I’m not a huge fan of wearing full leathers when I go on street rides. Especially when I’m riding on the Guzzi, it just doesn’t seem appropriate to wear my sport two-piece outfit with knee pucks. It feels and looks a bit out of place. But wearing full leathers is when I feel safest, in that lies the dilemma. So when I saw the Luna outfit at Rev’It!’s preview event last summer, I was stoked for a product like this. You know those sexy leather outfits we often see worn by portrayed biker chicks in movies? Well the folks at Rev’It! brought that fantasy to reality. The Luna jacket and pants are that sexy outfit but with actual protection!
This week I got to put some miles on the Luna outfit and see what it’s actually like in action. As with most other Rev’It! garments, at 5’4” and 130lbs I fit into size 36 jacket and pants. The jacket is the perfect fit right off the rack, the pants felt a bit tight at first but within a few hours of the ride, loosened up and felt a lot better. I’m usually forced to get pants in “short” sizes but with the Luna pants I was fine in the standard 36. They were slightly bunched up at the bottom but the knee armor covered my knee completely as intended.
As we left for the ride in the morning, the temperature was around 60 degrees and I was debating whether to leave in the thermal liner. I ended up zipping it out and felt completely comfortable all the way through our ride with temperatures ranging from high 50’s to high 60’s. As we were riding right by the water where the temperatures were lowest, I felt a cool breeze coming through the stretch panels on the arms and upper chest. I imagine the breeze would be highly beneficial in warmer temperatures.
Both the jacket and pants are extremely comfortable. It’s hard to believe this is a leather outfit. The leather is extremely soft. I have a Michael Kors fashion leather jacket that I absolutely love and the Luna leather is just as soft as the Michael Kors jacket. This is the first time I’ve seen leather this soft on a motorcycle jacket that’s actually protective. Having a ton of stretch panels really helps too. As we were going through canyon roads and I was shifting my body on the bike, I felt a completely unrestricted range of motion. Those of you who have purchased leathers before will understand how highly uncommon it is to put on new leathers and having them be comfortable right off the bat. It’s unheard of but with Luna, that’s exactly how things went. I felt like I’d been wearing the outfit for weeks and it was fully broken in.
At first I didn’t have the jacket zipped to the pants and found it did ride up a bit during my ride. But once I zipped the two together using the short connection zipper, it felt much better. Don’t have much negative to say about the Luna jacket and pants, I really do like the outfit a lot. If I’m nitpicking, I will say that the outline of the hip armor shows through on the outside of the pants and looks a bit strange. The outline of the back protector shows even more. I wish Rev’It! would release some sort off back protector insert that was similar to the soft SEESMART armor they use in their urban gear. Something that’s thin, soft and low profile. It would be so well suited for jackets like Luna. But overall, I absolutely love the Luna outfit and feel like it’s very unique as I haven’t seen anything like it on the market.
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10 months and over 40,000 miles later, Henry stopped by Beach Moto to chat with me about his experience. Planning an adventure like Henry’s seems impossible. I mean, where do you even begin??