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REV'IT OFF TRACK - Not Just ANY Jacket

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I saw one in my local bike emporium the other week and they do indeed look and feel to be the business. I bought the Rev'it Dakar trousers and they are very good too. I am very tempted by this jacket too (even though I haven't even passed my test yet!).

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You wont regret it..

Now is a good time to buy, because they should still have some of their 2007 range left (the OFF TRACK) - and might sell them at a discount to make room for 2008 stock.

No need to have a license to own a REV'IT!


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Now is a good time to buy, because they should still have some of their 2007 range left (the OFF TRACK) - and might sell them at a discount to make room for 2008 stock.

No need to have a license to own a REV'IT!


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Hey Impasto,

Do you know how much they cost in US dollar more or less? Do they have a U.S.A. representative?

I have been doing extensive research into this textile protective gear stuff (I have always wore just a leather jacket) and I do not want to skimp in this area. However, I have noticed that there are some good buys out there in the $200.00 - $300.00 range.

Never mind, I just did the calculations. If I did it right, in US dollar it would be $394.00

Another jacket that is very similar and only costs $149.00



Intake Jacket by Tourmaster/Cortec


• Armor-Link Mesh material and 600 Denier Carbolex® combine with 1680 Denier Ballistic Polyester in the impact areas creating a well-ventilated garment that provides exceptional protection.
• Comfortable, mandarin-style collar.
• 360° Phoslite® reflective piping and Tour Master´s signature reflective rear triangle help increase nighttime visibility.
• The Microfiber lined collar and cuffs are soft yet durable.
• Adjustable, elastic and snap sleeve take-up straps at the forearm and bicep help secure elbow armor and material.
• Removable, CE Approved armor at the elbow and shoulder with an articulated Triple Density back protector
• Includes Tour Master´s removable, Two-Stage Aqua-Therm® liner. The first stage is a waterproof/windproof liner and the insulated second stage can be added for increased warmth.
• Zippered chest map pocket, hand warmer pockets, internal pouch pocket and mobile media pocket.
• Adjustable waist belts, with TPR pulls help fine tune the fit.
• Includes a jacket/pant zipper attachment with the pant side included.
• Available Mens colors: Black, Silver/Dk Silver, White/Dk Silver, Red/Silver, Blue/Silver
• Available Mens Tall colors: Black, Silver/Dk Silver
• Available Ladies colors: Black, Silver/Dk Silver, White/Dk Silver, Lt Blue/Silver
• Available Mens sizes:XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL, XXXXL
• Available Mens Tall sizes: MT, LT, XLT, XXLT, XXXLT
• Available Ladies sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL

Tour Master :: Textile Jackets :: Intake Jacket

CruiserCustomizing Staff Pick: from: Tourmaster Intake Jacket (Mens Sizes)

Overall Rating: (5).
Reviewed on 10/21/06 by CruiserCustomizing Staff: BIG UWE (uwe999) from Livermore, CA for a 2004 Black/Silver Other Make/Model:

this is a phenomenal jacket, basically a 3-into-1 jacket that you can wear in a huge temperature range. Right now (October) in California it's 46 degrees when I ride to work. I have both liners zipped into the jacket and I stay nice a warm with just wearing a T-shirt underneath (on my Goldwing 1800). At lunch time it's 86 degrees and with both liners removed it's a great mesh jacket letting all the air go through. On the ride home at night it's 65 degrees and I have just the windproof liner zipped in, perfect. It has a lot of armor included and provides a snug fit. I have the white one. Very affordable, especially considering all the features. update Summer 2007: I wore my jacket during a ride in Switzerland. We got into heavy rain and I stayed dry and warm. 3 other employees wear this jacket as well: Kyle (red one), Eric (silver/black), Jerry (all black). If I had to settle for a single jacket that I had to wear year round, this would be it!
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my rev ıt dakar trousers have been awful. Made of cheap materıal whıch melts easıly and also ıs prone to tearıng. The waterproof lıner ıs pants aswell and end up wıth water spıllıng down my legs. Nıce desıgn but poorly made ane executed. Or should ı say cheaply. Im keepıng taılors ın busıenss gettıng them sewn up every fıve mınutes but soon they wıll be toast. Partıcularly the croch.
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my rev ıt dakar trousers have been awful. Made of cheap materıal whıch melts easıly and also ıs prone to tearıng. The waterproof lıner ıs pants aswell and end up wıth water spıllıng down my legs. Nıce desıgn but poorly made ane executed. Or should ı say cheaply. Im keepıng taılors ın busıenss gettıng them sewn up every fıve mınutes but soon they wıll be toast. Partıcularly the croch.
A toasted crotch... TMI! <LOL>
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5,000 kms desert, mountains & city...

OK guys, as promised, its now around 5,000kms later - and the jacket's been put through all hell... so here's the feedback:

1. Hot, desert type conditions:

This was really the area that I was most worried about - and the jacket was BRILLIANT.

Althought its still heavy, due to the armour, you seriously don't feel it, once its on.

The vents in the jacket works SURPISINGLY well, you can actually feel the cool air blowing in when you're riding.
DONT DO THIS: When it got REEEAAAALLLY hot, I unzipped the front a little whislt riding - but then got a squishy bugs falling into my cleavage...
... its really hard to try and extract a creepy crawly from your bra, whilst riding on gravel!
And nothing more DISTRACTING than some scratchy creature trying to make its way down to your belly button! EEeeeeeuuhhwww.
2. Wet and Dry
Got the jacket SOAKED riding through a flooded dip at around 60kms per hour. (where DID it come from?). I had none of the inner linings in, and it dried VERY QUICKLY and without much discomfort at all.

3. Freezing Rainy Weather
Been using it in London, on some long rides in the pouring, freezing rain. Used with BOTH the thermal and waterproof liner the jacket is TOASTIE!!! Seriously, it comes into its own in these conditions.


Here are a few of the features that really came in useful:

1. Mesh pockets on chest
They are huge (all the way along your front) so perfect to keep stuff you need immediately - and not crumpled in yr pocket. Like passport... and ipod etc.

2. Big pockets on bum
These can hold an INCREDIBLE amount of stuff.. In fact, I did consider not taking my rucksack at all, and just putting everything in there - only, my stove felt a bit chunky... (only kidding!)

3. Fat, chunky zips
Despite all the sand, grit, food and nail varnish that landed in the zips, they just kept sliding along like on butter. Also - the pully bits are huge, so you can do everything with your gloves on. Very impressive!!
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"Impressions" are just that. "Knowledge" is quite a different thing.

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Yup - can totally agree with the sizing thing: I didn't wear it with the matching trousers - just my jeans - and found that I had a lovely strip of sunburn just above my belt.. where the jacket was too short!

Problem would be solved when zipped onto trousers, I guess.


PS - Mollydog - if the Americans come up with a jacket, I'm buying it tomorrow. See my post in the HU Bar, about everything American!
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Off track

I've just returned from a 4.5 month trip down the west coast of africa using the Rev'it Off track jacket and trousers.

The trousers are a weak point (most specfically on inside of legs and around boots) although their thin-ness and light grey colour is what makes them so comfortable and cool in the heat.

The jacket is excellent. Without the liners or the zip-out sides it gives a temperature range of 'Mauritanian Interior' to 'Damp, chilly Cameroonian morning in the hills'. It is a snug fit but not cramped and still feels airy when it gets properly hot.

The zips work well although the pockets are sized for female hands. Survives crashes exceptionally well. Tested.

Expensive but exceptional for fit and comfort. Hopefully they will sort out the niggles for next year.
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