Monday, January 3

REV'IT! Energy HV Jacket & REV'IT! Axis Pants Review

Commuters finally have their premier multi-season all-weather outfit from REV'IT!. With the REV'IT! Energy HV Jacket, designed in a color that is the most visible to the human eye, and the REV'IT! Axis Pants, the most simple overpant we've seen to get on and off,  the everyday commuter is not only sure to be seen but will also ride in comfort and be fully protected from the elements. REV'IT! enthusiasts have long been clamoring for a fully hi-viz motorcycle jacket, since the REV'IT! Dragon Jacket only features the hi-vis yellow in strategic areas. REV'IT! has responded to those requests, producing one of the most visible and highly functional jackets we've seen, that pairs perfectly with the brand new Axis overpants.

First up, our REV'IT! Energy HV Jacket Review:



Let's start with the feature set of the REV'IT! Energy HV Jacket. As mentioned before, the outer shell is a CE-approved high-visibility neon-yellow fabric, the most visible to the human eye. The shell is a 600D construction for exceptional resistance to any abrasion and the armor is Knox Flexiform CE in the shoulders and elbows. This is Knox's upgraded armor and provides much higher levels of comfort and ergonomics than previous versions. The EVA foam back pad in the Energy can also be upgraded to a Knox TP2 CE Back Protector for higher levels of safety. Furthering the ease of visibility and safety elements is the extremely reflective 3M Scotchlite paneling that can be found across the back, at the shoulders and the elbows.

For warm weather functionality, simply remove the quilted thermal liner and open up the intake ventilation panels at the chest and the exhaust vents at the back to get the air flowing. And when it's cold and rainy, keep the thermal in and you're protected from the elements with the Hydratex waterproof breathable membrane that is sandwiched to the outer shell. There are multiple regions of adjustability, at the waist, upper arms, cuffs and hips, and a short connection zipper to attach to pants. The Energy HV also features waterproof pockets externally and inner pockets for your valuables. The jacket is a traditional REV'IT! tour fit and is built for utmost comfort for the commuting rider.


Next is our REV'IT! Axis Pants Review:



The REV'IT! Axis Pants are designed to be functional as commuter overpants in all seasons and weather conditions and also be extremely easy to get on and off over jeans. REV'IT! utilized a two-way zipper system on the side of each leg to achieve the easy in/out of the Axis pants. The shell is a 600D construction for abrasion resistance and completely waterproof and immune from the elements. The knees have Knox Flexiform CE armor which can be adjusted height-wise for proper fit. Reflective paneling at the backs of the legs aids in visibility while adjustment tabs at the ankles and waist provide a snug fit. Pair these up with the Energy HV and your commuting needs are covered.

REV'IT! heard the call and they answered it by delivering one of the most highly functional commuting outfits we've seen. We think it is going to be a home run as part of the new REV'IT! lineup.

To explore more options, visit our Hi-Viz Motorcycle Gear and Motorcycle Over Pants sections at RevZilla.com.

Stay Visible, Commuters!

-RetroZilla

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