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Discussion in 'Vendors' started by Motodisiac, Aug 6, 2008.
Is the all black Typhoon available in the US?
There is no such thing as all black TYPHOON in USA :). Grey / Black is available.
Any chance that Rev'it will be making a jacket version out of the same material as the Infinity suit, i.e. no need for liners to be waterproof?
P.S. Loving the Apache boots!
I have heard rumors about two piece version of INFINITY, if we see anything it won't be this summer though.
Noted for my upcoming pants order. Jacket should be back to you on Friday.
Hey, I've been researching for the last month or so and I am more confused than ever.
I'm ready to get a new suit but I don't know which. Somebody dress me please before my head explodes.
I currently wear Joe Rocket ballistic jacket and pants. It's gonna be way too hot this summer. It's already too hot now.
I live in the midwest where the high temps are around 90 to 100 and the humidity is 90% or so. The winters are equally as bad: Cold and wet. I can deal with the cold, though. I hate the heat. I do plan on taking several trips away from here (because I hate Indiana), but I believe whatever I get can be made to work in those instances.
A while back I was directed towards the Sirocco jacket as an all around item. I'm still interested in that, but I am leaning more towards a shorter jacket. My current ride has upright seating so the length isn't really a problem, but my joe rocket jacket is longer and bunches slightly. I did read a review stating that the Sirocco's construction is loose allowing light to be seen through the outer shell. How does this work for protection from the sun?
Speaking of protection: Protection is more of a concern to me than comfort. I am willing to sacrifice and sweat a bit if that means less, or no, road rash.
I've been trying to find something good enough for every season here, but I don't think it exists. I'd rather not buy two, or more, different setups but if that's what needs to be done so be it.
To recap: My number one priority is safety with number two being comfort in the heat. I plan on wearing an electric jacket in the cold.
For sizing - I'm 5'9" and 175 pounds. About 35.5 inches around the belly button with a 41 inch chest.
PS. I'll take glove suggestions as well. I'm leaning towards the comet.
Sounds like you need CAYENNE PRO jacket / pants combo and possibly mesh jacket for the hottest summer days. CAYENNE PRO is the best jacket REV'IT! makes, if you add SAS TEC back protector your safety rating will be as high as it gets for textile gear. It sounds like the length of it would be perfect as well, it's not nearly as long as SIROCCO so it will never bunch up. For the summer glove I would recommend the MONSTER if you do not plan any off the pavement. COMET is unbelievable glove for ADV riding, however it's not as protective as all leather MONSTER.
Even though SIROCCO jacket has mesh panels that allow air to enter freely , it doesn't mean you are not protected from the sun. I have never heard about someone getting sunburned THROUGH the jacket.
Sizing: based on your dimensions you will need LARGE jacket and pants.
Let me know if you have any more questions. Cheers,
FYI you smaller jacket shipped on Monday. You should get it just in time for the weekend ride
A couple more questions before I commit:
Based on your post the cayenne pro pants will be fine for summer?
Also, you said "possibly" a mesh jacket for summer. I understand everyone has their own comfort range, but does the Cayenne breathe OK?
Any suggestions on color matching the Cayenne to a mesh jacket, I was looking at the green suit?
I my opinion CAYENNE PRO is OK for the summer considering how nice and toasty it is in colder weather. With the above said, nothing will keep you as cool as mesh jacket such as REV'IT TURBINE. The pants are not as critical as the jacket when it comes to staying cool largely due to the fact that you don't get that much airflow on your legs. Dedicated summer pants will make the difference, but not as dramatic as the jacket.
I would recommend getting black pants, this way you can wear them with any color jacket and they will look like a perfect match. Dark Green pants look ok with Silver / Dark Titanium TURBINE.
I say start with CAYENNE PRO and you can always get a summer jacket if you feel that CAYENNE is unbearable. I have ridden in 100+ temps in mine and it was OK.
We took a ride to Death Valley a couple of weeks ago and saw temperatures up to mid 90s. All of us wore the Cayenne Pro jacket/pants combo and we all were pleasantly surprised by the way they vented.
