Teknic Supervent Mesh Jacket
This jacket works perfectly. As mentioned in other reviews it is slightly short. My jacket ends right at my belt line when standing and when riding sits right above it. With the liner in it keeps out some of the cold air and all of the rain. With the liner out it breathes excellently and feels just like a shirt. The snaps on the arms make it slightly adjustable. The pockets in the front work well for holding my phone or wallet. Order the size you are so it fits on the chest and arms, but expect it to be just a little short.
October 23, 2013
great jacket for cost
Jacket runs large but is a great bang for buck jacket. Fits a little large but would definitely recommend this jacket.
October 21, 2013
Great Inexpensive Summer Jacket
Rode through the worst of the Texas summer with this jacket. I could hardly even feel that it was there. Helped keep me cool with awesome airflow and kept the sun off me, which helps more than I thought it would. Since I ride a sport bike the back of the jacket was always in contact with my back and that tended to make my back a bit sweaty. I feel like that's going to happen no matter what though with summer sport riding. The liner is Velcro. I don't much care for that, but at least it's fully sleeved and it really does keep rain out. I've driven in pouring rain with it and got minimal water that came through (after like an hour). Awesome jacket, price is ridiculously low. Just get it.
October 3, 2013
Great summer jacket for a new rider.
I'm in my mid-30s and finally decided to take up riding, this year. I spent a lot of time around bikes in New England as a kid and in college, but never took the jump. This past July I picked up an old bike in good shape, and discovered RevZilla.
After much hunting through the store and some great emails with the staff (who are incredible), I found the Supervent Mesh and decided it would work for me. So far, so good! Summers in Pennsylvania (where I live now) get hot, if not southwest USA hot, so I wanted something that would flow air well, yet still be armored. I am 5'11" and about 215 lbs., and the size 48 did well for me.
In the heat, the airflow is great - and I love the belt loop in back, to attach to your pants. Lots of size adjustments in the arms and so forth, and the rain liner inside is nice as well. It does NOT block the cold very much - I learned this on a windy ride at about 50 degrees F. A base layer underneath, and/or sweatshirt or something would be fine I think (just ordered a base layer for myself).
The fit is snug but very comfortable. I bought mine in silver/white which is HIGHLY visible - perfect. My bike is a sport-standard, a 1994 Yamaha Seca II / XJ600 that sits mostly upright (http://cycle-ergo.com/Riding/04wi0441IaRtJUyUyUyUyUy0n.png - Great site if you want to see riding positions, by the way!!) and moves very well in my opinion. I don't feel at all restricted. With the cuffs cinched up with the Velcro straps, gloves fit just fine over the sleeves.
I've not been rained on yet, so can't comment on how well the rain layer inside works. Otherwise, it's a very nice jacket which is now on clearance (as is all Teknic stuff).
September 30, 2013
Get correct size
Very short in the waist, but not uncomfortable so. Most reviews said to get a size up, but getting it in the correct size worked for me. Very aggressive sports bike look.
September 24, 2013
good jacket, fits well, breaths, and confortable
The jacket fits well, breaths, and its light and comfortable.
September 18, 2013
Great warm weather jacket
Jacket is well constructed. Bought as a second jacket for warm weather, and this does the trick. It was a very good deal considering what you get for your money. Consider an upgraded back protector, but that goes for nearly all jackets. Only downside is the waterproof liner. Despite the claims of being breathable, on a recent ride, I think I was more wet from the liner trapping my body heat and sweat directly against my skin than I would have been just getting rained on. Hot sunny days, this jacket rules, wet days, consider something else.
September 16, 2013
This jacket is great. The only complaint I have is that the elbow protection can slide around when your arms aren't engaged. Apart from that, it looks great, has a lot of air flow when moving and good elbow, shoulder and spine protection
September 9, 2013