ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Gear > Equipment
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-03-2013, 11:20 AM   #31
Moto Mikey
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Moto Mikey's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Location: On the road!
Oddometer: 435
I got my Rev'it Sand 2 Pants last week. They are very nice. I bought a size small (I'm a 30" waist and 29" inseam) and they are actually a little bit more roomy than I was expecting, so I'd say they are certainly more American cut rather than Euro cut.

I also got the new Sand Pro gloves, which I'm mostly happy with. They aren't as vented as I was hoping for. The exterior is mesh but inside the glove is another (thin) liner which limits air flow. I wear a size small glove and I find these run a tad on the larger size. I wish they were a bit more snug.
__________________
Riding the Americas in 2013-2014:
http://www.moto-mikey.com
https://www.facebook.com/Moto.Mikey84
Moto Mikey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2013, 02:02 PM   #32
ph0rk
Doesn't Care
 
ph0rk's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Oaktown
Oddometer: 2,044
Quote:
Originally Posted by lmychajluk View Post
Which brings me to the Sand 2. Seems like it may be a nice compromise at a price point just above the AST 2. I like the arm vents, and the options of having the cooling vest installed and the neck brace. Rev'it has a good rep, but as some of you have pointed out, the polyester may not be such a good thing. Also, how good is the waterproofing w/o the liner? Yet to see one in person, though...
Polyester as a class of fibers isn't inherently bad at abrasion resistance, though some polyesters may be better than others.

All fabrics sporting a Cordura label are not equal, either: http://www.cordura.com/en/about/faq.html
I believe that branded 500d Cordura is a polyester.
__________________
--Semantics are everything.
ph0rk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2013, 07:01 AM   #33
TuonoBiker
Studly Adventurer
 
Joined: Mar 2012
Location: So.Central PA
Oddometer: 678
Quote:
Originally Posted by ph0rk View Post
Polyester as a class of fibers isn't inherently bad at abrasion resistance, though some polyesters may be better than others.

All fabrics sporting a Cordura label are not equal, either: http://www.cordura.com/en/about/faq.html
I believe that branded 500d Cordura is a polyester.

According to their site, the 500d is simply the denier of the fabric....nothing to do with poly or nylon. The denier is just the mass density of the fabric. Looks like their actual product lines: Ballistic, Baselayer, Classic, Denim, etc. would be where you'd find different yarn types...nylon, polyester or a blend of both. Not sure how many of the mfg's of clothing are actually giving which Cordura fabric they are using.

Spent a few years in the carpet industry and nylon was always king...strong, durable, better abrasion, resistance to crush. The past few years, the latest generation of polyester proved remarkable in its ability to match nylon performance...for less money.
__________________
-----------------------------------------------------------------
'12 R1200GS Adventure
'11 Harley Street Glide - gone and pretty much forgotten
'07 Tuono Factory - gone but not forgotten
TuonoBiker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2013, 02:15 PM   #34
Parx400
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Sacramento CA
Oddometer: 1,410
SO has anyone got this suit yet? I lost a lot of weight and may sell my current revit gear to get this.
Parx400 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2013, 04:55 PM   #35
jimbop
Adventurer
 
Joined: May 2010
Location: North Vancouver
Oddometer: 23
I just picked up both the Jacket and the pants. I'm 5'6" and weigh 158 LBS. 30" inseam. 39" chest. I bought size Small for both and the fit is excellent. I'm very satisfied with the over all quality. The Jacket can be adjusted so that the armour stays in place and should resist twisting out of place upon any impact.

The ventalation looks like it will be great in the warm weather and at the same time the water proof liner seems to be able to be worn so that I will stay dry in wet riding conditions, we'll see down the road. I can comfortabley fit my Gerbings electric jacket by removing the Revit thermal liner. I'm still waiting for the new Revit back protector which seems to be unavailable globaly which leads me to think they are having issues with production.

I'll get some riding in this weekend and I'll post up some more thoughts.
jimbop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2013, 05:06 PM   #36
lmychajluk
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Meadowlands, NJ (just east of the USA)
Oddometer: 1,463
Tried to buy the jacket last weekend on sale at a local dealer. The Blue XL is on global backorder until June....
__________________
-Lee
2013 Triumph Tiger 800
2008 Suzuki SV650n (Sold... I miss that bike...)
lmychajluk is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2013, 02:28 PM   #37
Parx400
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Sacramento CA
Oddometer: 1,410
The sizing must be way bigger than sand one. The guy in the revzilla video is in size L pants and he is 210, 6 foot and kinda beefy lookin. I'm 6,2 215 and XL sand ones are skin tight one me. I cant even get my leg over the bike with liners in. I have 2XL cayanne pros and they are very loose almost every where.

Do the Sand 2's have stretch panels in the crotch? The sand 1 did not and i always hated that about the pair I had.
Parx400 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2013, 09:48 PM   #38
homme de fer
Gnarly Adventurer
 
homme de fer's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: GTA, Canada
Oddometer: 179
Crash experience

I hit a bear last year in the Adirondacks wearing Sand jacket and pants and I can vouch for the protection it offers.

I think I was doing about 45mph at the time and got thrown sort of "high side" like. I have abrasions and very small holes in the pants and some holes on one of the shoulders. You wouldn't know it was there unless I pointed it out though.

IMO, the point of the textile is fashion while the armour is what does the work when you need it. I really don't care about rips in the textile as long as the armour keeps me safe.

