REV'IT! Poseidon GTX Jacket
The juice is worth the squeeze
Outstanding waterproof gear.
I live in the Pacific NorthWest, and it rains here... a lot. My previous Sand 2 jacket and pants kept me mostly dry, but the outer shell soaked up water like a sponge. Zip in rain liners are a hassle, especially in this environment. So, I upgraded to the Poseidon, and couldn't be happier.
Fit: I'm 6'1", 185 lbs, average build. The large jacket and large (long) pants fit me perfectly. They're more contoured than the Sand 2, particularly near the joints, which keeps the armor in place. The shell is also slightly stiffer, but not uncomfortable, and very stable at high speeds. The pants create a small pressure point near the hips as mentioned in previous reviews, but a quick adjustment after getting on the bike eliminates this.
Style: I opted for the grey jacket and black pants, to avoid looking like a matchy-matchy stormtrooper. Now I look like a Lego mini-figure instead.
Protection: This is where the Poseidon really shines. I tested it on a two hour ride in cold winter rain. Not just a light drizzle, we're talking biblical deluge. I rode behind a semi for a while, and the water spray coming off it was like a horizontal shower. I stayed warm and dry. There was some water pick up on the shell (even Gore-Tex isn't infallible), but nothing to get concerned about. It's 100% waterproof.
I haven't tested the ventilation yet, but I'm looking forward to seeing how it works in the summer. This is expensive gear, but you get what you pay for, and it's worth every cent.
February 14, 2016
Wear it every day.
Wear it every day. Yes, every day. You get what you pay for and this coat gets the job done in style.
January 19, 2016
PERFECT JACKET....AS GOOD AS MY $1000 WHITE JACKET
THE FIT , THE CUT, THE TRIMMINGS ARE PERFECT, AND IF THIS IS WATERPROOF, IT IS AS GOOD AS IT GETS, AND THE PRICE CAN'T BE BEAT.
October 19, 2015
Would Buy it Again
I have just returned from a 9,700mi trip from Houston Texas to Skagway Alaska. Overall, I was very pleased with the performance of the Poseidon jacket.
I am 5'10" 145lb Girl, when buying men's stuff I am typically a "small" in shirt sizes. I went with a Medium jacket based on the length of my arms and it fits very well. The sleeves do seem smallish in diameter for men's wear, I have very slender arms and find that the sleeves fit very well, I am towards the end of the adjustment range #small end# but if you were any kind of bicep built, I could see these sleeves, with the thermal liner in, being a tad snug. However, I'm a slender girl and not a buff guy and so I consider the slender sleeves a plus and was part of why I chose the REV'it jacket over the Klim Badlands Pro. The REV'it line reviews all tended toward a slimmer fit and the Klim suit tended toward baggy. So, the medium Poseidon jacket fits a tall slender girl about as well as I could hope, the sleeves are perfect in length and not at all baggy. Excellent fit for me.
The neck is a bit large, even on the tightest snap setting it was more like a cru neck shirt than a turtle neck jacket, but small girl in a man's jacket...
I had about two weeks of all day everyday rainy riding. This was not a Texas downpour but a good soaking persistent spitty rain. I was never wet under the jacket. Very pleased with waterproofness. I ride an R100GS which has very minimal fairing protection but my larger windshield keeps the wind off of my chest. My arms are fairly exposed to the windblast but water was never forced through the sleeves and my arms stayed dry. #on my last 10K mi trip I had a rain suit and its weak point was the arms would eventually soak through#. The jacket seems to dry fast after an all day rain. I just could never complain about being wet underneath it.
No zipper troubles to speak of or anticipate. The Velcro however very quickly lost it tenacity. This was a 5.5 week trip of in and out of the pockets many times a day and now sometimes I look down and the flap over is flapping in the wind. The gauntlet Velcro also caught a lot of use as I want the cuffs tight around my wrists while riding but then need to loosen them to get the jacket off. I started using the gauntlet zipper to do this instead of the Velcro to keep from wearing it out. Aside from the Velcro, everything seems to be wearing nicely, nothing is pealing off or tearing. The jacket does loosen up and break in. The Velcro flap over the main zipper is holding up very well and is just a tenacious on my long blonde hair as new after a long trip.
The slide snap, hook and loop collar adjustment is for the birds. The hook and loop to hold the collar open is a joke. The sliding snap is clever but doomed to fail, just give me three snaps to choose from. #snap collar much better than Velcro for anyone with hair long enough to catch collar velcro#.
My last jacket was the most impressive collection of pockets I have ever encountered, LOVE chest pockets. The Poseidon however has only the two flap over front pockets to choose from. I never learned to use the rabbit pouch in the back. Pockets are big enough for wallet n stuff, didn't have an issue with space but the flap over style pocket is the most annoying to get in and out of but by no means a deal breaker. The hand warmer pockets are a must have! Where else do you put your hands while walking the campground?? they are not good for holding anything though, stuff in the hand warmer pocket falls right out, strictly just from hands.
I live in southern Texas. All vents open and I stay very comfortable in Houston heat and humidity. I can work every vent snap and zipper while riding with a gloved hand no problem, even the back vent zipper. The linerless jacket is surprisingly not too hot even just walking around. I think gortex really must breath.
That fluffy thermal liner compresses small and is very warm. On the all day cold rainy days I had on a long sleeve shirt, pull over sweater and the jacket+liner and was comfortable.#I had to stuff the neck hole to keep the chill out#. Never too cold and never too hot and NEVER wet.
Bang for Buck:
Let's agree, stupid expensive jacket, but I bought one and would buy it again. 'tis the nature of motorcycle and rider farkling.
I feel like a million bucks in my REV'it coat, which I think is important. Last trip I had the trash baggy rain suit and felt a littly trash baggy on rainy days. I have the white coat and black Aerostich AD1 pants and randos frequently stopped me to tell me I looked very smartly suited up. One of the best looking jackets on the market IMHO.
August 19, 2015
Ive used this (and th pants) exploring Malaysia (hot n humid) and found the jacket warm but still with good ventilation.
I took the jacke on a three week tour of S Island New Zealand on a GS. Weather was very mixed with ots orain, hail, snow and very windy. Jacket and pants combo worked brillianty. Because the temps ranged from 2d Celcuis upto around 17 I road with linerin all the time and just managed temp with all the vents. Brilliant system. Never got wet, not even damp and temperature control worked very well indeed.
I had one incident on a gravel road where I fell heavily onright shoulder and back. The protection worked. No damage to me (despite having broken collar bone a few years ago) except some bruising and dented pride. Jacket was untouched,no evidence of gravel slide.
December 4, 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