Hot Weather Gear - REV'IT vs Olympia

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by AlabamaGetaway, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. arcolamo

    arcolamo Adventurer

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    I have Olympia pants and a Vanson Mesh jacket. I have been quite pleased with both. It is hot and humid for months on end here too.
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  2. Dcc46

    Dcc46 Been here awhile

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    Got my turbine pants today from revzilla. Nice pants, seem to be very well made and their comfortable. But I actually like my old airglides better. I think the tighter weave mesh rev'it uses won't flow enough air in the third level of hell, aka Florida. I decided to exchange them for the olympia recon 3 pants. I'm going with the recon 3 over the airglides because i don't use them as overpants and The cargo pockets will come in handy for toll money. I just wish they didn't convert to shorts. Stupid idea IMO.
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  3. outsidein

    outsidein Been here awhile

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    Olympia uses Cordura and is more rugged wrt abrasion resistance and will also last slightly longer than RevIt. I've owned both. That said the Airglide only use lighter 500D Cordura and the Tornado which I have not seen supposedly uses super fabric on the strike points although it is lightly made elsewhere.

    Also Vanson make some very abrasion resistant Cordura mesh gear. Icon, Alpine Stars and others also make compound leather/mesh gear.
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  4. AceRider01

    AceRider01 Fully Loaded

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    I think superfabric on REV IT mesh gear is only on Turbine
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  5. Trophy Mike

    Trophy Mike w/extreme prejudice

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    Anyone on our team want to take this one?
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