REV'IT! Upsilon WB Jacket
Neck material to big for tight fitting jackets
I was really hoping for a great fit and material for this jacket, but was disappointed in the fit. I was thinking this might be like a form fitting or next to skin type of technical gear you might find at REI, close but no. The outershell is somewhat stiffer and doesn't drape closely to the body, its slighty "puffy", it is a very thin material though. The neck had almost 3" of extra material and sort of tapered excessively outward close to the shoulders so it was impossible to button my tight fitting protection jacket over it. I am going to try the shirt next and see how that works, I just wish it was full zip.
March 1, 2012
Expensive but convenient
I bought the Upsilon to use under my Typhoon jacket in cold days (below 50 degrees). Effectively blocks the cold and the wind so it really delivers what it claims. When buying regular cloths I am size Large or Extra large, but because I know REVIT jackets are tight I bought 2XL and I am happy because it fits really snug,
June 14, 2011
$170 for a base layer? - YES it's worth it.
I was initially skeptical when it comes to paying this much $$$ just for a base layer. I mean really??? For the price of a many winter textile jackets (AGV Sport Telluride Waterproof Jacket, only $5 more!) you only get this simple pajama top? But then I remembered why I am a Rev'it convert. They pack lots of tech into every one of their products. As soon as I threw on the Upsilon, I discovered that this was not daddy's thermal. Here's a rundown of the features: Insulating, breathable and windproof but from a very thin jacket; Euro(tight) fit is perfectly suited under my leather; tighter wrist cuffs, motorcycle length cut, zip cover at the top, , and 2" insulated collar for wind-blocking, rugged zipper pull, and beefy gaiter behind the main zip. Ya see!? And they all play their part to ensure that this jacket does its job and and does it well. I've ridden on my naked, at speed, with heated nothing in the 40's with this and a leather comfortably. Booya LL Bean! Where you at...?
November 5, 2010
Upsilon WB jacket review
I needed a jacket that would fit under my Rev'it Air jacket for fall riding. This WB jacket has a snug fit and really does cut the wind. Little pricy, but it was a good compromise from other wind breaking jackets out there.
October 25, 2010
Does What It Claims
This Upsilon jacket is very nice under Rev'IT jackets for added warmth and wind-blockage without adding bulk. Jacket is thin and light and VERY insulating. Will definitely extend your riding season. This jacket is identical to the Roadmaster WB Vest - which is just the sleeveless version of the Upsilon. Jacket (and vest) has a very nice finish and easily looks nice wearing it by itself, it could easily be worn off the bike and as your everyday outerwear - it is very warm and comfortable to wear. Worn under my Rev'It Turbine mesh jacket, it makes a world of difference when the temperature cools. It absolutely blocks wind - it does not allow any cold wind to seep in. I also wear it under my Siren, Dragon for the men, and it makes it markedly warmer too. I often remove the insulating layer that came with my Siren and instead wear the Upsilon or Roadmaster underneath as it makes the jacket significantly warmer. Both Upsilon jacket and Roadmaster vest do run small - have an extremely close / tight fit. I originally ordered the Medium but had to exchange it for Large. One problem with the fit could just be that I am female and it is cut for male, so the hip was too tight on the M. A male using the size chart will probably find their perfect fit without too much trouble but the women may very easily have trouble with fit - especially through the hips. I am almost 6' tall, so it makes it a little easier for me to get away with wearing a men's version. Other issue that I find that may not bother others, or the intended male wearer, is that the neck is rather stiff and rough feeling against your skin and chin. This becomes more of an issue when the vest is worn under another jacket that also has a tall zip up collar - can quickly become too much stuff around your neck. Rev'It could address this issue by making the collar of the jacket (or Roadmaster vest etc.) with a very soft and pliable material and also offsetting the zipper so everything doesn't zip directly under your chin creating a big wad of stiff rough fabric that rubs against your skin and irritates every time you move your head. The ideal solution in my opinion would be to also incorporate a hidden zipper that would allow the entire neck of the vest or jacket to be removed. Zipping off the collar when the garment is being worn as an insulating layer under another jacket and zipping it back on when the rider wants to wear this jacket, or Roadmaster vest, etc., as their top / outer layer. It might drive up the cost a little but to me the added versatility could be worth it. Hey, for that matter, why have the fully separate Roadmaster vest?? Rev'It, why not allow the sleeves from the Upsilon to be unzipped and removed via a hidden shoulder zipper? One jacket that can do many things... that is what I am looking for — this current offering is getting close but could still be better.
October 25, 2010