“The Rev’it Zircon is a brilliantly stylish, durable, extremely well made and incredibly cool jacket. It took everything the Himalayas threw at it and is now my favourite riding jacket!”
- Price: £299.99
- Mileage tested: 10,000
- Time tested: 1 year
- Testing conditions: India
- Durability: 5/5
- Fit and comfort: 4/5
- Protection: 4/5
- Value for money: 5/5
- Colour: Sand, Dark, Olive
- Where to buy: sportsbikeshop.com/zircon
The Rev’it Zircon is a cool vintage styled motorcycle jacket. It’s styled after the classic British wax Belstaff and Barbour jackets, but with modern day protection.
The outer shell is wax coated and water repellent polyester. Despite the coating, it doesn’t have that waxy feel on your finger tips like other wax jacket variants. It does come with a removable waterproof liner and a quality removable thermal liner too.
The Zircon has armour in the elbow and shoulder area as standard and a reinforced outer material, but the back protector is sold separately.
There are no air vents on the jacket, just like the traditional ones it takes after.
It comes with a belt for waist adjustment, a drawstring at the hem, button adjusters on the cuff and a belt buckle neck fastener.
The jacket has four extra-large pockets on the outside, two hand warmer pockets sewn in behind the two large bottom pockets (very nice touch) and inside zipped pockets too.
The lack of vents can be a problem if you’re riding in seriously hot conditions. For everyday riding, just undoing the zip should be enough. I had to minus a mark for ‘fit and comfort’ because of this minor drawback.
If ventilation is an absolute must for you, then I recommend the Rev’it Sand Urban jacket instead. It’s basically the same as the Zircon, just geared more towards adventure riders as it comes packed with ventilation openings, map pockets and more. Check out our review for more info.
Other than that, the only niggle is that it doesn’t come with a decent back protector as standard (which is a problem with most jackets these days). Instead you’ll need to buy the Rev’it Seesoft back protector insert for an additional £34.
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