REV'IT! Nitric 3 H2O Rain Jacket
The Nitric 3 H2O Rain jacket has been designed as a classic overcoat. It can be worn over any leather or textile jacket, overshirt, or any other protective motorcycle clothing. The robust hydratex|Lite outer shell is 100% waterproof while remaining breathable. An included mesh lining further reinforces the jacket’s durability and its longevity. There’s sufficient waterproof storage on the outside of the jacket, provided by two big front pockets.
The reflective prints on the front, back, and arms provide visibility during heavy downpours or night time riding. And the adjustability straps on the waist and arms ensure that it has a more tailored fit over your motorcycle jacket. When the weather clears up it is very easy to take off and pack up tightly into a compact bag that is supplied with the jacket.Features:
- Adjustment strap at waist
- Adjustment tab at cuffs
- Adjustment tab at upper arm
- Inner napoleon pocket
- Two stash pockets at front
- Transport bag
- Hydratex®|Lite provides all-weather protection with just one layer. The inner surface of the outer shell features a waterproof coating with micropores, which keeps rain and wind out.
Please Note: We can ship REV’IT! products to US, US territory or APO/FPO addresses only (per manufacturer’s restrictions).
This rain jacket is made to fit over riding gear. Generally speaking, REV’IT! gear runs a bit on the smallish side and the same goes for the rain jacket. Example: The size XL rain jacket here measures 48” max chest which is just 2” bigger than a normal size XL jacket. And in other brands of rain gear, a rain jacket would normally be at least about 4” bigger than the normal chest. So, I’d characterize the sizing of this gear to be about 1/2 size smaller than most other rain gear.
My advice then… if you ALWAYS wear one size in men’s clothing, then buy that size, but if you are sometimes between sizes, I’d advise you to buy the larger in this one.
Our Two Cents
The REV’IT! Nitric 3 H2O Rain Jacket is the latest iteration of their Nitric series of rain jackets.
The Nitric 3 has been updated to include more reflectives on the shoulders to increase visibility at night or in a downpour. A big change in this version is that there is no longer a hood, so if that was a determining factor for you the REV’IT! rain gear line no longer has a hooded option. Like it’s predecessor this Nitric 3 has two large storage pockets on the front and a napoleon pocket behind the storm flap but outside the main zipper of the jacket. The storm flap on this jacket is buttoned in place, unlike the Cyclone 3 that uses a hook and loop closure system. This jacket is adjustable at the wrists, biceps, waist, and belly so you can really get a good, customized fit that doesn’t catch too much wind. This jacket will pack down into the included travel bag with ease and once packed it is a cylinder that measures 8.5 inches long and 17 inches in circumference.
The differences in the Nitric and Cyclone lines are a little closer this year with the removal of the hood from the Nitric 3. But the Nitric 3 still has the mesh lining, belly adjustment, pockets (two large front and one napoleon), and button down storm flap that make it stand out above the lower cost Cyclone 3. :: Mike, 12-16-21