Joe Rocket Velocity Mesh Jacket
SIZE! Great Product!
This is my first motorcycle jacket so I'm not talking from a lot of experience, but this jacket is awesome. Like many other buyers online I was worried about the sizing chart and the fit, but let me tell you the chart is ON POINT. I'm 5"11" at 145lbs -I'm a small guy and I measured a Med but I could have easily fitted a Large because I'm so long (this would have given me extra room to wear warmer clothes in the winter), but the Med fit me to the "T". Joe Rocket really made the jackets measurements accurate. I havent riden in the jackets yet so I cant comment on airflow but I'm sure its awesome as well. Plenty of pockets with removeable/replacable back and elbow protection.....A MUST BUY!!!!!!
February 24, 2014
I'm 5'6 and 130 lbs so I was extremely worried about sizing for this jacket but it worked perfect. I have the medium and it fits perfect in the mid section and chest. The arms are the right length and the armor is in the right places. I got caught in a small shower with out the liner in and to my surprise I stayed dry. Highest temperature it has seen has been around 70 degrees. The ventilation was perfect at that temperature. My only concern is the liner may be to hot for spring/summer use. Also Revzilla ship is awesome! Ordered Tuesday night and it was here Thursday!
February 21, 2014
Fits great. Looks better. Makes me feel safe, what more can I ask for.
January 6, 2014
Quickly became my favorite jacket
Perfect for warm weather without the liner. Great for cooler weather with the included waterproof liner. I move to a slightly heavier jacket once it gets below 50.
No quality issues after a few months of riding.
Fit is great; protective pads line up well with elbows and shoulders.
November 12, 2013
Looks and fits great
I was surprised with how well the jacket fit me. I was worried the Medium would be too big but it fit perfect. Plus the jacket looks great and has a blocks the wind well with the innerliner installed. I haven't had the jacket long enough to know how versatile it is but so far I am impressed.
October 23, 2013
Ok so I wore this on my 1000 mile trip and some of it was in the rain, and it has some defects if your wanting it to protect you from the rain. Although this jacket does keep you mostly dry, just beware that the wind breaker/rain coat doesn't protect your lower back from getting wet. Joe Rocket made these inner liners too short in the back so when it down pored my lower back got soaked and then dripping down to my pants and so forth... The hand pockets are nice and large, the inner pocket is handy. If your not going to wear this in the rain, then buy it. If you do plan on wearing this jacket in the rain then some rain protection over the jacket should help.
October 21, 2013
Nice, inexpensive mesh jacket.
For the price, cant be beat. Light weight, full mesh. Comes with a removable liner for situations where 100% airflow is too much. (Liner is plastic and does not breathe, so its not a long window before one goes from too cold to too hot once its in. Great for getting the last few miles in after sundown, but not much longer).
Armor in arms, on shoulders, on spine (although where the armor sits the airflow is restricted, so I always end up with a moist shape of an hourglass on my back once I've arrived to my destination).
The primary zipper is a bit cheap -- It tents to open up from the bottom occasionally. (Truth be told, it opens right away or it stays closed all day. When zipping up, there is a chance that the two primary teeth don't engage, resulting in the opening. However, you know it before your zipped to the top, and its an easy fix as you don't have to fight the pull to get past the opened teeth in reverse.)
October 21, 2013
First riding jacket, great lightweight protection
This is the first jacket I've purchased, as I'm a new rider. I knew I wanted a lightweight mesh, thinking I'd only be riding in warm weather. As it's gotten cooler (and I'm surprised that anything under 65-70º get pretty chilly when you're riding), I've used the waterproof liner as wind protection. Without the liner, it's too breezy in cooler weather, but in the highs of summer, the jacket was great. It felt open and airy, and the protective armor was not in the way at all. It does run on the snug side – I'm a 40S and got the medium, but on one long ride I was wearing a good fleece first-layer I use for skiing, and with the liner in was quite warm and still had good maneuverability. I did get this on clearance for $99, so for me it was a great deal. Looking forward to getting some real cool-weather riding gear soon though!
October 21, 2013