REV'IT! Hi-Viz Connector Vest
The large fits my XL Levante jacket perfectly. It's a nice vest, just a little overpriced for what you're getting.
August 20, 2013
Not for daily use
The good, it looks great. It's low profile and has more style to it than other high viz options. It's lightweight, doesn't restrict airflow and can even fit in a jacket pocket for storage.
The bad, mine has developed a hole in it after two weeks of use. It's under warranty but I will be ordered a sturdier vest for daily use.
August 19, 2013
I prefer not to wear a lot of hi-viz but I wanted a little something extra to wear when traveling into congested areas (i.e Philly, Chicago). Integrates well with my Rev-it jacket, (stays on jacket when i take my jacket off). I wear a size L in jackets and ordered a M in vest...perfect fit.
July 22, 2013
Great to be seen!
Just got the vest with my new Levante jacket. I love the vest. I love how it attaches to the jacket. My only complaint is that there is no top loop to connect the back of the vest near the back collar area. It was an easy fix with a trip to the fabric store.
July 22, 2013
Great Hi-vis vest, but check sizing
The vest is great and I really like that it fastens to my Levante jacket so that I can take the jacket on/off and the vest remains attached. BUT, I purchased an XL to go with my XL Levante and the XL vest is too big. In fact, the vest has a separate size chart on the hang tag that shows I should purchase a L vest to go with my XL jacket. I plan to return the XL vest and exchange for a L.
June 11, 2013
I've never owned a hi viz vest before. Maybe I'm getting old, but I really feel better with it on some days. I bought this vest to go with my Rev'it Levante Jacket. My jacket is a large, the vest is a medium and it's a perfect fit. It fits snug, doesn't flap or baloon at speed, and doesn't obscure any air flow. It comes with a massive storage bag, but I usually just keep it in the rabbit pouch on the back of my jacket.
Like all Rev'it gear, it's very well made.
May 27, 2013
HiViz Awesomeness from REV'IT
My first experience with any type of HiViz vest was the REV'IT Air Athos which I still use. During the winter months the Athos works well in conjunction with my REV'IT Horizon jacket as a HiViz option. In the early parts of spring when the temper starts to rise I wanted something that would be more accommodating/easy to use with the chest vents on the Horizon jacket. The Athos vents extremely well but it can be annoying to adjust the vents when riding as the vest gets in the way.
The newer REV'IT Connector solves the accessibility problem I have with my Horizon jacket while still maintaining all of the HiViz awesomeness! The Connector vest is a simple design and allows you to add visibility to basically any jacket. I primarily use it for my Horizon in warmer months and will carry it over to my Dainese Shotgun once the temperature allows.
The connector vest main construction is mesh so any summer weight jacket will still vent without any obstruction. Elastic straps on the sides allow you to make adjustments for size and comfort. I have not had any problems with flapping at highway speed and it has never shifted while riding. I purchased a size MD and it fits well over my LG Horizon jacket and Size 50 Dainese Shotgun.
Overall, I am very pleased with this HiViz vest option from REV'IT. My girlfriend liked it so much that she purchased one for her REV'IT Airwave jacket.
April 10, 2013
Add Hi Viz to Any Jacket
The REV'IT Hi Viz Connector vest is a great way to add high visibility to your jacket / top.
My primary application is adding high visibility to my black Klim Latitude 840 jacket. My Klim is a size Medium. I am 5'8" and weight 153 lbs. As most of you know the Klim Latitude is a very stiff and heavy jacket. Prior to the REV'IT Hi Viz Connector, I was wearing a Icon Mil-Spec mesh vest in size Regular (small to medium). I found the Icon a bit too tight for winter riding; due to multiple layers under the Klim Latitude jacket. Furthermore, the Icon restricted acees to my Klim front pockets.
The REV'IT Connector provides access to your front pockets. No more zipping. The REV'IT Connector doesn't flap in the wind when riding. It fits over the jacet like it was part of the jacket. The REV'IT Connector provides plenty of ventilation. The back of the jacket has more hi viz fabric and reflector.
The new REV'IT jackets come with loops in the jacket to accomodate the optional REV'IT Connector. I had my tailor sew a couple of loops into my Klim Latitude jacket. The Connector vest is mid lenght. Do expect it to ride between lower chest and waist level. Great way of adding some high visibility and reflective to any darger gear without the bulk.
The photos show a REV'IT Hi Viz Connector vest in size XL over a Klim Latitude size Medium jacket.
March 31, 2013