In terms of leather-based bike jackets, Joe Rocket doesn’t make the motorcycle-apparel equal of Chef Gordon Ramsey’s typically cited cardinal sin of too many choices. The corporate retains it easy – simply 5 selections. Of those, the Sinister is probably the most geared towards sport riders.
From a safety standpoint, the Sinister doesn’t idiot round. It’s product of 1.2-1.4mm embossed cowhide and has injection-molded strengthened shoulder caps with detachable CE Degree 2 shoulder and elbow armor and a backbone pad. Reflective trim and a jacket-to-pants fastening system are further security components.
Once I placed on the jacket, it feels substantial. And it’s not simply my creativeness; it weighs about 6 lb, which is on par with my leather-based cruiser jacket. Nevertheless, for all that substance, the Sinister is extra comfy than I anticipated. It has precurved sleeves, which may really feel considerably constricting, but it surely balances this with Full Flex ribbed elbows for added mobility. It additionally has stretch panels in each the underarms and sleeve undersides, plus an adjustable waist.
There are zippered vents on the biceps and the again that present adequate, if considerably underwhelming, airflow. I might welcome chest vents within the type of a pair pockets along with the three current ones (two exterior and one inside), however I can see why the corporate didn’t need to disturb the aesthetic, which is certainly an asset price noting.
The Sinister is clearly going for a selected type, and if that’s your factor, this jacket pulls it off. Once I put it on, between the six-pack “abs” on the entrance (which appear extra type than operate), injected shoulders, and normal sturdiness, I really feel like Batman. I really feel like a badass. Downside is, that’s not essentially who I’m. I get pleasure from using sportbikes and pushing myself, however I don’t fake to be a racer. And I’m not loopy concerning the large “Rocket” brand throughout the back and front. I don’t thoughts supporting the model, but it surely seems like overkill. However who is aware of? With all that safety on me, once I’m hustling down a backroad, as an alternative of Batman possibly I’m Rocket Man.
The Joe Rocket Sinister jacket is available in sizes S-3XL for $399.99.