REV'IT! Legacy GTX Jacket
Absolutely Amazing Jacket
I got this jacket when it was on sale with about 50% off and I think that was the smartest purchase I've ever made.
The jacket is very comfortable and a little warm. Where I live it rains a lot and this Jacket feels comfortable when puting it on when it's dry or when it's wet(on the outside). The other jacket I had was horrible when wet.
The back protector need to be changed immediately. It basically comes with a piece of paper that won't protect.
Air flow is poor since the air vents don't go directly inside since it would compromise the waterproof feature.
Watch Revzillas video review, they do an amazing job talking about all the feature the jacket has.
November 25, 2013
Hice un viaje al sur de chile con ella, donde tuve lluvia, nublado y mucho sol, la chaqueta es excelente, quizas un poco pequeñas las ventilaciones pero no pasa nada de frio y el calor es soportable.
Tuve una caida y me protegió muy bien, ademas no le paso absolutamente nada.
100% recomendable, mas encima revzilla es lo mas barato que la encontré.
November 8, 2013
Warm, comfortable, waterproof and stylish jacket
I needed a new jacket and this was available on a fantastic close out deal. The fit was fine for me as I am a European and I like the quality of the construction, the fabrics used plus the GTX waterproofing. My first ride ended in a torrential downpour but I was totally dry inside the jacket. The details are great overall such as the adjustable neck closure but the internal pockets could be more plentiful and larger. The jacket is not planned for summer use which is good because it is going to be too hot above 70F. It is a great jacket for wet and cooler days and I am certain it will stand up to a lot of use.
October 16, 2013
A great jacket at a better price
I had viewed this jacket awhile back and decided that I would like one. The price was a little high so I did not purchase one. On checking back I saw it was on sale. The price was right and I bought it. I love the Gore Tex and the venting of the jacket. I have no complaints. I ordered my size and it was a little snug. Or maybe I added some extra pounds. I returned it and luckily they had the next size.
October 14, 2013
Great product, odd sizing. Small in the chest/big in the body
I initially ordered the size smaller (still a L) thinking it would fit my 5'9" 185lb athletic frame. I wear a 40R suit and my waist is a 32. I found that the arms and chest on the L was too tight/small , but the body fit well. I ordered up the XL and while the arms and chest are still snug, they work. The body however is for a fat kid. I'll fill it up during the cold days with a vest. Not sure what the Dutch are feeding themselves these days, but most Dutch I've met overseas don't fit this fit (skinny arms, fat belly. In fact, it's just the opposite). Not sure if the rest of Revit gear is similarly sized.
I bought this coat and the matching pants, along with a pair of gore tex boots from another manufacturer (also from Revzilla) as part of a winter riding suit.
Construction of the coat is mostly top notch. Single needle stitching with reinforced bar tacks on high stress areas. One thing that irks me is that they use a proprietary injected molded plastic loop for the side compression straps. If they break, it will be hard to replace/repair them (I broke the same strap attachment on the matching pants. . . frustrated).
Overall, I think this is a fantastic coat and I'm glad I got it for the fall/winter riding season in DC. It's goretex and has great shoulder and elbow protectors. Replace the back pad.
If you are broad in the shoulders (as I am), perhaps consider another coat. If you're an out of shape hipster with skinny arms, sagging shoulders and a beer belly, you should fit fine.
A hipster would never wear this coat.
October 8, 2013
Rev'it Legacy GTX
I got this jacket for winter riding. The jacket is light and very comfortable.
The jacket is a little too tight on the shoulders; if you have wide shoulders go one size up.. I normally wear Large and I had to buy the X-Large (good thing I had the chance to try it in the showroom).
The construction quality seems to be good, but I found two small issues: the first one, the collar is a bit high and can bother you a bit because is not soft (I had to wear a balaclava to diminish the friction), the second one, and this is pure cosmetic, is that the air vent zipper by the forearm does not hide and it looks not perfect while riding.. not well "hidden". This might be fixed in newer models though.
I tried it in a fairly cold day and I did not freeze which is exactly what I was looking for, I am happy about that.
Overall, a good jacket.
July 16, 2013
You get what you pay for with Motorcycle gear.
This jacket is great. It feels and looks like it is worth every penny. With the thermal liner in it's super cozy. I haven't had it long enough to get rained on so I can't speak on it's waterproofing.
And now for the nitpicking. I only gave it 3 out of 5 for comfort because the collar is more protective than ergonomic. It is stiff and jams itself under your jaw when you look down. I also get some airflow through the neck. I wear a soft scarf and it solves both problems. Also the elbow armor see saws on my elbows when the thermal liner isn't installed. After a few hours the tips of my elbows are pretty tender and soar. Not as big of an issue when the thermal liner is in.
As far as a good winter jacket? absolutely. It keeps me warm without making me clammy. It has lots of armor, and lots of storage room. The venting is easy to open and close while riding. It has a ton of reflective elements. Overall a great jacket for me.
Middle TN isn't the great white north but it can get brutally cold here. My goal is to keep riding as long as there's traction. This jacket along with the GTX pants should help me achieve that with relative comfort and protection.
November 26, 2012
It works great!
I bought this jacket for my husband last December. For his commute he was looking for a textile jacket that was waterproof, had high visibility, and good for cold weather. As his wife I added a good protection to his list. We live in North California, so weather isn't always warm even in summer. At end of last year we drove to Bodega Bay. It was raining very hard and cold, but the jacket kept him dry and warm. (Only the tips of the sleeves got wet, but he thought it's because of the way he was wearing his groves.)
The jacket a bit pricy, but I think it's worth it. It took a while for me to decide to get the jacket since there were a lot of jackets had different features, chest protections, air bag, and so on…
I also bought a SAS-TEC back protector (Size: SC-1/12), but I haven't put it to the jacket yet. However, I definitely recommend to get a good back protection.
For the size, he tried on a REVIT! textile jacket at a shop, and XL fit well even if his normal cloth size is L.
January 2, 2012