Rev’It Airwave 3 Jacket
Rev’It Airwave 3
Just in time for those cool and colorful autumn rides we have Revit’s newest Airwave 3 jacket. This jacket features the same good things from the Airwave 2, keep you cool during the spring, summer, and fall riding season, but with a few updates to keep up with the times and to give you more flexibility. With the jacket coming in at a recommended retail price of almost 190 Euro or around 200 USD this jacket will compete with the Alpinestars Valparaiso 2 Drystar, the Dainese Super Rider D-Dry, the Alpinestars Andes V2 DS, and, at the higher end of the market the Dainese D-Cyclone Gore-Tex.
So, the Revit Airwave III is basically an updated version of the Airwave 2 from a few years ago. It’s an adventure jacket and comes in grey and black styles and in men’s and women’s cuts. It doesn’t have a liner, but that’s because it’s meant for more warm weather. The Revit Airwave Three is made of a variety of materials with PWR Mesh making up the front, back and insides of the arms, high density polyester making up the sides of the jacket and the outsides of the sleeves, and top of the jacket is made of Ripstop stretch fabric. Ripstop is a lightweight fabric made of reinforced nylon, so it should give you some durability and flexibility. Overall, this blend of materials should give you some decent comfort while also protecting the areas that need it most.
For hard protection, CE-level 1 protection is already present in the elbow and shoulder of the Revit Air Wave 3. The jacket also comes prepared for a Revit SEESOFT CE-level 2 back protector and a Revit SEESOFT chest protector insert, which need to be purchased separately.
Protection aside, this jacket does give you a good amount of control for how you want to look and feel in the jacket. The PWR Shell Mesh and ventilation built into the sides should help keep you cool should you need it, you just need to remember to not put anything in there though, since they could also double as pockets. But they will keep you warm when closed. The jacket also comes with several points for adjustment on the cuffs and the waist using Velcro tabs. But what’s nice on the Airwave 3 is you can also adjust he fit around the bicep and collar, using these two snaps here, which is a bit limited but is more than before
For just a last few points on the jacket, it fastens with a zipper and a button at the top at the collar. You do have a few pocket options for the inside and sides of the jacket, and it does come equipped with the option for a double jeans loop if you’re wearing this with Revit riding pants. Overall, this is a pretty good jacket with some nice style improvements, coming in sporty greys and blacks with silver or nice neon yellow reflectors helping to accent the colors and keep you visible, and it’s nice and lightweight.
Overall, the Airwave 3 Jacket offer you the same good deal that their predecessors, the Airwave 2, did. You’re getting some nice style updates, the same high-quality materials, and a nice riding set that’ll keep you cool during the spring to autumn season.