REV'IT! Melville Jacket
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.
Classic styling & ample pockets
Weather protection of waxed cotton
Cold weather lining - zip in / zip out
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
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