Speed and Strength Rage with the Machine Jacket
Good for the price
My biggest concern with the jacket is that it doesn't have an optional liner for colder rides. I have to pack a sweatshirt to wear underneath it. I also personally like jackets to have a long collar that I can sort of tuck around my helmet, but this jacket still works well as is.
July 15, 2014
Armored up and lookin good
This jacket has everything one would need for cover and protection. The back pad may make you need to adjust slightly when you get on your bike but only initially. The ability to remove the sleeves definitely is a pleasing option for those warm days which also have forearm paddings in and adjustable wrist straps to limit air build up in sleeves. The only small downside I can think of is when you put it on the shoulder pads tend to move around causing you to have to do a slight adjustment after putting it on. Other than that I can adjust to any build with adjusting straps on the tops and sides for a pristine fit.
June 9, 2014
I got this jacket because I like the style and the versatility. I like having a vest for riding just to add a little protection from debris. Some say the waist is a little high on it but I like it that way it keeps the jacket from pushing up and giving you the look of a huge chest. The pockets are well placed there are 4 two on the. Bottom behind the middle adjustment strap and one inside and the breast pocket as well. I stayed nice and cool while riding no issues. Being able to put the sleeves on when the sun goes down when it starts getting chilly is realy nice. Save me from having to bring extra gear for those day long rides.
The armor is nice to have but I took all of it out I don't like how it feels but that is not a problem with the jacket I just don't like armor.
This jacket just looks awesome
Harley night train
May 21, 2014
Fit is true to size and the Mad Maxish styling couldn't be better. I have received a lot of comments on how good it looks! It's great as a vest as well. I wear it as a vest with the moto mercinary armored sweatshirt by speed and strength mostly. That's a great combo for warmer days. It cuts the wind well as a jacket and the vest option is great for when it gets warmer out. The only down sides I found are...there are no vents, and the zipper pull can thawap you in the throat at higher speeds (slightly painful and kinda annoying). Neither one has been a big issue for me though. The pocket set up is nice with the two outside lower ones hidden, as well as a chest and internal pocket provide plenty of room for what I need. I'm very happy with this purchase and one cannot beat the rapid delivery revzilla offers. Got the jacket in one day from ordering! You may pay less somewhere else but the service on revzilla is worth a little extra cash. This jacket made a Speed and Strength fan out of me. So much so I bought the moto mercenary and the motolisa (for my woman) and plan on buying the Kevlar flannel as soon as I can. I highly recommend this product!
May 15, 2014
Speed and Strength Rage with the Machine Jacket Black
I decided to buy this product off Ebay for $89. and even at that discounted price i still overpaid. It was new/blemished with a small dot of red paint on the left bicep.I dont think this is worth $179. let alone $199. If you are going to pay that kind of money get a nice leather with protection.You can easily buy some off road riding armour for around $39 . bucks and wear any kind of jacket over it you want. Fit is good i wear a 44 and the size chart for me was spot on. I took the XL.This jacket is thin with armour at the shoulders back and elbows.It pretty much a summer only jacket. This jacket is ok but does not live up to the hype. Anyways its not worth the money imho.But if you must please help yourself.
April 16, 2014
Great armored jacket, with a killer look.
First of all, the jacket looks just awesome.
It has a lot of adjust-ability across the waist with the straps and some straps on the shoulders. I am 5'11 and 185 and with the Medium, it does seem a little short on the torso but correct on the arms. As Anthony says in the review, it definitely an American cut, and with me being a more of a European statue, there is a bit of extra material on my upper body and it does fold funny when I am leaning over the tank on a sport bike.
Besides that, it has a ton of pockets, the back protector can come out along with the elbows and shoulders. The pads are just velcro-ed on so there is some adjust-ability in them. I had to move the shoulders closer in as my chest isn't that huge.
Overall I do like it, but next time I will look for something in a European fit so that it fits me closer. Did I mention the jacket looks sweeeeet?
The arms do zip off, but in the first jacket I got the zipper totally fell apart on my first attempt to take the sleeve off, so I think it will just be my cooler weather jacket. It is water resistant so it does not pass much air and lately being in the high 70s it feels quite warm, and once it gets to 90s I think I'll need a summer jacket.
April 14, 2014
I was questioning on whether I would need a small or medium and since size small was out of stock I went ahead and purchased the medium. Good thing I did. I'm about a size 40 men's suit jacket and the medium was perfect for me. I also really like the shorter torso of this jacket as it fits my 5'7" frame better than many jackets which seem to be either cut for a taller skinny guy or someone with some extra meals on them. I'm nether so I'm very happy with the fitment of this jacket. Arms are slightly snug for me so I'm not sure I can layer if I needed to though. The olive color with the black leather trim pieces looks awesome in person and the waist adjustments is killer too for fitment. Kudos to Revzilla as always with the super fast shipping and the great video reviews.
March 4, 2014
Great 3-season jacket
The jacket is really comfortable with or without the armor plates in. And it looks great too.
It "feels" a bit light, in terms of protection, and I'm sure leather would provide better protection overall, but given that the jacket breathes better than leather and is lighter weight (won't get as hot in the summer), it's a relatively small trade-off in the end.
All in all, my new favorite jacket
February 14, 2014