Rev'it "Sand" Jacket
wBW First Look: 2010 REV'IT! "Sand"
by Rick K. for webBikeWorld.com
UPDATE: Rev'it Sand Jacket Review
| Sand II Jacket Review
Rev'it 2010 "Sand" Jacket
The Rev'it Sand jacket is a replacement for the
Off-Track jacket we reviewed a couple of years ago and it
slips in just under the top-of-the-line
Rev'it Cayenne Pro
The Off-Track was originally designed as more of a street
version of the also-popular Cayenne Pro.
The Off-Track didn't have quite the same all-out spec as
the Cayenne Pro, but nevertheless it became very popular with
Adventure Touring riders, and many of them were beating the
heck out of it off-road, in ways that were not envisioned by
the Rev'it designers.
Here's a photo of the Rev'it Sand jacket:
The Rev'it Sand jacket will be available in black, gray and
a tan/olive color.
So the first thing Rev'it did was to replace the coil zippers
used on the Off-Track. The new Rev'it Sand jacket uses
molded, self-cleaning zippers that won't jam when they become
Riders also wanted larger front pockets, so the lower patch
pockets on the Sand jacket are huge, with big folding flaps
that make for easy access.
The Sand jacket has huge front pockets that are also easy to
The Sand jacket also features wide adjusters at the waist
and on the arms, with plenty of range. The adjusters are
very robust and wide, which helps to distribute the stress while
adding to the comfort by increasing the surface area under the
Large reinforced adjusters spread the weight on the sides and
Since the Off-Track and Cayenne Pro jackets
take a lot of abuse off-road, Rev'it added a large number of
reinforcing bar tack stitches wherever a potential stress or
leak point is encountered:
Bar tack stitches are used in many locations on the Rev'it Sand
The Sand jacket has an entirely new type of
front air vent. The darker gray flaps shown at the top
of the vents are opened, which allows the vent zipper to be
lowered, then when the flap is secured back down with hook-and-loop,
the vent stays open.
Because of the shape of the vent and the rider's
chest, the vent acts as an air scoop, directing the air into
The new Rev'it 3D mesh, described in the Rev'it
2010 overview, is also used in the Sand jacket. The 3D
mesh is raised and creates a lot of air passages between the
rider's body and the jacket shell. The combination of
the simple yet effective design and the 3D mesh looks like it
has the potential to provide excellent air flow in the Sand
Here's a photo of the large front vents on the
The Rev'it Sand jacket features a new type of front vent system
which should flow large volumes of air.
Off-Track owners also asked for an easier way to secure the
sleeve cuff, access their gloves and also to reach the snaps
to make it easier to remove and replace the waterproof membrane.
So Rev'it designed a different type of sleeve end, which has
a hook-and-loop fastener on one side and a dual zipper on the
The hook-and-loop only has to be adjusted once,
then the two-way zipper is used to open the sleeve. Also,
the upper zipper pull can be lowered once the jacket is on,
which creates an sleeve vent.
You can see in the photo below that opening
the zipper also allows access to the snaps that secure the sleeve
ends of the liner, typically a difficult point to access:
Two-way zipper allows easy access to the liner and also acts
as a vent.
The Sand jacket features one-piece accordion
pleats in the shoulder. The material is a new type of
coated Cordura fabric that also stretches.
The Sand jacket features single-piece accordion shaped material
on the elbows for flexibility.
The Sand jacket has additional vents in the
rear and a large lower pocket that can be used to store the
waterproof membrane and/or the insulating liner when they are
The jacket also now has high-quality (and expensive)
all metal Prym snaps made in Italy, rather than the plastic
snaps used in the Off-Track jacket. YKK zippers are used
throughout. The special Rev'it catch for the collar has
also been reinforced. Also, the sleek Rev'it heat sealed
and bonded reflectors are used in the front and back of the
The Sand jacket will retail at a very aggressive
price of $429.00! Colors are gray and black, black and
gray and a sort of sand/olive color.
Rev'it Sand Jacket Specifications
of 500, 750 and 1200 Denier fabric, 100% polyamide.
Removable thermal liner
Hydratex liner, tested at 3L (5,000mm H2O)
Removable Hydratex liner tested at 3L (7000g/m2/24hrs)
Thermal Liner: 100%
polyamide (insulation 100%polyester)
Armor: Prolife CE-approved
protection at shoulders and elbows.
Matching Pants for the Sand
The Sand jacket has a new pair of matching
pants, which are an evolution of the
Dakar Pants we also reviewed with the Off-Track jacket.
The pants feature large thigh pockets with vents
on the inside edge of the pocket. Rev'it created a new
seaming system for the crotch with a diamond-shaped gusset.
This also makes the legs and knees more flexible and comfortable.
The pants have a wider range of adjustments
also and a new type of material on the inside of the legs which
acts as both a reinforcement and a better surface for riding
while sitting or standing on an Adventure Touring bike.
The pants will be available in black or gray to match the Sand
jacket and will retail for approximately $299.00.
Rev'it Sand Jacket Review
The Sand jacket will also have an optional matching pair of
pants in black or gray.
Rev'it Sand jacket and matching pants in black.
2010 Rev'it Clothing Overview
2010 Slide Show (Flash, 800x600 pixels)
Publication Date: November
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From "S.C." (11/09): "I
have the Off-Track and Rev'it has improved on the things that
I dislike about it. The larger pockets are great, the
Off-Track (pockets) are worthless. I wish they would give
up on the collar snap and just go with Velcro since you really
cannot snap it with gloves on, never mind trying to adjust it
I'm still not sold on the waterproof liner. On one
hand it does allow you to have all the liners out in hot weather
and still be able to wear it. But when you get caught
in a downpour the outer layer gets soaked and takes a while
to dry out. I guess I'm waiting for that waterproof jacket
which vents well."