Speed and Strength Off The Chain 2.0 Textile Jacket
This is only my 2nd motorcycle jacket, but if you're looking for a casual looking jacket, I can't imagine things getting much better. The jacket wears as comfortable as a regular jacket. Has lots of pockets that are all in the right places.
Temperatures are in the 30s right now, but I feel fine in the jacket. Can't say much about the vents yet.
The only thing that bothers me a tiny bit are the longer sleeves with the thumb holes. Yes, they are warm, but it's a $^#&%^ to get into the gloves if you use them. If you don't things bunch up a bit around the wrist. No big deal really. All in all, I would buy the jacket again in a heart beat.
November 17, 2014
Great looking, needs better armor
I'm 6'5 260lbs with 45in chest and 37in arms at the long measurement. I ordered this in the Black/Orange in 3XL. It looks awesome and it could easily pass for a normal jacket/hoody.**
It fits just a little long in the hoody sleeves, but that's fine by me, as I normally have the opposite problem.
It's has plenty of room in it for layers which is nice.
The waist has velcro straps which is nice to tighten it down a bit to keep air from blowing up inside while riding.
The torso has a bit more space to it than I would like, but that comes with being tall with long arms. Can't find anything that has a good sleeve length that isn't made for someone with 40lb more in the chest/stomach.
It is pretty heavy, but I plan on using this as a winter coat so I don't mind.
**Armor feels skimpy and is almost not noticable because it flexes so easily. This is likely the reason it doesn't look like an armored MC jacket. Definitely going to need to upgrade it if you are protection conscious.
Holster pocket is a nice feature, but you need to partially unzip the hoody from the outer shell in order to get to it, which means you need to leave it that way or unzip the outer shell then the hoody to get to the zipper for the holster pocket. I haven't tried it with my full size S&W M&P, but I think it would be very slow on the draw as the pocket feels very tight.
Vents are nice and fairly easy to operate with lighter gloves on.
Flows a pretty decent amount of air even with the vents closed.
October 21, 2014
Just what I was looking for!
I like riding with a hoodie under my jacket so this jacket was perfect from the get go. I like the style a lot. The jacket fits well. though I do find that the sleeves will flap a bit at speeds over ~50 MPH. It's annoying but not a deal breaker. I like all of the pockets and the vents are easy to reach and open/close even at highway speeds. The padding and the cut of the jacket work well together. You are well protected without looking like a kid in football pads (the GF says I look "tough as h***" inn the jacket...) The hoodie zips in well... though I wish there was a way to secure the sleeves of the hoodie to the sleeves of the jacket. Also, a bit more reflective treatment would have been nice.
All and all, a great jacket that I feel is worth every penny.
October 19, 2014
Road up to bear mountain with this jacket kept me warm in the morning when it was cold. By mid day it was in the high 70s was able to take out the inside hoodie and open the vents and stay cool.
October 6, 2014
fits like a glove
size is spot on. fits like a glove. love the hoodie on them warm/cool nites when a jacket is not needed.
October 1, 2014
Just my style!
I am a big hoodie guy, so when I saw this jacket I knew I wanted one. My ratings speak for themselves. All the features are as described and the holster is made for a smaller barrel, like a .357 Concealed Carry Pistol, but works fine for your phone, too. I ordered the Vintage Black and don't think the online picture do it justice. I was excited to order and more than pleased upon arrival. Overall, if you like the cut you'll be happy with the purchase.
September 29, 2014
falling apart- do not recommend
I recognize that this is a very inexpensive jacket but, my goodness, Speed and Strength should be embarrassed having their name attached to this garbage.
This jacket has single stitch seams with low quality thread which were coming undone after the first ride. The material is flimsy and certainly wont save your hide if you go down. As if to add insult to my wallet's injury, the zipper broke at the 3 month mark.
The lesson I learned is that its worth saving my money for a product of real quality rather than hoping for the best and ending up with a China made, short term, limited use jacket like this.
It may look cool, it may feel good, but learn from my mistake and walk quickly away. There are far better options than Speed and Strength.
September 23, 2014
Awesome offering from Speed & Strength
First off, I'm a big guy. I have quite the belly and also ride a sports bike. I was concerned about the fitment of this jacket and after watching Anthony's videos, went with the 3xl. I'm 6'1 and 290lbs. This jacket fits like a glove with the liner in and is a bit loose even with the liner out. If I had to nitpick, the only things I see that could be improved are the velcro around the wrists (be nice if they were zippers) and the main zipper in front flows a bit of air, but what do you expect from a textile jacket made for 3 season riding. Thanks Revzilla for giving me the tools and options to find what I needed!
September 15, 2014