Speed and Strength Top Dead Center Jacket
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
Great product, good fit
I am pleased to say that the jacket is perfect. I wore it for the first time today, seeing how today is about 47° here in wisconsin, and surprisingly it kept me pretty warm even at higher speeds (55mph). I am also very pleased with the features, the removable protection, the ventilation system, and that the jacket fits perfectly. All in all, I am very happy with this jacket, as it's stylish and functional.
March 10, 2014
Great product great brand perfect fit highly recommend !!!
January 20, 2014
Great jacket overall for a great price!
Great jacket! I don't really have any complaints about this jacket. I wear it year round as it flows significant amounts of air to keep me cool in the hot/dry summers here in West Texas, and am able to wear it in the Fall/Winter seasons with a layer or two underneath as well. Layering is easy to do as I typically wear an under shirt, long sleeve, and a wind/water proof non-heated thermal liner underneath in the cold and it has kept me comfortable on 35' mornings. It fits true to size and is quite comfortable on and off my Kawi ZX10R, even in full tuck. The green matches my bike as well, which is always nice. The armor is good, but I always upgrade, and the low price of this jacket makes it easier on the wallet to purchase upgraded armor. The features are pretty basic, but that's to be expected for a $160 jacket in comparison to a $400 one. I am extremely happy with this jacket and have since been an avid Speed and Strength supporter. By the way, Speed and Strength also offers matching gloves and helmet with this jacket that look great together as well.
On a final note: Revzilla, wow, exceptional company with great customer service. Very happy I chose to buy from this site and will continue to do so. I received prompt responses to multiple emails I sent and there was always a friendly voice on the phone with a knowledgable rep. Fast shipping as well!
December 22, 2013
Exactly What I Wanted!!
This is my first motorcycle jacket and my first purchase from Revzilla. I'm happy to say the experience was definitely an enjoyable one that I'm sure to be repeating soon!! Also bought the Top Dead Center Gloves and they look awesome when worn together.
Now to the Jacket
Build: For me I had no surprises and no problems. The jacket is pretty good quality, a concern of mine since I felt I was getting it so cheap. Seams throughout the jacket are stitched tight, and overall it feels well assembled.
Fit: I'm about 5'8'' 180 with an athletic build. I opted for a LARGE and wasn't disappointed. The jacket is comfortable, with room to spare if I'm just wearing a T-shirt, and allows me to fit a hoodie underneath on those cold days. It actually fits me so well I have to fight the urge to wear it even when I'm not riding.
Overall: Very happy with this jacket. I wanted something to provide me with a good launch point into motorcycle apparel, and I feel this jacket did just that.
November 29, 2013