MTVessel
 
 
 
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    July 30, 2013
  • Last review
    December 7, 2013
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REV'IT! Carver H20 Gloves The Carver H2O combines the strength, abrasion-resistance, and grip of a goatskin palm with the comfort and protection of a stretch textile upper. The hard-knuckle protection offers ultimate safety, while the warm tri-fleece thermal lining and knitted cuff construction make it the perfect choice for many urban riders. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer Shell Goatskin, PWRshell 500D stretch, suede leather with WR finish, connect finger tip fabric Insulation Fiberfill, tri-fleece liner Waterproofing Hydratex Z-liner (5000mm H2O) Breathability Hydratex Z-liner (5000g/m2/24hrs) Composition Outer Shell 59 leather, 41 polyamide Lining 100 polyester Membrane 100 polyurethane Protection PWRshell 500D stretch hard-shell knuckle, EVA foam at fingers, thumb and palm, PWRaramid at palm Visibility Reflection at back hand ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit City fit Features Connect finger tip, stretch lips at fingers, knitted cuff, visor wiper, short cuff
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
They're only cool
PostedDecember 7, 2013
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MTVessel
From Oakhurst
State:CA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
I bought these gloves for colder weather than my summer REV'ITs. And they're good for cooler weather! But I went for a ride in 39º F temps, and my hands were so cold (how cold were they?!), they were red and itchy!
I'd like to say these gloves will take you right through winter, but unless you're wintering in Hawaii, it just ain't so - these will be Spring and Fall gloves for you anywhere else.
Rides: 2012 Triumph Tiger Explorer
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Knox Advance X CE Back Protector CE approved armor incorporates trauma lite honeycomb protection Comfortable energy absorbing armor retro fits many products The Knox TP2 is a standard shape that fits any mens REV'IT or Teknic jacket and may fit other brands as well The Knox TP2 will fit in Women's REV'IT Turbine and Women's REV'IT Ignition Jackets Measures approximately 15 in length, 11 at its widest part, and 1 in thickness.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I hope I never need it!
PostedOctober 7, 2013
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MTVessel
From Oakhurst
State:CA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
I got this back protector when I got my REV'IT! Tornado Jacket. The jacket came with a simple foam insert, and this looked to be better protection. I haven't needed to try it out, but I sure hope it works!
The only bad thing I'll say is on hot days, this protector doesn't breathe, and you'll end up with a sweaty back.
On the good side, it fits the pocket it was designed to fill perfectly!
Rides: 2012 Triumph Tiger Explorer
Yes, I recommend this product.
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The DIRT summer glove offers the perfect balance between protection and ventilation. Lightweight mesh and perforated leather parts allow air to flow freely along the hands, keeping you cool. The level of safety is exceptional for a mesh glove, thanks to high-quality leather, dual-comp palm slider, Albany cowhide hard-shell knuckle, and PU-injected finger knuckles. The DIRT is comfort and safety rolled into one glove. PROTECTION Outer shell Automan stretch, air stretch mesh, goatskin, Albany cowhide (PU coated) Visibility reflection Protection Albany cowhide hard-shell knuckle, PU injected finger knuckles, EVA foam, Dual-comp palm slider Lining tri-fleece liner ERGONOMIC Fit tour fit Adjustability adjustment tab Ventilation ventilation panels Features short cuff
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The best REV'IT fit!
PostedAugust 27, 2013
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MTVessel
From Oakhurst
State:CA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Okay, so I don't know what it is about gloves, but I have a hard time getting gloves that fit. Work gloves, casual gloves, warmth gloves... It doesn't matter, none of them are right.
My hands are broad, but my fingers are short. Thus, most gloves that fit fine across the palm leave my fingers with flapping tips!
Before I settled on these, I tried the REV'IT Chevron and Sand gloves. Both of them were tight across the palm, though the fingers fit fine. The Revzilla reps said those gloves would stretch over time, but I don't know... It was like I was struggling just to grab my grips!
Enter the REV'IT Dirt gloves. Finally, gloves that fit right out of the package! The palms weren't constricting, and the fingers fit just right!
