Joe Rocket Alter Ego 3.0 Jacket
Comfortable, Warm & Versital
1 complaint so far. The elbow pads move more then I would like.
Other then that its exactly the jacket i was hopeing it would be. I am short and stocky. 5'7" 230lbs. And the XL works well. The sinching is great to fit the jacket to you.
Last 2 days of riding in 32F mornings has been great.
The inner liner and outer jacket out performed my expections.
The inner jacket is heavily perferated and allows lots of air flow. I have not riden without the insulated liner yet, but im assuming great airflow for warm sunny days.
My wife purchased the ladies alter ego & loves it also.
Great position on yamaha sv650 & ducati monster 750.
May 17, 2016
Great quality for the price
I just starting riding a motorcycle for the first time last fall and was looking for a decent jacket that was priced well, protected well and had the high viz option. I settled on this one and am very glad I did.
This one has 3 layers that you can add or remove fairly easily. I've had some issues with getting the sleeves to align properly once I remove and try to reinsert the liner. I had to get help from my wife to get them realigned and get the sleeve snaps back in the proper place. I wouldn't recommend removing these on a regular basis as you could get a bit frustrated.
I'm very happy with the amount of protection this jacket provides, with armor on the back, shoulders, elbows and forearms. I feel that if I ever did lay the bike down that this jacket would offer good protection for me.
I am 5'7", 185lbs with a 34" waist. With broader shoulders and chest and a short stature, its was very difficult to settle on a size that I would think would fit me. For each measurement on the sizing chart, it recommended a different size jacket based on my measurements. Ultimately I decided that since everything else I buy is tight on the shoulders and in the chest that I would buy based on those measurements, but also went 1 size up and purchased a large. I'm very glad I did as it fits perfectly.
You get a lot of jacket for you money with this one and I would highly recommend it.
May 6, 2016
I am so glad I bought this jacket. Pictures and videos don't do it justice.
I searched for days trying to find a motorcycle jacket. This jacket was very low on my list based on the pictures and the video review. But those pictures and videos do not do it justice at all. If you want to really see this jacket, watch a YT video by David Jordan with the title of "Joe Rocket Alter Ego 3 0 Motorcycle Jacket Review". I'm including a link to that video. I had crossed this jacket off my list until I saw that video and I'm so glad that I did because I ordered it and I absolutely love it. First, I'm baffled by the review that says this jacket will be cold in 50 degree temperatures and I'm wondering if he posted his review for the wrong product. I took the fleece liner out and took it for a ride today with temperatures in the mid 50s and it was too hot. I could literally wear this thing in the 20s. In fact, that's the only issue I have with the coat - the main jacket will be too hot in the summer. I'll probably be wearing the inner jacket in the summer. But I wanted a coat that could go down in temperature because I'm planning some very long trips where the temperature will vary widely. But that's the beauty of this jacket: It's so adaptable. Wear it with the fleece liner and inner jacket in very cold temperatures. Take out the fleece liner for mildly cold weather. Use the inner jacket for hot weather.
I was worried about what size to order. I've lost 40 pounds recently and some of my 2XL jackets are too lose now. I plan to loose another 20 pounds too so that's a consideration for me. I contacted RZ customer service and they recommended I order a 2XL. I did and it fits as if it was specifically tailored fore me! For reference, I'm 6' and weight 230 pounds. My chest size is 48. Because this jacket has such good adjustments, losing another 20 pounds won't be a problem at all.
One other thing that isn't an issue for me but you should be aware of it if you are thinking of buying this jacket. It's heavy! At least the main jacket is. This is an extremely well-made and robust jacket and its weight reflects that.
I love this jacket! It looks great too. Just check it out in the video I mentioned if you are considering it.
April 13, 2016
What does 100% mean to you?
This jacket will be larger than expected. Also, If the temp gets down below 50 degrees fahrenheit, you're going to be cold.
But I will say, that for normal, warm weather riding, this jacket can be adjusted to fit and function quite well. As for rain....that 100% claim needs to be flipped to .001% chance of dryness. I had every flap, button, zipper, and velcro aspect of this thing sealed up tight. There was water pooling up in my elbows, running down my chest, and the only thing that did stay dry was the middle of my back. Also, expect the rain to hammer your biceps, because there is no protection there whatsoever.
So, in conclusion. If you want a reasonably priced jacket, that looks decent, and only intend to ride in fair weather. This thing is great. If you see rain clouds, you might as well pack some body soap and make the most of it.
April 1, 2016
Great overall jacket
Living in the NW means you cannot always wear leather. For the big chunk of the year when you are going to need rain gear, this will work perfectly for all 4 seasons. Warm and dry during spring, fall, winter and nice and cool for the summer.
March 30, 2016
Great but not without flaws
There have been enough positive things said about this jacket that I don't really feel I could contribute much more. One thing I will say for it that hadn't really been made clear before is that the outer shell is fully lined and able to be worn on its own as a waterproof light jacket or windbreaker. On the negative side, the jacket was "new old stock" that had a manufacture date of 2013 (I got this in 2016) and some of the stitching on one sleeve was coming out. I didn't notice this until after I had removed all of the tags and such, but it wasn't really enough to make me return it anyway.
March 15, 2016
Buy this jacket if you're on the fence.
First off if you're looking for a good jacket then you need to buy this jacket, NO BS.
I wear this jacket on a daily, I'm in Austin TX, picked it up in November 2015. It has kept my upper body dry in the rain on more than one occasion, great for a guy looking for an all in one jacket. The protection sits where its supposed to sit, and pretty comfortable if you ask me. I'm 6'1 220lbs and broad at the shoulders, probably could have gotten away with a Large just fine. Since the liner isn't much but a warm vest I wear a hoodie underneath and it fits perfect. You can take this into the winter if you're wearing gear with it. Keeps the wind out just fine.
- Little large so you can fit undergarments under it
- Plenty of protection
- Keep you warm up to mid 30's
- High quality
- Zipper on the inside jacket tends to come unzipped. (No big deal though)
- Not much else I can think of, I mean this thing is awesome.
January 26, 2016
I originally had the Joe Rocket Alter Ego 2.0 for about 7 years. After that long it finally started to deteriorate so I decided to grab the latest revision of the jacket.
I think the 3.0 is even better than my beloved 2.0. Comfort, year round flexibility, armor, and easilly convertible there is not another jacket on the market I would recommend to anyone.
This jacket easilly converts and can last you a whole year depending on where you live. Here in NC it is a great year round jacket as it has awesome ventiallation for the summer and so many well designed layers for the winter. There is no other jacket I have found that will give you the flexibility of having just one jacket for and entire year.
November 16, 2015