RobR
 
 
 
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    March 26, 2012
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 REV'IT! Tornado Pants
REV'IT! Tornado Pants
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 , prepared for TRYONIC Seesoft CE-level 1 type B hip protector insert - version RV01 ( sold separately ) 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. Use the Rev'It Men's Leather Pants Size Chart.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good commuting overpant, albeit baggy in the leg area and with poor knee pads
PostedJune 1, 2016
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RobR
From Memphis
State:TN
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
1 Size Large
Large
Hips are perfect size for my 36" waist, over work slacks, without its liner. I bought the optional hip pads too, but they are uncomfortably tight. I use them only for extended trips, not for commuting.
The knee and calf areas are quite baggy. I wish some type of adjusters were available like on jackets to snug these pants up. They also have wimpy knee protectors that are small, invasively pre-shaped, and rotate inward on my legs which leaves my outer knees exposed. I replaced them with Rukka D30 air knee pads recently, and am much more pleased with fitment and protection.
http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/rukka-d3o-air-knee-pads.
Yes I'd recommend these overpants despite these complaints because you can do something about them. They flow air very well. Construction and quality are top notch with a nice feel to the mesh material. They hold up well in the 2 years I've used them. They are stylish and reflective in good ways. They have full length zips on the inside of the legs so are easy to put on and off. Good stuff except for the knee pads and baggy lower legs.
Rides: 2014 Yamaha FJR1300A ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Rukka D3O Air Knee / Shin Pads The Rukka D30 Air Knee Pads provide patented, CE approved and breathable protection. D30 Air has been developed specifically for Rukka and is a unique material that combines enhanced chemistry with product engineering to produce high performance shock absorption and impact protection. The D30 material contains intelligent molecules that flow freely when moving but lock together to absorb impact energy upon impact. Features: High performance shock absorption Maximum flexibility Extremely comfortable Tested according to CE-standards Excellent airflow through protector Dimensions: 34cm H x 14cm W x 2.5cm Thick Sold as a pair The Rukka warranty is valid for 2 (two) years from the date of purchase against faults in material or workmanship
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great upgrade for RevIt! Tornado pants
PostedJune 1, 2016
Customer avatar
RobR
From Memphis
State:TN
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
The Revit! Tornado mesh overpants pants have wimpy knee protectors that are small and invasively pre-shaped. They fit into knee pockets with Velcro adjustments. I never found the right position that worked when in riding position and walking around. These Rukka D30 knee pads were recommended by Revzilla. They fit into the pockets barely without needing any trimming. I say barely because the main Velcro closure doesn't meet by matter of 1/4", but that works better for me than trimming the knee protector. More protection, flexible material, vented with air flow holes, and they stay in position without awkward rubbing when seated or walking around. Good upgrade once you're committed to an otherwise great pair of pants with sub-par knee protection fitment.
Rides: 2014 Yamaha FJR1300A ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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REV'IT! Tornado Pants
4.6 out of 5(147)
 
 
 
 
 
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Denali Sound Bomb Compact Dual-Tone Air Horn The Denali Sound Bomb is eight times louder than a standard motorcycle horn! At 120 decibels, cagers of all shapes and sizes will jump out of your way! The unique design of the Denali compact horn features a rugged molded clamp that mechanically mates the compressor to the acoustic unit. This makes the SoundBomb virtually indestructible even in high vibration applications. Features: Current Draw: 20 Amp Dimensions: 5.4 (137mm) wide x 4.5 (116mm) high x 3.6 (86 mm) deep Includes 12 volt (30 amp) relay Optional Plug-N-Play Wiring Harness available (sold separately) Note: Mounting bracket sold separately. The Installation (pdf) calls for a 30 Amp fuse, however only a 20 Amp fuse is required.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
There are better options out there
PostedMay 26, 2016
Customer avatar
RobR
From Memphis
State:TN
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Performance 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Finish 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability 
2 / 5
2 / 5
I've used a comparable product (Stebel Nautilus) on my '06 Multistrada for 5+ years and ordered this air horn for my '14 FJR, which ultimately it did not fit. I imagine other fully faired bikes have similar space issues.
