REV'IT! Levante Jacket
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
Just what I wanted
Lots of great features, looks awesome, fits perfect. I wanted a summer coat, and this actually transitions into the other seasons somewhat with the zip in liner. Zippers are slick, liner insertion is proper. The liner actually has color coded snaps so you don't get twists when installing it. Pockets are functional. Just get your size right and you will be happy.
August 22, 2014
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