Firstgear Jaunt Jacket 2013 Review & Video

The new 2013 Firstgear Jaunt Jacket is made with a Hypertex waterproof, breathable, high-density 600 Denier polyester outer shell; that is also UV resistant. CE rated armor has been placed in the shoulders and elbows, and the EVA foam back pad gives the Firstgear Jaunt Jacket overall protection. The interior of the Jaunt Jacket has a breathable, fully-sleeved liner that is also waterproof and detachable. For storage, there are four generous patch pockets with hook and loop closures hidden by envelope folds. The storm flap has an inner security pocket with a red slider for visibility. There is also a phone pocket on the left side of the jacket, and a map/cargo pocket on the right side. The jacket liner has pockets in the exact location as the exterior pockets. Two front 8” intakes plus two 10” back exhaust vents give the Jaunt jacket great air circulation to keep you cool. The adjustable straps on the collar, arms, sleeve cuffs, and waist provide a personalized fit. The Jaunt comes with a 1-year manufacture’s warranty. The 2013 Jaunt Jacket is just one jacket in Firstgear’s fall line. Keep checking our blog for more reviews on the latest products!To learn more about the Firstgear Jaunt Jacket, Firstgear products, and other riding jacket options, go to our website:!

Joe Rocket Cleo 2.2 Jacket Review

Joe Rocket’s line of Cleo textile mesh motorcycle jackets are the most popular line of women’s riding  jackets on the market today.  Looking to continue its success, Joe Rocket is releasing the new and improved Cleo 2.2 for Summer 2012.  The Cleo 2.2 picks up where the Cleo 2.0 left off, with a few changes to improve overall comfort and fit.  The Joe Rocket Cleo 2.2 Mesh Jacket also incorporates a fresh new graphics package, making it a much more appealing jacket than the 2.0.

The exterior of the Joe Rocket Cleo 2.2 Jacket is comprised of FreeAir™ poly mesh, covering  the front of the torso and back for maximum ventilation.   The  FreeAir™ poly mesh  system will keep a cool stream of air coming through the jacket on hot summer rides.  The Joe Rocket Cleo 2.2 also has a removable waterproof liner that can be secured inside the jacket when riding in inclement weather conditions.  To keep the rider safe, The Joe Rocket Cleo has textile reinforced arms and shoulders.  There is also CE approved armor on the shoulders and elbows, with a pocket on back of the jacket for removable CE approved spine armor.

The Cleo 2.2 mesh jacket also has the storage areas a rider needs to secure her personal items during rides.  These include two exterior pockets, and one pocket on the inside of the jacket.  The Cleo 2.2 also has a special interior pocket for a MP3 player, with a port that allows the rider to insert headphones through the jacket.  The Cleo 2.2 also includes an 8″ zipper for attaching riding pants.

The Cleo 2.2 is specifically tailored to fit the curves of woman’s body.  The 9-point SureFit™ custom adjustment system uses adjustable straps on the forearms, wrists, waist, hips, and back to create a truly unique fit for every woman.  In addition to fitting well, Joe Rocket wanted improve the overall look and design of the Cleo jacket.  The Cleo 2.2 features more modern sleek styling and completely overhauled graphic designs.  Reflective stripes and a low profile collar also add to the upgraded style and look of the Cleo 2.2.  The Joe Rocket Cleo 2.2 is a great-looking, form-fitting, summer mesh jacket for the serious lady rider.


Joe Rocket Alter Ego 3.0 Jacket

The Joe Rocket Alter Ego 3.0 Jacket has three main components that make it versatile enough to handle any weather conditions. The Alter Ego consists of a 100% waterproof, textile jacket, a free-air mesh jacket liner, and a removable fleece vest warmth liner. All three of these elements, when used together, are called the Meta Sport II system.  This system features a completely removable outer layer that covers a complete mesh jacket underneath.


The top layer of the Alter Ego 3.0 is made of 100% waterproof Rock-Tex 660 outer-shell. It features a multipoint SureFit adjustment system to provide a customized fit. This outer shell has ‘VariableFlow’ ventilation system, and waterproof zippers. For easy storage, the outer-shell folds into a self-contained pouch.  The second layer of the Joe Rocket Alter Ego 3 is a FREE-Air Mesh jacket. This inner layer is made of heavy duty polyamide FREE-Air mesh. For protection there is grade A CE rated armor located in the shoulders and elbows. There is also a removable spine pad with a pocket for an optional CE spine protector. In terms of protection and armor, the Alter Ego 3 is similar to the ‘Joe Rocket Phoenix’ jacket, but the 3.0 has armor that is removable from the outside of the jacket. Like the outer layer, the mesh jacket has also been incorporated with the multipoint SureFit adjustment system. The Air Mesh jacket has reflective stripes for increased visibility, and storage pockets for eye glass or face shield storage.  The final layer of the 3.0 is a removable, fleece vest liner; perfect for those days when the weather gets a little cool.

No matter your riding condition, the Alter Ego 3.0 has all the features necessary to keep you comfortable in any situation. Check out the Joe Rocket Alter Ego 3.0 Jacket, Joe Rocket gear, and other motorcycle jacket options on our website:!

AGV Sport Solare Men’s Textile Jacket

The AGV Sport Solare Men’s Textile Jacket, is an affordable riding jacket option with plenty of great features! The Solare is a combination of 100% polyester textile and mesh to supply the utmost durability and comfort. The interior of the jacket has a full mesh lining; there is also a full mesh chest, torso, back, and front of arms, all of which will provide riders with maximum cooling on hot days. For protection, there are CE approved shoulder and elbow protectors, as well as a 8mm thick memory foam back pad. Reflective piping has been used on the front and rear of the jacket for increased visibility and safety. For maximum tear resistance, the Solare has heavy duty seam construction which supplies extra durability. This AGV Sport jacket has YKK zippers with extra-long zipper pulls. There are sleeve gather straps on each arm, and adjustable Velcro waist tabs for fit adjustment and comfort. For storage, there are two front hand-warmer pockets. Check out the AGV Sport Solare Men’s Textile Jacket, AGV Sport gear, and other motorcycle jacket options on our website:!

Joe Rocket Rasp 2.0 Jacket

Take a look at the all new Joe Rocket Rasp 2.0 Jacket. The Rasp 2.0 is an upgrade from the original Rasp jacket, and boasts some new features along with a few similar ones. The Rocktex 660 outer shell is reinforced with a layer of 500D Hitena textile at the shoulders and elbows. There is CE approved armor in the impact areas, as well as external injection molded shoulder armor, and external dual density spine padding for extra protection. This Joe Rocket jacket has been incorporated with the VariableFlow ventilation system for the biceps and back to provide flow thru ventilation. There are also removable torso panels revealing over 200 square inches of free air mesh. The 6 point SureFit custom adjustment system will give you a tailored fit, and the removable, insulated vest liner will keep you warm in cooler rides. For storage, there are two outer pockets and one interior liner pocket. There are belt loop pants attachments, and a reflective stripe for nighttime visibility. Check out the Joe Rocket Rasp 2.0 jacket, other Joe Rocket motorcycle gear, and other motorcycle jacket options on our website:!