Best Gear For Beginners: Two Schools Of Thought

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WATERPROOF TEXTILE JACKET (Outer Layer)

  • Waterproof treated Rock Tex™ 660 outer shell
  • Variable Flow™ ventilation with laser-cut waterproof zippers
  • Multi-point Sure Fit™ adjustment system
  • Outer shell folds into self-contained pouch
  • 360° reflectivity
  • Extended mandarin collar (neoprene lined)

MESH JACKET (Inner Layer)

  • Heavy duty polyamide Free Air™ mesh
  • C.E. Certified armor (shoulders & elbows)
  • Removable spine armor
  • Ultra-low profile neoprene collar
  • Removable fleece vest warmth liner
  • Multi-point Sure Fit™ adjustment system
  • Pockets for eyeglass & face shield storage
  • Reflective Stripes
  • Available in Men’s and Women’s sizes in short and tall.
  • MSRP Starting @ $259.99

Versatility and excellent value for your money are what you get in the Joe Rocket Alter Ego 3.0 Jacket and pants combination.

The Jacket is two jackets in one. There’s an outer waterproof layer that can be removed when it’s hot out leaving behind the inner mesh jacket. Excellent airflow is available through the mesh without compromising protection because of the back, shoulder and elbow armor in the inner jacket.

There’s also a removable insulating layer of fleece that can be removed for hot weather. That makes this a 4 season riding jacket.

There is a very handy pocket on the inside of the jacket that will fit a second visor for your Scorpion helmet too. You can bring a tinted one along while wearing the clear one on cloudy days or at night and vice versa.

I really like the fit and finish of the Alter Ego jacket. It’s well designed for strength, protection, is very much waterproof and while it’s not the least expensive jacket on the market I think it’s definitely appropriate for a beginner to spend this amount of money on a good jacket like this that you won’t need to upgrade.

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