Joe Rocket Velocity Mesh Jacket
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
I'm very satisfied with this purchase. Thankfully, I haven't had to rely on its "protection," or "durability." Nevertheless, I think it has a lot of all that to offer. Feels protective. Fantastic airflow. Tolerable in humid, bright, sunny, 95+ degree days...provided I'm in 2nd gear, at least. Sleeves are long enough, back is long enough, roomy enough at the armpits, and lots of extras. My favorites are the adjustable elbow straps, to help position the elbow and forearm pads just right, and the included water/wind liner. Rode 25 miles in early fall morning to work, without the liner, 62 deg F. Just a polo shirt underneath. That's the absolute lower limit, I think. From now on, the liner goes in below 65 deg. I'm 5'7", 152lb. In dress shirts, I wear a 15.5/31, and in suit jackets I'm a 38s. This jacket, in size small, is perfect. If I get an Atomic for winter (Memphis area), I might get a medium because I doubt there's room under the Small for a thick sweater.
October 16, 2013
Nice mesh for the money
Fit is definitely a little tight and the jacket itself is pretty short. If you have a lanky torso, you may want to order a size bigger. The armor feels like your normal stuff that comes with most Joe Rocket stuff, which is fine with me. The airflow on this bad boy is AWESOME, it's almost like wearing nothing at all.
September 23, 2013
Excellent fit and value. Light weight with good air flow
Fits perfectly with a bit of style. Excellent air flow. Material quality appears to be very good and liner does what its supposed to do, block wind and moisture, and is light weight and relatively easy to remove and install.
Overall, hard to beat for the price
September 9, 2013