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REVIEW: Joe Rocket Ladies Atomic Limited Jacket

With a waterproof-treated RockTex 600 outer shell, I didn’t have to worry about wringing myself out to dry and it was fascinating to admire how the accumulated water droplets repelled right off of my sleeves.

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With riding season finally here, I have zero interest staying indoors and will use any excuse to go out into the garage and work on my bike or take it out for a spin. I spent last evening adding some final seasonal tune ups to my bike before calling it a night, realizing I was so eager to get out and ride, that I set an internal alarm to meet the sunrise on two wheels.

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Because I was so excited to start the day, I didn’t bother to check the weather. There was a light mist outside, the kind of rain that wouldn’t exactly be classified as “rain,” but the air carried a light dampness that left a dew on the ground.

My apparel of choice was the Joe Rocket Ladies Atomic Limited Jacket. With a waterproof-treated RockTex 600 outer shell, I didn’t have to worry about wringing myself out to dry and it was fascinating to admire how the accumulated water droplets repelled right off of my sleeves.

Since it was early in the morning, visibility was still limited due to the cloudy weather. Though the Atomic Limited jacket is mostly black, the red paneling on the neck and shoulders, along with reflective piping on the back of the jacket made me confident that I would be seen on the roadway.

A couple hours into my ride, the sun was breaking through the clouds and the temperature was warming up. I pulled into a parking lot, unzipped the removable insulated full sleeve liner of the jacket and tucked it away into my saddlebag. I made a few modifications to the seven-point Sure Fit custom adjustment system to make up for the liner that I removed, and I opened the cross-lined ventilation to activate the Wind Tunnel Cooling design of the jacket’s shell, immediately feeling comfortable enough to continue riding.

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Another bonus is that the shape of the jacket is sporty and aesthetically appealing. I admit, I lost count of how many people complimented the jacket once I met up with my local riding group. It was a major confidence booster!

My favorite aspect of the jacket is that it has a secure fit. It is form fitting and comfortable in the riding position, even heavily equipped with removable armor in the spine and C.E. approved armor at the shoulders and elbows. I know that if anything were to happen, I have armor in place to protect me.

Because I’m not personally a fan of ultra-feminine colors, I chose the jacket’s red colorway, but there is an option for every type of rider, including black and pink. Sizes range from XS to 2-Diva at a price that will meet any rider’s budget.

For more information about the Joe Rocket Ladies Atomic Limited Jacket, visit joerocket.com.

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