REV'IT! Challenger Cooling Vest Insert
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REV'IT! Challenger Cooling Vest Insert

The REVIT Challenger Cooling Vest Insert fits directly into select REVIT jackets and is designed to boost your jacket's cooling capabilities when simple vents or mesh just doesn't cut it. 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.

Protective 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.

3.5 / 5
Bang For The Buck
3.4 / 5
Protection & Durability
3.8 / 5
Features
3.3 / 5
Comfort
4.2 / 5
Style
3.5 / 5
Air Flow
3.7 / 5
Fit
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Large

Rev'It! Challenger Cooling Vest Sizing

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.

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Product Style RevZilla Item # 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

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3.7 / 5
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The saddest way to throws $99 out of the window.
So it always starts like that, you read reviews and see the video and everything sounds so great , I mean the concept sounds quite intriguing. then reality kicks in. and sometimes isn't pleasant.
So here it is:
After purchasing the AMAZING Revit GT R Air jacket, I checked the video for the Challenger vest and was sold.
The vest arrived, super quick as usual and I tested immediately on my 40 miles return commute. was a good day for the test:
86F a tad humid, and mixed traffic condition, open highway, congested freeway and cramped city traffic.
I soaked and squeezed the vest before zipping it on the jacket (do not trust the review that says it is a pain in the a**, everything is smooth and take less than two minutes, unless you have an impediment of some kind) and once on the road wasn't really surprised by its performance or better the lack of, but thought it wasn't too hot or some r.
The day after: some nice dry and hot day. While stuck in traffic on the FDR expressway I felt very uncomfortable for being wrapped in a wet cloth. and while taking some speed I noticed that actually the vest blocks the airflow from the 3d mesh panels of the jacket. the air won't
'filter" through the vest, as simple as that.

Re-tested on the way back and I was actually missing the nice cooling airflow of the jacket.

End of the day I tested this in mixed traffic situations and speeds from a range of 76F to 90F on a total of 160 miles and let me tell you that this vest is a pointless waste of money.
It is unless you live in a desert or very hot area (100F+) and you jump on a bike with unobstructed roads, but to be honest at that point your wallet is better off just with a sweatshirt soaked in cold water worn under your jacket…

Installing the vest will also make the chest pockets unusable, while exposing your cell phone to excessive humidity even when inside the side pockets...

This vest is a refined bonafides product (I really like Rev'it) that is the outcome of some abstract over-thinking but very far from what SOLID design is.

Verdict: useless product.
July 24, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Ride:
2012 Harley Davidson Fat Boy Lo FLSTFB
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
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
Ride:
2006 Suzuki DR650SE
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
An add comfort in the heat of the day
I commute 20 miles a day on my bike. Being August its hot out side, not to mention I live in Arizona. So pretty much every day I have had this liner for me Rev'it GT AIR has made the 100+ degree days so much better on the blistering freeways. Its not the quickest thing to pull off and put on the jacket, but the work is well worth it. Just get the back side wet, and ride, your instantly cooled off. Couldn't imagine commuting any other way.
August 14, 2014
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
Protection & Durability
3 / 5
Features
3 / 5
Comfort
3 / 5
Style
3 / 5
Fit
Small
True
Large
Air Flow
2 / 5
Can feel it work when it's cooler, hard to detect in the heat
I have done 1 ride thus far. In the crisp morning air I could definitely feel the evaporative effect. It was amazing and the faster I went (more air flow) the cooler I felt. So I know if works!

Now, as I got into mid-day and the mid-90s, it was harder to feel the evaporative effect. The vest does block the air flow directly to the chest so mentally that seemed to defeat the purpose of a mesh jacket. But like I said above, I KNOW it works.

I think I made 2 mistakes to really take advantage of this product. First off I had on a cotton undershirt and a cotton t-shirt... so after a couple hours my cotton shirts were soaked and sticking to me. As Rev'It (and Revzilla) recommends, I think a technical shirt that wicks moisture from the skin is the way to go! Second, I think I needed to recharge the vest mid-ride with some fresh (cold) water because at this point I had been wearing it for over 3 hours.

Overall, I would recommend this product as long as you learn from my mistakes and wear the proper clothes under it.
August 3, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Ride:
2015 Ducati Diavel Carbon
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
Kind of a pain ...
This vest sounds like a great idea until you find yourself in a rest stop in the Utah desert trying to re-soak it. Getting it in and out of your jacket on the go is a bit of a pain. It works great once it's soaked and installed, but I wish I'd gotten the version that does not zip into the jacket.

