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post #1 of 27 Old 05-27-2006, 07:31 PM Thread Starter
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Joe Rocket Phoenix

I know it is a little late to ask now, but do any of you guys own the Joe Rocket Phoenix jacket? I ordered one last night, because it was too good of a deal to pass up.....on closeout for $109. A lot of hot weather in eastern NC, so I figured it would be a good balance of protection and breathability.

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Forgot to mention this is the newer Phoenix. The 4.0

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Nice jackets, alittle steep at $109 though. I see 'last years model' jackets for $80 all the time.

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I'm not sure where you ordered it from but here is a few places to check for gear in the future. www.ridegear.com , www.newenough.com , www.kneedraggers.com , www.motorcyclesuperstore.com

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I have one and they are breatheable. Haven't tested and don't really want to on the protection.

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post #6 of 27 Old 06-03-2006, 08:35 AM
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I have one, it's one of the nicest non-leather jackets I've ever had. I can see now that I paid a *bit* more than I needed to for it ($150.00...DOH!), but it IS extremely nice.

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Oh...I will say this however...the arm straps...don't work so great. They don't seem to like staying buttoned. Not sure what a fix for that is, but it does kind of piss me off sometimes.

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I have one, it's one of the nicest non-leather jackets I've ever had. I can see now that I paid a *bit* more than I needed to for it ($150.00...DOH!), but it IS extremely nice.

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Yeah, I got mine yesterday and I was REALLY impressed at the quality of the jacket for the price. I haven't had an opportunity go riding in it yet. I put it on for a few minutes with the liner in it. It made me so hot I had to shed the jacket really quick. Took the liner out, and it seems that it will be nice and cool even for hot weather riding. The liner should keep me warm in fairly cool temperatures and also keep me dry in the rain. I also bought a pair of Joe Rocket gloves at the same time. They were $40 gloves on closeout for $9. I am really impressed with those also.

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yeah, I always keep the liner w/me just in case. It works really well in the rain. I almost always take a backpack w/me, so I just stuff the liner in there, and throw it on if need be...it also works good (the liner) as just a regular jacket to wear. I wear it if it's chilly outside. I think it looks reasonably sharp.

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I have the "silver" one. I commute 60 miles one way, every weekday. I wear the liner in the morning with the jacket to preserve a little heat, but shed it on the way home. The liner needs to be put on over a long sleeve shirt. I've tried it with a short sleeve shirt so the liner material is next to my skin and it doesn't breath at all, feels like your wearing a plastic trash bag -- sticky!

...but the mesh jacket works great in the warm weather. It is one "heavy" jacket though.

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I Too Have The Joe Rocket Phoenix, I Keep My Liner Out In The Summer, And I Just Wear The Mesh Cause It Seems To May Cooler. Does Anyboby Have Problems With The Back Pad Comming Up Into The Back Of Your Helmet

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i have'nt had a problem with the back pad,i'm cheking it now and i can't see how it would come up the back of your neck.is the stiching ok?

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I Guess May Be It's The Way I Wear My Jacket And My Helmet ...

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I Guess May Be It's The Way I Wear My Jacket And My Helmet ...
And how do you wear your helmet and jacket? Strap the helmet to your back and wrap the jacket over your head?

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And how do you wear your helmet and jacket? Strap the helmet to your back and wrap the jacket over your head?
C'mon Ragdoll, anybody can figure out he's putting them on backwards.

Seriously, if that is happening that sucks. Is your jacket too big?

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No My Jacket Is Not To Big..when I Ride My Head Goes Rolls Back Just A Little And The Back Of My Helmet Hit The Pad.. I Have A Kbc Dark Force Rr Helmet And A Shoei Hot Wheels And Both Of Them Do It. Maybe I Need To Buy Another Jacket Or Helmet

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I have one, it's one of the nicest non-leather jackets I've ever had. I can see now that I paid a *bit* more than I needed to for it ($150.00...DOH!), but it IS extremely nice.

