REV'IT! Gear for ADV Riders

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by Motodisiac, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. swimmer

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    Dennis,
    Received my Ignition jacket today. It fits great although it is a little big in the gut area but I guess that's the price I pay for being a lean, mean, athletic machine. A smaller size would not work. I can see this as being a very versatile jacket and it really is nice looking. Thanks for answering all my questions and let me know when that other item shows up.
    -Eric
  2. DrFaulken

    DrFaulken Luck Bucket

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    Yeah, this mirrors my fit experience with the Cayenne Pro I purchased from Dennis. Fits great in my broad shoulders and back, but a little too big in the midsection. Dennis counseled me to go with the XL, and I am glad that I did. If I went with a large the midsection would be okay but the sleeves would be too short and shoulders too tight. I considered the sleeve length and shoulder sizing as a good trade-off for having a little "extra" at the tummy. I was impressed that Dennis was able to fit me so well over two PMs. He knows his product.
  3. Motodisiac

    Motodisiac Moto Terrorist

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    Guys,

    This extra material is simply a safety cushion so you don't have to buy new jacket in case you grow a little gut :rofl Beer drinking is safe now:evil
  4. nostatic

    nostatic i drank what?!?

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    I have an Ignition and it is the same story. But I tried almost every other jacket out there and it was the closest to being "right" for me - less slop than the rest through the gut and chest. It is a great jacket and I've been happy with mine. Got the g/f one as well. I'll likely end up using my new Off-Track more this winter and on trips but the Ignition beats it on looks and taking more abuse.
  5. RichK

    RichK Long timer

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    I bought my Rev'it gear (Cayenne Jacket and pants) through Dennis a month or so ago.

    I can honestly tell you it has been one of the best purchase experiences I've ever had. The gear is incredible, no doubt about it. But what makes it even better is the store behind it. Dennis was great with me, as well as many I see here. He's on top of the product, the fitting, and does his best to make his customers happy. With his attitude, I fully expect to see him make it, even in the challenging times ahead. Let's help him when we can.

    The jacket and pants continue to impress me every time I wear them. What I wanted was protection - I can stand the heat as a trade for protection. Even still, the Cayenne seems to vent very well, even in So Cal - I was expecting much worse - I do have all the liners out right now. The pants are excellent too. They fit incredibly well, and I feel safe -which was the point of spending the money.

    I recently saw that he bought a jacket back from someone who bought it elsewhere just to help the guy get sized right. I wonder how come the original shop didn't do it? When I buy gear in the future I'm going to give Dennis my business. He deserves it.

    Dennis - Thanks much, and keep up the great work!

    Rich
  6. nostatic

    nostatic i drank what?!?

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    I'll write up a full report on my new Off-Track jacket and Dakar pants after a week or two of commuting with the jacket and now a weekend 2-up tour from LA to Big Bear and back. The bottom line is this stuff is damn near perfect - and I' really picky about my gear. And of course Dennis provided the service so I could get everything in time for the trip (pre b/day celebration for the g/f). Stuff rocks. When we got home sunday, despite my having a gig to play in a few hours, we both decided we weren't done on the bike yet and headed down to the coast to catch sunset. Love the bike, love the gear..

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  7. Motodisiac

    Motodisiac Moto Terrorist

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    I finally got some details on this soon to be here suit so I thought I would share it with fellow ADV riders :evil

    First of all, here is the picture of the revised suit:

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    As it turns out, the biggest reason for the delay was the waterproof zipper. After the first production batch of the suits was completed, it turned out the the zippers weren't quite as waterproof. So the whole run was scrapped and new zipper supplier had to be found. But since the production window was lost they had to wait for their turn. Now, it should arrive on US soil around Nov 15th. We finally get something before the rest of the world :D

    So here are the details I have:

    Zippers

    The suit has two main waterproof zippers, one runs the length of the whole body and one the length of the right leg. They are made by German company TIZIP, each MasterSeal zipper is tested at 500 mbar. So it looks like waterproofing should be great.

    Armor

    The suit comes with SAS TEC protection all around. Just like CAYENNE PRO, it has CE approved knee pads, shoulder and elbow pads. It also comes with CE2 approved back protector and SAS TEC hip protectors. It doesn't get any better than this.

    Ventilation

    Two vents on the chest and two on the back.

    Visibility

    Reflective panels on the lower leg, arms and back. Silver one is of course more visible during the day.

    Material

    The whole suit is made from Schoeller FTC Dynatec 3-layer with Schoeller NanoSphere. The choice of materials is one of the best things about this suit. This 'magic" Schoeller will shed dust and water, keeping itself dry and clean. The suit doesn't have any removable liners like CAYENNE PRO, so it's truly an oversuit, you can just throw it over your daily clothes and ride. Did I mention it it fully waterproof? The fabric is designed to open when hot and to close when cold keeping your temperature optimal. It will have special opening for heated vest cord. To ensure extra comfort the suit has stretch panels at the knees, back and elbows.

    I will be getting more than 10 of these in various sizes and one for myself so I can provide you with closer details and real life testing. I'm running pre-order special right now, the price of the suit will increase to $1299 very soon. PM me for details :evil Now let's get back to the waiting game.
  8. DrFaulken

    DrFaulken Luck Bucket

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    I haven't been following that suit much, except for the production delays.

