Speed and Strength Women's Killer Queen Armored Hoody
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
I truly have enjoyed my riding jacket since my purchase!
August 4, 2014
I flipped my bike four times and slid about 100 feet. I of course had tho jacket on, not a sign on the jacket that I even wrecked! Had I left all the armor in it I beleive that my fore arm would not have had road rash because no other part of my body that was covered by the jacket even looked touched. I love it!
May 26, 2014
Absolutely love this jacket!
Please read this if you are thinking about ordering! I normally wear a large so that is what I first ordered, WAY TO SMALL! I had to return and get a 2XL, which fits perfectly! Oh man I love this jacket, it looks great on and I still feel protected. I ride a Ducati so a lot of the time jackets come up my back but this one stays still, which is a huge plus in my book. It keeps me warm in the mornings and cool in the afternoon. It's perfect if you order two sizes bigger than normal! Enjoy!
May 5, 2014