Avocet
 
 
 
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    March 12, 2012
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    December 10, 2013
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Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent and Versatile Jacket
PostedDecember 10, 2013
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Avocet
From Miller Place
State:NY
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I've had the opportunity to take a few rides covering a few hundred miles since receiving my Poseidon jacket a couple of weeks ago. Temperatures have been between around 62 to 38 degrees (F). The jacket is comfortable down to around 55 degrees with the thermal liner installed. Below that I add a heated liner. Some might wish this jacket was warm enough to not need an electric liner, but I think that if that were the case it would probably be too hot in the summer. I can feel some airflow through the jacket which makes me optimistic that it will still be OK when the weather warms up.
I bought a size XL, and it fits very much like the XL Sand jacket I've owned for a few years. The vents are easy to open and close with one hand while riding but I haven't had a chance to test them in warm weather yet. The cuffs close with a zipper, which I find more convenient than a Velcro strap on other jackets, and it seems as if leaving the zipper unzipped will allow air to be scooped up into the sleeves.
The Velcro on the pockets seems to be better quality than on some other Revit jackets. It holds very securely and doesn't seem to be wearing out almost immediately, as some other jackets did.
I like to take motorcycle trips lasting 3 or 4 weeks and covering several thousand miles a few times a year. On a trip like that you need to be prepared for every kind of weather. I think the Poseidon is going to handle a broad range of weather conditions better than any other jacket I've tried. I've filled a closet with jackets in my quest for the perfect one. The Poseidon looks as if its going to be the closest to perfection I've found so far.
Rides: 2012 BMW K1600GT
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Really nice, versitile pants
PostedNovember 15, 2013
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Avocet
From Miller Place
State:NY
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:55-64
Gender:male
I just got these pants and had the opportunity to ride around 100 miles with them yesterday. It was around 48 degrees and cloudy. Very warm and comfortable with the thermal liner in place. The pants seem very well made. I followed the size chart to select the right size, and the fit was perfect.
I'll have to wait until Spring to find out how they work in warm weather, but I did notice that I can feel air flow through the vents when I open them, so I'm optimistic about that. Right now I can already see that they will be excellent in Fall, Winter and Spring.
Rides: 2012 BMW K1600GT
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REV'IT! Gear 2 Leather Pants Where there's an Ignition 2 jacket, you're likely to see it being worn with the equally comfortable and stylish REV'IT Gear 2 trousers. This bootcut pair of trousers features a zipped-in and easily detachable REV'IT! hydratex 3L membrane on both top and bottom, to keep you dry when you need it. Quickly zip it out, and you've got free airflow for ventilation during those hot summer rides. The Gear 2 trousers offer the protection of leather with the versatility of top-level, waterproof textile trousers. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell Monaco Performance cowhide, Dynax mesh, PWRshell 500D stretch, PWRwax 500D, suede leather Waterproofing detachable hydratex 3L (5000mm H2O) Breathability detachable hydratex 3L (7000g/m2/24hrs) Composition outer shell 55 leather, 44 polyamide, 1 elastane lining 100 polyester membrane 100 polyurethane (tricot 100 polyamide) Protection ProLife CE protection at knees, EVA foam at hips, safety stitching Visibility reflection at calves ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit, regular Adjustability adjustment straps at waist Ventilation ventilation panels at legs Features stretch lips at back and knees, short and long connection zipper, adjustable protector pockets, calf zippers Pockets slit pockets
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Don't fit like other Revit pants
PostedApril 23, 2012
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Avocet
From Miller Place
State:NY
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
I bought the Gear Pants to replace my old Revit Mistral pants, which are getting pretty worn after around 100,000 miles of riding in them. The Mistrals are mesh pants with a waterproof liner, which have been comfortable in all kinds of weather. The Gear pants are also mesh with a waterproof liner, and also have leather for better abrasion resistence, so they sound like a good replacement for the Mistrals, which are now discontinued.
