Joe Rocket Classic '92 Jacket
Great Fall Jacket
The jacket has a great fit and the liner provides plenty of extra warmth as the temperature drops. The buttons at the top could be a little higher quality
October 16, 2014
Best Bang for Your Buck!
I'm 6"0 and 160 lbs and I ordered this jacket in a Brown (M). However the Medium was too large (sleeves, waist) so I exchanged it for a Small and could not be happier.
If you are a size 38/40 chest, 30-34/36? waist you should wear a small in this jacket. Even with armor in the jacket I can still wear a hoodie and feel comfortable.
I purchased the Klim D3o T5 Replacement armors for shoulders, elbows, and back (Viper). Only the elbows are a perfect fit. The back armor slides into place easily but is too small and the shoulder armors are too big for the pockets. I will look into other options to exchange.
Overall this jacket is definitely worth it for the price, even with armor sold separately.
October 15, 2014
Great for fall riding
I bought this jacket because my current jacket is completely mesh, which is great for hot weather riding but doesn't do much in the way of warmth in the spring and fall chills. This jacket has performed excellently. I ride a VTX 1300C, no windshield, so I catch all the wind like a billboard, and my core has stayed warm on rides down to 40°F. Anything colder than that the legs start to go numb from the cold.
I am 6'2", athletic build with long arms and a 45" chest, and the large fits me great. I was debating getting the XL but glad I didn't. Haven't put in any armor so that will tighten it up a bit, but the comfort of the jacket makes it easy to wear around all the time.
September 24, 2014
Classic 92 in Brown
I bought this Classic 92 in Large to layer underneath on cold spring and fall days with a hoodie and the liner, also added the armor in back, elbows and shoulders... it's decent soft leather but not super heavy leather and in my opinion needs the armor... nice zippers and pockets, quality full sleeve liner... neck snap is suspect, we'll see how it holds up. With the hoodie, liner and armor it fits perfect for me @170# and 5'11".. Got this one in brown and it adds to the vintage look I think, classic but not loud... I also have the sonic 2.0 perforated black leather in a medium for summer. the sonic fits great with the exception of the forearms being a little tight. I think the Rocket leathers are well made and a good bang for the buck...
September 11, 2014
this jacket is warm when it needs to be, and breathable when it needs to be. best of both worlds. doesn't hurt that it looks awesome, definitely for those who want to be able to walk into places with what's passable as just a really nice and classy leather jacket, or those that don't care for the power ranger look most jackets tend to imitate nowadays.
January 6, 2014
Beautiful and sporty, but quality is a little suspect.
I received the jacket within the expected time frame and immediately opened the box. I tried it on and the large fit me perfectly according to the fitment guide.
Since it fit and I liked the look, I removed the tags and put it away. When my wife came home, she wanted to see it, so I put it on and buttoned it up. Upon trying to take off the collar button, the button broke off. It appears that the way the button grommet was pounded down was inadequate and the metal holding it together failed and cracked. In inspecting the jacket further, all the buttons look a little loose, and I'm worried I need to be extra careful when buttoning and unbuttoning. The jacket came with 2 spare buttons, but I now need to find a place that can put it on. Hopefully it won't cost too much.
I wanted to return it for a replacement, but Revzilla is pretty explicit in saying that the tags can't be removed if returning. Like I said it fit and I liked it, so I cut off the plastic thread holding the extra buttons and tags to the jacket. My advice would be to try it on then use all the buttons multiple times and look for loose buttons before cutting the tags off. Good luck with your purchase.
December 23, 2013
Good quality leather jacket, nice retro and modern look
Being a new rider I was looking for a quality jacket that would not break the bank. I had ordered different jackets but was not happy with the fit of any of the jackets until I came accross this Jacket the 92 Classic. Leather quality is great, I ordered a size medium and the fit was good. My only complaint about this jacket is that putting the armor pads at the elbows were not easy. Otherwise the jacket is great with a nice modern look with a nod to retro cafe styling.
October 4, 2013