REV’IT! Materials Information
REV’IT! uses many specialty materials in the manufacture of their fine products. This page lists some of those materials and provides some information about their properties.:
CE Labeling The CE label means that the protection/protectors comply with the minimum standards for health and safety in the European directive on personal protection equipment (89/686EEC), and have been tested in accordance with the European standard for impact protectors (EN1621.1/97). REV’IT! clothing with the CE label is fitted with CE-approved protectors.
Clarino® This synthetic fabric is made from microfibers to offer a low-maintenance material that still provides good safety, for the rider who does not require the heavy-duty protection of other materials available.
COOLMAX® Mesh Lining This mesh lining is made from COOLMAX®, a high-tech fabric specifically engineered to keep users dry and comfortable. COOLMAX® mesh is made from polyester fibers with an increased surface area. These special multi-channel fibers form a transport system that moves perspiration away from the skin to the outer layer of the fabric, where it can evaporate quickly, allowing the wearer to feel cooler and more comfortable.
Dynax 1000D Consisting of a blend of high-performance yarns with a distinctive look, Dynax has a high melting point, tremendous tear- and abrasion-resistance, and provides high-performance protection for every rider.
Dynax Mesh Consisting of a of high-performance polyamide yarns with an open structure that ensures good ventilation while riding. Dynax mesh has a high melting point, tremendous tear- and abrasion-resistance, and provides high-performance protection under hot weather conditions.
EN343 Certified EN343 refers to a standard for clothing that protects against the effects of inclement weather, including rain and snow. A garment designated as EN343-approved must exhibit water resistance, resistance to water vapor (breathability), and a high level of strength in its components (tensile, tear and seam strength, and shrinkage).
EN471 EN471 is a European standard for the materials, colors, and reflecting power of protective apparel. The aim of the standard is to make the wearer highly visible under all conditions, whether in daylight or headlights.
ES Engineered Skin® Design Method The Engineered skin® signature, found on almost every item REV’IT! develops, indicates our commitment to safety, quality, and design. The name “Engineered skin” itself encapsulates REV’IT!’s design philosophy: engineering ergonomic safety products according to the anatomic shape of the human body. This design concept is evident in all our motorcycle garments, from jackets to socks, from suits to balaclavas.
Every stitch that perforates an area of fabric or leather compromises durability—but by using the Engineered skin® construction method, functional performance materials are placed more logically to improve safety. By relocating vulnerable stitching seams to areas at lower risk for impact, our products offer better protection. High end, durable, and abrasion-resistant materials, such as SuperFabric®, are also placed at the elbows, knees, and shoulders, preserving comfort and freedom of movement. Applying stretch material in these areas helps REV’IT! strike a perfect balance in its garments between wearability and safety.
REV’IT! developed Engineered skin® in 2001. Since then we have continuously made improvements to its functional performance, construction, and fitting shape. The result is a constantly evolving product-range, capable of withstanding extreme pressure in a variety of riding conditions. The innovative and intricate Engineered skin® construction method can only be handled by a limited number of manufacturers, who are able to produce according to our instructions and high quality standards.
Exkin® Air The Exkin® Air insulation layer is an extremely lightweight, soft and warm, multi-layer structure that adds very little thickness to a jacket, pair of pants, or winter gloves. The optimum choice to keep your body warm, this padding is thin and perfectly soft, but still extremely warm. The CLO index (warmth insulation index) of Exkin® Air is among the highest on the market. With maximum insulation performance and virtually zero bulk, this is one of the top insulation materials on the market.
Flexisnap The REV’IT! flexisnap makes it possible to adjust the collar circumference easily and personalize its fit to each rider. A jacket is often worn in more than one season, and the flexisnap makes it possible to adjust the collar within seconds. During winter a wider collar circumference accommodates combining the jacket with a balaclava or wind collar, while during summer, a wider circumference lets an all-important cooling wind into the collar. The flexisnap is available with 5 or 7 positions (XL).
GORE-TEX® X-TRAFIT™ With the GORE-TEX® X-TRAFIT™ product technology, Gore has united all the best characteristics in one motorcycle glove: optimum grip for secure control, durable waterproofness for dry hands, and breathability for ideal climate comfort. The secret of the GORE-TEX® Motorcycle Gloves with X-TRAFIT™ product technology is their innovative layered construction. The inner lining, the GORE-TEX® insert, and the outer fabric are joined together with a ground-breaking technology that allows the characteristics of the individual layers to be retained. The result: 3-layer comfort, 1-layer feeling.
High Density Polyester 600D This fabric takes polyester yarn and weaves it with a finer polyester yarn, to create a high woven density that increases protection and abrasion-resistance. (600D refers to the denier of the yarns used in the weave of the fabric)
Hydratex® G-liner This waterproof coating is applied to the inside of the garment’s inner lining, and the seams are taped to ensure that the garment is waterproof. The REV’IT! Hydratex® G-liner coating is used in the construction of products that demand a basic level of all-weather protection. For some products the G-Liner is detachable.
