Joe Rocket Phoenix 5.0
I’ve had the chance to ride in the low 90s & full TX sun, with my Joe Rocket Phoenix 5.0 silver jacket.
It has very good ventilation and doesn’t absorb the suns radiant heat.
The Phoenix has a couple of textile panels on the shoulders, across the backs of the arms and impact panels on the sides at the ribs; if these were mesh too, like my RR Sedona, it would rate as excellent ventilation.
At 93 degrees F (34C), nothing short of refrigerated air is going to feel cool.
Even behind my Voyager’s fairing; rolling at 30mph, the breeze is comfortable.
Of course; if soon as you stop for a light or to refuel the warmth starts to build inside the jacket; especially at the armor and side impact panels.
The zippers like to hang up a bit; and there are a couple of logo tags on the inside of the wrist that I removed because one got caught up so bad I couldn’t get it out without taking the jacket off.
The jacket being silver is likely to cause it to look old and dingy before it’s time; so I try not to do things like shove it into my saddle bag or check my air pressure with it on.
It also has a ‘power ranger’ look.
I’m not too concerned about looks if it functions the way I want it to, and it does.
Overall; I rate the jacket as VERY good for hot & sunny climates, and decent for quality & comfort.
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