Joe Rocket Alter Ego 3.0 Hi Vis Jacket Review and Video

For years Joe Rocket had been working to develop the ultimate hybrid all-season riding jacket.  All of their research and hard work paid off with the introduction of the MetaSport  system used on the highly popular original Alter Ego jacket.  The MetaSport  hybrid system combines a removable outer waterproof shell, breathable mesh inner layer, and removable  warmth vest to make complete 3-in-1 all weather jacket.  New for summer 2012, The Joe Rocket Alter Ego 3.0 Hi Vis Jacket picks up where it’s predecessors left off, with the added safety of Hi Vis coloring for maximum visibility day or night.

Made of a Rock-Tex 660 outershell, the top layer of the Alter Ego 3.0 Hi-Vis textile jacket is 100 percent waterproof.  Everything down to zippers on this jacket is waterproof, making for a comfortable ride on wet and rainy days.  On those hot and dry summer days, the removable waterproof exterior shell can be peeled off to reveal a full mesh jacket.  Constructed of heavy duty polyamide  FreeAir™ mesh, the mesh inner liner of this jacket is optimized keep you cool in the hottest days of summer.  The VariableFlow™ ventilation system is designed to keep a good flow of cool air running thru jacket when riding.  The third component in the MetaSport II™ hybrid system is a removable fleece vest designed to keep the rider warm during the winter months.

The Alter Ego 3.0 Hi-Vis Jacket has some of the best safety and protection features you will find in a motorcycle jacket.  There is grade “A” CE approved armor in the shoulders and elbows, as well as  a pocket on the back of the jacket where optional CE approved spine armor can be inserted.   This jacket is built to keep your critical areas safe during impact in the event of a crash.  The Alter Ego has additional safety features such as reflective stripes down the chest, arms and back of the jacket.  Hi-Vis coloring is the newest safety feature to be added to the line-up of Alter Ego Jackets.  The Hi-Vis bright yellow coloring of this jacket provides maximum visibility during night rides to keep the safe from cars.

The Joe Rocket Alter Ego 3.0 Hi-Vis Jacket also includes the Multi-point SureFit™ adjustment system, which secure the liners of jacket to ensure a custom fit.  It also has adjustable straps around the wrist, middle, bottom of the jacket to allow for a secure fit for every rider.  The Alter Ego 3.0 Hi-Vis Jacket also comes standard with an abundance of storage areas.  These include inner compartments for your face shield and eye glasses.  The removable waterproof outershell can also be converted into a self contained storage pouch when you are not wearing the jacket.  With its unique 3-in-1 MetaSport II™ hybrid system, the Joe Rocket Alter Ego 3.0 Hi-Vis Jacket is ready for anything mother nature can throw at it.

AXO Gridlock Jacket Review

The Gridlock Jacket from AXO is here.  If you are looking for a jacket that is stylish,comfortable, and all-weather proof the Gridlock will not disappoint.  This jacket is constructed with a  waterproof nylon outershell and Watertech inner liner, to make it 100 percent waterproof.  The Gridlock also features a removable quilted inner liner designed to keep you warm in the colder months.  This is truly an all-season jacket.   The interior of the Gridlock jacket uses a perforated polyester mesh liner to allow a cool breeze to come thru the jacket when riding.  The polyester inner liner is also bacteria and sweat proof.  The Gridlock also uses a neoprene collar for added riding comfort.

The AXO Gridlock Jacket also holds up well in the areas of safety and protection.  It comes with CE approved armor on the shoulders and elbows.  The Gridlock jacket also has padding on the chest and sides to keep your precious areas safe during impact.  A pocket exist on the back of the jacket where optional back padding can be added.  In addition to top of the line armor protection, the Gridlock jacket is covered with reflective material on the sleeves and back for maximum visibility day or night.  For a truly unique fit, the AXO Gridlock Textile Jacket uses adjustable straps around the waist and wrist.  The AXO Gridlock is one of the most stylish, comfortable  and durable all-season jackets you will find.

Need a Cool Summer Riding Jacket? Check Out The Shadow Scorcher Jacket Review and Video!

Summer is here and you’re going to a need a jacket that keeps you both safe and cool on the road.  The Shadow Scorcher Jacket is designed with those scorching hot summer days in mind.  Constructed of full mesh, this 3/4 touring style textile jacket features a premium ventilation system that brings in a large amount of unrestricted airflow.  This jacket also does a good job of letting air out, giving the rider a continuous flow of fresh cool air.  The Shadow Scorcher mesh jacket also comes with a removable waterproof and windproof inner liner, that will keep you cool and dry on those rainy summer days.  The Scorcher also comes with a microfiber lining on the sleeve cuffs and collar to provide the rider with all day riding comfort.

In addition to keeping you comfortable and cool, the Shadow Scorcher Jacket has all the protection and safety features every rider needs to stay safe on the road.  It comes with CE approved armor on the arms, shoulders, and back to keep your vital areas safe during impact.  The Shadow Scorcher also has reflective piping on the front, back, and sides to ensure that you are seen day or night.  For a completely custom fit, the Shadow Scorcher Mesh Jacket comes standard with side stretch panels and adjustable straps around the waist and cuffs.  Don’t skimp on protection and sacrifice your safety when the weather heats up.  Wearing a  Shadow Scorcher Jacket will keep you cooler than just wearing your  t-shirt, while also keeping you protected on the road.

Joe Rocket Skyline 2.0 Jacket Review

The Joe Rocket Skyline 2.0 is the newest edition to be added to Joe Rocket‘s collection of officially licensed Honda Goldwing®  products.  The Skyline 2.0 uses the same FreeAir™ textile mesh outershell as the original, but features more aggressive styling and bolder reflective piping.  The Skyline 2.0 will also feature the new 6-point SureFit™ custom adjustment system, making it a much more comfortable and better fitting riding jacket than the original Skyline.   For all of those who take pride in owning a Goldwing, the Skyline 2.0 still has the large Goldwing®  logo on the rear and smaller insignia on the upper left chest of the jacket.

The Joe Rocket Skyline 2.0 has FreeAir™ mesh on the front and back of the jacket to ensure a cool flow of air continuously runs through the jacket.  Underneath the mesh outershell lies a removable waterproof liner that can be inserted when the weather takes a turn for the worst.  For protection, the Joe Rocket Skyline 2 has CE approved armor on the shoulders and elbows.  It also has a rear pocket where removable CE approved back armor can be inserted.  For increased safety, the Skyline 2 Jacket uses more reflective striping on the front, sleeves, and back than the first Skyline riding jacket.

Another area of improvement for the Skyline 2 is the use of the new 6-point SureFit™ custom adjustment system.  This system uses adjustable straps on both elbows, wrist, and sides of the lower abdomen to create a unique fit for every rider.  In addition to being comfortable, the Joe Rocket Skyline 2.0 Jacket has abundance of storage areas to keep personal items secure when riding.   These include two exterior pockets and one pocket on the inside of the jacket.  This jacket also has a microfiber pocket especially made for storing eye glasses.  New to the Skyline 2.0 edition, a special clip made for keeping your keys secure while riding exist on the inside of the jacket.  Also included with the Skyline 2.0 Jacket is an 8” zipper for attaching riding pants.   The Skyline 2.0 is the ultimate jacket for the touring rider or anyone who is proud to own a GoldWing.