Jeepguy7
 
 
 
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    April 30, 2013
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REV'IT Vapor Jacket The REVIT Vapor Jacket is distinguished from other all-weather sport touring jackets on the market by its unique ventilation feature that is 100 percent waterproof when zipped up, yet allows direct airflow to the body when activated. The secret lies in a special construction of the vent in the z-liner waterproof membrane, which opens up all the way through to the jackets outer shell. This feature transforms a regular z-liner constructed jacket into a true four-season piece. Another innovation from REVIT!s in-house R&D department is the new height-adjustable straps at the waist and under arms, which help ensure a perfect fit for almost every body type. The Vapor Jacket is great for all year touring as well as four-season commuting! Protection Features: Outer shell: schoeller dobby fabric, PWRshell dobby, PWRshell 500D stretch, polyester dull 450D, hypalon Insulation: detachable thermal liner Waterproofing: hydratex Z-liner (5000mm H2O) Breathability: hydratex Z-liner (5000g/m2/24hrs) Composition: outer shell: 94 polyamide, 5 polyester, 1 elastane lining: 100 polyester thermal liner: 100 polyester (insulation 100 polyester) Protection: ProLife CE protection at shoulders and elbows prepared for Seesoft CE-level 2 back protector insert - type RV Type RV / Size 04 fits SM-MD Type RV / Size 05 fits LG-2XL Type RV / Size 06 fits 3XL Visibility: laminated reflection at chest and back, laminated reflective logos at chest, back and upper arms Ergonomic Features: Fit: race fit, regular Adjustability: UTA tab at cuffs, flexisnap, variable height adjustment straps at waist and under arms, adjustment tab at upper arm, adjustment drawcord at hips Ventilation: VCS aquadefence, VCS I zipper at back, chest and under arms Features: prepared for Challenger Cooling vest insert, prepared for Vest Connector HV, collar hook, short and long connection zipper, stretch panels at inner sleeve and arm pit, comfort collar Pockets: slit pockets, document pocket, inner pockets
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
6000 miles later...
PostedOctober 25, 2015
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Jeepguy7
From Grand Rapids
State:MI
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
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I bought this jacket a month before I left on a 4700 mile motorcycle trip that was going to take me from CO, through UT and NV to CA and San Francisco, up the coast to WA, across to MT, down to Yellowstone, and back to CO. I was anticipating a wide range of temps and climates, and needed one waterproof jacket to do it all. In short, this jacket did it, and kept me dry and comfy most of the time.
It's a good jacket, so let me state the times where it didn't quite cut it. Once I got in a hailstorm in Yellowstone while putt putting through the park at 25mph, and I stayed...mostly dry up top. My LEFT forearm got wet. Weird.
It's not as warm as I hoped. I ride until there's ice on the road, so down to the 20s. This jacket will NOT keep me warm with just the liner and a tee shirt in temps below 55. With a warm sweater on underneath, I can stay warm indefinitely down to 40. Below 40...the best I can describe is that it leaks cold air. It seems to just seep in around my torso, no matter how tight I have it zipped and velcroed up. It's also not very long - more of a medium length jacket, so you can't cinch it down around your waist to keep the air out. So that's not fun. I'm a little disappointed because I wanted it to be warmer with the liner in, but I've learned to live with wearing layers, and it's alright. I probably would buy a warmer jacket next time around, but who can tell that sort of thing before actually RIDING in 24 degrees right? You just gotta pick one and cross your fingers.
That said, I was never too hot. Even in Death Valley at 110 degrees. Well...I WAS hot, but it wasn't the jacket's fault. It was actually keeping me cool by not letting too much of the blow dryer temperature air in on me.
Style was sort of a thing for me...I didn't like the look of the multipurpose do-everything jackets with the big ole rabbit pouch in the back, and this is a good compromise. But as I get older and realize no one really cares what I look like, I probably would have bought a warmer jacket that looked slightly more odd, but was nicer. Eh well. Live and learn...live and learn.
Rides: 2004 Yamaha FJR1300
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Gaerne G-Impulse Boots Features Perfect for quick trips to the office or around the city Completely waterproof and breathable membrane keeps comfort a high priority
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Still love them after over 10,000 miles
PostedFebruary 8, 2015
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Jeepguy7
From Grand Rapids
State:MI
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:18-24
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I've put over 10,000 miles on these boots, and am more impressed with them ever ride. I wear them every time I ride from March to November here in Michigan, and they've always kept my feet pretty comfortable, whether its 28 degrees or 100 degrees. I balked initially as spending this much on shoes JUST for riding my motorcycle, but after all my time in these shoes, I can't recommend them enough. You can wear them all day to work, to meetings, with different pants, and then back in your bike, and they'll keep your feet happy without looking strange or needing to carry extra shoes.
