Originally Posted by RevZilla
Hi J.L. Poe,
Thank you for the positive feedback. I will make sure Anthony gets the kudos you've shared. You may have expected to see Anthony personally reply, but I've sort of become the Mistress of ADVrider and have taken to answering most of the posts here. I'm also an adventure rider and have a Triple Black GS1200 of my own.
In the $300-500 range for the serious adventure rider, I like both the REV'IT! Sand Jacket and slightly outside that price range, I like the Klim Latitude jacket. The Sand has more temperature flexibility, but the Klim has the advantage of Gore Tex.
The REV'IT! Horizon Jacket and Pants still have about a month before the production versions are released, so we've only had the chance to examine samples. As soon as they are available, we plan on doing a thorough review of that set-up. We have high-expectations for the REV'IT! Horizon Jacket and Pant and it will discussed in detail here.
Lastly, for the Gaerne G-Midlands boot, we don't see any availability from our distributor as of right now. We do know that not all Gaerne boots produced are imported into the US. It's on our radar and if we see a change to that status, we will send you an update. In another post, there was speculation that it would launch in October, but we find no other information to support that.
thanks Ali for the help
would you answer a few more?
I've been doing my "normal" research for a new jacket/pant combo - read for 2-3 months, explore all things internet, try and find folks who've actually pulled the trigger, lose sleep because I can take my ipad 2 to bed, get chastised by my wife who loves me but sees me neglecting kids and chores, do an actual pros and cons list etc etc etc
Love your recommendation on the Sand combo, seems super solid and proven. The Klim comes highly recommend of course, but I struggle with no liners and paying for Goretex (even though I have multiple gore pieces of gear for snow/outdoors). Question 1) from a multi-use/weather 4 season perspective, do you think the Sand really outshines the Klim and do you feel the Horizon MAY take it to that next level because of the Hypertex?
Question 2) Simply base on construction, does the Rev It gear approach Klim in construction, and is it ALMOST to the level of Aerostich and Motoport?
Question 3) Which company will fit me better particular in the pants? I have a 35-36 inch wast in most pants but have a 35.5 to 36 inch inseam?
Question 4) Do you also concur with Anthony when it comes to boots, and was wondering if they are as flexible as most folks seem to report?
Question #4) Your triple black GS sounds like a beast of a bike. What system would you chose for me since I'm the proud owner of a triple black 2009 KLR 650 and mainly target mountain riding after I've ridden on the 2 lane high way to get there here in beautiful Colorado?