I also like that the cuff doesn't have to be cinched to wear these gloves. I can leave the cuff open for additional airflow, and they don't feel like they're going to fall off. I like the knuckle protection, and the heel-of-the-hand protection is also great.
If you're looking for a set of gloves for a hard-to-fit hand, you owe it to yourself to give these a try. Take it from me: You'll love them!
Rides: 2012 Triumph Tiger Explorer
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Schuberth C3 Pro Helmet The new Schuberth C3 Pro has been redesigned to improve on the original C3, which was already one of the quietest and most technologically advanced helmets ever produced. The rear spoiler, which has been further optimized in extensive wind tunnel testing, turns the C3 Pro into a real sport helmet which also demonstrates outstanding aerodynamic properties at high speeds in excess of 100 mph. With its enhanced aeroacoustics of 82 dB(A) at 100 km/h the C3 Pro is one of the quietest helmets in the world. The C3 Pro also incorporates two integrated antennas for increased ranges and better FM radio reception prepared for the fully integrated communication unit SRC-System. The inner lining, made of carefully selected materials such as COOLMAX, Interpower and Thermocool, has been extensively re-shaped and redesigned and sets new benchmarks with respect to comfort. New or Updated Features Redesigned shell is more aerodynamic and provided more downforce at higher speeds with little buffeting Interior helmet sound levels have been reduced to 82 dB(A) at 60 mph C3 84 dB(A) Interior liner has been completely redesigned with fewer seams and a more universal, interior fit Improved EPS with integrated antenna for SRC-System which improves radio and Bluetooth range New micro-lock ratchet chin strap Larger reflective panels on neckroll Improved faceshield ratcheting Integrated sun visor has a new look and improved quality Acoustics A quiet helmet means active safety for the motorcyclist. This permits the rider to concentrate on riding particularly at higher speeds. Many hours in the Schuberth acoustics wind tunnel have ensured that the C3 Pro is quiet. The comprehensive acoustics package with optimized helmet shell, wind deflector and ergonomic shape of the neck padding make the C3 Pro at 82 dBA one of the quietest helmets of all. Acoustics package makes helmet quiet Installation of a wind deflector enables the aeroacoustics and consequently the noise level to be improved still further. Only 82dB(A) at 100 km per hour (with naked bikes) Outer Shell The outer shell of the C3 Pro is offered in two helmet shell sizes and combines an aerodynamically optimal shape with excellent protection. It is manufactured using Schuberth's typical compression molding process and thus permits great stability and a low weight. Shell material S.T.R.O.N.G. fiber Helmet shell technology from SCHUBERTH permits low weight Glass fiber with a special resin added is compressed in a vacuum at high pressure to form a helmet shell which is exceptionally sturdy Perfected aerodynamics for higher speeds Upward lift 0! Directionally stable No oscillatory tendency No buffeting Spoiler integrated into the helmet shell SRC-System Ready The C3 Pro is by default equipped to accommodate the SCHUBERTH SRC-System C3 Pro (sold separately). To guarantee ideal radio reception for you, the C3 Pro is already equipped with two integrated antennas to boost reception and a Bluetooth connection. Optimum reception at all times Bluetooth antenna for wireless mobile, GPS and intercom connections to other SRC-System owners FM and Bluetooth antennas integrated into the helmet for optimum reception EPS The helmet shell of special EPS foam is modular in design to ensure optimal shock absorption. This complex segmentation guarantees enhanced force absorption and distribution and maximum safety. Made of specially optimized EPS foam Complex multizone foaming allows optimal shock absorption Inner Lining A special inner lining of the C3 Pro which was developed according to the innovative Comfort Fit concept ensures that the helmet fits comfortably and securely in all situations. The combination of carefully selected COOLMAX and Thermocool materials and the additional use of Interpower coatings also make the inner lining a highly-effective moisture removal and cooling system. COOLMAX pad system, completely removable and washable (hand wash, 30C) Optimized fit Variable for effective ventilation Adjustable for summer/winter Allergen-free Antibacterial Removable comfort cheek pads and head band pads Ventilation The C3 Pro is equipped with a further development of the proven C3 ventilation system. Thanks to the new design of the ventilation elements, the supply of fresh air is increased by up to 60. The combination of multipath channels in the EPS foam shell and the head/chin/mouth ventilation ensure that fresh air is distributed effectively over the entire head area. A.R.O.S. and Neck Strap The Anti-Roll-Off System (A.R.O.S.) especially developed by SCHUBERTH is provided as a safety feature in every SCHUBERTH motorcycle helmet. It ensures that the chinstrap is closed and correctly adjusted The helmet cannot pivot off the head from behind The risk of contact between the chin section of the helmet and the chin or throat of the rider is minimized due to the small angle of tilt The consequences of the helmet coming into contact with the chest as the result of an accident are reduced Precise setting of the chinstrap length through adjustment on both sides Micro-lock ratchet lock Faceshield The EasyChange visor mechanism makes changing visors extremely quick and simple without use of tools. City position offers maximum ventilation while traveling at slower speeds Pinlock visor prevents shield from fogging DOT and ECE certified.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
A great helmet, and...
