Speed and Strength Stars and Stripes Jacket
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
Good lightweight option
Like that it comes with CE back protector along with the requisite shoulder and elbow. It is a poly/canvas like material that will not provide the level of abrasion resistance that leather would, however it is very comfortable and not bulky at all. Better off to be in this than not putting on that restrictive heavy leather because it's a pain and you're "only going a few miles". Freedom and range of arm movement is outstanding.
December 2, 2014
Happy with purchase
The order process was simple and delivery was quick. The info provided on how to select the correct size was bang on. I was not certain though and emailed Revzilla to get their opinion and they responded really fast and they were right.
Overall quality of the jacket was what I expected for this price and material. It is sturdy, good fit (especially when in riding position) and has good air flow. I am not using the removable hood or the liner vest as it is still hot out, but will follow up on this review when the colder weather hits.
Can't really go wrong with this jacket at this price. I would recommend it for sure.
September 4, 2014
Excellent bang for the buck!!
For price, you can't beat the durability, comfort, style, and protection you get from this jacket. Open all the vents and the air flow is excellent in 90 degrees. Riding in 50 degrees is very comfortable. But for a distance ride, I would probably dress in layers around the 45-60 degrees mark. The vest will keep your core warm but the arms will probably need long sleeves. Can't complain about the armor protection for the price you pay. I am 5'9" and 230 lbs. with 46 in. chest, and a XL fits perfect. I am a new rider and would highly recommend this jacket to anyone, especially new riders.
August 14, 2014