What’s good about the Rev’IT Jupiter?
This jacket is light but offers plenty of protection and also plenty of warmth. You don’t need the thermal inner jacket until temperatures drop into single figures and when you do need it, it’s easy to zip in and out – the poppers that keep the cuffs in place are not too fiddly. The double front zip keeps the cold out and the popper under the chin keeps a good seal on the neck. I still wear a neck-warmer, but I always would. The inner pocket has proved waterproof as has the rest of the jacket, but recently the main side pockets have become a porous problem. The fluoro strips may not appeal to all, but I don't mind them. They improve visibility without totally ruining the look of the jacket. It comes with CE approved shoulder and elbow armour and there’s a pocket for a back protector.
And what’s not?
It gets a bit lightweight when you take the lining out and flicked-up stones can smart a bit. But after two years of good service water has started seeping in through the main two side pockets, leaving large wet patches after riding through any rain of consequence. Some would say that two years of solid wear from £150 jacket is pretty good going and I’d tend to agree.
Two years/7000 miles