REV'IT! Outback Jacket
- Outer shell consists of 600 Denier 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 reflective logos on the upper arms
- 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 and drawcord at hips
- 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 HV vest connector
- Prepared for Challenger cooling vest insert
- Collar hook and loop allow you to draw back and secure the front side of the collar to allow air flow to the neck without the collar flapping
- Short connection zipper allows you to connect the jacket to any pants in the REV’IT line
- Handwarmer pockets, inner pocket, stash pockets and lower back pocket 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.)
Please Note: We can ship REV’IT! products to US, US territory or APO/FPO addresses only (per manufacturer’s restrictions).
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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! 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’m hearing that they are attempting to make their clothes better emulate US sizing and I think they’ve done it with this one. Problem now is that the size chart they developed a few years back better describes previous models which ran small.
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
Of all the jackets I’ve seen from REV’IT! this season, I like this jacket the best. Why? I think it is the best combination of looks, functionality and price. As far as climate control goes, this jacket has a pretty elaborate removable liner system just like many of their other styles. You can choose whether to use a thermal liner, or a rainproof liner, or both together depending upon the conditions you have at the moment. For hot weather use, this jacket has a lot of zippered venting too. On the chest, there are two vertical zip vents on the sides of the chest pockets and the sleeve cuff vents also double as vents to let air in. And then finally on the back, there are two exhaust vents. We’ve got some great close-up pictures of all these vents and all the other features of this jacket which you can see by clicking the “images” link above. All this climate control ability makes this jacket about as close to a four season jacket as you can get. I’d say it is about a 3.5 season design. And for the touring riders and commuters, there are pockets, pockets pockets! I’m counting a total of 8 roomy exterior pockets. Wow! If you need more storage than this, you probably ought to trade in your bike for a minivan! But seriously, there should be room enough to store everything you need. The overall styling of this jacket is sharp and the quality of construction and materials really shows. The fabrics are crisp and well tailored. The Outback also has ample nighttime reflectives on the front, back and sides. We have night shots in our photo gallery that show just how well these work. But getting back to my original claim about why I like this jacket the best of the ones I’ve seen…. it is because of the value. For what this jacket offers, I really think it is one of the best values in their lineup. I also like the new “American” fit (as discussed above). If this style is what you’ve been after, then give it a try. I think you’ll be even more impressed with this jacket in person. :: Paul, 04-01-13
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 below) :: Paul, 04-09-14
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