Joe Rocket Survivor Suit
great suit, runs small
Suit is awesome, I'm usually a med in everything and ended up needing a large which fits perfect. Use their size guide. It's a little difficult to get in and out of with the liner,but without it it's pretty easy. I wish it had a penetration out of the pockets for running heated gear cables through and or headphones. I ended up putting a hole through the inside of one pocket so I can get my jacket cable out and still have it be water proof. it keeps all the heat in and the padding feels good. Great suit
November 24, 2014
A commuter's must have
I live in the SF bay area. I'm a commuter and owns a winter leather and textile that I'm growing out of, so been looking into inexpensive alternatives. I owned Alpinestar, Dainese waterproof Jacket/pants, and also Gerbing, mobile warming heated gears the expensive stuff that keeps riding comfortable, but to be honest it took me more time to put on every piece of gear than actual riding.
I'm 5'6 and about 160lb body type average/fit, and ordered a small. The fitting is slightly bigger, and upper body's fitting felt like a medium jacket with lots of adjustments available, the bottom portion felt like 32x32 with adjustment options too. I like to wear under under shirts and pants in this suit, and there are room inside for this to become over suit too. There is slight slack, but its not too noticeable, and I do like motorcycle pants to be slightly longer so when in seating position it won't show socks. This small suit will probably fit some one who is as tall as 6'8. The suit has all the padding in all the necessary area.
So far had tested in temperature 60 F to 45 F, and it felt pretty comfortable. Haven't test out the waterproof capability yet, but judging from the design the neck area may be fatal in moderate to heavy rain.
Although I haven't experienced rain in this suit yet, but after owning 4 piece of Dainese and Alpinestar so call waterproof gear this jacket could probably take up to 40minute in light rain, 30minutes in moderate rain, and 20minutes in heavy rain at speed no greater than 65mph.
A real waterproof gear will be really fugly or unnecessary expensive.
The wrist area are a bit long, almost to the palm area, and it wrapped around the wrist section, but not tight nor stretchy enough. I personally like to use short gloves, however the suit's wrist section can not be tug under the gloves.
I planned to wear my Northface or Eddie Bauer softshell jacket over the suit, which will allow almost seamless coverage. The jacket's long neck section's cut off is just a cm or two below the helmets, and the Jacket's velcro on the wrist section can secure the small open area.
Overall I think it's a must have for commuters, and now before heading out if it look like it might rain or temperature below 60 F I just wear under wear and shirt with this over it. Pending on the duration of the ride I might also add the softshell. Now in the morning from waking up to riding takes me less than five minutes, and I parked on side of street that is a block away from where I stay at.
November 18, 2014
Went with the medium regular. Fit was good however I decided to remove the armor inserts because they were annoying. Very happy with the product and very warm.
November 3, 2014
Got tired of having to plan my gear ahead of time depending of weather...(i.e. cold day: heated gear, warm day: summer gear, rainy day: one of the above + a rain suit on top)...
So i was looking for an all-in-one solution and have found it.
I'm 5'8'', 196lbs. The XL short fits me perfectly.
Feels comfortable down to 40F. I will most likely need a liner or another layer for freezing temperatures
Saw the thermometer on my F800 go from 45F to 70F within an hour of ride and happy to report I didn't feel the difference...nice!
Haven't tested this yet but so far suit is fully wind proof..
Hopefully the other reviews are accurate and this does the job in the rain....one observation though is that the suit is narrow at the wrist...this is a good thing in dry/cold weather...but i am worried that it in rainy whether the suit won't go over my gloves and that water will just slide into the gloves...
easy to put on and remove. very "fashionable"...i can walk into my office without looking 'robocop' bulky :). whish it had more pockets.
Overall, I'd defititely recommend.
October 29, 2014
Solid quality for the price
The only legitimate complaint I have about the suit is that it does not protect against rain very well. I've ridden through two storms in this, and the main zipper is not watertight at all. Both times legs have ended up very wet. I'm going to improve the suit with a few heavy duty velcro patches, and I expect that to remedy the majority of the problem.
Otherwise, this is an excellent suit. Great protection, great fit, adjustments absolutely everywhere. The thermal liner is great. I've ridden at 70-80 mph for 30-45 minutes straight in 48 F, and it does a great job.
October 20, 2014
Amazing suit, buy it you will have no regrets.
I am about 5,11 and 160 pounds with a 32 inch waist.
I purchased this suit to commute year round in and I am sure it will do the job. I have already rode through torrential storms in the suit and stayed 100% dry. The suit is simple to get in and out of as well —takes a minute but as I practice it gets easier and faster— the liner slows things down but its totally worth it given how warm it keeps me.
The suit remains simple in design and appearance and yet has more features than you could ever imagine. It looks slick too, I feel pretty cool wearing it!
If you think the legs are long when you first put it on don't fear, shoes hold everything in place fine and the extra length is to accommodate your position sitting on a motorcycle.
Protection-wize, I feel like I could go skydiving with this suit in lieu of a parachute! I honestly believe I would be less satisfied with a road crafter suit!
Buy the suit and buy it here, I am very satisfied!
September 26, 2014
Good value, perfect for long rides.
Awesome suit for the money, performs really well up to this point and think it will continue to do so. I'm 5' 10" 195 pounds and got the extra large regular. The legs may be a little long but the adjustable leg straps remedy that and most of the entire suit is adjustable where it needs to be so you get a snug comfortable fit while riding. Breathes really well for the weight of the material, could use some vents in the arm pit area or the back of the arms. Only major downfall I'm aware of at this point is it's not entirely waterproof, seems like where the button flaps don't lay down flat is where the most water got in. Maybe an extra button or two in the waist area and more Velcro along the legs may help some but I didn't get cold or uncomfortable and there was some heavy rain I went through.
August 18, 2014
Great suit for the money, well made. Does run small I'm 5'9" 195 lbs. got the extra large short. Good sporty fit. Only dislike collar is a little tight.
April 23, 2014