Speed and Strength Women's Killer Queen Armored Hoody
Love The Look
I love the look of this, it doesn't look like riding gear at all! The sleeve print and embroideries look great. I'm a fan of thumb holes, the zippered pockets are great for peace of mind (no worrying about things falling out while you ride!), and the dedicated phone pocket is nice. Fits my S3 easily. I normally wear a small, but I went with a medium. It fits pretty well, so I'd say they run a bit small. The armor adds a bit of bulk but not much, and everything stays in place nicely. The interior mesh lining feels nice and allows for decent air flow. I don't know how well it'd hold up if I went down, but I think it'd do a decent job of cushioning the fall if it happened around town.
July 23, 2015
Love this hoody; hated the graphic
I was really shocked by this hoody. It's incredibly flattering; maybe a bit snug, but I was looking for something I could layer over a tank top or t-shirt, not much more. I was also really happy with the armor; the backpad moves with you, so it doesn't ride up like in some of my other jackets. The hoody looks great with the S&S Wicked Garden sneakers in black/purple or the Motolisa boots and I can easily throw my vest on over it.
The only complaint I have was about the graphic. I was not into the Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Gone Zombie style... not one bit. But, that was easily solved with a seam ripper and a yellow butterfly patch to put over it. Definitely going to order the American Beauty version for the fall.
June 27, 2015
Order up Great features
I'm 5'8 about 180lbs & hv long arms. I typically wear a Large, however sweatshirt is tight fitting like most gear & w all the protective pads taking up room I'd like it a bit roomier for a long sleeve to go under. The sleeves came right above my wrists. I've returned it today & waiting for XL to get in stock. I love all the features & is well made out of pkg. I would like to see this available in Tall as well as more Tall options from Revzilla. Returns process was easy, but even if u exchange you hv to pay for return shipping. Most companies don't charge if youre exchanging for same product. Also, my pkg was delivered to a house down the street by OnTrac, lucky neighbor dropped it off. All in all I really like this hoody w protective pads.
May 16, 2015
I'm not one to leave reviews, but for this I'll make an exception.
I wouldn't change a thing about this hoodie. I ordered it with the minimum expectation of 'happy middle between the protection of a leather jacket, and the coziness of a hoodie'.
I receive it in the mail and predictably proceed to trying it on.
While pushing my hands through the sleeves, my first thought is 'too bad it doesn't have thumb holes'... then I realized it DOES.
It looks good on and fits comfortably, and I find myself wishing the interior armor pads were removable. They ARE.
In the process of finding the spots to remove said armor on the inside of the hoodie, I stumble across a durable velcro pocket on the inner right side. Then I noticed two little zippered slits on the bottom of the hoodie that allow you to adjust the fit.
By this point, I'm bemused and delighted at all the clever little aspects it has, and feeling pretty good about my purchase. I get as far as "This hoodie is great! It would be SO perfect if the pockets z-" before I'm derailed by the discovery that the outer pockets DO zip closed.
I'd recommend ordering a size up. At 5'6" 130lbs and a 34DD chest, I typically wear mediums. The large fit ideally- lose enough to comfortably layer underneath, snug enough to prevent wind billowing around the inside and looking like I borrowed it from my dad.
April 6, 2015
Love This Hoodie!
I receveid this hoodie the day after i ordered it! Super fast shippping!! I am about 5'2" 135lbs and the large was a perfect fit. I was even able to put a fleece under neath it and it wasnt too tight. I can't wait for winter to be over so I can try it out on the bike!
February 20, 2015
LOVE my jacket
Its super light weight, but still protective, very comfortable it runs small, im usually a med and i measured the measurements to myself but the jacket is still a bit too snug but overall i love the product and durability. The style is cute and awesome, totally recommend this product.
February 19, 2015
Sizing Chart is Iffy...
...but I am really glad I purchased this product through Revzilla!
They sent it to me directly through Speed & Strength and I received it freaky fast. This jacket is amazing.
I am 5'2" with a 42" chest (measured around fullest part of breasts), but 36" bandwidth (measured right below breast) so I thought I needed to order the XL which was sold out and took a chance on a Medium. It is a perfect fit even with the shoulder, elbow, and spine protectors in place. See photos.
Note: I don't recommend making a habit out of removing and placing the protectors back in because the stitching on some places failed, but not enough to damage the integrity of the protectors to shift around or fall out of place. The inner logo lining at the collar where the hood meets the jacket was a bit scratchy against the back of my neck at first, but it's not worth returning just for that.
It's comfortable, and looks good to wear off your bike. I am still 100% satisfied with this purchase, and look forward to future products from Speed & Strength through Revzilla.com.
October 27, 2014
Great hoodie with good protection-for the price I am very impressed. Took a spill on the bike and held up really good! Elbow protection saved me and it didn't even rip the fabric!
Look good on and off the bike!
August 27, 2014