Joe Rocket Alter Ego 3.0 Jacket
- 100% Waterproof Rock-Tex 660 outer shell
- Meta Sport II System Features a completely removable outer layer that covers a complete mesh jacket underneath!
- Variable Flow™ ventilation with waterproof zippers
- Sure Fit™ adjustable waistband
- Outer shell folds into self contained pouch
- Reflective stripes
- Heavy duty Polyamide Free-Air™ mesh
- Grade “A” C.E. Rated protectors in shoulders & elbows
- Removable spine pad
- Elastic sleeve adjusters
- Removable fleece vest warmth liner
- Sure Fit™ adjustable waist
- Reflective stripes
- Pockets for eye glass & face shield storage
Have a look at Joe Rocket’s sizing chart. We feel this size chart gives an accurate estimate of size for this product. “Talls” are available in black. The tall sizes add 1” to 1 1/2” to the sleeve length and body length. Use the drop down menu above to see the available sizes.
Our Two Cents
Joe Rocket’s Alter Ego 3.0 textile jacket is designed to keep you comfortable and protected in all sorts of weather. Previous designs of this jacket were a bit more elaborate than this design. Previous designs had various solid textile panels that zipped on the “base” jacket to allow for more or less air flow. The result was effective when the jacket was in the solid textile mode (all panels in place), less effective than this new one when the panels were removed. The reason is that this design is really one complete mesh jacket (with armor and a removable liner) with a solid textile shell that installs over the top of the entire jacket. The result is that you get a fully waterproof shell when the solid textile part is in use (which is better than before) AND you have a FULL mesh jacket with the solid textile shell removed. Also, I see that this design has fewer complex zippers which will result in fewer failures down the road. We have a good spread of photos that show the various parts of the jacket which will give you a good idea of how it works. The concept of a fully convertible jacket is a good one. I can see where it would be particularly useful for those who tour in a wide range of weather conditions. It would have the effect of reducing the amount of gear you have to carry. For a person who commonly rides on short trips around home, I’d question whether it would make more sense to just buy two jackets to cover all eventualities. Anyway, life is about making choices and the Alter Ego certainly offers a good one not found elsewhere.
Note about armor: Joe Rocket’s original literature talked about “pockets for optional armor in the textile shell”, but we didn’t see this feature on the production jacket. I’m not sure you’d want to do that anyway… the outer shell without the underlying mesh/armor jacket would fit sort of large as compared to the underlying mesh jacket. Maybe they abandoned that idea? Anyway, we don’t see that feature.
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Happy Customers Who Bought This Product
I have been wearing the jacket around the house and the size is spot on, I chose the medium and the size runs consistent with my other Joe Rocket jackets. The zippers work well and all seems very waterproof, the mesh jacket is comfortable. I mainly purchased this jacket for touring in the summer months with the waterproof outer shell and mesh jacket inside it replaces two jackets. (Read more...)
I really wanted to love this jacket. The true all seasons flexibility of it was a great concept. It looked well made and I would rate it a close 2nd to my Teton I have. (Read more...)