Speed and Strength Dropout Armored Flannel Shirt
- Aramid reinforced at shoulders and elbows
- Yarn dyed flannel
- Dual chest pockets with snaps
- Hidden YKK main zipper with snap closures
- Removable Knox Lite CE protectors in the shoulders and elbows
- Hidden snap collar
- Snap closure cuffs
- Internal zippered chest pocket
This Speed and Strength jacket is an “easy fit” and is generously sized. 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. I notice the sleeve length on these jacket is generous so average to tall riders should find a good fit.
If you want to double check your sizing by measuring your chest, you can use the chart below to choose a size. The Max Chest sizes listed by Speed and Strength are a bit bigger than many manufacturer’s conversion charts, and that confirms our suggestion that people who are between sizes should choose the smaller.
Our Two Cents
The Dropout shirt by Speed and Strength is a simply styled flannel shirt with reinforcements and armor. The flannel material is heavy weight and very comfortable feeling.
This shirt includes a second layer of Aramid material in the shoulder and elbow area to beef up its ability to hold up against a fall. I’d recommend this shirt for mild to cooler weather because of the overall weight of the flannel. There are no venting or waterproofing features, so this shirt is for “fair” weather use.
The front closure has a row of snaps, but behind that is a full front zipper for safety reasons. Armor is included for the shoulders and elbows. It is a molded Knox armor which should be pretty comfortable to wear. The back is fitted with a simple foam back pad. An armored shirt like this won’t provide protection like an engineered motorcycle jacket, but with the armor and reinforcements it is far better than a plain shirt, and the armor included is “light” type armor that is appropriate for the shirt construction.
The inside of this shirt is fully lined with a slippery nylon mesh material so the shirt should slide on over your undershirt easily. With the full lining, I’d call this a “shirt jacket”. :: Paul, 10-14-19
Speed and Strength says: Cut traffic like an axe. When an ordinary flannel won’t do, grab this reinforced, yarn dyed flannel by Speed and Strength® with removable Knox Lite CE protectors in the shoulders and elbows. It’s ready for speed with a hidden YKK® main zipper with snap closures and a hidden snap collar to avoid wind flapping. The Men’s Dropout Armored Flannel Shirt is what you need when the ordinary won’t cut it.