REV'IT! Vapor Jacket
Size Review - Not Product Performance
Seems like most people are looking for as many thoughts on size as possible so I thought I'd throw mine into the equation. I gave an overall score of 3 Stars due to the size issue and the thermal liner. I ordered the Black/White size Large (I usually wear size medium-large).
First issue is the size as many have noted on here. I am 5'9", 155lbs, 31" waist, with Arm length (top outside shoulder to wrist) of 25", Chest of 40". The jacket fits perfect in all areas other than the bicep/elbow area where it virtually cuts off circulation at the bottom of the bicep. Not like I have huge guns, I have 15" biceps at the center and 13" at the bottom of the bicep. In a short sleeve shirt it was tight and a little uncomfortable. With a long sleeve shirt it was it was almost painful and I had red marks around both arms where it was tight. Unfortunately, reading other comments lead me to believe if I ordered the XL it would be long in the sleeves and possibly other spots would be loose.
As far as the liner, in my opinion it is two thin/lightweight for a 4 season jacket. I live in Alaska and get tired of having to switch between a winter/summer/rain jacket depending on the hour of the day riding in temps in the mornings from 25-45 and then home in the afternoon in with temps in the mid 50s to 70s.
I had high hopes since there doesn't seem to be many sport cut 4 season jackets on the site other than touring/adventure cut in the price range of this jacket. However, if it wasn't for the issue with the arms I would've kept the jacket since the styling and features are great.
March 18, 2015
Good looking, quality jacket.
This Jacket has looks to kill! It is form fitting and comfortable. I am 6’ 2” 160lbs. basically a very skinny, tall dude. The XL fits me like a glove. If you have large biceps, thick arms or large shoulders this jacket is not for you! The shoulders are snug and it is tighter around the biceps. With the liner removed the fit isn’t as tight but it’s still snug. When sitting on the bike the jacket arms are pre-formed for the proper riding position. The fabric is high quality and I don’t suspect it will wear out quickly.
• Build quality and feel of materials.
• Adjustment straps tailor the jacket to your body for a custom fit.
• Protection in the form of shoulder and elbow armor. Easy to replace or upgrade.
• Reflective panels built in.
• Can add a back protector. (Which I did. Doesn’t affect jacket fit.)
• Not for big guys.
• Tight around the biceps and upper body if you’re a larger dude.
• Stiff until you get it broken in.
• Fabric bunches on inside of elbows due to elbow armor. This is not a problem when you are actually riding the bike. Only when you try to eat or drink anything while wearing the jacket.
Bottom line: It is a good looking, quality jacket that is worth your consideration.
March 8, 2015
This is a GREAT jacket! Fits great but if you have a big chest and/or arms this will NOT be a good jacket for you. It's definitely a European fit. Take the time to properly adjust it using the rails and you'll love it. So much lighter then my very heavy leather jacket and far better thermal protection, esp with the liner and fits so good! Road in 30 degree weather with the thermal liner at 80mph and was toasty warm. If I replace the liner with my Gerbing heating system I could see myself going even lower temperatures. Also agree that this wouldn't be a good jacket for summer, even with the liner and vents open, just too warm for that. Highly recommend this jacket.
February 2, 2015
Nice Jacket for sports bike
I bought this jacket after looking at a lot of options. I have to say, most 4 season textile jackets look too bulky and pocket laden for my taste which is why i've never owned one.
I am 5'8" on a good day, 170lbs, with a 42" chest and 32" waist, i.e., athletic build. I bought a size medium and it fits like a glove and leaves no gaps at the waist when I am on my bike. For me, the length of sleeves is perfect. Whats not obvious from the video review or even looking at the jacket is the way it dips down in the belly area, rises over the hipline and dips down in the back like cycling apparel so it doesn't fold or bunch up leaving air gaps when your bent over on bike..very nice.
I paired this jacket with a discontinued Rev'IT Odyssey pant that has the same water proof membrane and it is a great combination. Zips right up to it. I bought the standard Rev'IT back protector for an extra $50 (!) and the jacket has plastic hoops to accept the fluorescent couriers safety vest for commuting (time to retire the ICON flouro vest) its nice its integrated, and one less layer to put on when commuting.
I haven't tested waterproofness yet but have been riding in low 40's with nothing but an Under Armour charged cotton tshirt and the quilted lining in and stay warm at highway speeds. The soft-shell material around neck is very nice, zippers and rail adjustments are well laid out as well. If you like the looks of this jacket and are on the fence, do it, you won't regret it. I own a Rev'IT tracksuit, commuting gloves as well, and they continue to impress me with their attention to detail and fit for more athletic builds.
February 1, 2015
Great commuter Jacket
I bought this jacket to replace my A*s GP plus for daily commuting. I'm 6" 160lb and wear a size 42US in A*s. I ordered a Vapor jacket in medium and it fits great all around besides the biceps were it becomes a little tight with and without the liner. It kept me warm and comfy in the low 40s during my commute to school. Only problem I had with the jacket was the collar snap broke upon opening for the first time. Revzilla took care of it and gave me extra snaps right after i emailed them. Great jacket overall. Excellent service. Now its time to fork over 300 for the pants. haha
January 9, 2015
Great looking, good fit
Great jacket, exactly what like. Excellent quality. Runs small. Size chart is accurate. I normally take large, however large would not even zip. 6' 0", 190 lbs, I exchanged for XXL, which fits fine--Includes wearing over back support.
Recommend this jacket highly.
December 29, 2014
Excellent jacket, could use a little more airflow
I live in Texas and we have had a few 80 to 90 degree days this fall and this jacket vents a decent amount of air, but it still gets hot. Otherwise it's an excellent jacket that fits and looks great. Feels very safe even though I wish it came with a back protector.
December 1, 2014
This thing is fantastic!
I'm a tall, lanky guy (6'2' / 170lbs) who commutes daily and it's a battle every time I try to find a piece of gear to fit... jackets especially. Sleeves are either too short or way to baggy and the armor flops around.
This thing is fantastic! The armor (especially with the help of the external straps/snaps) hits all the right places. I've spent a month in this jacket in the rain and it's kept me totally dry and warm.
My only two complaints (and they are minor!)
1 - Even though the jacket is advertised as as sport cut it still seems just a tad short (and I've got a short torso)
2 - I wish there were more waterproof pockets (there are two, but required to to remove your gloves and unzip the jacket... which isn't that fun when it's pouring rain).
All said and done, I'm exceptionally pleased with this jacket and even when the weather is nice, sometimes favor it over my leather Dainese jacket.
November 3, 2014