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REV'IT! Melville Jacket

What do you get when you mix the timeless design of a classic wax jacket with modern technology? The Melville jacket. Don't let the outer shell fool you: the Melville is fully equipped for riding. It is 100% waterproof, windproof, and warm. It is also versatile, featuring a thermal liner with thermo collar that can be easily removed for warmer days in the city. The back pocket can accommodate the KNOX Advance X back protector (available as an upgrade), whereas the CE level protectors at shoulders and elbows are made by KNOX Lite. 


  • Outer Shell: Wax coated cotton twill
  • Insulation: Detachable thermal liner
  • Waterproofing: Hydratex | mesh G-liner (5000mm H2O)
  • Breathability: Hydratex | mesh G-liner (5000g/m2/24hrs)
  • Composition: Outer shell: 100% cotton
  • Lining: 100% polyester
  • Thermal Liner: 100% polyester (insulation 100% polyester)
  • Protection:
  • Visibility: Reflection at collar


  • Fit: City fit, regular
  • Adjustability: Adjustment tabs at collar and cuffs, waist belt, adjustment drawcord at hips
  • Pockets: Stash pockets, hand warmer pockets, inner pockets

Please Note: Jacket featured in video is a pre-production model and varies slightly from the Melville images and description, which are accurate.

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REV'IT! Melville Jacket 4.2 5 20 20
Nice and different jacket It is good jacket, but I was hoping the brown was more dark and slightly reddish. The wax cotton is also different. I'm assuming the wax is synthetic, thus the confusion of some buyers questioning that it is plastic. I would also suggest that you buy the back protector, since it does not come with one, which does not make sense to me. February 16, 2015
Really Nice Classic Jacket with Real World Protection So far I'm really pleased with this jacket. It's warm, windproof and looks like a regular coat. Other reviews have said it, but aside from the small Rev'It logo on the back of the collar, you'd never know this was a motorcycle jacket. I've been wearing it out even when I'm not on the bike and don't feel out of place. The waxed cotton has a rubberized feel to it and I'm kind of curious to see how it will break in. Although I haven't tested it yet, I don't doubt the water resistance a bit. The whole jacket is a slimmer cut than it might appear in the video. I'm 5'9" (1.75m) / 180lbs (82kg) and a large fits just right. With the liner in, the sleeves feel snug, but not constricting. I've been wearing this jacket on short rides back and forth to work in the 30's and been comfortable. December 8, 2014
Not for Power Rangers I'm 6'-2", 180 lbs. Very long arms. Jacket size- XL. This jacket does not look like a motorcycle jacket, even with the armor the pads are still pretty low profile. This is good, for me, because I am afraid of being caught looking like a motorcyclist, and since I spent winter jacket money on the motorcycle jacket, I can now have both. The "waxed-cotton," or whatever it really is, is very windproof and waterproof- The first three days of wearing this thing I was caught in the rain for about 1hr a day. It kept me dry and warm. It's very comfortable, and I think all of the rain helped it break in a little. Since I have gorilla arms, the sleeves are just a little bit short when riding (BMW R75/6 with "American handlebars"), but that's just me. TOP SECRET- the tags that come with the jacket have nifty diagrams of the Rev'it jackets and what kind of riding style/motorbike the fitments are cut for and, get this, the Melville has a picture of a person on a Vespa-like scooter. But I didn't let that hurt my masculine motor-man pride, because after all, this is advertised as an "urban" style jacket, and does in fact have a mellow appearance for a protective piece of equipment, and since it is a strong throwback to the 70's Belstaff, forget that scooter diagram. There are lots of pockets, the zippers are good, the liner zips out easy and is warm, the main zipper is very strong, and the snaps are good quality. The belt, like everyone else said does feel a little chincy, but I chose to remove it anyhow as buckling a belt every time I unzip the jacket would be an extra step for fashion I am not willing to take. The fit is a little slim, so get a size up. Overall, this thing feels solid and looks great. Judging by the feel of the material and hardware, I feel good about this thing lasting a while and look forward to breaking it in and riding many miles into the future of motorcycle adventure. Yes, I recommend it. November 6, 2014
Melville,amazing jacket by REV'IT! fantastic jacket for a urban style , confertable very good for summer and winter . lots of storage and fantastic fit . October 27, 2014
awesome jacket Awesome jacket! The removable liner keeps you super warm, this jacket is all around amazing. I recommend this jacket not only for brisk rainy motorcycle cruse, but also for just going out on a cold/wet, day/evening. my only dislike is the collar of the jacket being stiff but with time im sure it will brake in nice A+ on this jacket October 20, 2014
classic style, modern protection I get compliments everywhere, looks like a belstaff jacket but offers better protection September 16, 2014
