GEAR REV’IT TORNADO 2 JACKET AND JEANS £219.99 EACH
Cool textile suit is a solution for summer
Dutch firm REV’IT has revamped its popular textile summer riding suit to create the Tornado 2.
The suit is made from a selection of different tough textiles in the most likely impact zones, with 1000-denier shell in the main areas and also 750-denier mesh panels to allow fresh air to get in or out when the riding season kicks into force and the mercury starts to rise.
The jacket and trousers are both equipped with Rev’it’s highly flexible Seeflex armour, which is still protective enough to be rated to the higher of the two CE approval levels available. Thinner Seesmart Level one armour is included at the hips, which is both welcome and a rarity in bike trousers. There’s no back protector fitted as standard, but there’s a pocket that will accommodate Rev’it’s optional upgrade armour, which costs an extra £29.99.
The outer is heavily vented to keep the rider cool, but both jacket and trousers come with a combined thermal and waterproof, breathable lining to keep out the chill and rain when required.
The jacket has also been revamped to make it compatible with Rev’it’s Challenger cooling vest for use in high temperatures, the company’s high-viz attachment vest and its Strapper braces.
As with much of the REV’IT range, the Tornado 2 trousers are available in a range of leg lengths, which helps ensure the knee armour will stay in the right place. The jackets come in black, silver, neon yellow or khaki and the trousers are available in black or silver.