Specs and Info on the Horizon:
From WeBikeWorld's 2012 EICMA Post:
"The Horizon jacket is new for 2012 and it incorporates a brand-new patented "Aquadefence" air vent system. The Horizon supplements the extensive line of Rev'it "tour fit" jackets and it has a nice adventure-touring style. Matching Horizon pants are also available to make the outfit.
The new front vent system consists of a special rubberized panel that is specially sealed into the fabric. It's a very simple system with a pull-down panel that completely covers the large vent to make it instantly waterproof. It's easy to use and takes only one hand to open or close.
The Aquadefence vent is backed by the special Rev'it "3D" mesh material, which is a thick matrix that keeps the vent away from the rider's chest when riding to ensure that the air flows through. Without the 3D mesh, the fabric tends to push flat against the chest with the wind pressure, and that diminishes the amount of air that can circulate.
The Horizon jacket comes in an "HV" (High Visibility) version, which meets the CE EN-471 specifications for visibility. The Horizon has added reflective material all around the front, sides and back also.
The jacket and pants come with the full array of CE protection, including Knox Flexiform in the shoulders and elbows. The Horizon jacket and pants are breathable, with a Hydratex membrane and tested for water resistance.
The Horizon jacket will have a list price of $479.99 for the standard colors (light gray or black); the Horizon HV jacket costs $20.00 more. The Horizon pants will list at $299.99 in short, standard and long lengths."
From Sportrider.com Industry News:
"VCS | Aquadefence As traffic in most of the bigger cities is getting more and more congested a growing number of people are riding motorcycles for commuting as well as personal transportation. For those who travel on two wheels all year round and conquer all types of weather we have developed the Horizon; the future of motorcyle apparel.
To ride comfortably in all climate conditions the Horizon features a truly unique solution that has been engineered by the REV'IT! development team: The VCS | Aquadefence system. The system allows 'on demand' maximum airflow due to the perforated panel and is 100% waterproof. Curious how it works?
100% Waterproof The VCS | Aquadefence closure is made of a TPU-dual-injected panel that is laminated to the outershell. The fabric panel that covers the VCS | Aquadefence panel can be closed with one hand, with a water-resistant zipper.
100% Ventilation The VCS | Aquadefence panel is fully perforated to allow maximum airflow and has an ingenious, injected rain gutter that blocks water from entering the panel through the perforated holes.
Jacket The Horizon jacket features a list of technical details all incorporated to serve the purpose of riding in comfort every day; a waterproof and waterrepellent outer shell that does not soak and keeps it lightweight and extremely comfortable, pockets that are 100% waterproof, laminated reflection; detachable thermal liner, high quality protection and more.
Trousers To complete the outfit the Horizon trousers have the same technical advantages as the jacket. They are allergic to water, suitable for all types of weather and designed to be the number one choice for daily commuters and serious touring enthusiasts.
2 Wheels 4 Kids 2012 Blog:
"The Horizon jacket is aptly named: this piece of new technology will help you take on any ride - anywhere, anytime, regardless of the climate conditions you might encounter. It will protect you from the heaviest rain; it also will be your best companion when the sun is high and the temperature is rising. This is possible thanks to a truly unique solution, engineered by the REV'IT! development team: a large airvent panel, featuring a 3D mesh rear panel, which can be sealed to 100% waterproof in a second, even whilst riding. This innovative sealing system is laminated into the chest panel of this 2-layer outer shell. You will not find this technology anywhere else on the planet - and especially not at such a reasonable price. The Horizon is the future of motorcycle garments."
Outer shell: PWR|shell 750D 2L , Lorica® , PWR|shell 500D stretch 2L
Insulation: detachable thermal liner
Protection: perforated EVA foam at back , Knox® Flexiform CE protection at shoulders and elbows , CE prepared for Knox® Advance X CE back protector
Waterproofing and breathability: hydratex® | lite
Visibility: laminated reflection at chest, back and upper arms
Fit: regular shape, tour fit
Adjustability: adjustment straps at waist and upper arms , flexisnap , adjustment drawcord at hips , UTA | tab at cuffs , adjustment tab at under arms
Ventilation: VCS | Aquadefence , VCS | zipper at back
Features: short and long connection zipper , collar hook , stretch at elbows
Pockets: inner pockets , hand warmer pockets , back pocket, stash pockets
Companion to the Horizon 2L jacket, the Horizon trousers offer 100% waterproofing. Their outer shell is basically allergic to water, repelling its pickup (assuming that you occasionally clean the shell). REV'IT! considers the Horizon trousers to be the number one choice for daily commuters and serious touring enthusiasts. Without the removable thermoliner in place, it's the most durably waterproof, abrasion-resistant, and multi-functional over-pants you will find. The fit is casual enough to wear over jeans. Airflow comes directly through the side pockets, which also give you straight access to your jeans pockets - in case you need some change for the toll."