REV'IT! Poseidon GTX Jacket
Best all around jacket I've owned
I replaced my Rev'it Sands 2 suit with the Poseidon this year and am extremely happy with that decision. I always found the 3 layer design of the Sand a bit complicated, and while there are many types of waterproof fabric, there is only ONE gore-tex and no real substitute in terms of breath-ability.
i just completed a 1200 mile test ride with temps ranging from 38-72 degrees and never found myself hot or cold by utilizing the thermal layers and vents as needed.
It does seem to be cut a bit larger than other Rev'it gear, so while I found I needed a size L in the Sands or Airwave Jacket, it felt big on me in the Poseidon where I settled with a Medium
November 18, 2014
This product is the perfect fit and comfort I was looking for.
Just returned home from a three day 1500 mile trip. Temperature range from 42-80 degrees. Jacket was warm in the morning and cool in the afternoon with liner removed and vents open. Can't wait to try out in the rain. This product will be perfect for my trip to Newfoundland via Trans Labrador Highway next summer.
September 29, 2014
great jacket, have had it in some downpour rain and stay warm. My favorite part is that i can leave in the liner even in temps up to 75 degrees with the vents open. I like to leave the liner in since my morning rides are typically around 40 degrees and afternoon around 70 degrees, this fits the bill perfectly
August 4, 2014
Did exactly what I bought it for
Bought this suit for a European tour in the alps over the past two weeks. This suit was put through everything I could think of barring snow and hail. Kept me warm and dry through hours and hours of hard rain. Pay attention to how your Velcro and thermal liners line up when zipping, if you don't the zipper is exposed and you'll end up with a cold and wet spot. The vents on the chest do not work with high windshields as the wind is blocked. The armour also took a while to soften up but not a big issue. If you want a suit to tour in and keep you comfy in the harsher elements, this will fit the bill nicely. I love it and will be wearing it for years to come.
July 16, 2014
Happy with my purchase
I'm quite happy with my purchase of the Poseidon Jacket. So far it's seen pretty cold temps (23°f) and pretty warm temps (95+°f). My only issue in the warm is my bike (ST1300) blocks a lot of the 'core' air where the venting of this jacket is, so I get quite warm. I can't fault the suit 100% for this. The inverse of that, is in cool/cold weather riding my bike blocks a lot of air.
I up-sized both the jacket and pants so I can wear this over my work clothes. The pants are still borderline too tight but usable over jeans without the liner. Wearing jeans with the liner would probably not be possible/comfortable.
I've been in one downpour rainstorm, and other than forgetting about the exhaust vents on the pant seams, I stayed completely dry under the suit (non waterproof gloves of course got wet). I was in the rain for maybe 20 minutes.
For the 3 months or so I've had this Jacket (and pants) I do not see any noticeable wear or any indicators that might become issues in the near future, but of course time will tell.
I've not been down in them, so I cannot comment on protection/durability. Protection seems quite good, but as of yet is untested.
For reference, I've probably put close to 3k miles on the suit
July 15, 2014
Worth the price.
Great in adverse conditions, excellent airflow for a heavy duty jacket, beautiful styling and attention to detail. Extremely comfortable and easy to manipulate the closures with gloves on.
May 5, 2014
Rev-It appear to be losing the plot...
To be clear I returned the Poseidon jacket & pants prior to wearing them on my motorcycle. For reference, I have owned four different Rev-It Jacket / Pant combinations since the brand first became available in the US. My Rev-it Product experiences and overall satisfaction have generally been excellent.
I currently wear a Cayenne Pro suit for dual sport use and a Defender GTX suit for road work. The only area where the defender GTX suit is superior to the Cayenne Pro is related to being waterproof. The Gore Tex liner is superior. In all other ways I feel the Cayenne pro is a better product. The ceramic super fabric reinforcements on the older product hold their shape significantly better and appear to be significantly more durable. They appear merely decorative on the Defender jacket and pants.
This latest generation of high end Rev-It (jacket / Pants) have a few issues that resulted in my returning the product prior to use.
1) Questionable: Overall, it is very apparent (even on product at this price) Rev-It are making decisions to improve profitability which result in diminished product durability and functionality. The reflective details are very low budget (thin & flimsy) compared to the Cayenne pro. The Defender GTX is equally budget and insubstantial in this regard. Look and feel is very cheap. Long term durability questionable.
2) Deal Breaker: The main front zipper is simply too small and insubstantial. I have little confidence this zipper would hold in a major crash. Additionally, due to its small flimsy nature it requires careful two handed operation in use. I have no confidence this zipper will offer long term durability. The last thing I want to deal with is having a tailor replace a zipper at some point in the future.
3) Deal Breaker:
Fit. at 6'3" and 200 lbs I am of average build. My (not overly developed) biceps simply do not fit in the jacket with the insulating liner installed. Knees (shape, fit etc.) on the pants are not as well resolved as the cayenne pro. The defender GTX is also weak in this regard.
4) Questionable. The finer denier shell materials do look good, in my experience, these types of materials end up looking tatty after being exposed to abrasion. The cardboardy nature of the laminated shell creates a somewhat wooden feel as the lack of supply materials result in strange pressure points. Not ideal for fit and comfort or in a wet environment.
I will continue to use Rev-It products as I feel they are generally well engineered and assembled. That said (I am not a luddite) they don't make em like they used to.
May 4, 2014
Rev'It Poseidon Gear
OK, finally got a chance to ride in my new Rev’It Poseidon gear. The fit is almost perfect on me, the jacket fits exactly as it should. With the liner in I think there is room for my Gerbing’s as well, but didn’t try or need it today. The pants don’t fit as well as the jacket, but I bought the XL since it fit me when I tried it on last month at a nearby shop, but they were the regular length and were 3-4“ too long for my short inseam challenged legs. Should be able to also wear my Gerbing’s beneath them. The short leg length is perfect for me, they are a bit big at the gut or waist and if I lose much weight I’ll need to use suspenders. (Yeah, like I’ll lose some weight).
The finish is first rate, the seams, zippers and Velcro closures are very well done and show a real advancement in some of the other gear I tried on or considered. Others would do well to emulate this. My other consideration and was the Klim Badlands Pro and they are equal to the task as well. For me the final decision was fit. The Poseidon fit better that the BP, on me, so before you get your panties in a wad the final call was I preferred the Rev’It and especially when it came to the pants, Klim doesn’t offer us inseam challenged folks an option. At least if you are as short legged as I am.
Now to the ride…..the weather was 48-56 all day long and the elevation ranged from 700’ to 3200’, it was sunny and a light wind. I wore only my usual LD Comfort riding shorts and a t shirt as a base. I was warm enough for the 170 or so miles, but had the sun not been shining I would have worn a layer beneath the Poseidon gear. It is comfortable and movement was not hindered in any way. So I can safely say after my initial riding impression that the Poseidon gear exceeds my expectations and I think we’ll enjoy a long and enjoyable relationship. Anxious to see how it fares in the rain and warmer weather as well. Will update this when that happens.
March 24, 2014