REV'IT! Ignition 2 Jacket
Very well thought out jacket
It's a bit pricey for sure, but it is a fantastic jacket. It's very sharp looking and the attention to detail is impressive.
I wore this all spring and summer (Richmond, Va) in temperatures from 60F-95F. Anything above 75 it was fairly hot to sit at a stop light with but once you get moving it's really not that bad in my opinion. I just wore a T shirt under this, opened up the sleeve vents, and pulled the zipper down a few inches and I was fine. Keep in mind I also ride a naked SV650 so I get a good bit of airflow no matter what speed.
The waterproof liner is nice to have but I haven't had to use it. I just don't feel like wearing a $500 jacket in the rain.
It has a snug, aggressive race like fit that slimmer guys like myself love.
September 9, 2014
All the benefits of a leather jacket and none of the drawbacks.
I purchased this jacket with the Rokker waterproof jeans, as I wanted the stylish look of the leather jacket but without boiling in it during hot weather commuting days. This RevIt is the best solution with leather in key areas but lots of mesh in the chest, back and inside portion of the arms to permit high wind flow and prevent that sweaty hot feeling in traditional leather jackets. The rain and thermal liners are a plus on cooler and wet days and work as intended.
August 30, 2014
Good jacket. A bit pricey
Mesh provides excellent ventilation for summer. Neck collar button can be hard to snap. No spine pad or back armor. For cooler weather there are 2 liners. An actual full liner and a vest. There are two small zipper strips to attch the vest to the jacket. Be careful not to lose them. For the most part the jacket is well constructed and fuctional.
July 7, 2014
Lots of style and functionality.
Haven't ridden in cold weather yet but this jacket is great in the heat. Rode in it today at 92 degrees F and I was a little warm but not terribly so. Being able to wear leather in the summer without having a heat stroke is fantastic. With the back protector in it flows a lot less air, though I've got the old Knox TP2 set up instead of the Seesoft protector for which I'm waiting to come back in stock. Seesoft would probably flow a lot more air. Armor is comfy and unnoticeable in the riding position. Rain liner works well enough although it takes a minute to install, so if you get caught in the rain without it you will get soaked before you get it in. It's also quite warm with the rain liner in. Fantastic jacket from Revit.
June 21, 2014
Wanted a jacket that would be suitable through multiple seasons, my current cheaper jacket was too hot even in the Spring. This jacket looks badass first of all, the euro style cut and mix of textile and leather looks great, it looks like a leather jacket without feeling like one. I am a slim build and the smallest available size fits me great and for me is very comfortable. Armor conforms nicely to my frame so I don't feel bulk. As others have mentioned the back of the collar is a bit stiff and uncomfortable but maybe will break in. The two liners when they're both in cut the wind quite well and kept me warm in early Spring, presumably I'll be able to do the same in the Fall. Haven't tested the waterproof liner by itself so can't comment. Both liners can be worn independently which is cool. As a Summer jacket with no liners it flows air very well but is still a pretty heavy duty piece of gear so don't expect miracles, it's a nice option though. I like the extra pockets on the inside, very helpful. Basically this is a nice looking 3-season jacket that does what it says it will do, it is a little pricier than I think it should be but it's still value for money.
June 9, 2014
Great jacket, tight collar.
Excellent jacket overall. Looks good, functional, great protection (especially if you opt for the additional seasoft back protector). I ordered a size 54 and it fits spot on. Fit is a bit relaxed around the waist. My only complaint is that the collar is very tight and uncomfortable...and I have an average sized neck.
May 5, 2014
Nails it on all factors for me.
For a euro designed riding jacket, I have found this to be the quite versatile. Originally I was on a Harley, but I could not commit to the motor company's branded selection and style. I went into the Revzilla store and was assisted by an employee who, after discussing what I was looking for, brought me to this jacket. I wanted something that was more low key, had the benefits of leather, but also comfortable for summer weather. I love the muted Rev It logos on this jacket. The style felt right on my harley, and now on my street triple. The armor sits comfortably where it should and your arms are slightly curved to support someone who doesn't need a race style jacket. It kept me warm enough with all the layers in and a long sleeve shirt when i got stuck riding in a mid 30 degree F, at night. My only issue was that the hydratex liner was originally abrasive at the neck, but it seems to have softened up with slight wear and a wash. I'm 5'11" 195lbs and wear a size 50. The jacket can appear slightly bulgy with all the liners in but fits excellent, with some room for air to travel, when the liners are removed. The back "armor" isn't much to speak of, so I inserted the Rev'It Seesoft back protector. It is very comfortable and doesn't trap too much heat. I feel confident now that my elbows, shoulders, and back are properly protected. I also feel my money was well spent since the removable liners make this a great choice for temperate climates.
March 25, 2014
Looks and fits great
I am 6'-1" 180lbs and my regular suit jacket size is 42L which is then tailored in around the body. I went with the size 52 Ignition 2 jacket and it fits excellent. It's cut for the riding position so there is more room in the back/shoulders than the chest. I can see how sizing would be difficult for the more "robust" American shape bit I would not fault Revit for that. If you are in decent shape I would recommend going with the standard +10 for sizing. Even with the liners there is still some cold airflow in the upper arm area. It feels fine to me down into the mid 40's but I don't think I would be good if much colder.
March 20, 2014