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REV'IT! Challenger Cooling Vest Insert

Once saturated with water the Challenger vest’s natural cooling properties are activated simply by opening your jacket’s ventilation features and exposing the charged vest to passing airflow. Once activated, the Challenger cooling vest helps riders maintain a comfortable body temperature and, ultimately, stay in better control. The Challenger can be zipped directly into select REV’IT! jackets for a clean, integrated fit—effectively amplifying a jacket’s existing airflow for up to six hours.

FEATURES:

  • Outer Shell: PWR| Stretch mesh, 4-way 3D stretch mesh
  • Lining: PU coated ripstop
  • Insulation: HyperKewl Polymer Embedded super absorption cooling fabric
  • Composition: 42% nylon, 11% elastane, 25% polyester, 22% viscose

ERGONOMIC FEATURES:

  • Fit: Tour fit
  • Waterproofing: Highly breathable
  • Features: Stretchable side- and shoulder panels

Note:  Vest does not connect to all REV'IT! Jackets, please read jacket description carefully for fitment.

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REV'IT! Challenger Cooling Vest Insert 4 5 2 2
Excellent for an hour, still good for several more Like others, I found the product "slimy" the first few times. Eventually that (whatever it is) washes away. The vest snaps and zips into the Revit Sand 2 Jacket nicely. The elastic side panels are smart -- you want this to have maximum contact for the cooling effect to work. I generally wear a very thin, non-cotton, tight-fitting shirt under this vest. Both ultralight wool and ultralight polyester shirts work well. Those materials never really get nasty and wet the same way cotton does. But the vest is releasing most of its moisture in the other direction, anyways. I found the cooling vest was really useful from about 25°C to 35°C. Below that, it could actually become uncomfortably cool with all the evaporation going on! Above that and, well, it didn't hurt but it also didn't feel cool at all anymore. I paired this with the Revit Cooling Collar. Loved the combination. If the vest was still wet or damp by the end of the day then it actually took a *long* time, just hanging up, to eventually dry off. i.e. overnight is not enough for it to dry on its own. So take a big ziplock or plastic bag if you're packing this with other things on a trip. I would say this cools well for 2 to 3, maybe 4 hours. It's really good for the first hour. On long days, it has been easy enough to detach from the jacket, re-soak in a gas station sink, and then re-attach. (Ew, yes, beware the sinks!) In desert conditions, I found I did *not* have to open up the zips of my jacket very much for this vest to work. I have only tested this in dry heat. I understand it may not work as well in humid conditions quite as well because it relies on evaporation. April 12, 2014
Can't wait for a real test. It's been far too cold to really try this out but I did soak it and wear it in front of a fan to see if I notice the difference and I certainly did. With the vents open on my jacket and riding I'm sure it will work even better. I hope this vest will be the lifesaver I think it is. I know Rev'it makes a separate vest and isn't just an insert but I would have loved to have a couple snaps on the front so I could close the vest and use it in another jacket. I will probably sew something on some of the extra zipper things to make it work though. That said, it fits very well in my Sand II which is where I'll probably use it most of the time. March 31, 2014
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REV'IT! Challenger Cooling Vest Insert
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
K O: Living in a hot desert climate this is a must if you want to wear full gear in the middle of the summer Jul 22, 2014
Philip C: I live in Florida and already it's been up to 90. Hope this will work well with the Chronos jacket. May 8, 2014
John G: I didn't get enough airflow through my Rev'it Sand Jacket to really benefit, but I just picked up a Rev'It GT Air and it should be great with that set up. Apr 17, 2014
Joseph B: Living in the Phoenix area, a spring/summer/fall cooling option is critical - this will zip into the Rev'It! Galactic leather/mesh jacket and provide a terrific "all-in-one" option for keeping my body temperature at a reasonable level during the hot-season. Jan 17, 2014
Bryan H: I live in Texas, so staying cool while wearing all my gear is nice. I've known a few people, my driving instructor included who swears by these cooling vests. So i picked up one up based on friends and others suggestions. Oct 10, 2013
A shopper asked: Does this zip into the Rev'It Tarmac Air Leather jacket? May 9, 2013
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RevZilla: The Challenger Cooling Vest Insert does require the jacket to have a connection zipper for it that is found on REV'IT! jackets released this year. Previous years models such as the Tarmac Air do not have the connection zipper for the vest. May 15, 2013
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A shopper asked: I plan to use this riding across the U.S. this summer on my R1200RT. With so much wind protection on this bike, will there be sufficient airflow to even activate the cooling effect? I don't want to be wearing a soggy liner for hours with no ability to have wind flow through it. Apr 16, 2014
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William T: I wore this cooling vest while integrated within my Rev'it jacket through southern Wyoming last July and the cooling effects worked great for about 2 hours, before needing to re-hydrate the vest. It was 100 degrees at times and I was riding my 1200GS Adventure with all the wind protection on the bike. One word of caution, the zipper in the vest must have been from a different zipper lot compared to the jacket zipper and would not properly integrate. So I had to sew by hand the accessory zipper that was shipped with the vest, into the jacket to make it work. So you should not assume that the vest will just zip into the Rev'it jacket. I'm glad they included the accessory zipper with the vest. It is shipped that way in case someone wants to use the cooling vest in a different manufacture's jacket. I hope this helps. May 13, 2014
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Darren S: I love my Challenger Cooling Vest in my Sand 2 Jacket on my VFR800. That bike has minimal wind protection and the vest works great, particularly in dry heat. To your question... on a bike with lots of wind protection... Last week, I rode the Gold Wing GL1800 in 35° C (95° F) weather. It was a warm, swampy mess. Not useful. Just heavy and damp. But the Cooling Collar product still worked well -- I guess there is enough wind exposure to the neck and above, even on a GL1800. Jul 5, 2014
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Jeffrey L: Airflow is required for this jacket to work. I've never ridden an R1200RT so I can't comment on the bike in particular, but this jacket magnifies any airflow you are getting around your torso already. If you're not getting much airflow currently, the effects of this jacket are diminished. Also, if you're riding cross country I would consider the relative humidity of where you'll be riding as this jacket foes poorly in high humidity as well. Apr 16, 2014
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SEAN A: Worked fine on my V-Strom 650. Smaller windshield than your bike but most of the air came though the arm vents of my jacket and it flowed enough to keep me much cooler on a 100 degree day. Apr 16, 2014
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A S asked: I intend on using this with the revit galatic jacket. Is it compatible with this jacket?
Does it attack to the inner lining of the jacket or do you wear it simply underneath it?
Jul 15, 2014
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Paul B. L: Hello A S,
Unfortunately I have not tried the cooling vest in the Revit Galactic Jacket as I have not yet picked one of those up yet! It is in the plan. I have used the cooling vest in my REV'IT! GT-R Air Textile Jacket. I can tell you the in the 95 degree humid Virginia summer heat it works very well. It has kept me cool and comfortable on numerous longer rides where my riding buddies are itching to get into some AC for a break. My hope is to pick up the galactic jacket so that I have the versatility to use the cooling vest for both. As to your question about attachment the cooling vest attaches to the inner lining of the jacket with two small zippers at the chest and 4-5 snap closures at designated points in the jacket. I hope this helps!
Paul
Jul 16, 2014
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Yeshe P: According to the Galactic Jacket's description, you remove the weather proof membrane and this zips in-place of that.

