RevZilla Gear Discussion / Q&A

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

  1. eakins

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  2. RevZilla

    RevZilla Best on Two Wheels!

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    Hi Eakins,
    I would suggest you contact us directly to get help in finding the proper size for the Klim Element gloves. There is much debate on this forum on how well these fall into place with their sizing chart. One of our staff members would be happy to discuss their fit in detail with you. In addition, I think REV'IT! might break out in a rash or something if they knew Klim was being discussed on their thread :wink:
    Cheers,
    Ali
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  3. eakins

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    sounds painfull.
    sorry i looked too quick and misread the title thinking other adv gear was being discussed too.
  4. dadsafrantic

    dadsafrantic Chef?

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    can anyone tell us how the upper end spidi jackets compare to the same priced revit jackets? i really like the looks of the spidi stuff but would prefer not to buy a jacket that would last only a year or 2. i have a 2nd gen fg rainier jacket now that is pretty bullet proof. the problem is the way the neck fits (or doesn't) and it is not warm. tell me something good. i like the marathon h2out.
  5. RevZilla

    RevZilla Best on Two Wheels!

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    Hey Dadsafrantic,
    I'm very impressed with the Spidi textile collection, and in all honesty, they've been doing adventure textiles longer than REV'IT! The Marathon is a badass jacket, but you aren't getting the benefit of Gore-Tex like you do in the higher end REV'IT! products. I would say both the REV'IT! Sand and Defender will breathe better with their large mesh panels, which the Marathon does not have. The Marathon does give you the option of a chest protector, which is not an option in any REV'IT! jacket.
    Kinda sounds like we need to start a new thread just for Spidi products, as their new collection is getting a lot of attention.
    Cheers,
    Ali
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  6. dadsafrantic

    dadsafrantic Chef?

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    so how about the ergo 365 jacket? do you have the non armor version?
  7. RevZilla

    RevZilla Best on Two Wheels!

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    We are anxious to see the Ergo 365 in person, but it hasn't happened yet. You can trust we are going to do a thorough review of that jacket as soon as we can get our hands on one. Please stay tuned....
    Cheers,
    Ali
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  8. Suter

    Suter Adventurer

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    Hi guys,

    I have a question about Tornado liners.

    I'm looking for jacket and pants set for 3-season riding that would be waterproof in case of unexpected rain. Tornados are suppose to be waterproof and insulating so that you stay dry in rain and warm on colder days. But how is the liner doing (or you in the liner) on hot day in a rain?

    I live in Connecticut, just by NYC, and it gets pretty hot and humid in the summer (Tornado's mesh would be great in here). But will this liner be too hot for a humid hot day when it's raining? I'm not commuting on the bike, so it might happen only few times a year, but I'd like to have a waterproof something (like a inside liner) in my topcase in case of a rain. My concern is I don't want to be wet outside from the rain and inside from sweating.

    Would something that has separate liners be better for my expectations? I'd imagine that all waterproof liners don't flow any air (except maybe Gore-Tex for some extent), but is the insulating part very noticeable in hot weather rain?

    I want to replace my A-stars Stage and my wide's A-stars Stella jackets with Rev'it textiles this year as those leather jackets didn't work for us. They are too hot in summer (even perforated Stage one) and not warm at all in early spring, late fall.

    Last year I got a set of Shoei helmets and Rev'it gloves from Revzilla for both of us. Great costumer service :)

    Thanks,
    Suter
  9. RevZilla

    RevZilla Best on Two Wheels!

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    Hi Sutter,
    Last summer, when I was still living in NYC and commuting daily in BQE traffic, I found my Tornado pants to be great liners out, not great liners in. The light insulation is definitely a barrier to hot rainy weather. It does work great for cool mornings or riding in Spring and Fall. Humid weather is a tough climate to ride in comfortably, especially when you aren't getting airflow. I might suggest for your riding scenario, you take a look at the new REV'IT! Airwave Jacket and Pants combination (there's also a ladies version) and pick up something like the REV'IT! Cyclone jacket and Acid pants for rainy weather.
    We could probably start a whole new thread on having waterproofing on the outside versus using a waterproof liner under your protective gear, but I'll leave it at they both have their advantages and disadvantages.
    Please feel free to contact me directly if you have additional questions about the REV'IT! collection, as I am very familiar with their product line.
    Cheers,
    Ali
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  10. Suter

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    Thanks for the response, Ali.

    I'm actually looking for something with a liner for spring/fall and mesh for summer riding so Tornado would be a better fit for me than Airflow, which is just summer jacket.