Hydratex® Lite Hydratex® Lite provides all-weather protection with just one layer. The inner surface of the outer shell features a waterproof coating with micropores, which keeps rain and wind out.
Hydratex® Z-liner A waterproof layer is laminated onto a carrier to construct the REV’IT! Hydratex® Z-liner membrane. The carrier, in turn, protects the membrane against wear-and-tear damage, and the seams of the membrane are taped to ensure waterproofing. The Z- liner is constructed between the lining and the outer shell. The REV’IT! Hydratex® Z-liner membrane is used in garments that demand a high level of all-weather protection.
Hypalon This strong synthetic rubber, noted for its resistance to chemicals, temperature extremes, and ultraviolet light, is used by REV’IT! to add functional but stylish details to the gear.
Karvin Cowhide (PU Coated) The Karvin cowhide has all the comfort and protection of cowhide, but adds a PU finish on top for water repellence and weatherproofing. Makes for comfortable riding in wet weather conditions.
Kevlar® Kevlar® is one of the strongest materials available, woven from aramid and nylon fibers. The extremely tear- and abrasion-resistant material is ideally suited to use in motorcycle clothing, especially in areas at high risk for impact. Kevlar® is five times stronger then steel.
Knox® Flexiform CE Protection These CE-approved impact protectors are made from lightweight, flexible PU, engineered in a 3-dimensional form, making them very soft and flexible. The finish is smooth and the edges are thin, making Knox® Flexiform CE protectors an excellent choice for leather garment and textile garments. They also give the rider flexibility and total freedom of movement, with 2 hinge points to aid movement and 12 holes for breathability. The inside incorporates air channels to help with heat dispersal, keeping the rider comfortable and cool, while offering excellent protection.
Lorica® Lorica® is constructed from microfibers that give the material characteristics similar to those of natural leather, including a leather look. This low-maintenance material is not as strong as leather, but softer and lighter, with a consistent thickness that makes it easier to process.
McFit® Technology Maximum Comfort Fit. This patented technology is based on the liner, membrane and outer shell being laminated together. Maximum Comfort gives a more flexible glove and therefore a better feel. In producing gloves, it used to be difficult to join the function membrane and the outer shell while achieving waterproof protection that did not wear out or split. But Maximum Comfort FIT technology ensures that the liner, membrane and outer material stay tightly bonded. The technology is also used in gloves without membranes, with the liner being bonded to the outer material for a more flexible glove. No more pulling your hand out of the glove to find the liner still attached to your hand, then having to try and reinsert the liner into the glove.
Monaco Performance Cowhide This top-grain leather not only has had its surfaces sanded to correct imperfections, it has been reinforced to up its performance factor for riding on the track or street. Long-lasting and extremely protective.
Neoprene Neoprene is a synthetic rubber useful for protective gear. It is abrasion-resistant, chemical-resistant, waterproof, somewhat stretchable, and buoyant.
Pampas Cowhide (PU coated) The Pampas cowhide has all the comfort and protection of cowhide, but adds a PU coat for excellent water repellence and weatherproofing. Makes for comfortable riding in wet weather conditions.
Pittards® Digital™ grip patches: REV’IT! digital grip features a digital print, which offers an excellent grip under high-performance riding conditions.
Pittards® Goat Microvent Digital™ WR100X Microvent is the latest three-dimensional texturing technique from Pittards®, available on sports-grain leathers. Microvent offers a significant improvement in breathability over standard performance leathers, providing enhanced comfort. Microvent combines this unique breathability with all the technical characteristics that Pittards® WR100X leather is known for: low water-uptake, perspiration resistance, great grip, quick drying, and enduring softness.
Polyamide Polyamide – better known as Nylon – is a collection of polymers that create an excellent resistance to wear and tear as well as a low coefficient of friction, to reduce air-resistance.
ProLife® CE Protection Official tests show that ProLife® far surpasses the protection standards set by the CE directive. The fabric used, elastomer, is the result of many years of research and development. A technological process is used to make the fabric micro-porous, with air in the micro-porous cells under high pressure but unable to escape. This treatment makes the fabric light, flexible, and exceptionally impact-resistant. REV’IT! has used the pre-shaped ProLife® 3D CE protector in REV’IT! motorcycle clothing since it was first introduced.
Push-Pull Tri-fleece Liner This glove lining not only provides extra warmth without adding any bulk, the lining actively wicks (‘pulls’) moisture away from the hands and ‘pushes’ it to the outer layer of the glove to prevent hands from getting damp and thus cold.
PWR Fleece Ripstop Double Face: This bonded variant of PWR ripstop fleece offers even better insulation. Fleece provides warmth and dryness for riding in cold conditions, by wicking moisture away from the body while offering a high level of insulation, thanks to its knitting pattern. Double-face indicates that both sides of the fleece have the crosshatched ripstop weave, increasing its resistance to tearing to an even greater degree.
