Speed and Strength Seven Sins Hi-Viz Textile Jacket
The high viz is cool looking and not super dorky like most high viz jackets. The fit is great, I am 6'1 195lbs, more on the pudgy side than the muscular side, and I got the large, and it's perfect. Vents could be better but overall it's a great buy!
August 4, 2014
A great jacket for the price
I got this jacket for a great deal as part of my new hi-viz ensemble. The jacket fits well (I'm just shy of 6 feet tall and weigh 180 lbs--I ordered a medium).
The pockets are in a good location and they zip UP to open instead of down--I thought that was a nice touch. The interior pocket is spacious.
I feel like the adjustment strap on the waist is only OK. The Velcro proportions are a bit off and I don't get to use it to it's full potential if that makes sense.
I dig the color and the jacket is comfortable.
I replaced the stock back protector with a SAS-TEC one and it fit just fine.
If I could change something on the jacket I would like to have an adjustment for the mid-arm area so that I could tighten it a bit.
The jacket feels like it flows a lot of air--but this is my first textile jacket.
I took a spill in the jacket--very low speed--and while I was uninjured, the jacket got a small hole where it tore at a seam. I was a little disappointed.
July 10, 2014
The product is good for the price
I would recommend better airflow and storage pockets on the sleeves. Lastly, an upgrade to the protection areas.
July 7, 2014
very good jacket-excellent price.
Jacket is very well made and fits good. I am 6'1 and 195 and a large fits fine. It is a little smaller then my large size Joe Rocket Nova 2.0, but still fits good. Jacket seems light and warm with the liner in. The high viz is a good option, get noticed more easily. Good buy, can't find a better jacket for under $100.
June 17, 2014
SOLID Jacket for the price
Wish this jacket had more pockets, and a more robust back pad. But hey for the money I can't really ask for better. Of course, slid out on a train rail not one week after I got it and it protected me just fine...front of the jacket just got a bit scraped up. Shoulder pads worked like a charm
June 9, 2014
Excellent protection for little cost
Bought this jacket for its Hi Viz and the fact that it was on closeout. I must say that I am very very happy with the protection the jacket offers. I layed a KLR650 down in some gravel and took most of the impact on my shouler and elbow but barely felt it and no bruising. My legs which just barely bumped the sides of the bike and the foot peg were bruised terribly, prompting a purchase of protective pants.
The airflow is great when riding, but additional vents on the checst would be better. It is instant sweat as soon as you are not moving though.
The comfort isn't the best, but it isn't uncomfortable at all, just feels slightly awkward once off the bike. On the bike with your shoulders down the jacket sits perfectly, it's just a little off when stting up or standing. The fitment in general was well suited to my mildly overweight frame without feeling constricted OR showing my gut.
This jacket really isn't for syle. Though I personally like the syle of many Speed and Strength products, the hi viz is a bit gaudish.
May 19, 2014
hi viz and cheap
very affordable jacket, has elbow, shoulder and back protections, and is very visible.
i have other S&S jackets and the only difference is this one does not have straps to tighten the forearm.
it is a very good deal, i'm super happy with it
May 17, 2014
First let me say that from the time of ordering to the time of receiving my order, especially since I ordered this jacket 3 days before Christmas, was the fastest I have ever received an item by mail EVER!! :)
Un-boxed it from the shipping package, tried it on, PERFECT fit. Used sizing chart when ordering, and ordered the large. As far as my body style, I have a bit of a gut, so this was a little concern, but once I tried it on, that concern disappeared.
My other jacket is the Scorpion Hat Trick 2 (also in Large) and the difference between the two is the weight and thickness of the material. The Speed and Strength Seven Sins feels about half the weight of the Scorpion, but BOTH feel very comfortable and secure protection wise. I am a brand new rider so I have not taken this jacket (or the Hat Trick 2) out for a full review (waiting until I take the MSF class in two weeks) but after just a short ride I feel both jackets were an excellent choice.
I chose the HiViz version so I have a night time jacket, but would not hesitate wearing this for day time riding as well.
The price, as a closeout, is unbeatable. So if you are on the fence regarding this jacket, I would recommend picking this up while you can.
Also as far as my rating of 0 out of 5 on the "Protection & Durability" and "Air Flow" categories above, I left those without answering due to the fact that due to my limited riding at this point I could not, in clear conscious give an honest review.
Hope this helps :)
December 28, 2013