Joe Rocket Rasp 2.0 Jacket
- RockTex 660™ outer shell reinforced with an additional layer of 500D Hitena® textile at the shoulders and elbows
- Injection molded shoulder armor
- C.E. approved armor at the shoulders and elbows
- Removable spine pad
- External, sculpted, high density spine padding
- Removable torso panels revealing over 200 square inches of FreeAir™ mesh
- VariableFlow™ ventilation (biceps and back) for added flow-thru ventilation
- 6-point SureFit™ custom adjustment system
- Removable insulated
vest liner(the production vest is full-sleeve type)
- 2 outside pockets, 1 interior liner pocket
- Extended back
- Belt loops for pant attachment
- Reflective stripe
Fit of these jackets is pretty standard. (Joe Rocket jackets typically fit very consistently from one style to the next). The size Med and XL fit Huey and Dewey very nicely, and these are the sizes we normally choose for them. (Take the View Larger Images link above to see how they look).
Generally speaking you can choose the size you normally wear in men’s clothing. Also, you can reference Joe Rocket’s sizing chart to check the chest size against your measurement to double check. The jacket has a lot of waist size adjustment. If you have a bit of a belly, you can check that too. The max belly for any given size is about 6” less than the stated chest size. Just throw a tape measure around yourself and check your chest and belly against the chart info.
The fit of the jacket can be adjusted to a pretty large extent. There are two Velcro-close straps on each side of the waist band, and then there are a total of four snap-close adjusters for the overall size of the arms. These are used to snug up the arm fabric to fit your arm size and therefore help hold the armor in position and prevent flapping of excess material at highway speeds.
Our Two Cents
The Rasp jacket is a sport style textile with a lot of features… some very unique! Take the “View Larger Images” link above to see see some good shots of this jacket. The armor overlays on the shoulders are above-and-beyond the normal CE protectors included for the shoulders and elbows. While I would doubt they add a great deal of impact protection they certainly make a bold styling statement. Another unique styling feature is the use of the printed textile material in the body. It is sort of subtle, but it looks vaguely like a printed circuit board?? Anyway, it helps jazz it up a bit. Speaking of materials, the body of the jacket is made of a variety of textile materials. The materials on the impact areas are a bit more substantial than otherwise. The less thick materials in non-impact areas helps keep down the stiffness and weight of the jacket which makes it more comfortable. The venting incorporated into the torso by way of zip-off panels along with the zippered biceps vents will make this jacket comfortable in hot weather. When completely zipped off, the mesh area in front is pretty darn large and would do a terrific job of moving some air through. If you are riding in mild temps, the front panels can be partially opened as well. There is a small snap on each side which allows you to zip down the panel part way and pin back the panel to allow air flow through a triangular shaped opening (see the close-up pics). And in winter, you can zip-up and install the full sleeve-type insulated liner (included) to help keep warm. :: Paul, 09-14-12
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