Author: Bryn Davies

First look: REV’IT! Trench GTX motorcycle jacket

REV'IT! Trench GTX motorcycle jacket

REV’IT! Trench GTX motorcycle jacket: £449.99

What is it? A lightweight, laminated urban adventure jacket.

Right now, REV’IT! is making some cracking motorcycling kit and the company’s adventure ranges are impressive. I’ve had thousands of trouble-free miles from my Dominator GTX jacket, while ABR’s James Oxley lives and dies by his Sand 3, but for this summer I’ve been slipping into the Trench GTX. The jacket has most of the functionality of the company’s bulkier and heavier adventure gear, but it tones it down slightly to provide a more casual-looking, lighter-weight garment that’s trendy and functional.

The REV’IT! Trench GTX motorcycle jacket is laminated with 2-layer Gore-Tex and it does a great job of keeping you dry. It’s not going to be the best jacket to stand up to a day-long deluge (being fairly short and lightweight), but it’s perfect for spring and summer days when the weather can’t be guaranteed.

In terms of ventilation, the jacket excels. The garment is light and airy as it is, but open up the two huge chest vents and couple them with equally large exhaust vents on the rear, and warm weather performance is exceptional. Two large, zipped external pockets are complimented by two inner pouches and a zipped chest pocket to add needed storage for shorter rides on a Sunday, while CE-approved Seesmart armour on the shoulders and elbows provide reassurance from a safety perspective.

At £449.99, it’s fairly expensive, but for casual riding and even summer touring, it’s well suited to the job and you’ll be comfortable and look stylish