Joe Rocket Survivor Suit
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
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