Tola
 
 
 
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    July 4, 2011
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    June 29, 2012
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 Teknic Aquavent Mesh Jacket
Teknic Aquavent Mesh Jacket
Teknic Aquavent Mesh Jacket Shell Material Nylon Mesh and 600D Cordura Removable Liner Velcro in 100 Waterproof liner Protection Knox Lite CE at the shoulders Knox Lite CE at the elbows in Advanced Elbow Pocket Armorshield spine guard included Dual layers of Cordura in shoulders elbows Additional Features TASC stitching Bicep Forearm, Snap adjusters 8 pant connection zipper YKK zippers 3M Scotchlite reflective
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Very strange fitment
PostedJune 29, 2012
Customer avatar
Tola
State:VT
Rider Type:Cafe Racer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Fit
Small
1 Size Large
Large
Ordered a size 50 based on reviews staing it runs small throughout internet and here which is one size up from what size chart recommends.
I'm 6'3", 230 37" arms and 17" neck, 40 waist.
Jacket was huge in waist, adjusters maxed out and still loose but length was almost perfect to a bit short. With sleeve adjusters maxed out sleeves were still loose, elbow pads went halfway up triceps and just covered elbows. i wouldn't trust them being in place if I went down. Chest and neck fit well. CE protection and back protector for a stock non CE piece were all nice. Liner is attached by velcro with a few snaps. Reinstalling was a pain since velcro would catch on inner mesh jacket wherever it touched. Jacket seemed well made overall. Would have kept jacket if it fit properly but fit was too odd to sent back for a different size and possibly have to ship back again. I imagine airflow would be very good.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 REV'IT! Hawk Leather Jacket
REV'IT! Hawk Leather Jacket
The HAWK black leather jacket is made entirely of full grain cow hide leather for a classy look and a unique feel. Perfect for retro classic motorcycling, the jacket features CE-approved protection and all the comfort customers have come to expect from REV'IT! ERGONOMIC FEATURES Outer shell Full grain cow hide leather Insulation Detachable thermal bodywarmer Protection ProLife CE protection, EVA foam, safety stitching Fit city fit, regular shape Adjustability adjustment tabs Ventilation ventilation panels Additional Features Comfort collar Short connection zipper Slit inner pockets
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Function & Fashion
PostedMay 12, 2012
Customer avatar
Tola
State:VT
Rider Type:Cafe Racer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
First I'd like to comment on Rev'it's deceiving marketing. On all 3 of their leather jackets you'll see they're made of "unique" leathers. The Union is "Odessa cowhide", Rebel is "Mirage Performance cowhide" and finally the Hawk is " [ELK] Leather" which is really a full grain cowhide. Google any of the 3 and you'll see they don't really exist outside of Rev'it. The Hawk is the most deceitfully marketed of the 3. On Rev'it's site its clearly stated that it's made of Elk Leather and who would question that it's really cowhide with a fancy tx. made up by Rev'it, but that's just what it is, elk leather is a treatment the design company just made up in house to apply to cowhide then the jacket is advertised as being made of Elk Leather. No vendors were even aware of this as well as people in the USA Rev'it offices. Sketchy to say the least, Revzilla has changed the description but Rev'it has not.
For the review, elk leather or not the jacket is very nice!! To mee it looks better in person. My least favorite part of the jacket was the quilting on back but it's more understated than in the video, not as puffy, adds a nice touch to vintage look. The stitching is just about perfect , no loose threads. The leather is surprisingly soft and before I found out it wasn't elk leather I didn't think it was cowhide. Some issues I have with it are that some of the white accent threads although not structural are a little loose as the thread loops up in between stitches and the main structural seam on the arms run directly over the elbow and forearm contact area, funny how this is pointed out when a jacket doesn't have that problem but not mentioned when it does in the video reviews?
I am 6'3", 235, 47" chest, 40" waist, 37" arms, large tri/biceps and 17.5 neck. I bought a size 58 and I'd say it's just about a perfect fit. The arm length and chest fit is perfect! The neck is on the verge of being too tight, almost a deal breaker and it's a bit loose in the waist but looks strange and is too tight when on bike with the adjusters tightened so leaving it loose. I think if your waist is 3-4" less than your chest size the new american cut of Rev'it will fit perfectly. Seems Rev'it thinks Americans all have waist sizes almost equal to their chest size. This held true with the ignition 2 as well.
Overall, I am very happy with jacket, wife gives it 8/10. Is it worth the price considering the price went up $50- a month ago, maybe? It's not much different than the lower priced Union or Rebel in construction so your paying for the retro look. Other companies such as Fox Creek and British Motorcycle gear makes jackets as nice for less money and Dainese has some nice options for a little more especially the R-Twin. For me it's the most unique and is a perfect match for my classic Triumph and the cool Vermont days.
