Power Trip Pivot Jacket
- Water resistant Rock Tex™ 600 outer shell
- C.E. approved armor in shoulders and elbows
- Removable spine armor with pocket for optional C.E. spine protector
- Variable Flow™ ventilation system with waterproof zippers
- 4-point Sure Fit™ adjustment system (adjustable sleeves and waist)
- 4 belt loops for jacket to pant attachment
- Removable insulated full sleeve liner
- Reflective stripes front and back
The overall fit of this jacket is very “standard”. We checked some sizes against our Joe Rocket/Power Trip size chart and found the estimated chest sizes to be accurate. We also tried on a Medium and XL on our Fit Check mannequins Huey and Dewey and they look great (view those shots by taking the View Larger Images link above). Therefore, I recommend you choose the size jacket you normally wear in men’s clothing. You can use the chart to choose if you know your chest size.
This jacket has a wide range of adjustment through the mid-section. There are two side adjusters that work well. In their wide-open position, they will allow for a belly, but they can also be snugged up by several inches for flat bellies. The “drop” from chest to waist on this style is about 4” which is a very standard cut. For example, a size Large has a max chest of about 44” and the max belly is about 40”.
Just an FYI… 2015 and newer PowerTrip jackets share the same fit as Joe Rocket jackets (generally speaking), and so if you know your sizing in any more recent Joe Rocket designs, you’ll likely find the same fit in this jacket.
Our Two Cents
This Pivot jacket is a new style for the 2015 season. The Power Trip brand has always been manufactured by the same folks that make Joe Rocket gear, and the Power Trip line is styled more for cruiser riders. General styling aside, the similarities in the products has always been apparent to me, and beginning in 2015 there is an even more close association.
The Pivot is really a “blacked out” version of Joe Rocket’s Atomic 4.0 jacket… a favorite sport style. Overall, this is a versatile textile that can handle colder to warmer temps (but not hot weather), and will do especially well in wet weather. I mention wet weather because this jacket has an integrated waterproof liner, which offers about the best overall method of making a jacket fully waterproof. The liner is installed between the outer shell and the inner liner and does not have any openings such as zippers, snaps, pockets, etc. to leak. The outer shell of this jacket will absorb some water of course but it won’t make it all the way down to your skin. There is also a super extensive storm flap behind the main zipper which should do a great job keeping air and moisture from getting in that way as well (see our close up pics). For cooler weather, the fully sleeved insulated liner should do a great job keeping you warm, and it’s easily removed for warmer weather.
Speaking of warm weather, this jacket has two bicep vents and two rear exit vents to move some air through. But keep in mind that even with the vents open, air flow won’t pass through the built in waterproof liner, so the overall effectiveness of the venting is only moderate. That is why I mentioned that this one won’t be great for hot weather.
This jacket makes a good “every day” jacket for cruiser riders. You’ll find the standard pocket arrangement handy. There are two hand warmer pockets, an internal document pocket, and a cargo pocket built in the removable liner. As for protection, you get CE armor included for the elbows and shoulders. The back pad is Power Trip’s standard foam back pad, which is more substantial than most. The rear of the jacket can be anchored to your pants or jeans with two small snap-loops just inside the tail of the jacket. Many riders find this handy to keep the jacket anchored at your waist at highway speeds.
Overall, this is a lot of jacket for the money and a great cruiser/street style. :: Paul, 04-13-15
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