RevZilla Gear Discussion / Q&A

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by BoochZilla, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. Thinc2

    Thinc2 Paciugo

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    Thank you for the clear answers - this is incredibly useful in helping make the right decision. Great to have on you on this site.
  2. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    Thanks Anthony,
    I think I might order the Warm n Dry and the Jerico's and send one back. As for sizing on the Jerico I vaguely remember trying on some Dainese gloves awhile back and they were great in an XL. If I'm a solid 9/9.5 in Held gloves (Hawk & Steve) does that sound about right? Still 9 in the Warm n Dry?

    Jim
  3. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    Just placed an order for the warm n dry. Looks like the Jerico aren't in stock. I'm sure I'd prefer the cuff design anyway on the held gloves.

    Thanks
    Jim
  4. BoochZilla

    BoochZilla Metal.Moto.Mania.

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    Hi Jim,

    Thanks for the note and the business. I am anxious to hear how you like them.

    Best,

    Anthony



  5. BoochZilla

    BoochZilla Metal.Moto.Mania.

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    We just posted up our first impression of the new REV'IT! Spring 2011 Gear Collection. Consider it a sneak preview.

    There are definitely some standouts for the new season for ADV.

    Read about the new 2011 Items here: REV'IT! 2011 Spring Gear

    I know there are a ton of folks subscribed here, so I wanted to get it on everyone's radar.

    Happy to answer questions here and there.

    Best,

    -Anthony
  6. Dachary

    Dachary Been here awhile

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    Hey guys:

    First I want to give a big shout-out to RevZilla! I've been ordering bits of gear since February and have always had fast shipping, and I've found the info on the site really useful in making buying decisions. I also had a great experience with Neil last Friday - called to find boots that would fit my wide calves and Neil actually spent 40 minutes on the phone with me measuring various boots, etc. Finally settled on the Rev'It! Rival H20 boots, which arrived yesterday and fit great. You guys obviously have a great commitment to helping people find the right gear, and it shows! (Which is why you'll continue to get my business, and why I'm always telling people to try you first.)

    My quandary: my partner and I are in the middle of outfitting for a trip from Boston, MA through Mexico, Central America and South America starting in early December. My big gear question mark right now is gloves. Unfortunately, we're going to be riding in temps ranging from 100+ (desert in the summer) to around or below freezing (I think) in the Andes mountain passes. I'm trying to figure out if I can get away with two pairs of gloves - summer waterproof and winter gloves - or if I need a vented summer glove, a waterproof summer glove and a winter glove. I'm also trying to decide which winter glove to buy.

    In the summer, heat is a problem for me - I just bought the Rev'It! Sand jacket to go with my Sand pants. My regular leather gloves weren't too much of a problem riding in 90s this summer, but I worry that a waterproof summer glove wouldn't be breathable enough to get me through the desert/tropical and humid temps in some of the countries we'll be passing through. Obviously fewer gloves is better, as we want to avoid bringing too much stuff. In your opinion, would any of the summer waterproof gloves you carry work for regular summer riding in high temps, or should I bite the bullet and get separate summer and summer waterproof gloves?

    Also torn on which winter gloves to get. Your cold weather glove guide was great, and helped me narrow it down to the Held Warm N'Dry gloves, the Rev'It! Bastion gloves, or a heated glove option. We've both got Barkbusters and heated grips, which should help our temperature tolerance. That made me lean toward the Held gloves, which the video said are thinner on the bottom, which should work well with the heated grips.

    I'm still trying to figure out exactly what the temps will be where we're traveling, but I'm concerned that we'll encounter below freezing temps at altitude in the Andes (or in/around Ushuaia, and a couple of other parts of our trip) and the Helds might not be warm enough. Do you think the Helds would hold up in below freezing temps with Barkbusters and heated grips? Would the Rev'It! Bastion gloves be a better option? (And if so, any idea when they'll be shipping?) Or would you recommend going with something heated?

    Thanks for any info you're able to provide, and a big thank you to all of the folks there at RevZilla for making buying from you such a great experience!
  7. BoochZilla

    BoochZilla Metal.Moto.Mania.

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    Hey Dach,

    Sorry for the lag, been shooting video all day. I will answer inline below.

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    Hey guys:

    First I want to give a big shout-out to RevZilla! I've been ordering bits of gear since February and have always had fast shipping, and I've found the info on the site really useful in making buying decisions. I also had a great experience with Neil last Friday - called to find boots that would fit my wide calves and Neil actually spent 40 minutes on the phone with me measuring various boots, etc.

    AB:
    Thanks for the feedback. It's awesome when riders notice the effort!

