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Old 09-21-2012, 08:14 AM   #901
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Hi Revzilla team,

I've been off bikes for quite a while. I'm just about to get back into it, specifically adventure/dual sport touring and im happy as hell because my partner wants a bike too.
We've been looking for some good quality riding gear to suit our conditions and need some help. We are both finding it extremely frustrating at the lack of good gear out there for women as well. What would you recommend for an adventure/dualsport jacket and pants combo ( they dont have to match). Our priorities are quality and comfort, protection and ventilation. At this stage that is more important than price. Here in Australia, and where we will be riding we are less concerned with waterproofing (internal layers would be out most of the time) and much more concerned with staying as cool as we can in temps up to 90-100deg + it would be nice to have the ability to wear layers underneath or a liner for warmth when it is needed but we are happy to use a goretex or similar over-jacket/pants when it rains. what would be your top few mens choices and ladies choices for this application. usage would be probably 70-30 offroad-onroad.

Thanks for the advice.

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Hey DS Rider,

Finding the right gear for you is going to be the easy part. There is a ton of quality gear out there. I suggest checking out REV'IT! and Klim for starters. Generally speaking, if you are built more tall and slender, REV'IT! will be a better fit. If you have broad shoulders or a bigger build, Klim will work better.
Finding gear for your partner is going to be a bit trickier. Us lady riders represent a small segment of the motorcycle community, and the adventure crowd is even smaller...so, finding proper adventure gear can be a challenge. I have a pair of REV'IT! Ladies Ventura pants and love them. They are offered in 3 different inseam lengths, have removable thermal and waterproof layers and are very comfortable. I've used them from 30 degrees to 85 degrees comfortably. I don't personally ride the Ventura jacket, but I know many women who really love that too. Olympia has several ladies offerings that might work, they might not be adventure-specific, but they often have great temperature flexibility and good options for warmer weather riding.
For 90 degrees plus, you definitely want to go with a mesh riding outfit. The REV'IT! Airwave set-up is available in both men's and ladies options. The Airwave isn't as robust as some of the more adventure-specific gear, but still offers CE protection in shoulders, elbows and knees and the back protector can be upgraded.
If you want to discuss more options, we encourage you to call our Gear Geeks who are all well versed in adventure gear and I am always here to help if you have more questions about ladies gear.
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:41 AM   #902
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Defender fit

Sorry, guys, the other day I recieved both a Defender Jacket and pants. My measurements fell into large size for both...104cm chest and 94cm using the Revit chart. So, my angst comes when I pull both liners out. I'm using all the adjustments on both jacket and pants to make them fit better with the liners out. The jacket fits very well regardless of liners in the shoulder area. I'm not sure I can wear a medium with the liners in and the shoulder area could be tight. My current Olympia jacket is very american fit but I'm more lean and went with the european cut where possible. I guess I'm just second guessing myself since I'm not able to try both on and decide.

Is this just the way the world works with interior liners regardless of the brand and style?
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:54 AM   #903
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Unless you have two set ups its going to be loose with them out and tight with them in. I think Rev'it is spot on when it comes to this though. My sand XL jacket is tight with the liners in and pretty good out. I should have gone with a 2xl jacket but oh well.


I have a 3xl off track revit jacket I use in the winter now with all the liners in plus a huge back support. I use to wear it over body armor but it works great in the winter since its so big. I can put lots of layers on under it. The off track vents pretty bad. The sand works way better.
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:42 PM   #904
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Alpinestars Tech Heated glove

Hmm, Looks like a real pair of gloves with heat rather than the typical ski gloves we've been offered in the past. Have you guys done any testing with these yet?
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:33 AM   #905
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Sorry, guys, the other day I recieved both a Defender Jacket and pants. My measurements fell into large size for both...104cm chest and 94cm using the Revit chart. So, my angst comes when I pull both liners out. I'm using all the adjustments on both jacket and pants to make them fit better with the liners out. The jacket fits very well regardless of liners in the shoulder area. I'm not sure I can wear a medium with the liners in and the shoulder area could be tight. My current Olympia jacket is very american fit but I'm more lean and went with the european cut where possible. I guess I'm just second guessing myself since I'm not able to try both on and decide.

Is this just the way the world works with interior liners regardless of the brand and style?
Hi Ironmanmatt,

In nearly any jacket, the size is going to change some from liners in vs. liners out, especially in the case where there are two liners to drop (LTD) like the REV'IT! Defender jacket. The take up snap on the forearm and the strap at the bicep will help ensure the armor stays in place in the event of a crash. The waist adjustment could be longer, but at least it will help take up some of the excess material in the torso. The up-side is, you are likely only going to take both liners out when the weather is warmer and having the extra room for air to circulate isn't a bad thing. If you can snug the arms up enough to keep the armor in place and always attach the jacket to the pants when riding, you are not compromising any safety. It might not emphasize a svelte figure as much, but these are the trade-off's with any LTD jacket system. The determining factor could be which season is more important to you? If you plan on riding with the jacket more in the colder months with the liners in, then it sounds like you have the proper size. If you don't ride much in the colder months and will be mostly rocking the Defender with no liners, then you might consider going one size down.
There aren't many jackets out there that can compete with the Defender in terms of temperature range, but the 2 LTD do change the way the jacket fits depending on liner configuration.
If you have any additional questions about fit or function, please let us know. I hope this response helps some!
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:43 AM   #906
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Hi Levain,