Rides: 2004 Yamaha FJR1300
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Held Rodney Gloves Offering clean and classic lines, the Held Rodney Gloves are an elegant option for warm weather riding. Perforated panels and a Coolmax lining help to keep your temperature regulated while the kangaroo palm and Superfabric reinforcements keep you protected. Outer Shell: Goat skin upper Highly abrasion-resistant kangaroo leather palm Colorfast and sweat-proof Lining: Upper hand lined in Coolmax Fit and Features: Special flat seam construction VELCRO brand closure adjustment at cuffs Stretch fabric panels (100 polyamide) on back Perforated finger side walls Perforated top of the hand for maximum ventilation, feel and comfort Protection: Special foam knuckle and finger protection Superfabric reinforcement on edge of hand
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Most comfortable glove ever!
PostedJuly 8, 2013
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Jeepguy7
From Grand Rapids
State:MI
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
I have difficult hands to buy gloves for, since my palms are 8.5" which is generally a large, but my fingers are long. I ordered a large in these gloves, and they fit perfectly. The feel is superb, the build is high quality, and the cut is perfect. There's room in the fingertips and thumb to be a good fit when clenching a fits, yet the palm isn't baggy. I tried on over 20 pairs of gloves trying to find one I liked and after all that and a month of looking, I found these. Originally I'd bought the REV'IT Chevron gloves, which looked cooler, but pinched my throttle thumb. The thumb on the clutch hand ended up ripping so I sent them back and was refunded. Unfortunately they were by that time out of stock, so I had to look for other gloves. I tried the REV'IT Curb, the Dianese Ricochet, and the Scorpion Klaw. This glove feels better than all of them. I will say though, that you sacrifice a little protection. The knuckles seem well padded, but there's not much protection on the fingers. The super-fabric on the outside palm is a nice layer of protection too. Another great thing is the cuff closure. Its the best I've seen in a glove. Its big enough to go over your jacket if you want, but somehow cinches down small enough to slide under your sleeve as well. It's very well designed.
I have only one gripe, and that is that they could have some rubber or something on the palm to stick to the grips better. Its not a big deal for the clutch hand, but I have to hold the throttle tighter to keep it from rotating back. It's not terrible, but it could be better.
In conclusion, if you're an average rider with average riding needs, and you want a glove that feels amazing and flows lots of air for summer riding, look no further than this glove. If you ride track at all though, or push your bike harder, I'd move to something with more protection.
Rides: 2011 Kawasaki Ninja 250R
Yes, I recommend this product.
+2points
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REVIT Chevron Gloves The REVIT Chevron gloves combine the protective elements of a true sport glove with the functionality and ventilation of a mesh summer glove, and are designed for comfortable high-speed summer touring. Premium protection has been incorporated into the gloves at the areas of greatest vulnerability in a crash. Carbon hard-shell knuckles combined with super-strong seams provide serious protection, while a fully perforated upper allows for maximum airflow. PROTECTION FEATURES: Outer Shell: Perforated goatskin, goatskin, synthetic PU leather Lining: Tri-fleece liner Composition: Outer shell: 84 leather, 16 polyurethane Lining: 100 polyester Protection: TPU hard-shell finger knuckles and TPU hard-shell little finger protector, Carbon hard-shell knuckle, Temperfoam at thumb and palm, PWR Yarn ERGONOMIC FEATURES: Fit: Race fit Adjustability: Adjustment tab at cuff Ventilation: Ventilation panels at fingers backhand and thumb Features: Stretch lips at fingers and wrist, elastic at wrist, short cuff length
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
My hands are happy!
PostedApril 30, 2013
Customer avatar
Jeepguy7
From Grand Rapids
State:MI
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
These gloves are great! There really is nothing I can say bad about them except one thing. They do run small! I'm almost always a large in most gloves, but in these I'm an XL. And I have probably normal sized hands, since I'm not a big guy. For reference, my hands measure 8.5" at the palm, which would translate to a large in the size chart. However, unless you like TIGHT gloves, get a size up. I know leather breaks in, but my right thumb in the size large actually started to hurt because it was so tight. Also, for whatever reason, the right hand in both the large, and xlarge I ordered is a touch smaller than the left. It's not a big deal, even nice since your left hand does more moving around with the clutch and stuff, but just something to be aware of. Other than that, I love these! They look awesome, feel awesome, the cuffs fit very well under the cuffs of my Dianese Super Speed textile jacket and don't pop out while riding. I have yet to see what air flow is like in warm temps, but protection is most important to me, so I'm happy either way.
Rides: 2011 Kawasaki Ninja 250R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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