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Joe Rocket Alter Ego 3.0 Jacket

Drastic weather changes part of your daily ride? The Joe Rocket Alter Ego 3 Jacket is the all weather riding solution you've been waiting for. Its waterproof treated outer layer removes to reveal a fully armored high-flow FreeAir Mesh jacket beneath.

Waterproof Rock-Tex 660 outer shell

  • Completely removable outer layer that covers a complete mesh jacket underneath
  • VariableFlow ventilation with waterproof zippers
  • SureFit adjustable waistband
  • Pockets for optional CE armor
  • Elastic sleeve adjusters
  • Extended mandarin collar
  • Outer shell folds into self contained pouch
  • Reflective stripes 

FreeAir Mesh Jacket inner layer

  • Heavy duty polyamide Free-Air mesh
  • CE rated protectors in shoulders and elbows
  • Removable spine pad with pocket for optional CE spine protector
  • Elastic sleeve adjusters
  • Removable fleece vest warmth liner
  • Ultra low profile neoprene collar
  • SureFit adjustable waist
  • Reflective stripes
  • Pockets for eyeglasses and face shield storage
4.7 / 5
Bang For The Buck
4.7 / 5
Protection & Durability
4.4 / 5
Features
4.6 / 5
Comfort
4.5 / 5
Style
4.6 / 5
Air Flow
4.6 / 5
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Joe Rocket Men's Jacket Sizing

Sizing Notes!

For Tall Sizes add 3" to torso length and add 2" to the arm length.

Size Chest (in) Waist (in) Arm (in)
SM 38-40 29-31 32
MD 40-42 32-34 33
LG 42-44 34-36 34
XL 46-48 36-39 35
2XL 50-52 39-42 36
3XL 54-56 42-45 36.5
4XL 58-60 45-49 36.5
5XL 61-63 49-53 37

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

How To Measure

C Chest Measure around the fullest part of your chest, under the armpits, keeping the measuring tape parallel to the ground.
W Waist Measure around your natural waistline, around the top of the hip bones, inline with the navel while keeping the measuring tape parallel to the ground.
A Arm (Neck to Wrist) Standing up straight with your arms at your sides, measure from the base of your neck at the center of your spine, along the top of your shoulder and down to your wrist bone, along the outside of the arm.
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4.7 / 5.0
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Bang For The Buck
4.7 / 5
Protection & Durability
4.4 / 5
Features
4.6 / 5
Comfort
4.5 / 5
Style
4.6 / 5
Air Flow
4.6 / 5
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Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
Brilliant Concept, Almost Perfect
I bought this in the black/gunmetal color combination on the outer textile layer. The mesh layer is black/silver with a couple of white accents on the front. I opted for a medium and I am about 5'10" and 175-180lbs. It fits me snug and because it is not too loose, all the armor is in the right place.

The Good:
- High quality construction, typical of all Joe Rocket gear that I own.
- Great visibility at night, even with the darker colors because of the generous amount of reflective piping (more on the textile layer than on the mesh layer).
- Ingenious concept to have a winter jacket/summer jacket hybrid.
- The two layers of this jacket are attached at the cuffs, neck, and zippered chest on both sides so they are very securely linked in case of a mishap.
- It really is easy to roll up the outer textile layer into itself when not in use.

The Bad:
- The inner fleece layer is only a thin vest and isn’t connected at the bottom so it gets hung up and twisted when putting the jacket on. It annoys me and I plan to remove it permanently and wear a sweatshirt or something thick under it on the colder mornings.
- The armor cannot be transferred from the inner jacket to the outer jacket so the outer jacket cannot be worn as a stand-alone protective piece.

My main gripe is the last point above. I would have expected them to take the concept of this jacket to it's logical conclusion and to build in the ability to wear each jacket on its own as well as together. I would have loved to be able to take the armor out of the mesh jacket and put it directly in the textile outer layer so that I could wear it as a light, armored windbreaker without having the bulk of a mesh jacket underneath. Although that would have been great, I do appreciate the ability to wear both jackets together and then strip off the top layer if it gets too hot out.

