Mesh jackets offer you cooler riding conditions during hot days with out sacrificing safety. However, you have at least two maybe three jackets in your closet for the different condition your may encounter through out the season. Well, Joe Rocket has taken this in to consideration and came up with the Alter Ego jacket to alleviate the clutter in your closet.
I had heard there was a jacket on the market where it would be the only one to wear for all four seasons in the Central Valley of California. After a short search I located the Joe Rocket Alter Ego jacket. At first glance I knew this was the jacket to end all jackets. With a quick jaunt on the internet I had an Alter Ego to my door in no time.
Summer... ah, one of the best times of the year to head out on that bike and take to the roads. But egad, the summers here in the Central Valley of California are hot enough to make the devil sigh. You want to go out and ride but that leather jacket in the closet looks more like a convection oven than protection. Sure you could go out in your T shirt, but you decide the skin on your bones is best left on your body. So, you break out the mesh and go about your marry way. But what happens if you want to head out of town, let's say, to the coast where the days may warrant the mesh but the nights you need the leather. Well, my friend have I got the answer for you.
Joe Rocket, synonymous with motorcycle rider protection, has come up with an ingenious design to alleviate this problem. Recently Joe Rocket released their Alter Ego jacket which allows you to layer the jacket and meet the desired results for the current conditions. The jack is a mesh to begin with an outer shell and inside liner to add.
The layered jacket is a mesh with a denier fabric on the upper shoulders down the tops of the arms. The inside panels are made up of the mesh resulting in cool, comforting air during those hot days and nights. A little too cool at night, well, take out the exterior liner and zip it back on for mild to cool night warmth. The liner is small enough you can fold it up and place it in your trunk or tank bag. Ok, let say it is a little foggy or damp maybe more on the cold side that's ok simply zip in the inner lining and viola dry, warm skin. Joe Rocket includes a small backpack to keep your inner liner just in case you get caught in pinch.
Protection is well thought out including dual density body armor in the elbows and shoulders. The back protector has a removable spine pad with a pocket for the optional C.E. spine protector.
Overall, this is an all-in-one jacket for your casual street riding environment that covers your mild seasons. By no means is this jacket for you if you live in an environment which exposes you to very cold temperatures.
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