RevZilla Gear Discussion / Q&A

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

  1. rusic

    rusic Adventurer

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    fresh :) sand 2

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  2. RevZilla

    RevZilla Best on Two Wheels!

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    Hi Pablo,

    I had one of our staff members here try on a pair who also takes a size 8 shoe. He was able to comfortably wear the size 41 Apache boots. While the older REV'IT! gear used to be more of a slim European fit, their 2012 and 2013 collections fit much more American (or larger) in most products. If you have any other questions on sizing, please don't hesitate to ask.

    Cheers,
    Ali
    TeamZilla
  3. RevZilla

    RevZilla Best on Two Wheels!

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    Hi Dwenglis,

    I have not spent any time in either of those 3 helmets, but several folks on our staff have. If you can, I suggest reaching out to our Gear Geeks to compare the 3 modular helmets. I can tell you that the Shark is the only one you can wear in true 3/4 mode, the HJC has the sportiest look and the Lazer Monaco Carbon is BY FAR the lightest modular helmet I've ever held.

    Cheers,
    Ali
    TeamZilla
  4. RevZilla

    RevZilla Best on Two Wheels!

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    Hey Rusic,

    Did you snap that pic at EICMA? We've seen the new Sand 2 and will be doing a video review soon. Stay tuned to RevZillaTV to hear our take on the new version of the REV'IT! Sand jacket.

    Cheers,
    Ali
    TeamZilla
  5. KMC1

    KMC1 There is no spoon.

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    Ali,
    This is GREAT news! It's so hard to find gear that fits us bigger guys. It's frustrating! :baldy
  6. KonnMan04

    KonnMan04 n00b

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    I'm new to this site and new when it comes time to picking out winter gear. I'm looking for a jacket that will keep me warm in temps that go down to mid / high 20's. I live in Brooklyn and work in Manhattan. My morning commute is 30 min at most and I leave for work around 6am. I have a Joe Rocket jacket that I use during late spring to early fall, when temps start to hit mid 40's is when I need to put on layer and start to get ready for my bike to go to sleep. I already wear a long sleeve collar shirt (work requirement) and adding a thick sweater makes it very hard to zip my jacket up. I also use a neck flees since my collar is short cut. So I'm looking at Teknic, Rev'It and Olympia as my winter only gear. My most important need is to wear as little added clothing as possible over my shirt and my neck doesn't get called. I want to avoid wearing a neck warmer. Being waterproof is a plus.
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    To sum up: My #1 thing is being warm during my morning (30 min) commute, #2 staying dry, #3 - good protection. Anything above 50's doesn't concern me as I will be using my Joe Rocket gear.

    From everyones experience, can I get what I need from these brands Teknic; Rev'It or Olympia? How high do collars go? Will they stop wind from entering or do I still need to wear my fleece neck warmer? Are there any other issues I should be aware before I buy?
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    I get hot easy and I can bare cool temp well, but have a limit.
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    My choices are:

    Teknic - Freeway (Hi-Viz)
    Rev'It - Horizon (Hi-Viz)
    Rev'It - Energy (Hi-Viz)
    Rev'It - Legecy (Hi-Viz)
    Olympia - AST2 (Hi-Viz)
    BMG - Discovery

    Hi-Viz is for being viziable and safe but will consider other colors.

    I will be heading over to RevZilla store in PA to exchange my Olympia X-Moto this Saturday.
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    Also any pance recomindation is appriciated as well. Keep in mind that this gear is WINTER USE ONLY!!!
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    Thank you for everyonce help.
  7. worthydog

    worthydog Shosholoza

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    I am going on a trip through the Patagonias to Tierra Del Fuego (50% dirt) and I need some waterproof gloves. We will have long periods at high speed on highway and lots of slower gravel roads. I expect temps in the 30's in the mornings. I am looking at the Bastion, Fusion and Alaska gloves. Can you rank them (in order) for:

    Warmest?
    Most comfortable?
    Best feel for controls?
    best for gauntlet in and out of jacket? (Cayenne)
    best with grip warmers?
    best protection?

    Thanks for your input. You guys run a solid outfit
  8. Steve Kolenda

    Steve Kolenda Adventurer

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    Anthony,

    Going to purchase a Klim Badlands jacket. Any special pricing in the near future? What is you price guarantee? If price drops withing 30 days will you rebate?

    Steve
  9. RevZilla

    RevZilla Best on Two Wheels!

