About the Speed and Strength Trial By Fire Mesh Jacket
Item Code: SpeedTrialByFireJacket Brand:Speed and Strength Color:Black, White,Silver Material:Mesh Protection:CE Armor Ventilation Level:Medium - High
Speed and Strength Trial By Fire Mesh Jacket Features
Combined "Fierce" mesh and AR-600 frame
Removable C.E. approved shoulder and elbow protectors
Removable dual density back protector
Velcro cuff adjuster
Molded "strong arm" sleeve adjuster
''Lockdown'' waist adjuster
Removable "COOL-CORE™" vest liner
Microfiber lined collar and cuffs
Belt loops for pant attachment
Size Chart for the Speed and Strength Trial By Fire Mesh Jacket
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 Trial By Fire Mesh Jacket Reviews:
It's easy to find excuses to not wear your gear. I'm only going down the
street. I feel constricted. Or, the ever popular "It's just too darn hot
and Strength has taken away the excuses with their Trial By Fire apparel
line. This line includes an SS700 helmet, a mesh jacket, and vented gloves, and
provides a high level of protection in a breathable package.
The Trial By Fire jacket is constructed using a combination of what SS calls
Fierce Mesh and an AR-600 frame. From the underarm area down to the waist is a
panel of ripstop fabric on either side to add to the garment's tensile strength.
This jacket has a very full cut. This sample is an extra-large. Rick, here, is 5
foot 11 inches tall, 175 lbs, and has a 40" chest. The length of the torso is
perfect. You want a jacket to come down to about your belt. If it's much longer
than that, it may bunch up in the front once you are in a riding position. The
arms are actually a little short and he may be a little bit thin in the build
for this cut. This motorcycle jacket comes in three color ways including the
high visibility yellow you see here, a white and black version, and an all-black
version. All the color ways have a subtle yet effective strip of high viz piping
across the back.
The Trial by Fire has very good armor for a mesh jacket. There is SS's patented
Vault CE approved armor in the elbows, shoulders, and back. Yep. I said back. SS
has put an articulated CE approved back protector in their mesh jacket. I must
say this is some pretty fancy stuff for a sub one hundred and fifty dollar
Now we get to the reason this jacket exists in the first place, ventilation. The
Trial by Fire has full mesh panels covering the entire front and rear of the
jacket. They've also added mesh panels to the sleeves starting at the underarms
and extending all the way to the microfiber-lined cuffs. Ce approved back pads
typically seal in a ton of body heat and this one will still hold in some warm
air. However, the arrangement of the mesh panels on the arms work with the
channeling in the backpad to move some of this hot air around. The full mesh
inner arm allows air into the jacket. It flows around the arm to the armored
areas that funnel the air to the back area then out. The adjusters on the arms
are really important on a mesh jacket, especially this one. If the arms on a
mesh jacket are too large, the air will pass through and catch the armor area.
The buffeting that ensues is absolutely exhausting. Cinching up the arms will
keep the jacket from beating you half to death on the highway. Alright, let's
look at the guts. This motorcycle has a very unique liner. Most
mesh jackets come with a waterproof liner if any at all. These are hot. I
would rather carry a rain jacket. Rain gear will keep the shell of my jacket dry
as well as my clothing and takes up the same space in my bike as a liner does. I
would prefer to have the liner of my mesh jacket keep me cool, rather than dry.
The Cool Core vest in this jacket is moisture wicking rather than waterproof.
Combine this with non-cotton undergarments instead of t-shirts and you will be
cooler with your jacket on than without.
Don't forget the little details common in
Strength products. They've added a loop system in the rear of the jacket to
allow you to attach the jacket to your belt for added lower back protection. The
interior has a zippered pocket in the chest big enough to put your cell and
wallet in and of course we have the adjusters at the waist for an optimal fit.
This mesh jacket truly has everything.