REVIT Vertex Air Jacket
Outer Shell: polyester 600D, 3D mesh, polyester mesh
Protection: Seesmart CE level 1 protection, TPU protection at shoulders pocket for optional Seesoft CE level 2 Type RV back protector (sold separately):
- Type RV / Size 04 fits SM-MD
- Type RV / Size 05 fits LG-2XL
- Type RV / Size 06 fits 3XL
Fit: race fit, regular
Adjustability: adjustment strap, adjustment tabs
Ventilation: ventilation panels
Features: prepared for optional Challenger Cooling Vest Insert (sold separately) short connection zipper, jeans loop
Pockets: 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! 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.
Judging the fit ourselves, we conclude 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 sizes for each jacket’s alpha size along with our estimate of max chest and max waist/belly. When choosing a size based upon your chest and belly measurements be sure to choose a size that is large enough for BOTH. If you plan to add a back protector to this jacket, then add 1” to your body measurements before using the chart.
Note: If you plan to add back armor add one inch to your chest and belly measurement. If you want to add the chest armor too, add another inch to your chest measurement, then use the chart.
|Jacket Size||REV’IT! Published
of Max Chest
of Max Belly/Waist
Our Two Cents
The Vertex Air jacket is new for 2018 and it is their sport oriented, but basic mesh jacket. This jacket has sport styling along with a mostly-mesh shell to keep you comfortable in hot weather.
The shell of this jacket is built much like REVITs other mesh styles in that most of the shell is mesh material and then solid textile materials are used in the most crash prone areas such as the elbows, shoulders and the sides of the torso. The inside liner is flow through nylon. So being mostly mesh material, this jacket will be very comfortable in hot weather. For really hot weather use in a dry climate, you can add the Challenger Cooling vest (see link below) to get some evaporative cooling effect.
SeeSmart level 1 armor is included in this jacket in the shoulders and elbows. This is REVIT’s lighter, thinner and more flexible armor. It is perfect for a summer oriented, light weight jacket like this. And the armor is vented too (see our photo gallery for a visual). A back protector is not included, but you can add one (see sizing instructions below).
Have a look at the molded armor pieces on the exterior of the shoulders. They are a semi-stiff plastic and looks sharp and will give an added measure of crash protection in the shoulder area. The collar of the jacket is nicely finished out with a lightly padding interior with soft material against your neck and also a padded roll around the upper edge. You can fine tune the fit in the arms and the waist band with adjusters. A short rear zipper is included to attach to pants, or to use in conjunction with the Safeway belt to connect the jacket to jeans. Overall, and very nice jacket that looks sporty and is easy to wear. :: Paul, 03-30-18
Add a Back Protector: This jacket is made with a pocket to accept a Seesoft CE Level 2 Back Protector Insert type RV (RV refers to the shape). For sizes Small or Medium, choose size 4; for Large thru XXL, choose size 5 and for XXXL and larger choose size 6.