REV'IT! Union Leather Jacket
Brilliant jacket for the price
I've had the jacket for about two weeks now and have ridden in weather from the high 20's F to the low 60's F. I've been really surprised how well the jacket has performed so far. Especially since it's a sub $300 jacket.
I love the styling of the jacket. It looks good on and off the bike. It has adequate armor in the shoulders and elbows. Very simple jacket. It only has five zippers. One front, two sleeve and two side pocket. The pockets are roomy enough for a few small items, but not much more.
Performance wise, it just works. Keeps the wind out and allows you to stay warm in cold weather. I usually wear my Gerbing's heated jacket liner underneath and I stay nice and toasty on my morning rides.
Overall, I rate the jacket highly. A lot of value for the money.
If I'm being picky, here are a few things I'm not crazy about:
The upper arms feel a bit snug, but that could because of dressing in layers.
I hate the reversed-side front zipper. I wish REV'IT would build jackets specifically for the U.S. market. It's really irritating trying to re-learn how to zip up a jacket after a lifetime of doing it the "right" way.
Not really crazy about the collar liner either. It's not particularly comfortable. I suspect, though, it will soften up over the next few months.
Lastly, I wish I had waited a few weeks to buy. I would have saved even more on the jacket as the price has been recently reduced even more.
Overall, if you're in looking for a black leather jacket, you should take a look and put it near the top of your list. Can't go wrong with the Union Jacket. Good looking, great performing and a even better price!
December 17, 2012
The removable lining makes this jacket do well in the winter. The jacket was a great deal on clearance.
November 12, 2012
looks cool, ultimately disapointing
This jacket seems great from the description and pictures. The build quality is amazing. The sizing and fit models revit use continue to be trouble for me. I have never been able to make their products work well for me.
good stuff if you can get it to fit. I can't seem to.
April 24, 2012
I love Union's sleek design!!!
This is my first moto jacket. It's good on me~
I'm very happy with that!
I satisfied very much for the Union Jacket's sleek shape,durable leather,safety protectors & nice price.
Look like retro style~
Do you think moto jacket?
Do not hegitate! It's Rev'it Union Jacket.
April 10, 2012
Good product, bad factory sizing
Rev'It! seems to be of higher quality than say, an A-star, but just short of perhaps a Dainese. But provides more value than either. This is the best venting leather I've had, but the fit is odd. Rev'It! size chart suggests a 54 for my 43-44 chest size. Chest was sized well enough, but the waist is too large, and the neck is too tight. My neck is slightly larer than average. I'm 5'-9" @ ~190lbs, wear 16"x33" dress shirt, and have a 35" waist. So, fit is my only complaint. The materials and armor are good, the craftsmanship is not easily surpassed by other brands. This Union jacket was thankfully NOT made in China, but in Vietnam.
April 2, 2012
Great stealth leather at a reasonable price
Although this is my first leather moto jacket (textile previously), I am very happy with the Union. The jacket fit is consistent with Rev'It apparel: more of a trim, Euro spec, and plenty of style (I have their Mistral pants and am very happy with those too). I am 6'3" 195lbs and the size 54 is perfect, albeit snug with the liner in--which limits additional winter layering options. The Revzilla guys were very helpful while choosing the correct size. However, I do wish the sleeves were an inch longer to accommodate my apey 36" (biz shirt) sleeve size, but I only notice this while wearing my short summer gloves; full or mid-gauntlet gloves will solve this. One of the few nits with the jacket relates to venting options. Besides compromising protection by unzipping the main zipper a bit while leaving the collar buttoned, there are no venting options on this jacket. So far I've worn it without the liner in temps ranging from 45 - 80 F and it's been comfortable with a t-shirt underneath--a subsequent ride in mid 40s was made more comfortable with the internal liner attached. I feel like the price is right for this great looking jacket.
September 12, 2011
good standard jacket
i should preface this review by saying, this is my first jacket, and i've never tried on motorcycle jackets before. I liked the flexibility it gave me in the arm area in the back, which other standard black leather jackets didn't necessarily have. this jacket is slightly too big for me and should have a tighter fit. (i'm around 110 lbs 5' 3" i purchased a size 34) It would have been nicer to be tighter at the waist (its not as slimming as the picture shows). the annoying part of the jacket is the neck area isn't tight around the neck but directly pushes into the front part making it uncomfortable. i liked that it was a standard black leather jacket, nothing too flashy and something that could last a while. It kept me warm riding in 60 degree weather with slight rain so overall i'm satisfied.
September 26, 2011
This is my first motorcycle jacket but I truly think it's awesome! The fit and shape are very flattering; however, even though I carefully checked the size chart and measured myself as best I could, I had to return the first one I ordered because it was way too big (I had over an inch all around and the arms were too long, thus making the protecting padding on the shoulders and elbows not protective at all, since they were nowhere near my shoulders/elbows). Now that I've found my actual size, it fits great: snug but comfortable! Plus, it looks really good! (My only issue with it is the collar: although it has two settings, even the loosest one feels a bit tight around my neck, which is a bit strange considering the jacket fits so well otherwise. Also, you do have to break it in, as the leather is supple yet thick; yet according to what I've read, this is normal.) I totally recommend it!
August 16, 2011