REV'IT! Levante Jacket
Another Great Product from Rev'it
This Jacket arrive on Thursday night and immediately the fit was spot on based on the Revzilla sizing chart. I enjoyed the looked and color scheme of the silver jacket since I am not into high viz or wearing black. Friday I decided to run this jacket for an impromptu 1900 mile trip from Midland, TX to Fort Worth, Fort Davis, El Paso, and back to Midland. During this ride the temperatures went from over 100 degs riding in the desert to 60 degs in a thunderstorm. This jacket held up well and kept me very comfortable through the whole trip. I highly recommend this jacket for this looking for a multi-season jacket.
August 24, 2015
i enjoy the jacket very much. big front pockets are very useful, good airflow and good protection from cold and rain. high quality and it feels like it's going to last for years.
the jacket is long, almost covering the pockets of my jeans. and a lack of a small chest pocket for the papers is a little annoying
August 5, 2015
Great all round Touring Jacket
Added the additional back protector and even still the overall price for what you get is pretty good.
I took a long trip to Northern Arizona which included camping and touring, this jacket and the liner were always comfortable.
At the higher elevations and cooler temps the jacket was fantastic with the liner in at keeping me warm and dry while riding in light rain from temps around 40F-75F.
At lower elevations with the liner out, it flowed well enough to keep me comfortable in the heat from 75F-101F.
The fit was a little off, I had to buy the right size to fit my chest, but then the arms were a bit baggie. I was able to adjust and keep the protection where it needed to be, but the overlap on the cuff velcro seemed excessive.
Other than that it is a really nice jacket and is a huge bang for your buck given its price point. Affordable, safe, and comfortable.
August 1, 2015
Very good air flow, tight fit with liner, questionable construction
Rider: 6'2", 185 lbs, in shape.
Bought L and XL. Ended up sending back the L as it got a little tight in the shoulders and back when one lifts their arms with the liner in. This surprised me as the model in the product video seems like quite a big fellow and he was wearing a size large.
Immediately took this jacket on a cross country trip - excellent air flow. That being said, if you're in Nevada in 115 degree heat, it'll still be hot but that's not the jacket's fault. The liner is also great when it rains or when it gets cooler. Riding in the evening through Colorado I definitely had wished I had pulled over earlier to put the liner in as the air flow was very good. I appreciate the back pocket for the liner though I'm not sure it's large enough. If you roll up the liner and fit in there's quite a huge bump in the jacket.
The Seesoft RV (size 05 for L/XL) back protector is a MUST. Feels great and didn't feel out of place or bulky at all. Kind of just wish it already came pre-installed.
I'm not a fan of the velcro straps at the wrists - not sure how long that will last. With that said, I already noticed some stitching from the velcro to the one of the front pockets coming undone. Another quality issue I found was that in the L size there was a liner sleeve loop strap missing to lock the liner in...quite shoddy, imo.
Don't get me wrong, for the price, I'd definitely buy this jacket again. It actually also looks pretty good - not as good looking as their "city" collection but it still looks good for a moto jacket.
July 7, 2015
Looks good, feels good, great features
My wife said I looked like a hot race car driver ;-) So thats a good start!
I wish it came with the back protection included, as everywhere is back-ordered on it and I'm waiting for mine still a month later.
Fit is excellent I'm 220 6' bought size XL. Just wearing outer jacket so far on 80-90 deg days in Cali, and its fine so far. Over 95 it gets hot, but over 95 your hot even in a T-shirt.
Elbow protection seems to stay in place fine. Material feels super heavy duty.
It never gets THAT cold in SoCal so I plan on riding this year round.
July 6, 2015
Nice airflow, great styling
I bought this jacket based on a review of a buyer in Las Vegas. Since I am in the desert and deal with 100 degree day, good air flow was a must. This jacket is excellent with nice ventilation and the styling is superb. The fit is right on. I am 6'1", 210 pounds and the large fits nice. The inside liner is good from 55-75 degrees. On the con side, it doesn't have a gadget pocket near the zipper for a cell phone. The zipper on left side is awkward. It doesn't come with back protection so that is extra expense. The seefoam protector is thick so it is warm and bulky. I separated some of the panels to reduce the bulk. Overall, I recommend the jacket.
June 29, 2015
Great features and protection if a bit pricey.
This is my second Revit jacket, the first being an older "Dragon" model I bought from RevZilla several years ago. I was replacing a VERY old Powertrip summer vented jacket that is starting to rip here and tear there. BUT, it flows air like crazy and I loved it because there is very little branding on it and for the money it is a very good jacket. In any event, I do LIKE the Levante jacket, I just don't love it and or feel its a very good hot weather riding jacket, especially during the day. You want these types of jackets to let air flow in, this jacket because of the way it is built and constructed, doesn't allow a ton of air to flow through it. I was on a 200 mile ride in upper 80's yesterday wearing it, and when I tell you I was soaked, I was SOAKED! I wear an XL in my Powertrip, but no way I could fit into a XL in the Revit, I had to go to XXL and the jacket is now a bit big for me .Also Revit decided to stop offering any spine protection (even the cheap foam pad) in this jacket. I HAD to buy a spine protector so I bought the Revit Cee sport protector which is rather pricey as well. I think the Levante is a great spring or a fall riding jacket, MAYBE a nice summer day that isn't over 80 degrees, but forget a real hot, humid day, you are going to BAKE.One of the snaps in the liner are installed reversed which doesn't let the arm sit correctly in the sleeve, so Revit is sending me a new liner, they have great customer service. I paid almost the same money for my Dragon jacket 2-3 years ago, its a great winter, fall and cold spring jacket, I love it actually. No complaints with the Dragon, but the Levante at its current price point is a bit of a let down. I wish they would have included the Cee sport pad at its price point as well.
June 15, 2015
Moves very well and great adjustability
Got this jacket around January for the Texas summer.
Riding with the waterproof liner inserted proved that the jacket keeps my torso warm at (+\-) 32F and with moderate rain kept me dry at hi way speeds. The jacket is a bit tight with the liner installed how ever once worn and after several minutes the liner will "deflate" and feel more comfortable. Without the liner the jacket wears perfectly. Rode it in low 90's and the air flow is very good.
I would add a couple of chest pockets to the exterior of the unit.
Issue: in April my left pocket started becoming undone and I most say I did not like that. Own a speedy jacket of the same concept that has never failed in ten years. Revilla toke care of the issue to my satisfaction however I feel that the turnover time could have been faster and I will never stay without back up protection again. I hope that revit will learn from my issue and reinforce the seems that patch the outer front pockets to the frame.
Bottom line: this is my first revit product and I love the way it wears, moves and feels on the bike however the pocket failure concerns me and as much as I like it, and intend to use it till its end I feel that this reliability issue would have not happen with the Italian products.
May 11, 2015