Commuting- I can already see where this will be useful for summer commuting since it can be in the 50s and 60s in the morning and then jump to the 80s and 90s in time for the PM rush hour. The build quality seems like it will stand up to daily use.

Deep winter use - No not really. The inner fleece liner is only a thin vest so arms can get cold quickly. Depending on the fitment of this jacket on you, you might want to wear a layer over or under this jacket once the temps get into the mid to low 40s or below.
January 18, 2015
Ride:
2011 Suzuki GSX1250FA
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Air Flow
4 / 5
Great inexpensive road trip jacket
I wore this jacket for a full season before bringing it on a 13,000+ mile cross-country road trip. The ability to layer the jacket has allowed me to comfortably cruise with a small windscreen in temperatures as low as 34 degrees (wearing two long-sleeve layers under the jacket with both layers of the jacket zipped together). I have also ridden in temperatures in excess of 100 degrees with just the armored mesh layer and was quite comfortable. However, if you plan to ride through the desert and are from a northern climate, consider getting a cooling vest. I crashed as a result of sun fatigue (I was wearing full gear in the desert), and likely would not have happened had I bought a cooling vest. That said, the jacket held up excellently in the crash. A 20-30 mph collision into the back of a car resulted only in a bruised him and a sprained wrist. Also, when riding in warm climates, you can fit a hydration pouch in addition to the back protector in that back protector compartment. This does create a turtle-back look, but when hydration is crucial, temporary exceptions should be considered. The only true complaint I had with the jacket was the water leakage. During my first season a heavy rain ambush began seeping into the chest of the jacket after forty minutes. However, I did treat the jacket before the cross-country trip, with a inexpensive generic camping quality spray, and found that the few instances of rain, and sleet, were not an issue. This is a cost effective ($5-10) spray can fix that still makes this jacket a bargain compared to other options out there. Lastly, the fact that the shell zips into its own self-contained pocket is a huge plus when your traveling for months and have limited space.
November 17, 2014
Ride:
2008 Suzuki SV650
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
3 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
2 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
4 / 5
A highly critical, but an overall positive review
I have owned this jacket for just over a year in flouro yellow. I have put thousands of miles on it, and for the most part, have liked it. It was my first motorcycle jacket. It has been a great jacket, and I do recommend it, especially to new riders, but I'm not going to buy it again.

The pros.
This jacket is great for the money. As far as features, this jacket does *just about* everything that a jacket that costs 2x - 3x as much can do, but not quite as well. It has an external waterproof liner, which is far superior to the internal liners because if you get rained on, you're not riding around in a soaked jacket. It has a fleece vest liner, which is nice if you're riding in really cold weather. Fit is true to size. It has elbow, back and shoulder protection. I would call this a four season jacket. I have had many compliments on the looks of this jacket and had just as many people ask where I purchased it.

The cons.
Even without the internal fleece liner vest installed, this jacket is heavy. You will get fatigued much quicker with this jacket on unless you are only riding with the mesh layer. The vent zippers on the waterproof liner are very hard to manipulate while riding. The right elbow of the waterproof outer layer started leaking after about three months. It's still not bad enough to ditch the jacket after a year. After about six months, the waterproof layer started having this stuff grow on it (possibly mildew) even though I always dried it out before storing it. It's stained and wont come out. The internal fleece is not sleeved - it's a vest, so you may find that your arms get cold in extreme conditions unless you wear an extra layer. Many people buy this jacket instead of buying another jacket because it already includes the back pad, but the back pad in this jacket is not CE rated. In time, the elbows have become extremely uncomfortable, and I'm not entirely sure why. Lastly, the right elbow button won't stay buttoned now, so I'm not entirely sure it would stay buttoned in a crash.

