Speed and Strength Top Dead Center Jacket
Good jacket, poor Velcro
All in all this a good jacket but the Velcro used is really cheap and probably will not last 1 season. I personally don't like this jacket because it bunches up in front and doesn't have double zippers or any way to decrease the front of it from bunching up. Other than that - it's good. Material is ok, fit is ok, but I'm going to keep looking and invest in a higher quality jacket.
July 5, 2014
This jacket is the most comfortable jacket I've owned, it's thin it breaths well and has high quality armor. You can't beat this thing for its price. My only complaint is I'm 5 11 195lbs and the medium fit me perfect except the arm length is to short by a couple of inches. But everything else is spot on. And I love the styling.
June 24, 2014
Save your money for a better jacket
First off, i love the look. The asymmetrical design is KILLER.
The airflow is AMAZING.
that's it for pros.
The build quality is AWFUL. The Velcro wrist closures started weakening about 2 weeks out, and the seems on the shoulder above the armor have started to give way and fray after about 2 months. I ride with a backpack about 50% of the time, and that probably added to the wear and tear, but honestly, if a 2 pound backpack tore it up, i shudder to think what it would do in a down.
As a comparison, i have had 2 other jackets, a Technic and a Built.
Both of those were put through MUCH worse conditions and are no worse for wear.
I do not recommend this jacket... just save up and get an icon/scorpion/astar.
looks alone can not save you, S&S.
May 30, 2014
Love the design!
This is a nice jacket for spring, summer, and fall, but on a cool morning you may want to put something on under it. Overall this is a nice jacket for early spring riding season and fall season riding, but not designed for inclement weather. I also would have preferred more durable padding in the shoulders and elbow, I change them out to level 3 armor, which allows for a more comfortable fit. It's a nice jacket if you looking for something stylishness and offers protection when needed.
April 28, 2014
Good first jacket, great for the price.
I'm 5'9" 140-160lbs (depending on the season ;)). I wear a 38 in a suit and I ordered a small. Fit is spot on with room for a hoodie underneath. Features include removable back, shoulder, and elbow protection. Comes with loops for belt attachment and a zipper that can be sewn into your favorite riding pants (probably also zips to other S&S gear. The vents work really well and you can really feel the air flowing in the arms and out the back. Velcro cuffs and forearm adjustment straps complete the "amenities".
It's my first jacket so I can't comment on how it compares with other brands. I would recommend it to anyone who it thinking about getting into the MC world and wants to feel good without breaking the bank.
The vertical stripe down the back looks good and increases your visibility from behind. The only thing I wish it had was more (any) collar, sometimes the wind around the neck is a little cool
Overall it's a sharp looking jacket that seems to be holding up well.
April 14, 2014
Great first starter jacket
I bought this jacket last week I researched jackets for about a month and this jacket was great for protection and price lots of features and armour of those at a higher price.
April 7, 2014
First i got this jacket two days after i order it , super fast , my wife REALLY likes it , I'm glad i pick the color blue its stands out , thanks Revzilla
March 21, 2014
Without a doubt buy this jacket
I spent about a month researching jackets before I finally decided to go with this one. First off, stylistically it's really good looking. The contrasting arms are very cool and a nice touch. I've gotten a number of compliments about it in just the past month. Quality wise, it's actually built far superior than I expected and hoped. I could see this jacket lasting quite a while. The zippered ventilation is very nice. I notice an immediate difference when their opened or closed. In terms of safety, simply watch the Revzilla video for the low down on relfectors and armor. You really can't go wrong with this line. Fit wise, I'm 5'8" 160lb and the Medium is a perfect fit. It allows for enough space to have a hoodie or sweatshirt on underneath without making it unwieldy. A few family and friends are actually looking to get this jacket, despite having recently purchased new ones this past season. If it ever goes on sale, I fully intend to buy a backup/extra for passengers or myself for down the line. Great buy.
March 12, 2014