REVIT Horizon 2 Jacket
- Outer shell: PWR | shell 500D 2L, PWR | shell 1000D 2L, Lorica®
- Insulation: detachable thermal liner
- Waterproofing: hydratex® | lite (5000mm H2O)
- Breathability: hydratex® | lite (5000g/m2/24hrs)
- Composition: outer shell: 100% polyamide; lining: 100% polyester; thermal liner: 100% polyester (insulation 100% polyester)
- Protection: SEEFLEX™ Level 2 CE protection at shoulders and elbows; prepared for SEESOFT™ CE-level 2 back protector insert – Type RV
- Visibility: laminated reflection at chest and back, reflective logo at upper arms
- Fit: tour fit, regular
- Adjustability: flexisnap at collar, double adjustment straps at waist, adjustment strap at upper arms, adjustment tab at cuffs and under arms, adjustment drawcord at hips
- Ventilation: VCS | aquadefence at chest, VCS | zipper at back
- Features: VCS | aquadefence with FidLock® magnetic fastener, prepared for Vest Connector HV, collar hook, short and long connection zipper
- Pockets: stash pockets, hand warmer pockets, inner pockets, document pocket
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! fits well enough and it looks sharp, but there is very minimal room left. 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.
We measured each jacket and tried them on and we’ve concluded that the fit is just about one-half size smaller than what you would find in ordinary US men’s clothing. The amount the jackets are undersized is not as severe as REV’IT!’s size chart would have you believe. For most people, this means you’ll be able to buy the size you normally wear if you want a snug, European style fit. If you want a looser American fit, or if you are between sizes, choose one size larger.
Below is the REV’IT!-published chest size for each jacket’s alpha size along with our estimate of max chest and max waist/belly. This particular style is not a “sport” oriented style so there is not a lot of taper from chest to waist, and with a style like this you can effectively tailor the fit of the waist with the side waist adjusters, which makes the jacket look great and fit great, so don’t worry if your waist/belly is smaller than the max. We only list this for those that have a belly so they can know what minimum size they’d have to choose to fit the belly.
|Jacket Size||REV’IT! Published
of Max Chest
of Max Belly/Waist
Our Two Cents
The new Horizon 2 jacket from REVIT is the updated version of the original Horizon from approx 2012. This is a classic 3/4 style (meaning longer at the waist than a sport jacket) which is very popular with those who ride every day or take long trips. The longer length will give you more coverage to protect from the wind, rain and cold. And the longer design allows for more pockets which are also important for long distance/frequent riding.
Some “all season” jackets offer a waterproof removable liner OR a fixed “mid-liner” to accomplish the waterproofness (new word folks), but this jacket is a bit different. The Horizon 2 uses outer shell fabrics that have the waterproof liner bonded directly to the back side of the shell material. What’s the difference you say? Well, for one, the outer shell effectively becomes waterproofed, which means your jacket doesn’t become water logged and the outer pockets can be considered waterproof. Big difference! Now granted, this may only come into play with the most severely wet conditions, but if you ride all day in the rain, you’ll see what I mean.
In additon to this jacket’s superior waterproofing, it also has very good ventilation. The vents on this jacket are on the chest behind two triangular covers. When the covers are down and secured by their waterproof zipper, the water and air flow are blocked, but when open, they allow air to enter through the perforations in the molded panel. We have some good shots of this in our photo gallery (click the “View Larger Images” link above). And behind those vents is some spongy sort of liner material very much like you have in boots or a helmet. The material is a bit thick and completely flow through, so it creates a path for air to flow into the jacket even when the wind is pressing the jacket against your chest. It is sort of like a built-in ducting mechanism. Overall, I’d give the venting an A+ for design, and maybe a B for overall venting ability (since there are only two vents total). For that reason, you will like this jacket very much in cold to warm weather, but probably not hot weather (get a mesh jacket for that!).
Speaking of cold weather, there is a very nice full-sleeve removable liner which should do a good job. It is made of higher quality materials than with most, and will probably do just as good a job as thicker liners. It is nice to have a jacket with a higher quality/thinner liner because the use or non-use of the liner won’t play havoc with the fit or size selection. The jacket has either a full circumference zipper or short rear zipper to attach to REV’IT! pants.
If you need the complete riding suit, then have a look at the Horizon 2 pants (see the link below). They offer the same great features to make them waterproof and also breathable. A complete jacket/pant suit would be the complete solution for all types of weather (save the hottest summer days). This jacket has other notable features that I’ll demonstrate in the photo gallery… just click the “View Larger Images” link to see all those with captions to describe them. :: Paul, 03-03-17