Joe Rocket introduced the first armored mesh summer riding jacket more than 10 years ago. Six generations later, Joe Rocket has released its latest version, the Phoenix ION.

The base of the jacket is a large-gauge, U.V.-resistant mesh chassis for maximum air flow. When the temps start to drop, the Phoenix also includes a two-stage protection system with removable waterproof and insulated warmth liners.

Impact protection is a multi-layered 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. CE-certified armor protects shoulders and and elbows, and a spine pad provides impact protection for your back.

Other features include reflective piping for better low-light visibility and an eight-point Surefit adjustment system at the biceps, forearms, wrists and waist. Expansion panels at the lats help increase range of motion. A microfiber-lined mandarin collar, four outer pockets, an internal eyeglass pocket, key clip, back and eight-inch belt loops round out the Phoenix’s features.

Available in sizes small – 5XL, and in Black, Red, Blue, Silver, HiViz Neon and White, the Phoenix retails for $199.99 – $214.99. Visit for more information.