Speed and Strength Speed Strong Jacket
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
Better than adequate, almost great.
I purchased this jacket to use through the summer in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Basically I needed a three-season jacket, and this was essentially it. Decent protection and still lightweight. The softshell fabric has kept me dry even in full rain. The venting could be better, but is still adequate. Overall a good jacket.
June 9, 2014
Great price for a great jacket!
This jacket really seems to hit the sweet spot between not being too heavy, while still offering good protection from the elements. I also like the "low key" look to it... it doesn't make you look like a misplaced MotoGP star when you're off the bike. I haven't gotten to check out its "water resistant" ability yet, but here in Florida, it's bound to happen. Two of the big selling points for me were the fact that the shell is water resistant (as opposed to the liner) & that it isn't as heavy as most "waterproof" jackets (you won't bake if it's hot out). Good all around jacket.
September 6, 2013