Joe Rocket Dry Tech Nano - any info out there?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Wesley J, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. steve_k

    steve_k Long timer

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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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  2. Dan Alexander

    Dan Alexander Ride Far - Ride Fast

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    Did you try them in any warm weather?
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  3. roma258

    roma258 Been here awhile

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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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  4. bikefreak47

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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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  5. Yossarian™

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    +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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  6. Dan Alexander

    Dan Alexander Ride Far - Ride Fast

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    Well I pulled the trigger on one for $144 including shipping, how can you go wrong :D My local dealer has a BMW RP3 I'm lusting after on sale but it's still $900CDN plus a bunch of taxes :huh

    I'm not expecting too much, the looks are a bit off, but maybe it'll be a pleasant surprise.
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  7. newcastleadam

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    UPS says today is the day the old ones foretold...new jacket day. :D
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  8. roma258

    roma258 Been here awhile

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    Had mine for a couple weeks. Fit is snug but comfortable, only issues are with the neck collar being a bit tight and a bit chaffy, just rock the aerostitch silk scarf and that takes care of it. Pretty sharp looking jacket actually, got a couple compliments, which was somewhat surprising.
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  9. #328

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    I bought the pants and jacket back in November. I have ridden in water and found leaks at the seem on both pants and jacket. If it ever bothers me that much I will try looking for the goretex spray. I also had the sleeve split at a seem twice (it was repaired once and replaced the second time.) I have also noticed that when I wear a back pack it a) rubs off the letters on the pocket and b) really makes the collar chaff the neck. I have found the neck fitting to be snug. I do not fill out the jacket however I would like an extra 1/4" around the neck.
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  10. Dan Alexander

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  11. wldct69

    wldct69 Been here awhile

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    I'm loving my Joe Rocket Nano. Weather is warming up so I'm going to be putting it away til Fall.


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  12. steve_k

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    Did some riding in 90+ weather out by the Salton Sea last week and the jacket did good with the vents open. I should have adjusted the compression straps since it wasn't as snug with the vents open, but it did stay cool. Also was nice when I soaked my shirt in water.
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  13. PizzMor

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    Not true. JR is now making the Survivor suit with the Nano material that has replaced the pants and jacket in the lineup. I just ordered one so I will see how it is. I have used JR stuff in the past and was always happy with it. In the last few years their stuff is as good as anything out there.

    Some people just like not liking stuff.
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  14. roma258

    roma258 Been here awhile

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    Quick update on the jackets waterproof capability. Got caught out in a freak cold front while riding back from Yosemite in May. Pouring rain for a solid hour, temps in the low 50s, jacket felt great. No leaks, perfectly warm with the liner, very impressive.
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