Speed and Strength Gridlock Denim Moto Shirt
- 12 oz. denim frame shirt
- Shoulder expansion gussets.
- Hidden YKK® main zipper opening
- Snap-down collar
- Belt loops for pant attachment
I will say however that I found the overall fit of the shirts to be trim. If you are between sizes at all, or prefer a loose fit, I’d advise going up one size.
Below is Speed and Strength’s estimated size chart. I think their size chart is a bit optimistic as to fit. I’d advise that the lower end of the listed size range for each shirt size would be the max chest. For example, the XL is listed as being 46-48 max chest, but really, it is about 46” max chest. The max belly/waist size for any shirt size is about 2” less than the max chest. So for the XL shirt, the max belly would be about 44”.
Speed and Strength Size Chart
|Small||38 – 40||36 – 38|
|Medium||40 – 42||38 – 40|
|Large||42 – 44||40 – 42|
|X-Large||46 – 48||44 – 46|
|2X-Large||50 – 52||48 – 50|
|3X-Large||54 – 56||52 – 54|
Our Two Cents
The Gridlock Denim moto shirt is a nicely styled denim shirt. The shell is medium weight denim and the shirt is lined with a nylon mesh. The shirt has a snap closure in front, but under that is a nylon zipper to make the shirt more secure in a get-off. The shirt has loops in the lower rear you can use to attach the tail to your jean’s belt loop to keep the shirt from being blown up your back at highway speeds. The collar tips have hidden snaps behind them to keep the collar from flapping on your neck.
This shirt has Kevlar fabric reinforcements in the shoulders and elbows which is sewn in between the denim shell and the nylon liner. This shirt does not have impact protectors or provisions for adding any. For those wanting a riding shirt for the bike, but who are not interested in removable armor, this shirt is an absolute bargain. At this price, its a bargain even for a simple denim shirt from a department store, but in this case you get some bonus features that make it more practical for use on the bike along with reinforcements to the denim to increase its resistance to abrasion. :: Paul, 03-12-18