Rev’It! Sand 4 H2o Women’s Jacket Review

When it came time to upgrade my riding ensemble for the season, I thoroughly tested Rev’it’s Sand 4 line for women – namely, the Sand 4 H2O jacket and pants.

Equipped with removable waterproof and insulating liners, adjustable vents and fit features, and protective armor, this flagship 2-piece suit promised the adaptability I needed.

Below, I detail my experiences wearing and testing the Rev’it Sand 4 jacket and pants. I evaluate this premium motorcycle apparel’s core features, sizing, performance, and overall value.

But, the main question I will answer in this review will be: Is this the best women’s motorcycle jacket?

Rev’It! Sand 4 H2o Women’s Jacket

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Key Takeaways

  • Versatile four-season protection.
  • Feature-packed for adaptability.
  • Rugged and durable construction.

Our Verdict On The Rev’It! Sand 4 H2o Women’s Jacket

After rigorous testing across diverse conditions, the Rev’it Sand 4 stands out as a top gear choice for adventure and multi-season riding.

The extensive ventilation options, removable liners, and weatherproof construction make this jacket and pants combo adaptable year-round.

The protection and armor system provides ample safety and impact resistance without compromising comfort.

While premium in price, the Sand 4 products deliver exceptional value through versatile 3-season performance and long-term durability.

Riders who take adventure touring seriously or experience diverse conditions should strongly consider this gear.

So whether you’re crisscrossing states on a multi-day tour or commuting through ever-changing weather, the Rev’it Sand 4 has you covered.

This purpose-built ensemble is primed for any ride that comes your way.

Comparison to Similar Jackets

JacketKey Features
Speed and Strength Radar Love Women’s JacketWaterproof liner, ventilated mesh shell, armor on shoulders & elbows
Firstgear Kilimanjaro 2.0 Women’s JacketWaterproof and breathable outer shell, CE armor, reflective detailing
Dainese Racing 4 Perforated Women’s JacketPerforated leather construction, removable inner lining, CE armor
Alpinestars Stella Bogota Drystar JacketWaterproof and breathable Drystar material, CE armor, high-visibility color options
Knox Hollister Motorcycle JacketWaterproof outer, many vents for airflow, CE-rated armor

A Closer Look at the Rev’it Sand 4 Jacket and Pants

The Rev’it Sand 4 jacket and pants are constructed using a polyester outer shell with reinforced panels using PWR shell and PWR|play materials.

The PWR shell fabric provides abrasion resistance with 600D polyester and PWR|play mesh for stretch and ventilation.

Jacket Features and Technology

  • Removable and breathable Hydratex® waterproof liner
  • Detachable thermal quilted liner for insulation
  • Level 2 CE-approved protection in elbows and shoulders
  • Multiple adjustment straps for a customizable fit
  • Abundant venting zips on the chest, biceps, and back
  • Reflective details for visibility
  • Back protector compartment (protector sold separately)
  • Zipper for connecting jacket to pants

Pants Features and Technology

  • Removable and breathable Hydratex® waterproof liner
  • Detachable thermal quilted liner for insulation
  • Reinforced 1000D polyester fabric on knees and seat
  • Stretch panels on the back of the knees for mobility
  • Cargo pockets and waterproof thigh pockets
  • Adjustable waist, hem, and Velcro leg cuffs
  • CE Level 1 hip armor (upgradable to Level 2)
  • Connector zipper for attaching pants to jacket

Pairing the jacket with the pants creates a versatile, modular system. Riders can add or remove the Hydratex and insulating liners to adapt to conditions. I appreciated the abundance of vents when temperatures rose. For colder rides, the thermal quilted liner locks in body heat effectively.

Sizing and Fit

I’m 5′ 7″ with an athletic build, 34″ bust, and weigh 140 lbs. Based on Rev’it’s size chart, I opted for a size medium in both the jacket and pants.

The size medium provides a tailored and comfortable fit for my proportions. I have full mobility in the sleeves and torso without the jacket feeling restrictive. The pants are relaxed in the seat and thighs without being baggy or billowy.

For taller or curvier riders, sizing up to a large may allow more room through the chest and hips. The many adjustable straps and Velcro cuffs make it easy to customize the fit.

NUMERICAL SIZECHEST (IN)WAIST (IN)
3431-32.525-26
3632.5-3426.5-27.5
3834.5-35.528-29
4036-3729.5-30.5
4237.5-38.531-32.5
4439.5-40.532.5-34.5
4641-42.534.5-36
4841-42.536.5-38

Evaluating Performance and Functionality

Over several months, I tested the Rev’it Sand 4 jacket and pants in diverse riding scenarios and conditions. Here’s how they stacked up.

Weather Protection

I rode through heavy downpours and storms during a 2-week motorcycle tour to assess water resistance.

The Hydratex liner and coated outer shell of the Sand 4 combo kept me completely dry in heavy rain for up to 30 minutes. Only a faint dampness developed on my upper arms after hours of continuous rainfall.

The multitude of vents and mesh panels in warmer weather allow excellent airflow. I stayed cool riding in up to 85°F temps with the vents open.

Quick adjustment straps on the jacket’s cuffs, collar, and hem sealed out wind when needed.

Armor and Safety

The included CE-approved armor provides effective impact protection while maintaining flexibility. The elbow and shoulder armor shielded my joints during an accidental low-speed spill. I’d recommend upgrading to Level 2 hip armor for even greater crash protection.

This gear is also great for visibility. I felt conspicuous riding at night with the reflective piping on the sleeves, back, and front. The color-blocking design also aids in standing out on the road.

Comfort and Mobility

I rode for multi-hour stints without fatigue or restriction. The jacket moves easily with the body, preventing binding across shoulders when leaning forward. The pants allow full leg extension when shifting positions.

Ventilation is excellent thanks to the hydration membrane and mesh panels. I stayed cool in hot climates without overheating. The quilted insulating liner locks in warmth for 50°F+ rides.

Durability

After repeated wearings and washings, the Sand 4 outer shell shows minimal pilling or signs of abrasion. The armor remains perfectly intact. Entry zippers, velcro straps, and liner attachment points are all built to last.

The seat and knees show faint scuffing but no exterior damage after hundreds of miles. I expect years of use out of this rugged gear.

Value and Cost

With an MSRP of $849.99 for the jacket and $299.99 for the pants, the Rev’it Sand 4 combo is a premium investment. However, the quality, versatility, and protective technology make this system worth the price.

Considering the cost of owning multiple pieces for various conditions, the Sand 4 jacket and pants replace the need for separate warm and cold-weather gear. Value is further extended by the 5-year warranty protecting against defects.

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of armor and impact protection does it have?

The jacket includes Level 2 CE-approved armor on the elbows and shoulders. The pants come with basic CE Level 1 hip pads, which can be upgraded to Level 2. There is also a back protector pocket, but the protector itself is sold separately.

Does it include a waterproof liner?

Yes, both the jacket and pants come with a detachable Hydratex waterproof liner. This lining effectively keeps the wearer dry in heavy