REV'IT! Neptune GTX HV Jacket
Great looking, sexy jacket with some flaws.
I've owned this jacket for just over one year and a month. It's not a bad jacket, though I expected much more for the price. The velcro used on the pockets is falling apart and doesn't do its job. This was well before the one year warranty was up, though it's unlikely it would have been covered since it is called "normal wear and tear". I'm sure most of you have a cheaper jacket or piece of gear laying around that you have used and abused but the velcro is still like new. That is my case as well, but not the case with this jacket. Seems like the materials were just not up to the task of opening and closing occasionally.
The jacket itself fits well and I don't have many other complaints about it. The inner Gore-Tex rain liner has elastic around the waist and it tends to ride up above your pants and expose your lower stomach and back. The elastic is just to tight to begin with on the liner waist. You can attach the liner to Rev'it pants if you have them.
I wear it in Colorado winter and summer. No mesh gear here. Man up. Open your vents. The neck slider is kind of a gimmick and doesn't function as it is intended. It always slides to the most open position regardless of where it is left. I don't have a big neck here, folks. I returned the first jacket I had received the same day it arrived due to this. The replacement jacket was the same. Should have just returned it then. I'm less than thrilled with the durability, function and fit of this jacket for the price. I reached out to Revzilla but I'm just outta luck. (and$640)
May 12, 2016
Goodbye wet arms!
So far has kept me dry in heavy rain during my hour commute. Gortex is the only way to go if you want to stay dry. This replaced my Teknic jacket that was "waterproof." No Gortex = wet arms within 30 minutes.
I've ridden this jacket with all the liners into the low 40s with no problem. In the 30s I just wear an additional thermal and I'm ok.
My only complaint is that my forearms are a tad tight, though it seems to be fitting more comfortably now than when first purchased 3 months ago. Also it would've been nice if BOTH front pockets were waterproof instead of just one.
I am very happy so far and plan to splurge for the matching pants next fall.
January 26, 2016
Decent Jacket for the pricepoint
Bought this jacket two years ago as primarily a touring / all purpose jacket. Put on about 20k miles on this jacket in total.
I'm 6'0" about 210lbs, with a 44" chest.
Jacket I'm wearing is an XL. On the snug side with all the layers in, and fully zipped up, but not uncomfortably so.
- Don't like the way the thermal liner / gore-tex layers snap to the base jacket at the sleeve ends. It get bunchy, and nearly impossible to find the loops / tabs while wearing it to snap everything attached.
-Collar closure is too small. With a 16.5" neck, and a back protector installed, with all the layers zipped in, I can barely get the closure snapped closed at the most-open setting.
There should also be a catch for the collar if you choose to ride with it undone.
- For the money, the thermal layer should be something more then simply polyester fill. Think 1980's sleeping bag fill.
I've also had to have the thermal liner seams fixed twice now, as the overlap under the main stitch was minimal. Basically pulled out. Not worth sending it back for warranty, as it was under a $10 fix at the tailor.
- Logos. I don't really see the need to advertise in 12 different places it is a Rev'it Jacket. Least they are subdued.
- Inside pocket liner gets stuck to the velcro closure.
- I've ridden in torrential all-day, flash flood warning downpours and its kept me dry. However, you will cool off, as the outer shell gets wet and waterlogged.
- Decent comfort up from 0*c to approximately 30*C. Temps higher then that, with all the liners out, vents open, you'll be hot.
I don't think it would matter what you're wearing in that sort of weather, you're going to be hot. Wear a good quick-wicking technical undershirt and you'll be fine.
- Lasted 20k miles, and I could easily see another 20k miles out of it.
Minimal stitching loose ends, and almost no areas show any wear.
November 30, 2015
get what you pay for
Bought this jacket for the cold wet, British Columbia winters. My first experience with gore-tex gear. Jacket keeps you dry in very heavy downpours, however it is a gore-tex liner, so the exterior of the jacket does get soaked, as opposed to a more expensive gore-tex laminated exterior i suppose. Its really the only jacket in its category that comes in a color other than black, and that appealed to me. I would recommend it, and give it a 10/10 for keeping you dry, and probably a 9 for keeping you warm. Fit was true to the size guide, i'm 5'7" 155lbs, and a medium fits perfect with a thermal layer, and my heated vest. Thats with all liners in of course. I don't think i'll use this jacket in the hot summer weather, even though its rated as a 4 season jacket. Not because it would necessarily be too hot, i just prefer leather in the summer. My only complaint overall would be having to buy a quality back protector separately, which i did, but this is a complaint to most manufacturers, not just Rev'it.
November 16, 2015
In the best
The product is great, becouse the goretex membrane protect you from rain
November 9, 2015
Now my favorite jacket
I was looking for a better jacket for wet riding. This jacket turned out to function better in all conditions. Took it on a 10 day trip out west and it was perfect. Fit and finish is on the money and style is up to date. Being Gore-tex they price is high but well worth the extra $ spent.
September 14, 2015
Does what is says it will
I've been enjoying this jacket for a few months. It keeps me cool on the hot days, warm on the cold days, and dry on the wet ones. My only grip is the jackets limited number of pockets. I would love to see this jacket with a few admin pockets. Jacket is great quality and holding up to my abuse quite well.
August 12, 2015
Revit has Quality Products
I cannot begin to tell you how many video reviews I watched prior to making this purchase. The big decision for me, do I buy a jacket with Gortex in the shell or with a Gortex removable liner. This jacket has it all and the thermal and Gortex liners remove easily and are installed the same. I am 5'10", 195 # with a 44 chest. The XL was a perfect fit for me and the sizing chart is correct. I also purchased the Neptune pants. The XL is a great fit and the shorter length was perfect for my 30" inseam. Liners are easily removed and installed also. I purchased the See Soft hip pads for pants and back protector for the jacket which are very comfortable. I cannot rate airflow since I have not ridden with the liners removed. Great Gortex/thermal wear for the price point.
March 4, 2015