Speed and Strength Stars and Stripes Jacket
What a great jacket!
I am loving this jacket. It was the best buy that I have ever made. It is great in the cold and in the heat. Fits great and has plenty of protection.
June 8, 2015
An affordable all-around good jacket
This jacket was purchased as a backup jacket and quickly became my go-to commuting jacket. It's styling makes it fine for riding sport bikes and cruisers alike. Its comfort is decent, and the removable vest liner makes it multi season for me in upstate NY. Vents a great amount of air in summer, and adding a thin hoodie underneath can extend its usefulness deep into fall. The padding is sufficiently solid, although I haven't really tested its protection. Pretty solid jacket for a decent price.
May 29, 2015
Favorite jacket for daily use
Really nice looking jacket, not too much logo, no contrasting colors (which I love), the removable hood tops off the look. It would be nice if it came with a full hoodie with thumb holes like the "off the chain" model that S/S also makes but I can just buy one from the mall later. The jacket feels light but not weak, I feel pretty safe riding in these. The vents on the arms work good and gives enough air flow, just wished they put some on the chest or shoulders but not a big deal.
Also note the inside jacket liner is just a vest, so when it gets cold, you will feel it in your arms. This is where that hoodie can come in handy
May 3, 2015
Solid jacket with great style and comfort.
I bought this Speed & Strength jacket when looking for a nice summer riding jacket that was stylish and offered some decent protection. Overall, the jacket is very comfortable from about 50°F up to 80°F. Above or below those temperatures you're either going to need a base layer at the low temperature or a lighter jacket on the high end. The armor seems good (haven't had to use it yet) and is positioned where I need it. Doesn't move around on me, which is nice. I'm 5'8" and 180 lbs and the large fits me great. I tried the medium as well but it was just a bit too tight. If I was around 165 lbs I might have gone for the medium. The material seems durable and you can't argue with the good looking style. Overall a nice simple and reasonably priced jacket.
March 22, 2015
This Jacket is great!!!
Love this jacket, It was a gift from my wife.It's a great fit. Sizing chart was spot on .This Jacket is very comfortable, breathable and the style is great. The protection is good. The only issue i had was the velcro that holds the armor in is not that great. As i attempted to open the velcro to remove one of the armor pads. the back stitching to the velcro came off .Luckily the wife can sew, problem solved But other than that it's a great jacket. I do recommend this jacket.
March 3, 2015
Can't go wrong with this Jacket
I love the style and look of this jacket, and it's not just my opinion, I've gotten several compliments, and envious looks since I started wearing it. I got the jacket back in January but because of the sub-tropical weather (Okinawa) 50degress and up the first thing I did was take out the thermal liner. I imagine this jacket will keep you plenty warm in 30-40 degree weather though. I just hope it's bearable come summer, but with 4 air vents, 2 in the back and 2 in the arms I have faith that will be the case, however if I still get warm, I'll open up the cuffs a bit and zip down the top. As far as the fit goes I'm 6''2' about 185 lbs, long arms and pretty skinny, I ended up going with an XL because I tend to like a looser fit and I'm pretty glad I did, arm length, chest and shoulders all fit perfectly...my only complaint...I wish the jacket was a bit longer, I don't like my shirts to hang below my jacket, but I think that might be the motorcycle jacket style. Highly recommend this jacket to anyone, especially commuters, not only because it's water resistant but also because it works perfectly with my business casual attire. As an added bonus I'm pretty proud to have the "Star's and strips" "land of the free" and "home of the brave" patches on the jacket. Gives me a subtle sense of pride in my country, and my service.
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February 3, 2015
when i got the jacket i was very happy with it perfect fit very comfy and looked great especially on my new bike that i got the next day
February 2, 2015
I chose this jacket mostly for the style. In my opinion it is hard to find riding jackets that actually look good. This jack keeps me very warm when it's cold. When you take out the liner it will also stay cool when it's hot. The protective armor is hard and sturdy but not too hard to where it's uncomfortable. Good amount of pockets, and a great material. I'm 5'7" and 170lbs and a medium fit me perfectly.
December 2, 2014