Speed and Strength Women's Throttle Body Jacket
Great for pillion
Picked up this lightweight breathable jacket for a summer passenger.
Overall I would describe it as roomy, but has several areas of adjustment to tighten or loosen fit depending on body shape and preference.
This is a summer only garment. Not surprising considering it is a mesh garment, but this is jacket is see-through in areas. The included liner for rain/cooler weather is nice, but not something that will carry over into cooler seasons.
Very happy to have protection for my would be passengers, not likely to utilize as a daily commuter unless I move to a very, very hot area.
June 30, 2015
Love my new SS jacket. Very happy with my decision. I had been to many shops trying on a few different brands at each place. As most girls know, each place had very little selection. It's understandable, but difficult to narrow the options down. My new SS textile Throttle Body is great. All the protection pieces stay where they should. All without looking like I'm about to take the football field and block for the QB. Got the black and white version, wish I could've gotten one of the awesome colors, but just wouldn't have matched the bike.
November 12, 2014
I love my new jacket! I got the green to match my Kawasaki Ninja 250. I am 5'10, 160 pounds and I got the Large. The sleeves were long enough thankfully! It did fit a little snug on the bust, and I never wear it zipped all the way and the neck snapped because it makes me feel like I'm being choked. It is short, but I guess it's shorter than normal because I'm tall. lol. But it still works! I love the air flow. I use it a lot and it keeps me nice and cool. I did wear it on a cool rainy day and it was about 60-65 degrees and I was freezing. So it's not really a cold weather jacket. It is very comfortable when I'm riding and I like how the bright green makes me more visible on the road. There is no room if you wanted to wear something thick under this though. Like if I tried to wear a hoodie under it there would be no way that it would fit right or zip up. I don't think the jacket would have looked right though if I sized up. It would have been too wide. It fits my waist area and sleeve length just fine. I also like how the sleeves aren't big and baggy and don't make me look like a football player. It's a very feminine jacket and I would definitely recommend this to any girl rider out there! I plan to buy the matching gloves. :) I almost forgot. It does get dirty easily. :/ But I can't really avoid bugs so it can't really be helped. Hopefully they will come out whenever it's time to be washed!
September 16, 2014
Great jacket for under $200
Wore this jacket all summer and it was excellent! Air flow was perfect for those obscenely hot and humid days; and when it was colder (night riding), I could just zip up and close those ventilation areas and feel great.
The protection is what you would expect for a jacket under $200 - it's good, but not great. However, it's much better than not having anything at all, and the feature that really sold this jacket to me was the included back protector. (A lot of jackets make you buy one separately.)
I'm a shorter rider (under 5'4"), so finding a jacket that fit me well not just in the chest and shoulders, but also in the arm was difficult. This jacket managed to accomplish that because of the adjusters at the elbows. They snap into place and hold well at speed and against the wind too.
As for style, I think it's great! I bought the red/white/black option and love it. Another reviewer who bought the same color thought hers had a pink tint to it, but that isn't the case with mine. It's not a dark red, but it's definitely red.
Overall, this is a great, sport jacket and I would definitely buy it again. The protection is great to have and works really well for every day riding.
September 15, 2014
Nice style but larger sizes means sleeves are too long
The fit is pretty snug, which is how jackets should be and I fit an XL well except the sleeves are slightly too long. This wouldn't be such a problem except the extra slack allows the elbows pads to move around such that they aren't always on my elbows. Overall I love the style of the jacket and it's been comfortable to wear even in hot temperatures.
July 29, 2014
I love the way this jacket fits and looks. It was hard finding some thing that fit me and had sleeves that could be adjusted so they weren't too long. I also love the fact I don't look like a linebacker! It doesn't allow for a lot of airflow in the front but I have worn it on days it's 89 degrees in Philly and was fine.
June 30, 2014
Great for the price!
Jacket was great. I ordered Red/White/Black (and its not a true red, but more pink tint). Fit was excellent, looks great and stylish. The only other thing is I dont feel it has the protection it can have...pads are all light and move fairly easily. Would recomment. Excellent jacket for the price!
May 12, 2014
Great bang for the buck!!
Bought the pink version for my girlfriend for when she goes riding with me along with the matching pink Speed and Strength Throttle Body gloves. She loves them both. Loves the styling, graphics and shade of pink. She says both are really comfortable and breath well. My opinion on the jacket is, yes, it looks good and from what I can tell after looking it over inside and out is that it is a well built jacket that I feel will give her good protection should (heaven forbid) we ever take a spill. If I didn't think it would offer her good protection I wouldn't allow her to wear it and would of gotten her something else. She wears a size medium and the size medium in this jacket was spot on!!
April 24, 2014