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Women's Rev'It Allure Jacket
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Women's Rev'It Allure Jacket - February 11, 2014, 01:20 PM

Since I am still working my way to 5 posts I figure I'll try and make these next few productive:

So a few months ago I bought the Rev'it Allure jacket on Ebay (it's an older model but I'm bringin' it back here folks!) brand new. Unfortunately, I don't have any action shots of it because... well... I'm usually trying to manipulate the clip-ons and the controls on my bike, so I don't have the resources to snap a pic. Either way, it's a great jacket. I've always really liked their products and the leather is decent quality (as I'm sure many of you know).

I do like that for someone who is vertically challenged (such as my self, measuring up at a whopping 5'6"), they make their pants in multiple size options.

Anyway, it's a great jacket but my only issues with it are:

1. Finding aftermarket insertable armor that fits is a bitch. And honestly, I'm just not going to go through the extra work of finagling all of the straps for my track protector.

2. It sits a little high in the shoulders but this eliminates itself when I'm hanging off the bike and the jacket is zipped to the pants.

Otherwise, it was pretty much a steal.



About as close to an action shot as you're gonna get until I get a GoPro or a little midget to sit on the back of the bike.


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February 11, 2014, 02:11 PM

Try this company. I use their stuff and it works great and a lot of shapes and sizes.


http://www.forcefieldbodyarmour.com/


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February 11, 2014, 08:56 PM

Not sure how old that jacket is, but I agree up until recently REV'IT hasn't had good options for back protector inserts (I have three of their suits). All you have is that smallish pocket in inner mesh that only covers your upper back. Their newer jackets (I know this doesn't help you) have much better back protector insert options. They also purchased Tryonic which makes back protectors you put on with straps, and maybe they are leveraging their research to make better back protector inserts.

dodge131 is on a good trail (as he should be, he rides supermotos), as Forcefield has a series of inserts that I believe are compatible with REV'IT. I'm guessing "size 001" would be compatible with your jacket if the pocket is the same size as the jackets they've released over the past couple years (excluding their latest round of jackets which have deeper pockets).

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Forcefield makes good shit. I've crashed in mine a couple times- one time hard, snapping the frame in 3 places. It does the job- I rode a friend's bike home.

I wouldn't call 5'6 short for a lady though.. I think that's about average. There are more than a couple guys here shorter than you.
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I guess I'm a bit confused. I always wore an alpinestar back protector inside my old RevIt suit, especially at the track. The one time I didn't wear it because it was 110 air temps at the track I cracked 4 ribs on my back and the suit was cut off me


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I guess I'm a bit confused. I always wore an alpinestar back protector inside my suit, especially at the track. The one time I didn't wear it because it was 110 air temps at the track I cracked 4 ribs on my back
I prefer this style instead of the drop in back protectors, but she said in the original post that she doesn't wanna mess with the straps every time... I usually just leave it on at stops, unless I'm staying for a while.

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I usually just leave it on at stops, unless I'm staying for a while.
I do the same. Plus I like having the ability to have a chest protector attached. Not all suits have a chest protector pocket. I have the Dainese Thorax Wave Pro, which is aluminum and slimmer, but it's basically a "use once" if it experiences any impact from a crash due to the honeycomb crumple zone under the aluminum panels. The Forcefield can be used more than once in most cases from what I've read.
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Unless I'm a special case, it can definitely be used more than once..





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Is that why you always have a helmet on even when you're not riding?
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I prefer this style instead of the drop in back protectors, but she said in the original post that she doesn't wanna mess with the straps every time... I usually just leave it on at stops, unless I'm staying for a while.

I got one of those too. Mine is a bit thicker though. Especially the chest piece. I wear that one on the street mostly under my XXXXL Icon jacket


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I prefer this style instead of the drop in back protectors, but she said in the original post that she doesn't wanna mess with the straps every time... I usually just leave it on at stops, unless I'm staying for a while.

+++ on Forcefield stuff, but I wouldn't recommend the Harness Flite for her application. She'd be better getting the Pro Shirt in XS. US retailers generally don't carry it anymore, but they can special order it for you.





No straps, and you can use it on track/dirt too. Armor is removeable and shirt is machine washable. You don't get as much lumbar support or kidney protection, but the comfort/convenience is higher.
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Easiest would be to wear an armored jacket/shirt under it... or find someone that sews to sew the armored shirt right into the jacket.
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