REV'IT! Horizon HV Jacket
WOW - Suited up in my new horizon pant/jacket combo and within a 15 minute ride how I'd ever ridden with entry level gear - this stuff is awesome!
I'm a somewhat lanky 6'0", 185lbs. I got an XL-long jacket (Large - Long would probably be fine too, but maybe too snug with built-in thermal liner AND additional thermal liner for really cool days)
I commute daily and I've been through a bunch of wet weather with no issues (just be sure to tuck your pants into you boots! once my jean bottoms got wet on the way to work)
I ride a naked bike (no windscreen or anything) and here's how I use the suit.
30-50ishF: Thermal liners, jeans, t shirt and additional thermal (hoodie, sweater, etc) up top.
45-60ish: Thermal liner & t shirt up top, jeans with no liner, or gym shorts w/ liner on bottom
60-80: no thermals
80+: I've only had this suit up to about 86 degrees, while moving I was perfectly comfortable, sitting in traffic I was sweating, but what do you do. The pants (no venting!) are definitely hotter than the jacket.
Haven't gone down (knock on wood) so no comment on the armor, but it seems great - hits me in all the right spots. Need to upgrade the back protector though.
I have the black and the high viz reflectivity is awesome - I'm very visible in that respect
October 28, 2013
Love this jacket
I've been riding in the low digit temperatures and just wearing a long sleeves shirt underneath this jacket. It keeps me warm. I love the style as well. I bought the pants as well and what a difference! Very cozy ride.
October 27, 2013
Love this jacket
Great three-four season jacket. Just got back from a 2000 mile trip through the desert and mountains. Was toasty with the liner in the 40 degree morning and not too hot in the 95 degree afternoons.
Upgraded the back protection with Forcefield Body Armour CE2 insert. Fantastic.
September 30, 2013
Jacket is great. A lot of great features.
Jacket is comfortable and is great for fall season so far. I have been using it in 48-55 degree temp with no liner and just a light shirt. Looking forward to extending riding season into cold mos.
September 30, 2013
good buy at the clearance $
I ended up buying this after returning the rev'it Everest. A great jacket but do to sizing and availability of color I picked up the Horizon. This was a replacement to my FirstGear that suffered a low side slide. Wanted another waterproof jacket with a heavy liner for cold riding. The liner keeps me plenty warm in the low 50s high 40s with only a Tshirt. The neck collar provides sufficient cover. My only grips are the velcro on the wrists and main zipper feel cheap. The airports allow plenty of airflow without the liner in. The liner can fit in the back pouch but takes a little work. At full price I would've probably returned it, but at this price I'm happy.
September 23, 2013
Save the $$, go with the Horizon
Was saving up for the Defender for quite a while, then decided to take a candid look at both the Horizon and Defender. Most of the features I really liked about the Defender were also present in the Horizon - 3d vents, the fit/finish and new collar, armor, removable thermal liner. Sure there were a few things that would be nice, like the super fabric or the upgraded bits, but overall not enough differences to justify the price jump. The kicker was the external waterproofing; stopping to insert a liner when it rains is just silly, and you either don't get it on until it's too late or ride around with it in all the time. When the Horizon went on sale it was a sign- and I have no regrets.
The finish is Revit standard- excellent all around. don't have much use for the hand warmer pockets since they aren't lined- make them warm or ditch them. The fit is a tiny bit more snug than other revit jackets I have owned, narrower in the shoulders- but I have ridiculously broad shoulders so don't let that deter you. I am 5'9", 230lb thick in all the wrong places and the XYL fits as best as can be, again a little snug in the shoulder and arm area. There is no issue with range of motion and no riding/bunching. I took off without the liner this weekend, expecting 70 F temps- what I got was 51 F plus windchill, a bit cold with a t-shirt and summer gloves/pants. I think I would have been ok at 51F with proper gloves and pants, but without my whole body chilled. With the liner I can see this thing going way down to the 30's - but we will find out for sure in a few months.
If you've never owned Revit stuff, this is the only way to go if your looking for top-notch textile. I always wore Vanson Leather because I need that solid, suit-of-armor feel to my gear.. but this isn't practical on the east coast year-round riding. My Horizon is the first textile jacket I have ever owned that feels like Ironman- just solid everywhere. You cannot feel the pads when the suit goes on, they blend in so well ergonomically that they are seamless. Go to some local dealer with awful service (they are never too hard to find), try on this jacket, and then order it here at Revzilla. I appreciate the work that goes into this website (the reviews, constant updates, hangouts etc.) and I always try to give them business if it is at ALL possible- even for a few bucks more.
To sum up, Grrreat fall/winter/spring jacket, no liner for waterproof (hurray!), fits a tiny bit smaller than my Airwave, Best bang for the buck in my opinion.
September 8, 2013
Great looking, fitting and great protection
The Horizon is just what I've come to expect from Rev'It. Nice fabric, nice features and cool looking. Although it's described as a four season jacket it's a bit hot in the heat of summer even with the vents open. I haven't had an opportunity to test it out in the rain yet so I can't comment on that. Fit: I'm 5' 9" and 175 with an average build and a Large is comfortable on me, not snug fitting.
August 5, 2013
A Good Waterproof Jacket
Rev'it Horizon Hi-Viz Jacket (XL)
I purchased the Rev'it Horizon Jacket, and Rev'it Horizon Pants to replace my ageing winter gear in December of 2012. Since then, I've used the gear daily while commuting in and out of NYC (approximately 9 weeks, and 4,000 miles).
I visited RevZilla with these specific requests for the new gear:
Waterproof on the outside, not some silly removable waterproof liner.
Pants with the armour in the correct place, and snug enough that the armour did not move about.
A jacket that did not ride up when I sat on the motorcycle.
Overall the Horizon jacket has proved to be excellent. The most outstanding aspect of the jacket is that it is waterproof, and waterproof! Between the Hydratex shell, and the front storm flap, I have yet to experience any leaking, be it rain, sleet, or snow during my daily commute.
The Horizon is neither a heavy nor a bulky jacket. With the thermal liner installed it tends to be snug, and form-fitting (I wear it over a thermal base layer) which I think is a benefit. Less bulk means the Knox armour stays in place, yet I still have the freedom of motion necessary to operate the motorcycle. This is my first Hi-Viz jacket, and I'm sure I'll be purchasing Hi-Viz gear again whenever it's an option, it's great!!!
The ability of the thermal liner to insulate at temperatures below 35 degrees is marginal, currently I don a micro-fleece over my base layer, and that combination is good to around 14 degrees (though the micro-fleece does increase the bulk factor). Perhaps the original plan for a thermal liner of exkin should be revisited by Rev'it.
The Velcro on the sleeve cuffs is beginning to lose it's ability to remain closed. Unfortunately this is a problem I've experienced with other Rev'it products.
The collar is abrasive to the neck area, perhaps a softer material would be more comfortable.
The collar could be a bit taller around the back to prevent cold air drafts from entering under the helmet.
The hand warmer pockets should have some means for closing, or just lose them all together.
The back pocket appears to have limited usefulness, dispense with it also.
Improve the insulation quality of the thermal liner.
Improve the quality of the Velcro.
I think with a little more attention to the usefulness of the Horizon jacket, Rev'it could go from a very good product to an outstanding product. Regardless, I really like my Rev'it Horizon jacket and pants combination, and do recommend them whenever someone asks.
February 16, 2013