When 7mesh Industries set out to bring cycling clothing on par with the rest of the outdoor industry's technology, the Revelation Jacket must have been what the Squamish-based manufacturer had in mind. It borrows Gore-Tex Pro, one of the most advanced materials that we've seen on gear suited for defending against the cold and the wet, and marries it to a fit articulated to accommodate an athletic body in the saddle or while on foot. The Revelation is an epiphany for inclement weather, the only shell you'll need to pack for any trip ranging from seven hours to seven days. The Revelation's key feature is Gore-Tex's Pro three-layer membrane. 7mesh bills it as the most ruggedly weather resistant material in its line, and Gore itself positions this stuff at snowy summits on extreme alpine boot-packing adventures. It's literally windproof and virtually waterproof, but still strikes a balance between elemental protection and breathability that benefits the active user who's trying to stay dry and warm in unforgiving conditions. The seams are taped (8 millimeters), the hand pockets and side and forearm vents feature watertight zippers, and the collar and chin guard present a soft face to your skin, so you can batten down all the hatches in order to preserve the gains made by the Pro membrane. Gore's legendary expertise with weather-resistant membranes takes the lion's share of credit for maintaining breathability, but the Micro Grid Backer lining incorporated in the Revelation also deserves credit. It's soft and -- of course -- breathable, helping the jacket achieve a Ret breathability rating of
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