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ADV ProductsREV’IT! Cayenne Pro: Mesh ADV Suit With Robust Protection

REV’IT! Cayenne Pro: Mesh ADV Suit With Robust Protection

 A warm-weather suit with a strong feature set and advanced technology.

Published on 03.05.2020

REV’IT has been producing an alternative to the status quo in motorcycle apparel since the company’s inception in 1995. What started off crammed in the attic of a shop in the Netherlands is now the expansive brand we know today. Pulling from sleek styling in their street line, REV’IT!’s answer to adventure touring gear offers a welcome injection of unique styles, colorways and out of the box fitment.

Ever since I first laid eyes on REV’IT!’s Cayenne Pro jacket and pants, I thought it had a nice look to it. I liked the idea of trying out a mesh suit for hot-weather riding but living in the Pacific Northwest, a mesh suit never really seemed practical. Although, I’d heard a set of water-resistant base layers used underneath works in light rain for keeping the moisture off your skin, and I was curious to see how well that worked. Since I ride several times a year in the desert where rain is rarely a factor, a mesh suit would make a perfect companion for those trips, so I decided to give it a try. 

REV'IT! Cayenne Pro Seeflex Armor
Seeflex CE level 2 molecular armor is asymmetric for a contoured fit and comes standard in the knees, elbows and shoulders. Plus a CE Level 2 back protector is included.

First Impressions 

Right out of the gate, it’s clear that this outfit, as REV’IT terms it, is of a different breed than most adventure pieces on the market. It is unapologetically European with a sleek fit and style usually reserved for designer clothing. Both the pants and jacket feel very refined with touches of leather and nuances of utility that lend credibility to their intended purpose. With large ‘schoeller-dynatec’ mesh panels adorning the chest, back, arms, and thighs, one gets the impression that both the jacket and pants will move massive amounts of air. 

REV'IT! Cayenne Pro Jacket
REV'IT! Cayenne Pro water bladder
The jacket includes a pouch on the back where you can secure a water bladder.

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Out of the box, the Cayenne Pro feels a bit heavier than expected considering it is a warm-weather suit. Still, with Seeflex CE level-2 asymmetric armor in the shoulders, elbows, knees, CE level-1 hip protectors, and the included CE level-2 back protector, some weight seems unavoidable. The main body is constructed with Teflon-coated PWR|shell 750D (think Cordura) to give it excellent tear and abrasion resistance, and it includes leather panels in high-wear areas. Even its mesh panels are designed to be abrasion resistant and durable in a fall.

Mesh panels on the Cayenne Pro Jacket.
Large ‘schoeller-dynatec’ mesh panels are included on the chest, back, arms, and thighs.
REV'IT! Cayenne Pro kidney belt
The removable kidney belt was also a nice touch and proved very comfortable overall.

The Cayenne Pro also comes with some nice convenience features like a removable kidney belt, a flexisnap slide-adjust collar, and a water bladder pocket on the back. Plus it offers ample storage with front pockets for both jacket and pants, hand-warmer pockets, chest pockets, a rabbit pouch, cargo pant pockets, arm sleeve pockets, inner jacket pockets, and even a secret stash pocket hidden in the jacket.

Overall the Cayenne Pro’s robustness was reassuring, and the general fit and feature set had me excited to wear it on and off the bike.

How It Performed

The Cayenne Pro worked surprisingly well in colder temperatures for a mesh suit.

I used this Cayenne Pro suit during the spring, summer, and fall on the west coast of the United States in terrain ranging from Pacific Northwest rain forest to Southern California desert. Between the margins of extreme heat and frosty cold, this jacket/pant combo proved to be well versed. It is billed as the ultimate warm-weather adventure touring suit and that billing is exceptionally accurate, as long as you don’t misinterpret what warm weather and adventure touring mean.

The Cayenne Pro was perfect for travel or commuting at freeway speeds in intermediate temperatures, but less effective when it was truly hot out or when faced with any sort of demanding terrain. It did, however, do much better in lower temperatures than expected and surprisingly well in periods of precipitation.

