REV'IT! Excalibur Jacket
- Outer shell consists of 600 Denier high density polyester, PWR Wax 500D and ribbed polyester material
- Hydratex® G-liner for waterproofing and breathability, which is detachable
- Insulation consists of a detachable thermal liner
- Visibility provided by laminated reflection materials on the chest and back as well as a reflective logos on the back
- Knox® Flexiform CE protection at shoulders and elbows, back protector pocket prepared for Seesoft CE-level 2 back protector insert (sold separately)
- Adjustment straps at waist and upper arms
- Flexisnap at collar makes it possible to adjust the collar circumference easily
- Adjustment tab at the sleeve cuffs
- Ventilation VCS zippers are located in strategic positions to allow cooling air flow
- Prepared for Challenger cooling vest insert
- Short connection zipper allows you to connect the jacket to any pants in the REV’IT! line
- Handwarmer pockets, inner pockets provide plenty of storage capability
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.)
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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! fits well enough; they look sharp and give a good fit, but they are just a bit snug. Many brands from Europe exhibit a fit like this, such as Alpinestars. If you look at REV’IT!’s published size chart (below), you’ll see their estimate of chest size is at least a full size smaller than what you’d find in equivalent US designed clothing, but this model isn’t running as small as their sizing would indicate.
I’d conclude that the fit is just about right for a person who likes a more trim fit. The jackets are only about an inch more snug than what you’d find in a typical American designed jacket. Therefore, I’d recommend you buy the size you normally wear, but if you are between sizes, choose the larger.
Below is the REV’IT!-published chest sizes for each jacket’s alpha size along with our estimate of max chest and max waist/belly. Being a short waist, more sporty style, the jacket tapers from chest to waist by about 4” in any given size. If you have a bit of a belly, then refer to the chart below to make sure the size you choose will be big enough for your belly/waist.
|Jacket Size||REV’IT! Published
of Max Chest
of Max Belly/Waist
Our Two Cents
The Excalibur jacket by REV’IT! seems to be the “jack of all trades” model when it comes to climate. The outer shell is textile, and it is a short waist design which is oriented for sport riding, but the overall styling is subdued so really any type rider will probably like it. I said “jack of all trades” and I was referring to climate control. This jacket has a pretty elaborate removable liner system that lets you choose whether to use a thermal liner, or a rainproof liner, or both together depending upon the conditions you have at the moment. It is about as close to a four season jacket as you can get. I’d say it is about a 3.5 season design. For warmer weather, the jacket has four front zip vents and a rear exhaust vent across the shoulder blade area. These vents will allow some pretty good air flow, but for really, really hot weather, a solid textile with vents isn’t going to be as good as a full mesh design…. that is why I dub this one a 3.5 season model. But back to the liner system…. it’s an easy concept really…. it has two liners, and you just experiment in different temps and see how each work singularly or in tandem. Once you get some experience with them, you’ll know what works best for you. Be ready for a bit of assembly and dis-assembly though. Between the two liners, there are at least four zippers and about a dozen little snaps to completely take it all out and put it all back in. But that really can’t be helped with a design like this to work properly. And besides, you won’t be changing configurations often. I’ll invite you to take a look at our photo spread of all the other features of this jacket by taking the “Images” link above. We’ve got some good shots including the nighttime shots to show off the reflectives and you can also see how the jackets look on our Fit Test mannequins. I really liked the looks of the Black/Silver model we used for the photos. There is enough going on with the styling, but not too much so that it becomes garish. I think you’ll like this jacket for all the things it can do to keep you comfortable in any kind of weather. :: Paul, 03-07-13
Note About Back Armor: In Spring of 2014 Rev’It! made a decision to stop including an EVA foam back pad in their jackets because they are preparing to conform to recent European standards that will require every part of a garment to provide a minimum level of protection and they anticipate that the foam back pad previously offered would not meet the requirement. As an option, you can purchase a CE certified back protector (see choice(s) below) :: Paul, 04-09-14
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