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Old 09-17-2003, 07:22 PM   #1
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Default Re: Joe Rocket Phoenix jacket on deck.

how about a crash test with that jacket
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Old 09-17-2003, 07:25 PM   #2
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Default Re: Joe Rocket Phoenix jacket on deck.

Yah, might wana armor up that posterior, Pilgrim. Them denim britches last all of a New York minute and protect your hide 'bout as well as a swiss cheese propylactic, I recon.



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Old 09-18-2003, 02:51 AM   #3
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Default Re: Joe Rocket Phoenix jacket on deck.

I ended up buying the Fieldsheer jacket. For just a little more, it includes CE approved amour, leather panels on shoulders, elbows, etc, and zip out lining as standard, not as add-ons.
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Old 09-18-2003, 04:16 AM   #4
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Default Re: Joe Rocket Phoenix jacket on deck.

I have the Rocket that is one notch above the Phoenix..has perf leather on top of sleeves and shoulders. Pretty good review. Reflects my experiences very well. Solid product at a good price.

A good point is made above...while the Rocket jackets are fine, there is suddenly a lot of competition out there for ventilated textile garb. Last year the Rocket Phoenix was a no brainer purchace. Now one ought to get out to the local shops and try out the other ones.
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Old 09-18-2003, 05:08 AM   #5
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Default Re: Joe Rocket Phoenix jacket on deck.

MCN had some jackets that have been involved

in crashs. Seemed to stand up pretty well.



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Old 09-18-2003, 05:13 AM   #6
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Default Re: Joe Rocket Phoenix jacket on deck.

I got a First Gear Mesh jacket at Mid - Ohio this

year, and must say, I like it for the hot weather during this summer.



After getting home, I noticed that Fieldsheer jacket (total mesh) has CE pads, but comes with a liner and rain cover, but only for ones

sold in England.



I would have liked to have gotten this jacket here in the States, rather then try and get it shipped from England. Funny thing was the price was about the same for the jacket with out the addition's here in the states versus the

one sold in England.



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Old 09-18-2003, 06:16 AM   #7
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Default Re: Joe Rocket Phoenix jacket on deck.

Are you volunteering?
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Old 09-18-2003, 06:32 AM   #8
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Default Re: Joe Rocket Phoenix jacket on deck.

I've got one, I crashed in it, and it held up well.



I didn't slide any though. my ground contact was all impact. I went down, hit my elbow on the ground, and didn't really even notice. my knee, which was unarmored, also hit the ground, and was bruised for a week and a half. There was essentially no damage to the jacket.



Crash details: I was on an '80 KZ1000 with kinda old, cold Metzlers, riding up the street at a bout 30 when a car blew the stop sign in front of me, I grabbed too much front brake and lowsided. Ok, come to think of it, maybe there was sliding. I wasn't paying much attention to the ground contact I was making, I was more concerned with the contact I was still moving towards with the car. Fortunately, they got out of the way in time. (And kept going, btw. Grr.)



One neat thing I discovered about the Phoenix jacket (which, while it helps, still sucks to wear in the Mojave in June) is that you can use it like a giant swamp cooler. I'd stop every 50 miles or so, and hose myself down, then get back on the bike and ride on, in nearly air conditioned comfort. Obviously this trick only works really well in a desert that encourages evaporative cooling--less effective in, say, Louisiana.



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Old 09-18-2003, 06:59 AM   #9
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Default Re: Joe Rocket Phoenix jacket on deck.

The R1-forum.com message board has a couple threads on the protective qualities of mesh jackets, from the perspective of some guys that have found out this information from experience. Needless to say I will never buy one.



http://www.r1-forum.com/forums/showt...highlight=mesh





http://www.r1-forum.com/forums/showt...highlight=mesh

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Old 09-18-2003, 07:08 AM   #10
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Default well, I'm sold

I guess they're better than nothing, but not by much!!
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