Joe Rocket Recon Military Spec Jacket
Too baggy in the end
I have been riding with this jacket for around 3 years and took my first fall last week. The jacket is sized correctly for me in every way but the arms are way too baggy. The elbow armor ended up just shifting when i crashed. the armor moved out of the way and the textile material shredded along with a lot of skin on my elbow. This was with the buttons on the arms as tight as they go. The shoulder armor was good, it did its job. i did sustain some road rash on my hip as well, next time i will be getting a jacket that goes down a bit further too.
July 28, 2015
SO MANY FEATURES!!
This jacket is just endless with the features. I've had it for a few months now and I'm very please.
It has plenty of vents which create really good airflow. I'm able to wear it in pretty decent heat and stay cool.
The built in reflective vest is great for night time riding and can be seen from quite the distance.
I got the liner from Joe Rocket that goes with thi jacket and it made it that much better. Really extends the range of riding you can do and keeps you warm on cold days.
Overall it is well worth it.
January 9, 2015
This jacket fits true to size and looks great! I'm a medium build and it fit to a T with a little extra length for the waist (some jackets fit too close to the waist- this one gives you a little extra length). I especially like the mil spec for optional wear on military bases. The velcro patches on the side let you customize your jacket. I put my sleeve flag I wore in Afghanistan. God bless America. Good luck and stay safe!
September 27, 2014
Perfect Jacket for Riding
This jacket is exactly what I was looking for. It fits perfectly (I ordered a medium; I am 5'5", 165 pounds). As a military rider, I like the built-in reflective vest. The jacket also has enough vents to let in air on warmer days. I feel somewhat more protected wearing this than I did wearing my leather motorcycle jacket. The velcro patches also allow for a little bit of personalization.
May 19, 2014
Excellent for summer time
this jacket is perfect for summer time. The only flaw i´ve found is that or is made for big people or just make you look a little belly oversized when is on.
The air flow is perfect and i really like the orange vest feature for night rides.
October 3, 2013
Great features for your money
Adjustable snaps at the elbow and velcro on the cuffs and waist sections help for a snug fit. Reflective safety vest stores easy and works well in both nighttime and low light.
Ventilation provides some decent airflow, can't complain.
June 24, 2013
Great jacket for the money
As a cash strapped student I needed a jacket with sufficient protection and that could be used in most weather conditions. This jacket offers all of that. The only issue I have had is the zippers can leak water in heavy downpours, but this isn't a major issue and certainly wont soak you. The integrated Hi-Viz vest is great for riding in traffic and at night.
June 7, 2013
Great looks, style and protection! I'm glad I got the Recon jacket
I took my own measurements and used the revzilla sizing guide for Joe Rocket jackets and got it right the first time. The Recon jacket is a comfortable, great looking textile jacket with great safety features at a great price. I recommend this jacket. Thanks revzilla!
July 23, 2012