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It's got to be the only textile jacket you've ever owned. Right?

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It's got to be the only textile jacket you've ever owned. Right?

Personally I think it is a pretty nice jacket. It's all about what you are looking for.

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I went down this weekend at about 35-40, and didn't feel a thing w/it on. My (regular) jean clad knee however, got pretty skinned up. Bike was (mostly) ok, and so am I. Again, great jacket.

I've got some icon jeans w/the padded knees on order coming in this week.

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Ouch. Glad to hear you are ok though.

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I have the Phoenix, and I happen to live in Phoenix... Perhaps there is a connection since it is pretty much the only jacket bearable in the summer here... and nothing is really bearable, but sometimes you gotta just sack up and ride anyway.

So here is my take, for future buyers. I agree, the arm straps are bullsh*t. They only have 2 snap options and the tightest is still too loose, and I tried on a large and it wasn't nearly long enough for my arms and waist. I should have probably been more discerning at the point of sale but I was all caught up in the light mesh and breathability.

Anyway, other thing is that the jacket is cut loose all around, the waist will fit and the length will fit, but then the bulk around the chest and the bulk in the arms makes me concerned that should I need that nicely placed armor anywhere in the jacket, it would simply roll away so quickly to expose joints and bones that I don't think there would be much of a point in having worn a jacket at all. THat mesh is hardly protection of any kind.

So my ultimate review, this jacket is designed for those who really want to wear nothing but their conscience is eased by wearing something that masquerades as protection when in actuality it most likely will offer very little.

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I have the Phoenix, and I happen to live in Phoenix... Perhaps there is a connection since it is pretty much the only jacket bearable in the summer here... and nothing is really bearable, but sometimes you gotta just sack up and ride anyway.

So here is my take, for future buyers. I agree, the arm straps are bullsh*t. They only have 2 snap options and the tightest is still too loose, and I tried on a large and it wasn't nearly long enough for my arms and waist. I should have probably been more discerning at the point of sale but I was all caught up in the light mesh and breathability.

Anyway, other thing is that the jacket is cut loose all around, the waist will fit and the length will fit, but then the bulk around the chest and the bulk in the arms makes me concerned that should I need that nicely placed armor anywhere in the jacket, it would simply roll away so quickly to expose joints and bones that I don't think there would be much of a point in having worn a jacket at all. THat mesh is hardly protection of any kind.

So my ultimate review, this jacket is designed for those who really want to wear nothing but their conscience is eased by wearing something that masquerades as protection when in actuality it most likely will offer very little.

Well, I went down at around 35-40 mph a few weeks ago in it, and the jacket didn't even get a scratch. So, I'd say that it will do it's job decent. At 80+, I'm sure that it won't be as good as leather, but I have pretty good confidence in it to keep me reasonably protected.

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xmatt2strokex, experience beats theory every time.

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check the reactor 2.0, same setup as the phoenix almost only velcro straps for the sleeves (no buttons)...shorter collar (no chaffing) and a little bit o leather on the shoulders...

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check the reactor 2.0, same setup as the phoenix almost only velcro straps for the sleeves (no buttons)...shorter collar (no chaffing) and a little bit o leather on the shoulders...

Hmmm...might look at it, although, funny enough, as of late, the straps have been staying buttoned, no shit.

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the buttons have been a problem since the first phoenix and still are

the reactor is very nice, mine came in this week...

yeah, the midsection has some extra room, prolly why this is my favorite jacket for summertime

i've dumped at under 50mph (dirt biking) w/ the phoenix a bunch of times, it holds up pretty well

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I also purchased a Joe Rocket Phoenix 4.0. I find that it is the best summer jacket that I have ever owned. I have ridden in 40oC (105 Fa) in Melbourne, with a full face helmet, and it was beareable. If it is a choice between a jacket or gravel rash, hey give me the jacket any day.

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