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REV'IT! Defender GTX Gore-Tex Jacket

Make it safer. Make it lighter. Make it stronger. The fifth generation of adventure jackets since the groundbreaking original Cayenne jacket. The Defender GTX sets a new standard in apparel for the adventure and serious touring rider. Every stitch, reinforced. Fabrics which are both lighter and stronger. A new DWR coating prevents water from soaking the outer layer, while the removable GORE-TEX Performance Shell removable membrane ensures the highest level of waterproofing and breathability, guaranteed. Superfabric ceramic panels and SAS-TEC armor protect, while huge vents, large pockets, glove friendly pull-tabs, and a great Exkin Air thermal liner complete the package. Every aspect of the Defender GTX was designed for easier use, and more abuse than the competition, period. This jacket forms a recommended combination with the DEFENDER GTX Pants.


  • Outer shell: Cordura 500D ripstop with Teflon coating, PWR|shell 500D with Teflon coating, Cordura 1000D ripstop with Teflon coating, SuperFabric, Neoprene
  • Insulation: detachable Exkin Air thermal liner
  • Waterproofing: detachable GORE-TEX Performance Shell LTD liner
  • Breathability: detachable GORE-TEX Performance Shell LTD liner
  • Composition: 
    • outer shell: 100% polyamide
    • lining: 67% polyester, 33% polyamide
    • thermal liner: 100% polyamide (insulation 100%polyester)
    • membrane: 73% polyamide, 27% Gore-Tex membrane (ePTFE)
  • Protection:
    • SaS Tec CE protection at shoulders and elbows
    • Back Protector (sold separately):
      • Seesoft Back Protector -Type ST
      • Type ST / Size 11 fits SM-MD
      • Type ST / Size 12 fits LG-2XL
      • Type ST / Size 16 fits 3XL
  • Visibility: laminated reflection at chest and back


  • Fit: tour fit, regular
  • Adjustability: UTA | tab at cuffs, flexisnap, adjustment straps at waist and upper arms, adjustment tab at under arms, adjustment drawcord at hips
  • Ventilation: VCS I zippers at chest, back and under arms, VCS I panels at the chest
  • Features: collar hook, COOLMAX mesh lining, long connection zipper and double short connection zipper
  • Pockets: waterproof stash pockets, slit pockets, membrane storage pocket, inner pockets

