Speed And Strength Twist of Fate Mesh Jacket
It's a good summer jacket, but forget the white.
So I have had this jack for a full year now. Over all its been pretty solid. When I first got it I was disappointed in the color fastness, (I have the white version) one day in the sun and some areas turned a really light yellow. I don't think I'll ever buy a white jacket again. It's a great look, but it gets so dirty. I wash it at least twice a week. Aside from that, the fit is great. I'm 6-1 and 220lbs I got the XL. I haven't experienced any problems with the liner, but I will say mine didn't come with full sleeves, just the vest liner. Works good on cool summer mornings. I have had the misfortune of going down with it and it held up like a champ. Didn't even phase it. The armor is great. Overall a great jacket for summer riding.
November 23, 2013
This is a great jacket fits well and feels good to wear while I'm riding
August 6, 2013
well ventilated and protective
First off, i am 6'2", 200 lbs, and athletic built.
I got this specific jacket because of how well the armor contours to my body. the armor doesn't shift inside the jacket while i'm wearing it, which is good stuff. i tried on alot of different mesh jackets and this one, i thought, was the best of all when it came to protection.
i like the low cut neck on this jacket because it doesn't feel like it is choking me out like other jackets tend to.
the brown inner sweat wicking liner works better as a insulator for chilly 60 degree mornings. otherwise it's just makes the jacket really hot to wear in the heat. it breathes well enough that it doesn't need sweat wicking fabric inside of it.
the sleave length is good for me. i have long arms and require a tall size most of the time when it comes to buying jackets and stuff.
July 15, 2013
This is my first motorcycle jacket. I really like it. It fits well, if a tad short. The liner is comfortable, but it is a bit odd that the sleeves are just kind of loose. The liner doesn't allow much in the way of a sweater underneath.
I really bought this jacket because of the high-quality armor, especially in the back.
Overall, I really like this jacket.
April 30, 2013
Love this jacket! Great ventilation and armor.
I have only ridden with this jacket when it has been around 55 degrees outside. I had a thermal shirt on, the liner and the jacket and I could still feel the air right through to my chest. This jacket will be great when it's 90-100 outside! It is a comfortable jacket. I'm 6'0" and 165 (skinny) and the medium fits me well. If you're thicker though the chest, shoulders or stomach go up a size. I got the white version for visibilty and it looks great. The two loops in the back connect to your belt and hold the jacket in place well. The armor all seems well placed and doesn't move around. I think this would protect you very well if you were sliding down the road.
October 8, 2012
This is my first jacket, but to me it seems great. All CE approved pads and breathes well (without the liner). I have not used the liner yet partially because the jacket is pretty tight and i use it everyday but also the ends of the sleeves come out. Had they put a feature to keep them inside the jacket that would have been perfect! All in all a good buy especially for the price.
August 9, 2012
Looks Great! Venting could be better...
To be fair, I've only had the jacket for about a week, but I wanted to submit my first impressions. I suppose I should mention that lately the high temperature in my area has been 100+ and may not be the best conditions for testing the airflow of a jacket. When its that hot, it will be stifling hot in a jacket no matter how much venting you have.
Fit- I used the sizing chart, which said I needed a small. Thats unusual for me but it actually fits great. I normally wear a medium anything, so I would say they run a tad large.
Finish/Durability- Only time will tell with durability, but I will say that some of the stitching could be better. All the buttons, zippers, and adjustments work great and are well done.
Features-My main motivation for purchasing this jacket were its good looks and the mesh construction for venting. However, I've not been too impressed with the venting. Note my 'average' rating in the venting category. Like I said, its been over 100 here lately and that just kills you no matter what, so keep that in mind. But on a cool morning I swear I get more airflow from my vented leather Fieldsheer SSIV jacket...The arms are the worst part for me. There is very little venting mesh in the arms so they get hot FAST. The black stretch panels on the inside of the arms really don't breathe that well. The LOGO, yeah, looks cool, but its solid rubber and its right in the center of your chest which is exactly where you want a lot of airflow to keep you cool! It doesnt let any air through at all. I gotta say, the "moisture wicking liner" is a joke. I even tried it with the liner and no shirt underneath, and it was like I was wearing a fleece pullover in the dead of summer...
Cost Benefit- Im gonna keep the jacket. Its been so hot lately I dont think its the most fair condition to evaluate the venting. Looks good, comes fully equiped with armor, and good finish for its price point.
July 31, 2012
Good Summer Jacket.
I had on the original Speed & Strength Twist of Fate Mesh Jacket last summer when I hit a deer doing 65mph. I was launched over the bars with the brunt of the impact on my left shoulder. Although I suffered a fractured scapula and dislocated AC joint, my ortho agreed, my injuries should have been a lot worse. The jacket did its job and held up well in such a violent crash. I bought this jacket as a clear upgrade to my first. The Knox Armor is a step up and overall, it's more comfortable than the original. The liner is great too but I was dissapointed to find out it didn't secure to the sleeves some how.
June 25, 2012