REV'IT! Women's Gracia Jacket
I love this jacket. British/European styling.
I had to purchase this when I saw it on clearance. It looked like a one of those expensive European jackets and came with all the features I appreciate to have. Sleeves have extra seams to accomodate bulky gloves easily and all the pockets inside and outside jacket are more than I actually needed (that is not a bad thing...). It is a bit heavy but somewhat expected as it comes with removable thermal liner and it is made out of waxed cotton. It keeps me warm and stylish all winter.
December 3, 2013
Very nice technical winter jacket
I purchased this jacket for my girlfriend and she's very happy with it. We've tried 2 other jackets of different makes and it just didn't work out. Mostly because of improper, strange, and unflattering fit.
Not a problem with the Rev'it! Gracia. She gave me permission to post her numbers in the hopes that it will help other lady riders. She's 5'4", 30" waist, 36" Chest. The medium fit perfectly and actually looks very flattering on her.
Thankfully the color is more olive drab like in the video review, not brown as the color selector says. Great color combo with her Airmada Stack Hi Viz orange helmet.
This marks the 4th Rev'it! jacket I've purchased.
#1 Men's Legacy GTX, #2 Men's Airwave, #3 Women's, Airwave, and now #4 Women's Gracia. There's really only one low point on all of them. The collars are very stiff and abrasive. There's some soft felt material lining the neck but it could use a bit more on all our jackets. It takes some getting used to, especially in the tuck position.
When it gets really cold i wrap a super soft scarf around my neck and tuck it safely into the slightly unzipped jacket. Problem solved. The scarf also creates a much needed seal up to the bottom of my helmet to keep the freezing air out. I imagine she will adopt the same technique next time we ride.
Other than that our Rev'it! jackets are well armored with great protective features, superbly understated styling, great build quality, and excellent in super cold weather. She wore the Gracia on our last ride and it was 30 degrees. She was comfortable the whole time. That has also been my experience with the Legacy GTX.
The point of this jacket was to enable her to ride with me all year round. Something I have been able to do because of my Legacy GTX jacket. It looks like mission accomplished with the Gracia. Thanks again Rev'it! for an awesome product and Revzilla for the closeout deal!
December 2, 2013
love but sleeves on the short side
i'm 5'5, 125 lbs, small-chested & S fits just right. to warm things up, i still have room to wear a thin wool sweater underneath the thermal liner. first time use was during 70 degree days on a ducati monster covering approximately 300 miles with just a tee. i tend to get cold easily so i would wear this down to 60 degrees, otherwise i'll pull out my REV'IT Siren. i was comfortable the whole ride & the roomy pockets are greatly appreciated. i imagine the jacket would hold up in sprinkles or light rain but anything heavier i would throw on rain gear. as for warmer weather, i'll just say that this jacket is not built for venting. the material alone tends towards insulation, which you'll see in person. in any case, the brown color is rather greenish, which i really like. i asked my husband what color my jacket is & he saw green too. my only issue with the jacket is that i wish the sleeves were 1-2" longer. to be fair, it is a scooter jacket so it's made for an upright seating position, but i loved the design/color so i went for it once there was a sale. my main use of the gracia will be for short jaunts or local rides when i want to be more fashion-friendly. i'll just have to search for gauntlets that'll work with the jacket. overall, i'm happy with my purchase, it's a great looking/feeling jacket! i should mention i'll be purchasing a back protector to up the safety factor.
September 30, 2013
Stylish and Comfortable for Petite Women
I find that I have trouble finding a jacket that doesn't make me look like a linebacker. This jacket is comfortable and has a relatively good fit for my body shape (I'm 5'4", about 115 lbs with narrow shoulders.). I got this in an XS and there is room to spare without the liner inside. With the liner, it's a tighter fit and I probably wouldn't be able to wear a hoodie inside. If you're looking for airflow, this jacket doesn't have any, but that works fine for me because I get cold easily! Being in the Pacific Northwest, it's usually a bit more breezy.
August 4, 2013
Nice style and really warm
In case anyone is looking for more detail on the fit of this jacket, I'm 5'2 and 125 pounds, 32B, small-framed and stumpy. I bought the XS after trying it on in the store and it fits great and snug, but not restricting while riding my scooter.
I am not able to wear anything thicker than a cardigan under it, which is fine because the jacket isn't meant to have anything bulky worn under it unless you take the insulating layer out. I am able to fit a hoodie under just the outer layer (without the insulating layer), which is nice for a less-chilly day.
Even though I usually like black, I bought the olive/brown color because it's a really rich, nice color.
The armor feels sturdy and comfortable and doesn't take away from the nice style of the jacket. I was out wearing it one day and I had a couple friends who do not ride say that they really liked my jacket and that they couldn't tell it was an armored jacket!
All the components of the jacket seem very strong and of good quality. I haven't had a chance to use it in the rain yet, but I feel pretty confident in it being waterproof.
December 11, 2012