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Old 06-30-2014, 11:04 AM   #1
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Trans Canada - Gear Review

Has anyone heard of or tried the Trans Canada Jacket by Joe Rocket??
Seems like a nice jacket but can't find any reviews of it anywhere, and not on Revzilla so might be a Canada only product.

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Old 07-03-2014, 08:40 AM   #2
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Nobody, really?
Oh well I guess I'll keep saving my pennies for Klim!
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Old 07-03-2014, 03:43 PM   #3
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Nobody, really?
Oh well I guess I'll keep saving my pennies for Klim!
Looks like a decent enough jacket (in the photo). My worry with JR products is that they are cheaply made IMO (unfortunately). This isn't to say that they won't function well, but in my limited experience, they are not really built to last.

Again, it may function well, just not have a long life (threads ripping, seams coming undone, etc).

I too would be interested to see what the outcome is.
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Just so we know, it is said that Joe Rocket Canada is a separate company from Joe Rocket, I know its weird but I guess some of the old Joe rocket guys did not like the cheap direction the line was going and separated and now offer different products then the US stuff...does this make them any better...dunno.

I have a old 3/4 Ballistic jacket, I mean old, that has been beat to death and still lives on quite well, maybe that was before the quality declined. I also have older Phoenix mesh jacket and Atomic pants that are very dirty but holding up well.

Obviously not in the Klim range, but it WAS decent gear for the price range at the time. No, its not fashionable to say you like JR gear, but Ive had good service out of the old girls.

YMMV, Todd

PS- recently got a Olympia AST2 and it seems stout for the price range, very warm jacket.
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The Olympia gets my vote! Big value for the price. KLIM has a huge price tag and I see used KLIM suites up for sale on a regular basis ? Just curious why.
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Old 07-04-2014, 09:22 AM   #6
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JR Split

Interesting to learn that the company split across the border. It explains why the Canadian retailers have lots of JR stuff with names like "trans Canada" "true north" and "goose"
My very first riding jacket was a Joe Rocket, many years ago. It was not the prettiest thing or very stylish, but was well made and good value. It was very durable and after many years of being well looked after was even able to sell it cheap to help a fellow rider, who occasionally still wears it.

I came across this jacket while at a local retailer, it is semi waterproof lightweight outer shell with a very thin full waterproof liner. Complete with two very larger front mesh panels hiding under zippered cover and one on the back, it looked like a good hot weather option. Bonus that it's in orange to match the bike! haha

I've been looking at an Klim Induction jacket that offers cool mesh for summer riding with waterproof liner as a bonus.
Just wondering if the JR would be a good substitute at almost half the price, or has JR quality really gone down hill?

How come most mesh jackets are really short sport cut?
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Speed and Strength

So this particular jacket is exactly the same as one from Speed and Strength.
Can't seem to find any info, but looks like it's Speed And Strength south of the boarder and Joe Rocket up here, but obviously different companies selling the same re-branded stuff.

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/s...eaction-jacket

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Wow, good eye.
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