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Gear review: Joe Rocket gloves and Fieldsheer Jacket
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Gear review: Joe Rocket gloves and Fieldsheer Jacket - October 17, 2008, 08:12 AM

I've been looking for some cold weather gloves and jackets recently. While at a local shop last weekend, I tried on a bunch of stuff and after it was all said and done, I walked out with a new jacket and gloves.

Temps this morning were low 50's. My commute to work is approx. 20 miles, 15 of those are highway speeds.

Fieldsheer Tour Temp TX Jacket:
Comes in 5 colors. Has a nice zip in liner that snaps at the sleeve ends, along the bottom and also on the collar so the liner stays in place nicely. Shell is super abraision resistant 1000 denier Dupont Teflon coated Maxtena, Melicomb shoulder and Melicomb back pad, rib elbow, FS Rainguard 100% waterproof/breathable membrane, 2 front vents and 1 large back vent, 4 step adjustable upper and lower sleeve volume controls, velcro wrist cuffs, velcro waist strap, 8" waist zip connector and snap belt connector.

Overall review:
I wore the jacket without the liner the past week in warmer temps. The jacket without the liner is a little on the large side, but with the liner in, it fits perfect. With all 3 vents open in warmer weather (~75), the jacket is comfortable. This morning on the ride into work with the liner, it kept me warm, though I did notice my chest was a bit cooler vertically along the zipper area. Under the jacket, I only had a wife beater and cotton long sleeve shirt. If I were to wear a long-john style shirt underneath, I'm sure this jacket would be sufficient in temperatures down to low-mid 40's.

On a scale of 1-10, overall fit, quality, warmth, etc = 9

Link: http://www.fieldsheer.com/2009site/I...mpTXJacket.htm

Joe Rocket Rush gloves:
Drum dyed leather and Rock Tex® 330 top, 100% waterproof Dry Tech® mid-liner, shield wiper on thumb, double leather wrap around palm, Thermolite® insulation, reflective stripe and padded fingers.

Overall review:
When I tried these on in the store, they felt nice & warm. I typically wear an XL in gloves, but I noticed these were a little on the tight side. When sat on a bike and tried them out, it wasn't bad and I didn't think it would be unbearable. On my commute this morning, my hands stayed warm for the most part but I did feel my fingertips get cool. I'm not sure I would go for an extended ride with these gloves in temperatures below 50. Although, over the next week or two, I will continue to wear them and provide a bit more feedback.

On a scale of 1-10, overall fit, quality, warmth, etc = 7

Link: http://www.joerocket.com/catalog/ind...ves/Rush_Glove


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October 17, 2008, 08:17 AM

nice review...however, complete reviews include price lol...how much were the gloves and from what shop?
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October 17, 2008, 08:20 AM

Right, prices. Well, I was with someone who purchased a bike, so I got a 10% discount, but the sticker prices are:

$59.99 - Joe Rocket gloves
$239.99 - Fieldsheer jacket

Purchased from Valley Cycles in Winchester


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October 17, 2008, 08:30 AM

I've had two pairs of Joe Rocket gloves and have worn through the palms of both pairs. Fieldsheer makes a very good product IMO. Good review. I'm curious to see how your gloves fare.


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October 17, 2008, 08:33 AM

Scot, do you have a good cold weather glove to recommend?


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October 17, 2008, 08:33 AM

thanks for the review!




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