PostedJuly 30, 2013
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MTVessel
From Oakhurst
State:CA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Very Quiet
Loud
Vision
Narrow
Exceptionally Wide
Wide
When you RTFM on this helmet, it will tell you to stretch it open to get it on your head. The first time I put it on, I thought it was too small, even though I followed all the measurement instructions for getting the right size. My ears were folded, and my cheeks were pressed... This was what comfort felt like?!
Now that I've worn the helmet for a while, I have learned to take Schuberth's advice to heart. I grab those straps, swing the helmet over my head, rest the collar against the back of my neck, and streeeeeetch those straps wide to roll the helmet onto my head! Most times, I even manage not to fold my ears down!
Because of the swing-open chin guard, the front of this helmet is much heavier than a helmet without this feature. I notice this in particular when the helmet seems to drift down a bit, pressing on my brow ridge as it wants to tip forward over time. Pushing it back up in the front works for a while, but it drifts down again soon enough, and the chin strap starts to press against my throat. I guess this is one of those Lather, Rinse, Repeat kind of things.
The integrated visor is great, and I've quit wearing sunglasses in my helmet. I like being able to slide the visor up and down as conditions require.
The clear visor has several click-stops, and I like to ride with it 1-click-open. I have adjusted my windscreen to keep most of the airflow out of my face as I ride, and though it's much louder with the visor partially open, I like the extra cooling effect.
The helmet came with a chin piece installed that's meant to keep extra air out of the helmet. It's secured with Velcro, and because I'm riding in summer, I ripped that sucker right out of there! Maybe when it gets colder, I'll put it back.
The helmet came with an extra shield that's meant to be installed on the inside of the visor. I have NF idea what it's supposed to do, and I haven't even taken it out of its plastic bag. One of these days, I'll go play with it to see if it's worth keeping on the helmet.
Overall, the helmet is comfortable enough once I have it on. I wish it was easier to turn my head, but I think that's more about the SRC collar than the helmet. There is no way for me to know if this helmet is worth the money until I survive a crash, and hope never to have to find out!
Rides: 2012 Triumph Tiger Explorer
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Schuberth SRC System for C3 Pro The new Schuberth SRC for C3 Pro for the Schuberth C3 Pro Helmet is a communication system which is integrated into the acoustic collar. You can install it in your helmet in just a few minutes according to the plug play principle, and it is connected to the antenna integrated into the C3 Pro as a standard feature. Feature Summary Intercom between rider and pillion passenger Bike-to-bike intercom (up to 700m) Intercom conference mode for 3 bikers Mobile phone, MP3, GPS connection Integrated VHF radio with RDS Intercom Up to three motorcyclists can communicate simultaneously with the SRC-System Under ideal conditions the range is up to 700 meters Range of up to 700 metres depending on the terrain and visual contact Automatic re-establishment of a connection when it is cut off Automatic connection set-up by speaking Automatic connection shut-down after 30 seconds silence, two-channel system for communication Phone + GPS The connection between a mobile phone with Bluetooth capability and SRCS is extremely simple to set up. Incoming calls can be accepted with a voice command and using the keys of the SRC-System. This also applies for navigation devices with Bluetooth capability. After the SRC-System has been connected to the GPS device, the rider can receive the voice instructions conveniently over the two ear-phones. Simple control possible by means of voice commands (VOX). MP3 Most commonly available MP3 players can be connected to the SRC-System via the multifunctional USB interface. If the MP3 device supports Bluetooth A2DP technology, no cable is required. Easy to connect thanks to USB Simple control using the SRC-System's control keys VHF Radio The integrated VHF radio now enables you to listen to your favorite station and important traffic announcements while you are traveling. The antenna which is already integrated into the C3 Pro as a standard feature guarantees top-quality reception at all times. Thanks to the RDS function the strongest signal for the selected frequency is always picked up, even at high speeds. You can store up to six radio stations. RDS function for automatic station adjustment User-defined programming possible with SRCS software Traffic news can be received while traveling High-speed selection of the six strongest radio channels in the vicinity at the press of a button ACC (Automatic Gain Control) The SRC-System adjusts the volume automatically according to the background noise Sensitivity can be configured individually with the software supplied Note Always keep up to date. The latest version of the SRC-System is always available to you as a download. If you register your SRC-System, you will be informed by email as soon as a software update is available.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Some good and some not so good - none bad.