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    Hey Worthydog,

    All 3 of those REV'IT! GTX gloves are great options. Here are my replies to your features: Warmest: Bastion or Alaska. Most Comfortable: Fusion. Grip feel: Fusion. Cuff adjustability: Bastion. Best with heated grips: Fusion. Best Protection: Alaska. As you can see, the responses are quite varied. I suggest looking at what features are most important and make the decision accordingly. If I had to pick only one, I would vote for the Alaska, as it offers the best protection and I prefer leather gloves and hard knuckles, but that is my personal preference. The new Fusion gloves are very comfortable and will save you a few dollars too.
    If you still need help selecting the right gloves, our team of Gear Geeks are here to help.
    Cheers,
    Ali
    TeamZilla
  10. worthydog

    worthydog Shosholoza

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    great input. The fusions sound interesting. What kind of temps will they handle with and without grip warmers? price is not an object since I will keep these for years. Besides, you feel stupid saving a few bucks when your hands hurt.
  11. RevZilla

    RevZilla Best on Two Wheels!

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    Hey KonnMan04,

    It sounds like you were able to get the gear you needed from your visit to our showroom before I had a chance to reply. If you ever need assistance right away, our knowledgeable staff of Gear Geeks are an easy phone call away.
    Please keep us posted on how your REV'IT! gear works for you this winter. I made it through 6 winters of daily commuting while living in NYC with my REV'IT! gear. I'm guessing your selection is going to treat you well.

    Cheers,
    Ali
    TeamZilla
  12. RevZilla

    RevZilla Best on Two Wheels!

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    Hi Steve,

    We haven't heard of any Klim sales happening this season, but making sure you are subscribed to our weekly emails will certainly alert you of any notable sales. You can read the details of our Price Match Policy by visiting this link.

    Cheers,
    Ali
    TeamZilla
  13. KEN PHENIX

    KEN PHENIX "CERTIFIABLE"

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    Thought I'd chime in. I tried on every winter glove in the Philly store a few months back (thanks Bobby) and bought the Alaska. I brought my heated glove liners in with me to ensure a good fit. This glove is supple and very warm - good from the mid 50s down to - well I don't know yet. With the liners in, there is no lower temp limit with the Alaska. The full gauntlet is not too bulky and cinches up enough to be worn inside the cuffs of my Defender jacket. Best gloves I have owned.
  14. worthydog

    worthydog Shosholoza

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    Thanks Ken, good input

    Ali, any thoughts on temps the Fusion can handle?
  15. KEN PHENIX

    KEN PHENIX "CERTIFIABLE"

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    Anthony's 2011 winter glove guide video was very helpful too. The Alaska has the same hard knuckles and poly palm sliders I liked about the "Dirt" glove which is what I wear in summer.
  16. Parx400

    Parx400 Long timer

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    What size would I need in cayenne pro or defender jackets? I'm 6,2 almost 6,3. 220 right now. Jacket size is normally 44 long. I have a sand xl jacket and it's too tight with all the liners now that I put the thick sas tec back protector. Factor in I would have a sas tec in the defender or cayenne.
  17. RevZilla

    RevZilla Best on Two Wheels!

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    Hi Worthydog,

    Temperatures can be tricky to quantify, since everyone is different. This morning, I rode in with my REV'IT! Tempest gloves that have the same amount of insulation as the Fusion gloves with a temp reading at 30 degrees. I did have the heated grips on my GS on high, and for my 10 minute commute, I was okay. The Fusion gloves are probably fine for most folks down to about 40-45 degrees without any heating assistance. My hands tend to be quite cold, so I struggle with temps below 40, but for many, this is a tolerable temp range.

    Cheers,
    Ali
    TeamZilla
  18. RevZilla

    RevZilla Best on Two Wheels!

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    Hi Parx400,

    Given the sizing information you provided, you would likely take a 2XL for the Cayenne Pro or Defender jacket. The Cayenne Pro is cut a little closer than the Sand jacket and, like most REV'IT! jackets, tend to be cut slim through the shoulders. If you find the XL Sand to be too snug with the liners and back protector, you might want to size up. I would also recommend looking at a Forcefield or D3O back protector that are more temperature stable than the SaS-Tec.
    Before you purchase your jacket, I highly recommend giving our Gear Geeks a call to go over all of your measurements to better determine what size might be best.
    Cheers,
    Ali
    TeamZilla
  19. Avocet

    Avocet Been here awhile

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    I'm interested in the new Sand 2 jacket. I notice that the jacket shown in the Revzilla video does not have the hook at the neck to hold the collar open in hot weather, like the old Sand jacket does. Is that the way its going to be, or is that just a pre-production jacket shown in that video? Also, will the zippers on the arms be of the locking variety? The arm zippers on my early Sand jacket tend to unzip a bit by themselves. Lastly, do you know if the two main outside pockets will be made of waterproof materials like on the old Sand jacket?

    Thank you.
  20. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    You guys going to the NY show with Rukka?