Then I found something better. PIAA slim line twin horns (400hz and 500hz) sourced from Amazon (Sorry, wish Revzilla carried them!) hooked up to a relay are louder than this air horn. Yes, louder. What's more? The response time when pressing the button is noticeably faster vs. air horns too. Lastly, the air horn is big. The slim lines are 2 horns that together fit tighter spaces.
When the air horn I had on my Multi started losing its muster after about 5 years of use, maybe from inevitable exposure to the elements, I replaced it recently with the slim lines and couldn't be happier. I now happily have slim lines on both my FJR and Multistrada and will probably never buy an air horn again.
Rides: 2014 Yamaha FJR1300A ABS
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Arai Defiant Helmet Designed specifically for the aesthetics and needs of street fighter and naked bike rider in mind, the Arai Defiant is equally aggressive and feature rich, as one would expect from a new Arai helmet. Based on the fit and comfort of the Quantum, the Arai Defiant was built for the upright riding position with its aggressive, integrated chin spoiler, which was designed specifically to guide wind around the neck and to improve the aerodynamic properties of the helmet. The Hyper Ridge Bumper circles the bottom of the shell both adding additional strength and also lowering the helmet's center of gravity, while flaring the helmet opening slightly to increase the ease of putting on, and taking off. The Arai Defiant utilizes Arai's latest face shield design, the SAI Max Vision Pinlock Shield with Brow Vents and includes Pinlock insert lens. The SAI Max Vision shield has been widened by 5mm left and right and offers one of the widest eyeports available for excellent peripheral vision. Features: Aggressive new styling Internals are redesigned with a focus on safety and comfort Organic shell shape for superb energy management IC-4 Upper Intake vents seal more completely when closed ACR-4 flow thru exhaust vent allows greater air flow when open and reduces drag when closed FCS R (Facial Contour Support) cheek pad design has 5mm peel-away micro fit layer for greater personal fit Cheek pads feature contoured shape, multiple density foam layer supported by a patented spring Shell shape is easier to put on and take off Water repellent material along bottom edge Pull-down spoiler works with flared bottom to increase helmet stability SAI Max Vision Brow Vent Pinlock anti-fog lens insert included DOT and Snell M2015 certified
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Love this helmet
PostedMay 26, 2016
Customer avatar
RobR
From Memphis
State:TN
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Intermediate Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Exceptionally Wide
Wide
Having owned 4 other Arais over the years, this is another winner. Extraordinary fit for my intermediate oval head. 1 year and almost 9K miles, this is my new favorite helmet. Flows air like nobody's business. Great chin vent in particular. Visor secures 100% waterproof, no leaks in several heavy rain rides. Pinlock being included was a nice perk and helps keep fogging to a minimum. Awesome 5 star helmet.
Wish Arai offered a photochromatic visor.
Rides: 2014 Yamaha FJR1300A ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Dainese Scarpa Sechura Boots
Dainese Scarpa Sechura Boots
Dainese Scarpa Sechura Boots This warm weather ankle boot for touring with an original design vaunts details provided with laser finishing. The uppers in cowhide and ample inserts in D-Stone fabric ensure good resistance to abrasion. Ventilation is promoted by the liner in 3D Bubble air gap material. Velcro protection over the laces at the front prevents accidental snagging. The Sechura ankle boot combines safety with practical wear thanks to the gear change guard, the non-slip sole, reflecting inserts, protection for the ankles in nylon, and the thermoformed heel. Protection Nylon ankle guard Soft inserts Abrasion and tear resistance Cowhide Leather D-Stone Fabric Comfort Lace up closure Velcro laces cover strip Temperature Regulation Fixed 3D-Bubble liner air spaces Other Features Shifter guard Non-slip Vibrant sole Reflective inserts
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Good commuter boot for summer months
PostedJune 4, 2012
Customer avatar
RobR
From Memphis
State:TN
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Footbed
Narrow
Narrow
Wide
This is a very interesting boot. I was reluctant to buy a boot with shoelaces, but after 1K miles mostly commuting and touring in these Dainese Scarpa Sechura boots find my original concern with that feature pretty inconsequential. I'm glad to get out of my comfort zone with boots to give these a try, as they're easy to get on/off and serve the main purpose for me very well - they flow air. Even the toe box section gets plenty of air movement despite the mesh material being on the sides of the boot only. So far temps from low 60s to mid 90s have left my feet comfortable, more so than other leather boots I've commuted in.
