REV'IT! Concorde Jacket
Great for the Pacific NW
I live in rainy Portland, OR and wanted a jacket I could ride in most of the year, not just in the couple dry months we have here. This jacket keeps me very warm and dry during my in city commute. I've ridden as low as 40 F and it has held up. The longest I've ridden in the rain was about 30 miles on the highway and I was kept dry. During July and August, even without the liner, I find the jacket too warm to wear comfortably.
I am 6' 170lbs and wear a size large, which fits perfectly.
May 24, 2016
Excellent winter jacket!
The Concorde is basically a riding parka, and that's exactly what I was looking for. With the liner in, it's good from about mid 50s to low 40s by itself; below that, I have to add an underlayer. Massive improvement over my old leather in that regard.
Stylistically, I prefer leather, but this thing is massively more practical for commuting: no matter how heavy the rain, it only gets damp; it's lighter; it zips up to my chin. Pockets in the liner are a great touch.
Rated air flow "poor", but if you're looking for good air flow in a winter jacket, you're not living anywhere near me.
It took me 3 weeks to get used to the left-handed eurostyle zipper, but that's a minor inconvenience.
February 18, 2016
Great multi-purpose jacket
I believe that form should follow function, and in this case, I think Rev'It addressed this. First, the jacket serves its purpose as a garment to protect us from the environment (whether it's the weather or the riding environments), then the form follows--this is a beautiful jacket. I was looking for a bike jacket to wear over my work clothes for my commutes and this one is perfect. It is long enough that it covers my suit jacket and nice enough to blend into a professional environment at work yet still somewhat casual to pair with weekend clothes. It definitely looks just like a normal jacket and I'm sure I can wear it even when I'm not riding. Thank you, Rev'It.
Note that I haven't actually taken this out for a ride. I was just too excited when it arrived and needed to give some kudos to Revzilla. This was the first time I've ever ordered anything from them and I did it based on the recommendation of some friends who said Revzilla had great shipping services. I ordered this jacket yesterday at 2:00 PM. It arrived at my front door today at 8:00 PM! This was the fastest I've ever had anything shipped to me and I didn't even pay for any special shipping rate.
In summary, Rev'It nailed it with this great multi-function jacket and Revzilla is now one of my favorite online shopping sites. I will surely be returning to Revzilla for purchases in the near future and, based on its design and craftsmanship, I will certainly consider other products from Rev'It as well.
January 19, 2016
Love this Jacket
There are so many reasons to love this jacket. First, the quality of construction, as has been the case with my 3 other Rev it jackets, is exceptional. My wife is the head of technical design at a higher end clothing company, and she noted the various aspects from stitching, to zippers, that make this product strong and lasting. The material itself has a really cool texture and feel, and has done very well in the rain, kept me perfectly dry inside, and the outside dried very quickly once indoors. The zippers are amazing, larger than usual, which seems to aid in keeping them on track. And I love the long piece at the end of the zipper, easy to grab with gloves, and allows a more relaxed "pulling away and down" instead of straight down, hard to explain but makes it really smooth to open or close. The 4 big pockets on the outer front allow you to haul a lot of gear, and the inner zippered pocket is good for valuables like keys and cash. I ride a motorbike, but I also ride an electric scooter doing around 30mph, and this jacket allows me to be protected without wearing a motorcycle looking jacket. I put the Icon D30 back protector inside, not as tough as hard armor but a lot better than nothing. When I ride moto I wear the Icon hard armor under jacket. Better than a wheel chair. So basically this jacket rules, love the fit/feel/pockets/quality, and keeps me super toasty, really warm. As always, Revzilla does a stellar job of customer service.
January 15, 2016
Great Style With Great Features!
This jacket looks really good on me. I wear it every time I need a jacket, even when I'm not riding. When it's extra cold, it comes with a separate, removable, liner that will keep you nice and warm. Although I think it looks better with the hood, I remove the hood while riding my Ducati 996, otherwise I get a stiff neck from pressing my head back against it.
Plus, it's not leather so I don't have to feel like a douche riding around in a former living being's skin.
December 14, 2015
Great for everything
I wanted a jacket that would look good on and off the bike. This does exactly that. Its very comfortable and the armor isn't noticeable at all. The first day I rode in 50-60 temps with a T shirt under and it was very warm. Looking forward to wearing it from Ohio to Florida for biketober.
September 28, 2015
Very nice, well constructed jacket. Nobody else will even know that this is a bike jacket when you wear this, no huge logo across the chest, no flashy "look how cool I am" graphics. Just a professional looking warm, stylish jacket with just the right amount of protection.
September 7, 2015
Not Small on Me
I agree with all the other reviews on quality looking product but once you're spending this kind of cash, it's gotta be perfect.
Here are my gripes:
1. I'm 5'7", 145 lbs. The arms and torso of the jacket were really big and fit me like a big winter coat, not a trim euro fit.
2. I found the hood to be cumbersome and large. Once removed, the hood zipper is exposed. A simple piece of fabric should cover it up. Additionally, there's this button that hangs loose when the hood is removed. It should snap to something so the silver side is not exposed.
So, if they made an extra small, I'd go for that but am going to try another jacket.
April 15, 2015