Rev-It Sand 2 anyone?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by burmbuster, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. lacofdfireman

    lacofdfireman Been here awhile

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    I'm no expert here but have owned both. Currently still riding in the Badlands if that tells you something. I think it will all depend on your riding. While I think the Rev'it is high quality gear and fits better than KLIM I will say I still like my KLIM gear better. GoreTex being key here. I hated having to change out liners all the time in my REV'it gear. You can't beat Goretex. I have worn it it 115 degrees all the way down to 35 degrees with no liners or anything and been perfectly comfortable. It's waterproof and breathes... Like I said the Rev'it is excellent gear but no way I would go back after owning the Badlands gear. The Kidney belt is awesome. That's enough waist adjustment for me... Your call..
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  2. Parx400

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    Its much lighter than the badlands. I have both the jacket and pants. I had a sand 1 before this.

    The fit on the sand is pretty tight in the ass and legs. I could use more room there.

    The sand 2 jacket is longer than the sand 1. both the sand 2 pants and jacket have a little more room than the sand 1.
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  3. Hoologan

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    You have abnormally large ass and legs though Chris ;)
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  4. burmbuster

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    I actually ended up purchasing a new Moab from Olympia. I know their products from using them for the past 9 years. Love the versatility and fit.
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  5. James Adams

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    I bought a Sand 2 for use in the hot weather. It's quite light (much lighter than a Badlands jacket; it feels around half the weight of my Armas jacket) with the liners removed. The jacket is trim and the waist adjustment is effective and comfortable—not just a single band of webbing.

    I opted for the lighter color as I figure it will be cooler in the summer sun.
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  6. spacemanvt

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    question about the liners. i just got my sand 2... does the thermal liner for you guys only have 1 snap at the wrist?
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  7. ChildlikeWonder

    ChildlikeWonder Been here awhile

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    Yeah, the rain liner is the only one that has a snap to mate with the top snap, the thermal just snaps to the front loop.
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  8. spacemanvt

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    That's kinda of dumb it moves around a lot. Also this is my first motorcycle jacket and I got it in black. Kinda worried it's too dark. Hopefully the HV connector vest I also got will give me enough visibility.

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  9. spacemanvt

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    I just received my sand 2 jacket... was wondering if its normal to feel some air coming through the front two chest vents even when they are zipped up? I feel some airflow coming in at the top of the zips....
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  10. ChildlikeWonder

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    Are you sure the zips are all the way up? You have to kind of tuck them in under the flap with the tip of your finger.
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  11. spacemanvt

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    Yeah they seem to be all the way in. I will try again tomorrow and post again

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  12. spacemanvt

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    Yeah its stuck in all the way end. I notice it alot when I am on the highway... Even with all the liners in and zipped up, i still feel a significant amount of airflow... not sure what to do... anyone else have this problem?
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  13. ChildlikeWonder

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    Is there any chance it's coming in from somewhere else? Between your jacket sleeve and your gloves maybe? You DEFINITELY shouldn't feel anything with the liners in.
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  14. spacemanvt

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    no i have gauntlet style gloves so no air flow there. I also feel alot of airflow around my neck but i think thats from keeping the neck closure kind of loose. I can pretty much feel air leaking in from those front zippers and it definitely makes me colder than i should be :( :huh

    Maybe i need to warranty the jacket?
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  15. ChildlikeWonder

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    I just don't see how it can come through the zip AND the liner. That would involve so many holes. Snug down the neck and see what happens, before going through the trouble of warranty - maybe put a scarf on to totally seal off the neck to make sure the wind isn't playing tricks on you. With all my liners in, I'm in a cocoon in mine.
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  16. spacemanvt

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    Sounds good, i will try that. I just figured the liner wasn't windproof that's why i still felt wind. But you could be right.

    I will post back some results.
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  17. AKjitsu

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    You might also tighten up the draw strings at the hem. That's another source of unwanted breeze.
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  18. lmychajluk

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    Never ended up getting a new jacket last year.... Still thinking about the Sand 2, though now I'm also liking the Olympia MotoQuest as well as the pricier Poseidon (externally waterproof). I think venting would be more important to me than waterproofing, but I wanted to see if anyone had any thoughts on the waterproofness of the Sand 2 without the liner in? I know it's not advertised as such (does 'PWR' count?), but would it keep me relatively dry on shorter trips in the rain where I'd be too lazy to put the liner in? If I know I'll be on the road for a while in the rain, I would add the liner.

    What about thoughts / comparisons to the Poseidon or Motoquest? Seems like the Poseidon would be better as far as all-weather capability at the expense of venting(?), while the MotoQuest might rival the Sand 2 in venting. FWIW, I'm in N. NJ and will try and ride as long as there's no ice on the roads, so I'm looking for a 4-season jacket, but will use an electric liner in the cooler months.

    I got a gift certificate burning a hole in my pocket.... help me out here!
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  19. ChildlikeWonder

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    A light mist with no liner in for 5 minutes? Probably fine. A heavy rain for 5 minutes or even a light mist for more than 5 minutes? You'll be wet. I think that will be true for any jacket that doesn't have the waterproofing built in.

    The Sand 2 and the Motoquest will fit very differently. I would get whichever fits your body type better. Above 90 the Motoquest will be better, but still not ideal - I think I would have one set for under 90 and one for above, the above one being full mesh.
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  20. Lifes2short

    Lifes2short Been here awhile

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    Walked in to the store thinking Sand2, a couple of hours later walked out with the Olympia Dakar Jacket and Motoquest pants. Of course I have yet to ride in them as we've been away on holidays since getting the new gear so I can't even comment on anything other than fit & feel.

    We're planning on being in warmer climates after this spring for some time so I think this will work better for me. I think the key is to figure out what kind of riding in you're going to find yourself and go with something that will fit that bill. I'm not sure there is a 4 season set that's comfortable in both extremes and the wet stuff.
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