Joe Rocket Recon Mesh Military Spec Jacket
Comfortable and safe.
I have worn this jacket every day since I received it. The jacket is comfortable, safe, and looks impressively built.
May 19, 2015
Good until it breaks.
The jacket fits well, is pretty cozy for all the padding in it and the fancy pull out hi-viz vest looks decent out and tucks away behind the back protector when not used.
I've had this jacket for about a year and the flimsy zipper has all but come off the vest. If the vest doesn't work you just have a mesh jacket advertising you're military and need something to get on post still.
The jacket also has loops to attach the jacket to your belt, pants or whatever. I've never used the loops, but the buttons popped off anyway and now they slap my butt in the wind as I ride.
It's a good jacket in theory, but it didn't take long for it to disintegrate.
May 17, 2015
Like the style and fit
The sleeve loops to hold the inner liner in at the cuffs are a bit on the weak side- the first time I tried it on I tore the end of one loose. These could be a bit more substantial.
Generally speaking I would like to see Revzilla put the country of manufacture for each item in the description in a place where its easily seen. Overall, I'm pleased with the jacket- just needs better loops.
August 25, 2014
great in the summer
Best jacket if you intend to ride on base. Make sure you get the mesh version. During the hot summer months, you can take out the waterproof liner for maximum airflow.
May 14, 2014
Good Jacket for the price
It is imposible to rate the quality this far, i just received, but it looks well done and the Style is as good is i expected.
January 15, 2014
Perfect for the Air Force
My current guidance is that I don't need a reflective vest unless I'm in uniform or it is within 30 minutes of sunrise/sunset. I'm not into wearing high viz stuff all the time, so I actually can keep the vest folded away most of the time.
The jacket fits really well, I like the absence of the collar when the liner is removed. Additionally, the ID pocket on the vest is easy to open with gloves if necessary.
I would definitely suggest this over the very popular ICON vest that everyone on base seems to be wearing. Not only does it have the pads for back, shoulders, and elbows, but it covers your arms too! Even in the middle of the day the jacket kept its cool, ventilation is at a premium. Cool mornings will take some getting used to if you plan not to use the liner.
Great jacket, would recommend it wholeheartedly.
March 30, 2013
Well constructed and great fit
I have to admit to being slightly worried about buying this jacket online, but only because there is no flexibility to try it on there and then -- three great things: 1). The size chart is about as accurate as can be, so no worries there. 2). The product is great and everything the description says it is (well done Joe Rocket). 3). The team at Revzilla make you feel that even if 1) and 2) aren't the case, they'll help you out. Am very happy with the outcome.
February 20, 2013
Fantastic mesh jacket with protection for those hot summer rides....
Bought the medium and im 182cm, and 83kgs. Fits fantastic.
Great light jacket and i've found myself actually quite chilly on some spring evenings due to the very efficient ventilation.
Although not in the military i bought the jacket because i liked the styling better than the Reactor and the Velocity... the only drawback being the orange vest being sewn into the seam (so its not removable). This vest can "almost" be seen through the mesh at the rear. I'll probably remove after a little while and its not required (Oz govt is thinking of introducing mandatory hi vis vest).
Otherwise i can only speak highly of features and construction.
Zips are great, has two side pockets and one internal "phone" pocket.
The water proof removable inner also seems to be of high quality and clips in and out easily.
October 24, 2012