I’ve had the luxury of testing more than a few extremely technical jackets from a veritable plethora of brands. Some are “me too” products offering nothing new. Others are fantastically conceived on all levels. The 7mesh Revelation Jacket Launch Edition ($450USD) falls into the latter category. Both men’s and women’s models are available.
“This flagship, maximum-protection jacket is designed to enable comfortable riding in the worst of conditions. Its 7 Day fit is patterned for riding position, but is eased enough to allow layering and off-the-bike versatility. Key design features include forearm and side vents to extend riding comfort, and a removable low profile under-helmet hood that provides excellent protection without compromising vision. Slim hand pockets hold essentials,while the adjustable hem, cuffs, and hood provide customized fit.
The Revelation is the first cycling garment to be constructed using GORE-TEX® Pro fabric, the pinnacle GORE-TEX® technology. This unique membrane technology, with the widest functioning range of use of any GORE-TEX® material, is ideally-suited for a versatile piece like the Revelation.”