No Dainese wording on the toes, just the logo on the shift pads. Styling is still that of a moto boot, so don't expect to blend in with other normal footwear 100%, but it's discrete styling. Black sectioned materials, plastic shifter pads and off-white stitching are what call the most attention. They have the skywalk sole too, so quite comfortable walking around. I was concerned at first about a prior review suggesting the sole looks spacesuit-y, but personally find nothing wrong with its look. The Scarpas do not squeak either, another big plus as I walk down my office hallways. :) Initial fit was narrow, but they've broken in quite nicely. I normally wear US size 10.5 to 11, depending on brand. Euro size 44 for this boot is a perfect fit for my foot.
Sidi has a new boot (Traffic Air) that would have been my first choice mainly because of a zipper closure rather than shoelaces had they been available in time. Glad to have tried something new because these Scarpa Sechuras fit well, look good, feel made of quality materials, don't squeak, feel good on the bike, and flow good air. Not sure I could ask for more of a ventilated boot for every day riding.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 REV'IT! Horizon Jacket
REV'IT! Horizon Jacket
REV'IT! Horizon Jacket The REVIT Horizon jacket is aptly named this piece of new technology will help you take on any ride - anywhere, anytime, regardless of the climate conditions you might encounter. It will protect you from the heaviest rain it also will be your best companion when the sun is high and the temperature is rising. This is possible thanks to a truly unique solution, engineered by the REV'IT! development team a large airvent panel, featuring a 3D mesh rear panel, which can be sealed to 100 waterproof in a second, even whilst riding. This innovative sealing system is laminated into the chest panel of this 2-layer outer shell. You will not find this technology anywhere else on the planet - and especially not at such a reasonable price. The REVIT Horizon is the future of motorcycle garments. This jacket forms a recommended combination with the Horizon Pants . PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell PWRshell 750D 2L , Lorica reg , PWRshell 500D stretch 2L Insulation detachable thermal liner Waterproofing Breathability Hydratex lite Visibility laminated reflection at chest, back and upper arms Protection Knox Flexiform CE protection at shoulders and elbows, perforated EVA foam backpad, CE prepared for Knox Advance X CE back protector ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit, regular Adjustability adjustment straps at waist and upper arms, flexisnap, adjustment drawcord at hips, UTA tab at cuffs, adjustment tab at under arms Ventilation VCS Aquadefence, VCS zipper at back Features short and long connection zipper, collar hook, stretch at elbows Pockets inner pockets, hand warmer pockets, back pocket, stash pockets
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Horizon jacket - good stuff!
PostedApril 12, 2012
Customer avatar
RobR
From Memphis
State:TN
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 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
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
First, the stats - I'm 190lbs, 5'10" and use the jacket mostly for commuting. The L was snug and might have been perfect for a touring jacket, but XL is an excellent fit over street clothes for commuting, even with the liner in.
