REV'IT! Tornado HV Jacket
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
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
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