REVIT Bison Overshirt
The Bison shirt answers the demand for a lumberjack overshirt without sacrificing safety. Like the Tracer, the Bison is designed as a true overshirt that in this version is waterproof thanks to our incorporated waterproof hydratex® membrane. The polyester canvas is reinforced with our in-house developed PWR|shield at the shoulders and elbows, offering a strong outer shell with a casual look. By incorporating our ultra thin SEESMART™ limb protectors we kept the silhouette tailored so as not to reveal the Bison’s motorcycle-ready character. The overshirt is optionally upgradable with our SEESOFT™ CE-level 2 back protector and to make sure anyone wearing the Bison gets noticed when the sun goes down we installed laminated reflection at the center back. Triple needle stitching ensures a strong connection over the entire overshirt. The inner pocket ensures any documents carried along are behind the waterproof membrane to keep them dry. To keep the heat away on nicer days we installed a ventilation panel at the center back.PROTECTION FEATURES
- Outer shell polyester canvas
- Protection SEESMART™ CE-level 1 protection | prepared for SEESOFT™ CE-level 2 back protector insert – Type RV | double layered with PWR|shield
- Visibility laminated reflection
- Waterproofing & Breathability hydratex® | lite
- Composition 100% Polyester
- Fit city fit | regular
- Ventilation ventilation panel
- Features triple needle stitching | jeans loop | short connection zipper
- Pockets inner pocket | chest pockets
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 measured and tried on all the sizes in this overshirt and developed the size chart below to help you buy the right size. The overall fit is trim… some call it a “European” cut, which means it is close fitting and will work best for those with a trim build. For most people, you’ll find that you have to buy one size larger than you usually wear in men’s clothing. The exception would be a person with a tall, trim built who prefers the European fit.
We put a Medium and XL on our two Fit Check mannequins Huey and Dewey. We generally buy test jackets in a Medium for Huey and an XL for Dewey (41” and 45” chest respectively) assuming these jackets would fit “normally”, and were able to get them on the two mannequins, but it was a very tight fit (click the “View Larger Images” link above to see).
|Overshirt Size||Max Chest||Our Estimate
of Max Belly/Waist
Our Two Cents
This new Bison overshirt is another choice for those that want a lighter weight and more simple jacket for riding. The styling is sharp and has a plaid patter, but don’t think this is a flannel shirt… its actually a very appropriate tough nylon material that will shed water and be tough enough to give abrasion protection in case of a fall.
The fit and function of this new Bison is similar to that of the Tracer overshirt introduced earlier this year, but with the plain styling instead of the more military look of the Tracer. And the other main difference is that the Bison is make with a waterproof barrier, so you can find yourself in a shower without getting soaked!
This overshirt comes with Seesmart armor in the shoulders and elbows which is extremely thin and flexible. More traditional armor just wouldn’t work well with a close-fit shirt style like this, and so this armor works great. There is a layer of extra abrasion resistant material on the back side of the elbow armor pockets to give more resistance in that crash-critical area. The material is not visible because of the shirt’s inner liner, but it is there. No back protector comes with the overshirt, but you can add one (see below). If you plan to do so, add about 1” to your chest measurement when considering what size to pick. The shirt can connect to jeans with a loop that goes around your belt, and there is also a short rear zipper to connect to REV’IT motorcycle pants.
So if you are in the market for something… not quite a regular protective jacket, but something that would give you some coverage and some impact protection, then this one would be a good choice. I find it to be better thought out and more sturdy than any I’ve seen to date, and the added waterproof liner is a nice touch I have not yet seen in a simple overshirt design like this. :: Paul, 11-14-17
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.