But, the Revenant does better still.
It uses Gore-Tex instead of Drystar. Now, the principal behind the working of the two materials is the same. Which is, these allow sweat to pass through the membrane and evaporate, but they don’t allow bigger water droplets (rain) to seep in. But Gore-Tex, apart from being more expensive, also allows for better breathability. Aiding this further are the eight closable vents the jacket comes with. You have six upfront – chest, torso, and arms – and two exhaust vents at the back, which should make this Alpinestars jacket properly compatible for all weather scenarios.
The Revenant offers a higher level of protection too. The jacket is CE Level 2 rated, and comes with removable protection for the shoulders and arms. And, one can also opt for Alpinestars nucleon back armour to enhance this. There’s also an in-built TPU layer around the shoulders for higher impact protection. Plus, the jacket uses armacore reinforcements around the elbow area to give higher levels of protection against abrasion, in a high-speed low side crash, for instance.
The jacket also comes with plenty of adjustability options. There are easy to adjust pull straps for the arms and waist; there are three button closures to help get a better fit around the forearm; and the Revenant also gets a smart dual closure adjustable sleeve. Then there are the pockets for added utility. The ones around the waist come with waterproof zippers. The ones’ on the chest are smaller, but easier to access, thanks to prominent tabs. And, it has a fully waterproof pocket on the inside as well.
That’s’ not all. You also get a hydration pocket built-in with the Revenant. So, one can throw in a 2-litre water bladder, and there’s thoughtful routing and clasping options for the drinking pipe as well. But, the one that we absolutely loved was the take-away fanny pack. It acts like a typical ADV jacket back pocket when attached. But, it can also be simply unzipped off the jacket and buckled around the waist or thrown over the shoulder with all your essentials, after getting off the motorcycle and with the riding gear safely stowed away.