PWR Shell 500D Stretch This PWR Shell fabric comes in a stretch variant, providing maximal elasticized support for the body under racing conditions.
PWR Shell 750D This new material is REV’IT!’s take on Cordura®. Consisting of 100% high-performance Polyamide yarns, PWR Shell takes the best properties of Cordura® – high melting point, tremendous tear- and abrasion-resistance, and excellent durability – and puts the unique REV’IT! design stamp on it. PWR Shell provides high-performance protection for every rider.
PWR Shell 750D 2L Similar to PWR Shell 750D, this breathable, lightweight PWR Shell 750D 2L has an extra coating to increase water repellency.
PWR Shell Mesh This PWR Shell is knitted in an open structure, to allow for breathability and flexibility, which maintains comfort as well as safety.
PWR Shell Rib This PWR Shell fabric is woven in a specific rib weave, to maximize support while keeping your protection level high.
PWR Shield This PWR Shield fabric is created with a unique knit technique which results in a fabric with unsurpassed cut, tear and abrasion resistance level.
PWR Wax 500D This PWR Shell material has a wax coating for a slightly dull look.
PWR Yarn PWR Yarn is a 100% nylon thread with a unique internal bonding, which imparts excellent durability, high tensile and breaking strength, and ultimate abrasion resistance. Its strength comes from its unique structure, as a 3-wired yarn with an extra 4th wire spun into it. This 4th wire is heated to bond with the other 3 threads, so it will never unravel or split open. Seams with PWR|yarn hold under even the most extreme stress, and are perfect for outer seams on gloves and garments.
schoeller®-PCM™ Schoeller®-PCM ™ keeps the motorcyclist in the temperature comfort zone. Unlike so-called passive insulation (the inner lining of clothing), breathable “Phase Changing Material” (PCM ™) actively reacts to temperature changes: if the body temperature rises, Schoeller®-PCM ™ stores the surplus heat. When the temperature drops, the stored heat is then released to warm the body. This process is made possible by using continuously active, minuscule microcapsules filled with paraffin, which change their dynamic state according to the body’s temperature. This helps the motorcyclist maintain an ideal body temperature.
SuperFabric® Panel SuperFabric® technology is an advanced process that transforms ordinary fabrics into unique, highly protective materials. Multiple protective shields are applied close to each other within the fabric, but remain separate to allow maximum flexibility. These micro guard-plates provide an additional layer of protection, without adding weight, and help prevent abrasion to underlying fabrics. SuperFabric® is five times more abrasion-resistant than leather, with just half the weight.
Sure Grip Sure grip fabric or leather features a special, texturized print, which offers an excellent grip under high-performance riding conditions.
Temperfoam® Self-contouring foam that is not CE-approved, but still offers a great number of impact-resistant properties, this product is used in areas where mobility and fit are a must, such as the hips. Temperfoam® comes in a solid version as well as a perforated version.
Thermolite® Plus Thermal Liner Thermolite® Plus is manufactured from polyester that is 80% recycled material. It is a high-quality, medium-loft, thermal lining fabric. This exclusive mix of fibers traps the air and retains body heat, keeping the motorcyclist warm. The material also stays soft and supple, without bulk, ensuring maximum comfort and freedom of movement for the motorcyclist.
Thinsulate® Thinsulate® is a synthetic fiber used for thermal insulation in clothing. Thinsulate® fibers are about 15 micrometers in diameter, which is thinner than the polyester fibers normally used in insulation for clothing such as gloves or winter jackets. Thinsulate® insulation is soft and compressible.
TPR Hard-Shell Knuckle These knuckle protectors are made from thermoplastic rubber (TPR). TPR combines the processability of plastics with the durability of rubbers, while creating a more lightweight and form-able material. TPR offers excellent resistance to flex fatigue and tearing, making it a perfect protective material for hard shell knuckle protectors.
TPU Hard-Shell Finger Knuckles Thermoplastic Urethane (TPU) is a highly durable synthetic material, used in many REV’IT! products for protection and waterproofing.
Tri-Fleece Liner This polyester tricot fabric is used for glove lining, and brushed to provide extra warmth without adding any bulk. The lining wicks moisture away, to prevent hands from getting damp.
UTA Tab Ultra thin adjustment tab at cuff or leg. Thanks to laminating technology, the material of this UTA Tab is extra thin. This allows you to comfortably wear the sleeve of your jacket under the cuff of a glove, as many riders prefer to do. This technology can be found in most garments in the collection, and also as cuff tabs on the legs of textile trousers.
XL TIZIP® MasterSeal zippers The full-length waterproof TIZIP® front zipper contains two-way pullers and can be fully opened to allow an easy instep into the suit.