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    May 2, 2011
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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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good Overall, but with Big Imperfections
PostedMay 21, 2012
Customer avatar
CMMP
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
So, I spend some time wearing the jacket around the house to make sure that I wanted to keep it. Right away I noticed that the neck is not nearly as comfortable as the other motorcycle jackets I've used (this is the 4th or 5th), especially the Rev'it Dragon it replaced which was the best of the bunch.
There are two main problems: 1st there are some very bulky, nearly pea sized seams that poke me right in the adam's apple. It's immediately noticeable, but not uncomfortable until using for about 15 minutes. 2nd, the inner collar doesn't lay flat, but rather it shoots strait out. There is essentially 4 collars, the outer and the liner and they don't work well together. Combine that with the bulky seam and at about 1/2 hour in traffic and my neck is very irritated.
Now, I do have a bigger than average neck, so this may be partly to blame, but this is still a major design flaw. If it wasn't for the fact that my wife is a skilled seamstress I have returned the jacket. As it is I'll have to have her fix it if I'm going to keep it.
I was also disappointing to discover that the liner is not the exskin as stated in the video. They have since added a note to state that it isn't included, but that was after I had already purchased it, partially justifying the price increase over the Dragon (now the Spectrum) by the fact that it had the liner.
I'm giving you the bad because it's so easy to hear the good stuff from other people. I really do like the jacket other than the neck.
A few notes: One of the pockets has the waterproof zip, one doesn't. Even in light rain the outer layer of the jacket will absorb water but you will stay dry. I hear the waterproof liner used by Rev'it (Hydratex) referred to as being "their version of Gore-Tex" but it's not in the same quality category. It's not a laminate, I believe it's sprayed on. It's just as waterproof as gore-tex, but not as breathable and although at this price I feel it should be a laminate, it's not a deal breaker.
The bottom line:
I have a couple of concerns about the long term durability of the jacket and Rev'it products in general as I have had issues in the past, and I am surprised at how "thrown together" the neck area feels, BUT this is a good overall jacket. I would not recommend it to someone who lives in an area that receives rain infrequently, but it's perfect for places (like here in Seattle) where rain is a possibility for months at a time. Before you decide to get this jacket I'd check out the Firstgear Rainier. It's probably a little bit better value although there's something about Rev'it products that I like.
Rides: 2008 Kawasaki KLR650
Yes, I recommend this product.
+5points
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REV'IT! Aztec WSP Windstopper Shirt Whether you wear this shirt under a summer mesh jacket on a cold morning, or use it as an extra wind stopper layer under your adventure jacket - or for any other cold weather sports activity - the Aztec GORE-TEX Windstopper Softshell shirt is the perfect multifunctional mid layer, offering excellent moisture management properties. Thanks to GORE Windstopper technology, the shirts chest and arms are water-repellent and 100 wind proof. PROTECTION FEATURES Outershell WINDSTOPPER Soft Shell 3L 4-way stretch next to skin, COOLMAX Waterproofing water repellent and wind proof front panel and sleeves Breathability highly breathable Composition 90 polyester, 7 elastene, 3 ePFTE ERGONOMIC FEATURS Fit tour fit, regular Features moisture wicking function, over lock seams, elastic at neck, waist and cuffs, turtleneck with zipper Read a detailed writeup on the REV'IT baselayers at WebBikeWorld.com
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Not Warm
PostedApril 19, 2012
Customer avatar
CMMP
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
First of all, this is not Gore-Tex, that's a little misleading. Gore is the company that designed Gore-Tex, and they have other products, like Windstopper, which do other things. Windstopper works pretty well but isn't very warm and is no substitute for fleece when it's cold. As a base layer it really only makes sense if you aren't wearing a waterproof layer and it's just a little bit cool out... not cold. If you have your waterproof layer or you have a gore-tex jacket than this is redundant (because they will block the wind as well, not because this is waterproof, it's not).
Also, you can find less expensive options that will do the same but might be more versitile; I have a north face Windstopper jacket that I love and have worn on cool dry days under my Rev'it jacket.
I'll say I recommend it if you live in the right climate, but I thinks it's not necessary for most people and is mostly designed to get a little bit more money out of someone who just bought a Gore-tex jacket rather than to fill a real need.