I have the Sand 2 jacket which is also compatible with the Challenger cooling vest. Although the vest has 3 button snaps at the top back portion and 2 under the arm which snap into loops in the jacket, the zipper on each side are primarily what hold it up.

Rev'it also makes a vest which you can wear underneath anything

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/revit-liquid-cooling-vest
Jul 15, 2014
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Nazir K: I am not sure about the Revit Galactic Jacket. I have a Levante and it fits perfectly in the Jacket by hooking the cooling vest to the built in loops inside the Levante so that it feels like a one piece jacket.

I really am very happy with how the well the cooling vest works and how nicely it fits into the Jacket!
Jul 15, 2014
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Mitch M asked: does this vest fit the tornado jacket? May 26, 2014
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Sindhoor B: Sorry I have no idea. I am using this with REV'IT! Galactic Jacket. This works great. May 29, 2014
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John M: No it is not fit I had to modify the zippers so it would work May 26, 2014
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Mitch M: thank you May 26, 2014
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A shopper asked: Will this fit in the original Rev'it Sand Jacket? Nov 22, 2012
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Christopher C: Rev'It's website does say it will fit the original Sand jacket and this vest does zip into my original Sand jacket just fine. There are some snaps under the armpits and at the bottom of the vest that don't line up with anything on the jacket but they're not really necessary to keep it in place. May 13, 2014
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DemoMonkey: Rev'it says it will fit the original Sand jacket. At least their website says it will fit.

http://m.revitusa.com/en-us/products/FAR038/

I'll have to order and try it out in my Sand Jacket.
Apr 3, 2013
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RevZilla: It would be possible to wear the vest insert, but it will not zip into the original Sand Jacket. Check out the REV'IT! Liquid Cooling Vest for use with non-integrated REV'IT jackets. Nov 23, 2012
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Richard S asked: Is the sizing such that I should just order this in the same size as my Sand 2 jacket? Mar 1, 2014
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Ronald P: I ordered the same size as my jacket and it worked perfectly ! Mar 6, 2014
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SEAN A: That's what I did and I fits perfectly. Mar 7, 2014
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A shopper asked: Are you sure it does not fit the original Sand jacket? The connecting zippers and loop straps look identical.

