REVIT Voltiac 2 Jacket
- Polyester 600D
- Softshell 3L
- Detachable Thermal Liner
- SEESMART CE-level 1 protection
- Prepared for SEESOFT CE-level 2 back protector insert – type RV
- Laminated reflection
- Laminated reflective logo
- Hydratex|mesh G-liner
- 99% Polyamide, 1% Spandex
- Tour fit
- Adjustment tabs
- Adjustment straps
- Elastic draw cord at hem
- Air outlet
-Prepared for Challenger cooling vest insert- (that vest won’t work well in a non-mesh jacket like this)
- Short connection zipper
- 3D mesh protector pockets
- Stash pockets
Please Note: We can ship REV’IT! products to US, US territory or APO/FPO addresses only (per manufacturer’s restrictions).
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.
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 you can effectively tailor the fit of mid-section with the belt.
|Jacket Size||REV’IT! Published
of Max Chest
of Max Belly/Waist
Sizing Tip for Those Using Upgraded Armor: Adding the optional CE level 2 back protector will take up some room in the jacket so when making your size selection I’d advise you to add 1” before making your size selection.
Our Two Cents
The Voltiac 2 jacket by REVIT is new for 2019 and it is an upgrade of the original Voltiac. We began selling the original Voltiac in 2014 and have nothing but good things to say about it. The Voltiac 2 is a “value priced” touring and commuter jacket from REVIT. It has a nice list of “essential” feature but leaves many bells and whistles and expensive materials behind. This keeps the pricing very reasonable. REVIT makes nice stuff and their overall build quality is very high, so even though this one isn’t one of their fully loaded models, it still has the same basic quality you find in all their models. In comparing this version 2 to the original version, I see a slight re-style with new armor and better nighttime reflectives.
This jacket is well suited for mild to cold weather use in either rain or shine. It is fitted with a fixed rain liner to keep you dry and a removable thermal liner with full sleeves you can use when the weather is colder. LOTS of touring jackets offer the “fixed” rain liner setup. The liner is permanently installed between the jacket’s outer shell and the inside lining. And this type of rain protection will give you the very best chance at keeping water out because there are no paths for water to get past the liner such as zippers, snaps, stitching, etc through the liner.
There are a couple of front zip vents, but since the rain liner permanently resides behind those vents, the rain liner won’t allow the air flow to pass through completely to your skin. For that reason, I recommend this jacket for cold to warm weather. I don’t think it will be comfortable in hot weather. If you need a jacket that will work farther into the hot months, I’d suggest a jacket with a removable rain liner and more extensive venting. Some of the VERY premium jackets are built with a shell that is backed by a rain liner bonded to the shell with zip vents that flow directly through, but those can be twice the price of the Voltiac. One school of thought is to pair this jacket along with a separate full mesh jacket for hot summer days. You could probably buy both for the price of more expensive “four season” models. Anyway, for this jacket’s intended use, it’s a great value.
I mentioned the nighttime reflectives… I see large strips worked into the graphic design of this jacket all the way around, which is a welcome safely upgrade. As for armor, this jacket comes with REVITs SeeSoft CE level 1 armor in the shoulders and elbows. Inside the jacket is a pocket to add a back pad. Take a look at the sizing advice below and then take the link at the bottom of this page to buy.
In the back of the jacket, there is a short rear zipper so you can attach the jacket to REVIT pants. Also available is the Safeway belt which allows you to connect the jacket to jeans. The collar is nice too. It is banded with neoprene material so it is soft against your neck and it is also adjustable with the sliding snap you can see in the pictures.
I think everyday riders, commuters or even riders going long distance will enjoy this jacket. The quality is very good and the price is reasonable. The armor included is premium stuff and with a back pad, this jacket will offer very good impact protection. :: Paul, 02-25-19
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.
REVIT says: For an affordable, all-weather touring jacket, look no further than the Voltiac 2. It includes softshell material in the shoulder area and reflective striping for additional safety. Waterproofing is handled by the hydratex®|Mesh G-liner, which also makes it breathable, and the detachable thermal liner keeps riders warm on colder days. In terms of armor, SEESMART™ CE-level 1 protectors are found at the shoulders and elbows, and an abrasion-resistant outer shell will offer maximum protection during your ride. The jacket can be also be upgraded with the SEESOFT™ CE-level 2 back protector insert.