Is it a good jacket yes? Do I recommend it? Yes. Will it last a long time? Relatively, but you're going to want something else in less than a year.
May 9, 2014
Ride:
2014 Suzuki DR650SE
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
3 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True
Large
Air Flow
5 / 5
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
Ride:
2015 Yamaha YZF-R3
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
A multi-purpose jacket done perfect.
The Joe Rocket Alter Ego 3.0 finally gets it right. The rain shell zips to the outside of the mesh! Why would you want the rain shell to zip inside the mesh? Who wants soggy mesh? The fleece liner zips to the inside. Perfect jacket, sizing is bang-on, adjustments straps make it very form fitting. Couldn't have asked for a better jacket for the money.
September 26, 2011
Ride:
2006 BMW R1200RT
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
Versatility abound.
This is my second Joe Rocket jacket; I’m very pleased with their quality. The Alter Ego is replacing my 12 year old Ballistic. I was looking at the Alter Ego 2.0 in the local shops, thought that was the coat for me. Turns out I ordered the Alter Edo 3.0 in error... Very happy I did.
Fit is great, I ordered the large tall since I'm 6'3 and weigh a buck 95. Arm and body length is perfect, nice and long, no wrist gaps when my arms are stretched out. The zipper wrist cuffs are a nice touch for cinching things up. The mesh jacket has snap buttons at the biceps which is great for keeping the elbow armor in place.
The mesh coat is comfortable and breaths fantastic on the warmer days of riding. I was just wearing a t-shirt in the past. Yes, I was that guy... I feel much more comfortable riding on the street with the protection the mesh jacket provides.
The outer jacket folds up inside it's self, what a great idea!! There's a gay waist strap that can be used to secure the folded up jacket to your waist. I work nights so it'll be nice to wear the mesh jacket to work in the evening and still have the compacted outer shell for the cool morning ride home.
Hope my review helps with your purchasing decision. Ride safe.
August 16, 2011
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True
Large
Air Flow
5 / 5
I've been hunting for A summer jacket & I think I've found it.
I'm digging this jacket. The outer shell folds nicely into a self contained pouch. With a zip out fleece vest it covers those early & late rides. The mesh jacket flows air great. I went riding in the mountains with temps from the 50's to the 80's. The air flow was perfect. When the evening dropped the temperature I zipped in the liner & was comfortable. My arms were a little cool but my core was fine. A nice feature is the armor has outer zippers to remove them. No more Velcro pouches to fiddle with. I've been wanting a summer jacket that I could stand in the heat, I think I've found it!
June 13, 2011
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True
Large
Air Flow
4 / 5
In Texas this is a four-season jacket
I've been wearing this jacket every day for a couple of months, now. I'm 6'4" and 170 and thought I could fill out a Lg Tall, but I should've gone with the Med Tall. The extra width in the shoulders makes the elbow pads dangle a bit, but they line up when I have my arms extended so it works out when I'm riding. With all the straps cinched down, I'm comfortable enough with the fit that I didn't feel a need to exchange it.

The mesh has been fine through the worst of a Texas summer, but the interior can get a bit muggy with the waterproof shell on. It doesn't rain too often, here, so it hasn't been a problem for me. Now that it's cooling down the shell works perfectly keeping the wind off me at highway speeds. I'm also not entirely thrilled with the stitching on the shell. Loose threads pop up and I melt them down with a lighter to weld them in place. That's been common to every item of clothing I've ever worn, though, so not too much to worry about.

At my age I'm afraid of concrete, and I trust this jacket to keep my skin on should I need it to if I lay it down at the speeds I travel. I'd prefer a hi-viz option in the tall sizes, but I have no other complaints.
October 4, 2014
Ride:
2001 Suzuki LS650 Savage
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
Wow Just what I wanted
This is an amazing jacket. I bought it with a specific intention to be able to have two jackets if I decided to give another person a ride.

The inner jacket is perfect, the mesh keeps me cool and slows the water loss in my body so that I can ride father and longer. The armor seems to fit pretty well.

