Joe Rocket Ballistic Revolution Jacket
Great style, features, protection
This jacket is great. The style is very nice with plenty of features. Enough pockets with exceptional velcro closures. I am 5'8 175lbs athletic build, so I ordered the large. It fits perfectly, not sure what the fit will be with a bulky sweater, but I have worn with my suit jacket (commuter) and it was great. It hasnt gotten really cold yet, so I can't comment, but it has been in the 50s and i did not feel uncomfortable at all. Just the opposite. The removal liner is helpful, but this is not a warm weather jacket. The construction is well done. The zipper gives me a hard time, but it may be user error. All in all, I am extremely happy with this purchase.
July 27, 2014
This is a great jacket. Fits me perfectly. I removed the inner lining when it is hot out and it has good airflow, keeps me at a comfortable temp, it does get a little warm when riding slow, like in towns/city. When it is a little chilly out I put the liner back in and it kept me nice a warm (the day i put the liner back in the jacket, it was about 50 degrees out.) Pretty sure it would keep me warm at lower temps.
July 10, 2014
not for summer
I'm from northern NJ. Its unbearable to wear this in fall and summer. It only good for temps under 75F.
July 7, 2014
Good for Florida winters
Now that April's here, and I'm storing the coat away...
arms: 24" shoulder to wrist
Bought the Med.
Fills the bill for a lightweight, (really light!), water proof winter coat. It's the first one I found that cinches down to a svelte enough cut, and still has sleeves long for for my arms.
The double zipper is a nice feature but it's finicky to get fastened.
I have to wait till I'm situated on the bike to properly fasten the neck, which has a really short tab, or it pops open when I move around
I did stay dry in a couple nasty downpours, but the caveats with the mid liner is that:
1: Keep the sleeves OUSIDE your gloves as they will fill with water.
2: You'll find out very shortly if your pants crotch leaks as a puddle of water will form there soon enough if you sit upright.
The pockets could be a bit larger, but Meh..
Small vents only to the mid liner. I'm not sure how or if they work, as I never pulled the thermal or used them.
I'm happy with it.
April 8, 2014
Loving this jacket I have been riding in all different weather and I can't complain the jacket keeps me warm n comfy I wore it when it snowed in virginia beach and I do have to say I was super warm the ride to work and back home later that night sometimes I will wear a hoodie underneath but doesn't require you to all the time I usually wear the hoodie because it's my work hoodie and I won't be getting paint on my awesome jacket also I will have to say it was easy to size myself and figure out what I need size wise quick shipping no damage to my product I would say you have a very happy customer
February 9, 2014
Good for three seasons, but not in summer
I'm happy with the jacket in overall, but they are all plastic inside without the lining and so for summer they cause sweat very much. excellent choice for cool weather and rain too.
February 6, 2014
I bought this jacket for Northern California weather and it does its job adequately.As other reviewers have said ,it does let air in at the front zip area which I do not mind as it also helps venting.I have worn it in fog but not rain and it would be warm enough to about upper forties.Much colder than that then I would have to employ my old failsafe newspaper behind the zip to eliminate draft.The jacket feels really good while on and the fit for me is superb ,5 7 175 medium.I have one gripe where the snap hooks at wrists have a tendency to come undone.This jacket is very reasonably priced compared to others I looked at .I am happy I bought this one
February 3, 2014
made my day suck less!
Okay so today I literally, by chance might I add, went through every possible scenario a motorcyclist hates going through... Basically it was a horrible day to ride, but I needed to get to work. On the way to work it was a scorching 90 degrees, and the jacket was a little hot, but not to the point where it was unbearable. Then some unforseen act of fate decided to make it pour on me. Mind you I only work 15 min from my house, the jacket kept me nice and dry. Can't say the same for my new pair of dickes but whatever. Then of course not 5 min later, the temp dropped about 40 degrees out of the blue. The jacket not only kept me dry and warm, but I wasn't dying of a heat exhaustion either the jacket is quite well vented. All in all, today sucked but my jacket helped my day suck less, for the price your getting this at, its definitely worth it. Now I can't say being stuck in bumper to bumper traffic with the jacket on the thing will keep you cool. But the same really can't be said about any other jacket. If your a commuter, who every once and a while goes HAM then this jacket is definitely for you. The back protector is very slim, you won't notice its there, and the same can be said about the elbow and shoulder plates as well. There's adjustability every where and is long, which is good considering I'm 6'1 230lbs with a 48 inch chest. That's honestly all I can really say about the jacket, it really is a win for Joe rocket, I'd definitely recommend this jacket. 5 stars.
January 22, 2014