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REV'IT! Melville Jacket
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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.


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! Men's Textile/Mesh Jacket Sizing:

Size Chest (cm) Waist (cm)
SM 86-94 76-83
MD 95-100 84-89
LG 101-106 90-95
XL 107-112 96-102
2XL 113-118 103-110
3XL 119-124 111-117
4XL 125-130 118-123
5XL 131-138 124-129
6XL 139-146 130-135

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

Click here to see the full REV'IT! Size Chart
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Black / LG 857130 8700001160100 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / MD 857129 8700001160094 Available: Expect 2-3 business days lead time prior to shipment
Black / SM 857128 8700001160087 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / XL 857131 8700001160117 Available: Expect 2-3 business days lead time prior to shipment
Black / 2XL 857132 8700001160124 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Brown / LG 857135 8700001160155 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Brown / MD 857134 8700001160148 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Brown / SM 857133 8700001160131 Out of Stock
Brown / XL 857136 8700001160162 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Brown / 2XL 857137 8700001160179 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours


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REV'IT! Melville Jacket 4.1 5 28 28
Superb Style - Good Value I have had my Rev'It Melville for 10 months. The style is impeccable. At the price point, it is certainly a terrific alternative to the high-priced waxed cotton icons such as those from Belstaff and Barbour. There are a few quirks however that should be noted. First, as others have mentioned, the material does not feel like waxed cotton. It looks, feels and smells like a synthetic material. I had to read the label to verify that it is indeed cotton. I still have a hard time believing it. Others have mentioned short sleeves. I have average arm length (34/35" for dress shirts) and the sleeves on the Melville are the right length for a fashion jacket. But for riding, they are a little short when reaching for the bars. However there are a few mitigating factors. First, given the style of the jacket, I usually use this jacket in fall, winter and spring, when I'm using a glove with a guantlet. Thus the short sleeve doesn't bother me. This is further mitigated by my second point. There is an inner cuff that can be extended almost an inch beyond the seam line of the sleeve cuff. Look at the picture I've attached. The belt is a classic feature on this jacket. I think it is essential, given the blousy fit. I think the belt should have more holes. I use the very last one, and I am not skinny (6 ft., 215 lbs and 34" waist). I think skinnier guys would have a hard time cinching it tight enough. Also, there should be more belt loops. Mine comes out and flaps around from the wind when riding at speed. I intend to attach a snap to the end of the belt to secure it to itself. Now I'm using a small binder clip. Lastly, the buckle is seems cheaply made, but it works fine. A buckle-wrap like Belstaff employs to keep the buckle from scratching paint would be a nice added touch. So far, I focused on some of the things I would change for this jacket, but haven't mentioned just how much I like it. It certainly delivers on the looks. One of my bikes is a modern-classic Triumph, and the Melville is my go-to jacket. It is very warm, too. I am very comfortable down to 50F (below that I switch to heated gear). It is also quite good in the rain. Overall I am very pleased with the Melville jacket. October 13, 2015
Style and function My wife bought me this jacket for my birthday last year. I haven't noticed the fitment problem other reviewers have mentioned. I commute in AZ on a cafe racer style Moto Guzzi with pretty aggressive clipons. I can get me down to 45F with the liner, and I rode home this afternoon at 104F. Not too shabby. September 30, 2015
Horrible Fit The person who designed this jacket has never sat on a motorcycle. The sleeves are way way way too short and the shoulders are way to constrictive. The medium and large are pretty similar both tight round the shoulders and short arms. The large is just better if you have a fat guts. so if you have wide shoulders and long arms but you are slim like me the fit is horrible. Apart from that its a great jacket. July 3, 2015
fit is a bit weird Overall a pretty nice jacket. It would be nice if it had a little more ventilation for warm days, but it's not very thick so it doesn't matter to much. It also fits pretty tight in the shoulders and pretty loose around the waist, at least for my build. I think an extra loop or two in the belt might fix that though. May 11, 2015
Optional Back protector Firstly this jacket is great. The style, the fit, the accessories (pockets, liner, etc.) are all amazing. My only concern is the Knox back protector they said would fit... Doesn't. I bought one to have more protection but it didn't fit right away, I had to put some elbow grease into it for it to go in the designated area. Other than that, I love the jacket! April 11, 2015
Great for on/off the bike The arms are a little short but nothing a glove can't cover. The waxed cotton almost has a plastic feel and a leatherish look. Lot's of pockets. The product fits tight with the liner but not uncomfortable. Perfect for wearing in rainy and cold weather. It looks really nice and the protectors cannot be seen from the outside. April 8, 2015
Great jacket- just not functional I'd held off on purchasing other "fashionable" waxed cotton jackets in hopes of finding something purpose-built for riding with modest protection. BINGO- REV'IT . Ordered XL size based on fitment recommendations. Size L fits me comfortably for most outerwear. I ordered XL anticipating some layering for cold weather. Me: 6' , 185#, 42" chest, 71" armspan finger tips to finger tips Bikes: Ducati S2R, Guzzi 1200s, MV Augusta Brutale - none of which have aggressive forward riding position, and are fairly upright. Likes: Classic styling & ample pockets Weather protection of waxed cotton Cold weather lining - zip in / zip out Dislikes: Sleeves- NOT canted forward for riding. Deal breaker! Snaps- light-weight sharp edges. Buckle- thin/stamped. not robust. lightweight belt- no heft. Zipper- one-way. Jacket bunches up below the waist when in riding position. Temps in the 30's / 40's today would've been the perfect test for this jacket, but it never made it out of the house. Sleeve length is much too short for my frame. Cuffs were near mid-forearm with elbows slightly raised. Wearing a t-shirt and light-weight micro-fleece pullover the sleeves were tight with the jacket liner in place. Sleeves are in no way canted forward. Even in a modest upright position with arms forward, the jacket was VERY constrictive through the shoulders. It's quite a handsome jacket walking around. Just don't reach for anything. Movement is poor, and it did not - at least for me - facilitate a comfortable riding position on a naked standard bike. March 28, 2015
Great on or off the bike Mainly a commuter so I'm using this in the wet or cold in the Pacific Northwest. I'm comfortable just wearing a t-shirt under the jacket and liner when the temps around 50 and below. In the rain it's great. Water doesn't get through and it keeps me warm. It doesn't allow much airflow which is good for that kind of weather. I don't like giant brands posted on my clothes so it's a nice subtle jacket if you don't like the Power Ranger look. Fit is a little small if you're a wide guy. I'm 5'8" and 220, so it's hard to get proper sized gear. The XL is a bit snug on my shoulders but other than that it's a perfect fit. Perfect jacket for everyday riding in wet or cold weather. March 21, 2015
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REV'IT! Melville Jacket
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
George A: I really thought the presentation was comprehensive and well done.

