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 REV'IT! Air Jacket (4XL)
REV'IT! Air Jacket (4XL)
In Spring of 2012 the Air Jacket will be replaced by the new REV'IT Airwave Jacket The AIR jacket is the latest lightweight summer specific jacket in the REV'IT! collection. This jacket combines lightweight abrasion resistant materials along with mesh panels to provide the ultimate in summer breath-ability. These materials combined with CE approved KNOX amour at a competitive price make the AIR a great jacket for the rider who demands protection and style. The REV'IT Rotor Pants are perfect complement to the Air Jacket. PROTECTION FEATURES Outershell Airmesh, Polyamide Protection KNOX CE protection, ventilated EVA back padding Visibility reflective label at the chest, reflective panels on theshoulder ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit lightly pre-shaped fit Adjustability adjustment taps at the upper sleeve, adjustmentstraps at the hem Ventilation fully ventilated Features short connection zipper, jeans loop Pockets slit pockets, mesh inner pockets Recomended Upgrade REV'IT Knox TP2 Back Protector
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Flows air, looks stylish, fits nicely
PostedJune 30, 2011
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Zetai
From San Jose
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Things that I was looking for when I bought this jacket:
1) it had to have great airflow and it does. The mesh looks to be of great quality and is in all the right places. If you wear it in cooler weather 60degrees, your arms will feel fine but your chest will feel cold. It does not come with a liner so I ended up wearing either a long sleeve-T under or a thin hoodie. I am also currently looking for a windbreaker/nylon rain resistent jacket that I can use as a liner when necessary.
2) it had to have armor to compensate for the less abrasion resistent fabric (there's not other way with mesh you have to compromise something), It has all knox hard armor in shoulder and elbow that fit fantastic but the backpad needs to be upgraded to a knox TP2 or SasTec armor. It's only $30 to $45 respectively and is a well worthy upgrade. I choose the knox TP2 because it is foam and lighter weight which keeps the jacket light weight.
3) Colors that dont end up being a black on black on black. I have a leather jacket that is the classic all black but for my next jacket, I found that all that black was getting to me. I needed some colors but nothing too crazy with the reds and blues. I got this jacket in black/light grey so that all it has is the red stripe on the arm and let me tell you. It looks good. Grey is great for dirt but is light enough to be cooler in the sun.
4) Fit fairly snuggly. I am usually a L but I had to go up to an XL to get this jacket to fit. The L did FIT but the zipper was tighter and the armpits were a little narrower. Also the length of the torso was slightly shorter than I would like it to be. Arm length interestingly was perfect. Since I choose the XL, everything that was small is perfect but now the arms are slightly long. For reference, I am exactly 6ft at ~167lbs.
Now on to the issues that I found with this jacket.
1) I found the neck button to be slightly on the tighter side. Great to keep the snug feel of the jacket but it is definitely noticable and when I wear a hoodie under this, it may or maynot be able to button depending on the thickness of the hoodie.
2) pockets... there is 2 hand warmer pockets and one pocket on the left breast of the jacket. It's not a terrible issue but if you are used to having more, know that your habits will need to change a little.
All in all, I like this jacket. I feel like I prefer to grab it more than my leather jacket purely because it is so light weight and doesnt have the "i'm a biker dude walking around" kind of feel to it in the stores. Much closer to a normal cooler weather jacket. Hope this helps.
Lastly, I highly recommend you try the jacket on. You might find the smaller size more comfortable depending on your body type. If you are fit for your height, order the normal size, if you tend to lean towards the wider side like me, go one size up.
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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