Joe Rocket Ballistic Revolution Jacket
Great jacket for cooler riding
When you watch the review, they mention that this jacket is ideal for colder conditions, but not too cold, as the liner isn't too thick (although it is a full sleeve liner). They also mention that it doesn't flow a lot of air.
They aren't kidding. I rode with this jacket in 80 degree weather and was sweating. A ride in 55-60 degree weather had me shivering. It's kind of a toss up.
This jacket and another Joe Rocket (mesh, purchased from another site), combine to form my upper body riding gear.
I love Joe Rocket stuff and the protection it offers. My last several jackets have been Joe Rocket- I was dismayed to see that they stopped production of the Meteor line, which was my last purchase.
Full sleeve liner.
Lots of Pockets.
Excellent collar closure and collar feel.
Narrow acceptable temperature range.
Not much in the way of airflow, with only 4 small vents.
Wrist closures are a bit fiddly- It can be difficult to get gauntlet gloves over them without the buttons coming undone.
In all, I like the jacket, especially at the price offered. Joe Rocket fit is great for my admittedly American-sized body, and the feature set is a big factor.
I'll need to ride with it some more to get a better feel for the capabilities of the jacket, but for the price point, you can't go wrong.
Prior to purchasing this jacket, I tried the FirstGear Kilimanjaro, which was more than double the price. The fit was WAY off from what I was expecting- the sleeves were so long, you couldn't see the logo on the arms. That was how much material was bunched up in the sleeves. And the midsection was too tight in the same size. The Kilimanjaro had a very nice material feel and was obviously made of softer-feeling materials, but it had to go back because of fitment issues.
This Joe Rocket jacket was a great, inexpensive, alternative that offers most of what the FirstGear jacket has, with the possible exception of ventilation.
June 23, 2016
perfect motorcycle jacket for me
it has all the features i needed and it's a great comfortable jacket. it's totally waterproof. i rode in a down pour and although everythin else of mine was soaked my shirt was bone dry!!!!!! and talk about warm, i ride in cold weather with this thing and it feels like i'm sittin at home on my couch, hahahaha. thanx revzilla and joe rocket for my bomb gear!!!!!!!
April 28, 2016
An ok jacket.
I'm coming from a Tourmaster Transitions jacket and needed a replacement since I had a little slide through the gravel on it.
I went by the sizing chart on this page and it was perfect for every measurement listed. Neck size wasn't listed and...that's a problem. I'm 5'9" and 175# and the jacket is perfect except for the neck size, which is pretty close until you add under layers. I can get it cinched around my neck with an underarmour base 3.0 layer, but as soon as I turn my head to check traffic it pops loose.
I like the style, and the decent fit. It holds the armor in place well and doesn't billow out when the vents are open.
I don't like the cuff cinch. it's really a poor way to tighten the cuff for gauntlet fit and wind/water resistance. it actually flares the opening more open and cinches a half inch back from the cuff.
I don't like the wind resistance or airflow. My transitions was good from 25-95* with proper undergarments this has a much narrower range of comfort from about 40-85* or so.
My biggest gripe about this jacket is the poor wind resistance at the chest. It doesn't really matter what undergarments I wear because the wind cuts right through the main button/zipper.
I wish I'd gotten a large, but when I tried it on out of the box (without undergarments) it fit well enough. I ride the Colorado front range so a jacket that is adaptable from 40*-85*+ this jacket meets that requirement but barely and isn't very comfortable on the fringes of that range.
April 25, 2016
It's a great jacket very comfy dose run a little small though only down fall
Very happy with my purchase. I would definitely by this again
December 7, 2015
Great jacket for the price
Disclaimer: this is the first decent motorcycle jacket I have owned. I bought this jacket because of the features, good reviews, and great price. I have worn it for over 5,000 miles, including a 2,500 mile trip, from 28 degrees to 85 degrees F, and it has met my expectations in every way. It is warm when you need warmth and well ventilated when you need cooling off. The list of features for a jacket in this price range is impressive (though I will never zip off the sleeves or use the water reservoir). It's protection and durability is outstanding, but as a result it is a little heavy whereas more expensive jackets are undoubtedly lighter in weight. Like other reviews have noted, it can be a hassle to insert the insulated and waterproof liners, struggling with all the zippers and velcro. But that just means it takes 8 minutes to switch out layers when more expensive jackets might take only 3 minutes. If you have the budget then you can afford a more expensive jacket; otherwise I recommend this one very highly.
December 4, 2015
Love this Jacket!
This jacket was my first riding jacket I have ever bought and I've had it for almost a year. The moment I received this jacket I fell in love in terms of looks. It definitely has a classy yet sporty look to it. For me, it was a size larger as I wear mediums but purchased this jacket in a size small. Fits snug with the inner liner and perfect removing it. It's great for central California winters (dry 30-60 degrees) and holds true for being waterproof in light rainy days (haven't been caught in hard rain yet.) It's not ideal for hot days, however, but can still be used below 90 degrees if the zipper vents are used. It is a jacket that I feel pretty safe in but I suggest investing in a CE back protector to complete the set. Overall great product and I recommend!
November 10, 2015
I could not be happier! When considering price, style, comfort and protection this jacket nails it! It is good looking, protective, comfortable and very well made. I find it a bit warm on hot days, (temps above 78 degrees) but other that that I have zero complaints.
It offers adjust-ability, and is great in the rain, even heavy downpours were no problem.
November 10, 2015
Great 3 Season Jacket
I have had this jacket for about 4 months now and put about 3500 miles on it. I'm 5'8" and 170lbs, the Medium fits perfectly. I have had the zip out lining out since day one and find the temps very comfortable with one or two layers underneath in all but 80 degrees and up. I rode this weekend in 45 degree temps here in Newport, RI and was fine, but I will be zipping in the liner for the next ride. I plan on using this up until the first snow. Air Flow is not quite what I would like, but I think this is more limited because of my large touring screen on my GS than anything else. I chose the Hi-Viz and friends have told me it stands out nicely. Overall I am very happy and would not hesitate to purchase it again. Great product and great service from RevZilla!
October 19, 2015