Speed and Strength Women's Black Widow Jacket
Beautiful and practical
A gorgeous jacket. Sits well and doesn't make me look boxy. The inside vest is removable - without it, the air flow is amazing. As others mentioned, the jacket only comes with elbow and shoulder plates, you would need to buy the back plate separately. I am 5 ft 6 and 145 lbs. The Medium fits well but I will not be able to put a thick sweater under it.
As any jacket in this category, this one is on the heavier and stiffer side. The heaviness feels comforting and some of the stiffness hopefully will go away as I break it in!
Minor point of discomfort - the jacket zips up all the way to the neck and that stiff leather is rubbing funny on my skin sometimes. Maybe I need to get a scarf to match ;-)
January 19, 2016
Absolutely love it!!
Love the jacket and it looks amazing! Had to return originally for a smaller size but the exchange process was a breeze!
October 5, 2015
Looks even better in person
Overall I'm very happy.Jacket looks great & fits nice.
I was a little worried about buying a WSM becuase I'm short and stocky - 5'1 @ 138lb sport Built.
So I have a nice size back and big shoulders and short arms.
But the (Women's SM) fit me great.
Coat is Sexy but Tough looking. So not too Girly but not manly either.. Just Tough!!!
Discrepancy's 2 -
1) In order for me to use the 2nd wrist button I have to put the zipper half way down then clip the 2nd button.
If I fully zip it down the zipper gets in the way.
2) NOTE- IT DOES NOT COME WITH A SPIN PROTECTOR!.
As a lot of other women when watching the video Anthony mentions a " Dense Foam Backpad".
Well for me it meant some kind of back protection.
Well I was wrong. The foam is only used to keep the shape of the coat.
Either way I did not receive the foam with my coat.
So I called and they explained it to me.
I wish they would have said that in the video because I would have ordered the pad at the same time. Now I wonder if my perfect fit wont be so perfect when I put the spin protector in??? I wont know until I buy it...
I can save you the phone call, the back Protector for this coat is ITEM# 737210, Knox Women TPU Advance X CE Back Protector.. If your coat is a medium or large they refer you too a bigger TPU Back Protector.
So those are my thoughts.
I hope this helps someone...
March 9, 2015
This jacket is surprisingly comfortable for having built in armor and a stiff leather outer. The day it arrived it was actually snowing and I didnt have a heavy coat so I wore this jacket to pick up a Christmas tree. The black widow allowed full movement of my arms and kept me warm in sub freezing temps. The distress patterns on the leather gives it personality. The curvaceous nip-tuck in the waist make it a comfy women's jacket. Not a 'boxy' guys jacket. I wish it had an iPhone pouch with headphone wire opening.
December 23, 2014
Love the look, but not the armor...
I was so excited when I received my Black Widow jacket and couldn't wait to put it on me. It looked even better than I imagined it would; however, the armor/padding is very hard and uncomfortable. It actually hurt. I bought another Speed And Strength jacket recently and loved it and found that the armor on it felt great, so I was hoping for the same result. Other than that, I also am a bit disappointed in the wrist snap closures. I am very petite. 5'3" and about 110 lbs soaking wet. I'd prefer to be able to snap the smallest closure, but the zipper along the wrist gets in the way. With all this said, I'm still overall happy with the purchase because I can just switch out the armor or buy some better ones and I will be okay with the larger wrist closure.
December 18, 2014
sexy and comfortable
My only dislike is I wish it came with sleeves on the liner
June 12, 2014
Stylish and Safe
It's hard to find women's riding jackets that both look good and keep you protected. I'm so glad i found this one. From the unexpected red detailing, the perfectly placed zippers and the included armor, I look good and feel good. The only drawback is that there is no back plate, but this jacket is perfect for riding around the city and country roads.
October 7, 2013