The outer shell is very good as well, although it is not water proof (found out on a 900 mile ride through 5 rain storms) it kills the wind and rain jackets are cheep.

I am a safety freak and love that I have two layers of protection if I were to lay my bike down as well (when Jackets are worn together).

I have a few issues with the jacket but they are negligible. First with the two jackets it can be a bit bulky (although I prefer this over not having the second jackets to give to a second rider).

Second I can not take the armor out of the inner jacket and put it into the outer. This would resolve the bulk feel of the jackets together for me and would be a better fit on cool fall day's (rather then the bulk of both jackets with the armor) A simple zipper system on the outer jacket would solve it.

Finally the cinch straps for the elbow pads are on the inner jacket only. I would love to see them on the outer jacket as well so that I could loosen them for walking around and then tighten them for the ride (I have to take the outer jacket off now to loosen the elbow pads).

Again little things, but all in all a good product.
August 31, 2011
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True
Large
Air Flow
5 / 5
Complete satisfaction
Very nice jacket. Morning ride to work was 58 degrees and jacket held up great. Stayed warm for 32 miles. Coming home temp was 80 so I just wore the mesh jacket. Perfect.
August 28, 2011
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Why did you choose this?
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Tall size for my ridiculously long arms.
Susan B on Sep 4, 2016
Great range of weather riding comfort
rspec on Aug 10, 2016
Tall size for my ridiculously long arms.
Susan B on Sep 4, 2016
Versatility and price.
Justin B on Aug 30, 2016
Great range of weather riding comfort
rspec on Aug 10, 2016
Have the Alter Ego 1.0 and love it.
Ryan M on Jul 26, 2016
Features and reviews
Brock H on Jun 24, 2016
Entry level versatility
Tim C on Jun 2, 2016
love my old alter ego, but needed a long
Richard A on May 1, 2016
Love me this jacket a lot.mits not for cold weather though...
MAREK H on Apr 30, 2016
All-season. Versatile. Great looks
David W on Mar 29, 2016
Convertible
Kshitij P on Mar 23, 2016
Three jackets in one. Two removable liners, lightweight, moderate protection, good pricing.
AZnephew on Mar 9, 2016
The fact that it is waterproof and very versatile.
P H on Feb 16, 2016
Needed a four season jacket.
Kwadjo B on Dec 1, 2015
Excellent reviews, lived up to expectations.
TStriple675 on Nov 27, 2015
First motorcycle jacket.
Eliezer G on Nov 16, 2015
I have had a Joe Rocket Phoenix 4.0 jacket for 10 years and have liked it. I chose this jacket because it was well reviewed and is an all-weather jacket.
Derek G on Oct 24, 2015
Liked the look of the jacket, and the ability to add and remove inner liner and outer shell.
BackAtIt on Oct 14, 2015
Same reason I chose the pants. I wanted a 4 season, hi-vis jacket at a reasonable price. This one came with good reviews, too.
Kyle M on Sep 28, 2015
really nice coat and jacket
Joseph T on Aug 5, 2015
Innovative design. Weather in my area can vary by 30 degrees between morning and afternoon.
dernemax on Jul 14, 2015
reviews.
josh k on Jul 10, 2015
I wanted a mesh jacket with the option to go into cooler weather and this provided the most options.
Ian C on Jul 2, 2015
Looks like the best all weather jacket.
William Y on Apr 9, 2015
I have had them for years, stay with what you know works
Jeffrey H on Dec 21, 2014
My son wants it for Christmas.
Samuel M on Dec 8, 2014
Cold day with possible rain when I went to pick up my new MC.
Bob F on Sep 30, 2014
quality, reputation, features
OG on Sep 29, 2014
...flexibility to not be caught out in the summer with just a t-shirt on...No Excuses...
Chris P on Sep 24, 2014
3-in-1 functionality, stylish & more trim cut for my body type, not too expensive.
Kirk K on Sep 17, 2014