I bought the same size as my old pants, but the belt line of the Gear pants is lower on the hips. The legs are a bit shorter too. The knee padding is much more bulky, which may be good for safety, but make me look like a robot. Perhaps the worst thing is that the pants are really heavy. No matter how I tighten the adjustable hip straps they feel like they won't stay up if not zipped to a jacket. I generally use suspenders but the Gears are so heavy I think they will simply streach out the elastic suspenders, allowing the pants to slide down. I considered exchanging them for a larger size, to fix the short leg and low belt-line issue, but that would probably make them even more heavy. I'm very dissapointed, and am glad Revzilla has a good returns policy.
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Shoei Neotec Modular Helmet Evolving on previous designs, Shoei has revamped its modular helmet style with a streamlined and attractively sculpted shape that conveys the feel of freely moving through the outdoors in the Shoei Neotec Modular Helmet. Overall shell size is kept compact by incorporating the internal sun visors open/close mechanism inside all ventilation mechanisms are shaped and positioned in such a way as to reduce any possible drag. A redesigned aerodynamic spoiler also helps to cut lift, reducing neck strain on long, cross country rides. In the Shoei Neotec all these features combine to create a premium helmet that excels in appearance, protection, comfort and performance. The Shoei Neotec Helmets chin bar is connected to the same axis point and mechanism as its shield, minimizing extra parts. This also enables simultaneous closing of the shield with the chin bar, which is then held in place with an easy-open lock release button. The shield lock system offers secure closure or the ability to keep the shield slightly open to allow for increased airflow. With the Shoei Neotec Helmet, Shoei now includes a built-in sun shield, the QSV-1. The visor tucks neatly away beneath a non-intrusive shell built into the helmets liner, and can be lowered with the easy control of a sliding button. Shoei Neotec Helmet Features Face Shield Features Easily operable lever mechanism Anti-fog, anti-scratch, 99 UV blocking New Pinlock-ready CNS-1 faceshield Wider and taller than the CX-1V that it replaces Includes Pinlock insert 3D injection molding process ensures a distortion-free view Improved Ventilation and Aerodynamics Newly designed vortex generators pull air through helmet 276 more airflow than Multitec Added inlets and outlets Vents are flush against helmet to maintain aerodynamics 5-Ply Shock-Absorbing Fiber Shell 3 shell sizes AIM Multi-Composite construction Lightweight yet strong Shell-integrated spoiler reduces lift and drag during high-speed riding Dual EPS Liner Multi-density EPS for optimal protection Two vents funnel fresh air through the EPS liner Dual liner channels route and disperse air evenly throughout the helmet EPS liner in chin bar All new interior Fully removable 3D interior liner Top center pad is removable and washable Improved cheekpad design allows better fit with eyeglasses Included chin curtain can be inserted into the chin bar to reduce turbulence and noise All Neotec Helmets sold in the US have a double D-ring closure Be sure to check out our Shoei Neotec Review above, in which we detail and break down all of the features and functionality of the brand new Shoei Neotec Helmet. Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Very Nice Helmet
PostedMarch 12, 2012
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Avocet
From Miller Place
State:NY
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
I bought the Neotec to replace a Multitec I had for several years. I bought the same size as the Multitec and it fits very much the same. The cheek pads were quite tight at first, but after only a few days they loosened up and are very comfortable now. The sun shade works even with glasses on and there is plenty of room for a microphone in front of my mouth, which was lacking on the Multitec. The top vent passes much more air but even when closed I feel a bit of breeze comming through. I'm a bit concerned that rain might leak in through the vent (which never happened on the Multitec), but haven't had the opportunity to find out yet.
The Neotec is quieter than the Multitec, especially with the face shield opened only one click, where the Multitec was particularly noisey. The chin curtain on the Neotec makes it very comfortable in cold weather, but will have to come out when it gets hot because it completely blocks air circulation from the bottom opening of the helmet.
I'm quite satisfied with the Neotec. It seems to have addressed the few weaknesses of the Multitec (lack of removable liner, lack of space for a microphone, lack of room for ear speakers, a bit noisey) without degrading anything else in the process.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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