REV'IT! Athos Air Vest
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
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