REV'IT! Galactic Jacket
I'm very happy with this jacket from REV'IT! I ride in the Mojave desert where the temps are regularly in the low 100's and I can tell you it flows a tone of air. Making it as comfortable as you could be on a bike. The fitment in great, I'd say it is true to size no real need to go up or down to get the right fit. The white is great for visibility and keeps the heat down too. Its heavy and with the upgraded back protector, it feels like I'd be protected if I go down. Over all this is a five star jacket and I'm happy that I chose this one. There is only one con... the sleeves are too long. I have somewhat long arms and can't imagine anyone this would fit properly. If I didn’t wear gloves it would be unconfutable and most likely cause chafing on my hand. However I wear gloves and this has never been more than an annoyance. I'm looking forward in trying to stretch it into a four season jacket this winter... It only gets down to 40 degrees most of the time.
July 22, 2014
REV'IT! Galactic Jacket
REV'IT! Galactic Jacket. This is a very good quality Jacket. The air flow is awesome, build quality is very good. I am 6ft 2" with 41" chest. This fits perfect. I highly recommend this product. This can be used as 3season jacket.
As always Revzilla service/shipping is excellent.
April 8, 2014
A solid product that will serve you well in warmer weather.
Fits well, if a little snug in the shoulders. It moves a lot of air with out the liner in, the back protector (if you get the Seesoft back protector for it) does keep your back from breathing as well as it could other wise.
The liner does its job and keeps out rain and wind on cooler days but you will have to layer well if you want to use it as a 3 season jacket. The jacket zips right in with the Revit Gear 2 pants.
The over all build quality is really good, and in the short term is holding together no issues to speak of. I think it is worth mentioning that this zippers on the sleeves have tension on the tab so that they will stay put while your riding, a feature I really enjoy. In white it does keep the sun off you a little better however keeping it clean is also more difficult.
March 18, 2014
Very safe feeling jacket
The jacket fits a little snug, so if you are unsure perhaps go up a size. I have a size 54, and usually wear a size large and it works quite well, a bit tight on the the shoulders but I've been told that will loosen as the leather wears in. It looks awesome. Everyone is jealous of it when I wear it around the house trying to break it in. Goes good with the Sand 2 Pro pants I have, but unfortunately does not zip properly with them, my mistake for not looking it up before purchasing, so no fault of Rev'it. The protection is awesome in this jacket. The armor covers a lot and feels secure. I'd trust it in a crash more than my Joe Rocket textile for sure. I have no clue how the airflow is as I've yet to ride in it, but just from looking at it you can tell it's going to be pretty good. The entire front and some of the back is a sturdy mesh which should let a lot of air through. Overall I love this jacket and am glad I bought it. It also smells like a brand new car, which is probably my favorite part about owning a leather jacket.
March 17, 2014
Excellent 3 season jacket
I bought this jacket in 2013 and I've had the opportunity to use it on many long distance rides. I like its versatility and the ability to take out the waterproof liner if I don't need it. The liner does its job and keeps the wind and water out so you stay dry. The quality and fit of the jacket is excellent...I'm just over 5'9" with an athletic build and it fits me like a glove (with the liner). Without the liner its a comfortable (not snug) fit but far from loose. The quality of the jacket is high, but I feel like they could have done better with the zippers. The zipper tabs that you grab are small and if you have medium or larger hands you may have trouble grabbing them. Other than that, its probably the best "jack of all trades" jacket I've had (not including track).
January 22, 2014
Typical Rev it Quality
I really like the hybrid design: much of the protection of leather and armor stays in place. Also like the visibility of white/black: has white/black in the right places to enhance visibility and still be practical. I have fairly normal proportions at 6", 195lbs, 44" chest. The 56 is perfect in shoulders, chest and arm length, but a loose fit through abdomen even with SeeSoft back protector update. Mesh flows lots of air which you can feel even with the liner in place in cooler temperatures. Construction is top notch as I've come to expect from Rev it. Very satisfied.
November 8, 2013
Rev'it is one of the BEST period.
