Speed And Strength Twist Of Fate Jacket
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Speed And Strength Twist Of Fate Jacket
Item Code: SpeedTwistFateJacket
Brand:Speed and Strength
Color:Black, Black/Red, White/ Hi-Viz Yellow
- Water-resistant AR-800 frame
- C.E. approved shoulder and elbow protectors
- C.E. approved spine protector
- Reinforced with DUPONT™ Kevlar® fiber thread
- Aerodynamic speed hump
- Low restriction collar
- "Speed Zip™" controlled ventilation
- Molded "Strong Arm™" sleeve adjuster
- "Lockdown™" waist adjuster
- Microfiber lined cuffs
- Belt loops for pant attachment
- TPR logos
- Reflective trim
CHEST: Measure the widest part of your chest, under your armpits and around. Be sure that your arms are resting at your sides.
SLEEVE: Measure from the middle of the back of your neck, over your shoulder, over your elbow, ending at your wrist.
Speed and Strength is a relatively new company, but there's nothing new about the people that work there. That has never been more evident than with the release of the new Twist of Fate line. From the leather race suit to the textile jacket, the years of motorcycle apparel design are really starting to show.
The Twist of fate textile jacket has all the features you would find in a track-day leather, packed into a lightweight textile frame for the street. Like most of the SS products, the Twist of fate has a fuller, American style cut. My sample here is an extra-large. Ric here is about 5'11" 175 with a 40 inch chest. He likes long walks on the beach, live music, and puppies, and like me, would probably fit better in a large. This jacket is available in three color ways; the red, black, and white that you see here, an all-black version, and a white, black, and high viz yellow version. They have upgraded all the emblems to TPR so that they are more flexible and less likely to tear away in a slide.
Speed and Strength has done a very good job of making an aggressive sport jacket that is still very comfortable. It has flex panels in both the front and back of the shoulder area and in the elbows as well for maximum mobility. They also included molded adjusters on the arms and adjustable waist straps for a secure fit.
This motorcycle jacket sets the standard for street level protection. It has an AR-800 frame with AR-1000 shoulders. All of this is held together with Dupont Kevlar fiber thread. You're getting CE approved armor in the elbows, the shoulders, and in the back. Most back protectors in textile jackets are just foam pads. This one is CE approved right out of the box. The shoulders have these titanium sliders that have been fitted into these TPU pucks that sit on top of the CE approved padding. So, you are getting three layers of protection in this area. There are perforated memory type foam pads in the chest and an aerodynamic race hump on the upper back. The Twist of Fate also vents very well for a solid textile. There are zippered vents in the biceps area that flow air around the arm to the back. These are very important for jackets with CE back pads because these pads can hold in a lot of heat. The kidney areas also have zippered vents.
If we open this jacket up we see the mesh liner. This will help promote the circulation of air throughout the jacket and also keeps the shell from sticking to you when you sweat. There unfortunately isn't any interior storage in this jacket as a result of the chest pads. Looking at the inside of the back, you can see that there are multiple methods for attaching your pants to the jacket. You have loop style connectors that allow you to attach the jacket to a belt for when you are wearing jeans or a more casual style riding pant. You also have the stretchy zip style connector that allows you to sew this portion into your riding pants and have a zippered connection. This feature can really save your lower back and backside by making sure they stay covered in a slide.