Christian F.
 
 
 
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    March 18, 2011
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    June 21, 2012
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Christian F.'s Reviews
 
REV'IT! Sand Pants The SAND Pants offer 4-season, year round comfort and protection from both pavement and the elements. The SAND Pants offer a double PWR/shell seat and PWR/wax coating on the inside of the legs, for a better grip on the bike. The legs are also versatile thin enough to wear inside the boot, but wide enough to wear over it. Watercatchers prevent water from creeping up into the leg, and a detachable thermal lining and removable 3-layer membrane round out the total comfort of the SAND trousers. The Sand Pants will zip with any current model men's REV'IT Jacket PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell PWRshell 500D, PWRshell 750D, PWRwax 1200D Insulation detachable thermal liner Waterproofing detachable hydratex 3L (5000mm H2O) Breathability detachable hydratex 3L (7000g/m2/24hrs) Composition outer shell 100 polyamide lining 100 polyester thermal liner 100 polyamide (insulation 100 polyester) membrane 100 polyurethane (tricot 100 polyamide) Protection Prolife CE protection at knees, fully perforated EVA foam at hips, double textile seat Visibility laminated reflection at upper legs ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit, regular Adjustability adjustment straps at waist, adjustment tab at ankles Ventilation VCS I zippers at upper legs Features stretch lips at back and knees, short and long connection zipper, adjustable protector pockets, calf zippers Pockets stash pockets, slit pockets
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Spectacular pants
PostedJune 21, 2012
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Christian F.
From near Chicago, IL
State:IL
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Love these pants. Have traveled over 10,000 miles in them, including several 1200+ mile trips. Fit is great, aside from very slight need for a barely longer inseam (my inseam is ~31 and the regular size is just a little short - the length is completely manageable with boots).
With the insulation zipped in, these pants allow for comfortable riding below 35 °F with only a light base layer. Take everything out and you can expect to ride comfortably up to about 90 °F; above and including this temperature and they are pretty warm since air flow through the material is not good. (The vents work reasonably well but not enough to provide long-term comfort at this temperature.) My pants are black, so I can't comment on comfort at high temperature using the lighter color.
The rain liner is great. Have ridden many times in 6+ hour rainfalls without much issue. The most wetness sustained while using these pants was on an 8 hour ride in full rain, and even then only the crotch area had some water wicking through the liner - no soaking, still manageable.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Riders looking for adventure will appreciate the SAND glove. Lightweight and designed for both on- and off-road rides, the SAND is well-ventilated but highly protective. The palm features PU-injected leather for abrasion-resistance, while the back of the glove is a stretch material that affords a snug fit. Separated knuckles with PU-injected protection make the SAND stand out. PROTECTION ERGONOMIC Outer shell Automan stretch, air stretch mesh, goatskin, Albany cowhide (PU coated), PWRshell 500D stretch Protection PU injected knuckle, PU injected finger knuckles, EVA foam, PU injected backhand Lining tri-fleece liner Fit tour fit Adjustability adjustment tab Ventilation ventilation panels Features short cuff, Albany cowhide grip patches, elastic
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great gloves, minor quibble with mesh on hook and loop
PostedJune 21, 2012
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Christian F.
From near Chicago, IL
State:IL
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
I bought the lighter color variation of the gloves. They do run a little small relative to the Rev'it sizing guide. For example, my hand is just barely over the large size guidelines but the large gloves are not comfortable at all due to tightness. Normally I wear XL gloves - these gloves in XL fit well.
With correct sizing the fit is great. Almost feels like no gloves at all. Good air flow, pad on the heel of the hand is nice.
My quibble is with the mesh getting caught on the hook and loop when taking off the gloves. Use of the fingertips to undo the cuff is necessary to prevent the mesh from snagging with extreme prejudice. If not for this my rating would be 5-star.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REV'IT! Sand Jacket The Sand Jacket is an excellent option for all-weather riding, it is extremely versatile, helping riders deal with whatever comes their way. The Sand Jacket features a unique zipper on its removable waterproof membrane, which completely blocks out water. It also has increased numbers of ventilation zippers (including 2-way zippers for ventilation at the arms), a PU coating to prevent soaking, and a multitude of storage options. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell PWRshell 500D, PWRshell 750D, PWRwax 1200D, Lorica Insulation detachable thermal liner Waterproofing detachable hydratex 3L (5000mm H2O) Breathability detachable hydratex 3L (7000g/m2/24hrs) Composition outer shell 100 polyamide lining 100 polyester thermal liner 100 polyamide (insulation 100polyester) membrane 100 polyurethane (tricot 100 polyamide) Protection Prolife CE protection at shoulders and elbows, ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit, regular Adjustability UTA tab at cuffs, flexisnap, double adjustment straps at waist, adjustment strap at upper arms, adjustment tab at under arms, adjustment drawcord at hips Ventilation VCS I zippers at back and under arms, VCS I panels at the chest Features collar hook, stretch lips at elbows, long connection zipper and double short connection zipper Pockets stash pockets,
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
May Be the Best Jacket I've Ever Owned
PostedMarch 18, 2011
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Christian F.
From near Chicago, IL
I purchased both the Sand jacket and pants at the same time - the comments generally below apply to both, but the pro/con inputs here are for the jacket. Keep in mind that I have only had the opportunity to wear the jacket twice, once at 40 F, once at 65 F, so I'll update (if I can) later. Also, I'm 5 ft 11 in (on a rack) and 165 lb soaking wet.
Observations: 1) For me the jacket and pants (size medium in both) fit like a glove. I'd be afraid to gain 15 pounds or the jacket may be a little tight, but so would the rest of my clothes. Other comments about the 'European' cut of the jacket are, for me, true - the fit is slightly unlike any jacket I have worn. This is NOT a negative, only an observation. 2) Older comments about the zips on the sleeves working up away from the wrists put me off a little, but my jacket (2011 ver?) has a snap across the zipper that totally prevents this. 3) The zip around the waist on the pants goes 85% around the body, so when zipped to the jacket the pair are effectively a suit. I didn't realize this when I bought them. 3) Both seem very well constructed, and comments about the well thought-out design seem true to me. 4) I've seen comments about the jacket (and pants) being bulky with both liners installed. I don't find this to be true.
Pros: 1) The jacket is warm. At 40 F and 90 miles per hour the arms are only slightly cool with only a very light long-sleeve base layer underneath. With a more robust base layer I could see riding easily in the 20s. 2) When in riding position the fit is very neutral. The jacket is cut shorter than others I have owned, and this contributes to the good fit. Elbow fit is perfect in riding position, and no material bulging at the mid-section. 3) The jacket weight is low. My other jackets that are just as warm are still more stiff than this jacket (even right out of the box) and weigh more to achieve the same warmth. 4) The zippers on the sleeves are genius. Why aren't all jackets designed like this?
Cons: 1) This is a quibble, but the pockets in the front at the base are small. Really, I don't care; I just wanted to come up with a con.
Yes, it's only been 3 days, but so far I'm completely satisfied with spending the money on this jacket (and pants; see the review).
Pros Warm, Great Value, Fashionable, Comfortable
Yes, I recommend this product.
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