Speed and Strength Speed Strong Jacket
Armored softshell? Yes please....
This jacket was exactly what I was looking for. In cooler weather I prefer to wear a softshell, but untill this jacket, hadn't found one with CE armor. The fit is on the large side, I had to return the first one and order a size smaller. Revzilla did a fantastic job with both the original shipping (two days to me) as well as the return processing (less than a week to ship back, inspect, and credit). I am 5'10" 165lb 39"chest, and the size "small" ended up fitting great, but the sleeves could stand to be about an inch longer. The size medium was OK if I needed additional base layers, but I wanted something that could hande spring and fall temps without additional bulk. This jacket nailed it. It will go down to 50 degrees and keep me comfortable, and the underarm/back vents make it tolerable up in to the low 80s. Style is great, it does have more logos than I prefer, but that's nitpicking. Plenty of pockets, they're just in wierd places, you get used to it. All in all, a great jacket, especially considering the price. Honestly I would have paid more since it's everything I wanted.
September 12, 2015
Love this jacket!
My second jacket but i love it... It's not to flashy and still has the protection you want. Most jackets that have great protection make you look like a super hero and the really nice jackets you might as well just wear a northface. It could be a little better quality (had to exchange cause a button just randomly came off)
Overall very happy!
April 21, 2015
Ok. But could be better
Only a few gripes.
1. No monkey paws. "One of major reasons I wanted over Icon soft shell" none on jacket I got
2. Armor looks and feels a bit cheap. Does come w back protector.
3. No cool core liner. Like in review.
Other than that great for brisk weather 30 to 50 degrees. Does great even in high wind. No trash bag effect.
50/50 on recommending it. Might look at Icon soft shell over this one.
March 31, 2015
Needs Moar Reflective and Moar Hood
I chose this jacket because it had armor, relatively subtle branding, reflective accents, a hood and a reasonable price.
The video says there is no back armor but, there is. I ordered it and then cancelled because of this. I ordered it again after getting back protection only to find that it indeed had back armor.
I could do with even less "Speed", "Strength", "Strong", "Faster" but, the words are small and well-placed.
The hood is not very deep. I don't need to put it over my helmet but, it looks tiny on my big ol' noggin. Good thing it's removable as it doesn't serve much of a purpose.
All the silver tape design accents could have been reflective areas but, they aren't.
February 9, 2015
Serves me well as my first moto jacket
This was my first jacket, sold to me at the dealership on the day I bought my bike. If I had done more research beforehand, I think I would have bought something different online, but now that I'm stuck with it, it does not disappoint. I'm 5'9ish and 160lb, and I normally wear a medium but this jacket fits me perfectly in a small.
* Full set of armor, and seems very protective overall
* A versatile set of pockets
* Half-decent looking
* I think S&S' branding looks a bit immature; this jacket says "SPEED" on it in huge letters in multiple locations.
* It's not super warm, but the venting seems inadequate for hot weather, making it an unhappy medium that's neither a good winter jacket nor a good summer jacket.
It's a quality product that will do the job without being irritating, but there are better choices in this price range depending on your climate.
January 22, 2015
Great Product but....
This product is great! The armor is in all the right places and hardly noticeable. Great airflow if you're moving, at long stop lights on hot summer days you might get a little sweaty though, but as soon as you get going again: good as gold!
I review all my jackets at the end of the first season (to give a fair rating) and this one, the velcro around the wrists deteriorated already. Thats the only downside, and its a quick fix, nothing to be too worried about.
December 1, 2014
Good coat, fits great, and armor feels is not too bulky!
First things first, I am 170lbs. 6'0" I ordered a medium and it fits perfect. So like I said it runs a bit larger then usual because I wear a large in regular coats or sweat shirts. Another thing the pockets are a little unique but by no means a deal breaker, and by unique I mean there is a pocket located on the forearm and the side pockets are a kinda weird because one pocket goes toward the front of your body and the other one goes to the back of your body not sure why but they all serve their purpose. Overall good jacket you can wear year round but in black and in the heat of the summer like expected you will be sweating.
August 5, 2014
Great Bang for the Buck
Bought this jacket for the reasonable price and great style. Must say I'm pretty satisfied. Style and fit are great. Noticed some of the stitching coming loose but nothing too bad. Great air flow and padding in all the critical areas. Cant beat it for the price.
June 23, 2014