Great style and functionality Man. I really like this jacket. It doesn't squeak as bad as my leather jackets. You can wear it out on the town and not look like you're trying to prove something as with an old school Brando style rocker jacket, but it looks right at home with my Ducati too. I like the weight. I like the style. I like the feel of the waxed cotton. The liner zips out super easy. I wear a hoody with it most of the time to punk it up a little. My only complaint is the lack of stretch gusseting in the shoulders. My Duc has clip ons and the sport riding position has the jacket cutting into my shoulders a tad on the front. The jacket would be 5-star all around if it weren't for this little oversight. Might not be a problem for a more upright position, but I could use a little more room. Overall great buy though! I'm stoked. June 2, 2014
Exactly what I was looking for. This is a great jacket for casual everyday commuter riding. It's definitely not a technical piece, but it's not meant to be. The Knox CE Lite armor is low-profile enough that you can wear this jacket as a casual piece without really needing to remove the armor. And the jacket looks nice enough that you can wear it casually. It fits well for layering. I thought I'd have to get a medium to layer a hoodie or sweater under it. But a layer underneath is great with the liner out, perhaps a bit snug with the liner in (in the SF bay area, it makes more sense to have an insulation layer that you can keep on under the jacket rather than just one heavy layer). I've only ridden it in one major downpour, and it kept me perfectly dry. I had a hard time believing that the jacket is actually (waxed) cotton! It even feels like a softer but strong high quality water resistant nylon. I've only got 2 nits to pick. Rev'It (and pretty much every MC jacket manufacturer) has kinda missed the boat on not making the zips on the inner liner reverse matched so that it can be worn as a separate lightweight insulating layer. Some outdoor gear manufacturers do this and it makes so much sense! Secondly, I think elastic knit cuffs inside the sleeves would be ideal. Hopefully I'll remember to update this review as the jacket ages as I plan on putting this jacket through its paces. March 29, 2014
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REV'IT! Melville Jacket
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Thomas B: It has very good looks, good reviews, and solves my cold weather riding issue. Jan 25, 2015
Michael T: classic styling, modern technology, and a way better price point than Belstaff. It's an easy choice! I'm stoked to get this and to put some miles behind me. Oct 22, 2014
Ty R: Looking for a decent motorcycle jacket with armor that I could wear to work without looking like a storm troope Sep 27, 2014
Ken C: Looking for a city jacket that doesn't look too "motorcyclie" to add to my collection. Aug 9, 2014
Fernando N: I love the classic look, but the fabric looks a little stiff. Mar 14, 2014
santiago p: really high quality jacket, perfect for every situation Sep 29, 2013
Joshua E: Classic style finally gets modern armor. Aug 19, 2013
A shopper asked: Is the belt removable like on the Oxford? Love the jacket, not the belt. Mar 31, 2014
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"" ": Yes it is but why would you want to cause it's part of the style. I bought this jacket to replace a 1970s Belstaff . When I didn't want to use the belt I would clasp it behind the coat. You can still buy the Belstaff belt. Mar 31, 2014
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Harout D: Yes it is.
I have both the Melville and Oxford. They look and function the same way. The only difference between the two is the waxed cotton outer fabric on the Melville.
Mar 31, 2014
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Trace O: The belt is removable. It's a bit long. I shortened mine almost a foot. Mar 31, 2014
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Javier S: Yes, it is. but remember that the jacket has the belt loops attached. Mar 31, 2014
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Bruno D: Yes Mar 31, 2014
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A shopper asked: I am guessing by the design of the snaps and zipper, this would not be the jacket for a cafe racer with clipons or clubman bars? Seems they would scratch the tank in that sport style position. A shame if so, as it really is a beautiful jacket and offers the features I require. Jan 6, 2014
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Michael C: Most likely not the case. Lower snaps are coated to protect. I suppose if you're chest is always on the tank, perhaps. This jacket did not work for me. The issue is that if you have clip-on bars the sleeves are too short when you're in that position. At least for me, anyway. Upright riders will love this jacket. But If you have clip-on bars or in any way your riding position is such that your hands are out and down, be prepared for exposed wrists. Jan 6, 2014
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Jeff W: I love this jacket! However, I would agree that it is probably not the best fit for a real sport style position. Works great on my R1200 R though.

