"Gold. 'Top. Perfection.' These are three words from the description of the Poseidon GTX, the predecessor of this Poseidon 2 GTX. And then REV'IT! starts off by saying that this new jacket came about after extensive user feedback, and follows that up by saying that they've taken a top product and made it even better. We can hardly stop talking about it. Here you go.
Let's start at the beginning: the Poseidon 2 GTX is both an adventure jacket and one you can ride to work with every day. And actually, you can add everything in between. There are no things you can't do with the Poseidon 2 GTX. At least, not when it comes to riding. The laminated GORE-TEX makes the jacket 100% waterproof and just about every other feature you can think of is there.
Laminated GORE-TEX means that a waterproof GORE-TEX membrane is bonded (laminated) directly to the shell fabric. This ensures that water doesn't find its way in, the jacket doesn't weigh you down, and dries extremely quickly. This is close to perfection when it comes to protection against rain. Completely new is the zipable (and therefore removable) high GORE-TEX collar that connects to the helmet, which prevents water from running down the neck into the jacket. We're not talking about a downpour here: this is designed to withstand a deluge.
The 3-layer GORE-TEX is complemented and reinforced on the outside with 400D, 3-layer stretch material, 2-layer GORE-TEX, and SuperFabric®. Among other things. Each specific area is given the best material, which provides optimal protection. The result is a top-of-the-line jacket that feels sturdy and solid, without being heavy. REV'IT! also went the extra mile to make the Poseidon 2 even lighter and more flexible than its predecessor. Bring on the extreme riding conditions.
Still on the outside (ventilated) you'll find the innovative VCS | aquadefence system with FidLock® magnetic closure, which provides excellent ventilation when open. When riding, it can easily be closed watertight with one hand. The aquadefence consists of a 'gutter' around the ventilation hole, preventing moisture from entering. A removable thermal lining ensures comfort and warmth on cold rides, while the traditional VCS|Zipper system provides several extra vents. All-round' is actually an understatement when it comes to the Poseidon 2 GTX. You can take it with you from the sunbed to the shower.
Be careful though: the strong magnets don't go well with pacemakers, so ask for it when in doubt.
The Poseidon 2 GTX has a relatively short cut, although the back is wider as expected. The stretch material used guarantees plenty of room to move, while the whole remains tight. You centre the jacket on the flanks with a double adjustable belt. Anyway, it's almost impossible not to adapt the Poseidon 2 to your own body. The number of options was neatly distributed: sleeve ends (zipper and velcro), upper and lower arms (adjustable straps with buckle), collar (flexisnap) and waist (adjustment cord). The multitude of storage options fits a bit in the same vein. A back pocket, side pockets, inner pockets and stash pockets: everything you could possibly need is present in the Poseidon 2 GTX.
We're already 3300 characters far and we haven't mentioned the impact protection yet. However, we can do more than just talk about that too. Although. We could also opt for simplicity and say that it is on the same high level as the rest of the Poseidon 2.
As standard, the Poseidon is equipped with SEEFLEX™ Level 2 CE protection on shoulders and elbows. The back has been prepared for the integration of an optional SEESOFT™ CE-level 2 back protector, and if required a SEESOFT™ CE-level 1 chest protector can also be fitted. As for less visible impact protection, because we like to repeat it: the exterior of the Poseidon is all about abrasion resistance. The typical laminated reflection on the back, the sleeves and the chest makes sure you stay visible in the evening and at night. The Poseidon 2 is made to be combined with the Connector HV fluorescent vest.
Combination with the right pants is possible thanks to the short and long connecting zipper. And even though the 'right' thing might be different for everyone, the Poseidon 2 GTX trousers are a good choice in this case anyway.
There is maintenance clothing and then there is clothing maintenance. Good, solid motorcycle clothing is an investment in comfort and personal safety. So invest in its maintenance after your purchase and enjoy your gear for longer.
We put the best tips & tricks on this maintenance page.