The new Rev'it sizing seams to be more generous and I noticed the vest only comes in 4 sizes, is the medium now a US 38-40 equivalent?
Jan 23, 2013
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RevZilla: As per REV'IT, the cooling vest insert will only fit into the new line of jackets. Apparently there are some pretty specific snaps and zippers that the insert requires that the old jackets just don't have. They may look similar - and you are more than welcome to try fitting the insert into your Sand jacket, but we're fairly certain that it won't work. If you haven't already, check the standalone version.

And yes, you are correct, the new line has a more generous cut that previous REV'IT gear. The old MD calls for a 37-39in chest measurement, so we'd feel comfortable recommending it for a 38-40.
Jan 24, 2013
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Christopher C: Rev'It's website does say it will fit the original Sand jacket and this vest does zip into my original Sand jacket just fine. There are some snaps under the armpits and at the bottom of the vest that don't line up with anything on the jacket but they're not really necessary to keep it in place. May 13, 2014
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A shopper asked: I purchased the Rev'it Airwave Jacket from Revzilla,, XL, SKU 815204, MFG# RV-FJT1264020-XL, order # 10734183, May 21, 2012.
Will the REV'IT! Challenger Cooling Vest Insert fit into this jacket? What size? (XL?). Thanks. Wayne.
Aug 12, 2013
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Patrick RStaff: No, the Airwave is not designed for the Challenger Cooling Vest. Aug 13, 2013
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A shopper asked: Will this work with the Ignition2? Apr 16, 2013
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RevZilla: Nada - the vest insert only works with the newest line of REV'IT! Jackets. If you have an Ignition 2 (or any other jacket, for that matter), check out the regular Liquid Cooling Vest. Apr 23, 2013
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A shopper asked: Does It fit in the Ceyanne Pro Jacket? Jan 21, 2013
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RevZilla: The Cooling Vest Insert will not fit into the Cayenne Pro (it only matches up with the new REV'IT line). Check out the Liquid Cooling Vest if you want to stay cool in the hot hot heat. Jan 22, 2013
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A shopper asked: Will this fit into the Tornado jacket? Thanks Jan 15, 2013
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RevZilla: According to REV'IT!, the Challenger Cooling Vest Insert will not fit into the Tornado jacket. The front zippers on the vest do not match the jacket's interior. Jan 15, 2013
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A shopper asked: Will it fit the Spectrum jacket or is it just 2013 + newer designs? Dec 27, 2012
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RevZilla: The REV'IT! Challenger Cooling Vest Insert will only work with the 2013 REV'IT! jackets that have the appropriate hook ups to integrate the cooling vest (check the product details page or call our Gear Geeks at 877-792-9455). If you are still interested in this technology, be sure to check out the some of the other cooling products that do not require jacket integration:

*REV'IT! Fluid Cooling Neck Colla
*REV'IT! Flux Cooling Wristband
*REV'IT! Liquid Cooling Vest
Dec 28, 2012
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A shopper asked: Will it fit in the Defender jacket? Dec 10, 2012
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RevZilla: The Cooling Vest Insert will not fit your Defender (it only fits the new line of REV'IT jackets). For you we would recommend the Liquid Cooling Vest. Dec 10, 2012
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A shopper asked: Is there a size that will fit a 3XL REV'IT! GT-R Air Textile Jacket? All i see is up to XL so if it is a 1:1 conversion am I out of luck? Apr 16, 2014
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Enrico B asked: I just bought a REV'IT! GT-R Air Textile Jacket. Will this vest work with it? May 6, 2014
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brandon e: yes - the challenger vest will work with the GT-R jacket May 6, 2014
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SIZING INSTRUCTIONS

We highly recommend finding a cloth tape measure and taking the time to take these measurements.  REV'IT! sizes will not necessarily correlate with fitment in other brands.

  • Chestwidth: Measure from under/top of armpit cross chest to under/top of other armpit, then across back to first armpit
  • Waist: Measure at the hourglass of your torso, (circumference measured at your belly button)
  • Hips: pelvic bone to pelvic bone, the widest part of your hips below the waist
  • Inseam: from crotch to big ankle bone
  • Outseam: from waist to big ankle bone

Rev'It! Challenger Cooling Vest Fit Chart

Challenger Vest Size SM MD LG XL
Fits:
Rev'It! Men's Textile Jacket XS SM-MD LG-XL 2XL-4XL
Rev'It! Men's Leather Jacket 46 48-58 52-56 58-60
Rev'It! Women's Textile Jacket 34-38 40-42 44-46 48
Rev'It! Women's Leather Jacket 34-38 40-44 46 N/A

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

Click here to see the full REV'IT! Size Chart
Product Style RevZilla SKU ID Manufacturer Product # Availability
Black / LG 868978 8700001169950 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / MD 868977 8700001169943 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / SM 868976 8700001169936 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / XL 868979 8700001169967 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours