REV'IT! Tornado HV Jacket
This is my first jacket so I don't have anything to compare it to. However, it served me well this summer in Jersey where temperatures can range from the high 90s and humid to low 50s some early mornings. I have not had the chance to wear it during colder weather yet but I think it should fair well even into the low 40s.
The jacket breathes extremely well and remains dry when the liner is in. It feels durable and very comfortable.
September 8, 2014
This jacket has excellent airflow
I needed a jacket with the best airflow possible for a hot climate and have a liner for cool weather also. This jacket did both. The liner was a much heavier weight that I had expected. Will be able to use this jacket way into the fall also.
Cons: wished the arm and waist adjustments were Velcro. The buckle does not seem to stay put when adjusted.
June 23, 2014
Very good jacket
This is a very good product, very well made and with all the features indicated in the web page. I ordered it following the size chart, and the product that i received was really large for me. Recommendation: update size chart
August 4, 2014
strong air flow and also removable lining with membrane
i used tornado suit both jacket and pants at the +28 celcius in a slow city traffic and it was cool
i wear 48 european size leather alpinestars (48 dainese is too small for me mostly in arm-pits area) and revit tornado jacket is even a little bit loose for me, especailly when the lining removed. but 46 would be small.
i would say it is not for a skinny teenage body for for a bit older guys. or better say suits not only slim bodies but everybody
you have to buy a back protector separately, the jacket is supplied with a very thin foam only. back protector is a regular size, you may find aftermarket. i put a forcefiled one
lining looks like a wind jacked, i mean a jacket, not like a lining. seems it can protects from a rain for half an hour or an hours but i personally has not such an experience yet
May 21, 2014
this product has excellant air flow
the salesperson at the philly store listened to what i needed and instantly recommended this procduct she was spot on.this jascket has excellant airflow and quality.
June 16, 2014
Excellent Summer Jacket
So this is my first motorcycle jacket as I am just starting to ride motorcycles for the first time in my life. I live in NC so summers are generally in the 80-90 range with 80-100% humidity. Spring/Fall though are beautiful in the high 70s low 80s and because of this I wanted a jacket that could handle it. I did a lot of research on leather, textile, and mesh jackets and finally ended up with the Rev'it Tornado Jacket and am very pleased with my purchase.
-Great quality (what else would you expect from Rev'it)
-Airflow (even walking while wearing this jacket provides airflow like crazy
-Protection (elbow, and shoulder pads are top notch but sit so well i usually forget they are there)
-Utility (included thermal/waterproof liner really helps to cover the 3 season use of this jacket)
- A whole lot of mesh, while this doesn't seem like a Con up front I was a tad surprised how much mesh there is on this jacket. Every single "low" impact area has been replaced with mesh which makes it amazing in the airflow compartment but I am a little nervous about how that will function during a slide. To counter this nervousness the jacket is much heavier and feels more substantial to some of the other mesh jackets I tried on, also the "high" impact areas are very well protected with textile/pads.
- Thermal/Waterproof liner, this thing is great however if you get caught in a summer storm you will be HOT! You cannot get the waterproofing without the thermal retention. Not the biggest deal but thought it was worth mentioning
I really like this jacket, looks great, performs great, will need to buy a new jacket for colder riding but for the summer it is hard to beat.
June 2, 2014
Good jacket. Can be great if back protector provided.
Out of the box, this jacket looks less boxier than pictured. I am 5'7", 175lbs muscular-build and I chose a size 50. The only area I cinch was the waist band on this jacket and the cuffs. I went with the silver only because I feel black is not a good choice for summer jackets. I plan to ride it in Texas heat and in the rain (neither riding scenario yet). I've read some great reviews here/YouTube regarding both benefits of heat resistant and waterproofing. I like the extra red detail in the back lettering and the side arm patch. Oh, I also bought the size 50 regular pants too ( would love to see a touch of red detailing to match). In regards to the lining on this jacket, I felt hot in the pants and warm in the jacket when worn for testing indoors for 1/2 hour. I wore only a t-shirt underneath. In the end, I plan to ride in the heat with the lining off and ride in the rain when it's not hot.
April 28, 2014
Great jacket, fit is looser than pictures imply
Great and versatile jacket. Much better quality and design than a Joe Rocket hi-viz jacket I looked at (albeit that one was $70 less expensive). The only drawback besides the high price is, even at the smallest size, this jacket fits loosely. I'm 5'10" 155lbs with a fairly athletic build and the jacket is made for someone with a wider torso. In any case, it's a great comfortable jacket, is extremely visible, and the removable liner changes it from a super toasty ride, even at about 45 degrees to a nice mesh air cooled jacket comfortable (while moving) even in 85 degree heat.
Also, I bought an extra CE-2 rated BACK PROTECTOR as the thin pad that comes with the jacket is merely symbolic.
February 3, 2014