Ken Phenix
 
 
 
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    July 12, 2010
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    April 23, 2014
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REV'IT! Defender GTX Gore-Tex Pants The perfect match to the Defender GTX jacket. The Defender GTX trousers incorporates the same technology, fabrics and construction as their mate. With SAS-TEC armor, a reinforced seat with 3D mesh inserts, large air vents, and the removable GORE-TEX Performance Shell membrane and Exkin Air thermal lining, Defender GTX trousers are all conditions adventure ready. These trousers form a recommended combination with the DEFENDER GTX Jacket . PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell Cordura 500D ripstop with Teflon coating, PWRshell 750D with Teflon coating, Cordura 1000D ripstop with Teflon coating, PWRshell 750D stretch with Teflon coating, Karvin cowhide (PU coated), PWRwax 1200D Insulation detachable Exkin Air thermal liner Waterproofing detachable GORE-TEX Performance Shell LTD Breathability detachable GORE-TEX Performance Shell LTD Composition outer shell 100 polyamide lining 87 polyester, 13 polyamide thermal liner 100 polyamide (insulation 100polyester) membrane 73 polyamide, 27 Gore-Tex membrane (ePTFE) Protection SaS Tec CE protection at knees, prepared for Sas Tec CE hip protector Visibility laminated reflection at calves ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit, regular Adjustability adjustment straps at waist, adjustment tab at ankles Ventilation VCS I panels at upper legs Features stretch lips at back and knees, COOLMAX mesh lining, short and long connection zipper, adjustable protector pockets, calf zippers Pockets slit pockets Note As of spring 2012 REV'IT is no longer including Superfabric panels on the Defender Pants
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
The Defender is great gear!
PostedApril 23, 2014
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Ken Phenix
From Beaumont
State:TX
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
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I bought the Defender jacket 2 years ago and absolutely love it. I wear it in torrential rain frequently and I can attest that Gore Tex is king. When the time came to retire my beloved REV'IT! Dakar pants I'd been wearing since 2007 simply because they leaked, The Defender was the logical choice. I love the drop liner design and the most prominent feature here is the Gore Tex. I am 5' 10" / 190 and 39" around the middle. The XL standard length fit spot on. I really appreciate the higher waist. The 3d mesh backed vents seem ample but are there at the expense of cargo pockets. The front pockets, the only pockets on the garment are rather small. I don't use pockets much so I don't miss them. The velcro closure cinches up nicely around my boots. However, the absence of gussets at the bottom of the legs places the velcro strips in direct proximity to the Gore Tex liner when the leg zippers are open and could cause damage if one isn't careful. It's just something to be aware of. I don't know how they missed this in an otherwise top of the line piece of gear.
Rides: 2006 Honda CB900F 919
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REV'IT Roadstar GTX Gloves What do you demand from the perfect summer glove Ventilation to keep your hands cool An excellent fit and inspiring grip to control your bike with precision How about abrasion-resistant materials and waterproofing Last but not least, what about effective protection to keep your hands safe The REVIT Roadstar GTX ticks all these boxes and then some more. During a summer rain your hands will stay dry but wont be sweaty thanks to a waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX membrane. Protection Features Outer Shell goatskin with WR finish, Pittards goat Digital WR100X, cowhide with WR finish, Karvin cowhide (PU coated), Goatskin Digital, synthetic PU leather Lining GORE-TEX Push-Pull tri-fleece liner Waterproofing GORE-TEX X-trafit Breathability GORE-TEX X-trafit Composition outer shell 100 leather lining 100 polyester membrane 100 GORE-TEX membrane (ePTFE) Protection Karvin cowhide covered hard-shell knuckle, TPU hard-shell palm slider, Temperfoam at knuckle, palm and thumb, EVA foam at fingers and cuff Visibility reflection at back hand Ergonomic Features Fit tour fit Adjustability adjustment strap at wrist, adjustment tab at cuff Features stretch lips at fingers, back hand and thumb, elastic at wrist, visor wiper, regular cuff
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
REV'IT! hit this one out of the park
PostedMarch 3, 2014
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Ken Phenix
From Beaumont
State:TX
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Brief history: I live on the gulf coast where torrential rain is a common occurrence. I began two years ago replacing all my leaky gear with bona fide Gore Tex. I wanted a truly waterproof glove to wear from 60f to 80f and all summer in rain but there hasn't been much available in the way of summer weight Gore Tex glove. Last summer I bought the Dianese Veleta, a very good glove but the fingers were short on me and caused discomfort. So I got on the phone to gear geek extraordinaire Andy and explained the problem I had with the finger length. I put him to the task of trying on all the latest Gore Tex Xtrafit gloves in the store. He got back to me in a couple of hours with his findings. I was leaning toward a Rukka glove but the finger length was no different. Enter the REV'IT! Roadstar!
Impression: Substantially longer digits. I measure just under 9 1/4" around the hand and Andy recommended up-sizing to XL. The fit is "pick up a dime" spot on. The longer gauntlet is easy to slip my Defender jacket's Gore Tex liner cuff over for a positive rain seal. Perfect. The under-the-cuff design is more technical which does mean taking a few more seconds donning and doffing. There's no skipping the wrist adjuster here.
Summary: Gore Tex, technical fit and features, beefy protection in a lightweight glove that feels like it isn't there is what justifies the hefty price tag of the Roadstar.
