REV'IT! Tornado HV Jacket
Super comfortable and excellent visibility
I got this jacket primarily for the visibility. It's a great mix of high-viz yellow in a humanoid shape with large reflective panels for nighttime visibility.
With the liner in it's not overly hot but keeps me comfortable up to about 80 degrees. Over 80 I pull the liner out and then it's very well ventilated without making you freeze during the early morning commute.
I have broad chest and shoulders so the jacket isn't a perfect fit - I got the 52 to fit in my upper area but it makes the arms slightly loose (you can cinch them down somewhat). I would've liked the 50 for my arms and waist, but at least the waist has easy pull adjusters to snug it up a bit. The jacket is also slightly short at the lower back when on a supersport bike with aggressive riding position, I would've liked another 2 inches there. It's not gapping, but it would be tight if I had matching pants and tried to zip them together.
Overall a very well made jacket with useful features and provides all the visibility you could ever need.
September 21, 2015
Just got my jacket, first purchase and wasn't sure how sizing would be over the internet, all the recommendations for measurements seem to be accurate. I'm 5'7" 185lbs with an athletic build, so sometimes have issues getting chest/shoulder sizes to line up with waste and sleeve sizes for off the rack items. I ordered the 52 and it is spot on.
August 20, 2015
Fits very well. Don't even notice the armor (upgraded to revit back armor) while wearing. While moving you will be the same temperature as the outside air; it flows that much. Inside pocket easily fits smart phone. Neck snap is pretty tough to get on with gloves but stays put. Fits true to sizing guide.
August 24, 2015
great for real hot weather
Great jacket, air flow is awesome. My only problem with the jacket is the straps around the waist and arms wont stay put. If I pull them down tight, they just work there way out to wherever they want to stay. needs to be velcro.
Other then that it's great
August 3, 2015
Pass on this one
Okay gents, after several glorious season riding in the Rev'It Airwave Jacket/Pants, I decide to "upgrade" to the Tornado after losing a bunch of weight. Bottom line up front, the Airwave and Tornado differences are minimal, VERY minimal, not over $100 worth of difference. If you are thinking of Rev'It mesh, go with the Airwave. They both pretty much fit the same. I like the sinches on the bicep better on the Tornado, but I hate the sliding button on the collar. seriously, save some cash and get the Airwave
July 15, 2015
Great three season option...
I've only had this jacket for a couple weeks now but I have used it with and without the liner. Without the liner it moves a lot of air and is very cool, if fact I need the liner installed anytime it dips into the 70's. With the liner installed in it is warm and comfortable from the 70’s in to the low 60's. I have not ridden in anything below the low 60’s so I can say for certain how long this jacket could be wornm but I expect to be able to ride into the middle to upper 50’s with it before having to add layers underneath. The good news is that this Rev’it Tornado fit has enough room for an added layer of clothing such as a fleece pullover. I am also very happy with the protection although I do wish it came with the back protector standard. Normally I am a size 56 but I ordered a 54 and a 56 based on Revzilla’s sizing recommendation and ended up going with the 56 as the 54 was just a little too small. I returned the 54 for a nominal shipping fee that was deducted from my refund.
June 22, 2015
love this jacket
It looks great and feels great. Let's great amount of air in and has nice wind/rain protection with the addition of the inner layer.
Made good use of the very accurate size chart- size 50 fits me, 6'3'' 183lbs, very well indeed.
Added a back protector which fits perfectly.
November 24, 2014
This is a nice jacket that can work all around
airflow, protection and a thermal liner, plus its nice to look at (not ugly). i think its about all one could want at the pricepoint. thanks and i'm looking forward to being cool during the summer runs.
November 3, 2014