PS The Knox back insert does not fit either. The Rev Zilla guys confirmed this.
Jan 6, 2014
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David T: The buttons don't really stick out to far. I myself like to lay on my tank from time to time and I haven't had any scratches.

Now if your rubbing yourself on your tank...
Jan 6, 2014
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Bruno D: For me it's not a jacket for a cafe racer motorcycle Jan 10, 2014
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Juan G asked: Hi, I looked at the video and found out that the model on it is a little different from the model on the photos, the zipper under the chest pocket is gone and the belt mechanism is different.
Would like to know which model are you shipping at this time?

Apr 16, 2014
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Harout D: My jacket looks line the one in the picture with no zipper under the chest pocket.
As a recommendation, check out the Oxford jacket as well. It's identical to the Melville except for the matte fabric finish compared to the shiny waxed cotton on the Melville.
May 1, 2014
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Alex Q: Juan G-

Then version you will receive is the one pictured. The jacket in the video is a pre-production model.
May 1, 2014
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A shopper asked: How often must the jacket be treated to remain waterproof? Sep 24, 2012
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RevZilla: Technically, the built-in Hydratex liner provides the waterproofing for the REV'IT! Melville Jacket, so additional wax treatments are not required.

The waxed cotton outer shell does aid in water repellency, but it is mainly used for its aesthetic value.

If you wanted, you could apply a coating of Martexin wax once a year, prior to the rainy season. However, it is best advised to allow the jacket to break in naturally.
Sep 26, 2012
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SimonL: Not ever.
The exterior of the inner jacket behind the mesh is constructed of a plastic/rubber compound that sheds water like a duck. The inner jacket is very stylish and can be worn on its own as a destination jacket.
Sep 25, 2012
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Christopher E asked: Is the belt removable like on the Oxford? I love the jacket, but not the belt. Mar 31, 2014
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BruteZillaStaff: This answer was provided to us by a customer that wasn't able to post the answer personally "The Rev'it Melville coat has a belt that can be used as a belt or removed, or tied off in back out of the way. I hope this helps. I think the jacket works great in all but the hottest summer climate." Apr 1, 2014
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karim a asked: Hey guys I am getting the Melville jacket size XL I want to get the seesoft back protection what size and style should It be ? Sep 13, 2013
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David T: KN 106 would be the size you need. Sep 15, 2013
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A shopper asked: Is this jacket discontinued? Apr 5, 2013
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RevZilla: To our understanding, the REV'IT! Melville Jacket has not been discontinued. Apr 11, 2013
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A shopper asked: Is the "Brown" color option more of an olive green like the Brera, or ladies version? Jan 4, 2013
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RevZilla: The Brown version of REV'IT! Melville Jacket is more of a Tobacco color. It's similar to the Tobacco Roland Sands Ronin Leather Jacket, but slightly darker. Jan 7, 2013
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A shopper asked: The Jacket in the video has different features then the one pictured in the images for the Melville - most noticeably the belt and a large front zippered pocket. Which jacket will I get if I order it - the one pictured or the one in the video?

