REV'IT! Liquid Cooling Vest
I've been wearing the Rev'it cooling vest for a few weeks now. I wanted to give it some time before writing a fair review. So I live in Texas. Summers here range from 98 - 110 degrees for weeks on end. Dallas has moderate humidity. Those are the test conditions.
I ordered the large. I'm 5'10", 175 lbs and a 41 inch chest. The vest fits snug as it should, but not uncomfortable in any way. See pic.
Couple of observations about this product. First, the zipper seems to not stay where it should. I often find myself having to zip back up. A little annoying.
I'm definitely not seeing the 4-6 hour cooling effect people are claiming. I soak it several times, ring it out, and then put it on before I ride every time. With temps in the 100s I can tell there is a little cooling for about 15 minutes or so. There maybe a few degrees of difference, but it's not too terribly noticeable. I've tried this at high speeds as well as low speeds.
Granted, I'm probably testing this piece of clothing to it's limit. When it's blistering hot on a big V-twin you just can't avoid the heat. Maybe in temps below 100 this vest would work better. I'm a realist and I know this isn't like AC but a swamp cooling effect. Not sure I can whole heartedly endorse this product. Perhaps throwing it in the freezer will provide better results.
In the end, I like it okay. It's not great, but I have to take advantage of every of every little piece of equipment I can get my hands on when riding, especially in this heat.
Hope this helps in your decision.
July 29, 2015
Personal Air Conditioning
I used to live in high desert... This product is fabulous. When the temp turns North of 90, put this vest on and stay comfortable.
June 29, 2015
Here in Guadalajara, Mexico mostly of the year is sunny and warm, this product is the best to enjoy Sunday's rides without the heat at the road.
February 23, 2015
Watch out with the sizing. It is smaller than the fit with Revit Jackets.
Good design, smaller fit than Revit Jackets. Zipper will give you problems coming down if the fit is smaller than it should.
December 29, 2014
Keeps you cool
I like this vest. I thought it was going to stay cooler but it does help.
December 1, 2014
can't ride without in the heat !
I had a cheaper version, it didn't do anything for me.
It was over 100 degress I put this on rode a little over 100 miles and my upper body felt like I was riding without a shirt on. I was wishing I had one for my lower extremities .
It may be pricy ,but worth every penny !
October 20, 2014
it works but the zipper is a problem.
Yes it works and I am grateful. The Zipper is an issue and I have stitched above and below it to hold it in place. I prefer to pull the vest over my head. I recommend this product.
September 8, 2014
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