Testing the Revit Dominator 3 Gore-Tex Jacket

As an avid motorcyclist, I always seek high-quality riding gear that can withstand the elements while providing superb protection.

That’s why I was eager to test out the new Revit Dominator 3 Gore-Tex jacket and trousers – touted as a top-of-the-line suit built for serious riders facing cold and wet conditions.

In this review, I’ll share impressions from real-world testing in varying conditions to provide a complete assessment.

But, the main question I will answer in this review will be: Is this the best gore-tex motorcycle jacket?

Revit Dominator 3 Gore-Tex Jacket

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Key Takeaways

  • Extensive CE-rated armor
  • Waterproof Gore-Tex Pro shell
  • Tough abrasion-resistant exterior

Dominator 3 Gore-Tex Jacket – Key Features

The Revit Dominator 3 suit boasts a long list of high-end features:

Outer Shell

  • Constructed from 3-layer Gore-Tex Pro for guaranteed waterproofing and breathability
  • Abrasion-resistant outer face fabric with Armor Core reinforcement on shoulders and arms
  • Stretch panels above elbows, under arms, and behind shoulders for flexibility
  • Extensive reflective detailing for visibility

Protection

  • CE-approved armor at shoulders, elbows, and back (chest armor optional)
  • External Alpinestars Nucleon Back Protector included
  • Heavy-duty outer fabric provides excellent abrasion resistance

Venting

  • 10 direct vents across the jacket (2 rear, 8 front)
  • Vents feature waterproof zippers and openings
  • Mesh liner inside allows airflow directly to the body

Adjustability

  • Two-way zipper at waist interconnects jacket and pants
  • Jacket: 4 belt adjusters, zipped hip pleats, velcro arm adjusters
  • Pants: Adjustable waist, removable bib, 3 leg lengths

Pockets & Features

  • Waterproof exterior and interior storage pockets
  • Kidney belt provides lumbar support (removable)
  • Soft fleece lining inside the collar
  • Jacket-to-pants zipper connections

Construction of the Revit Dominator 3 Gore-Tex Jacket

Outer Shell Fabric

The outer shell of the Dominator 3 suit is made from 400D Armid nylon reinforced with a Gore-Tex Pro membrane. This 3-layer bonded construction provides a guaranteed waterproof and breathable barrier.

Gore-Tex Pro is widely regarded as the most durable, highest-performing waterproof fabric in motorcycle gear. It’s also used in the top gear from brands like Rukka, Klim, and Alpinestars.

Compared to standard Gore-Tex, Gore-Tex Pro is:

  • 3x more breathable – allowing more interior airflow
  • More abrasion resistant – holds up better in a crash
  • 3x more durable when flexing or stretching

Armor Core Abrasion Protection

In addition to the burly outer fabric, the Dominator 3 adds Armor Core material on the shoulders and down the sleeves. This combines 500D Cordura fabric with aramid fiber reinforcement.

  • The aramid fiber boosts tear and abrasion resistance.
  • The embossed Armor Core finish further aids slide protection.
  • There’s also Armor Core at the trouser knees.

So, the outer shell construction offers both guaranteed waterproofing from Gore-Tex Pro and added abrasion protection from Armor Core.

Stretch Panels and Reflectivity

To enhance flexibility, the Dominator 3 incorporates textile stretch panels above the elbows, under the arms, and behind the shoulders.

Reflective detailing is also abundant, with reflective stripes on the chest, arms, back, and waist for high visibility.

Armor and Impact Protection

The Dominator 3 Gore-Tex suit provides extensive protection from impacts with its built-in armor.

CE-Approved Armor

  • Shoulders – Level 2 C-Flex armor
  • Elbows – Level 2 C-Flex armor
  • Back – Level 2 C-Soft armor
  • Chest – Optional Level 2 chest pads (sold separately)

Both the C-Flex and C-Soft armor types are CE-approved to Level 2, the highest protection level for limb and back armor.

The included back protector even meets the EN1621-2:2014 standard, providing extra coverage and cushioning for the spine.

Abrasion-Resistant Outer Shell

On top of the CE-rated armor, the abrasion-resistant outer shell provides further impact protection. The Armor Core fabric with aramid fiber boosts sliding resistance in a crash.

So, between the heavy-duty outer material and extensive CE armor, the Dominator 3 provides excellent protection from impacts.

Weather Protection and Ventilation

One of the Dominator 3’s prime features is the guaranteed waterproof and breathable performance provided by