We haven't done any internal testing on the Alpinestars Tech Heated Gloves, but know that Alpinestars gloves are quality made and have a great fit. Like any heated glove, these will work best with a heat controller that will allow you to regulate temperature. As compared to some of the Gerbings heated gloves, these have much better dexterity.
Another option several of our staff members have used is the Powerlet Heated Glove liner that has a very low profile and is easy to fit under your current winter or waterproof gloves. They also are recommended for use with a heat controller, but are less of an investment that any of the heated gloves on the market now.
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:49 AM   #907
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Hi Levain,

We haven't done any internal testing on the Alpinestars Tech Heated Gloves, but know that Alpinestars gloves are quality made and have a great fit. Like any heated glove, these will work best with a heat controller that will allow you to regulate temperature. As compared to some of the Gerbings heated gloves, these have much better dexterity.
Another option several of our staff members have used is the Powerlet Heated Glove liner that has a very low profile and is easy to fit under your current winter or waterproof gloves. They also are recommended for use with a heat controller, but are less of an investment that any of the heated gloves on the market now.
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thanks. do they use the same plugs as Gerbings or Powerlet? I have powerlet liners and their good, but clunky under my gloves. I'm a solid 9 in Held. What size would I be in the Astars? I might be your guinea pig
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:53 AM   #908
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Ali, thank you for taking time to respond. I think I'm good with things now.
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:19 PM   #909
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thanks. do they use the same plugs as Gerbings or Powerlet? I have powerlet liners and their good, but clunky under my gloves. I'm a solid 9 in Held. What size would I be in the Astars? I might be your guinea pig
Hi Levain,
The Powerlet and Gerbings both use a coax cable. It looks as though Alpinestars also uses a coax cable connection, so I would imagine they are compatible. The only thing to keep in mind is how much additional amperage you are adding to your controller and / or battery that might have an effect on performance or heat output.
If you are currently wearing a size 9 in Held gloves, you will likely take a size Large in the Alpinestars Tech Heated gloves. Before you purchase, I recommend giving our Gear Geeks a call to confirm the proper size.
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Old 10-15-2012, 08:53 PM   #910
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Sand pants matching up to a Cayenne Pro jacket??

I got a green/gray Cayenne Pro just in time on close out ! Love it so far. I wanted the matching pants but they are all gone.
The sand pants come in a silver/black combo and I was wondering it the light color is close to the light gray on the Cayenne ? Also would they be a good compliment to that jacket?
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Old 10-16-2012, 05:14 AM   #911
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Shuberth Helmet to Australia

Hi Revzilla guys,

I want the Shuberth C3 World with the SRC system. Will be possible to deliver to Australia?
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Old 10-17-2012, 08:45 AM   #912
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I got a green/gray Cayenne Pro just in time on close out ! Love it so far. I wanted the matching pants but they are all gone.
The sand pants come in a silver/black combo and I was wondering it the light color is close to the light gray on the Cayenne ? Also would they be a good compliment to that jacket?
Hey Montanaman,
Congrats on scoring a Cayenne Pro before they were all gone! They are still one of the better adventure jackets out there. As for matching a pair of pants with your Dark Green / Grey jacket, it's going to be a challenge. The Cayenne Pro suit was one of the few cases where REV'IT! used legit Dupont Cordura in the construction of the product. The colors used on that set up are somewhat unique. The Sand pants use the proprietary REV'IT! PWR|shell material that is a lighter grey than the Cayenne Pro. From a functionality standpoint, both the Sand or the Defender pants will match up to the Cayenne Pro with the dual LTD (liner to drop) system and connection zipper compatibility. I would suggest going with a black pant to mate with your jacket, as there is enough black in the Cayenne Pro jacket to have that pairing make sense. The only other pant REV'IT! made with the same grey as the Cayenne Pro was the Turbine pant, but those might be even more difficult to find that the Cayenne Pro pants.
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Old 10-17-2012, 08:50 AM   #913
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I want the Shuberth C3 World with the SRC system. Will be possible to deliver to Australia?
Hey Nikoktm,

You are in luck, my friend! We now have the green light to ship Schuberth to Australia and New Zealand. Give our Gear Geeks a call to get a quote on shipping and availability on the size you need.

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Old 10-22-2012, 12:06 PM   #914
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Got the update via Google alert

I see Rukka videos are slowly going up?

As usual, great review.

Not sure who's doing the internal testing, but it seems to get better and more thought out the more you wear it. Reminds me of my old Buell Ulysses in that way

Good luck with the new brand
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Old 10-30-2012, 01:15 PM   #915
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Hey Montanaman,
Congrats on scoring a Cayenne Pro before they were all gone! They are still one of the better adventure jackets out there. As for matching a pair of pants with your Dark Green / Grey jacket, it's going to be a challenge. The Cayenne Pro suit was one of the few cases where REV'IT! used legit Dupont Cordura in the construction of the product. The colors used on that set up are somewhat unique. The Sand pants use the proprietary REV'IT! PWR|shell material that is a lighter grey than the Cayenne Pro. From a functionality standpoint, both the Sand or the Defender pants will match up to the Cayenne Pro with the dual LTD (liner to drop) system and connection zipper compatibility. I would suggest going with a black pant to mate with your jacket, as there is enough black in the Cayenne Pro jacket to have that pairing make sense. The only other pant REV'IT! made with the same grey as the Cayenne Pro was the Turbine pant, but those might be even more difficult to find that the Cayenne Pro pants.
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I found a pair of the grey Cayenne Pro pant on the resale market. I am wondering if that grey is the same as the grey on my Green/grey pro jacket? Any idea? They call it "light grey" on the pants and just green/grey on the jacket..maybe they are the same based on your earlier comments?
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