REV'IT! Athos Air Vest
Nice vest, but it doesn't stand up to velcro.
I really like this vest, but am disappointed that the velcro from my Icon Patrol gloves and Rev'it Defender jacket sleaves are slowly destroying it. Velcro brushed up against it latches on and pulls the fibers away leaving it looking fuzzy and worn out beyond it's age. Otherwise the vest is styled well and fits great (size large vest over large jacket).
I would only recommend it if if you don't have a lot a velcro on your gear or are very careful not to expose it to this vest.
February 21, 2015
Fits well, is bright.
It makes you glow like a flamboyant beacon on the horizon. Stuffs into a pocket when not in use. Great for low viz commutes (night, cloudy, foggy, etc.)
February 1, 2015
REV'IT delivers again:-)
REV'IT's obsession with quality is visible and delivered even for a simple product as the Athos Air vest. For readers to know - I'm 6 ft tall, 42 inch chest, 36 inch waist and I wear a size large mesh jacket (Scorpion Ventech) with a Kilm backpad insert. To ensure a better comfort, I've gone ahead and purchased a size XL in this vest, since REV'IT (being a European fit) runs snug for most of their apparel (atleast for me). I've done triple digit speeds on my Royal Enfield with this on and I didn't experience any flapping due to the wind. Airflow was equally outstanding. Be it day or night, the visibility offered to incoming traffic and cars / vehicles from the rear is really BOLD to say the least. They automatically distance themselves seeing this vest since this is not a regular wear for us here in India:-) A clear winner on highways during night time where we riders are 100% dependent on headlamps for visibility. Just go for it. Its a must have gear in every riders closet.
January 23, 2015
Excellent Safety Item
Fits awesome, no flapping while on the highway, like a few of the other brand's equivalents. Also, the yellow is quite strong and the reflective patches are highly visible. Great product.
December 21, 2014
Easy to wear over my leather vented racing jacket. Allows good air flow in hot weather. Provides excellent visability. I just leave it on my leather jacket when I 'm done riding so it's easy to wear-just zip it up. Never flaps around. Size recommendations are spot on. You won't regret this one especially when it saves your life.
November 18, 2014
The fabric is heavy enough that it's not going to flop in the wind. I compared this one to two other hi vis vests, and it wins on quality of materials and fit, although a pocket would have been appreciated.
November 11, 2014
Great features and durable flexible material.
This hiviz vest is the best out there in my opnion. It is very reflective at night and has an awsome brightness during the day! What i like the most is how snug it fits over a jacket with a liner. Not too snug but enough where it does not flap around at high speeds. Ive even wore a sweat shirt hoodie with the jacket and liner. Very comfortable and easy off and on.
November 10, 2014
Very stylish hi-viz vest
I got this because it looks like motorcycle gear, not a construction vest. It's very stylish, and fits very tight but comfortably over a jacket. It doesn't flap around in the wind at all. If I didn't see the yellow reflection in my gauges, I wouldn't know I was wearing it. The color and reflective panels really stand out. The vest doesn't hinder air flow at all. The zipper is Euro style, so backwards for us USA guys, but it doesn't bother me much. It might seem like a lot to spend on a vest, but it does provide great comfort, functionality, and style, so I believe it is easily justified.
October 16, 2014