Excellent price / quality / value for a 3 1/2 seasons riding jacket. I've used it all spring/summer 2014 and couldn't be happier. In cool weather, wet weather, and hot weather the jacket has been perfect for comfort and protection. Looking forward to the fall and winter seasons as well... Oh, and, it looks good on me as well!
Mickey B on Sep 14, 2014
Looked cool...
D A on Jul 17, 2014
Needed a summer jacket for a DS ride and wanted something cool but water proof also. Liked the water proof over jacket that you can use only when you need it so it does not make you any hotter than you have to be. I often ride in near 100 degree temps and heat is a big problem.
Dan on Jun 15, 2014
Features and visibility
Jason R on May 27, 2014
Versatility, look and reviews
Eric G on May 9, 2014
Fit and price
robert c on May 1, 2014
I have an old hand-me-down Joe Rocket Jacket, a Meteor I think, and I put my bike down when I hit gravel. The jacket worked perfectly and only a little road rash on the front. I wanted to get a 4 season jacket and Joe Rocket already saved my skin once so I am loyal to them.
David R on Apr 28, 2014
Wanted something to protect me for the better part of the year without breaking the bank. From all the reviews, seems like this was the best buy!
Steven G on Apr 28, 2014
I have a leather jacket, that is a little to cold in temps below 50F (not wind proof) In the temps over 90F mine jacket is hot. I hope to get some wind protection in spring and fall, and more air flow in a summer. More info, after I use it a little more. I hope a zippers will hold.
Krzysztof B on Apr 24, 2014
Versatility, safety, waterproof, and warmth.
Todd L on Mar 29, 2014
Anthony.s utube review
Anthony C on Mar 7, 2014
Matched my bike color and jacket looks very versatile
Paul C on Feb 9, 2014
can use it as an all season jacket
Jordan A on Jan 28, 2014
Really like the fact that this is an all-year jacket (I live in Florida) This will be really useful and cost-efficient, not having to buy a bunch of jackets for different seasons.
Carl A on Jan 24, 2014
for cooler riding in summer and still have some protection
john f on Jan 3, 2014
because it allows me a flexible use in winter and summer
Juan Pablo P on Dec 2, 2013
I have a 10 year old Alter Ego and love it. Time to get a new one. Very flexible for weather changes. I can encounter 95+ temperature and rain all in the same day, so the Alter Ego is a good solution.
Geoffrey P on Nov 13, 2013
I love the 3-layer system. And the jacket looks good. I with tall size came in a color besides black.
Mark H on Sep 22, 2013
all season
Jim B on Sep 9, 2013
Great reviews an I was looking for a versatile jacket for all seasons.
Samantha L on Sep 2, 2013
After months of research, I decided on the H-Viz Yellow Joe Rocket Alter Ego 3.0 b/c of its versatility across seasons and its protection.
Joshua B on Aug 28, 2013
Versatility and price.
Justin B on Aug 30, 2016
Have the Alter Ego 1.0 and love it.
Ryan M on Jul 26, 2016
I am 6-3, 185 lbs, 32" waist, 44 chest, 35" arms. I am assuming medium tall on the Alter Ego 3.0?
Also, gunmetal/ black is coming up as unavailable in tall sizing. Will you be getting this color in?
A shopper on Aug 18, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Got the same jacket in hi viz yellow which I feel makes me more visible and safer on the road. I have a medium which has a generous cut. The sleeves are slightly long which is ok when reaching for my bars. The zipper gets sticky occasionally due to the way I pull it but it is mostly very smooth. I have only used it in warm weather so have not used the waterproof outer layer yet. It has decent ventilation but even on a very hot and muggy day my shirt was soaked w sweat. (Armor was installed).
I'm 5-7 180# 32" waist; 42" chest; 32-33 arms good luck.
I am 6-3, 185 lbs, 32" waist, 42-44" chest, 35" sleeve. Would medium long be best?
A shopper on Aug 19, 2013
BEST ANSWER: I'm 6'2", 250 lb, 34" waist, 50" chest, 35" sleeve and the XL is a decent fit for me, though I have no room for any extra weight. The sleeves are long enough, but the length of the jacket is shorter than I like, not a problem, just no overlap over the pants, making the waterproof shell less than ideal.

