REV'IT! Turbine Jacket
The protection in this jacket is the main reason I bought it, and it is fantastic. The fit is good, I considered getting a smaller jacket but a slightly larger jacket will allow me to wear something underneath should I need to.
Only one complaint, the color in the picture is not right, it is WAY to white in the picture, it is more gray/dark silver. And with me being in the military I have to get some brightness on there so I won't get hassled by the MPs.
May 24, 2012
Awesome comfort and style
Just picked it up while on holidays down south and only was able to have one day of riding but it was so comfortable that I forgot I was wearing it. Ten hours and there was no chaffing or discomfort. It was large though as others have stated. I did go down a size from the chart. I contacted customer support who offered to swap it out and even gave me measurements of the next size down. I decided to stay with a slightly larger size for a more relaxed fit. Next will be pants.
February 20, 2012
love this jacket!
If you are thinking about a vented jacket I love this jacket. I can wear it on a super hot day and feel extremely comfortable. In fact I had to buy a liner jacket at ems for the times it gets below 70 degree's. This is not a cool weather jacket by any stretch. I tried on other jackets before getting this one and this is by far the most comfortable jacket that I have tried. I know it is not cheap but it is well worth the money. The folks at revzilla were super helpful in the order process. My husband liked the look and features of mine so much he ordered one also. I think the rev it line could make it more stylish for women but the function of the jacket is nice. I ordered the silver one.
August 2, 2011
All day comfort over a range of summer temps
Initially I bought the Turbine in a size 52 based on the sizing guide. I returned it for a size 50 that fits very well. The week after purchase I went on a five day/24k trip around lake Superior with this as my main jacket. The first day was 11 hrs with temps in the 90's all day, it was very comfortable and flowed air great. The remainder of the trip was high 80's for afternoon highs with morning temps in the mid-60's/low 70's. I wore a light windshell or fleece sweater underneath for morning travel. The jacket performed perfectly and was very comfortable for all day riding over a wide range of summer temps. The armor is reassuring yet not restrictive fit wise. I bought this jacket over the Tornado even though that jacket comes with a removable liner. I'm very pleased with the Turbine.
July 26, 2011
Best Mesh Jacket on the Market
I ride in extremely hot weather, and after having a Joe Rocket Phoenix wear out in 6 months, I decided to get better quality hot weather gear. This fits the bill. Build quality is amazing, and I'm really surprised at the protective features as well. The jacket really feels both cool and bomb proof, and I didn't think that was possible. The size chart was dead on - just remember that the waist measurements are around your belly button at the thickest part and not your jeans waist size. The color is much more silver/gray than the photos show - a bit darker, and the black highlighs on the jacket actually work well with black or gray/silver pants. Value is actually there despite the really high price - you get a top quality jacket, probably the best mesh jacket on the market.
June 13, 2011
Great all around jacket
I've been riding around town in this jacket for a little over a week, and I have to say I'm quite impressed with the jacket so far. Here in Austin, Texas there are only two degrees of climate. Hot.... and really F*cking HOTTT!! Summers here are complete scorchers. We had 68 consecutive days with temperatures 100 degrees or more in 2009. For the past few summers, I've had my perforated leather jacket, and I would arrive to my destination a sweaty disgusting mess. Not anymore. This jacket doesn't completely beat the summer heat, but it does make it more bearable. I was expecting a little more air flow, but it does the trick. I usually find myself complaining about the lack of air flow during afternoon rides when temperatures are at their hottest(high 90's to 100+) and the air feels stale. You really feel the air flow at it's best in lower temps around 80 to 90 degrees. The construction is spot on and I feel very safe in this jacket. The pro life armor feels great... not too bulky or heavy. I also upgraded to the sas-tec back protector. I will say it does get a little warm on the back at times, but it's a small price to pay for peace of mind. It's also a very sharp looking jacket. I opted for the titanium color scheme and I was really surprised at how great it looks. If I had to complain about anything, it would be the lack of zippers at the cuff. Not a huge fan of the velcro. I wish they had gone the route of the Tarmac Air jacket with the zippers and snaps at the cuff, but that's just my personal preference. Also, the sizing does run a little large with this jacket. I took some advice from one of the reviews and got a size smaller than usual. I'm usually a 54, and the Rev' IT sizing scale said I was a 54, but I took a gamble and ordered the 52 with the review in mind and my fingers crossed. The 52 fits me really well. A 54 would have been far too roomy in the shoulders and waist. I'm 6'4 , 215 lbs ... kind of a lanky build. I really can't express how pleased I am with this jacket. It hits on all the marks I wanted in a jacket. Great protection, Adequate air flow, and it's stylish.
June 7, 2011
Nice Warm Weather Jacket
Got as an alternative to my Aerostich for warm weather, short runs. Doesn't offer too much protection other than the padding, but that is the intent of the jacket. I usually wear a "long" size and this standard length fit fine.
May 10, 2011
First Class Jacket
RevZilla Customer Service provided great assistance in getting the size correct and shipping in time for my US visit. The jacket is highest quality and has great engineering in fit and function. A couple more inside pockets would be great, but otherwise it exceeds expectations. Maximum airflow is awesome for here in the UAE.
March 22, 2011