Over a decade ago, Joe Rocket changed summer riding forever with the first armored mesh jacket. Six generations later, the evolution continues with the Phoenix ION.At the core of the Phoenix is a large gauge, U.V. resistant, FreeAir mesh chassis that provides cooling comfort in even the most extreme heat. Extending your riding season to the opposite end of the climate spectrum, the Phoenix also includes a re-engineered two-stage protection system consisting of a removable waterproof liner and removable insulated warmth liner.
Backing all this environmental protection is a multi-layered impact protection system that starts with abrasion resistant Dynax panels at the shoulders, forearms, obliques, and back, plus an added layer of high tenacity nylon at the elbows. Behind this external protection is C.E. certified armor at the shoulders and elbows combined with a removable, high density, articulated spine pad.Complimenting both the environmental protection and impact protection is the Phoenix’s extreme nighttime reflectivity. In addition to the 360° of reflective piping, reflectivity is amplified by an ultra-reflective Innolite weave integrated into the shoulders.Keeping all this in place is an 8 point Surefit custom adjustment system with adjusters at the; biceps, forearms, wrists, and waist while integrated FullFlexTM expansion panels at the lats help dramatically increase rider mobility.Final ride-specific detailing includes; a micro fiber lined mandarin collar, 4 outer pockets including a large padded cargo pocket and audio-ready pocket, an internal micro-fiber lined eyeglass pocket, key clip, extended back, and an 8” zipper plus belt loops for jacket to pant attachment.Joe Rocket Phoenix Ion Jacket Info:
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This week, in the first segment Editor Don Williams talks to us about the new Kawasaki Versys 650 LT. It’s the middleweight ADV style machine that uses the same 650 parallel twin motor as the Ninja 650, so it’s an excellent performer in a user-friendly, good looking package.
In the second segment, I chat with one of my dearest industry friends—now retired Honda PR executive, Jon Seidel. Jon’s fascinating career spans some 30 years with Big Red, and gave him some great experiences with some incredible machines. I was fortunate enough to be invited on many of the press launches that he organized. His new project is documenting and saving many of the old archives from years gone by—and incidentally, if you have anything that may be of value to the project, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll pass it all on to Jon.
So on that note, from all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!