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post #1 of 8 Old 10-27-2017, 07:01 PM Thread Starter
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JR waterproof??

How good or how bad is Joe Rocket gear for being waterproof?

I mean for all day highway riding in a good solid rain.

I just picked up a used Kilimanjaro Jacket, but now need to find pants in a tall size. Seems to be lots of JR gear for sale. Makes me think there is a reason they're for sale.

Oh, and if your selling XL Tall or 38 Tall waterproof pants. Also looking for size 47 adventure boots.
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post #2 of 8 Old 10-27-2017, 07:53 PM
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My Joe Rocket Adventure jacket is water RESISTANT, to some degree, perhaps, but . . . NOT waterproof. The waterproof liner probably IS waterproof, but . . . I'd imagine it gets pretty clammy if worn in moderate or above temperatures.

I think a Gore-Tex (or proprietary membrane with similar characteristics) is the only known way with existing textile technology to obtain waterproof protection with simultaneous ventilation. Cost-wise, perhaps not for KLRistas!
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thats what i suspected.
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While it ain't waterproof (has waterproof detachable liner), it has a thermal liner and a built-in hydration bladder pocket. Sleeves are DETACHABLE for hot weather riding (might want to wear elbow pads). A very versatile and serviceable touring jacket; 'specially for the price.

I think it's called the "Adventure" jacket by Joe Rocket.

Here's a quotation from a magazine article evaluating the jacket:
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Joe Rocket Ballistic Adventure Jacket

Wearing the Joe Rocket Ballistic Adventure Jacket over several thousand miles, from Interstate pavement to West Virginia mountain cow paths, through frog-strangling rainstorms and hundred=degree heat, I must conclude: This garment covers the adventure riding bases rather well!
Great ventilation system and many adjustable straps for custom fitting. Again, while not inherently waterproof ("water resistant," with waterproof removable liner), I regard the garment as a versatile, affordable garment.

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I've got a Tourmaster Transitions 2 jacket that I picked up on the sale rack for $89. It has kept me DRY for close to six years and 30,000+ miles. They are up to the Transitions 4 now, and you might find a 3 model on close out.
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I hate a wet a$$. I've got good rain gear, but don't want to pack it, so what ever I buy must without hesitation be waterproof.
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Ended up giving up looking for used adventure gear, and I remain very hesitant buying Joe Rocket gear.

Ordered First Gear Kathmandu Jacket and Pants, they should be here Wednesday, just in time for the cold rains and sleet that are common in November

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Joe Rocket never claimed to be, "waterproof."

Functionally wearable full-time waterproof gear has the big, "G," as in, Goretex. Bring money!

I'm fortunate enough to have both Joe Rocket (economy) and Rev'It! (pricey) gear in my wardrobe. Each has its value, IMHO; YMMV!
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