REVIT Airforce Jacket
- Race fit
- Outer shell consists of 600D polyester, PWR shell mesh and Lorica
- Ventilation panels at the chest, back and sleeves
- Visibility: laminated reflection at elbows and reflective logo on the back
- Knox® Flexiform CE protection at shoulders and elbows
- Back protector pocket prepared for Seesoft CE Level 2 back protector type RV (sold separately) (see Our Two Cents below for appropriate size)
- Adjustment straps at hips
- Adjustment tabs at upper arms and sleeve cuffs
- Flexisnap at collar makes it possible to adjust the collar circumference easily
- Short connection zipper allows you to connect the jacket to any pants in the REV’IT line; here’s some info about zipper lengths/compatibilities
- Jeans loop allows you to attach jacket to any type of pants
- Challenger cooling vest insert can be attached (sold separately)
More info: This document explains some of the features and materials listed above. (Not all REV’IT! products have all the features or materials listed. Use your back button after viewing.)
Please Note: We can ship REV’IT! products to US, US territory or APO/FPO addresses only (per manufacturer’s restrictions).
For the last few years, REV’IT! has been trying to get their “American” offering of jackets where the sizing is consistent with most other manufacturers. When they first started selling in the US, they sized their alpha sized jackets so that they fit about one size smaller than anybody else. In the last couple years, they’ve corrected the issue and now their jackets fit as most people might expect. But with the Airforce, unfortunately they have taken a step back and this one fits like the original sizing chart which will be about one size smaller than you might expect. And for most people, that means you’ll have to buy one size larger jacket than you normally wear in men’s clothing. I’d highly recommend you use a tape and measure yourself and then use the chart to choose the correct size.
The overall fit of this jacket is trim… some call it a “European” cut, which means it is close fitting and will work best for those with a trim build.
We put a Medium and XL on our two Fit Check mannequins Huey and Dewey. We generally buy test jackets in a Medium for Huey and an XL for Dewey (41” and 45” chest respectively) assuming these jackets would fit “normally”, and we were able to get them on the two mannequins, but it was a very tight fit (click the “View Larger Images” link above to see).
Below is the REV’IT-published chest sizes for each jacket’s alpha size along with our estimate of max waist/belly. We include a waist/belly measurement because if you have some belly, then you will want to make sure you are buying a jacket that is large enough to accommodate you. Those with a waist that is trimmer than the chart indicates for their chest size can use the adjustment straps to customize the fit with no problem. A jacket like this looks great with the waist adjusters in a bit. With this jacket, we see that the jackets don’t taper a lot so the belly issue won’t be a problem for most.
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Our Two Cents
This Airforce jacket by REV’IT reminds me a lot of very similar mesh styles from Alpinestars this year. The jacket is lightweight and a good portion of the shell is mesh material which will allow the wind to blow right through. This set-up is the classic configuration for very hot weather use.
The overall styling is sharp I think. I like the contrasting color and the two offerings with some neon and red look good to me. As for other nice features…you get a decent number of pockets… two on the outside and one large inside patch pocket. And the jacket can zip to compatible pants, or it has a loop in the back you can use to simply tie the jacket’s tail down to the belt on your jeans. This is a handy thing to prevent draft from blowing up the tail of the jacket and inflating it at highway speeds.
The neck is adjustable with a two position snap arrangement and the collar materials are soft and comfy feeling and the arm circumference can be adjusted with snaps. And finally there are Velcro straps at the waist to tailor the fit around the waist/belly area.
REV’IT! sells an evaporation vest for this jacket which you can take a look at by using the link below. I’ve used evaporation vests before, and they work great with mesh jackets like this. And they work best in very dry weather conditions. In high humidity though, they remain kind of clammy rather than cool and airy, and of course they work best with constant air flow such as on the highway. In town they’ll lose much of their evaporative mojo.
With this jacket, you get Knox CE armor in the shoulders and elbows, and you can add the optional back protector by REV’IT! Add a Back Protector: This jacket is made with a pocket to accept a Seesoft CE Level 2 Back Protector Insert type RV (RV refers to the shape). For size XS, choose size 3; sizes Small or Medium, choose size 4; for Large thru XXL, choose size 5 and for XXXL and larger choose size 6. This one is a very competent hot weather jacket. I’m a big fan of mesh jackets… what did we do before these came along? Sweated a bunch as I recall! :: Paul, 03-25-15
FYI: A bit of trivia… I credit Joe Rocket for “inventing” the mesh jacket back around 2002. The very first one was the original Phoenix jacket. Unfortunately the pictures from our site in 2002 didn’t archive.