Joe Rocket Reactor 3.0 Jacket
Great all around jacket you won't regret purchasing
Great all around jacket. Have to make alteration to rear zipper so that I can attach my AGV Telluride H2O pants. I'm 5'9 155 athletic build went for the large and fits great with some room for some more layers of needed but doesn't look like the jacket is to big. Sleeves can go tight to your wrist if you prefer to go over them with your winter gloves or loosen them if you prefer to go over your gloves. Could have used a couple of more reflective strips. Ride safe! and don't forget to wave!
November 18, 2013
Perfeito custo beneficio para dias quentes
Excelente jaqueta para os que moram em países quentes como eu. Moro no Brasil, na cidade de Belo Horizonte que tem dias quentes na maior parte do ano. A jaqueta é muito bonita, e confortável. Oferece um bom nível de proteção pra quem precisa de uma jaqueta para o dia a dia.
October 28, 2013
Great on the bike, not as great at the cafe.
So, you live somewhere like Nevada, California or Australia where it gets f--k-off hot in the summertime, but you can't just ride around in a singlet and thongs like those idiot skin-graft candidates on Vespas…
What to do?
If you're not afraid of looking a bit RoboCop, you should check out this jacket. I'm a tall, skinny sort so I find the shoulder padding a bit disconcerting in a mirror, although I've caught glimpses of myself in shop windows, and it looks pretty good on the bike.
The fit is excellent for riding and once you remove the rain liner it is well ventilated and comfortable. When you do anything but ride your bike, it's a bit uncomfortable with the back pad in and the sleeves cut for handlebars, so it's not as dual-purposed as I had hoped. However;
As a summer riding jacket, it's fantastic. Well made, good materials, definitely designed by people who ride a bike. In a word it is excellent. It even buffers my backpack when I'm going to work. I love it.
If I had to pick a fault, it would be that when I slide my backpack off, it un-snaps the forearm sleeve thing. That's the worst thing. Except for the rain liner. It resists water both ways, so when you start to sweat… well you get the idea.
And I hoped it would't give me away as a MOTORCYCLIST if I wore it out anywhere, but it totally does. That's OK, though.
But I can't recommend it, if only because I want to be the only guy to roll up at Stanwell Tops wearing a, "Hey where did you get that awesome jacket, mate?"
Well I'd tell you, but then I'd have to push you off this cliff.
September 23, 2013
not really a summer jacket
I bought this jacket expecting it to flow more air than my vented leather jacket, but in reality this jacket actually flows less air than my vented leather jacket. Probably, because the mesh weave is pretty tight. I have a mesh jacket that I sold a while back that flowed air very well, but the mesh was not as tight of a weave as this jacket. Over all, this is a good jacket for the price; but don't expect it to be a great summer jacket.
August 14, 2013
Very Very nice jacket.
This was the first jacket i have bought and i figured go big or go home. I found this jacket at a local bike shop and they wanted 300 bucks for it so i cant complain about the price i paid for it here. It is very nice. It is built extremely well and the fitting was perfect.(6'1" 230Lb./XL jacket) Breathability is awesome when you take the liner out. Overall very happy with the purchase.
July 11, 2013
Save your money ...unless your real rich ;)
Joe Rocket makes great jackets and this one is no exception. It is cut a little large which I like since I like to wear armor underneath. Back pad and shoulder pads are removable so they can be upgraded. The wrist is adjustable so you can make it snug around your wrist and gloves. The inside liner is removable and great. I live in California so I can see wearing this jacket throughout the winter just by user the liner. I have tried the more expensive brands like the one that starts with a "D" and they are awesome but I think a bit over priced and also since I am 6'2 218 I feel the Euro sizes are a bit too snug.
May 22, 2013
I had to go 1 size up and it fits great. It is a great warm/hot weather jacket with the rain liner removed. When I'm ready for a new jacket it will be another Joe Rocket.
May 6, 2013
Perfect mix of protection and ventilation.
The Reactor 3.0 Jacket is, in a lot of ways, similar to the Reactor 2.0 Jacket (see reviews) in terms of feel and function. It's a mesh jacket primarily, with leather adornments in the shoulders, elbow/forearms, and across the chest. The removable liner is not breathable, so it's not really worth wearing unless it's raining. It will keep you dry, but you'll sweat.
The jacket has a very cool, "old-school" mixed with modern, aggressive style to it, and it's definitely a generous american cut... I'm 5'10" and 150 lbs, so I'm skinny, and the jacket, Size SMALL, has a lot of extra space in the gut area and there are various fabric bulges here and there (see attached pictures), but it's not uncomfortable. You can use the waist adjustments to help it a little bit, but not very much. This fit issue is really my only dislike about the jacket, but it's not enough to make it uncomfortable. The zippers on the wrists are an excellent touch that help with comfort when wearing gloves or for extra arm airflow when it's too hot.
As a mesh construction, this jacket will definitely keep you cool enough in the hot summer weather, but with the added leather panels, it probably won't be the VERY best for those 100+ degree days. On the other hand, you can probably stretch this jacket further than other mesh jackets into the spring and fall, and you're getting a lot more protection than most mesh jackets.
Still an excellent successor to the Reactor 2.0, with tons of features, like reflective piping in the back, inside pockets, and belt-loop / pants connect zippers in the back.
March 5, 2013