The RIVAL H2O boot is a fashionable, 100 waterproof touring boot, made of the finest textiles and leather. The boot is fitted with thermo formed shin, heel and toe plates for optimum protection. The dual compound sole is oil and petrol resistant and extremely comfortable both on and off the bike. The anatomically shaped foot bed and unique fitting shape make the RIVAL H2O boots one of the most comfortable touring boots to wear. PROTECTION FEATURES Outershell leather, Cordura, Pampas leather Protection malleolous protector, thermo welded counters at theheel and toe, thermo formed shin plate Waterproofing REV'IT! Hydratex membrane Breathability REV'IT! Hydratex membrane Visibility 3M Scotchlite reflection panel ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit unique last, comfort fit Features reinforced heel and side panel, side zipper entry, Velcro closure, comfortable anatomic foot bed, gear shift pad
These are my first pair of proper riding boots. They fit well with ample padding. There is plenty of room remaining for double/thick socks once the weather cools off. They do not breathe terribly well in my opinion but they keep my feet dry even in steady rain, riding at 45+ mph.
The reflective patch on the back is nice. The pull strap on the rear of the boot is useful. The inner padding is soft even when it's on bare skin (if your socks are too short as mine are in the Georgia summer). After ~300 miles with these boots, they don't show any signs of wear and I'm just starting to break them in.
REV'IT! Tornado HV Jacket Commuters and serious touring enthusiasts from all over the world asked for it, so here it is REV'IT! has developed the REVIT Tornado HV as the high-visibility version of the immensely popular and multi-functional REVIT Tornado jacket. The only difference is that the high-vis variant's outer shell is made of 600D polyester CE-EN471 certified fabric and features additional reflection panels at critical areas. Now you can be safe and cool at the same time. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell PWRshell 750D , PWRshell mesh , Monaco Performance cowhide , polyester dull 450D , polyester 600D EN471 Insulation detachable 2-in-1 thermal liner membrane Waterproofing Breathability detachable hydratex G-liner Visibility 3M Scotchlite reflection at shoulders and upper arms , laminated reflection at chest and back Protection perforated EVA foam at back , Knox Flexiform CE protection at shoulders and elbows , CE prepared for Knox Advance X CE back protector ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit , regular Adjustability adjustment straps at hips and upper arms , flexisnap , adjustment tab at cuffs Ventilation ventilation panels at chest, back and arms Features collar hook , stretch lips at elbows , double short connection zipper Pockets inner pockets , slit pockets
I have only covered about 150 miles with this jacket but I am pleased with my purchase.
Others riding with me have commented on the effectiveness of the Hi-Vis coloring. The weather during this ride was a humid 75 deg F up to a humid 92 deg F. The airflow through the jacket with the liner removed was excellent. I have not yet ridden with the liner fitted.
I am 6'1", 172 lbs: fairly skinny with longish arms. I purchased the size 50.
With the liner removed, the fit in the midsection was fairly loose; this will come in handy when the temps drop and layers are added.
The jacket has adjustment straps on the waist and upper arms. I would prefer an additional adjustment strap on the forearm to better secure the elbow protection. A bit more length in the sleeves would be nice too, but no complaints.
I would also like a simple snap loop for securing the tail of the jacket to the belt loop of jeans or other pants.
If the Tornado HV had the two points mentioned above (forearm adjust + snap loop), this 4-star rating would have been a 5.
Overall the jacket is comfortable, the airflow is great and the visibility is key.