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REV'IT! Defender GTX Jacket 4.8 5 41 41
Great quality and functionalities Just miss some bigger pockets. Guess they would make the air flow worse, so better this way. Ordered an M size. I'm 5'10 / 165 lbs and it got just right. December 15, 2014
Almost a perfect jacket This is the best motorcycle jacket I've ever worn. I'm 6 foot, 197 lbs. 32 in inseam 43 1/2 in chest, and 35 in sleeve.I ordered one size down and got a large. It fits very snug with all the liners in, just about perfect with just the rain liner in, a little loose with out any liners. The arms are perfect length, but slightly large around. I've ridden in rain for 3 days, and was completely dry. I've ridden in as low as 48 degrees with liners in , to 85 degrees with no liners and was completely comfortable. I even rode with the rain liner in at 80 degrees and was a little too warm. There is almost no velcro anywhere to snag on things. The chest vents work wonderfully even behind my Multistrada windshield. The forearm vents don't do much, maybe on a sport bike they might work. The fabric is extremely soft and very comfortable to move around in. The adjustable neck snap is great. The chest pockets stick out a little too much for my tastes, but I prefer the look of a sportbike jacket, you may like them. The chest pockets are completely waterproof. The jacket is heavy with all the armor, but you don't notice it when your wearing it. I would have preferred the Excaliber jacket if it had the chest and back vents of this jacket. Just a style problem with me. Over all a fantastic jacket, that makes me feel safe at the highway speed I commute at. Remember to order the seesoft back protector with it. June 14, 2014
Excellent highly recommended jacket. I' ve just got this excellent jacket 2 weeks ago . I made a 400 miles trip in an 10 Celsius average temperature , this produt simply protects you against wind a cold. For temperatures below this it's recommended to wear some second skin. Jacket very comfortable and light considering all the three layers it offers. I do ride the F800GS-13 !! June 4, 2014
Nicely designed, but... The sizing is way off. I bought a medium, based on the size charts, but it was too big. Especially in the arms! The elbow armour can be rotated all the way around my arm with no effort! It is just floating in there. Also, the size of some of the fabric panels is not the same on both sides of the jacket. I'm not sure how Rev'it messed that up. The fabric is very soft. March 10, 2014
Rev-It. Very Good, Though not as good as previous models... The Rev-it Defender GTX Jacket is a very good jacket. Unfortunately it is quite obviously not as well featured nor quite as well built as its predecessor the Cayenne Pro (which I have owned and ridden in for years). Generally, I am a huge fan of Rev-it products. That said, I find it very disappointing that cost cutting and apparently increased profit margin for Rev-It has resulted in a less desirable product for the consumer. Details on this jacket leave me very concerned about the long term durability and functionality of the jacket. Specifically, the reflective materials on the jacket are very thin and flimsy (screen printed) compared to previous models that offered thick 3M materials HF welded or bonded to the jacket. Additionally, the Cayenne Pro featured rubberized zippers that look and perform very well. These have been replaced with regular zippers on the Defender. I am involved in the production of performance athletic sporting goods. The cost for the old higher quality reflective features is nominal. The durability of the Cayenne Pro reflective details is also superior. I fear the Defender reflective materials will not stand up well to washing. They certainly look cheap / too budget for a fairly expensive jacket. I recently purchased (and returned) a Rev-It Poseidon Jacket. The return was based on fit (arms too tight) and a very flimsy main zipper. This top of the line jacket also featured questionable quality reflective details. No where near the quality of those found on the Cayenne Pro and a little too Power Rangers for my taste. Overall Rev-It make excellent products, of which the Defender clearly is. It is sad that cost cutting / margin improvement appear to be a priority over building outstanding equipment that will last. Another way to look at this, super fabrics look kind of cool, offer little advantage over other materials for the "big one" and cost a lot. I'm guessing this was part of the unfortunate cost balancing that occurred on this jacket. January 29, 2014
REV'IT! Defender GTX Jacket Coming from a REV'IT! Dragon Jacket this is definitely a step up. GORETEX liners, SAS Tec armor. The fabric is much softer than the Dragon. Switched to lower profile color scheme from black grey to black. Still very expensive than most jackets but I hope this will last a long time. My Dragon is two years old and is still in excellent condition, just decided to upgrade to this one for Christmas. The armor is a little more flexible than the Knox ones. Also upgraded the back to SAS Tec. Its a little stiff as it is cold but it does not need to be flexible at the back compared to the elbows or shoulders. Protects your spine just in case. Will see how the airflow works for summer next year. December 16, 2013
The fit is perfect My review will be based on the sizing since I read such useful reviews at Revzilla about sizing and this resulted in a successful online shopping for me :) I am 173cm tall and my chest-width is 100cm. Large size fits perfect. October 9, 2013
Any weather, anytime In "Sunny Florida" there are often times where one finds oneself in blinding sunlight, 95 degree temperatures, and torrential downpours. All at the same time. And sometimes this is a daily thing for weeks on end. So I wear my Defender GTX with the waterproof liner rolled up in the huge back pocket (I've even had groceries in there). When the weather changes (twice a day...) I'm prepared. Except for the cold. So far the thermal liner, comfy though it seems, has remained on a hanger in my closet. Without either liner, the jacket flows more air and feels much cooler than my denim jacket. And is probably more visible, though the jury is still out on the intimidation factor. Cagers seem to avoid a guy in all denim on a black and red Bonneville, but on the same bike in the black, white, and orange striped Defender GTX and matching pants I've had a few more horns honked at me as if to say "Danged kids these days!" or "You aren't speeding enough!" July 22, 2013
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
DeLeon A: Have a long trip coming up and wanted to upgrade to a jacket that could handle most, if not all, of the elemental changes that I would be experiencing. I really like the cut and material finishes of Rev-IT jackets, and the fact that this jacket has Gore-Tex is a major plus for me. Dec 15, 2014
Carlos C: I have the revit sands 2 which is a great jacket... So once the price came down over 40% on the defender it was a no brainier. Dec 15, 2014
Blair C: Looks to be a high quality jacket at a very good price. Dec 3, 2014
Julio G: Good Price for all the features included in the jaccket!!!! Nov 28, 2014
Michael H: Black Friday Sale! $300 off!! Nov 28, 2014
Max G: It is part of the gear i decided to buy for my first trip to Chilean patagonia. My decition was taken after looking at Anthony's review at Revzilla, plus those published by customers who already bought the product Sep 26, 2014
Jean Francis R: To cruise to Uruguay Jun 2, 2014
Vint B: I liked the features of the jacket and matching pants. May 2, 2014
dlg management llc d: great four-season jacket, fits tight, but its nice enough to wear off bike as well. Mar 21, 2014
Donato D: Lower profile colorwise compared to Poseidon GTX and cheaper too. Dec 8, 2013
David V: Florida weather. Gotta be ready for anything. Sudden showers and temperatures in the mid 90's, both at the same time, is a daily occurrence in the summer, and it's only slightly less hot and wet the rest of the year. Taking the Gore-Tex liner out and stuffing it in the giant back pocket is a boon on hot clear days, because clear days often still have rain showers around here. Aug 14, 2013
A shopper asked: Is the main zipper a two-way zipper? Dec 11, 2014
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Arsenio G: No it is not. But it is a great Jacket, very versatile, confortable and it is on sale¡¡ Very well made and the waterproof liner works wonders. At the actual price it is a bargain. Dec 11, 2014
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Christoher L: No. The zipper is very easy to use. Large for use with gloves. Dec 15, 2014
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Di M: no it's not. Just regular main zipper Dec 12, 2014
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Ryan V: No, only sleeves zippers are two-way Dec 11, 2014
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daniel g: No. Single zipper. Dec 11, 2014
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Raphael M: No it's not . Dec 11, 2014
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Wray B asked: Is the main zipper a two-way zipper? Dec 11, 2014
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Timothy F: It isn't, but the jacket falls just below the waist, so it doesn't bunch when I'm seated on my bike. Dec 11, 2014
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Rumen D: No it's 1 way zip. Dec 11, 2014
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Rumen D: It's one. Dec 12, 2014
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A shopper asked: I have a 40" chest and was planning on buying the medium size. I am also planning on buying the Sas Tec back protector which will obviously take up space inside the jacket. I don't mind a snug fit and prefer a more form fitting look without being restrictive. Should I stay with the medium or size up to the large?

