REV’IT! Tornado 3 Jacket Review: Game Changing Jacket or Just Hype?

We’re always looking out for the latest and greatest gear to keep riders safe. That’s why we decided to closely examine the Revit Tornado 3 jacket, the third generation of Revit’s popular Tornado series.

In testing this versatile 3-season jacket, our primary goal was to understand how it performs in real-world conditions and across a wide range of temperatures.

I will share key findings from ride testing the Tornado 3 on the open road in this REV’IT! Tornado 3 Jacket review. You’ll learn about the jacket’s construction and features, including the removable waterproof liner that enables 3-season versatility.

But, the main question I will answer in this review will be: Is this the best motorcycle jacket for all seasons for you? Let’s find out!

REV’IT! Tornado 3 Jacket

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Key Takeaways

  • Versatile 3-season protection.
  • Durable abrasion-resistant construction.
  • Excellent fit and comfort.

We’ll break down the jacket sizing and comfort factors based on our experience. And we’ll highlight the safety benefits of the jacket’s abrasion-resistant shell and protective armor.

Whether you’re looking to upgrade your riding gear or want an optimal jacket for fall rides, read on for the full scoop on Revit’s Tornado 3.

A 3-in-1 Jacket Built for Versatility

The standout feature of the Revit Tornado 3 is its 3-in-1 versatility. This versatile jacket combines a durable ripstop shell with a removable waterproof liner that has thermal insulation. Riders can tailor the configuration based on weather conditions:

  • Wear just the shell for warm summer rides
  • Add the liner for waterproofing and wind protection in fall and spring
  • Remove the liner on mild days when waterproofing isn’t needed

This ability to adapt makes the Tornado 3 a jack of all trades. Our testing showed that it performed excellently across a wide temperature range.

The jacket kept us comfortable with the liner inserted in 50° F weather. Yet it also flowed ample air on 70° F afternoons with the liner removed.

The shell itself incorporates multiple mesh panels to bolster airflow. These highly vented zones cover the upper chest, upper back, upper arms, and shoulders.

The mesh comprises abrasion-resistant material for added durability. Air channels built into the waterproof liner further aid ventilation. For such a protective jacket, the Tornado 3 remains impressively breathable.

Durable, Abrasion-Resistant Construction

The Revit Tornado 3 balances versatility with robust protection. It meets CE’s AA class standards for motorcycle protective apparel against impact, abrasion, and tearing.

The jacket’s ripstop polyester shell resists abrasion while providing flexibility. Ripstop fabric contains reinforcement threads to stop tears from spreading.

Further bolstering abrasion resistance, Revit constructed high-impact zones with thick PWR Shell fabric. This extremely abrasion-resistant material lines the elbows, forearms, and shoulders.

Large stretch panels above the elbows additionally allow freedom of movement. For comfort, the collar and waist adjusters fine-tune the fit.

The Tornado 3 contains Level 2 CE-approved Seesoft armor in the elbows and shoulders. This advanced armor passed CE tests for performance in extreme temperatures. There’s also a pocket to insert an optional Revit back protector for extra spine coverage.

The jacket’s removable hydrotex liner provides waterproofing and insulation for colder weather. It contains a lightweight waterproof membrane sandwiched between fabric layers. The liner attaches via a 360° zipper and can be worn separately as a casual jacket.

Designed for Comfort On and Off the Bike

We found the Revit Tornado 3 delivers exceptional comfort while riding. The jacket offers a tailored fit with numerous adjustments.

The sleeve cuffs are secure tightly or open wide for layering over gloves. A two-snap neck closure prevents air infiltration and flap. Interior stretch panels create flexibility.

The Tornado 3 works well both on and off the bike. The liner jacket functions as stylish casual outerwear for everyday use.

When riding with the liner inserted, connecting zippers between the liner and pants block drafts and prevent the liner from riding up. And the jacket is thoughtfully equipped with four exterior pockets and two interior stash pockets.

The medium Tornado 3 fit my 5’11” frame during our testing. With a 170 lb build and 39-inch chest, the size medium offered a comfortable tailored fit. The jacket allowed free arm movement without binding or restriction. Those seeking a looser fit could size up or utilize the fit adjusters.

Ride Tested: Key Facts on the Revit Tornado 3

  • Price: $259.99 USD
  • Purpose: 3-season riding with removable liner
  • Waterproofing: Removable hydratex insulated liner
  • Armor: CE Level 2 Seesoft elbow & shoulder armor
  • Safety Ratings: AA Class abrasion resistance
  • Outer shell: Ripstop polyester with PWR Shell reinforcements
  • Available sizes: S-4XL
  • Weight: 2.65 lbs (size L)
  • Warranty: 5 years on waterproofing, 2 years on product

Riding Impressions: A Jacket That Excels in Cooler Weather

After logging miles on the Revit Tornado 3, it’s clear this jacket offers outstanding versatility. The removable liner provides customizable insulation and waterproofing for changeable conditions.

The outer shell has exceptional abrasion and tear resistance augmented by PWR Shell reinforcements. Airflow from the vented mesh panels keeps you cool even on hot days.

For riders in temperate climates, the Tornado 3 delivers total seasonal versatility. It works excellently as a spring, summer, and fall jacket. The winter liner makes it viable into autumn months and provides wind protection.

However, a fully insulated winter jacket would be more suitable in very cold conditions. But for everything from hot summer rides to brisk fall days, the Revit Tornado 3 has you covered.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Revit Tornado 3

What temperature range is the Tornado 3 designed for?

With the liner inserted, the Tornado 3 can adapt anywhere from 50-80°F. Removing the liner boosts airflow for temps exceeding 80°F. In milder climates, it can function as a year-round jacket.

Does the jacket have a rain gutter at the bottom?

Yes, when the liner is inserted, a fold-out rain gutter runs along the entire bottom hem. This keeps