I totally agree with Motodisiac. Start with this combo and see how it works out for you. The vents are really easy to operate even as you are riding your bike.
The Cayenne Pro combo will definitely keep you warm in temperatures as low as lower 50s with just a t-shirt under it.
Just my personal experince, hope that helps ...
Thanks. What really sucks here is the humidity. I can stand the high temps in the desert (I'm assuming Death Valley has low humidity) and US West, but here it's just terrible. After taking a shower in the summer I have to towel off several times due to the humidity. Without even exerting any effort I sweat in the summer because of that.
I don't know if I mentioned it before, but I hate the weather in the midwest.
I live in Bryan Texas and we have high 90s with high humidity also. The Cayenne Pro is NOT very comfortable even with all the vents open when high temperature + high humidity. When I rode to West Texas where it was high 90s and low humidity, the Cayenne Pro was fine.
I am afraid you will most likely have to purchase two sets of riding gear like I did ... I purchased the Turbine jacket / pants for the hot months and the Cayenne Pro for the NOT so hot months!
The good news is that Dennis will GLADLY sell you BOTH !
I was afraid that two sets of gear would be required.
If I have to buy two sets, which mesh gear? I know that the Turbine is the safest, but how much less protection does the Typhoon and Air provide? I don't really need a rain liner for a strictly summer jacket. Besides, I will probably wear a one piece rain suit anyway if need be.
Also, How much warmer is the black compared to the lighter colors?
Maybe I should just move away from "the armpit of America". That would make this decision easier.
This is exactly what I did. After growing up in dog-breathing-in-your-face Oklahoma, I decided to punish myself by moving to Virginia. The humidity sucks.
So far I've found the Turbine to vent a little less than a perforated leather jacket, but I like the quality and comfort of the jacket.
I use the rain liner that came with the Cayenne Pro in the Turbine -- mostly to serve as a wind block on my morning commute. It has been in the 50s in the morning, 80s when I leave. My bottom comfort range in the Turbine is about 55F without a liner. So far I've worn it up to 86F, this coming week it will be in the 90s in Georgia (road trip).
One more thing. I could have NEVER afforded both the CP and the Turbine at the same time. Get the Turbine now -- you might be able to wear it into the fall with a fleece vest/jacket underneath depending on where you live and your cold tolerance. By then, you may have saved enough to get a Cayenne Pro for the rest of fall through spring.
I ALWAYS go with colors that reflect the heat if possible! I have just spend to many miserable miles in EXTREME heat / humidity in all black riding suits ... in the silver colors, the heat isn't as noticeable.
Dennis will have to answer the other questions about quality of the individual lines. I got the Turbine for the hot months (May-October) and the Cayenne Pro for the other months. I really like the comfort of the Rev'it gear. My only complaints in the Cayenne Pro and Turbine series is that Rev'it didn't include the upgraded back armor (I still don't understand why anybody would purchase either set of cloths and NOT want the upgraded back armor)!
Just make sure the Rev'it gear fits you and you will be a very happy rider.
Dennis ... I'm interested in the Air Jacket but concerned about sleeve length ... 42 chest, 34 waist, 6'2" 185 lbs... Kinda long and lean .. Suggestions ? Tom
I would recommend going with XL, even though the sleeve length will be barely enough, it will fit great just about everywhere else. As you already know, it's always about compromise when you are tall and lean Cheers,
From my experience black is a lot warmer when you are standing still however once on the way you will not be able to tell the difference.
It's nearly impossible to measure how much safer the TURBINE is over AIR and TYPHOON. It uses stronger textiles and better armor therefore it's safer. If your budget allows it, go for it. If it doesn't, AIR of TURBINE will still provide you with adequate protection, especially compared to competing products from value brands.
I really like Dr.Faulken's suggestion to buy the TURBINE now and the CAYENNE PRO when it gets colder. The summer is here, and I do not see a reason to get 4 season jacket right away. Cheers,
Arrived thiis morning. Fits perfectly and kept me cool for 200 miles this morning. Thanks Dennis.