RevZilla Gear Discussion / Q&A

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

  1. BoochZilla

    BoochZilla Metal.Moto.Mania.

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    H Seth,

    Thanks for dropping us a line.

    The obvious first question is that of your weatherproof needs? The GT H20 Gloves are more well rounded for multi-season / condition use by employing the REV'IT! Hydratex Waterproof / Breathable integrated liner system.

    The REV'IT! GT Corse Glove being a summer weight, true race glove is going to be lighter and non weatherproof but does afford some additional race specific features. Perforation, a carbon fiber knuckle system, Kevlar protection on the back of the hand and a more agressive race shape / cuff are all differences between the Corse and the H20 models.

    My gut is for you to protect yourself for racing first and if you can get some extra use out of the glove for touring its a bonus.

    My two cents. Hope it helps. ;-)

    Anthony
  2. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    How does the sizing compare on these gloves? I take about a 10 in European sizes and the Alpinestar gloves I use are a Large.

    Thanks


    looks like an XL will be a wise choice.
  3. BoochZilla

    BoochZilla Metal.Moto.Mania.

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    Hey Seth,

    All of REV'IT!'s gloves run small compared to American sized Gloves much like Alpinestars do.

    I wear an XL in REV'IT! GT Corse's and an XL in all of the A-Stars Gloves I have ever had on. I will say that the XL in REV'IT! is akin to a perfect fit on my hand while the XL in Alpinestars leaves a tiny (1/16") bit of room at the end of the fingers on me.

    Best advice for you is L in the REV'IT! unless you are absolutely busting out of your Large A-stars gloves. If that was the case I might reccomend going up to an XL in the REV'IT!.

    On an unrelated note, the GT Corse glove jsut was ranked as the #1 summer glove over 100 euro by MCN in Europe. See the article here

    Let me know if there are any other questions I can answer about those guys.

    Cheers,

    Anthony


  4. Mr. Gopher

    Mr. Gopher Shackamaxon

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  5. sjc56

    sjc56 Long timer

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    Well no reply from Rev'it about my Off Track jacket about the e mail I sent them.
  6. kktos

    kktos on a bright side of life

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    Oh oh !
    Just realized that we dont have one but two vendors for REVIT gear !
    Even better !

    I hope you wont mind I already post the following question to the other thread.:shog

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    My wife and I were suffering of heat a lot during our previous trips.
    Especially because of our trousers.
    They are black with no vents.
    Meaning that on the highway to Italy or Spain (we're leaving South of France), when we stopped, we were drowned under our own sweat.
    Extremely unpleasant to say the least.

    I put my hand on a RevIt Catalog. Very nice !!
    And we saw probably 2 trousers that could be what we're looking for.
    The Dakar and the Turbine.
    We need a waterproof trousers able to handle temp up to 105F - on the highway summer hell.
    And with a great protection, wife's adamant on that.

    Which one do you think will be the best ?
    TIA,
    /thierry
  7. BoochZilla

    BoochZilla Metal.Moto.Mania.

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    Steve,

    Shoot me your full name and email, and I will ping REV'IT! on your behalf.

    I know the staff there extremely well.

    Anthony
  8. BoochZilla

    BoochZilla Metal.Moto.Mania.

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    Hi thierry,

    Great question! (Easy one as well:rofl)

    Turbine Pant is best suited hands down for the application you are describing.

    The Turbine Pants are slated as the most protective hottest weather riding pant on the market. They feature upgraded Dynax Mesh, Pro Life CE2 Armor as well as Superfabric on the high-impact areas. They also have detachable Hydratex weatherproof liner to combat the wind / rain. The Turbine does not have any thermal capability though.

    The Dakar Pant is more rounded and will perform to a lower temperature range than the Turbine. The increased range sacrificies ventilation at the top end of the temp range.

    Click here for the Turbine Pants and the Womens Turbine Pants.

    Also feel free to call us, email or reply here with help on other questions and sizing.

    Cheers,

    Anthony

  9. BoochZilla

    BoochZilla Metal.Moto.Mania.

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    Gerard rode his V-Strom down from Norther NJ last week to pick up some new gear for the season. He is a hardcore commuter / adventurer and admitted frequent *lurker* here on the forum. He came for a Multi-Tec and left with a helmet and a REV'IT! Infinity Suit after seeing it in person.

    He's 6 Foot and 155lb and very thin. A Large Infinity Suit fit him ideally even though he is out of the normal REV'IT! Size range for this suit. As we have said before - the Infinitys run long. Posting a pic so others can see how the suit should fit.

    [​IMG]

    Check the REVIT Infinity Suit out Here.

    Anthony
  10. BoochZilla

    BoochZilla Metal.Moto.Mania.