Aug 27, 2015
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 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: 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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Mario RStaff: 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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Wishal R asked: What would the abrasion resistance on this one be compared to a D600 textile? Is there anything one can do to beef up the abrasion/slide resistance on it? Jun 1, 2015
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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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With the REV'IT! Mellville Jacket there's not gonna be any surprises in the cut, more of a European but standard type cut here from REV'IT. Now when we think about the positioning of the Melville, it's that classic design, the outer shell actually is waxed cotton. But the interior has a non-removable, HydroTex lining for waterproof breathability.

This style is a very classic motorcycle riding style, and the exterior being waxed cotton really gives it that feel as well as that look in the way that it hangs on your body and that throwback style. Four main pockets, they're water resistant not waterproof and very subtle branding here from REV'IT. Two colors available. There's the black. There's also that olive brown color as well. We're using snaps wherever we can here on the Melville, up near the collar, these snaps all the way down. We do have YKK zippers throughout. High-quality materials.

The nice part about this jacket if we look at the Mellville jacket, it's hard to tell that it incorporates armor. Knox CE-rated armor in the shoulders as well as the elbows. You can always upgrade the back as well. Now breaking it down, you're gonna see when I open it up rain gutter construction, big YKK Vislon zipper that goes down. This is actually from REVIT. This is removable. It is a keychain that comes with it. But notice the big zipper pull, a few subtle yellow elements that just add some flavor to it, and if we open it up, high quality, quilted thermal liner.

Now the Melville's gonna be a step up from the Brera in the new REV'IT City Urban line, but from here you'd really step into something like the Spectrum which becomes more of a technical touring coat. So from this city inspired, urban look the Melville is the top of the line. The thermal also has a collar on it, and if we look past it, you're gonna see the silver behind it is that HydroTex G-liner. And then we have fully functioning pockets on the inside as well. You also have cinches down here along the waistline to really ratchet it down.

There are clean lines that come down along the shoulders. You can see that major belt that comes around right along the mid-section to cinch it in and give it that classic look. Turn backwards for me. The only REV'IT branding here besides the subtle REV'IT embossing on the snaps is gonna be on this anthracite reflective panel on the back of the collar. It does say REV'IT but again, for this type of rider, this is a great looking jacket on or off the bike. And that's really what it's designed to do.

So remember, two colorways, touring cut here, no surprises.