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Rev'it Outback 2 jacket test


Here we are: after four good months spent here, we can officially say that our lives have changed. Here we are in California. My parents are visiting us for the first time, and they didn't come with empty hands (or rather suitcases). Among other Motoblouz items to test, this rev'it Outback 2 jacket oriented adventure which, from the outset, does not fail to catch my eye.

Rev'it Outback 2 jacket on the roads...

I opted for a black color with a few fluorescent yellow touches, just to be seen and to match my helmet, which is identical in color. There are two other colors in lighter tones, with a dominant grey/beige and blue or red inserts depending on taste… and the bike, of course.

The Rev'it Outback 2 jacket

When I premier put it on, I told myself that there was a huge difference between this rev'it Outback 2 jacket and the shirt (no surprise then) Rev'it Bison that I have been wearing since I bought my motorcycle... We have 3 layers of textile here, 2 of which are removable, to adapt to the range of climatic conditions encountered when we ride our bikes. The zippers are lined with a flap, itself equipped with Velcro.

The main layer is essentially made of polyester, with an elbow/forearm reinforcement made of thick Oxford fabric for increased resistance to impact and abrasion. The whole, designed to ensure good ventilation, proves to be very effective under 28°C in the Death Valley (in February please). Maximum temperature at which I was able to test this rev'it jacket.

The different ventilations on the forearms, torso and back.

There are several reflective inserts (and they really are!) on the torso, on the back, on each arm, in addition to the contour of the rev'it logos.

Rev'it logo and reflective bands.

The liners

Then comes the removable breathable layer G-liner hydratex. It ensures exchanges from the inside to the outside (in other words: sweat), and limits those from the outside to the inside (no surprise: we are talking about rain here). Unfortunately, I was not able to test the rev'it Outback 2 jacket in pouring rain. During moderate rain, however, the outer layer was enough to do the job, the polyester already being water-repellent.

I also imposed on myself the ascent of kelso Dunes in the Mojave Desert fully equipped. History of testing this adventure jacket under all conditions. We're not going to lie, my t-shirt wasn't dry... But the jacket wasn't stuffy. We feel that “it breathes”, even when we are not riding!

Open jacket revealing the closed “G-liner” lining

Finally comes the last thermally oriented layer whose purpose is to insulate in the event of extreme cold. Once again, no extreme conditions here in California. Between 5 and 10°C, on the passage of certain passes, no feeling of cold. At these temperatures, the jacket does the job, even without its thermal layer. For information, the rev'it Outback 2 jacket is displayed as a 3 to 4 season (depending on where you ride).

The coupling of the removable liners to the jacket is not optimal. It is done using zippers located on either side of the central closure. No worries there. Everything is completed by a tab with a pressure that is passed through a loop before closing. This, at the neck and at the ends of the sleeves. This tab in question simply came unstitched from the G-liner on my left sleeve after 4 putting it on... Generally speaking, you will have to pinch the ends of the sleeves to keep the linings in the jacket when you remove it because the pressures are also a little weak.

Pockets

In terms of pockets, there is plenty to do. Normal for a jacket that is designed for adventure! There are 4 in front: 2 in a low position on the sides, and 2 in a high position on the pectorals. Those at the top are narrow: impossible to immerse my large gloved hands in them. So choose items that will stay warm most of the time. To ensure watertightness, the closure system consists of a flap which is then attached using Velcro. It's quite clever, and allows you to quickly access the contents of the pockets.

The different exterior pockets and their flap closure system

Big plus for the large pocket located in the back. It is initially designed to store the G-liner and the thermal layer. Very quickly, it becomes a catch-all… Especially since we are traveling as a duo. In this case, we can say that it's a bit of a passenger pocket. The one who will assist you in your every move: to take out the credit card at the toll booth or the road map, or to grab the camera and film the landscape around you.

Finally, let us mention the presence of an interior Velcro pocket on the jacket, the G-liner and the thermal lining (with zipper for the latter). Too bad they are exclusively located on the left.

The “passenger pocket” in the back

The settings

Several adjustment possibilities allow the rev'it Outback 2 jacket to adapt to different body types. There are two Velcro straps around the wrists, two snaps on the forearms and the same on the biceps. At the belt, there is an elastic tightening which will limit the entry of water. At the waist, a practical device allows you to adjust the cut of the jacket.

The different possibilities for adjusting the waist and sleeves

The collar rises well into the neck, with the possibility of adjusting the position of the pressure using the system called “flexisnap”. The interior is velvet so pleasant, but the position of the shoulder shells means that, for my body type, the collar does not align well with my neck. In the end, even at maximum diameter, I feel a little strangled. Don't panic: there is a small hook to secure the collar when it is open. This avoids experiencing the “lap” in the neck in the open position. Finally, all these adjustments also allow you to feel good as you remove or add the removable liners.

The “Flexisnap” system for collar adjustment

Protections

THE rev'it Outback 2 jacket is equipped with kNOX CE level 1 protections on the shoulders and elbows. These are polyurethane shells which are relatively soft and flexible. These are comfortable to wear. They fit the shapes correctly, and in terms of appearance, they don't turn you into an American football player.

Note that, as with the majority of jackets today unfortunately, the back is not included. A location is nevertheless provided to receive the Seesoft VR from Rev'it. I had it on my buffalo shirt, and just transferred it. She fit* perfectly, as they say here.

Back view of the Rev'it Outback 2 jacket armed with the dorsal

Eventually…

After a good month of testing, and around 2,000 km traveled, I am won over by this adventure/touring oriented jacket. The fact that the jacket can only be combined with pants on the rear part or that the protections are only level 1, means that the rev'it Outback 2 jacket may not be 100% adventure. However, it is not far from it! Let's be clear, these are not faults here, but rather the reason why I position it in the adventure/touring category.

This is a mid-range jacket with excellent value for money. Versatility is there thanks to the different linings as well as the numerous adjustment possibilities. Around €295.00, backbone included, you will have a textile motorcycle jacket practical and stylish which will allow you to install bollards, both on roads and on paths.

Last detail regarding size: I'm 1m76, not necessarily strong but I have broad shoulders. And once again, the L me fit pretty good.

Max, one month one ride.

*fit = fits

Comfort4.6
Protection3.9
Versatility4.9
Style4.9
Finishes3.8
Practicality4.4

My opinion: a jacket that is not afraid to travel!

In summary, this Rev'it Outback 2 jacket offers a perfect compromise for bikers who want a technical and versatile jacket (almost 4 seasons), without leaving an arm behind it! The cut is comfortable, and the look is nice for an adventure category jacket. The materials used are of good quality and everything is designed to be practical.
4.4

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One month one ride

Max is a passionate motorcycle enthusiast. Me, Mathilde, I am passionate about traveling (and food). It was as a duo (or trio with the Super 10) that we decided to go live and ride under the California sun. History of discovering the country, the culture… and the American culinary wonders. So here we are as a duo summarizing our crazy... or rather our earthy, sunny, and wonderful adventures. Also follow us on Insta.

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