There’s nothing easy about adventure motorcycling. Hustling heavy expedition bikes across off-road terrains in the middle of nowhere for hours on end is exhausting. Not to mention, very dangerous. That’s why you need the best protection from head to toe. As far as extreme enduro jackets go, it’s going to be tough doing one better than the Rev’It Dominator GTX.
Designed for long-haul riders, the jacket combines the highest level of safety armoring with the ability to play nice with a wide range of weather conditions. Made from a breathable and waterproof 600D Cordura fabric, it should keep you reasonably comfortable, whether you’re riding through a scorching hot desert or braving a slippery trail in the middle of a downpour. More importantly, it delivers superior tear and abrasion resistance, so the jacket should stay intact even through multiple falls (and, yes, if you ride slippery trails in the rain, you’ll likely fall).
For armoring, the Rev’It Dominator GTX uses a SEESOFT insert for the back and SEEFLEX protectors at the shoulders and elbows, with all of them meeting the highest safety standard CE Level 2 rating. For added reinforcement, the jacket uses panels of Kevlar-reinforced Armacor to cover the areas that commonly receive most damage during slides, along with safety seams on areas that frequently receive impact. Features include stretch panels in key areas for flexibility, magnetically-fastened panels that can be opened for extra ventilation during hotter days, a detachable kidney belt for added stability to the lower back, and over half a dozen pockets for keeping small items on hand.
Unfortunately, this level of safety and versatility doesn’t come cheap. The Rev’It Dominator GTX Jacket is priced at $1,249.