REV'IT! Ignition 2 Jacket
Looks great, but not as weather-sturdy as advertised.
As a rider in Alaska who rides as long as there isn't snow on the ground (mid April to mid-October), the phrase "all-weather" must be taken very seriosuly. This jacket is truly wonderful for a May-to-August hot summer ride, as long as there isn't a cloud in the sky and it's daytime, but many of the manufacturers claims have been less than accurate. When I put 2,000-to-4,000 miles on my bike in a good summer month, I need my gear to work as advertised.
It is the embodiment of all the style and look that a rider desires. The mixture of leather and textile is extremely good looking and I get compliments all the time. The coat claims to be "all-weather", but I found I needed to purchase another, ACTUALLY all-weather jacket for if there was a slight chance of rain, as the nights in summertime Alaska can be as low as 45 degrees and the days as chilly as 55 degrees on a cloudy day.
If it rains at all, without a doubt I will be wet in this coat, despite its claims to being waterproof. The liners do not provide sufficient protection from wind. If you are wet and there is wind to wick away your body heat, it goes from a minor discomfort to a survival issue very quickly. The strain on the zipper from adding base and feather-down layers underneath eventually wrecked the flimsy zipper, and I had to get a heavy-duty one installed at my expense.
I very much like removable liners, pocket distribution, and ergonomics. It was definitely dedsigned by someone who rides. I would recommend this to someone on the West coast for wind protection, but never for someone like me.
December 27, 2014
Great leather & mesh mix.
Such a amazing mixture of leather and mesh. I'm 5'6" 36" chest 32" waist and 145 lbs. A 46 was almost a perfect fit. For me the sleeves were just a tad bit short but nothing to be discourage at what the rest of the jacket has to offer. Incredible look and style, quality leather at the key points with plenty of mesh. Only had a chance at riding with it in Florida's winter weather and it keeps my body surprisingly warm. Using both the windproof liner and the insulated vest with only a tanktop underneath proof more than needed. The true test will be during the summer months which I'm sure because of the leather, it won't hold up. For the price of the jacket, I would have loved to see the back armor included.
December 24, 2014
Great quality. Beautiful design.
Heavy-duty leather so the jacket is a little heavier than I thought it would be, considering part of it is mesh, but still ok. I'm 6'1", 195 lbs., 43 chest, 34 waist and the size 54 fits like a glove --- perfect. Haven't used it in the heat yet so I can't rate the venting but with all that mesh and vents in the sleeves it should be fine. Love it!
November 24, 2014
Stylish and comfortable
I am 6'1 and 200lbs with a broad shoulders and a 37 waist and got a 56, which I returned for a 54, which fits perfectly. As usual the return process with Revzilla was ridiculously easy and fast. The sizing chart says I should be a 56 or 58 so I'd say it fits large and has quite a lot of room in the stomach area.
Very comfortable jacket, and looks great. The airflow is better than I thought it would be, (I'm in Florida) and when moving, is very comfortable, even in high temperatures. I haven't had to use the waterproof or thermal lining yet, but they fit in well and look to be good quality.
Overall, very happy with the jacket, great style, fit, comfort, airflow, inserts and the stitching and finish looks top quality. I would certainly buy this jacket again, however for $500 I think at least a basic back protector should of been included.
November 13, 2014
Most versatile jacket ever!
I live in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and ride my Ducati Hypermotard 796 to work everyday. I was looking for a jacket that could deliver style and functionality and I found this to be the perfect one. It has a premium feel to it and loads of solutions that allow me to use it every day, all year round wether it is commuting or weekend riding. It has superb airflow for a leather jacket and has a style that allows you to wear it not only as a cummuter jacket with your work clothes, but also as a mean café type look with your jeans on the weekends. It has two additional layers (wind and thermal) so you can also wear it when it is a little cooler. Not sure if this would be your best winter jacket though. In terms of size, I am a 52 (Dainese) and 50 (Alpinestars) and size 50 for Revit fit me almost perfectly (just a tiny bit loose). I amin love with my jacket. Thank you Revzilla!
November 10, 2014
Best customer service
I recently lost my Ignition 2 jacket hydratex liner while in a trip to northern California. I was quite disappointed as I really like the liner. Revizella advised me to contact Rev'it and provided my with the e-mail address. Needless to say, I received a brand new liner within a week. The e-mail exchanges were also very pleasant.
Well, I have always liked Rev'it products, but after this, they have a loyal customer for life. Thank you Rev'it.
October 26, 2014
very comfortable and a good mix of materials used
The jacket fits spot on using the sizing chart. The only issue I have are the sleeves are a bit long. I can only wear short gloves with this jacket. Might be an issue with my anatomy, rather than the jacket.
September 23, 2014
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