Hey, everyone! I’m on a bit of a kick lately with leather gear. With all the new stock we’ve been getting in and everything we’ve been squeezing onto display in the shop it was hard for me to not have a good look at the Rev It Leather Jackets since I’m such a fan of my Rev It Masaru Jacket. So after having a look about I came across the Rev It Akira Leather Motorcycle Jacket in all it’s variations and I have to say I love it a lot.
The Rev It Akira Jackets are made from Augustini Full Grain cow Hide and Monaco Performance Cow Hide. That’s two kinds of thick leather that are there to take any punishment should you find yourself somehow still travelling down the road without your bike.
The Akira Jacket also has dual composite sliders on the shoulder and elbows, providing a little bit of impact protection and plenty more abrasion resistance on those areas that’re prone to being ground down in a slide.
The Akira jacket has two looks to it, the regular version and the “Vintage” version. The vintage version has a little less paneling, such as on the chest, but is made with a leather that has a more worn brown look. This is great for anyone with a more classic ride that wants all the benefits of modern protection while still looking awesome.
But each of these two designs also has an “air” version. The Akira Air and the Akira Air Vintage have more perforations in the leather to allow maximum airflow and keep you much cooler than the regular versions of the jacket. this makes them much more pleasant to ride in on those searingly hot summer days.
From £469.99 to £539.99 [prices accurate 26/6/18] it’s not a cheap jacket. But as the proud owner of my own Rev It gear I have to say they are well worth it. Safe, comfortable and look bloody awesome. Thanks for reading, everyone! Until next time!
-Matt W at Ghostbikes
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