By Ryan Adams
Full Mesh Jacket. Like the FMJ, the REV’IT! Traction jacket features an abrasion-resistant outer to protect its softer inner (you). The Traction jacket from REV’IT! is a summer jacket entirely composed of breathable fabric to keep you cool during the summer while also providing a removable waterproof liner for those Spring showers. Not to mention, the jacket looks the business when you’re walking around the urban jungle off of the bike, too.
Many product photos online show the green colorway (pictured) as a darker more forest green option when is reality, it’s closer to a light olive color.
The outer chassis of the Traction jacket is made from REV’IT!’s PWR mesh which provides an almost entirely mesh construction while maintaining abrasion resistance. Thermoplastic polyurethane sliders are found on the shoulders for extra abrasion resistance and to promote sliding, rather than catching and tumbling in a crash scenario.
Inside the Traction jacket you’ll find SEESMART CE level one protectors in the shoulders and elbows which flex to allow for a comfortable fit while still maintaining that CE level 1 safety rating. The jacket does not come with a back protector, but is set up to take REV’IT!’s SEESOFT CE level two protector (be sure to purchase the correct size protector for your jacket size).
Protection isn’t the only thing lying beneath the Traction jacket’s PWR mesh surface. You’ll also find a full detachable hydratex waterproof liner, making this jacket much more versatile than your standard summer mesh jacket. The liner connects via a few snap and loop closures as well as zippers on either side of the chest and is easy to remove and reinstall should you find yourself caught out in some Spring showers. The liner works as a windbreaker of sorts, too letting you stretch this jacket’s usage into the cooler months.