Joe Rocket Sonic 2.0 Motorcycle Jacket - Product Review
Style and protection combined
It’s the never-ending debate - should you choose a leather or textile jacket? We say - there’s no one right answer to one of the most common rider questions, it all goes down to personality. Choosing a jacket that will fit your character best is a very personal thing that brings together your taste and attitude towards protection, style and comfort.
Classic Leather Look
So what does choosing a leather jacket say about you? First, it means that you value protection. No other jacket can give you as much impact protection as the leather one. Of course, this doesn’t mean that textile jackets offer no protection, it’s just that leather jackets will protect you better. And second, it says a lot about your style.
As a rider, your jacket is the piece that speaks most about your taste and style. Choosing a leather jacket means that you have a taste for classic, vintage pieces that will never go out of style and will only look better with age.
Optimal Comfort, Fit and Stye
The Joe Rocket Sonic 2.0 is as classic as a leather coat can get. It’s simplicity and clean lines leave more impression than any overly complicated or sophisticated designs. Complementing the durability and the comfort that one can only expect from a high-quality leather jacket like this one, this model comes with removable underarm panels that are integrated into the cowhide shell structure, revealing free air mesh ventilation that guarantees one thing - no overheating in the summer.
The jacket is made from 1.2 mm thick drum dyed construction that doesn’t weight on your shoulders and feels light and gentle on your skin. If it’s the first time that you bump into the drum dyed’ expression, it simply means that the material is resistant to scratches, which is something a rider values the most, right?
Another nice feature of this model is the removable spine pad with a pocket where you can add some optional C.E spine protector and the body armor (a dual density one) at the elbow and shoulders area.
The jacket also comes with an insulated vest liner that can be removed and has a sculpted high-density rib/back padding. All the beautiful features guarantee you one thing - that they’ll keep you warm and safe during your nice cool rides.
This is the ideal jacket for those looking for the protection that only high-quality leather can offer, minus all the heat. Because of the perforated leather material, it allows for the wind to pass through to keep you cool while you’re in motion. It comes with plenty of armor in the back, shoulders and the elbows. The zip out liner makes it the perfect fall jacket.
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When it comes to comfort, nothing beats leather. Especially when it comes to a jacket like this one that perfectly fits and stays close to your body. This is important since it keeps all the armor where it should be at all times, so it’s in place in the event of a crash. On the other hand, what makes leather so comfortable is the softness of the material, while textile jackets tend to be bulkier. Even though leather materials are a bit heavier to wear than textile, they compensate with their softness and incredible style. Something else that leather jackets will always be best at? Durability.
"Probably the coolest looking motorbike jacket on the market right now."
You already know, it’s logical, it only takes one crash to ruin your new textile jacket, meaning it’s one and done, yes you’ll be protected during that one crash, but you must replace it immediately. This doesn’t happen with leather jackets. Since leather, as a material is always so much more durable than textile. Of course, it’s not that you will come out untouched after a crash,
there will be a scratch here and there, but it’s nothing compared to what a textile material jacket would get. This is one of the reasons why they say that you get a leather jacket for a lifetime. Even though you pay more upfront, they always last so long that you end up saving money in the end.
Some Cool Features
- Material: 1.2 mm thick drum dyed type of cowhide leather
- Torso panel made from mesh material
- A dual density type body armor located in the elbow and the shoulders area
- Back pad with a pocket that can be removed for additional CE armor
- Sleeves can be adjusted
- Waistband can be adjusted
- Comes with a reflective stripe
Our Final Verdict
So, do we love it or do we hate it? We sure love it! The simple, clean look of this jacket made of the softest leather just wins you over so fast. It’s a light coat that everyone would enjoy wearing during their nice rides in the warm summer/fall nights.
But the thing we value the most about the jacket’s design is the super stylish collar. Even though it’s not a coat that you can wear the whole year around, the Joe Rocket Sonic 2.0 sure is a fantastic choice for a summer/fall jacket that will keep you fresh, while staying stylish and protected.
Overall, we recommend this beautiful leather jacket to the riders that are looking for something light, stylish and safe.
- Very stylish
- Very well made from high-quality materials
- Perforated leather keeps you cool during the hot summer days
- Great for summer and fall rides
- Comes with a dual density body armor in the elbows and shoulders
- Choosing the proper size can be a bit tricky
- Maintenance is needed to keep leather soft