Thanks guys, love Revzilla!
Oct 27, 2012
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RevZilla: The jacket featured in the video is a pre-production model and varies slightly from the Melville images and description, which are accurate. Nov 1, 2012
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A shopper asked: Hello,

I'm a fairly thin, tall guy who normally fits euro sizing quite well. However, in the video you mention that this coat is more of an American sizing.

Being 6-2", 41" chest and 195lbs, which size should I look for?
Oct 14, 2012
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spuder: I am 6 feet with a 44 inch chest, and 205 pounds and I went with the XL. It fits well, but I like a little snug to a little loose. This is definitely loose on me. I'd go for the L with Tall. (Note they don't have all the colors in the tall options). Oct 15, 2012
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A shopper asked: The jacket in the video review has a zipper pocket under the left chest pocket and has an attached belt.
The jacket in the photos does not have a zipper pocket and has a detached belt. Which is correct?
Sep 24, 2012
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RevZilla: The Melville in the video was a pre-production model. The still image is an accurate photo of the post-production model, so no zipper and detached belt. Sep 26, 2012
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A shopper asked: Is this product actually abrasion resistant or is it just providing protection to the armored areas? Aug 20, 2014
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A shopper asked: I have purchased the brown Melville and although i like all the features the colour isn't as dark as what I expected, is there any way of making it darker? C.P. Aug 18, 2014
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A shopper asked: I'm looking to get either the Melville or the Oxford. Is the sizing, fit, and length the same as the Oxford? The Melville looks longer but I cant tell if that's just the way the pictures present them. Or are they basically the same exact jacket minus the wax on the Oxford? Dec 3, 2013
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Anuj P: I have not had experience with the Oxford .. but seems like they are exactly the same size. I actually wished Melville was just a tiny bit longer for that vintage Barbour Jacket look .. never thought that it was long .. just my opinion .. im 6'0'' exact though. Dec 11, 2013
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gabriel g: It is an excellent jacket for cold weather, I do not know the oxford. The melville is a long jacket. Use with a temperature range of 4 to 15 degrees Celsius, and no problem. I recommend it to you. Dec 4, 2013
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Harout D: I have both. They are identical except for the outer material. One is waxed cotton, the other waterproof textile. The sizing is identical as well. Jan 26, 2014
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James V: I contend they are identical with the exception of the fabric exterior wax-like coating on the Melville. In my opinion the Melville makes more sense for fall, winter, spring. Dec 3, 2013
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We highly recommend finding a cloth tape measure and taking the time to take these measurements.  REV'IT! sizes will not necessarily correlate with fitment in other brands.

  • Chestwidth: Measure from under/top of armpit cross chest to under/top of other armpit, then across back to first armpit
  • Waist: Measure at the hourglass of your torso, (circumference measured at your belly button)
  • Hips: pelvic bone to pelvic bone, the widest part of your hips below the waist
  • Inseam: from crotch to big ankle bone
  • Outseam: from waist to big ankle bone

REV'IT! Unisex Jacket Sizing

Size Chest (in) Ladies REV'IT! Size Mens REV'IT! Size Height
2XS 30-32 32/34 4'9" - 5'1"
XS 32-34 36/38 4'9" - 5'1"
SM 34-37 38/40 -/46 5'1" - 5'6"
MD 37-39 40/44 46/48 5'3" - 5'9"
LG 39-41 44/46 50/52 5'7" - 6'1"
XL 41-44 46/48 54/56 5'9" - 6'1"
2XL 44-46 50/- 58/60 5'9" - 6'1"
3XL 46-48 60/62 5'9" - 6'6"
4XL 48-50 62/64 5'9" - 6'6"
5XL 51-53 64/66 5'9" - 6'6"
6XL 54-56 66/68 5'9" - 6'6"

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

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