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Old 04-09-2014, 08:36 PM   #1051
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The Brawnson pants only come in standard lengths. We have three different sizes (32, 36, and 44) here in Philadelphia, so I was able to take their inseam measurements for you.

Inseam Measurements (taken with a soft measuring tape):
  • Size 32US / 48EU = 34 inches
  • Size 36US / 52EU = 35.5 inches
  • Size 44US / 60EU = 35.5 inches

Let me know if there's anything else I can help with.

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Old 04-16-2014, 04:47 PM   #1052
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Hey guys,

I have a long-oval head and I'm a really good fit in an Arai Signet-Q, size L.

Now I'm looking for an off-road/DP helmet. I've heard the Airoh Aviator 2.1 is close to the Signet-Q in terms of internal shape, but runs a little small. Do you think it would be a good fit for me, and if so, should I go a size up to an XL, or stick with an L?

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Old 04-17-2014, 11:25 AM   #1053
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What is your head circumference measurement?

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Old 04-17-2014, 07:56 PM   #1054
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What is your head circumference measurement?

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Thanks, Brian. I'm just about 60cm, maybe a hair less depending on how tight I pull the tape measure.

With most helmets, the L (59-60) is either clearly too tight from the beginning, or else feels okay at first but gives me a hotspot at the center top of my forehead on a long ride. And the XL (61-62) usually feels comfortable at first but "packs out" over a long enough time (like, several months) so that it becomes too big and moves around on my head.

The Signet-Q in size L is absolutely perfect for me. No hotspots, and still fits perfectly after more than a year of frequent use.
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Old 04-18-2014, 08:52 AM   #1055
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Hey Guy Jinbaiquerre,

I had my associate Mario try on an XL Airoh Aviator 2.1 helmet to get his impression. His head circumference measurement is 59-60cm. He currently wears a Large Shoei RF-1100, which we've found to have a slightly narrow intermediate oval head shape. The XL Airoh Aviator 2.1 helmet fit him well. It was snug along the sides of his head, but not uncomfortable. The length front to back was spot on. Between the Large and XL, he was most comfortable in the XL. He classified the Airoh Aviator 2.1's head shape as an intermediate oval.

With that being said, I'd recommend the XL over the Large. Mario fit well into the XL right off the bat. However, he only had the helmet on for about 20 minutes to check for hot spots. After a few hours of wear, the liner will break in and provide a little more room, which may work well for your long-oval profile.

If you have any other questions I'm happy to help.

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Old 05-28-2014, 12:29 PM   #1056
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Can someone tell me what women's Rev'It pants these are? TIA


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Old 05-28-2014, 01:05 PM   #1057
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Can someone tell me what women's Rev'It pants these are? TIA
Hey bpeterson,

They look like the REV'IT! Women's Factor pants.

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Old 05-28-2014, 05:28 PM   #1058
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They look like the REV'IT! Women's Factor pants.

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Old 05-28-2014, 10:00 PM   #1059
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Two years ago I began a mission to convert all my gear to Gore Tex, more specifically to assemble the right gear for whatever Mother Nature and Old Man Winter might throw at me. The most insidious of which is rain - Texas coastal torrential rain. Nothing works and breathes like bona fide Gore Tex. Everything else is a trade off between breathability and water repellence. It has taken me a while and more than a few bucks but now I'm ready.

Here's earlier posts of my incremental Gore transformation:
http://www.yearroundriders.com/forum/index...ic=7938&hl=
http://www.yearroundriders.com/forum/index...ic=7904&hl=
http://www.yearroundriders.com/forum/index...ic=7485&hl=

I thought I had the summer rain glove thing sorted out with the Dianese Veleta which is a super glove - just too short in the digits for me. So I found them a good home. I got on the phone with one of the gear geeks at Revzilla and had him try on all the summer weight Gore Tex gloves in the store, Rukka, Held, all of 'em. The answer was $ CHA CHING $ the new Roadstar from REV'IT! I was the first to review this glove on their site. The price still scares me but they're simply amazing - fit, feel, everything.



