Speed and Strength Dogs Of War Hooded Jacket
- Enzyme washed cotton blend frame with removable hood
- Removable Vault™ C.E. approved shoulder and elbow protectors
- Removable Vault™ C.E. approved spine protector
- Quality YKK zippers
- Zippered handwarmer pockets
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We tried the size Medium in this jacket on Huey and we put an XL jacket on Dewey. These are the sizes they normally wear and both fit great. The jackets are not as roomy as others we’ve seen recently from Speed and Strength, so there is no need to downsize. Just choose the size you normally wear in men’s clothing.
The chart provided by Speed and Strength shows chest sizes for each alpha size. Based on my observations (above), the chart seems just about right.
|Sleeve||33||34||35 1/2||36 1/2||37||37 1/2|
Our Two Cents
Those who want a certain style like this probably won’t find it elsewhere because it is quite unique. And the jacket is VERY comfortable. But I feel obligated to warn you that a cotton frame jacket without any other reinforcement materials (like Kevlar), isn’t going to hold up very well in terms of abrasion protection in a crash. Yes, the jacket has armor, but that armor is only effective for impact and will only be able to do its job so long as the chassis of the jacket holds it on your shoulders and elbows. If you are moving fast at all and hit the pavement, a plain cotton shell will come apart faster than you can say skin graft. This Dogs of War hooded jacket will make a great casual coat and would provide modest protection for very light duty riding… urban, scooter, etc, so if that is your use, and you like the styling, jump on it, but if you’re interested in higher speed protection, then look elsewhere. :: Paul, 04-23-14