Removable Vault™ C.E shoulder and elbow protectors
Removable Vault™ C.E approved spine protector
Reinforced shoulders and elbows
Removable cotton poly hooded liner
Concealed carry pocket
"Speed Zip" controlled ventilation
"Lockdown" waist adjuster
Shoulder expansion gussets
Microfiber lined collar and cuffs
Belt loops for pant attachment
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.
The Off the Chain 2.0 textile riding jacket has a water resistant AR-600 poly
chassis. This is going to be happiest in the spring and fall. It’s not quite
warm enough for winter riding, and it’s solid textile, so it’s going to be a
little on the warm side once you hit about eighty-eighty five degrees. So,
milder weather is wear this jacket is going to be the most comfortable. It’s
available in three color ways including this very Harleyesque black with orange
highlights. They also offer an all-black version, and a patina gray that really
has a vintage denim look to it. The branding is comparatively very subtle for
Speed and Strength. You have these muted rubberized logos that are welded onto
the chassis on the left shoulder and the right shoulder blade on the back, and
that’s it. This is going to be a great choice for the rider that loves their
Strength riding apparel, but also doesn’t feel the need to shout at
everybody about it.
The Off The Chain 2.0 is available in sizes small to three xl, and the jacket
has a very full cut. It has a boxy shape to it with only a very minor precurved
shape to the arms. You could wear this jacket on a sport bike not problem, but
it’s definitely better suited to a naked bike, a custom or cruiser with a more
upright seating position.
Protection comes in the form of lightweight Vault CE approved armor in the
shoulders, elbows, and back, and there is a stripe of reflective piping across
Storage is plentiful on the OTC 2.0. The front of the jacket has four pockets,
including two zippered hand warmer pockets and two chest pockets. The left chest
pocket is zippered with a flap to capture the pull tab, and the right has a hook
and loop flap. Adjustability and mobility are also very good. There is
adjustability in the way of hook and loop adjusters at the waist and sleeve
cuffs, and mobility is improved by these expansion joints in the shoulders.
Comfort is maintained by the addition of microfiber panels lining both the
collar, and the cuffs of the sleeves.
Ventilation is decent, but again, this jacket is going to provide the most
comfort in milder weather. You get zippered vents at the biceps and down the
outside of the back. This jacket also has a removable hoody that can be easily
zipped out and worn by itself. The hoody also features thumb hole style cuffs,
making it easy to reinstall the hoodie into the jacket. Also on the inside of
the new OTC 2.0 is this zippered pocket. It’s not just any pocket, though. S/S
has added a pouch to the inside wall of the pocket making it perfect for
carrying a concealed firearm, for folks with proper permits in non-restricted
areas of course. The only minor flaw to this setup is that you have to unzip the
hoodie from the shell to access this pocket, so make sure you practice this and
get really good at it if you are planning on using this gun pocket feature.
All in all, the new
Strength Off the Chain textile
motorcycle riding jacket
is a great choice for the milder weather rider looking for a quality vintage
looking textile jacket that won’t break the bank.