REV'IT! Athos Air Vest
Great vest - Conspicuity, Comfort & Air Flow
Love this vest - just what I was looking for. Fits great over my riding jacket, excellent air flow and I appreciate the added visibility it provides. Not a lot of miles on it, but so far so good - appears to be made well and I expect it to last many years. Packs small and the storage bad was a nice plus.
May 14, 2015
Simple and high quality. Exactly what you would expect from this brand. Doesn't feel cheap or scratchy like a lot of reflective vests. I would recommend going one size up from your jacket size if you want to be able to get it on and off quickly over your jacket. My only complaint is that it does not have an exterior pocket (for ID cards or other items you might need to access quickly).
May 11, 2015
I was sick of my work vests not fitting right and flapping in the breeze. This vest solved my issues. Sizing suggestions were spot on and it works well with my jacket. Plenty of air flow and the vest stays put while going down the road.
May 4, 2015
Good Quality Vest!
I bought this vest to use when commuting onto a military base and it serves that purpose well. No issues! I picked this one because I have bought RevIt! items before and always found them to be of high quality with nice styling. This vest was a size Large and I bought it for wear over a RevIt! GT-R leather jacket in size 56. It fits perfectly over the jacket and I don't even notice it, and it stays close to the jacket without any flapping. I also recently purchased the RevIt! GT-R Air for summer riding (size Large, and not reviewed yet) and it fits that jacket very well also. I like that the SeeSoft Back Protector in size 05 fits both my jackets so I saved some cash there. With those two jackets and my vest I am set for anything. I am 5'8", 188 lbs, 42" chest, 35" waist, 32-33" dress shirt sleeves, for those considering either jacket. The vest is sturdy and looks like it will hold up well for quite some time.
April 20, 2015
Excellent visibility and fit
Bought a Large per video advice. Fit perfect. Quality is RevIt excellent. Very visible. I commute in the dark, and this vest over my leather or a light jacket makes me more confident that people in cars will see me.
April 6, 2015
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