That said, the waterproof overshell is brilliant, I was riding a faired bike (Concours) in 50 degree weather with just the jacket and shell and was comfy. As the day warmed I rezippered to have the mesh zipped up inside the shell with the shell open at the front for extra air until I stopped to remove it completely. The high viz colors are really bright.

I've noticed two defects to far, but haven't called Revzilla yet for resolution, the face shield pocket has a small hole in it, and the snap on the shell retainer pulled out on the first day of use.
Is the outer shell wearable on its own if I just want something without armor when I'm not riding?
JimD77 on Mar 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes. It's a little big, but quite comfortable and functional on its own. I did this one winter when my mill required us to wear hi vis jackets while on site.
On the mesh jacket, is the material running down the spine solid or an extremely fine mesh not picked up by the camera on the product video?
David R on May 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It is solid material and houses the CE back protector. Personally I took the back protector out as it is far to hot for Arizona.
Hey... So I own the this jacket, and curious if there is a zip liner that I could add to the inside of the mesh instead of the fleece?
A shopper on May 8, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Hey there. Well, there is none I'm aware of. What exactly do you want? Like the same fleece, but with another material and with sleeves? Maybe you can tailor build one, might not be THAT expensive so that would justify buying another jacket.
I am looking at tour master 3 and joe rocket alter ego. Is this the only tow jackets that you can remove the other shell and still have armor and mesh warm weather jacket ?

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A shopper on Dec 25, 2013
BEST ANSWER: I'm not sure if they are the only two.. I have the alter ego for about a year now and absolutely love all of the different features it has... being able to break down to the mesh in Louisiana is a must and I like the fact I can still have the armor. It really offers full season riding for me. With being able to put on the outer layer. Plenty of pocket space to carry everything thing you need..
Will this jacket accept an Alpinestars Bionic Air Back Protector?
A shopper on Aug 15, 2013
BEST ANSWER: I don't think it will accept that back protector. But, joe rocket has a great back protector that fits in there perfectly. It's also made by a great company ( T - pro ).
I have an alter ego 2. Will the armor from it fit in the pockets of the outer shell of the alter ego 3?
Jim L on Mar 31, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I am not sure as I have only ever had the alter ego 3. What I can say is the none of the armor on the alter ego 3 is in the outer shell, it is all on the main jacket. The outer shell is strictly to wind-proof and water-proof the inner jacket. There are only a couple small pockets and vents, nothing large enough to fit any armor.
Is there a built in storage pocket for the outer waterproof layer. How small does the xl compact down to?
A shopper on May 13, 2013
BEST ANSWER: The outer layer has a pretty ingenious built-in storage pocket for itself. It sounds weird typing it, but it flips inside-out into a pocket in the jacket's back. The pocket itself is large enough for the outer layer and the insulating vest.

When rolled up, the outer layer/vest form an (uncompressed) cylinder 10" in diameter and 18" long. If you used a compression sack, or something similar, I'm betting you could compress about 30% of that. The pocket also has an elastic buckled strap you can use to secure the package to a frame--although it seems a bit flimsy for me to trust in the wind. I have some fairly small saddlebags, and I'm pretty sure I could shove it into one of them, however, at this point (with 85 F weather) it has stayed at home while I ride with just the mesh armor piece.

The outer layer is made of some very, very rugged cordura, and so is a bit stiff, bulky, and heavy.
I am considering buying this jacket and the Alter Ego 2.0 pants together, but I know the pants don't have a zipper in them. Does this jacket come with a zipper that includes a side to sew on to the pants?
A shopper on Apr 10, 2013
BEST ANSWER: The jacket does not have a zipper which can be connected to pants. It has belt loops.