PostedJuly 30, 2013
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MTVessel
From Oakhurst
State:CA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Protection & Durability 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Small
Large
First off, I had a devil of a time getting this thing installed. It's much thicker than the collar that has to be removed from the helmet for this to go on.
Once this collar is installed, you will find it protrudes from the bottom of the helmet by a good amount. That means if you rest your helmet on a surface, the weight of the helmet will bear on this collar and its control buttons. To me, this is a concern for its longevity.
Additionally, the collar impedes my ability to turn my head easily. I have decently sized shoulders, though I'm no Arnold Schwarzenegger, and this collar rubs on my shoulders with every sideways glance.
Finally, closing the chin guard on the C3 Pro is much more difficult with this collar in place. I have to press the collar in at its front tips with both thumbs while shoving the chin guard down into place.
On the microphone, I find the boom to be a bit short. I like that it mostly stays in place, but even so, I have to readjust its position every time I open and close the chin guard on the helmet.
The micro USB connector used to charge the helmet has a rubber cap with a stretch-fit band to secure the cap in place. This whole arrangement is meant to be tucked into a gap in the collar's lining. Withdrawing the connector is a problem, however, as the cap's band always drags on the collar's lining. This is another source of worry for me regarding the longevity of this collar.
The volume produced from the speakers is excellent, and I can turn it up enough to bother my ears. However, bass response is nonexistent, and the sound is rather tinny. I spoke to Schuberth about this, and they said they're aware of the issue, but they tell me adding better speakers would negatively impact the battery life of this collar.
Speaking of battery life, I turn this collar off every time I get off the bike, and I only leave it on when I ride. No matter how long or short my ride, the collar always shows red lights when I plug it back in, meaning it's charging. I asked Schuberth about leaving the collar plugged in all the time, and they said it would be fine to do so. Now all I have to do is set up an outlet wherever I plan to leave the helmet for winter.
I have this collar paired with a Samsung Brightside phone and an iPod Touch for music. I haven't experienced any problems with the music controls whatsoever. I can't speak to the phone connection, though; no one ever calls me! :-D
I have tried using the radio, and it seems to work okay, but I'm not the best person to ask about this. Reception in my area is dismal, and it doesn't matter what kind of radio you're using or where you are.
I also have not tried helmet-to-helmet communication yet, but I plan to put that to the test in the next month or so.
Between the helmet and the collar, I've got about $1100 swinging around my neck. I'm hoping the music keeps me awake and the helmet keeps my head intact. If all that works as it should, it' be worth it to stay alive and enjoying some tunes, wouldn't you say?