I still have the suit, my wife and my son use it when they ride with me. Insurance replaced it with a bmw rallye 3 suit. Now, if the Sand jacket had bmw's material and upgraded armour, you would have the best jacket on the planet.
homme de fer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2013, 07:44 AM   #39
Parx400
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Sacramento CA
Oddometer: 1,410
Sand 2 Review

Revit sand 2 review
My Measurements
Hip: 41
Waist: 36
Out seam: 43.5
Inseam: 30
Chest 41
Height just under 6,3
Weight: 215

Pants 4/5
I got my revit sand2 pants delivered. I went down a size since I have lost weight. I ordered XL Long. I had been wearing 2XL long revit cayenne pants. My first observation is the size chart is still way off if you don’t have a small Euro frame. All my measurements put me into a Large for both jacket and pants. I have some meat in my upper legs and a too much on the ass still but I plan to lose that weight very soon. With liners in they are a little snug in the butt, upper legs and hips. Waist is spot on. One feature I hate (reason for the 4 out of 5) is they did not use stretch panels in the crotch. It makes getting your leg over the bike much harder. With Liners out they fit perfect.
I had planned on selling my cayenne pro pants but I think I will keep them for winter. With the liners in they still fit ok. I think the liner material is much better in the cayenne pro pants in regards to how it feels against your legs.

Besides the stretch panels the pants are great. They are slightly more forgiving fit wise than the sand 1.


Jacket.
Sizing for the jacket says I should be in a Large. I tried on a large and there is no way it will fit. My shoulders are just way too wide. I have kind of a large upper frame with a smallish waist and not a really big chest. Suit jackets have always been hard for me to find. When I am in good shape (almost back there) I wear a 34 waist yet I still have to buy a 44 jacket for my shoulders. A 44 jacket comes with size 38 pants if bought as a pair.
I will add more when the jacket gets here. Currently I have a defender GTX 2XL and it is HUGE on me. It will be for sale shortly.

Gloves
Not ordered yet but the size chart says I’m a large. I have think long hands. I basically have a large version of a girls hand. Will update when I get gloves.
Parx400 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2013, 12:56 PM   #40
Aviador
Adventurer
 
Aviador's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2013
Location: Spain
Oddometer: 13
Hi fellas,

Any more thoughts?

I'm just about to buy a new 4 seasons suit, and both Rallye 3 and Sand 2 would be my choice after my research.

The key point is if the BMW is worth those extra, say, 500 quid (€).

Aviador is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2013, 11:14 AM   #41
PhaseShifter
Gnarly Adventurer
 
PhaseShifter's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2006
Location: The Dutch Mountains
Oddometer: 153
I'd go for the RevIt if i were you!
The beemer-stuf is not much better in quality than the Sand2.
Stronger point is the sizing for people with long arms and legs, its better than the BMW suits. The Sand jacket has room for storing a "German beer-belly" but can be trimmed down to Athlete-waist sizes as same for the upper and lower arms, they can expand to Popeye arms or to be trimmed back to nerd-size biceps.
The pants has less trimming posibilities, so when you have a big ass, buy a big pant
I was supprised with the isolation capability when i used the suit with rainshell and isolation layers in temperatures below zerro degrees, it is as good as my BMW Streetguard2 suit.

proud on this Dutch engineered product!
PhaseShifter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2013, 01:14 PM   #42
Aviador
Adventurer
 
Aviador's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2013
Location: Spain
Oddometer: 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by PhaseShifter View Post
I'd go for the RevIt if i were you!

Thank´s mate; that´s exactly what I did. Went for the Rev´it.

I should receive it this week. Silver/Black combination :



As you pointed out, I don´t think the beemer stuff is worth those extra €. On top of that, my other outfit is an Rukka Armas suit, and I think the Rev´it will fit spot on for those days when the sun is rising up here in Spain.



Aviador is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2013, 10:16 AM   #43
PhaseShifter
Gnarly Adventurer
 
PhaseShifter's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2006
Location: The Dutch Mountains
Oddometer: 153
I've heard it is snowy-weather in Spain more than ocasionaly
Here in Holland were looking out for that ONE beatiful day a year called "summer"
Hope you're gonna use the suit verry often without the shells in it, and the vents wide open!
PhaseShifter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2013, 06:27 AM   #44
GSDonovan
There and back again
 
GSDonovan's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2007
Location: East Greenwich, RI
Oddometer: 829
I'm close to pullin' the trigger on this suit...are there any other inmate reviews out there that might sway me one way or another???
GSDonovan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2013, 11:58 AM   #45
Smoke Eater 3
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Location: Lincolnville,Maine
Oddometer: 482
I just got my Sand 2 from Revzilla. Per the sizing chart I should be a XXL. 46 chest, 40 waist. My Tourmaster Tranny 2 fits perfectly in XXL. The Sand 2 fits my sleeve length and my belly but the shoulders are way too narrow. It's going back for an even bigger size to try. TRIPLE XL???? If this doesn't fit I'll try a different brand.

I was reading this thread about burn through rates for textiles. Sliding is an issue at the track which is why roo suits are so good. On the street you worry about the mailbox, phone pole, parked Volvo; not about the slide. I'll take a burn through from a slide rather than a sudden stop against a parked car any day.
Smoke Eater 3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 12:51 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014