In its defense, if you're ride starts and finishes at home and only lasts a few hours, it's awesome.

I wish there were a "No, but ..." option for whether I would recommend this product. It's actually quite nice. Just not for me.
July 6, 2015
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Ride:
2013 BMW G650GS Sertao
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Air Flow
4 / 5
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
Ride:
2012 Yamaha FZ8
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Why did you choose this?
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I selected the cooling vest from Rev-It since I have two Rev-It jacket, Levante and Neptune, that it will fit in. Since I live in the desert, the evaporative cooling works pretty well.
desertduster on Jun 15, 2016
Seems like a wise investment since I am headed south this summer.
David E on May 8, 2016
I selected the cooling vest from Rev-It since I have two Rev-It jacket, Levante and Neptune, that it will fit in. Since I live in the desert, the evaporative cooling works pretty well.
desertduster on Jun 15, 2016
to help me be a little more comfortable in dry, hot weather.....
Bill H on May 16, 2016
Seems like a wise investment since I am headed south this summer.
David E on May 8, 2016
Needed a heat relief mid-layer for my Defender Pro Jacket. Works well for 1-2 hours (max).
Ted B on Apr 2, 2016
i live in texas its hot here
MATTHEW G on Nov 18, 2015
stay even cooler in my GT R Air
davide m on Jul 21, 2015
This is a very highly rated insert vest, designed to fit directly into the REV'IT AirForce Jacket I ordered at the same time. With the heat index being in the 100°+ range here on the east coast over the past few weeks makes for miserable riding. I'm praying this combination solves this problem so I can stop wishing and start riding again!
twinhound on Jul 20, 2015
Purchased a Rev'it Vapor jacket and love it, seems like a perfect addition to an already great product.
John W on May 6, 2015
I originally ordered the REV'IT Liquid Cooling Vest and the reviews I read were spot on. If you order the Liquid Vest choose one size larger for a great fit. I also agree that the zipper will tend to slide down but don't think it will affect performance. All that said I am looking forward to having a cooling vest that will become a part of my jacket and minimize layers I have to "don" and "doff."
Dan D on May 6, 2015
Purchased this Challender Vest to go with my REV'IT! GT-R Air Textile Jacket. Needed something to stay cool during Maui's hot summer days.
Wylie D on Mar 24, 2015
Living in a hot desert climate this is a must if you want to wear full gear in the middle of the summer
K O on Jul 22, 2014
I live in Florida and already it's been up to 90. Hope this will work well with the Chronos jacket.
Philip C on May 8, 2014
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.
John G on Apr 17, 2014
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.
Joseph B on Jan 17, 2014
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.
Bryan H on Oct 10, 2013
to help me be a little more comfortable in dry, hot weather.....
Bill H on May 16, 2016
Needed a heat relief mid-layer for my Defender Pro Jacket. Works well for 1-2 hours (max).
Ted B on Apr 2, 2016
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?
A shopper on Apr 16, 2014
Is the sizing such that I should just order this in the same size as my Sand 2 jacket?
Rich on Mar 1, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I ordered the same size as my jacket and it worked perfectly !
Does this zip into the Rev'It Tarmac Air Leather jacket?
A shopper on May 9, 2013
BEST ANSWER: 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.
Will this work with the Ignition2?
A shopper on Apr 16, 2013
BEST ANSWER: 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.
I have a Sand 2 jacket in large. It is a borderline loose fit. Can I use a medium vest with it?
A shopper on Jun 10, 2015
BEST ANSWER: That should not be an issue and it should work well! I found that the closer to your skin the better the evaporative cooling works! The product works really well! Good luck!
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.
A shopper on Apr 16, 2014
BEST ANSWER: 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.
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?
kelvin n on Jul 15, 2014
BEST ANSWER: 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
does this vest fit the tornado jacket?
Mitch M on May 26, 2014
BEST ANSWER: No it is not fit I had to modify the zippers so it would work
Will this fit in the original Rev'it Sand Jacket?
A shopper on Nov 22, 2012
BEST ANSWER: 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.
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?
A shopper on Jan 23, 2013
BEST ANSWER: 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.