REVIT Women's Levante Jacket
took me thru heat, chill, wet, highway and off-road in comfort&style.
bought this prior to a 3 week adventure tour to Utah(from Texas) on our GS with my husband and to add a different jacket to my already existing all mesh and all leather wardrobes. Know that I ride pillion-and have done so for thousands of miles--as you read this review. At 5'7" and 135#, I tried the size 40 and 38 and was pleased with the 38. sleeves are nice and long. the chest is a little big/baggy, but not too bad.I could feel ventilation in the heat of 90-100+, altho I did not like the feel of the comfy collar in those temps--was looking for a handy snap thing to keep it open. not there on this jacket. in the cooler to cold temps/rain as cool as the upper 40's I kept warm with a heated waterproof jacket liner. I always carry heated gear--it works! I used this rather than the Levante jacket liner because(beside the fact that I'm already carrying a waterproof heated liner and pack space is limited)the jacket liner is quite bulky and its waterproof and thermal liners are in one piece. I do wish it came with separate water & thermal liners. as far as using the back pocket for liners--not enough room. I used it to carry an extra light shirt or socks or journal or postcards, etc. I liked the outer waterproof side pockets. I could get my sunglasses and phone in one and usually the camera and sanitizer in the other.my cell phone remained dry and in the pocket. I did not like that the pocket liner came out each time with the item I was pulling thereby needing me to stuff it back in place before replacing item into pocket. the inner chest pocket is nice and roomie. altho things stayed put,I wish it were a zipper and not a small velcro piece closure. I like the ability to cinch in the waist. It's a bit heavy, but comfortable on. back protector needs an upgrade, but I think Rev'zilla may tell you that. yes the light color gets dirty, but that's a hallmark of adventure! right?:)
September 24, 2013
A great looking touring jacket for women that has quality construction, and seasonal versatiliy.
I ride late spring through early fall in New England, and I was looking for some versatility in a touring cut jacket. My Revit Women's Levante jacket arrived just before a week long road trip, and it exceeded my expectations. I selected the silver color for hot days, and to increase being seen on the road. This jacket has quality zippers for installation and removal of the liner; they are heavy duty, and the snaps for the sleeves work easily. The liner was perfect for cooler temperatures. The water resistance of the liner kept me dry during 1.5hrs of riding in heavy rain. I can't say enough about how nice the mesh panels work for airflow when it's hot. All of the various adjustment features are well made on the arms, sides and particularly the collar. For touring, there are plenty of pockets for those items you want to readily access. The sizing of the Levante jacket was perfect for me, and it's a great looking jacket.
September 14, 2013
Wife Loves Jacket
Bought for my wife after she saw my Levante jacket. More of a European cut. Great airflow and comfortable.
August 26, 2013
Value on Price & Style
I have had this jacket for a few weeks now and have worn it through heat and downpour and it has excelled in both conditions. I believe this will be a great 3-season jacket. The only downside is that the waterproof liner is also insulated, so in a warm summer rain, you're going to be sweaty. However, it did do a remarkable job keeping me dry and it doesn't absorb water as one might expect an insulated layer to do.
The fit is very nice/attractive, which is unusual for a riding jacket.
The "back protector" it comes with must be replaced by the SeeSoft protector, which works well and doesn't add bulk.
I also added the reflective vest (sized down 1 size) to the jacket, since it is black.
August 11, 2013
Very well made and fitted.
This jacket offers great protection from wind and rain. However is a little heavy.
June 4, 2013
Rev it products are so well made. It's obvious a lot of thought goes into them. LIke that they are both stylish and technical. We are adventure tourers and Rev it stuff works perfectly. Plus like that they provide good protection with out excessive weight.
June 3, 2013
The most comfortable jacket I own!
This is a VERY comfortable jacket. I purchased the 38 as I am a 40 in REV'IT race fit jackets, and it's extremely comfortable. I literally put it on and walked around the house for a few hours it was so comfy and well cut. The liner is great, and I was surprised, for the cost, how much you get for this jacket and how versatile it is. The padding, protection and quality are top notch. I was able to test it in 50+ degree weather without the liner and with only a long-sleeved underarmour shirt and had no issues with wind or cold. I did notice there was some draft coming up the forearm area, but no doubt it will be a welcome draft in the summer months. Plenty of pockets and areas for adjustment. Really great jacket, and my favorite to date!
March 18, 2013