Rides: 2012 Triumph Tiger Explorer
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REV'IT! Tornado Jacket The REV'IT! Tornado Motorcycle Jacket is built to be your secret weapon against the heat of summer. The REV'IT! Tornado combines durable open mesh panels that flow air better than the competitions, with REVIT! styling and features. The REV'IT! Tornado Jacket is equipped with CE-approved armor, so you dont have to sacrifice safety for comfort. And for the unexpected shower, or cooler day, a removable 2-layer inner jacket provides both waterproofing and insulation. Its wearable separately too, for added convenience when off the bike. REV'IT! PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell polyester rib, PWRshell mesh, polyester 600D, Monaco Performance cowhide, neoprene, Lorica reg Insulation detachable 2-in-1 thermal liner and membrane Waterproofing detachable hydratex G-liner (5000mm H2O) Breathability detachable hydratex G-liner (5000g/m2/24hrs) Composition outer shell 86 polyamide, 14 polyester lining 100 polyester membrane 100 polyamide (100 polyurethane coating, insulation 100 polyester) Protection Knox Flexiform CE protection at shoulders and elbows, perforated EVA foam at back Visibility laminated reflection at chest and back ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit, regular Adjustability UTA tab at cuffs, flexisnap, adjustment straps at hips and upper arms Ventilation ventilation panels at chest, back and arms Features collar hook, stretch lips at elbows, double short connection zipper Pockets slit pockets, inner pockets NOTE Tornado Jackets run 1 size larger compared to other REV'IT! Jackets and to what the size charts indicate. So if you measure up to be a size 52, you should go with a 50 instead.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Good fit - sort of!
PostedJuly 30, 2013
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MTVessel
From Oakhurst
State:CA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
I bought this jacket based on the measurement guide, and the shoulders fit me perfectly. However, the waist balloons like a tent! Revzilla says it's made for the American market and our larger waistlines, but I could put on 40 pounds and this thing would still be loose.
On top of that, the zipper is backwards from what I'm used to. Like a women's jacket, the pull is on the left! If this is made for the American market, why use a European zipper styling?
But, let no opportunity go untaken, I've heard, so I am using the extra room to ride with my Geigerrig hydration pack under the jacket.
In other areas, the jacket seems well made. The pockets are deep and retain their contents even with their zippers open. the sleeves could use a better tightening system, but it's adequate. I like the inner liner, and I could see wearing it without the outer jacket, just as a windbreaker. It's large, too, but maybe I'll eat a big dinner sometime... :-)
Rides: 2012 Triumph Tiger Explorer
No, I do not recommend this product.
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REV'IT! Tornado Pants The REV'IT! TORNADO trousers combine maximum cooling, through air mesh panels, with abrasion-resistant fabric and CE-approved armor at the knees, to give you ultimate temperature flexibility in adventure touring trousers. Like the REV'IT! TORNADO jacket, the trousers are equipped with the all-new 2-in-1 liners that combine a 100 waterproof membrane with a thermal insulated liner, which are easily zipped out and stowed away for hot weather days. These trousers are so practical and easy to get on and off (with or without liners), thanks to the full length zippers, that you're going to wonder how you ever lived without them. REVIT PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell polyester rib, PWRshell mesh, polyester 600D, PWRwax 500D, PWRshell 500D stretch, polyester dull 600D, Lorica reg Insulation detachable 2-in-1 thermal liner and membrane Waterproofing detachable hydratex G-liner (5000mm H2O) Breathability detachable hydratex G-liner (5000g/m2/24hrs) Composition outer shell 86 polyamide, 14 polyester lining 100 polyester membrane 100 polyamide (100 polyurethane coating, insulation 100 polyester) Protection Knox Flexiform CE protection at knees, perforated EVA foam at hips Visibility laminated reflection at upper legs and calves ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit, regular Adjustability adjustment straps at waist, adjustment tab at ankles Ventilation ventilation panels at legs Features short connection zipper, elastic at waistband, adjustable protector pockets, easy entrance zipper Pockets slit pockets NOTE The Tornado Pants run 1 size larger compared to other REV'IT! Pants and to what the size charts indicate. If you measure up to be a size 52, you should go with a 50 instead.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good fit, overall
PostedJuly 30, 2013
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MTVessel
From Oakhurst
State:CA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I like the way these pants fit, and I like the ease with which they can be taken off and put on. I have not tried them with the liner yet, however. About the only thing I'm not crazy about is the inability to tighten the leggings with straps. When I ride, I can feel the knee and shin protection moving around, and it would be better to keep those in place with cinching straps.
Rides: 2012 Triumph Tiger Explorer
Yes, I recommend this product.
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