REV'IT! Women's Ignition 2 Jacket
Using it more than expected
Except on rainy days this suit is great for year-round daily commutes in southern California. Fit from the size chart was a bit tight but has stretched a little so fits like a glove now. I got this suit for my wife thinking it would be for Spring-Summer-Fall but she's worn it daily since Christmas.
On very rainy days we still get out the gore-tex suits.
March 19, 2015
A Phenomenal Jacket!!!
I bought this jacket a little over a year ago with the upgraded Seesoft back protector, which is very flexible & comfortable, too, I might add. This jacket fit me extremely well, was very comfortable, and had very good ventilation properties. I use past-tense, as I was wearing this jacket last December when I had a motorcycle accident--went down at 40 mph--a car pulled in front of me, I applied brakes properly, but happened to be going over a spot of oil at the time. :-( Anyway, the bike went down instantly, and I was slammed onto my back and then rolled down the road. I basically walked away from that accident without significant injury, and I owe this fact to the gear I was wearing. The Seesoft back protector took the impact of the initial fall, and the jacket showed some minor surface damage, but it held & protected me!!! BTW, my insurance paid not only for the bike but also the protective gear I was wearing. So, my advice is to buy the best gear you can afford, as it is definitely worth it in my opinion, and this Rev'It jacket without question saved me from serious injury, and now that I have a new bike, I plan to save up and buy another one!
August 24, 2014
This Jacket Is Incredible!
The Rev'It Ignition 2 jacket is amazing. That's really all you need to know.
I literally bought this jacket yesterday; I was most impressed with the styling and fit. I am 5'7" and 180lbs with very wide hips and this jacket in size 42 is snug and well fitted across my shoulders and in the arms and torso but also fits over my hips with my riding pants on without riding up or being too loose, which is awesome. I took it out this morning on its maiden ride; I was expecting good weather the whole day, so I took out the thermal vest and wore it with the waterproof liner, mostly to just get a feel for what it fit like with it in. I was wearing only a T-shirt underneath and was comfortably warm for the sunny, dry portion of my ride with the temps around 20C, where normally I'd be at least a little bit chilly. Very little air was making it through the jacket, which I'm okay with.
Then it started to get overcast and the temperature dropped a bit. I was still totally comfortable, no problems at all. After a couple of hours the jacket was starting to break in a bit, it wasn't as stiff as new and I was delighted with how comfy it was.
And then the rain started. Not to mention the pea-sized hail. All in all, it was about 85kms of torrential downpour and non-stop hail. It was the kind of rain where I may as well have been sitting on my bike in an automatic car wash. And the jacket performed beautifully. Everything from my neck down to my mid-torso was bone dry when I finally got home. Bone. Dry. Considering I poured half a cup of water out of each boot and even the inside of my helmet was wet, I was amazed. Unfortunately, my phone was in one of the outer pockets (since the waterproof liner doesn't have any pockets on the inside, only the thermal vest does) and it got wet enough it may not survive...I'll be sure to have a small ziploc bag handy to throw it in for next time.
Once the jacket dries out I'm going to treat the leather with a protection balm, but I'm sure that it suffered no harm. The textile parts of the jacket didn't offer a lot of impact protection from the hail, but no one's likely to be riding through that kind of weather all that often anyhow. I bought the Icon D30 back protector to put in it because the flimsy piece of foam that comes in the jacket is laughable - Rev'It shouldn't even bother with it. The Icon protector came more highly recommended by my local shop guys than the Rev'It SeeSoft protector because it's thinner and more flexible, not to mention a third of the price. It fit into the jacket beautifully and I didn't even know it was there once the jacket was on. As for the other armour in the jacket, I'm more than happy with it and am comfortable it'll provide all the protection I need.
All in all - I am beyond happy I bought this jacket; I highly recommend it!
August 8, 2014
well worth the money!
