REV'IT! Tornado HV Jacket
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
Great jacket for Georgia 9 to 10 months of the Year
Awesome jacket for Georgia weather. Very cool all summer, especially when moving. With the liner you're good down to high 50's with liner and a T-shirt. You could probably get down to 40's with a good base layer underneath. So in Georgia, you're good from mid-February through mid-November (I'm in the very Southern Metro Atlanta area). Rev'it! Quality and attention to detail is impeccable. The only complaint is that I wish it had separate thermal and waterproof liners. The liner is too hot to put in for rain when temps are above 75-80. I have a thin rain jacket that I bring with me in the summer to wear underneath if it rains. Overall, great value and perfect for riders in the Southeast USA.
February 20, 2014
I've had this for several hundred miles now. I live in Yuma AZ and wanted a jacket that would flow some air yet also have the ability to handle cooler temps. With the liner in I can go to low 60's with just a t-shirt though it gets a little brisk. This is on a Ducati Monster which for all practical purposes has no wind protection, so you may be able to go lower.
Fit is pretty good, I always have a hard time since I am 5'4" 165 with broad shoulders. The sleeves are usually an issue if I can get a jacket to fit, but this one works very well. Highly recommend this jacket for summer and spring, maybe later with layers.
November 14, 2013
Very Comfortable Jacket
Hey guys, After weeks of browsing the internet I finally decided to pull the trigger on the Rev it HV jacket. Thanks to all of the videos I was able to et the right jacket the first time, and if I didn't I wasn't to worried with the free return policy.
I ended up buying a size 52
Sleeve (dress shirt)- 34/35
Neck (dress shirt)- 16 1/2
And I have a bit of a long torso for a 6'2"
This jacket fits me great! Sleeves were perfect, and it felt long enough that my belt was covered. I hate the jackets were the bottom of the jacket is way above the belt, doesn't look right in my opinion. Just putting it on and you feel like you have a jacket that was well made.
Oh yeah, it is super bright!!! I did a couple tests with my bro in the car behind me and he said it made a big difference as far as visibility. Riding in the Washington DC area this is a must!
August 12, 2013
Great construction/styling, but protection could be improved.
I'm 6 feet, 195 lbs., 44" chest: 54 is best fit for me; a little loose without liner/ just right with liner. Construction, visibility, and style are excellent in my opinion. There are, however, two things which could be improved: 1# The back protector pocket stops just above the lumbar spine #a very vulnerable area#. There is really no reason for this, as there is plenty of room for it to extend lower, thus allowing a longer back protector. 2) The shoulder protectors sit too far back instead of directly over the shoulder. I suppose this could be justified by saying that everyone is different, and with a non-adjustable pad, the best you can do is place it middle of the road so to speak: the problem with this logic is that I am a very normal size and shape with decent posture and have never had this problem in other jackets. I suppose both these problems could be addressed with alterations of the mesh pockets #I have considered this,but have not looked into it yet). However this would be an added expense to a already expensive jacket. The simple solution: Rev it should make the back protector pocket large enough for full spine coverage, and redesign shoulder/elbow protection to make them adjustable. An added expense granted, but anyone looking in this price range already, probably would be willing to pay the difference.
July 25, 2013
Great fit and flows plenty of air.
I purchased this jacket to replace an old Dainese mesh jacket. I ordered a size 50 which was one size smaller than the size chart showed for my measurements, as recommended by Revzilla staff. The fit is very good although the sleeve length could be a little longer for my 35 inch arm length. I love the jacket so far for summer riding. I'm looking forward to using it in the fall with the liner to see how it works in the shoulder seasons. My only complaint is the cheap back protector that comes with the jacket. At this price level you should get something better than a cheap foam insert.
August 26, 2013
Live in s. oregon. Rains all winter but 90's and dry all summer. Tried to find one jkt to work to save $ so went with this jacket. Havent used in rain. But it seems that it will work with drizzles and cool weather. I change out the liner for my gerbings heated liner which gives me just a bit more control. Very good vent. Good fit.
Wish the neck was more comfortable but def not a deal breaker. High viz gives me a little more confidence that the crazies will spot me. People also think i am a good rider i think!
I think in the end i will need a non mesh coat as well for the downpours and extended cool rides but for 80% of what i do this jacket supports my needs.
July 1, 2013
The best mesh jacket I have owned
I bought this strictly for summer riding in the humid midwest. It's the coolest summer jacket I have ever worn.
- Perfect ventilation for summer riding.
- Extremely good looking. Even my wife likes it.
- Excellent quality construction and materials.
- Excellent visibility. Pedestrians notice me much more frequently now. I'm hoping that means that drivers do too.
- A great liner. Very comfortable, toasty warm in the mornings, works great as a separate jacket. (I have not tested it in the rain.)
- The collar is not that comfortable when closed. The overlap area chafes after an hour or so.
- The pocket zippers (2 outside, 1 inside) are stiff and difficult to operate one-handed.
- It would be nice to have one or two more inside pockets.
Overall: Highly recommended.
P.S. Revzilla service is excellent.
June 17, 2013