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.
WAIST: Measure the smallest point of your waist all the way around.
Comment: This jacket is very comfortable even with the supplied armor. Not stiff like some other more expensive jackets I have owned. Usually I wear a large in jackets but I read on another site that these run a little big. I ordered a medium and it fits like it was tailored for me. I am 5'8" 175lbs 40 inch chest 34-36 waist with a bigger midsection than I would prefer. The length is great, not too long and not too short. Sleeve length is also great, they cover my wrists with my arms extended to handle bars but they don't slide over my hands with my arms relaxed.
The jacket seems well constructed but I have only had it a few days so time will tell. Sturdy YKK zipper and quality metal snaps. The hood is deep and provides good coverage. I was very pleased because there is little I hate more than a shallow hood that stops just short of my forehead. I ordered the one in black because the green one isn't available for a few more months. I really like the color though, it is not a bright black and not faded. It has a nice subdued look. I have gotten a lot of compliments on the jacket so far.
For the money, I got a great fitting jacket with included protection that looks great on and off the bike. I don't hink you can go wrong with this one. Thanks for reading!
The Dogs of War line from
Strength pays homage to the working canines of the U.S. Armed Forces. The
collection consists of an SS 700 helmet, this jacket, and mens and womens casual
apparel. A part of the proceeds from every item sold are donated to the Warrior
Dog Foundation, a charity that works to transition these animals from active
duty to their final handlers, including civilian placement. I appreciate my
motorcycles almost as much as I appreciate my dog, so I really enjoyed
researching Mike Ritland’s project. For more information, go to
warriordogfoundation.org and check
out Mike’s interview on “60
Minutes”. It will give you a whole new respect for our nation’s fearless
four legged warriors.
Let’s get a closer look at this jacket. The chassis is made of an enzyme washed
cotton and polyester blend, and is available in black and olive. This is a
really cool fabric for a motorcycle jacket because it lays on your body like
broken in denim, making i look like regular clothing. But, the poly toughens it
up a bit, and will help it better stand up to sunlight. The twin breast pockets,
double stitched seams, and the reinforced areas in the shoulders and elbows give
this jacket the look of army fatigues.
Features include a zip off hood and main closure that both feature YKK zippers.
There are two zippered hand warmer pockets and two chest pockets for storage.
Protection comes from very lightweight and flexible CE rated Vault armor in the
shoulders and elbows. There is also articulated CE armor in the back. Speed and
Strength has really raised the standard as far as back armor is concerned. As of
this year, they have CE rated armor in most of the jackets they sell. Most
brands lower priced jackets use only EVA foam back pads.