The only non-goretex piece left was my old Dakar pants, bullet proof since 2007 - just not waterproof anymore. I had been wanting the matching pants since getting my Defender jacket in 2012 but couldn't get my mind around the price. I was talking with a REV'IT! rep about something else and he let it slip that the Defender will not be back in the 2015 lineup. Feet to the fire, I snagged the last pair in my size and color. I asked for a break, alright I begged for mercy! They took pity on me - but not a lot.

REV'IT! Defender GTX Pants

Here's my review:


They're short on storage but I don't use the pockets much anyway. The big thigh vents are nice but the buzz is the Gore Tex liner. As I mentioned, I don't like the cuffs - they seem unfinished and the velcro can snag the liner if you're not careful.





The good news is the legs open enough to get my boots on without using the zippers.

Otherwise, I'm very pleased. I like the higher waist of the Defender pants. They feel great on the bike but would ride down a bit when walking. Adventure style suspenders were the answer. Heck I just couldn't let the Klim and Rukka guys have all the fun so a quick trip to Duluth Trading Co did the trick. Perfect! The hardware was too bulky so I cut off the big honkin' clamps and sewed the "braces" right on. Now I'm all set.



The suspender mod came out pretty clean. I planned to do a double velcro setup like Rukka but it would have been too thick. They worked so well I knew I'd never ride without them so I just sewed them on.



I also ordered the SasTech hip pad upgrade and shoved them in with the tempur foam pads that came in the pants. Feels good.



Lastly, when I spoke to the REV'IT! rep the other day, he had just come from a meeting with the Gore people. I learned that even Gore Tex liners should be washed in Nikwax and that tumbling in a warm dryer actually rejuvenates the fibers. That's good to know. I would never have gotten my liners near the dryer.

So now I'm Gore Tex lined neck to toe winter and summer and hopefully will leak no more.
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Old 05-29-2014, 12:55 PM   #1060
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Thanks Ken! We appreciate you taking the time to leave feedback. It's invaluable.

That picture of you at our old Jackson St. location brings back memories. I miss the ol' dungeon.

I was fortunate enough to get a tour of Gore's facilities a few weeks ago. They are very pro! As you can see in the picture below, they practice what they preach. Washing and drying = happy Gore-Tex membrane .



The next time the IBA takes you through Philadelphia, let me know. I'd love to log a few miles with you on my KLR.

Ride safely,

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Old 05-30-2014, 10:28 PM   #1061
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The next time the IBA takes you through Philadelphia, let me know. I'd love to log a few miles with you on my KLR.

Ride safely,

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Old 05-31-2014, 03:28 PM   #1062
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Ready to pull the trigger on new Schubert helmets for myself and Wife. Any promotional code I can use to ease the pain. Thanks for great products and service.
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Old 05-31-2014, 07:03 PM   #1063
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Ready to pull the trigger on new Schubert helmets for myself and Wife. Any promotional code I can use to ease the pain. Thanks for great products and service.
Rev'it makes Schubert helmets? You learn something new every day...
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Old 06-01-2014, 06:53 AM   #1064
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Rev'it makes Schubert helmets? You learn something new every day...
No they do not but are carried by Revzilla, and this being a 'Zilla thread, I thought I would check in here. Also considering a Rev'it jacket to go with the helmets.
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Old 06-02-2014, 03:19 PM   #1065
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lmychajluk - Thank you for trying to keep this thread on track.

MotoBoss - Thank you for your question. I am more than happy to help in this thread.

You both make very good points.

When Anthony created this thread in '09, it was REV'IT! focused, but welcomed other gear related questions. Back then, REV'IT! made up a large majority of our inventory and was the key brand we carried. Fast forward five years, things have certainly changed. We've continued our great relationship with REV'IT! and added a few more along the way.

With that being said, we think it's time for an update. The title of this thread is not as clear as it should be and some of the information in the original post is growing cobwebs.

I am working to refresh this thread so it's clear and relevant. Any and all questions are always welcomed. Feel free to use me like a rented mule.

Ride safely,

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