Joe Rocket Survivor Suit
Comfy and adjustable, if a bit damp.
I love my Survivor suit. That's not to say it's perfect - but at the price point, it's hard to beat.
I have worn it on 14F days with the liner in, and it keeps heat in; summer hasn't broken here yet, but the vents and the ability to hold the front flap open with snaps leads me to believe it'll be fine for spirited summer riding.
It is definitely not waterproof - water-resistant is a push. If it's drizzling, I stay dry; if it's raining, I can plan on needing to air out my pants.
The Roadcrafter it ain't - but it's also not a grand out of pocket, and I can get in and out of it in less than a minute. It also opens up enough that I can get my wallet out of my back pocket at a gas station without disrobing first.
April 8, 2014
Definitely something I would recommend for a simple one piece suit for your touring needs! The sizing was not as accurate as I thougjt it would be but with the help of the revzilla video review, I managed to get the perfect size. Good on ya!
April 7, 2014
First full suit
FIT: 6 foot 200 lbs- 34x34 in most pants and Large in most shirts: Bought an XL and it fits spot on. Armor pieces are in just the right places when on the bike, knee pads feel a little low when walking around. Straps all over the suit allow for anything from shorts and tshirt underneath to jeans and a hoodie. Overall very comfortable.
VALUE: At $360 for a "4-season" I think it's great.
PROTECTION: Haven't been in a crash with it and hope I never am but I'm confident it would do it's job in the event of one.
TEMPERATURE CONTROL: Haven't used it in weather above 70F but it was comfortable at that temp with the liner in and a few vents open (had shorts and tshirt on underneath), I think it'd be a viable option up to the 80-85F mark with the liner removed and all vents open. I also wore it at 34F for a 45min commute to work with the liner in and all vents closed, with only a thin pair of scrubs on underneath and I was warm and comfortable the entire trip.
CONCLUSION: Want a full suit that's useable in a wide range of temps? Buy this, you won't regret it.
PS: I also have yet to put the water proofing to the test, but everything seals up very well I expect it to live up to it's claims.
March 13, 2014
I was a little leary about a textile suit for protection, but Joe Rocket has done about as good as you can for the price. Fits well, comfortable and the protective gear lines up on body ares pretty close. Revzilla Thanks for keeping it affordable
February 17, 2014
Good for the money.
1st off-- 5-11, 200 lbs, sz 44 jacket, 33w x32l pants.
Glad I got the xl, the large probly would have fit but only with shorts and a t-shirt under. With the xl I can have blue jeans and a hoody on and its tight. Don't understand some of the reviews about not getting boots through the legholes, I had no problems. I wear an 18-1/2 neck in a dress shirt and the neck is... Slightly snug when buttoned and zipped.
Just got to use the suit for the first time today, a sunny 40* day in Colorado. Wore basketball shorts and a t- shirt and perfectly comfortable. The Suit appears to be high quality, the armor fit right where its supposed to go. It being my first full body suit I was stoked on the comfort without looking like I had crossed the continent on an old boxer beemer-- everyone's seen THAT guy. Thanks Revzilla, sizing recommendations were spot on, shipping was fast and free, and your price was competitve with everyone else.
I'll try to extend this review after more miles with the suit on.
February 13, 2014
Great Value-Excellent Fit and Protection
I am very pleased with the fit and finish of the Survivor suit. I am 6', 175lbs, with a 34" inseam and normally wear a Medium in most Joe Rocket Gear. I ordered a Large, and it fits perfectly over my jeans-with or without the thermal liner. For winter riding, the thermal liner keeps me very warm, and the front vents allow enough air through on warmer days to keep you cool. Compared to the price of similar suits, the Joe Rocket Survivor is a great value.
January 14, 2014
"Waterproof?" Most of the time...
I live in Seattle and ride everyday, so I know what is waterproof and what is not. As much as I wanted this suit to work out, I was again disappointed.
- Long/short options available
- USUALLY waterproof
- Um... I got wet?
- Leg opening inconvenient for boot to fit thru
The suit looks great and is cheap relative to other options and was great in the typical Seattle drizzle. BUT, anything past a drizzle for longer than 20-30 mins, I got wet. Water dripped thru the bottom of the main zipper, both leg openings, and the 2 back vents. Were all the zippers closed? YES, doesn't matter. Also, I had to take off my boots every time i needed to get in/out.
BTW, did I mention that the pockets are not waterproof either? Yeah, my phone and wallet got wet.
It was a good attempt from Joe Rocket, but from someone who was hoping to use the suit to commute to/from work everyday in a wet environment, try again Joe Rocket. Keep your price point, but changed your zipper design/placement.
On a brighter note, Revzilla did a great job of rectifying this purchase. The exact reason I buy from Revzilla!
November 14, 2013
Perfect for the cold weather rider.
I just ordered this product a couple of days ago and got a chance to use it in the early morning temperature [30 degrees F] and mid day temperature [40-45 degrees F]. This suit has kept me incredibly warm and has surpassed my expectations. After my ride in 40 degree weather I was actually sweating a little bit while I was taking the suit off. It fits really well and I could not be happier with the product.
October 26, 2013