REV'IT! Liquid Cooling Vest
It really works!
I was doubtful about this product since I have fairly high humidity, but pulled the trigger on one this year. Have been finishing out my rides this summer in the low 90s and had yet to use it cause did not see the need. Well, the 100s have finally arrived, so I tried it today.
Left the house around 85F and noticed it was really cool and I was digging it, eventually it settled into a kind of swamp feeling but really kept me from overheating. When I returned home 2.5hrs later it was 96F at 104F heat index, I was cooked, but I enjoyed the ride more than I would have without it for sure.
I definitely recommend this vest, I used it under a mesh jacket over a dri-fit shirt like most others on here. Next time I am going to take a break after about an hour and resoak it, seems to work best when it is fully soaked.
August 8, 2014
This product worked very well.
I wore this vest over a dry fit shirt and under a jacket that has mesh vents front and back and it kept me cool when the temperature was 37 C. I ride a Burgman 650 so there not much air flow hitting the jacket. I would imagine that if you wore this vest with a full mesh jacket on a bike with a smaller wind screen it would be even more effective. I normally order XL but after reading the other reviews I ordered a XXL and it fits great. It is important that the fit is snug in order to get good heat transfer and since the side panels stretch it is possible that the XL would also have been a good fit. I gave an average rating for protection and durability because it is not really designed for protection and I will not know until I have used it for several years how durable it is.
August 4, 2014
Quality product, performs well and looks great alone
I chose Rev-It because I recognize this brand as having the highest quality. (My spouse wears Rev-It jacket and pants). Even with a mesh jacket I have problems keeping cool with temps in the 80's. Under my three-season jacket I wore this vest for the first time (over a CoolMax tee) on a recent moto trip through New Mexico and Colorado. Temps were in the 90-100 range and I was very glad to have this vest. It's not like air conditioning but it does assist your body in maintaining a tolerable temp. It holds an amazing amount of water. I won't ride in the heat without it now. I kept it on while off the bike at restaurants and it looks great. I have a 45 in chest and the XXL fit snugly-the way you want it. Wish it came in tall, but the fit was quite acceptable. This is a "tailored fit" vest..I don't think the loose vest-type products would work as well. Overall very pleased with the quality, fit and performance.
July 28, 2014
I live in Las Vegas and drive to Grand Canyon every three weeks. With the temps over 105 this vest does a very good job of keeping me cool. I took a road trip to Texas from Las Vegas, The vest works great. Let it soak put it on under a good mesh jacket and you will be cool for about 2 hours.
July 3, 2014
Not what I expected for the price
- It does lower the temperature slightly but not something to be impressed.
- I'm 6' tall, 172 lbs, chest 39. Ordered a medium and it fits ok, but the large would be better. The side zipper comes undone after a few minutes #I guess wouldnt happen if I had ordered size L#.
- The shirt under the vest gets a little wet, however, nothing to worry about.
- Its price is too high for the benefits of the vest #IMO#
April 28, 2014
Great fit. Keeps you cool
I like how this fits. It is snug against you which helps to keep you cool. I have used other loose fitting cool vests and they don't keep you cool. It is light weight as well.
November 4, 2013
It will save you from the heat!
I ride ALL summer and there are some days that the temperature is in the double digits. It's not rare to have my ambient temperature gauge hit 105…and…on black asphalt it has hit 110. I wear the jacket under an AIRWAVE JACKET and over my T shirt. It will last about two hours that way. If you expose it to full force wind it will go dry in less time…for sure. Riding long distances in killer heat is much easier with this jacket.
October 28, 2013
Better than I thought
I've tried several summer products for the central California Summers but this is my favorite so far. The cooling properties are excellent, it doesn't have to soak for a long time and I stay surprisingly dry. The fit seems true to size. I'm built like a fire plug so an XL fit me well
October 7, 2013