The good news about writing a gear review a year after you received the item is that you've had ample time to sort through and discover all the cool bits hidden within the item, and hopefully able to test all its flaws and foibles in the real world. The bad news? Well, in the ever-fickle garment world, stuff goes out of style molto velocemente (especially if it's Italian apparel) and before you know it you're strutting around in last year's model like a chump. But this is motorcycle wear, says you; it's timeless stuff, made to last, screw fashion, yada yada yada. Which is why I'm writing this beyond-belated review of Spidi's SP33D jacket. I've worn it for barely more than a year now, but I guess that's like three eons in the gear world because, wouldn't you know it, that model is nowhere to be found on the website. Those Italians. In my defense, I felt this piece of kit was so damn effective that it warranted a review. My saving grace here is that Spidi utilizes a lot of the same technology and Step-In-Clothing System in its other garments, so much so that many of them are identical save for new colorways, graphics, and minor updates. So essentially, the jacket is still made by the brand, but with a sexier name or a new color, or some added epaulets or something. For our purposes, the SP33D is the equivalent to the current Warrior H2Out. And you know what? It looks even better.