The Voile Revelator just missed out winning our Best Buy Award. It had a strong overall ride, is among the most affordable boards in our review, tipped the scales at only 6lbs 6oz, and tied for the lightest score in our weight per surface area chart. This split is easy skinning up or when you need to strap it to your pack for a climb. Part of this weight saving is through the manufacturer's use of Cap Construction; in this manufacturing technique, the top sheet covers the sidewall area and is often used to reduce weight. Some folks feel that Cap Construction is less durable because it can be more difficult to repair edge and/or sidewall damage. But regardless, it is an affordable technique to reduce weight in splitboards.
During our testing we had no issues with the Revelator's durability and we certainly enjoyed its powder performance and ease of climbing. Anyone looking for an affordable and high performance splitboard should consider the Revelator.