The fit of the Revenant with its adjustability options is first class. The bicep and triceps adjustment help give a properly secure fit for the arms; and for those who are less generous in the middle, the self adjusting straps at the waist are a boon too. But, the straps aren’t all that easy to work, especially if one has already donned the jacket. However, the cuff adjustment for the wrist is great. Easy to use and it offers precise adjustments.
Thanks to its airbag compatibility, the Revenant is slightly roomier than its size suggests. So, even though you might look heftier than you are in pictures when donning this jacket, at least you know you aren't skimping on comfort. Add to it the accordion panels at the back and it’s easy to move around in it.
The Revenant is like a well-engineered wardrobe with there being a pocket for very need. There are two chest pockets, which are great for slim items. The waist pockets are deeper and are water resistant. So, when riding in a little drizzle, one can throw in a wallet and even a phone in one of these pockets and these would be fine. Then there’s a waterproof pocket on the inside of the jacket, and it held our phone through a torrential downpour of sorts, and the phone still came out dry on the other end.
The thing with most ADV jackets is that these are heavy and not the best when it comes to ventilation. This is especially true for those jackets that have water proof lining built into their skeletons. The Revenant for instance is fused with Gore-Tex.
However, with its chest and arm ventilation flaps open as well as the exhaust vents at the back, the Revenant is surprisingly airy. If you are riding at anything over 30kmph it doesn’t feel warm. Now we have only used this jacket with ambient temperatures sitting between 36-38 degrees. Will it be as comfortable in the hot dry north Indian summer? We don’t know. But for now, for what we have subjected it to, we are happy with its performance.
Like we mentioned earlier, we did ride through torrential downpour donning the Revenant jacket. And even after almost an hour of riding, the waterproofing was absolute. We rode with the ventilation zips open for most part and no water seeped in. We did close them when the downpour got severe, but that did leave us a little damp; with sweat mind, not water.