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Old 02-15-2010, 09:36 AM   #31
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Bayside's site shows jacket now at $520 CDN. No thx.
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Old 02-18-2010, 06:12 PM   #32
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Any comment on how they hold up to abrasion "bushwacking"
what are the washing instructions?

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Old 12-08-2011, 07:03 PM   #33
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Wow, old thread. I found this jacket at newenough.com which is now motorcyclegear.com.

$157.00.
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Old 12-15-2011, 10:52 AM   #34
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Just got this jacket and it's awesome. I rode to work in 40 degrees and a t shirt. This jacket is super warm and has lots of utility value. I've owned many jackets and this is my second best ever. Highly recommended
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Old 12-16-2011, 05:59 AM   #35
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so far nobody said it was waterproof
and nobody commented on the pants?
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Old 12-16-2011, 09:42 AM   #36
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I think it has been deeply discounted due to the fact that they can no longer claim that it is waterproof. They can only claim water resistant. I live out in Arizona though and I'm only concerned with the cold during the winter. It's been great so far.
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Old 03-23-2012, 12:11 PM   #37
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This jacket's hit firesale prices over at motorcyclegear.com (formerly newenough). $144 seems like a good deal for a nice winter/cool weather jacket. Can current owner comment on the sizing? I'm 5'10, 170...should I go for the medium?
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:00 PM   #38
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This jacket's hit firesale prices over at motorcyclegear.com (formerly newenough). $144 seems like a good deal for a nice winter/cool weather jacket. Can current owner comment on the sizing? I'm 5'10, 170...should I go for the medium?
I'm 5'11" and weigh 175 and the medium jacket fits well. There is room underneath for a couple of light layers, but nothing bulky. It fits just the way I like.

You didn't ask about pants, but in case you are considering them: I have a 32" waist and a 33" inseam and the mediums fit well. The inseam is plenty long for me and there is room (but snug) in the waist even with jeans on underneath.
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Old 03-25-2012, 12:46 PM   #39
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I wouldnt trust my skin to joe rocket at any price..
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Old 03-25-2012, 05:26 PM   #40
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How about Tourmaster or Icon or Technic or Olympia or AGV or ......... my JR is very similar to all mid priced gear.

Not like my Klim Adventure was or my BMW gear but better than nothing.

In fact I had one of those Nano jackets in a shopping cart already ... $144 is a deal, I'd like a new RP3 but the wallet says no..
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Old 03-25-2012, 06:02 PM   #41
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I picked up the jacket and pants from Newenough back in November for about $270 and have been happy with the purchase. So far I have been in the rain 2 times and have stayed dry. Right now I have used them with the pant liner and a heated Gerbings jacket line and been very warm. Even without the pants liner and just a light weight sweater I still stay warm down to low 60's.
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Old 03-25-2012, 06:05 PM   #42
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Did you try them in any warm weather?
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Old 03-26-2012, 07:50 AM   #43
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Thanks for the responses. Ended up ordering a medium. Never been a big fan of Joe Rocket stuff, but the styling on the jacket is subtle enough and the armor seems pretty substantial. I assume they've gone all out on what was supposed to be a $500 jacket, so it was worth a shot.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:21 AM   #44
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Joe Rocket used to just be only inexpensive gear. In recent years I've found some of their products to be every bit as high quality as any of the top tier recognized brands. I've got a JR 990 sport jacket and a NanoTech. Both have top notch build quality and stitching. The NanoTech and a GoreTex long sleeve shirt keeps me warm in 40 degree temps on 1/4 fairing bikes. No complaints about some of their products.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:45 AM   #45
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Joe Rocket used to just be only inexpensive gear. In recent years I've found some of their products to be every bit as high quality as any of the top tier recognized brands. I've got a JR 990 sport jacket and a NanoTech. Both have top notch build quality and stitching. The NanoTech and a GoreTex long sleeve shirt keeps me warm in 40 degree temps on 1/4 fairing bikes. No complaints about some of their products.
+1

I have a 990 jacket and it's very well put together. I use it as my go-to jacket, and it's certainly not a lightweight unit.
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