Rides: 2008 Kawasaki KLR650
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 REV'IT! Comet Gloves
REV'IT! Comet Gloves
The lightweight COMET glove is designed for touring and off-road use, offering an ideal mix of protection, ventilation, and comfort. The stretch areas allow a precise fit and the short cuff allows mobility at the wrist. The leather-wrapped, hard-shell carbon knuckle, as well as padding on the palm and thumb, offer the level of protection and convenience that off-road and city riders alike demand. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer Shell cowhide, goatskin, PWRshell 500D stretch, heavy Spandex, Automan stretch Lining tri-fleece liner Composition outer shell 51 leather, 34 polyamide, 11 polyester, 4 other fibers lining 100 polyester Protection cowhide, hard-shell knuckle, EVA foam at fingers, thumb and palm ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit Adjustability adjustment tab at cuff Ventilation ventilation panels at fingers and palm Features short cuff length
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit is a Major Issue
PostedJune 13, 2011
Customer avatar
CMMP
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Small
Large
Unfortunately getting the right sized gloves may be a challenge; I have a relatively standard Large (large L, small XL) and I bought these in an XL thinking they would be snug, which is good if you want to use your fingers. However they are too snug, and even after a couple of weeks of use they are too small in the palms. Finger length is great, however.
Another complaint is the same as many here; there seems to be a seam that presses on the bottom of my thumbs... I haven't worn the gloves for longer than a half hour and when I take them off I notice pressure points that make me neurvous about their comfort in longer rides.
I think the gloves look great and if you can get the sizing right are very nice. Make sure you don't wear them other than to check fit or Revzilla won't take them back.
Rides: 2008 Kawasaki KLR650
Yes, I recommend this product.
0points
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 REV'IT! Dragon Jacket (4XL)
REV'IT! Dragon Jacket (4XL)
A removable lining is not unique. But a removable lining that looks like a stylish jacket on its own is. The DRAGON offers that and more as a true example of a four-season textile jacket, with all the advantages of the REVIT! 3-layer integrated system. This makes it perfect for a variety of climates and weather conditions and a great 4-season jacket choice. This jacket will zip with any current model men's REV'IT Pant but feature-wise the Dragon Jacket matches up most closely with the REV'IT Sand Pants. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell PWRshell 750D, Cordura 1000D, high density polyester 600D, Lorica Insulation detachable thermal liner Waterproofing detachable hydratex G-liner (5000mm H2O) Breathability detachable hydratex G-liner (5000g/m2/24hrs) Composition outer shell 65 polyamide, 34 polyester, 1 other fibres lining 100 polyester thermal liner 100 polyamide (insulation 100 polyester) membrane 100 polyamide (100 polyurethane coating) Protection Knox CE protection at shoulders and elbows, EVA foam at back Visibility reflection at back and upper arms ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit, regular Adjustability flexisnap XL, adjustment straps at waist and upper arms, adjustment tabs at under arms and cuffs, adjustment drawcord at hips Ventilation VCS I zippers at back, chest and under arms Features comfort collar, short connection zipper, separate wearable hydratex G-liner Pockets stash pockets, membrane storage pocket, hand warmer pockets, inner pockets
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Amazing but imperfect
PostedMay 2, 2011
Customer avatar
CMMP
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Small
Large
I absolutely love this jacket and am only being overly critical when I say it's not perfect. I'll start with the imperfections:
It's not as warm as I'd like. At freeway speeds I can be in the high 40's indefinitely but in the mid to low 40's I'll start getting a little cold (but still okay) after 45 minutes or so, especially in the dark. In the 30's you could do a short cross town commute but will get uncomfortable pretty quickly on the highway without anything underneath. The short zipper that connects the waterproof and insulation layers doesn't allow the insulation to cover your entire stomach. I'm not sure why they did this.
The only other negative is the stomach kind of bunches up because the front is kind of long.
Now to the positives: The collar is amazing and this is the first jacket that I've owned that keeps the cold off my neck; in fact there are no cold spots at all. It does push a little bit of air up my helmet, but my face is more comfortable being cool than my neck. The guy in the video has a long neck, because on me the collar basically goes right to my helmet; it's perfect. The adjustable snap is great once you get the hang of it.
The jacket is extremely comfortable and "not crunchy" as Anthony says in the video.
The pockets seem to be waterproof and are designed in such a way that what you put in them will not fall out.
If the Cayenne Pro wasn't so expensive I would have got it, but this jacket will not disappoint and I'm happy I get to finally see what all the fuss is about with Rev'it gear.
***A note regarding sizing: I'm 6' tall, 250 lbs (broad shouldered and big framed) I normally wear an XL but got an XXXL and it fits a little loose but not enough to return it for a smaller size.
Rides: 2008 Kawasaki KLR650
Yes, I recommend this product.
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