Speed and Strength Off The Chain 2.0 Textile Jacket
Love it despite a few flaws
I was looking for a new jacket with some style to just wear everyday. It made sense to get something I cou also ride in. This jacket fits great and looks good. I received it during a time of year that was too cold to ride in but wore it everyday none the less.
It has a few stitching issues that cheapen the overall quality for me but all in all it a good buy for the money. The hood on the hoodie is a bit funky for some reason. It might even be a design flaw.
March 30, 2015
I just got this Jacket in the Gray color. what you can't see on from the picture is that in person it is more visible than I expected.(Good Thing)
I have only been able to use it in cold-ish weather (<45 deg.) and it was not quite warm enough. on the plus side the hooded liner is very nice and there was enough space in it for me to add an additional layer.
There appears to be plenty of ventilation but I won't be testing that until it warms up here. (air flow rating left blank)
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March 23, 2015
The waist is a little snug but the style is on point and the features are great!!!
March 23, 2015
Don't worry it's great
Jacket has everything I wanted and more. Great airflow, and the hoodie come in and out without any problems. The ce armor is barely noticeable. Just get it.
March 23, 2015
Decent protection, nice style
I decided on this jacket because my current jackets are all vented and super sporty and I wanted something with some warmth and a casual look for my work commute. This definitely meets what I was looking for so I'm happy with that, although it doesn't feel top-notch on protection.
As most reviews have said, it runs on the large side. I'm 5'11" and 180lbs with an athletic build and fairly broad shoulders. I went with a medium here and it fits well, even a little large with the hoody removed. I got the vintage black which is really more of a gray and doesn't look like the picture.
I rode a few times in chilly weather, maybe about 30F and it kept me toasty with the liner and just a t-shirt underneath. I haven't tried it out in hot weather yet but I imagine the vents should do the job.
I believe this is great for commuting and casual cruising, I would not go for a crazy, twisty ride in the mountains without some real leather. The armor in this jacket will help out but it's nothing amazing and it slides around with the baggy fit of the jacket. It would have been nice to have a few fasteners around the forearms maybe to keep the elbow armor in place...but that might kill the style too. Being textile, I wouldn't expect it to hold up well in a bad crash, but it should fare better than no protection!
March 17, 2015
This is probably the most comfortable riding jacket I've ever had. The outer jacket material is tough yet bends easily. The zip in hoodie is extremely soft and provides ample warmth and comfort. I'm not a fan of the monkey paw sleeves on the hoodie, but, functionally they make it easier to put the hoodie back in the jacket so I don't count that as a negative. Pockets everywhere, including the concealed carry pocket. (note: with the hoodie zipped in the cc pocket isn't immediately accessible so be wary of an increase in draw time when using this setup), if you aren't carrying you could use the pocket for some other more fragile objects (such as sunglasses) and have it protected by the extra padding provided.
Style wise this jacket doesn't look like a motorcycle jacket. The armor isn't so big that it adds noticeable extra bulk and resembles one you might see in a regular store. Even other riders don't realize it's an armored jacket, or a riding jacket at all for that matter. Prepare to get some comments from the ATGATT crowd.
I got the "vintage black" color, and I have to say, it's not black at all. It doesn't even look like denim as it does in the picture. It's more of a light gray color. I still like it, just not the color I was expecting. Google for some more accurate pics.
My only real complaint is protection. The included armor is CE rated and provides some degree of protection, however, it's a lower standard than some of the other armor you can buy which was a bit disappointing, but of course the armor is removable and can be replaced with a higher standard armor, which I'll probably end up doing.
In all, I definitely recommend this product if you want a casual jacket that doesn't look out of place off the bike.
9/10 would buy again.
March 16, 2015
Great Jacket-Runs slightly small
I'm 6'0" 160lbs and originally ordered a Medium fearing I would be swimming in a Large. The medium was short for my liking...would have crept up while riding. Sleeves were also too short on the Medium. Returned it for a Large and the fit is perfect!!!
March 10, 2015
My first jacket
This is my first motorcycle jacket that being said I think its still a good jacket. I was looking for something I could use as a daily jacket as well as a riding jacket. Just took the shoulder pads out. I am 5'11 170 and a large fits good. I've had it for a few weeks, so far so good. Rode through some light rain and it started to soak through. Some waterproof pockets would be nice. The concealed carry pouch is awesome if you carry. Still doubles as a nice pocket for stuff you really don't want to get wet. What else, oh, the pull strings in the hood were wacking my helmet at speed, scissors fixed that.
March 9, 2015