Style and materials are top shelf and have retained that ironed/pressed look since coming out of the box. Jacket flows nice amounts of air over the collar (good this spring, not sure how it will fare in winter). So far the jacket has done well in temps from mid 40s to high 70s, being quite comfortable. The vent panels on the chest operate nicely and flow a noticeable amount of air, with a moderate mount of jacket bunching going on in a forward riding position on a sportbike. I think those mesh vents, which don't bend, roll, or deform, remain flat against the wind and pick up even more air than other jackets of mine. Front vents get an A+ from me for how they work. The vent along the back is in contrast small and useless when riding with a backpack, so I'd prefer vertical side vents on the back. The collar is smooth and soft, and nicely adjustable. Collar snap and hold-back loop are kind of hoaky and hard to use with gloves on. With the collar loop hooked back on the left, it grabs the D ring of my Arai when looking left. I like the velcro front closure rather than buttons for speed of getting the Horizon on/off. Backpad was flimsy, very. Go with the Knox upgrade, definitely. Bands to tighten the arms are infinitely adjustable as are the waist straps, both of which help me fine tune the fit quite a bit. The sleeve cuffs are super, wide to fit any glove gauntlet under. I wasn't as pleased putting the gauntlet over the wide cuffs, but that's not my preference anyway. Silver/white color is attractive but seems to be showing bugs already in just a few weeks of use. Reflective 3M is very functional and makes me smile when approaching the jacket in any low light situation. Shoulder armor feels small in size when handling them, but feel almost invisible when the jacket is on. Elbow armos is about the right size feel. This is a very good thing, as the lean fit of the jacket works with my not-so-lean frame pretty well. Shoulders are cut nicely, arms are rotated slightly for a nice position even on a sportbike. The jacket is super light too. Coming from a 1pc Roadcrafter which weighed a ton, this jacket feels svelt.
No experience in the rain yet, but the main reason I chose this over other Revit jackets was that the waterproof layer is built into the jacket shell, not a separate removeable membrane. This makes the jacket more overall versatile.
Another critique is with the Horizon pants which are described as overpants, but don't kid yourself. The lag zips come to mid calf and sizing is on the small side, so to me they are more touring pants than pants that a commuter could wear to work and remove without having to take my boots off in the parking lot. So while the jacket is so far an A+ for commuting, I am still looking for suitable overpants to upgrade to.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Knox TP2 Advance X CE Back Protector
Knox TP2 Advance X CE Back Protector
Knox Advance X CE Back Protector Features: 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 many older Men's REV'IT or Teknic jackets 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 Fits Oxford men's jackets Measures approximately 15 in length, 11 at its widest part, and 1 in thickness.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Good back protector
PostedApril 2, 2012
Customer avatar
RobR
From Memphis
State:TN
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Although I wish the high end Revit jackets included this back protector, it's substantial enough compared to the one included with the jacket to be hands-down the better choice. It fits easily with no modifications and feels more substantial. Although there are no perforations or vents, it uses up little space which makes layering a piece of cake.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 REV'IT! Horizon Pants
REV'IT! Horizon Pants
REV'IT! Horizon Pants Companion to the Horizon jacket, the Horizon trousers offer 100 waterproofing. Their outer shell is basically allergic to water, repelling its pickup (assuming that you occasionally clean the shell). REV'IT! considers the REVIT Horizon trousers to be the number one choice for daily commuters and serious touring enthusiasts. Without the removable thermoliner in place, it's the most durably waterproof, abrasion-resistant, and multi-functional over-pants you will find. The fit is casual enough to wear over jeans. Airflow comes directly through the side pockets, which also give you straight access to your jeans pockets - in case you need some change for the toll. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell PWRshell 750D 2L , Lorica reg , PWRwax 500D , PWRshell 500D stretch 2L Insulation detachable thermal liner Waterproofing Breathability hydratex lite Visibility laminated reflection at upper legs and on the calves Protection fully perforated EVA foam at hips , Knox Flexiform CE protection at knees ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit , regular Adjustability adjustment straps at waist , adjustment tab at ankles Features short and long connection zipper , calf zippers , stretch at back and knees , adjustable protector pockets , elastic at waistband , Direct jeans-pocket access
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good pant, not suitable for overpant
PostedMarch 26, 2012
Customer avatar
RobR
From Memphis
State:TN
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
I ordered these as overpants based on the description, but had two issues.
1. Size is slightly small. I eventually got to a good size XL for e (5'10", 185lb, 36" waist x 30" inseam). However, they fit perfectly over dress slacks only with the liner removed. Liner in, these made for touring pant only (single layer or layer over thermals only).
2. Leg zippers are only up to the upper calf, making them impossible to put the pant on with boots or shoes on.
Still looking for a better pant to suit my commuting needs, but these are nicely built for touring and go well with my new Horizon jacket.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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