I bought Joe Rocket products for years. Now they use plastic zippers on some of the stuff, and they break. I was lucky, and got a free replacement liner, which was better quality than the original one. And METAL zippers. Just a heads up. I was lucky because I know someone at the dealer where I bought them. My wifes coat hangs up all the time, but hasn't broken yet. jimsjinx
The gal at the dealer told me that it was common for them to fail, but Joe Rocket was changing to different zippers, of which, are on the replacement liner. Metal with a plasitc coating. Much nicer. That was a couple years ago, so the problem may have been corrected. jimsjinx
Good deal!!! I have always liked the craftsmanship of the Joe Rocket line. I was bummed when that zipper died, but hey, they made it more than right with me. It's a good jacket. The wifes still works. I figured out that the fabric/zipper seam was creased at the factory, and a warm clothes iron took it out. Now the zipper doesn't hang up on the liner anymore! I like the armour in mine, by the way. It is lightwieght, and removable. Merry Christmas, jimsjinx
The wife really likes the jacket and all it offers except for the armor in the back. Luckily, as stated before, it is removable. I don't know why she doesn't like it. The elbow pads and shoulder pads are fine but she said the armor in the back had to come out.
Too bad about her not diggin' the armour. I had seen proof of them saving kidneys and ribs when I was a fireman. Maybe she could get used to it? I know I can't tell my wife anything, unless she thought of it first!!!LOL jimsjinx