Rev'it rep. was very nice, apologized for the false advertising but have yet to fix the description online.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REV'IT! Ignition 2 Jacket How can you improve on a jacket that's already considered one of the most multi-functional, 3-season, leather mesh styles You dig deeper and make it even better. REV'IT! proudly presents the REVIT Ignition 2 jacket without a doubt the most versatile leather mesh jacket available on the market. Its 3-in-1 layer system enables you to transform it from a 3-season, waterproof, and insulated touring jacket to a full airflow summer mesh jacket, simply by removing the separate layers included. Unbelievable function, versatility, comfort, and style this jacket has REV'IT! written all over it. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell Monaco Performance cowhide, Dynax mesh, PWRshell 500D stretch, PWRwax 500D, suede leather Insulation detachable thermal bodywarmer Waterproofing detachable hydratex 3L (5000mm H2O) Breathability detachable hydratex 3L (7000g/m2/24hrs) Composition outer shell 59 leather, 40 polyamide, 1 elastane lining 100 polyester thermal liner 100 polyamide (insulation 100 polyester) membrane 100 polyurethane (tricot 100 polyamide) Protection ProLife CE protection at shoulders and elbows Back Protector (sold separately) Seesoft Back Protector -Type KN Type KN / Size 106 fits 46-60 Safety stitching Visibility reflection at back and elbows ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit, regular Adjustability adjustment straps at waist, adjustment tabs at cuffs Ventilation VCS I zippers at under arms, ventilation panels at chest and back Features stretch lips at elbows, short and long connection zipper Pockets slit pockets, document pocket, inner pockets
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Jack of all trades, master of none
PostedMay 2, 2012
Customer avatar
Tola
State:VT
Rider Type:Cafe Racer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
Received the jacket yesterday, sent it back today.
I'm 6'3",230,47" chest and 41" waist at naval,(39-40 jean size), 27" arm length. Bought a 58
Pros:
VERY well made, thick leather,many features, high quality liner and thermal vest, nice armor. Looks well ventilated. For this style jacket I'd consider the 58 the right/perfect size for me. Arm length was perfect.
Cons:
Little too tight with liner and vest installed in chest area and neck and restrictive for upright riding, too loose with all liners out. Combo of leather and mesh made some areas conform to body shape well and others not so well. Tight is chest, loose in waist. Restrictive in shoulders for upright riders
I REALLY wanted to keep this jacket and have one do it all but for the price it's not something I could settle on. Main problems were fit with liners in/out, too loose or tight, when sitting on bike ( '73 Triumph Tiger 750,Trident & "58 BSA) in the upright position the mesh part of jacket ballooned up in the chest and pushed jacket into my neck/throat which was the real deal breaker otherwise I would have kept it. I think this is due to the leather on the sides being inflexible with a very flexible mesh front. The leather/armor combo in shoulders is very restrictive with arms up so having arms up holding bars felt like a battle with the jacket.
In a sport bike posture I think it would be fine , felt nice on the royal enfield cafe racer and GPZ 750 that my father has but for me it was no good in an upright posture. Design seems more for arms to be down and forward vs up and reaching for bars. For the price or $100- more you could get a very nice dedicated leather and textile jacket to cover all a bases. and that's just what I'm doing. Going with a dedicated leather (Rev'it Hawk) and textile jacket ( Dianese). I'm positive having 2 will work better for their intended purpose vs having one try to do it all. I still wish the ignition 2 worked out and I'm sure it will for many but if you match the description I described I'd be ready to return it.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Nolan N20 Caribe Helmet
Nolan N20 Caribe Helmet
Nolan N20 Caribe Helmet Stylish jet helmet, with exceptional finish and features for the scooter, vintage, or cruiser rider Innovative removable and washable liner is antibacterial, antifungal, and wicking Pilot style quick-change shield is optically correct and fitted with modern metalized side plates Microlock (adjustable quick release) retention system Super light at 2.5 lbs. DOT approved
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Helmet would be perfect if a full face visor was available
PostedJuly 4, 2011
Customer avatar
Tola
State:VT
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Average
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Round
Round
Vision
Narrow
Exceptionally Wide
Wide
Wanted an old school Iook to go with my 1973 Triumph Tiger 750. I first bought the Bell custom 500 and thought that fit a rounder head but I ended up with the Nolan which has a very round fit, perfect fit but make sure it's snug because after 3-4 rides mine has loosened slightly. Very comfortable and liner pulls sweat away from head. Wind noise is on the loud side, I use ear plugs for long rides. Visor works o.k and is very clear but it's to windy too use alone, need glasses as well or my eyes are watering within minutes. Ratchet strap is great. Finish is perfect but flat black shows fingerprints which I figure is normal for any flat black paint job. Overall very happy but will probably buy a full face for long rides.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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