Speed and Strength Off The Chain 2.0 Textile Jacket
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
Nice textile jacket
Nice textile jacket, but does tend to balloon with air while riding.
August 5, 2014
It runs a little on the large side but it's comfortable. Super sick style. I love the concealed carry holster which fits my PK380 perfectly. The removable hoody is great too. Seems to be over all good protection.
August 4, 2014
Overall ridiculously great jacket for the price.
Was really surprised at the quality of this jacket. I was skeptical because of the price, but went for it anyway. Man am I pleased!
As a concealed carrier the fact that this jacket has a built in holster is amazing. It will holster most mid to full size pistols. It isn't a quick draw holster or anything but with some practice it will do the job.
As for the rest of the jacket. The armor isn't obstructive and hardly noticeable. It pretty much molds to your body like it should.
The hoody that comes with the jacket is nice quality as well, but I live in florida and can't really sport it. I tried for two days for the "cool" factor and then I couldn't take it anymore. It's rainy season and WAY TOO HOT. I can't wait for winter to fully rock it out. I do wish that the hood itself independently zipped into the jacket, like the Dogs Of War jacket.
The naked jacket itself is water resistant so you don't get much airflow even from the vents. (Some arm vents would be great) which is expected from most water resistant things, but I'm used to the heat here and would rather be a little warm then all scratched up on the hot pavement. Anyway can't say enough about how much I love this jacket, and I most certainly love that price tag.
July 15, 2014
Excellent textile jacket
I own the murdered out version of this jacket and Iove it. I bought it because summer was coming and I needed something lighter than my leather jacket. As long as you're moving, the vents in this jacket will keep you cool.
What I really dig about this jacket is it's not obvious it's a motorcycle jacket. I would feel comfortable wearing this off my bike. It's stylish enough to get away with.
July 10, 2014