REV'IT! Opera Jacket
I cannot wait until fall and winter.
This thing is gonna be great. As a motorcyclist, I'm usually reluctant to welcome the chilly and rainy Autumn and cold Winter. I bought it at the end of August and I recently rode one morning in the rain at 60º F. Amazing. I usually supplement my warm riding gear with hoodies and layers until we start getting in the 45º mark. That said, I was burning up that one particular morning, but wanted to try it out ASAP. Definitely windproof / waterproof. I have a rather high tolerance for the cold (except for my hands) and I feel like this jacket, coupled with my Merino Wool bike messenger hoodie will take me well into the high 20's.
I ordered a Large, which is typically true to my size. This jacket fits rather snug, but not what I would call tight. I'm 180-ish pounds with an average - athletic build. I feel like an XL may be less restrictive, but at a loss for warmth and insulation. The included armor is nothing special, but it's rated, and barely noticeable. I bought the optional back protecter and that adds a little bit to the snug fit.
I love the style. I'm not a fan of large branding or highly visible features. but I am a fan of function. While there are definitely more functional cold weather jackets out there, the style:feature:cost ratio is right on. Shipping was super fast.
September 9, 2014
Great Jacket, looks great, feels great
I bought this jacket for cold weather riding. It is very warm. It wears like a snug peacoat. It looks like a peacoat, and is very comfortable. You can not tell the armor is there, but you can feel it.The only thing I think its a little dressy and shouldnt be, is the zipper for both the inside and outside, doesnt seem very robust. I have ridden about 1500 miles in it already, but I'm very careful with the zipper. I have not tested waterproofness, As I expressly avoid going out in the cold when its raining. So I may never know if its truly waterproof.
February 5, 2014
Looks classy, but still effective
This jacket looks great. I love that I can wear this jacket to work or meetings with clients without looking like I am wearing armor. Clients who ride have all noticed the jacket and asked about it, my other clients and colleagues havent noticed anything.
Do I think this jacket has the same level of protection as my other riding gear? Probably not. The fabric is a bit lighter, although it still seems very abrasion and tear resistant. I do not know if it would survive multiple introductions to the blacktop. I do think it would do a good job the first time. I plan to wear it around town where I do not typically get up to speed (which is the intended application, I think).
My only gripe is that the zipper zips from the "wrong" side, so I fumble around abit while closing up the jacket. That said, I love the jacket and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a low-profile, urban and classy coat.
January 27, 2014
Best jacket I own
I have gotten tons of compliments on this jacket when I'm wearing it off the bike. It is very warm and windproof. I've been riding in sub 20 degree weather with light clothing under it and been fine. Unfortunately I tested out the protective side of it today and it worked great. Low sided hitting a gravel patch going 30ish around a turn. No road rash and a very small tear near the shoulder. Other than losing a button if say the jacket held up fine, luckily it came with a spare. My shoulder hurts like (insert profane adjective here due to censoring) but I landed on at an angle on the back so it just missed the ce armor. Overall extremely satisfied with this purchase.
January 19, 2014
Excellent urban motorcycle jacket
I ride to work daily and often go out afterwards so wanted a stylish motorcycle jacket with protection that could be used as a non-motorcycle jacket. This jacket from RevIt meets both these criteria. Good elbow and shoulder protection, upgrade back protection and you have a great looking functional jacket. High neck keeps the wind out Fall, mild Winter days (anything above 32F) and Spring. The thermal liner inside is only a body liner with no arms which is a pity but tight cuffs keep the wind out. Would recommend this to anyone looking for a non-traditional motorcycle jacket that can double as a going out jacket. Id buy it again!
January 13, 2014
Great Look, Safe Jacket
You'd never guess walking down the street that I'd be rocke'n a rad riding jacket. I live in a cold climate %70 of the year and this bad boy not only keeps me warm but safe. I can crusie on my bike and feel totally comftable, then jump right off and walk into a nice dinner rocken this peacoat style jacket. Totally worth every penny.
January 7, 2014
Warm Jacket, plenty of pockets, looks good
I was looking for a jacket that did not look like a typical motorcycle jacket and would look good when I am running around downtown. This one does just that and still provides a level of protection needed for the "just in case" scenario. The Jacket is warm and cuts the wind- all around great jacket with plenty of pockets to organize as well. I will say that they are a European cut so they run a little skinny. I am 6'1" 250 lb body builder type so i ordered a 2xl. It fits everywhere but is a touch tight in the arms. Lastly, Wife says it looks good..... Mission accomplished!
January 6, 2014