REV'IT! Cayenne Pro test

Due to the heavy materials used for the body and substantial armor throughout, the suit was actually quite comfortable when temperatures cooled off. When matched with  REV’IT!’s water-resistant midlayers – Climate 2 jacket and Storm pants – the suit’s usability was maximized, genuinely unlocking its full potential. 

As mentioned above, the real surprise during testing was how well the Cayenne Pro faired in light to moderate rain during an extended blast down the freeway. With the chainmail-like schoeller-dynatec mesh panels, the rain didn’t have a direct path through, and the Teflon coated PWR Shell 750D did an excellent job repelling water. What water did get through was repelled by the water-resistant midlayers, up until they eventually became saturated, at which point the jig was up! Still, for fully vented warm weather gear, this was an unexpected bonus to be able to handle short blasts of cold, wet weather if the unexpected storm rolls through.

As for the fit and features, the numerous pockets made it easy to carry whatever essential items I needed on a ride with room to spare. The removable kidney belt was also a nice touch and proved very comfortable overall. While the streamlined fit of the jacket and pants is a nice departure from the typically bulky American fitment of many adventure suits, at times it felt restrictive for my stocky build and short inseam. And while the knee armor extends down to provide extra coverage of the shins for shorter adventure touring boots, it made for an awkward fit when used with taller motocross-style boots.

Who Is It For

REV'IT! Cayenne Pro testing in the desert

The Cayenne Pro is best suited for any rider with their sights set on adventure touring and a well-fitted, fully-equipped suit that moves large amounts of air. If you live in a warmer climate or spend the majority of your time traveling through balmy climates, then this is the ideal everyday jacket/pant combination for you. With comprehensive protection and unrivaled attention to detail, it’s surely a suit that will have a useful lifespan and hold up well to the rigors of adventure touring. 

Our Verdict

Overall the Cayenne Pro lived up to its lofty billing as the be all end all toasty-temp adventure touring outfit. There were a few situations in which it reached its limits, and that was typically when I asked more of it than could reasonably be expected from a mesh suit. The Cayenne Pro is a feature-laden suit that boasts high-level protection and a rugged build that should last for many seasons. And while the price tag isn’t cheap, it seems appropriate considering the advanced armor throughout, kidney belt and other high-tech features infused into its construction. If thoughtful styling and refinement are paramount to your needs and you don’t venture out in temperatures too deep on either end of the spectrum, then this could be the last riding suit you’ll ever need.

REV'IT! Cayenne Pro mesh adventure touring suit review.

What We Liked

  • High-quality garment with robust abrasion and impact protection.
  • Offers good airflow to the body on pavement or fast-moving dirt on hot days.
  • Lots of pockets make it easy to carry essential items on rides.

What Could Be Improved

  • Reduce weight and bulk to improve effectiveness in hot weather and aggressive rides.
  • Offer more adjustability in fit for stockily-built riders.

REV’IT! Cayenne Pro Colors & Price

JACKET COLORS: Black, Green/Black, Light-Grey/Green, Sand/Black
PANT COLORS: Black, Green/Black, Sand/Black, Grey/Black
SIZES: Jacket (SM-3XL), Pant (SM-3XL, MD-3XL Short, MD-2XL Tall)
PRICE: Jacket ($559), Pant ($399)

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Photos by Spencer Hill and Rob Dabney

Author: Spencer Hill

“The Gear Dude” has been fueling his motorcycle addiction with adventure since first swinging his leg over a bike in 2010. Whether he’s exploring his own backyard in the Pacific Northwest or crisscrossing the United States, Spencer is always in search of scenic off-road routes, epic camping locations and the best gear possible. He began writing shortly after taking up two-wheel travel to share his experiences and offer insight with his extensive backpacking, camping and overland background.

Author: Spencer Hill
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  1. Looking for something much lighter than the Badlands Pro I thought I had to have. Its nice but like wearing a chain link fence. I need to be riding where you are! Great review. Thanks