Jordan's travelled over 4000 miles in the last six months in the Rev'it Sand Urban jacket and here's what he thinks.
The Sand Urban jacket is a pared down version of Rev’It’s hugely popular Sand 3 adventure jacket. The Urban has less zips, flaps and whatnots as well as a waxed cotton-esque outer material for a more metropolitan flavour.
Like the adventure jacket, the outer shell comes with Seesmart armour in the shoulders and elbows, plus it also comes with both waterproof and thermal liners. I used the Sand Urban for all sorts of riding, including one day in Spain where I went from 30 degrees of blazing sun in the mountains to rushing home down the motorway in the pouring rain. In the heat with all the zips open the jacket was plenty cool enough and once I closed all the vents and put in the liners it kept me warm and almost entirely dry. My advice is to ignore the name and don’t think of it as ‘just’ an urban jacket. Instead, think of it as a textile jacket with matching good looks.
There’s no adjustment on the collar and it’s quite short, so when it’s cold and rainy there is a tendency for both to make their way in. The toggles on the zips are also quite short, which can make them difficult to use with gloves.
So what about the competition?
Jordan's not the only one been putting jackets to the test, our BSB Reporter, Oli Rushby, has been giving the Weise Outlast Houston jacket a thorough test and here's his thoughts.