Joe Rocket Survivor Suit
Uncomfortable for taller riders
I'm around 6'2", 180lbs. I don't like billowy gear so I ordered a medium and crossed my fingers that it would work. The fit was perfect until I sat on my bike, and the collar would choke me when in riding position. Exchanged it for a large and the fit became billowy but the choking around the neck was still there, so I returned it. I really wish they had a medium-tall because it seemed like a great suit. Be prepared for discomfort if you're tall or ride a sport bike with a more aggressive stance because this suit will not want to bend forward.
January 3, 2013
I use mine almost every ride.
Let me start by saying I tried to find more information about this suit and there really wasn't much when i looked.
I have been using my suit for over 4 months, I commute on two wheels on average 300 to 500 miles a week, I live in sunny Orange County, California my work takes me to San Diego, Los Angeles, Palm springs. This suit as taken a pretty good beating while at the same time providing a comfortable and safe ride.
First decision is what size to get, I originally orderd medium, but it was a bit short and snug but the awesome folks at revzilla had my back quick fix to a large. Now with a large i felt the legs where to long, I noticed the knee pads are adjustable, and the legs felt fine after that adjustment.
Only the arm pit area is a lil tight, the rest is fine, BTW im 5'6 195lb
If you are worried about being hot in the suit, you will if its 80 degree's outside. The built in features for ventilation are the best I have seen, it all comes down to what body temperature you have at the moment.
The suit looks better in person, LOL its a neck turner when your pumping Gas.
If the suit fits snug its perfect, that is the only way its 100% water proof, mine is.
Joe rocket did a full suit at a great price, I look forward to the next one.
July 20, 2012
Joe Rocket Survivor Suit on a Woman
I am a 5'6" 125lb woman. I bought a small.
I realize this suit was not specifically made for a woman.
Quite long in the body and a little long in the leg for me. I cut a few inches off the bottom of the back protector (so-so quality foam type, will likely replace) Left as is, the suit would have been unwearable as the back protector propped the shoulders of the suit to about ear level.
Lots of good quality snaps and Velcro to create a good custom fit. No "flying squirrel" effect on the freeway caused by wind catching in extra fabric.
I had to remove the liner to allow the suit to zip without having to force the zipper over my hip area. Would likely be able to wear the liner if I was not putting the suit on over street cloths.
I am quite happy with it. It has a LOT more style than others one piece suites I have seen. Well placed reflective stripes. Love the 2 front cargo pockets for my phone and wallet. They have waterproof zippers and Velcro for easy closure.
I think it is a GREAT value. Fabric, zippers, stitching all high quality. Only thing they skimped on was the back protection. That may have been a good thing as I had no issue altering it to allow the suit to fit :)
January 28, 2012
Why haven't more people purchased this suit?
I am 5'5, 140 lbs and the medium short was the best for me.
This suit is great. The price tag is even better. The thermal liner and the Joe Rocket "Big Air" ventilation offers a variety of climate options. This suit is too hot for above 70 degrees and need to layer up underneath below 50. PERFECT for Fall, Spring, and Winter.
No textile suit is fashionable in my opinion, but this suit looks pretty cool.
The PROs: Reflective striping on the back is super bright, it can be seen from sides and rear, and it is not blocked from view when wearing a book bag. Material is strong and the suit is easy to get in and out of. Adjustment straps are crucial when layering and zippering.
The CONs: It is impossible to open the two back vents while wearing the suit. I am the most flexible person I know, and it's a struggle for me. I fitted those zippers with mini t-hooks that extra inch helps tremendously. Also, the top neck button feels like it is choking me when closed. The outside chest pocket was not fitted with a waterproof zipper, however almost every other zipper on the jacket is waterproof... mistake? It could use about 3 more pockets.
November 10, 2010
Well made suit for riding
I am just under 6' and weight 185. My inseam is 31", outseam 37", waist sized for suit was 41.5", Hips for suit 42". Having given some basic info to the reader, I purchased an XL short of this suit. The XL short fit was almost perfect but snug in the arms and it could be a bit larger in the torso at the waist (depending upon what you are wearing beneath) I've rarely worn an XL in any clothing except T-shirts, but I'm glad I got an XL in this suit. My advice is to buy it well over-sized if you plan on wearing much under it. As for protection (from weather and accidents) this suit is exactly what I prefered with good armor, good fabric, and liner...even without its liner you can ride in 50 degree F temps comfortably. (I've not had the chance to use the suit in temperatures below the 50's yet) I would not recommend this suit for anyone to wear in air above 75 degrees F unless you can get on the road immediately after putting it on or you'll be 'cooking'. (definately NOT a summer suit even with all vents open and legs not zipped and velcroed only.) I think it was well worth the money
September 6, 2010