Last year a friend let me try his armored Harley mesh jacket, and it was quite nice. Since then I've been looking for something for Summer, as I have an armored jacket/pants combo with heated liners for Winter, and quite honestly today's self-absorbed drivers are making me nervous. (To the point I might even wear a helmet.)
Research led me to the Joe Rocket Phoenix 5.0, and Bako's accident posts
led to to use Advanced Search > Jacket, which is how I found this and tons of other threads.
While the Phoenix 5.0
is great, I'm also worried about my hips in a slide, which led me to the Phonix Ion
that seems slightly longer, has a 2-stage warterproof liner system, and also comes in white. I'd really like the Ion Summit
with extended 3/4 length cut, but it only comes in black, and that's not great in the Summer sun.
Add to this the Phoenix Ion Pant
comes in black or silver, and I'm looking a little gay, which is not an image I'm going for. Silver/Silver maybe, but "black with silver pants" is kind of Elvis-ish, or Liberace...and we're not trying to focus on potential pianist
Note the Ion jacket comes in both White and Silver, so White jacket w/Silver pants, or uniformly Silver...?
Pricing seems reasonable, quality seems good, would prefer a lighter color. The Klim Apex Air Hi-Viz Jacket
doesn't offer water resistance, and is about twice the price of the Summit
, so I could have an Ion series jacket and pants for the same price.
Thoughts on this?