REVIT Flare Jacket
The hydratex® G-liner construction ensures the Flare is waterproof, while the detachable thermal liner and VCS zippers for ventilation under the arm and at the back broadens the range of temperatures in which the Flare is suitable. The detachable hood further highlights the urban flavor of the Flare, as does the distinctive tone on tone camouflage appearance. Thanks to the short connection zipper, the Flare is attachable to virtually any REV’IT! trousers. The REV’IT! Flare comes standard equipped with CE-rated armor, which is upgradable by installing our SEESOFT™ CE-level 2 back protector.PROTECTION FEATURES
- Outer shell: polyester 600D | polyester rib
- Insulation: detachable thermal liner
- Protection: Knox® Flexiform CE protection | prepared for SEESOFT™ CE-level 2 back protector insert – Type RV
- Visibility: laminated reflective logo
- Waterproofing & Breathability: hydratex® | G-liner
- Composition: 90% Polyester, 10% Polyamide
- Fit: race fit | regular
- Adjustability: adjustment strap | adjustment tab
- Ventilation: VCS | zippers | air outlet
- Features: short connection zipper | double front zipper | jeans loop | detachable hood with adjustment straps | drain eyelets at hood
- Pockets: slit pockets | inner 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 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).
We measured both the max chest and belly of every size in this jacket and we find them to run consistently smaller than what you find with most alpha sized men’s jackets. Many of REVIT’s style are set up this way… particularly any styles that are part of their “urban” or “sport” collections. I’ve put together a chart for you to choose a jacket based upon your chest size (see below). And for most people, that means you’ll have to buy one size larger jacket than you normally wear in men’s clothing. I’d highly recommend you use a tape and measure yourself and then use the chart to choose the correct size.
Once you determine the correct size for you, the fit of the jacket is easy. The jacket has only a slight taper from chest to waist, which means most body types will do just fine with it, but the jacket has great size adjustment in the midsection so it looks good on even the trimmest body types. We’ve included a waist/belly measurement so you can make sure you are buying a jacket that is large enough for both your chest and belly.
|Jacket Size||Max Chest||Our Estimate
of Max Belly/Waist
Our Two Cents
This new Flare jacket by REVIT has an urban look to it with the camo pattern and with the detachable hoodie. Its a functional three season jacket… winter, spring, fall and is fitting with a waterproof barrier.
The shell material used in this jacket is a tough nylon which will be easy too keep tidy looking and will be tough if you should be so unlucky as to hit the ground. The jacket is fitted with standard Knox brand CE armor inserts for the shoulders and elbows and you can add a sturdy CE rated back pad if you like (see below). The jacket is a shorter waist design and fits trim (see our sizing advice above).
This jacket is made waterproof with an integrated waterproof liner which is situated between the jacket’s outer shell and inner lining. It will do a terrific job of keeping water out. The jacket has some vents on the sleeve ends and in back in the shoulder blade area, which will circulate air through the jacket, but over the waterproof liner. That ventilation will be only moderately effective to help with warmer weather since the air does not circulate completely through the jacket to your skin. It IS supplied with a very plushy full sleeve thermal liner that will give a lot of insulation against colder weather. I’d suggest this jacket for winter, fall and spring and all the wet weather in between. But for hot summer days, you’ll want to get yourself a nice full mesh jacket because this one will be a cooker.
Two shades of urban camo give you a good color choice… as long as you like camo! The jacket also comes with the detachable hood which it really a styling thing… very urban as well. I can see it being welcome when off the bike, but for use on the bike, it will need to stay down since it isn’t made to go over or under a helmet. But to hold the hood down and keep it from flapping around at speed, it is anchored to the back of the jacket with a sturdy snap. And then, like I said, the hood zips completely off when you want to remove it entirely.
Overall, I really like this jacket mostly because it is different. And I think people will like wearing it off the bike too, so it will give double duty. :: Paul, 11-14-17
Add a Back Protector: This Overshirt 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.