REV'IT! Airwave Jacket
- Outer Shell consists of PWR Shell Mesh, Lorica® synthetic leather and Polyester 600D
- Visibility: laminated reflection panels on upper arms and back
- Knox® Flexiform CE protection at shoulders and elbows
- Perforated EVA foam backpad, back protector pocket prepared for Knox® Advance X CE back protector (sold separately)
- Adjustment straps at waist
- Adjustment tab at sleeve cuffs, upper arms and collar
- Ventilation panels on the chest, back and arms
- Headphone loop so you can guide the cord of your headphone towards your ears
- Jeans loop at the back of the jacket allows you to attach the jacket to your jeans
- 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
- Slit pockets, inner pockets
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).
Read on for more details.
We tried a size Medium and an XL on our Fit Check mannequins Huey and Dewey. Those are sizes they usually wear in an “American” cut jacket. This jacket from REV’IT! fit very well. I also verified some chest and belly measurements and found those to also be in line with what you’d normally find in American men’s clothing. So, we recommend you buy the size you normally wear in US men’s clothing.
For REV’IT! gear, it is not the “norm” for it to fit like US men’s clothing. We’ve found most styles fit small by about 1/2 to one full size, and the chest sizes they list in their “standard” size chart are about one size small for each alpha size listed as compared to normal US sizing. Why is this jacket sized more like American clothing than their other styles? I dunno… my job is to report the facts.
Anyway, below is a chart we put together that shows the REV’IT!-published chest sizes for each jacket’s alpha size (which are incorrect for this model) along with our estimate of max chest and max waist/belly. This particular style doesn’t taper a whole lot from chest to waist… only about 2”, so most people won’t have to worry about whether the belly area will work for them, but for those who do have an ample belly, we list the max size for each alpha size so you can make sure the size you choose will work.
|Jacket Size||REV’IT! Published
of Max Chest
of Max Belly/Waist
Our Two Cents
The REV’IT! Airwave jacket, as compared to the many other brand mesh styles we carry, is really the Cadillac… er… should I say the BMW?? of the simple mesh style summer jacket. Many of the features you see on this jacket are common to all other brands’ summer mesh jackets, but the overall build quality and materials used in this jacket are among the best. Of course the price is a bit higher, but you all know how that old story goes… you get what you pay for, right? The mesh material used in the jacket is a tight weave that has a nice “slick” finish that doesn’t look like mesh. It makes the jacket look more tailored and feels more structured. In likely impact areas, there is a solid textile material of a complementary color. The jacket should be VERY comfortable in hot weather and that is what this jacket is primarily made for. The jacket comes with removable armor in the shoulders and elbows and has a foam back pad as standard. That back pad can be upgraded for not a lot with the Knox armor you’ll see listed below. Want the whole outfit? You’ll also see below the Airwave pant. You can zip the pants to the jacket and you’ll have a great looking 2pc suit. If you aren’t using the connection zipper, there is a belt loop strap in the lower rear of the jacket. You get the usual complement of pockets. The upper bicep area and sleeve cuffs are adjustable in fit. Overall, this is a sharp jacket that is simple but well made. If you enjoy quality construction and don’t mind paying a bit more for it, then you’ve found a contender here. Be sure and take the “Images” link above to see some interesting shots of this jacket including some nighttime shots to show off the reflectivity. :: Paul, 03-08-13