Love this hoodie!
after oogling this jacket for months, I finally purchased it when it began to constantly be hot (here in Florida) so I could test it right away. I rode for about 2-2.5 hours today and noticed a lot. I'm 5'2" ish and 112 pounds, with a 32 inch chest. I have another S&S jacket, which I fit a small great. however its textile, and I sweat buckets in it. I wanted a lighter jacket, but with armor. the med was out of this and I know a large would be too big, so I went with the small. it is very snug fitting. I have very broad shoulders, and the sleeves are a bit too short for my taste. with regular use, its doable, tho a bit short, and with my thumbs in the monkey paws, it pulls very painfully on the area between thumb and finger.
there is a snug inner liner, and the outer sweatshirt fabric is a bit looser. however, very snug around torso, with extra fabric on back area. a bit odd, but I think its the princess seams, on my not princess body. also, im short, this jacket just barely covers to top of pants and rides up, in a tuck position. beware tall people. the hood is also tight fit. I noticed that with the tight fit, it is hard to bend the elbows, and after a day of riding, my right elbow is rubbed raw from the friction of the armor and bending my arm. Ill use a bandaid next time.
there are great pads, and they dont slip around in their spots like my other jacket. and I appreciate the back pad as well. the graphics are great, and I love the quality of the material. you can fit smaller smart phone inside, and a small wallet and keys in your pockets and thats it. I was a bit warm at stop lights but nice and cool riding. In the end, I love this jacket and only wish I could have tried a medium. however, i will be keeping it and using it very frequently.
April 1, 2014
I ordered this armored hoody a couple months ago and I was a little skeptical at first because I was worried it wouldn't give enough protection. When it arrived, I was happy to see that it has removable pads for both the arms and back. The hoody was a lot cuter in person too! I was worried it may look faded or not as bright with the colors but I LOVE this hoody!! I even take the pads out and wear it as a normal hoody. It does run a little small though because it's not stretchy at all. Def recommend this product!! Speed and Strength needs to come out with more women's clothing and gear!!
January 27, 2014
Its hot here at the moment so i have not worn this much, but it is comfortable and looks "normal" off the bike
January 13, 2014
Sizes are completely inaccurate
I first purchased a XL for my girlfriend, this was way too small. The only larger size is a XXL and this also was too small. She doesn't even wear XL in t-shirts. I'm very disappointed and I am stuck with paying for return shipping twice.
January 7, 2014
Love it! Love it! Love it!
Wow! I love this jacket. I was looking for something that I could wear on its own or under a leather vest. And this does it perfectly.
If anything it is a little short in the body. I''m only 5'2 and the small sits on my hips nicely but I can see that for an average to tall heighted woman it may sit too high, particularly when in the riding position.
Bur for us shorties, it looks and feels fantastic!
January 1, 2014
I bought this for my wife, because she wanted a hoodie instead of a big jacket. It looks great on her 1986 Honda V65 Magna. The hoodie fits very comfortably, but I don't think it will do much for protection outside of the armor in the shoulders, elbows, and back.
September 23, 2013