Speed and Strength Off The Chain 2.0 Textile Jacket
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
Very versatile jacket
Decent 4 seasons jacket
Jacket has plenty of room to layer up in
Plenty of pockets
Vents on the arms
Gets hot during those 90F days, vents dont offer much airflow
September 11, 2014
Fit is great and it looks good on and off the bike. The included hoodie is very nice. It can get get pretty hot if you are just sitting around but once moving the airflow is just right.
September 8, 2014
Great Look, bit short.
This jacket looks great, I got the orange striped version and I really like it. My only issue is I'm a pretty tall guy but also very skinny, so while the Small size fits my arms and torso correctly, it is a bit short overall. This might be a design choice, and overall it's quite comfortable. The gun holster is pretty cool, but right now I'm just using it to carry some other stuff!
September 1, 2014
Only complaint is im left handed so the concealed holster is point less for me. Other than that great jacket and comfy
August 11, 2014
I am impressed!
I figured poor me, I don't have more than $200 to spend on a jacket. So I did a ton of looking around, about six months worth of searching both for something stylish, having armor, and most importantly, a jacket that can be used in a wide range of temperatures because here in oregon, we get everything every season. If this sounds like you're situation keep reading...
I have now been riding in the jacket for 3 weeks and I absolutely love it! I am 5'10" 140lbs 20 yrs old. The sizing chart was SPOT ON. All the zippers are easy to work, the hoodie is actually very high quality. I have worn it more out of the jacket than I have in. The holster pocket fit my glock 26 perfectly. All the vents flow air well, not as well as I would like but I have been riding in upper eighty degree heat and it wasn't unbearable. Just right when moving. I also rode just the other morning through some hills in the shade (probably low 40's) and I stayed warm until about an hour in. The armor is nice, nothing fancy, but it is comfortable and I don't look like a Halo spartan when I go into a store.
My overall opinion, excellent job on the jacket. I like that it doesn't have lots of logos on it. Of course I thought it was expensive for the materials involved, although I think that about the entire motorcycle gear industry. Comparatively, the jacket was worth it. If you are seriously considering this jacket, buy it!
Btw, I am currently riding a 2013 sportster And an 1996 FZR600R. Comfy on both bikes
August 11, 2014
serviceable with style
I returned the 1st jacket I received because it's main zipper was defective. RevZilla replaced it, no problems (and super fast shipping). But I mention it because the zippers are potentially one of the jackets weakness. They aren't the smoothest opening and closing, but they are working alright so far. Material is pretty durable feeling. The vintage black looks great. I wish it was a little more snug without the liner. I'm a skinny (165lb) 6 footer and ordered a medium, which was the right size- arm length is good and I wouldn't want it any shorter. Arms are a little too baggy without the liner for me, which means the armor there is too loose and might not protect me when I go down. I wish I could tighten down the wrist more without having a lot of material folded over itself. Overall I'm happy I got the jacket and didn't have to spend a fortune.
August 7, 2014
More airflow than expected!
First off, I got the small and at 5'7 / 140lbs it is on the cusp of being too big for me, especially when I zip the hoodie out. Overall the jacket feels solidly made. I was pleasantly surprised how much air moves through the arm and back vents, I was worried the jacket would be very hot, but I found it bearable on a hot muggy day as long as I kept moving.
August 5, 2014