REV'IT! Levante Jacket
Very nice 2-3 Season Jacket
Bang for the Buck - Rev'it is a premium brand and you end up paying a bit more for the name - that said, this is a really well made jacket - the included liner is thick and waterproof, the stitching on the jacket is top notch, the cut is european and looks fantastic.
Style - European, slim with lots of strait lines. If you like this sort of cut, this jacket will be a gem. Only complaint is that Rev'it doesn't use a standard color pallet for their line of products - which means this jacket does not match my Sand 2 pants from the same manufacturer, even though from the internet they look identical...
Comfort - Ok my only issue here is the zipper. On another jacket I own I have a dual zip front zipper which allows me to fan out the lower section of the jacket. With longer jackets like this the dual zip helps to prevent the jacket from getting bunched up in the chest and shoulders when in the riding position. This jacket has a one way zipper which means that it can bunch up on people with shorter torso's (like me).
Protection and Durability - I give this a 5 star for Durability. This jacket is built to last! As for protection, there is a lot of potential here but unfortunately this jacket does not include a back protector! Keep that in mind while shopping for a jacket of this type.
Air Flow - Excellent! The design allows ample airflow over the forearms, arms, and chest areas (assuming you don't have a massive windscreen or fairing which inhibits airflow). The silver / white jacket has the added bonus of not getting overly hot when stopped at lights or heavy traffic.
Features - great front pocket design - the fold flaps on the front ensure nothing will slip out, and the hand warmer design is great - will make this a very good 3 season jacket (especially in southern hemisphere regions like Texas). The jacket supports Rev'it's cooling vest and includes an insulated waterproof liner to get you through inclement weather.
All in all, a very good jacket.
July 2, 2014
Solidly good, but not quite great
I purchased this jacket to extend the high end of my my comfortable temperature range over my tourmaster saber 3. Surprisingly, it's warmer with the liner as well. I'm not a huge fan of the velcro cuffs and I have some durability doubts, but I haven't owned it long enough to say much for sure.
Most of my riding is my 82 mile commute.
I'm 6', 205, and 42" chest. I prefer a slightly loose fit and the xl fits me well.
June 30, 2014
Really amazing jacket. Rode From Miami to NY... the longer way (blue ridge parkway) and it was awesome! Bought my gf the same jacket with the inserts, and it was very comfortable up to 90 degrees (as comfortable as you can possibly be at that temp.) and when it got cold up in the mountains we put the liners in and it was nice and warm, although I would love a little more breathability with the liner.
June 9, 2014
Excellent Mesh Jacket. Great fit.
I'm 5'8, roughly 165lbs. Wearing a RevIt Medium. I've been using my Olympia MotoX from 3 years ago for all seasons, but wanted something cooler. This feels more like a fully mesh Adventure coat. Good pockets. Liner is nice, but not a destination coat. Not a fan of the collar snap, but I can live with it.
June 8, 2014
Good 3 Season Jacket for Hot Climates
First let me mention sizing because other reviews have helped me with choosing my size. I'm 6'2", 220 lbs, 44" chest with a little bit of a belly. I ordered a Large size initially. With the liner in, it was very tight all over. Range of motion was very restricted. With the liner out, it was snug all over, almost like it was tailored with some range of motion restriction. Sleeve length and neck size were spot on. I called CS and ordered an X-Large to try against it. With the liner in it fit snug, but not too tight. With it out, it was a little loose but very comfortable. Neck was a little big now and sleeves were a little longer, but not too long. I ended up returning the Large because it would be unusable with the liner.
The liner is very bulky and changes the fit quite a bit. I bought this as a hot weather jacket, so I've only worn it without the liner so far. I ride a 20 minute commute and live in the Southeast US. The coldest so far was 58F with a short sleeve shirt. The airflow through the mesh sleeves was very apparent and it was quite a brisk ride, but not too cold. The hottest was 93F today with a short sleeve shirt. I was comfortable while I was moving and my torso was not sweaty when I finished. I wear a backpack, so the airflow through the torso was restricted some. I haven't ridden in the rain yet or with the liner, so I can't comment on those. As bulky as the liner is, I can probably stretch the jacket early in the spring and late in the fall in my area. The armor in the elbows and shoulders is very comfortable and stays in place very well. The adjuster straps on the biceps help with the fit and keeping it in place.
A couple of minor niggles. Like others I do wish the zipper pull was on the right side instead of the left side. The adjuster on the neck won't stay in a set position. Even if I set it tighter, it loosens up. At this price point, I wish it came with the back armor. I don't have the back armor yet - they were out of stock when I ordered the jacket.
June 4, 2014
Very comfortable jacket
I currently use the jacket for on/off road. The inter-layer is great for when I am riding down the road and when I get to the dirt. I have only taken a few small spills and there hasn't been any noticeable damage to the jacket. However, considering it is a mesh jacket, I may be looking for another jacket soon when I become more daring off-road.
The jacket breathes fantastic with the inter-layer out as other people complain about the heat. I managed to ride through a small pool of water and the splash of the water soaked my shirt underneath. =P
The jacket is very stylish and doesn't bunch up in the stomach area when riding. The armor is very reassuring during my rides.
TLDR - Comfortable and stylish jacket for on and off road applications (with no large spills at the moment). Fantastic for riding on the street and removing the inter-layer in the dirt for breathe-ability. Armor is reassuring for the road.
May 31, 2014
Great summer jacket
Just what I wanted in a summer mesh. Flows plenty of air . I can not rate the liner as I do not plan on wearing it . For cooler morning I wear a wind block fleecy under which is fine.
May 26, 2014
It's a keeper
I generally purchase new riding gear each season. I just like to constantly try new styles, etc. But there are a very few pieces that I keep longer. This will be one of those items.
I've become a portly 235 pounds at 6'1" tall and a size xxl fits me perfect. The extra length covers my belly and has the right look for my GS style bike.
Once again making the couple hour drive from DC to Philly to try several options on helped me make the right decision.
May 26, 2014