Same question for the pants, 32" waist and plan to buy the Sas Tec hip protectors. Should I order Pant size medium or large?
Jan 28, 2013
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RevZilla: It is not necessary to increase the size of REV'IT! garments to accommodate the SAS-TEC protectors. You will be removing the temper-foam pads that come in the garments and replacing them with the SAS-TEC which is only marginally thicker. Here are some ideas of what you can do with the pads you remove: the back pad could be used as a (very) small yoga mat or (very) large mouse pad, and the hip pads would make excellent drink coasters for your coffee table. Jan 30, 2013
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Kei K: i have a 40 inch chest, usually wear a 50 in dainese, 5 ft 10 180lbs. i ordered a large and was a little too big everywhere especially the arms and sleeves were too long..... had to swap for a medium for a tighter fit .... but this is all personal pref Dec 4, 2014
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SlightlyOldGuy: I don't know about the pants, but I think the jacket will definitely be very tight on you with the back protector and both liners installed. Apr 2, 2013
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A shopper asked: Sand 2 XL jacket fits me perfect, and XL long pants as well. Should I want the same sizes in Defender GTX ? Nov 29, 2014
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Mark W: Sorry, I do not know how the Sand 2 XL fits. However, I am 6' 1 1/2" with a 46 chest. The Defender fits quite snugly with all of the stuff, ie gore-tex liner and warm liner but this is the way I like it. I used to race bikes for many years and know that if you end up kissing the pavement, you want a snug fit. I will also say that it is the best jacket that I have ever had, it really does work as in breathing, waterproofing and warmth. I would buy it again in a heart beat. I also have the See-soft back. Nov 29, 2014
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Michael H: They should. The Rev'it sizes seem to be pretty consistant. I have the airwave pants and levante jacket both in large. I purchased the Defender pants and jacket and both fit perfectly. Dec 10, 2014
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A shopper asked: What size SAS-TEC Back Protector should be ordered for the Rev'IT Defender GTX Jacket in size XL? Aug 24, 2011
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Marcelo S.: Regular size would be fine because the size compartment for the back protector doesn't change that much for the jacket sizes Aug 25, 2011
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Stevan P: You would need a SC-1/12 Aug 26, 2011
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A S asked: Does this jacket have a built in area for a water bladder? Dec 1, 2014
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Michael H: Not for a camelback type water bladder. There's a rear cargo pocket below the waist that could potentially hold a water source...? Dec 10, 2014
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A shopper asked: I live and ride for the most part in SoCal and overheating is a main concern. I want a durable jacket that ventilates well. Considering the shell only how does the breathability of the fabrics, the ventilation, and comfort range of the Defender GTX compare with the new Sand 2? Durability and warranty are also a consideration, thanks. Dec 27, 2012
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SlightlyOldGuy: The Defender GTX has been the coolest non-mesh jacket I have worn. I believe it will be considerable more comfortable than the Sand jacket. The only thing I didn't like about it was having to install the waterproof liner if it rained. I wore the Defender in 105 degrees in Colorado and was only slighty hot. No other non-mesh jacket has come close to that level of comfort. Apr 2, 2013
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A shopper asked: Are there any plans to come out with a High-Visibility color version of the Defender GTX Jacket? Oct 24, 2011
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Chris K: Not that we've heard of yet. The Legacy will be available in a High-Viz, but nothing on the Defender. Oct 28, 2011
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A shopper asked: I have a rev'it sand jacket but the hydra liner leaks a bit in the arms. I would like to upgrade the liner to GORE-TEX since it just loves to rain here in the PNW. Jul 12, 2011
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Stevan P: REV'IT does not sell the liner separately, however, if your liner is leaking it could be covered under the manufacturer's warranty. We suggest contacting Customer Service 888.792.9455 9am-7pm EST Monday-Friday. Jul 29, 2011
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A shopper asked: How close are the sizes to the First Gear Rainier Pro. I have an XL Jacket and the 38 pants. Both are just a little snug. May 9, 2011
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Chris K: REV'IT! fits a bit more snug than FirstGear, so I would size up, especially if what you have fits snug. May 16, 2011
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david w asked: Will this product work well with other pants? The defender pants are sold out for short guys like me, both her and most other sites (unless I want to pay $600+ for them). Will this jacket work well with other riding pants? Dec 12, 2014
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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! Unisex Jacket Sizing

