The Tracer overshirt marks a paradigm shift in armored motorcycle jackets. Namely, because it’s not a jacket. But it’s not a shirt, either. Whatever you want to call this rugged hybrid piece, it’s a great option for running around the city on a motorcycle in spring, summer or fall.
The Tracer is built with a Cordura denim outer shell (itself quite a bit tougher than standard cotton denim), and then it’s double-layer reinforced at key areas with REVIT’s proprietary “Power Shield” aramid-fiber abrasion resistant lining, which REVIT claims is stronger than leather in a slide.
But wait, there’s more—REVIT also equips this piece with its ridiculously thin yet-still-CE-rated SEESMART armor at the shoulders and elbows. There’s even a pocket for a CE Level 2 SEESOFT back protector.
There’s a slight bit of stretch built into the shirt for ease of movement on the bike, and subtle reflective stripes running down the backs of the elbows—which is the only feature tipping this shirt off as anything but a well cut button-down.
Underneath it’s lined with a perforated mesh to help circulate air. It’s also equipped with a short connecting zipper to tie in to any of REVIT’s pants, as well as an elastic tether equipped with a snap, for helping keep plumber’s crack at bay.
*REVIT calls this jacket "Blue" but it's really a steel blue, practically gray.
**This jacket comes with a military-style Velcro patch on the left shoulder, with a patch sewn on (not Velcro’d). Doesn’t matter, a seam ripper or sharp pen knife knocks the label off in about a minute. Then run it blank or affix your own favorite patch.