The fit is true to the size chart and if you upgrade the back protector its even more snug which I really like. once the liner is removed this jacket has very good airflow and even with the liner in its not uncomfortable. This liner in my opinion is about as good as it gets you truly don't know that your wearing it. Its very soft around the neck and wrist and flexible it moves with your body. The armor sits exactly where it should and appears to be a much better upgrade than the competitors. The construction of the jacket is simply the best when it comes to the materials they use. I would recommend this jacket. As im getting up there in years age 46 ive gone through a number of sportbikes and gear. ( and don't plan on stopping). I would say this gear Rev'it ranks the top 3 of all gear along with Alpinestars and yes Dainese in my world of sportbike riding. Its know wonder why so many MotoGP pro's wear them. Like De Puniet and V Rossi. I know gear can cost a good bit these days But protection and comfort is well worth it.
October 27, 2013
One Jacket to rule them ALL!
First off some details
so you understand where
my perspective comes from:
I am 30yr old male.
5 foot 7 inches 184lbs.
From: Washington state.
The temperatures ranged from 50F to 88F. I was caught in one rainstorm the other times there was a lot of sun and humidity on some days.
I have used this jacket for about 3 months now.
I feel after this much time I can give an accurate review.
My chest measurement is 40inches, my waist is 39inches”
Size 52 FITS PERFECT! I feel very protected and it gives me a feeling of invincibility. I ordered the 50 at first but with the recommendation of Revzilla staff, Andrew, he said because I was going to add a chest and back protector I could move up to the size 52. The other two jackets I had used extensively are the Icon Contra TEXTILE MESH jacket, and the Dainese Racing Leather Jacket. In fitment the Galactic is very similar to the Dainese Racing Leather but not as skin tight. The jacket, as explained by Anthony in the videos, is a sport oriented cut. This means that it will not be skin tight like a proper racing leather jacket. When in the upright riding position on my Suzuki GS500 it was very comfortable. I would only feel tightness if I stood up or tried to stretch my arms, obviously this does NOT MATTER because the only position it should be judged upon is the riding position. DO NOT judge a jacket if it’s tight when you are walking around. The jacket is meant to be in the riding position not talking to people at bars or the bank.
The air flow is somewhere I think this jacket lacks. Remember you can buy a COOLING VEST INSERT to incredibly increase ventilation. Compared to perforated leather jacket or a textile jacket this lacks airflow. It is not incredibly bad but I can imagine in 90+ degree humid weather, such as California or dry heat such as Arizona, it would be uncomfortable at anything below 25mph. For my weather in Washington though it was completely fine. I bought the jacket for protection and the airflow was sufficient. I only had an issue in stop and go traffic. Anything about 20-25mph and the jacket had average to above average ventilation. Remember any jacket will be hot in stop and go traffic no matter what jacket. I would definitely buy this jacket again.
The jacket performed perfectly. I bought it exactly for those times I would be in Seattle and it would rain. One day I put the waterproof liner in and I got caught in a huge downpour. Every part of my body was wet except my upperbody and helmet. I would like to add that even in the rain I got airflow. It did not feel like I was in a rubber suit sweating. It was comfortable and warm.
The build quality is great! There are many fine details Anthony covers in the video review. Suffice it to say I did not think this jacket was lacking in anything here. It was above and beyond what was necessary. There are plenty of pockets, you can add back protector, it is waterproof, and with the separate cooling liner you could even make this jacket usable in very hot weather. One thing I did not like was that the neck liner on my jacket felt rough. It is mentioned in the video it is supposed to be soft but mine was rough. After about 2 weeks riding it though it became softer. It was a not an issue after 2 weeks. My riding conditions have been 45 deg. F to 88 deg. Fahrenheit and the jacket has been great. Around 50 degrees, I just close the zipper and my body feels nice and toasty. At 75 degrees or up, I just open the zipper a little.
Overall, I really like this jacket. All the functions advertised by Rev’it are true to their words and I'm glad I chose this jacket my guilty pleasures jacket
September 30, 2013