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    [​IMG]

    As a quick aside from our typical technical gear discussions:

    We recently met Adventure Rider Jack Broomall a few weeks before he would depart on a 10,000+ mile journey for a great cause. We "adopted" him into the RevZilla family and are now aiding him in anyway we can on his journey.

    He officially departed from Philadelphia yesterday on his BMW F650GS. He has a thread going in the Ride Reports Forum.

    For the duration of his trip we will be offering all RevZilla customers the ability to donate a dollar during their checkout.


    ADV Ride Report:

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=463900&page=2

    He also is blogging and twittering as well.

    www.2Wheels2Alaska.com

    @JackBroomall on Twitter

    We recently blogged a few times about it as well. Blog.Revzilla.com

    Anthony
  11. thecdn

    thecdn n00b

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    I am a south Florida commuter looking for a light overpant to fit over khakis/jeans. I see the Zip is referred to as an overpant, but I'm wondering if the shell of the Mistral or some other pant could be used used as overpant. I'm really looking for the coolest possible commuting solution.

    My less than svelte measurements are:
    44 1/2 waist
    43 hips
    29 1/2 inseam
    37 1/2 outseam
    Looking at the charts I was thinking 2XL (58) Short

    I'd also like to upgrade my jacket in the near future and although the Air and Typhoon look like they might do the trick in this climate I'm really liking the Dragon. I think I could use just the shell for most of my riding down here with the liners as necessary.

    My chest measurement is 47 1/2 so I was thinking 60 by looking at the charts.

    I realize I may not be the typical body type for rev'it but I'm really liking the quality and look of this gear and hope I can find something to make it work. What do you think?
  12. OrangeDragon

    OrangeDragon n00b

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    Is there any chance Rev'it will eventually sell they TT leather jacket in the USA?

    They offer the TT racing suit but not the TT leather jacket right now. I tried to order the TT jacket from Europe but they will not sell it to me because they aren't allowed to ship the jacket to the USA.
  13. Wolfhound

    Wolfhound Been here awhile

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    I heard of such a place in Denmark. Sorry - that is all I know. It still baffles me why more of the product range isn't imported.
  14. BoochZilla

    BoochZilla Metal.Moto.Mania.

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    Aside from a few basic jackets, niche jackets, two piece suits and some gloves REV'IT! brings more of their total line into the states than you would think.


  15. Wolfhound

    Wolfhound Been here awhile

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    True!! I suppose I was thinking of other Euro brands that are very difficult to get in the USA (eg, Spidi). The Rev'it stuff trumps them all for reasons like the availabiltiy of pants in three different lengths.
  16. BoochZilla

    BoochZilla Metal.Moto.Mania.

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    Its funny you say that. I just spent 6 days in Italy with Dainese and we are in talks with them about dramatically expanding their availability through us in the states. I was really blown away with some of their technical textiles. It goes without saying that their leathers are premium.

    I did manage to get to Mugello for the MotoGP as well. Nice perk...

    [​IMG]

    It was a good trip. ;-)

    Anthony

  17. Curvesurfer

    Curvesurfer Been here awhile

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    I'm planning to buy a Navigator jacket from Revzilla.

    Do you recommend the Knox or SAS-TEC back protector for this model?

    ps- I agree there are some nice Rev'it items not imported to the US...the Alpha and Ride are handsome jackets that would definitely be on my "short list." How much Dainese isn't available here? They have a "factory store" in San Francisco that's huge. I like their leathers, though I prefer the textiles from Rev'it.
  18. ovenking

    ovenking Unfloppable

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    Hey Anthony, I was wondering if you could have someone at the shop see if you have any luck with pairing this combo...

    Dragon jacket and Factor pants

    After having the set for quite a few weeks now and never bothering to zip the jacket and pants together I decided to try it tonight to see what the difference would be.

    For the life of me I could not get the pants' slider into the jacket's Y connector! It seems to me like the main plastic thingy on the pants is not compatible with the Y connector and is too big to slide down all the way.

    Is it just me or is the incompatibility due to the new Dragon having a new zipper size?

    Apart from that I'm loving the jacket and pants!
  19. NoBrainSurgn

    NoBrainSurgn Adventurer

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    Can a SAS TEC back protector fit in the back of the off road jacket or must it be trimmed as with the Ignition. I have both jackets and would like to upgrade the back protection.
    :huh
  20. BoochZilla

    BoochZilla Metal.Moto.Mania.

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    Hi,

    Good question. The Sastec's can be trimmed to fit the Knox shape. Usually people use the Knox protector or the temperfoam as a template. It is pretty easy with a knife or sharp pair of scissors as far as DIY goes.

    REV'IT SAS-TEC Back Protector

    We have those guys stocked and shippable same day. Let me know if you have any other questions.

    Two wheels down,

    Anthony