Rev’It Crossroads Jacket Review

Stylish leather and Cordura denim jacket for spring, summer, and fall.

Morgan Gales is 6-foot-4, and wears a size 54 of the Rev’It Crossroads jacket.
Morgan Gales is 6-foot-4, and wears a size 54 of the Rev’It Crossroads jacket.Monti Smith

When talking about motorcycle gear that blends style with protective technology, Rev’It is often one of the first brands mentioned. From its lightweight SeeSmart CE-rated padding to various technical fabrics, the garments are impact and abrasion resistant but look like pieces we actually want to wear. Now the company has done it again with the Crossroads jacket—buffalo leather sleeves and a Cordura denim body that looks simple and timeless, but has a full range of protective and moto-centric qualities.

Rear view of the Rev’It Crossroads jacket in black.
Rear view of the Rev’It Crossroads jacket in black.Monti Smith

For protection, the Crossroads jacket comes with Rev’It’s thin SeeSmart padding in the elbows and shoulders, buffalo leather for abrasion in the sleeves, and lightweight but protective Cordura denim throughout the body. There is a pocket for a back pad if you want to add one, and a zipper on the inside, to attach to a pair of riding jeans or one of Rev’It’s belts made for just that purpose—keeping your jacket from riding up.

The leather is aged so it looks a little worn and feels soft, but it’s pretty thick so it will still need a bit of a break-in period to soften up and get really comfortable. Four pockets are accessible from the outside of the jacket, two breast pockets with snap closures and two lower side pockets with zippers. Inside the jacket are two breast pockets, one on each side, each with a snap closure. To help the Crossroads span a few riding seasons, Rev’It has built in a nice-looking camo puffy vest for insulation that zips out and can be worn independently. The vest also features one internal pocket with a zip closure that’s big enough to fit most large phones. Closing the jacket is a Rev’It zipper and four sturdy buttons with two snaps instead of buttons at the bottom. For further protection from the elements, a removable collar wind tab is included to snap across, holding the collar up and keeping your neck from the wind. I inevitably lose the wind tab, but it’s nice to have while it lasts.

The Rev’It Crossroads jacket with Cordura denim body and buffalo leather sleeves.
The Rev’It Crossroads jacket with Cordura denim body and buffalo leather sleeves.Rev’it

Fit on the Crossroads is pretty spot-on—not too boxy, but not too slim either. The sleeves are a tiny bit short for me, but I have abnormal lanky proportions, so I believe the jacket would fit normal people just fine. It’s available in the black colorway pictured or a more traditional blue denim with lighter sleeves. At $550, you’re up in the higher middle range of leather jackets, so you’re not saving any money with that Cordura body, just gaining style and comfort. But considering it’s fully padded, wearable through multiple riding seasons with the liner, and just looks like a normal fashionable leather jacket, the cost can be justified. It’s been seeing lots of wear since we got it, and it’s constantly getting compliments.