REV'IT! Levante Jacket
Love this jacket! It is perfect for the Las Vegas area!
I have had this Jacket since July of this year and I am very satisfied with it. It is perfect for the hot weather near Las Vegas and I used it in summer but it got a little hot when the temperatures went above 90 but right now when the temperatures are in 80's and below it is just perfect! I am anticipating that it will work really well all thru Fall, Winter and Spring here and I will put in the liners when it gets colder than 60's.
October 28, 2013
My jacket No. 4… the best
I alway buy Rev,it or Dainese, by far this is my best jacket yet and the most cheapest.
October 28, 2013
Three seasons +
I road this jacket this summer over a wide range of temps from desert cold to hot to downright HOT in lower western states on return trip Mountain passes required simply put the liner back in and you are good to go assuming under armor is part of the mix once you see the snow passes on each side.
I always am pleased when someone gives their size for comparison. I am five nine, 177 lbs with a jean size of 34 30. Actual waist for you picky voters is about 38 at the middle and the size Med fits me well. I am usually a UK 50 for comparison but I allow a bit more for this jacket in case I want to push it on into later fall with an heated jacket liner. Yes that works well in the higher faster passes above 10K feet above sea level.
The fit and finish has improved across the range with Revit wear even though they are showing more and more Chinese labeling.
Durability is estimated as above average for textile as I did have a get off in an off road incident where the pants and jacket took the brunt of a muddy rough road low side with no damage to me or the garnet. That was a Sand Jacket pant combo and not this one. Luckily I have not found out how durable in a crash this particular one is but it looks to be as good or better made than the Sand series of a few years back. I did however get to test the rain ability and found it thoroughly dry in a real frog choker. Washing has been no problem either and air drying gives the best result and keeps things sized and wrinkle free for the most part.
I highly recommend this jacket and teamed up with the Tornado pants , perhaps with silk long johns when it gets late into the fall season. Safe travels.
October 24, 2013
Works great so far but not tested to the extreme yet
I got this jacket because I am moving to Dubai. I have tested it in San Diego and it works well and flows a good amount of air. I like the mesh vents on the arms. The stock back protector is trash. I spent $50 and got the SeeSoft one. I have a concern about the velcro sleeve closures and how long they will hold up. Otherwise the jacket fits great and has some adjustments to tighten it up. I like the jacket so far and I look forward to testing it in some hot weather in the desert.
September 2, 2013
I like this jacket a lot. It provides a lot of airflow through the mesh and the liner is nice and warm when you need it. The fit is also very good, I'm 6'3 with long arms and the XL fits me great. A very versatile jacket, just what I was looking for.
August 20, 2013
Very nice 3 season jacket with plenty of options! Just wore it on a 2 day trip across the North Cascade Hwy and then back across Stevens Pass in Washington State. We experienced cooler weather in the am and 90's in the afternoon and the jacket was always comfortable. I wasn't sure about the fit, so I ordered a medium and a large and the large was perfect! I think Rev' It is getting closer to US sizing now; but erring to the larger size if you're in between two sizes might be a good idea!
August 19, 2013
Great riding jacket that is versatile
I bought the silver colored Levante jacket since I wanted better visibility, airflow and protection during a long trip to the beach. The heat index was close to 100 degrees F when the humidity was taken into consideration, and the Levante was very comfortable while flowing adequate air at highway speeds.
Since this is a 3/4 length jacket, it works best with a more upright riding position. There can be some bunching up at the waist, especially since the large front pockets create a bit of bulk in that area. Cinching the waist straps and the bottom closures gives you some options to better conform the fit though.
I find it hard to stow the included zip out thermal liner in the rabbit pouch at the back of the jacket, since it is a really tight fit to stuff it all in there and get the fasteners closed. It is doable but the quilted nature of the thermal liner makes it hard to compress into this tight space.
One nice hot weather tip is to put a freezer pack or two into the rabbit pouch. I did this once with the kind of soft flexible pack you use for athletic injuries and it kept my lower back nice and cool despite the heat.
The arm length ensures plenty of coverage when in the riding position. So much so that it is difficult to glance at my wrist watch without pulling up the sleeve a bit. This is not an issue on my leather jacket which has shorter sleeves.
I have yet to test the water resistant features of the jacket and have only worn the liner once so far. Also plan on adding the Seesoft back protector, since the included foam is pointless and blocks airflow. The Hi Visibility Connector Vest and a pair of Rev'it Tornado pants are probably in my future to add a an even higher visibility, water resistant riding solution.
August 5, 2013
Wanted a 3/4 for touring. Not too many choices with this many options at this price. Numerous adjustments to make it fit "just right". Liner comes out quickly and easily. The pockets balloon outward, so the jacket does not get tighter as you put stuff in the pockets. With an after market back protector, the jacket has a lot of substance, just they way I like it, but the weight seems to disappear once you are on the bike. With a technical shirt underneath and the venting of the jacket, I stayed cool in a 90 degree day behind a fairing. Hi -viz vest by Rev-It integrates into jacket.
July 22, 2013