    Finally settled on the Rev'It! Rival H20 boots, which arrived yesterday and fit great. You guys obviously have a great commitment to helping people find the right gear, and it shows! (Which is why you'll continue to get my business, and why I'm always telling people to try you first.)

    AB:
    <Tips hat again >

    My quandary: my partner and I are in the middle of outfitting for a trip from Boston, MA through Mexico, Central America and South America starting in early December. My big gear question mark right now is gloves. Unfortunately, we're going to be riding in temps ranging from 100+ (desert in the summer) to around or below freezing (I think) in the Andes mountain passes. I'm trying to figure out if I can get away with two pairs of gloves - summer waterproof and winter gloves - or if I need a vented summer glove, a waterproof summer glove and a winter glove. I'm also trying to decide which winter glove to buy.

    AB:
    That is a toughy. Everyone is a bit different.

    In the summer, heat is a problem for me - I just bought the Rev'It! Sand jacket to go with my Sand pants. My regular leather gloves weren't too much of a problem riding in 90s this summer, but I worry that a waterproof summer glove wouldn't be breathable enough to get me through the desert/tropical and humid temps in some of the countries we'll be passing through.

    AB:
    One of the best wp / breathable gloves we carry is the REV'IT! Zenith H20. It will breath - not vent - in hot weather. It's touted as summer weight, but in all honesty, to me it's Fall / Spring and with heated grips and bark busters you can actually extend it into the cold. Mesh or full perf will vent in extreme heat.

    Obviously fewer gloves is better, as we want to avoid bringing too much stuff. In your opinion, would any of the summer waterproof gloves you carry work for regular summer riding in high temps, or should I bite the bullet and get separate summer and summer waterproof gloves?

    AB: If it were me (with heated grips) I would get something lightweight and perfed (less than $100) or vented for the extreme heat knowing that I could stretch it with heated grips into cooler night air. Waterproof in the summer is not that important to me, but that's just my opinion I would have a beefy set of winter gloves to cover mid fall until mid spring.

    Also torn on which winter gloves to get. Your cold weather glove guide was great, and helped me narrow it down to the Held Warm N'Dry gloves, the Rev'It! Bastion gloves, or a heated glove option. We've both got Barkbusters and heated grips, which should help our temperature tolerance. That made me lean toward the Held gloves, which the video said are thinner on the bottom, which should work well with the heated grips.

    AB: You would be happy either way, but the Held's are a bit thinner thermal fill. The Waterproof and Windproof Gore-Tex membrane makes a huge difference on these when it comes to element blocking and heat retention.

    I'm still trying to figure out exactly what the temps will be where we're traveling, but I'm concerned that we'll encounter below freezing temps at altitude in the Andes (or in/around Ushuaia, and a couple of other parts of our trip) and the Helds might not be warm enough. Do you think the Helds would hold up in below freezing temps with Barkbusters and heated grips? Would the Rev'It! Bastion gloves be a better option? (And if so, any idea when they'll be shipping?) Or would you recommend going with something heated?

    Oof - that's a toughy. All depends on the person. The REV'IT!'s will be warmer. The Dainese Jerico's will be warmer as well. You can also just say screw it and go with the Gerbing's T5 as your heated backup - All in with a single controller + glove you're right at the $200 mark, but you are giving up some of the "Rugged" features for overarching undefeatable warmth. Below freezing on a bike is frickin' freezing! :-)

    AB:For me I may go with a T5 in that situation just to cover ALL my bases. My fingers are thin and my hands are always the first thing to go weather on a bike, snowboarding or just being outside in the cold.

    Thanks for any info you're able to provide, and a big thank you to all of the folks there at RevZilla for making buying from you such a great experience!

    AB: No worries. - Anthony
  8. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    Gloves arrived today. Typical high quality Held glove. Fit same as my Steves that I retired last year. Very comfortable. No funky binding anywhere. Not bulky for a winter glove. I have Held hands. They always fit perfect.

    I haven't ridden with them, and I'm home with the kids all weekend while my wife is out of town:huh, but I can tell these are going to be awesome. My hope is to be able to wear them into the 30's, then switch to heated warm n safe. Colder even better! The warm n safe are great, but I feel like they would disintegrate in a tumble....

    Thanks again. Revzilla is great to do business with.
  9. BoochZilla

    BoochZilla Metal.Moto.Mania.

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    (tips hat to Jim for great review and praise)<tips hat="" to="" jim="" williams="" for="" the="" great="" review="" and="" praise="">

    Happy riding Jim.