Size Chest (in) Ladies REV'IT! Size Mens REV'IT! Size Height
2XS 30-32 32/34 4'9" - 5'1"
XS 32-34 36/38 4'9" - 5'1"
SM 34-37 38/40 -/46 5'1" - 5'6"
MD 37-39 40/44 46/48 5'3" - 5'9"
LG 39-41 44/46 50/52 5'7" - 6'1"
XL 41-44 46/48 54/56 5'9" - 6'1"
2XL 44-46 50/- 58/60 5'9" - 6'1"
3XL 46-48 60/62 5'9" - 6'6"
4XL 48-50 62/64 5'9" - 6'6"
5XL 51-53 64/66 5'9" - 6'6"
6XL 54-56 66/68 5'9" - 6'6"

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

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Silver/Black / MD 720652 8700001132312 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
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Silver/Black / 2XL 720653 8700001132343 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Silver/Black / 3XL 720669 8700001132350 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Silver/Red / LG 720671 8700001132381 Out of Stock
Silver/Red / MD 720649 8700001132374 Out of Stock
Silver/Red / SM 720670 8700001132367 Out of Stock
Silver/Red / XL 720651 8700001132398 Out of Stock
Silver/Red / 2XL 720650 8700001132404 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Silver/Red / 3XL 720672 8700001132411 Out of Stock
Silver/Safari / LG 720665 8700001132268 Out of Stock
Silver/Safari / MD 720655 8700001132251 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Silver/Safari / SM 720664 8700001132244 Out of Stock
Silver/Safari / XL 720657 8700001132275 Out of Stock
Silver/Safari / 2XL 720656 8700001132282 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Silver/Safari / 3XL 720666 8700001132299 Out of Stock