Rides: 2009 Honda CB900F 919
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese Veleta X-Trafit Gore-Tex Gloves Dedicated to touring riders who crave adventure, who are in search of dirt roads and boundless spaces like the bends of mountain passes, and who are not afraid of changing weather conditions. Veleta offers an unparalleled feel on the handlebar through the use of X-TRAFIT technology with a waterproof breathable GORE-TEX membrane glued directly to the outside of the glove to prevent it from slipping in relation to the inside of the palm when the hand is rotated. With Techno inserts, metal mesh on the knuckles / fingers, and Distortion Control on the little finger, this glove offers a high level of protection even for the most demanding touring riders in terms of comfort. Protection Techno inserts on the knuckles and the joints of the fingers Distortion Control on little finger Certified as PPE to EN 13594 Standard cat. II level 1 Main Materials Elasticated fabric Palm in Amica Suede Digital Suede leather reinforcement on thumb, index and middle finger on right hand Reinforced palm Ergonomics and Comfort Pre-curved fingers Microelastic elasticated inserts Adjustable cuff strap Silicon print on the palm on left hand Breathable waterproof GORE-TEX membrane with X-TRAFIT product technology Other Features Soft inserts
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Everything ya need - nuthin' ya don't.
PostedAugust 20, 2013
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Ken Phenix
From Beaumont
State:TX
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:45-54
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 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I'm in the process of replacing all my "waterproof" gear with bona fide Gore Tex. I've been looking for a glove to use in the 60 to 80 degree range and all summer long in the wet. I wanted something to fill the void between my Alaska and Dirt gloves. The Veleta is more robust than it looks and has a strong pre-curved shape that feels good on the grips. The palm and knuckle protective elements you'd expect from Dianese are present. The gauntlets are made to fit easily under the cuffs but not over. The Gore Tex x-trafit membrane is bonded to the outer layer and the inner liner is minimal. I donned them in 92 degree heat and of course they were warm compared to my mesh gloves but the materials breathe so my hands did not get clammy. So far I think the Veleta is just what I was looking for - perfect for my intended use.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REV'IT! Alaska GTX Gloves For those traditionalists who prefer an all-leather glove, rather than the lightweight leather-textile mix of the Bastion GTX, the Alaska GTX with its GORE-TEX membrane can handle the coldest days with comfort and style. Like all REV'IT! gloves, Engineered Skin design balances protection and performance. The result a superior winter glove. PROTECTION FEATURES Outershell goatskin with WR finish, suede leather with WR finish Insulation Thermolite, Push-Pull Tri-Fleece Liner Waterproofing GORE-TEX membrane Breathability GORE-TEX membrane Composition Outershell 100 Leather Lining 100 Polyester Membrane 100 GORE-TEX membrane (ePTFE) Protection leather hard-shell knuckle, PU injected finger knuckles, TPU hard-shell little finger protector, Dual-comp palm slider, EVA foam at thumb and wrist Visibility laminated reflection at cuff, reflection at fingers ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit Tour Fit Adjustability Adjustment strap at wrist, Adjustment tab at cuff Features Stretch lips at fingers and back hand, Goat Window Grip Patches, Elastic at wrist, Regular cuff length, visor wiper
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
EXCELLENT winter glove!
PostedNovember 18, 2012
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Ken Phenix
From Beaumont
State:TX
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:45-54
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
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
I rode all the way form Texas just to see your store (not really) and I tried on every Gore-Tex glove in your 2010 winter glove guide video. The Alaska was your top pick in its class and rightfully so. Warmth and comfort are superb and It also has the protection features I love about the "Dirt" which is my summer glove. The gauntlet cinches up tight enough to allow me to pull the Gore-Tex liner of my Defender jacket over when the going gets wet. Outstanding glove/jacket combination!. Thanks!
Rides: 2006 Honda CB900F 919
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dunlop D616 High Performance Radial Tires A new radical sport radial for the mean streets Innovative sport tread pattern with an extremely aggressive look that is a direct descendant of a wet-track road race tread design Cool-running tread with superior grip characteristics also provides excellent cut and wear resistance O.E. on the Buell Ulysses Dunlop Tire Tips Guide (pdf)
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Aggressive tread - great wet traction
PostedJune 4, 2012
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Ken Phenix
From Beaumont
State:TX
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Grip 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tread life 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Wet Traction 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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The D616 has the most aggressive tread pattern available in a 180/55/17. It offers great road manners, superb wet traction and is reasonably good when meandering down an occasional dirt road. The front is still in pristine shape at 9k but don't expect more than 5k out of the rear unless you really baby it.
Rides: 2000 Suzuki GSF600S Bandit
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REV'IT! Dirt Gloves 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
REV'IT! DIRT GLOVE
PostedJuly 12, 2010
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Ken Phenix
From Beaumont Texas
ALL DAY COMFORT! THE DIRT GLOVE IS THE PREFECT BALANCE OF PROTECTION, COMFORT AND VENTILATION - EXACTLY WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR IN A SUMMER GLOVE. NO WONDER THEY'RE IN SHORT SUPPLY.
Sizing: My hand measures 10.25" around - the XXL fits well (I wear a Large in most brands)
Pros Rugged, Great Value, Comfortable, Fashionable
Cons WISH THEY WERE AVAILABLE IN GRAY
Yes, I recommend this product.
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