15, 2015
Great setup!!! Big fan of Speed and Strenghts products. Everything flows great and is nicely priced.
Received the jacket, helmet and gloves as an xmas present. Wore them to bring my new bike home from the dealer. It was 30 degrees out on a 40 mile ride over a large bridge along with highway speeds. The jacket kept me warm for the ride with just a tshirt underneath. I am 6'2" 255lbs. 2xl is a little snug but once I lose the winter belly it will be a perfect fit. The removable hoody has a nice quality feel to it. I have already worn just the hoody around town. All around very happy with this choice!
Helmet has a great feel. I wear a 7 3/8 fitted hat and purchased a large. Helmet was a little tight on the cheeks first try. The pads have since broke in. The helmet does not lift up at high speeds even with out completely locking down the straps. I will most likely never use the air pump system.
The strap is quick and very convenient even with gloves on
The sun visor is slightly blurry compared to the main shield. Main shield is optically perfect in my opinion.
Have not tested ventilation as it was very cold on current rides.
The logos appear much darker i the pictures on the site. However they are very bright in person. I believe reflective.
The R and R gloves have a great look and feel. The xl is true to size. A little snug first ride but loosened up nicely. Not recommended for high speeds below mids 40-50 degrees.
I was good for most of the ride until I broke high speeds on the highway. As expected my finger tips where numb rather quickly. Other wise great for around town in very cold temps without the extreme bulk of "winter gloves". I imagine these will be perfect in the spring on cooler days and after sun down. Maybe a little warm for day riding in the summer.
All around very happy with all of the products. Looking forward to looking good this riding season!!!
February 4, 2015
winter in SoCal
Fit great 6'2 250 xl is fine. Sippers work great easy to open close will riding. The thumb holes I don't use, keep in rolled back. Would have liked the hoody to snap in at the rist.
February 2, 2015
I definitely wanted something that wouldn't be skin tight, but still offered some style. This not only offers great protection and airflow, but the simple style is right up my alley. Gun holster is a plus too.
January 26, 2015