When I bought this jacket, all I knew was I needed a gear if I was going to ride more aggressively and make the eventual move from cruiser to sport bike I had no idea what to look for in a jacket. In asking a trusted knowledgeable friend, he gave me a list of things to look for. This jacket has them all. Leather in all the right places, breathable for the heat, armor, rain liner. It's a jacket I've already worn when it's in the 40's and now already up to 85. It will be used almost year round here in southern Louisiana. It is very well constructed, and looks built to last. I have a friend with the male version and he will testify to it (down twice in small accidents and you can't even tell). I'm a bigger girl, 5'4 and around the 190 mark. I ordered the biggest size (46 I believe) and it fits amazingly, and the look is gorgeous. The pictures don't do it justice. The only things I wish were different is I wish there were air holes somewhere in the upper arm area. When I layer up it fits fine, but when I use the rain liner it is tight across the shoulders. Both are minimal issues and I would buy this jacket again and again.
April 25, 2014
Does it's job and rocks it, too
Just spent 8 hrs in 35 F, 4 of them in the wet snow. This jacket killed it. I wore a merino t-shirt, light wool turtleneck, and both the liners. I was toasty all day, no water or dampness at all. The fit was form-fitting, not too snug. I bought a 36 and am 5'6", 128#. Highly recommended. If there is any concern I have it's that the elasticized bottom of the waterproof liner rides up a little. Not uncomfortably, but you have to pull it down a bit every so often.
March 29, 2014
Fit and Function
Love this jacket. Bought it with the Gear 2 leather/mesh pants.
Nice ventilation, nice protection. Good looking pants/jacket set too. Plenty of protection with ventilation when you want it. Comes with both waterproof liners and core-warmth vest for jacket. I bought a large as I am broad shouldered. Fit is great with all liners removed and liners in as well. Still room enough for thermals under. Adjustable velcro & leather waist pulls in pants. The most expensive jacket/pants that I have purchased, but wish I had bought these first. The money I have spent on MULTIPLE other jackets/pants in order to get the functionality of this ONE set would have saved me a bundle! Highly recommended by this owner.
October 28, 2013
Out of All Jackets, This Is The One
Here in the Seattle area it rarely gets above 90 in the summer and I don't ride in the rain, so I wasn't looking for a durable waterproof jacket, though I hear the Ignition 2 is good with rain and it comes with a waterproof liner. I didn't want an all leather jacket because textile is more versatile and comfortable... but leather provides better protection... but I don't want to over heat in all leather... but I don't want to be cold with a super breathable textile... but I want to look sexy in leather... Then Ta-DA! I found the Rev'It! Ignition 2 jacket. It was a win-win in every way, seriously. The quality of this jacket is outstanding, A+. The armor fits perfectly in all the right areas - I feel confident and safe as can be in it. It has very little pocket space, but I never use them anyway. The neck is a bit tight, but I never snap it closed when I ride, so it doesn't bother me. I chose this jacket in Black Anthracite, though I wish I could afford both colors since the all black is sweet too. It took me a month of every day researching, review reading, and store trips to decide on a jacket. It was worth the money and I couldn't be happier.
I'm 5'3", 110lbs, and I measure 32" chest / 25" waist / 33" hips. The size 34 fits me perfectly, doesn't look boxy, and is not too short or too long in the torso. It is extra comfortable with the thermal liner in. I can easily wear a sweater under the jacket (without the thermal liner in), but it's snug. I typically ride with a sweater or thermal liner when it's 60 degrees, cotton long sleeve when it's 70 degrees, cotton t-shirt when it's 80 degrees, tank top if it reaches 90 degrees. Hopefully that gives you an idea of warmth and temperature: Note that I get cold easily an I am from Arizona, where I probably wouldn't wear this jacket.
August 27, 2013
I am 5''8, 145 lbs, and ordered a size 38 in this jacket. I also bought the REV'IT! Seesoft Back Protector Insert KN 105, and it's a must have. The foam you get in the jacket is useless in my opinion, you have to upgrade it. Other than that, I love the fit. I feel protected on the road! I only wear it once, but I already love it! I wear them with the Rev It Women's Gear pants!
June 27, 2013