Speed and Strength Tough As Nails Vest
- 100% Waxed Cotton
- Buffalo Leather 1.1MM With Matte Wax Finish
- 100% Polyester Mesh Lining With Antimicrobial Properties
- Classic Fit with Six Side Adjusters
- YKK Zippers
- Left Side Map/Cargo Pocket
- Inside liner zipper for easy patch installation
- Zippered Chest and Hand Pockets
- Outer Left Zippered Pocket
- Belt Loops for Jacket Attachment
- Ships with Removeable Vault ™ CE Approved Back Armor
We tried the size Medium in this vest on Huey and we put an XL vest on Dewey. These are the sizes they normally wear and both fit well. The vests are roomy. My primary advice would be to wear the size you normally wear in men’s clothing. If you are between sizes I’d advise you to go down. There isn’t a lot of taper from the chest to the waist, so there shouldn’t be concerns with fit if you have a bit of a belly. The large side leather adjustment straps can take up a lot of the slack, so those with a trim waist will look good too.
The chart provided by Speed and Strength shows chest sizes for each alpha size that are a bit larger than what you’d normally see for “standard” conversion from chest size to alpha size. Based on my observations (above), the chart seems just about right.
Our Two Cents
The new Tough as Nails vest from Speed and Strength is restyled with a mix of leather, perforated leather, and waxed cotton. I think the new look is sharp and the vest overall is not as heavy as the previous version which was all leather. I like the choice of colors too.
The back of each vest is a blank palette so to speak. Speed and Strength has added a really neat feature to make the addition of your colors really easy. There is a large zipper that runs around the back protector, and when you unzip, you’ll have full access to the back side of the wax cotton material. Your tailor will LOVE YOU! (and probably charge you less too).
The vest includes a dual density back protector which is in a zippered pocket. Wear it if you want the crash protection, or it can be removed if you would rather not use it. Below the back protector on the inside are a couple of loops that snap close which can be used to secure the tail of the vest to your jean’s belt.
The fit of the vest is highly adjustable with the side Velcro tabs. Each side can be drawn in at least 2”, so overall, you can snug down the belly/torso about 4” total. Five storage pockets are included on the front (none inside). :: Paul, 02-20-19
S & S says: Grabbing the torch from the legendary True Grit™ vest, this all-new TOUGH AS NAILS™ LEATHER CANVAS VEST blazes a new trail in style, protection, and attitude. Keep your chest and arms unrestrained and your back covered with a removable Vault™ CE approved back armor. Whether you pick Black, Brown, or Olive, you’re ready for anything on the road and whatever’s at its end. The 100% Waxed Cotton lower and Buffalo Leather 1.1MM With Matte Wax Finish upper combine for a timeless look on the open road, but with the modern comfort of a 100% Polyester Mesh Lining With Antimicrobial Properties inside. Zippered hand and chest pockets mean you’ll have room for everything you need and the Classic Fit with Six Side Adjusters lets you know it’ll stay where you put it. This big move in style will have you looking badder than your ride.