    Anthony


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  10. Dachary

    Dachary Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the feedback, AB! Looks like I'm probably going to go with three sets of gloves, as much as I hate to do it, just to cover all my bases. Still torn on the winter glove choice, but I appreciate the feedback. I think I'll keep my eye out for the Rev'It! Bastion gloves (any idea when those will be shipping?) but I'll hold off on buying a winter weather glove until we get down into the colder temperature ranges and I can make a more informed decision. I'll probably go with the Rev'It! Zenith H20s until then, and I'll figure something out for a new summer glove.

    Again, thanks for the feedback, and you guys will be getting more of my money soon!
  11. BoochZilla

    BoochZilla Metal.Moto.Mania.

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    Hi Dach,

    I think all of the REV'IT! GTX Gloves begin shipping today actually with the Jackets coming into stock next week.

    The REV'IT! Bastion GTX Gloves will cover your cool/cold weather ADV scenarios.

    I do agree that you sound like a 3 glove kind of guy based on the warm weather waterproof need.

    Let me know how else I could help.

    Anthony

  12. Ghostpilots

    Ghostpilots Adventurer

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    Hey Anthony,

    Would I be correct in assuming the upcoming ENERGY jacket is following in the same style as the Olympia GT Transition jacket? Pricing and usability appears similar, and I was going to get the Transition, but this may swing me over.

    Would love a Defender, but unfortunatly funds are a little too tight for that right now hahaha. Thanks!
  13. Wanderer1

    Wanderer1 Tuesday

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    Given the GoreTex Rev'it gear is now making it to market - is there yet any word for a replacement to the dismal Infinity suit?
    I stupidly took mine off its hangar this morning for my commute. My reward was being soaked, literally to the skin, through the fabric of the suit prettymuch everywhere.

    This is my fourth Infinity suit. All previous ones have been replaced due to the same type of waterproofing failure.
    Rev'it does not respond to emails detailing the problem - my dealer is kindly stepping in to try to communicate, but is there any word from Rev'it themselves as to where those who paid $1300 or so for a non-waterproof waterproof suit stand?

    Inquiring minds want to know! :ear
  14. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    Anthony,
    these gloves rock. Mid 50's and rain the last couple days. Cozy and definitely waterproof.
    I did notice something that seems a little odd. The squeegie on left finger is pointed straight up, rather than at an angle on other gloves, Held included. It works, but in a quirky way. I wonder if I got a funky pair? It forces you to be just a little more careful when wiping visor to get the angle right. odd.

    Jim
  15. BoochZilla

    BoochZilla Metal.Moto.Mania.

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    Hi Wanderer,

    Ahh the infinity delamination fiasco....

    We have heard ok stories about it, we have also heard some sh*tty ones. It sucks you are on your 4th. It's great that your local dealer has stepped in and is helping you navigate the situation. What a pain.

    As for a new 1-piece I know there is nothing planned for Spring 2011. You can see the whole Spring REV'IT! 2011 preview on this thread.

    Sorry I could not be more help or offer more insight on a potential 1-piece suit.

    Anthony

  16. BoochZilla

    BoochZilla Metal.Moto.Mania.

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    Hey Ghost,

    The Olympia GT Air has the removable panels to reveal mesh. The Energy HV is a full textile exterior.

    The Energy to the best of my knowledge has the waterproof breathable Hydratex liner built in. ( Non-removable, although it has a removable thermal liner)

    The Olympia will perform in warmer weather while the Energy HV will perform better in predominantly cool, rainy-er climates.

    Hope this helps for now.

    Anthony


  17. BoochZilla

    BoochZilla Metal.Moto.Mania.

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    Hi Jim,

    I just grabbed a couple to compare. The angle seemed similar on all of them. If you have your left hand, palm down, resting on the table in front of you, it looks like the squeegee tip will be pointing between 1 and 2 o'clock.

    What are you experiencing?

    Thanks,

    Anthony

  18. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    Yep. About the same. It's fine, but it's at a different angle now. I guess I didn't get goofy gloves afterall.
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    BoochZilla Metal.Moto.Mania.

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    Good to hear.

    I think their only goofy because you bought them, Jim. :lol3

    kidding....

    Interested to hear how you fare as you spend more time in them. Please keep us updated. I know you have a deep knowledge and level of expectation from the gear you invest in.

    Best,

    -A

  20. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    I'll keep you posted.

    All I am is a guy that likes to spend money needlessly on stuff I don't really need, cos I already own a version of what I just bought:D

    When are you going to start carrying Rukka and Halvarssons? Give me advance notice so I can start selling stuff off to afford the new stuff I don't need:lol3 Motoport pants and jacket won't go though, because nothing compares safety or otherwise (like I said, I buy stuff I don't need:huh)