    Is there any SuperFabric on it? Makes me a little nervous about the future of that material when it's only on a few select pieces.
  9. Motodisiac

    Motodisiac Moto Terrorist

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    No Superfabric on this one as far as I know. Do not worry, there are few new items in 2009 collection that will feature Superfabric, including new gloves, jacket and pants :evil
  10. motorzen

    motorzen Internet Antagonist

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    Sent a PM.

    I didn't realize when they named this suit, that they meant how long we'd have to wait for it! :D
  11. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    You gonna do an in depth review?:clap:clap
  12. Motodisiac

    Motodisiac Moto Terrorist

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    You bet. As soon as I SEE it :rofl

    D.

  13. SwedishViking

    SwedishViking Been here awhile

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    I had a chance to try this suit on and check the detailing of it (a revit salesman happened to be at my dealer when I was coming in).

    Zipper looks sturdy... all seams are taped and glued... I'd wish that the warranty would be longer than one year since I fear that the taping and gluing can give in over time (not uncommon for this kind of garment, and far more reputable manufacturer for outdoor and sailing gear have problems with this from time to time).

    I saw it in the light beige and grey and it looked pretty good.

    The MSRP is 1099, and there is a first batch of 500 suits coming to US in December (at least that is what the sales rep said).

    The protective padding seems nifty. It is heat sensitive and will be come softer and mold after the body when you have it on (it seemed a bit on the firmer side and it does not seem to be as thick as what I am used to in my BMW rally 2 gear).

    Overall, seems to be well thought out. However, at the end of the day I think it is pricey. If it would cost me $800-900, I would probably have ordered one right away, but at $1100 it seems a bit overpriced and I am not convinced. My Rally 2 gear is better. It is also more expensive than Aerostich who is probably easier getting in and out of. BMW is also releasing a similar suit in March 2009 for about $750 (which also should be waterproof, and not only water resistant).

    Cheers, J.

  14. QuasiMoto

    QuasiMoto Been here awhile

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    Wow...after a year it was "definitely this Summer", then "it's on the boat and shipping mid-October" then "probably in November". Now December?? Tahellwiffit...it's fun and all, but I can't keep playing the waiting game. 'Stitch time.
  15. Motodisiac

    Motodisiac Moto Terrorist

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    The sample that you've seen was an early prototype with older style zipper. As I mentioned earlier in my post REV'IT! scrapped the whole batch because they felt the zipper was not waterproof enough. Guess what, that new BMW suit you're referring to is coming out with that zipper (according to the information I have) REV'IT! suit is fully waterproof, not just water resistant. You cannot really compare the price of INFINITY suit with the price of the Stitch. They are completely different suits, one is utilizing all modern technologies and the most expensive materials, the other one is very plain and simple 20 year old design. Not a fair comparison.
    Speaking of price, check your PM.

    Dennis

  16. Motodisiac

    Motodisiac Moto Terrorist

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    I already explained the reason for the delay. Latest ETA that I have is November 15th. I know all this waiting is a load of c^%p but it is what it is. Your patience will be rewarded (I wasn't patient so I just bought the CAYENNE PRO for now) Cheers,

    Dennis

    P.S. My cat's name is QuasiMoto!

    quote=QuasiMoto]Wow...after a year it was "definitely this Summer", then "it's on the boat and shipping mid-October" then "probably in November". Now December?? Tahellwiffit...it's fun and all, but I can't keep playing the waiting game. 'Stitch time.[/quote]
  17. SwedishViking

    SwedishViking Been here awhile

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    Hi Dennis,

    Maybe it was with the old zipper, I would not know. There were two types of zippers on it, and they were slightly different. The zipper looked pretty good to me, but that is based on my experience from sailing and regular outdoor activities... but if they found it not to be good enough, then that is what matters. After all, there is a difference in sailing at 7-10 knots vs traveling on a naked bike at 60-80mph. I do not know anything about the BMW suit zipper.

    Again, I liked the Revit infinity suit in many ways, but it seemed a bit overpriced to me at $1100, and definitely so if the price jumps to $1250 or higher, and especially when I compare it to my Rally 2 gear.

    Did you send me private message (PM - is that what you mean)? If you did, it never made it through.

    Best, J.

  18. JingJing

    JingJing Been here awhile

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    Dennis:

    I just wanted you to know that we just received the XL Rev'it Cayenne Pro jacket. I had hubby try on his jacket and it fits him very well. Another score!

    Anyways, he'll get to ride it tomorrow morning in 33 degrees. He really likes the collar on this jacket and doesn't think he'll have to wear the scarf he usually does with his CycleGear jacket (I don't know if his CycleGear jacket is any better than the Frank Thomas I have!:rofl)

    So keep us posted on the Rev'it gear - it really does seem to be both functional (meaning safe) and stylish - something I didn't think was possible in motorcycle gear.
  19. Motodisiac

    Motodisiac Moto Terrorist

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    Here is what the largest REV'IT! inventory in USA looks like

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    Doesn't look like much but believe me, it's a lot of product. It's just hard to get it all in one shot. All paid for. Waiting for YOU :evil

    I have some gloves in stock

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    This is my work area where I play with bikes

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    Now all I need is some customers, it's been kind of slow lately.
  20. DrFaulken

    DrFaulken Luck Bucket

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    Your spot looks awesome! :)

    I think you should ask your customers for photos of them wearing the gear they bought, and stick 'em up next to the merch.

    When shit goes sideways, you can look up and see how happy you've made all of us!