Joe Rocket Old School 2.0 Leather Jacket
- 1.0 to 1.2mm cowhide leather
- Comfortable relaxed fit
- Pockets for optional armor at the shoulders, elbows & back
- Removable quilted full sleeve liner
- 2 zip hand pockets
- 5 inside utility pockets (2 inside vest liner, 3 inside jacket)
- Variable Flow™ ventilation system front & back
- High density padding in elbows & shoulders
- Adjustable waist and cufs
- YKK ® zippers throughout
- Comfort neoprene edge on collar
- Subtle embroidered tone on tone badging
We measured a selection of these jackets and found them to fit normally with a comfortable “American” cut. For our review, we had a size Large in stock so we put that on our Fit Check mannequins Dewey and it fits, but it is snug, which is what I’d expect (view those shots by taking the View Larger Images link above).
These jackets are aimed at a cruiser crowd and don’t come with armor as standard, so they fit a littler larger than the average Joe Rocket jacket without the armor installed. With armor installed, they fit like other Joe Rocket styles. I’d recommend you choose the size jacket you normally wear in men’s clothing. You can use Joe Rocket’s sizing chart to choose if you know your chest size. If you plan to wear the jacket without armor and you are between sizes, I’d suggest choosing the smaller.
If you have a bit of a belly you can measure your belly with a tape to make sure the jacket size you choose will be big enough. The max belly size for each jacket is about 4 less than the chest size. For example, the men’s XL has a 46-48 inch chest and a max belly of about 44 inches.
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Our Two Cents
Here’s a new Old School jacket by Joe Rocket aptly name the Old School 2.0. This is a sturdy leather jacket aimed at cruiser riders. It comes with provisions for adding armor, but many will choose to got with the just leather as-is. The 2.0 version is similar to the original but with a slight cosmetic restyle.
A standard sized cruiser leather jacket like the Old School is becoming more rare among the new styles we see every year. The overall build quality and the leather used in the Old School 2.0 are quite nice and the fit is very comfortable. The leather is plenty thick to give the abrasion protection motorcyclists need in case of a fall. Armor is available for purchase and it fits into the pockets incorporated in the lining of the jacket. You can buy shoulders and elbows and/or a back protection by taking the links below. As I mentioned in the sizing advice, the jackets are a bit over-sized so adding the armor shouldn’t pose a problem for size selection.
A full leather jacket like this will be idea for most temps except for the hottest summer months, when you’ll find nearly any sort of leather jacket to be too hot. But for all other times of year, you’ll enjoy the look and feel of leather. This jacket does have a couple zip vents on the front chest and also a couple rear exhaust vents so you can introduce some air flow through the jacket on warmer days. It also comes with a removable full sleeve thermal liner to add a layer of insulation for colder weather.
The styling of the Old School 2.0 is “retro” with the chest stripes over classic black leather. Very nice. :: Paul, 04-01-19