REV'IT! Levante Jacket
Good jacket, would like more
Have worn this jacket behind a fairing down to 34 degrees and up to 84 degrees in Wisconsin. Have not ridden in the rain yet. Jacket has been warm enough, behind a fairing. Jacket fits well, a tad on the large size as compared to their sizing charts. I am 68" with a 42" chest and a 31" waist. I am disappointed that the zipper is not two-way, but I knew that before purchase. Only had the jacket a few weeks and two of the snaps that hold the liner in place have ripped out in the sleeves, disappointed in the quality. This jacket takes a size 05 back protector which fits well. Under back protector is the warmest location in the jacket, but ventilates pretty well. Solid jacket, could use method to hold the neck snap in place when open on warm days, tends to slap against the helmet intermittently.
May 22, 2016
Nice fitting jacket
I like the removable liner and the light weigh feel of thew jacket. The jacket kept me warm on a 50 degree ride with the liner in.
Liner is very easy to remove then store in rear pocket. Jacket was comfortable on a 75 degree ride, i just unzipped the vents.
Oh yes did i mention i really like the look of it on.
April 19, 2016
Great Jacket except for. . . . . !
. I love it. Problem. . Velcro no longer sticks. I have crashed in it and it still lives. Still very safe otherwise the wife would make me replace it. Yes she wears the pants. It has seen many days of rain and has kept me warm and dry. For riding in the winter as a British Columbia, it is cold. but I have enough warm jackets to go under/ over it. Great for 36-38 degree summer days. Wet t-shirt on underneath and you are lovin life.
February 12, 2016
better temperature range than i expected with the liner
5' 10", 180lbs, 40" chest, kind of a long torso for my height - medium fits perfectly. it can get a little snug around the gut and chest with the liner in and layered up but if that weren't the case, it would be too big otherwise. it is not a long jacket, goes just a few inches below the belt line. but it doesn't ride up on me while on the bike.
purchased as a general commuting jacket that would look presentable when i showed up at jobs. it looks good, definitely a nice looking jacket. i got the silver/anthracite and hopefully i can keep it fairly clean.
the mesh doesn't look like mesh, but flows air better than any summer mesh i've had before. especially around the forearm, where i tend to want it most. if you're in heavy traffic on a hot day, you're going to be hot no matter what jacket you wear, but for a summer mesh jacket, i couldn't be happier.
the armor is insubstantial. i have chosen to live with it for now as a matter of comfort and cost. if you're someone who has to have good armor, you should factor that into the cost. i usually don't snag the elbow armor while donning the jacket, but i imagine i would if i replaced it with something thicker.
in addition to the two front waist pockets, there's an internal pocket on the left. some reviewers have suggested there be more pockets, but i disagree. i don't think you can build in more pockets without compromising the air flow, and the waist pockets are big.
it's nice that the snap/button securing the neck flap is adjustable. i usually don't have too much problem securing it with gloves on providing i don't have the liner in. the felt-like material lining the neck is pretty comfy without holding heat. arm and wrist straps work well for me, along with waist and hip adjustments. there's quite a range of adjustability at the wrist, but i haven't had problems getting gloves over the cuffs.
all of that covers what i wanted out of a summer jacket. it ticks all the boxes and fits me well. the liner is, to my mind, an extra aspect that extends the usefulness of the jacket. once the temps get down into the 60s, i'm getting cold at sustained speeds above 40mph without the liner. with the liner, i've been fine down into the 40s with an additional thin layer. i'm fine with an electric vest down into the 30s, for a while at least. if you're doing serious miles in the cold though, you're going to wish you had warmer jacket. the liner is comfortable in the right temperature range. it can get a little claustrophobic around the neck with both collars in play and trying to secure the neck snap. but on the other hand, if you don't keep that area snug, you're going to get cold. there are two additional breast pockets in the liner.
as a rain liner, on a hot day you get to decide if you want to arrive at your destination with your shirt soaked with sweat or with rain. you don't want this liner next to your skin on a warm or humid day. it'll feel like a trash bag. however, i have ridden in rain in cooler temps, for about an hour, and stayed warm and dry. rolling up the liner and tucking it into the pocket over the *derriere* (tee hee) of the jacket is an option, but not my first option. it's a lot of liner, so i tend to put it in a tail-case if i want to have it with me.
February 7, 2016
nice jacket--- runs small
I am 6' 4", 220. I wear a 46 extra long suit, xlt jacket, 17.5 x 37 shirt , & 38 x36 pants. I ordered an xl, then a 2x, finally got a fit in a 3x. Nice jacket, but if you're not super skinny you will need to order 2 sizes larger than usual, especially if you are tall.
Revzilla great to work with.
January 28, 2016
handsome, well made piece. not sure about the liner.
I'm 5' 8", 170lbs and 42" chest and the large fits great.
I love the styling of the jacket. For the price its a good value, even with the Seesoft back protector added.
I wish they had only included an uninsulated liner. I've been using a "waterproof" liner from a Tourmaster mesh jacket, when I want to cut the wind. I can layer easily with my own fleece or sweater when it gets cold. The insulated liner is pretty bulky to fit in the rear pocket (or anywhere else).
Now that colder weather is coming, I'm considering a Klim shell - which if I'd gotten in the first place would have made this piece unnecessary as the Tourmaster mesh jacket without liner, actually flows air better. (I have a frogs toggs suit for rain.)
October 1, 2015
I've had a couple cheap riding jackets in the past. Most of them were junk. This jacket seems to be made by people who ride. People that know what's needed and provide exactly that.
The jacket works well beyond my expectations. Showing my sister and brother in law (who both ride) there were many "wow" moments at the innovative parts. Very good overall
September 7, 2015
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