Joe Rocket UFO 2.0 Jacket
Awesome jacket that vents a lot, but leaves you feeling a little vulnerable compared to leather
So, let's start off by saying I'd rather give this a 4.5 than a 4, but with no half-points, I'll err on the lower side, just in case.
This jacket is great, but it is very focused. It is a hot weather jacket meant to make the heat bearable, but still give you adequate/better-than-none protection. While I wouldn't really call the protective feel of it great, it gives me peace of mind to know I'm wearing something built to protect me, rather than just hoping.
This jacket ventilates amazingly. Superb airflow through the torso and a surprising amount through the arms. Beware, on even mildly chilly day, you will feel every degree drop in temperature. The liner is pretty decent at blocking it, but somehow it makes me feel stuffy when wearing it, but I think I just haven't gotten used to it. The most I've done is 98 degrees Fahrenheit and while I still feel warm, it's much more comfortable than my leather jacket.
The jacket feels sorta protective, but the material is definitely thinner and feels less durable than leather. The armored joints are definitely a plus and the foam back pad is alright. I have a separate spine protector, so that wasn't a huge deal for me.
This jacket is definitely not all-weather. It's what you get with a summer jacket, but just thought I'd list it. Also, I wear a backpack a lot and that does two things: It cuts the airflow through the jacket severely and I forsee that the straps will do damage to the little rubber decals and whatnot. If the rubber branding comes off, it's not a huge deal, but it is a potential problem.
This jacket is fantastic for the heat and I definitely plan to use it when I move to Arizona. It's more than capable in California, so we'll see how it holds up after I move.
June 23, 2014
Great product, fits perfect
Wonderful product, took only less than a week to arrive, looked at the size chart to get a right fit and it was perfect, would definitely recommend this for anyone
June 23, 2014
Very good jacket
I've had the jacket for over a week now, and it ventilates VERY well. I've worn it in temperatures ranging from 59 to 101 F, and the jacket has been really comfortable. I was riding in 98 F weather and went through an area where the temperature suddenly rose to 101. At that temperature it just felt like I was riding in hot weather. When it dropped back to 98, it felt like riding in a cool breeze. I bought a size large to fit across my chest and shoulders, but the rest of the jacket feels a little loose and "flaps" in the wind quite a bit. The armor is nice for a jacket in this price range, and is easily replaced with more sturdy options if that's what you want to do. Overall a great jacket for summer months. I highly recommend it.
June 22, 2014
Great quality, fantastic air flow.
The quality is great and the armour is substantial for such a good price. Just finished a 3 hour run around the Dubai/Abu Dhabi area in 44 Centigrade heat (110 F) and the air flow made a big difference. Planned tour of Thailand next month with the combination of heat and rain, hoping the waterproof liner works well. Delivery was prompt and the fit is good with lost of adjustment. Only downside is the badges, there is just too many of them but I can live with that.
June 8, 2014
Best jacket ever
Amazing style. Absolutely love it. Great air flow.
First time buyer and would highly recommend.
March 31, 2014
Great jacket for the price
Bought this jacket after reading the reviews and shopping for some time. Air flow is excellent on those hot days. Cool to cold days the wind/rain layer works well. Put on a hoodie underneath and all works well. Very comfortable and I highly recommend.
March 24, 2014
A great jacket for the price!
First, the jacket showed up a week after I ordered it. I live in Okinawa, Japan and this was the fastest anything I have ever ordered showed up. I ordered the blue color and thought the size was going to be a bit big on me but the jacket fit well and I was very impressed with how it looks. It is not too hot in the weather over here and it protects me from the wind on the cool days. One of the tags on the jacket says it is waterproof. It does rain here quite a bit, however I don't plan on finding out if that statement is true. I would recommend this jacket to anyone looking for a good jacket
January 27, 2014
Excellent choice for summer rides!
Bought this jacket a few months ago, couldn't be happier! Great ventilation during the 100+ heat, and with the liner, comfortable down to the mid 50's. liner snaps and zips out with ease and folds easily under my solo cover!
August 26, 2013