Speed and Strength Trial By Fire Mesh Jacket
Fantastic summer jacket! (not for winter use)
To describe this jacket in one word: AIRFLOW. This jacket allows so much air you feel cooler at 10mph. All of the standard padding is present as well as a moisture wicking liner WHICH by the way is interchangeable with the seven sins jacket liner (thicker and less permeable for those cooler days).
Once again Speed and Strength delivers a sexy and functional product at a price point the others can't beat.
January 27, 2014
Nice and airy jacket!
I'm 6'2" 280lbs, 48in. waist and around a 50in. chest. the 3XL fits pretty well, a little loose but not too bad in my humble opinion. A looser fit is my preference so for me it's comfortable. It certainly provides enough air flow, even with the "REMOVABLE COOL CORE VEST LINER" in. I can only assume air flow is much greater with the liner removed, but I've not tried yet.
December 4, 2013
Product was just as described
Product came just as listed fit great, im really hot natured so I got it for fall and spring. Ive worn it in 48 degree temps and was super comfy. Wound not recommend spending 100 and 200 dollars more when this jacket was on 134 and its gonna serve the same purpose as the more expensive ones. Keeps you safe and very stylish!
November 11, 2013
This is a great jacket. It fits true to size. snug where it needs to be but comfortable enough to not affect my riding. I wish it had more inner pockets to carry things on both sides but the one inside pocket it pretty large. The vents are awesome on this thing. Now that it is cool in the morning I notice that I am a bit colder because it vents air so well. Awesome for hot weather.
September 30, 2013
Great summer jacket
Got this jacket because my Icon Overlord was too hot for summer and felt like I was overheating while riding. This jacket has a relaxed fit and feels loose but has adjustment straps that help get the fit correct.
The mesh on the jacket flows air great but the textile is so much more flimsy in comparison to the one used on my Overlord jacket. Cant comment on the vest liner that comes with it because i never rode with it in. The price on this is great though and I use it much more than my Icon. I got the white color to keep me cooler and its seems to not get as dirty as fast as I thought it would.
Only thing that looks weird on the jacket is the Speed and Strength logo on the front. Would much rather prefer the "S&S" branding like on their other jackets.
August 8, 2013
Perfect Summer Jacket
I just received the jacket and went for a decent ride and it is so nice the air flow is so much better than what I currently have. I like the inside pocket and the removable inside vest liner, and the strategically placed armor. I went with the white for visibility and Sun reflective purposes.
I highly recommend this jacket.
July 31, 2013
Could Be Longer...
So far I'm really liking this jacket.
In terms of what you get compared with cost, I think your dollar goes a long way here.
This jacket looks great in white (as does all of Speed and Strength's white gear) in my opinion and would look good with most colors of bikes. The contrasting black panels help break up the monotony of a single-color jacket and make the white stand out even more. Should be pretty good visibility wise for drivers (we all hope).
Soft armor is included in the elbows and shoulders, along with a large back pad.
Air flow is excellent and I could immediately tell the difference over the black mesh jacket I previously wore. Wearing a lighter color really works and does keep you cooler.
Fit for me was good but the jacket seems a bit short. At 5' 11", 165lbs, 38" chest, I found the small fit well but the sleeves could have been about two inches longer for my taste. On the bike the right sleeve (watch must keep the left one in place?) tends to ride up, exposing a small patch of skin on my wrist, which also sends air up the sleeve. Not necessarily a bad thing when it's hot out, but a big pet peeve of mine. I like my wrists fully covered. I understand why most manufacturers don't make tall sizes but a motorcycle jacket's sleeves should be longer than normal.
I also like zippered cuffs but for the price and features you really can't go wrong with this jacket.
July 23, 2013
I purchased this jacket after moving to the SE US and needed something that flowed more air over my perf leather jacket until I get use to the humidity.
This jacket moves plenty of air and offers a decent amount of protection.
It's nothing fancy and does the job it was designed to do.
July 16, 2013