    What I wanted to know is if I needed a separate rain gear instead of Tornado's liner for summer rainy days.

    Thanks a lot,
    Suter
  11. RevZilla

    RevZilla Best on Two Wheels!

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    Hey Suter,

    I think for the hottest days of rain, you might be more comfortable in a waterproof layer that's not insulated. If you are already sold on the Tornado set up, I might suggest trying it before you invest in additional gear. You might find that the liners work fine for you. Again, movement makes a big difference where even the best of gear in stop and go traffic can be miserable, but with at least 20mph of airflow, the difference is huge. It's true the new REV'IT! Airwave does not come with any liners and would not be suitable for Spring / Fall riding.
    Cheers,
    Ali
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  12. Suter

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    Great. Thanks, Ali!

    Yeah, I'm not planning to ride with liner in in the summer. It would be just for emergencies in case of unexpected rain.

    Suter
  13. JBMorse

    JBMorse Been here awhile

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    Can I add a part to the previous question about Rev'it liners? I am considering a Rev'it Tornado pant for three season riding. The waterproof liner will be great in the spring and fall but I will use the pants for commuting to work, and therefore will be wearing slacks or jeans under the pants. Will this work with the liners in or will it be too tight in there? Mind you, I am pretty thin and my legs are rather skinny.
    I was almost sold on Olympia Ranger pants as I thought the long cut would be a great thing to consider. I am tall. But then I saw the Rev'it pants and noted that they are a more "European" cut that might fit me better.
  14. genka

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    I want to buy summer waterproof pants and I don't want to deal with a detachable liner nonsense. I understand that they will not be as cool as mesh pants and willing to accept it.
    I'm looking for the following:
    1. Laminated GoreTex memrane (or imitation, if it can be waterproof/ breathable)
    2. Good ventilation
    3. Not too loose fit- I don't need overpants.
    I watched a lot videos and read reviews, but still couldn't get a clear picture in my head. Or maybe such pants don't exist.
  15. chromenomad

    chromenomad Been here awhile

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    Is there a pant that is similar to the Defender GTX but without the liners?

    I want a skin-fitting pant, but I use my own thermal liner (heated) for the inside, and my own rain covers for the outside.

    I don't want a full mesh summer pant, either. (I like the Defender's vented sections on the thighs that can be opened; that's perfect)

    I had a Defender pant that I sold because it was too big, but I don't want to pay for another one in the right size, as I don't want to use the built-in thermal and rain liners and it seems silly to pay that amount for stuff that will just sit in the closet..

    thoughts?
  16. RevZilla

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    Hi JBMorse,
    The Tornado Pants are technically riding pants, not overpants, but they have more room than most pants in the REV'IT! line up. With the liners out, you should be able to wear pants under with no problems.
    Cheers,
    Ali
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  17. RevZilla

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    Hi Genka,
    There isn't a perfect answer to your question in the REV'IT! pant collection. The closest is the Legacy GTX pants. They do have a removable thermal liner which would potentially allow you to ride with them year round, depending on your climate. The Gore Tex membrane is the most breathable waterproof membrane on the market and this pant does have leg vents, but only vent to the Gore Tex membrane and not directly to your skin. The fit is in line with what you are looking for, as the Legacy GTX pants are riding pants, not overpants.
    Cheers,
    Ali
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  18. RevZilla

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    Hi Chromenomad,
    There isn't a pant in the REV'IT! collection that is sold without liners, isn't waterproof, and has vents. The best suggestion is the REV'IT! Sand pant, which is significantly less expensive than the Defender GTX pant, but has a similar set up. Both liners can be removed if you prefer to only ride with the outer shell. The other option is something like the Klim Latitude pant, which is a Gore-Tex pant, but is well vented and does not have any interior liner to remove.
    Cheers,
    Ali
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  19. RFlagg42

    RFlagg42 One hoopy frood....

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    Sidi boot question:

    Could you post the heights of the Sidi Canyon Gore Tex and Sidi On-Road Gore Tex boots. It looks like there is a significant height difference based on the pictures on your website and I need to know their relative heights before I decide between them.

    Thanks.
    Eric
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    Hi RFlagg42,

    Typically, we try to reserve this thread to REV'IT! related questions, however, I was able to take some measurements for you. Both sets of measurements were taken from size 44 Sidi boots. The Sidi On Road boots measure 14" from floor to the top back of the boot and 14" from the floor to the top front of the boot. The Sidi Canyon boots measure 11 1/4" from floor to the top back of the boot and 12 3/4" from the floor to the top front of the boot.

    Cheers,
    Ali
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