Speed and Strength Off The Chain 2.0 Textile Jacket
Style with no functionality
I purchased this jacket for its looks as well as a few features. I am 5'11" and 245lbs and wore a XL. It fits well on me and definitely looks cool.
The pads seem solid and I hope I never have to use them top pockets are on the smaller side, hand warmer pockets work great for storing some gloves. I wish there was more than one inner pocket as if I was conceal carrying I wouldn't want my phone in that location as well for multiple obvious reasons.
I have used this jacket in the Chicago area in temps from 35° - 75°. I was never cold in those temp but at 75° you better move that zipper down as far as possible even with just the shell on b/c there is practically no air flow. The arm vents are very small and even on my cruiser in an upright position there is nothing coming through those vents. The back vents don't seem to help pull air through when open and I can never tell when they are open or closed as there is no change in air.
Sadly it gets worse for me. I have used this jacket for a grand total of 500 miles so far. I am not rough on my gear and ghng the jacket up and carefully remove/add the hoodie etc. There are multiple locations on the jacket where the threads are coming undone. Both forearm locations, by the front right hand pocket, and the worst one... The inside pocket. Now the inside pocket is extremely bad. It seems it is single stitched and only to the inner liner of the shell. This means... It cannot carry anything of weight, yet is supposed to carry your valuables such as a phone.. And a Firearm.. Needless to say without ever carrying my sidearm in the pocket the top portion where the zipper is has come completely undone. This is bad quality and an extreme hazard should one choose to carry with this pocket.
Overall it looks great, but is poorly made and suffers from design flaws. I have also wrote the Speed and Strength company about the jackets problems hoping that they will rectify the situation as I am not content tossing $200 on a jacket that does not perform as advertised.
May 27, 2015
Overall good jacket
I really like this jacket. The fit is good and the styling is great. The jacket is not bulky and looks good with a pair of riding jeans. The only thing that would improve this jacket is more venting to allow more air flow for the hot summer days.
May 25, 2015
The removable hoodie is nice with thumb holes for warm summer rides, Good sleek style with no loud graphics,
fit is a little roomy even with layers underneath,
but all in all not a bad textile jacket
May 20, 2015
Great jacket, awesome price
I bought the jacket based on my need for a textile that could cross from fall to winter and then into spring. This jacket fits very well and looks great. The inside liner zips out and is nice to wear without the jacket. It's very well made and comfortable.
May 11, 2015
Overall Nice Jacket
I got this jacket a couple weeks ago and have ridden about 400-500 miles with it. So far I don't have a single bad thing to say about it; vents help keep me cool and I'm sure the hoodie liner will help keep me warm in the colder weather, plus it's slightly larger than expected so I'll be able to layer up if need be. I'm not a big fan of saddlebags, so having all of the pockets certainly is helpful!
May 9, 2015
Great jacket, great price. Love the look.
Aside from being completely stylish, the Speed and Strength: Off the Chain 2.0 riding jacket is comfortable, functional, and has plenty of pockets for holding my smaller items.
The removable hoodie liner is comfortable, and not so thick as to be uncomfortable if it gets warm while you're out riding. That said, if it does get too hot the liner zips right out and fits nicely in my backpack.
In addition, the hoodie looks good on its own, and the jacket does as well. The pocket space is completely sufficient, and the heavy duty zippers keep me from wondering if my keys bounced out 10 miles back.
The AR-600 frame is listed as being weather resistant, and just this morning we got to test that out. After about 15 minutes of medium rainfall at interstate speeds, the outside was wet, but not saturated by any means, the shirt I had on under it was completely dry.
The "speed zip" vents are easy to open and close, and I get a noticeable amount of airflow coming through when I need it most. If it gets chilly, they zip right up without having to fiddle, or search around for the zipper pull.
The armor is comfortable and doesn't interfere with the slightly large "American" (that means fat right?) fit, and I expect that they will do the job in instances of unexpected dismount.
I would recommend this riding jacket to anyone looking to ride comfortably and in style.
May 5, 2015
I wear this almost every day. The construction quality is very on point.
The venting is fantastic, (Florida rider so it matters). The armor is not particularly substantial but it is in all the right spots, The vintage black looks very denim-y at first glance.
Concealed Carry Pocket is a nice touch.
Would not say it is water resistant. Takes a few minutes to soak, and once the jacket is soaked.. it is soaked.
May 4, 2015
Fits great. Keeps me warm in 35 degree weather comfortable without the sweater for warmer weather as well
April 27, 2015