Speed and Strength Under The Radar Mesh Jacket
If you're on a budget and need a summer riding jacket this is it.
The hottest temperature I've used this jacket so far is 105 (will eventually climb up to 120), with that said, you now know this is a review for those of you living in extreme conditions. The air flow is decent! you'll feel the air cool you off as you reach up to about 40 mph, (the faster the better). your back and shoulders will sweat because of the back and shoulder padding (which are removable but removing them kind of defeats the whole purpose of the jacket). What I'm trying to get to is that this jacket is wearable no matter how hot it is, you'll survive! the materials seem good and reinforced in hi impact areas. On the looks department this thing is great. its plain solid black, no logos no crazy designs nada! this is what I was looking for cause of the type of bike I have, i'ts pretty standard and I didn't want that super sporty look. The only things that pops on the jacket is a reflective strip that runs across the back. The two pockets on the front are good enough tho carry your wallet, phone, keys, and registration, maybe even a pair of sunglasses (or at least I've crammed all of that in there). So yes buy this! plus revzilla is great about shipping so there you go, get it off here. Side note I've owned the jacket for about 5 months and wear it at least 4 days out of the week for commuting.
June 16, 2015
Just saved my skin!!!
First off I never wrote reviews so bare with me.
This jacket is great!! The air flow on it is amazing wore it on a
90 degree day and I was as cool as anyone in a car with ac.
I love the padding on this jacket. I only wish there was an inside pocket or two. Only having the two outside pockets isn't enough.
Now what made me want to write this review is simple. I was run off the road this morning going to work by a redneck in a truck on his phone. I dumped my bike and slid about 50 feet. Yes the sleeve was shredded bit not my arm. The padding on the jacket took most the impact. I am sitting in the WR writing this with only two scratches. It could have been worse and this jacket had a big part to play it that!!
Also a personal shout out to the guys at revzilla! I have gotten every piece of gear from you guys and will continue to great prices and great service keep up all the good work!
May 29, 2015
Under the Radar
Recently got this jacket and really like it. I'm 5'10" 155 and got a medium. The small probably would have fit but then the sleeves would have been to short. My only complaint about this jacket is the armor not being vented, you would think that on an all mesh jacket there would be some holes in the armor. I ordered a set of Alpinestars bio armor for the shoulders and elbows so hopefully that will make it better. Really nice jacket for the price.
August 21, 2014
My tailor is forced to retire!
I'm not sure what kind of voodoo goes on at the Revzilla warehouse but these guys have an uncanny knack for delivering gear that seems to be custom fit for me. For me! An old grumpy retired guy. What are the odds? I go online, look for the best quality product at the most cost effective price and what do I get? The Speed & Strength summer jacket like it was molded just for me. In the name of full disclosure, I can not divulge the level of protection and durability this product has, because I just got it and hope not to take a spill while wearing it. Ever! Given my riding habits, I'll probably never live up to the brand name but at least I'll look good trying. My one and only gripe is that this jacket has no inside pockets for me to store my spectacles, Metamucil or AARP ID.
August 11, 2014
great jacket for warm climates.
Ordered this jacket when I was living in the Mojave. Great airflow, almost felt like I was only wearing a simple shirt. Only thing I disliked about this jacket was the armor in the elbows didn't quite conform to me as I would like and got a bit uncomfortable but they were easy to take out and insert if need be. the rest of the armor fits perfectly, sometimes I forget it's an armored jacket.
August 4, 2014
Nice looking jacket.
Overall is a nice jacket. I ordered the gray but is more of a shinny silver color. Bad thing that it doesnt have inside pockets. The only 2 pockets are located on the front outside of the jacket. I havent used it yet but I hope to get lots of air. I live in Houston so I hope is good air flow. will update later.
July 15, 2014
Great Summer jacket
The under the radar is a fully armored - shoulders elbow and back - summer riding jacket. Another reviewer noted the lack of the inner liner for fall or colder weather riding, this jacket being a mesh jacket was never designed to be used outside of a warm to hot temperature range and therefore the lack of an inner liner seems somewhat self-explanatory.
This jacket flows a ton of air and is very comfortable to wear even during extreme heat.
I actually like the fact that it's not plastered with noxious logos like some other jackets done by speed and strength.
The material is a reasonable weight and feels like it would hold during an off.
Overall I'm very pleased with the jacket especially at this price point and would recommend it to others.
June 20, 2014
No bang for the buck!
This is an okay looking jacket. It could use a little more detail like embroidered logos. The Speed and Strength Under The Radar Mesh Jacket is over price for the features and design that it offers. This jacket does not have a removable inner liner for fall weather. In addition this, jacket has no pocket space. The outer pockets should be deeper to allow some cargo space. Furthermore, there is no inner pocket for sunglass. The pockets on a jacket can allow for carrying small items like bottle water, cell phone, house keys etc.... If you want a better jacket you will have to spend a few more bucks. Lacks detail and value... No bang for the buck.
May 16, 2014