Joe Rocket Dry Tech Nano Jacket
- 600D Dry Tech™ Nano Shell with the
highest degree of breathability
100% waterproofwater resistance
- Windproof insulated full sleeve liner with combination of fleece & quilted sections for warmth & mobility
- Big Air™ ventilation system
- C.E. rated protectors in shoulders & elbows (elbows are adjustable up to 2”)
- Removable spine pad
- Sure Fit™ adjustable torso with three adjustment points
- Elastic sleeve adjusters
- Windproof, internal waist gaiter
- Internal face shield pocket
- Rear pouch pocket
- Large reflective panels
- 8” zipper for pant connection plus snap loops for affixing to jeans
Our friends at Web Bike World have completed a VERY comprehensive review of this jacket. Check it out here. Rick had some positive and negative things to say, but keep in mind he was evaluating this jacket when it cost $500. I would bet his conclusions would be different at this price!
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Several of us in the office tried on our respective sizes in this jacket and we found that the Joe Rocket sizing chart is a good representation of size, and the jackets are consistent with other alpha sized jackets we carry. Please see Joe Rocket’s Sizing Chart . If you have a bit of a belly, you may want to check yourself with a tape and make sure your belly/waist doesn’t exceed the recommended size range for the jacket size you are considering.
Our Two Cents
Here is a super deal you’ll find only at MotorcycleGear.com. We bought the entire remaining inventory of these jackets from our distributor at a fraction of the normal price. The catch? Well, it’s a great jacket and it was originally advertised as a “waterproof” design, but in reality it is best described as “water-resistant”. It’s a common situation with motorcycle jackets of all brands and very few designs are actually waterproof, but this was to be Joe Rocket’s “premier” textile gear and rather than having to back pedal on the issue, they decided to just sell them to me at a really great price and explain the situation. Our previous product comments: The Dry Tech Nano Jacket by Joe Rocket has an impressive list of features that make it an ideal all weather commuting or touring jacket. The styling and features of the Nano jacket give it a very modern, almost futuristic look, and it’s obvious that a lot of thought went into the design. One of the best “elements” of this jacket is its all weather capability. The Dry Tech Nano shell is
completely waterproof water resistant and breathable, all of the exterior zippers are the water-resistant type, and there is a double storm flap behind the main zipper. Another feature rarely seen in riding jackets is a waist gaiter. This is basically an elastic waist band inside the jacket that helps to keep wind and water from coming up from the bottom of the jacket. It also helps to keep the jacket from riding up – the elastic has some grippy rubber that helps hold it in place. When it’s cold out, there is a fully sleeved insulated liner which can be installed to keep you warm. This liner isn’t the typical quilted liner we are used to seeing from Joe Rocket, it is a more modern looking liner with fleece on the front and back of the torso, and an insulated polyester material on the sides and sleeves. We found it to be quite warm just wearing it in the studio. For warmer weather, the Dry Tech Nano is equipped with Joe Rocket’s Big Air System – a full length torso vent is hidden behind the main zipper. Simply unzip the front zipper to let as much air in as you want. Two nice large 10 inch exhaust vents allow hot air to escape out the back; together these vents should allow for a decent amount of airflow. For night-time visibility the Nano Jacket has two conspicuous rows of reflective material down the back, plus reflective piping around the reinforced elbow area. The pockets in this jacket have been very well thought out as well. There are three pockets on the front of the torso. The lower one is fairly small and would be good for keeping a credit card or some cash handy, while the upper two are labeled for money and a cell phone, just in case you were at a loss as to what to put in your pockets. Two hand-warmer pockets and a rear storage pouch round out the exterior storage. On the inside of this jacket there is a nice pocket for storing glasses, lined with a microfiber type material to keep them safe. On the other side there is a storage pouch for an extra helmet shield or visor, a very handy feature. The liner has an opening so that you can access the pocket even with the liner in. The pocket is designed for the face shield to curve around the side of your torso, you’ll hardly notice it’s there! Great for carrying a clear shield along. There is quite a bit of adjustability to this jacket as well. Three sure-fit Velcro adjustments on the torso take up any loose material, while two snap adjustments on each arm serve the same purpose. This really helps to reduce drag from the wind and also holds the armor in the right places. Speaking of armor, there are CE approved pieces in the shoulders and elbows, and a dual density foam back pad. The shoulder and elbow armor is actually removable through zippers on the exterior of the jacket, which makes it much easier to get these pieces in and out. Another nice custom fit feature is the elbow armor can be installed in one of two positions, providing two inches difference to accommodate people with longer or shorter arms. Lastly, there are both an 8 inch zipper for pants connection as well as snap loops to attach the jacket to either compatible riding pants or jeans. Be sure to take a look at our custom pictures of this jacket by clicking the “View Larger Pictures” link above.
Happy Customers Who Bought This Product
Have had the jacket, helmet and shield for almost a year. Jacket is great, warm and has lots if pockets inside and out. Vents to a good job of keeping air moving in warmer rides. (Read more...)