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 REV'IT! Rainstar H2O Balaclava
REV'IT! Rainstar H2O Balaclava
Total protection against cold, wind, and water come with this RAINSTAR H2O balaclava, complete with head, full-face, and neck shielding. The sew-free eye-opening prevents pressure lines in your face. The RAINSTAR H2O is closed with an easy-adjustment drawstring in the extended, wide front panel. This balaclava comes in two sizes. If you wear S to M helmet, order size S. For L and larger sizes get size L PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell 4-way stretch, micro fleece, nylon poplin Insulation Micro Fleece Waterproofing and Breathability breathable, 100 waterproof ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit ergonomic fit Adjustability adjustment drawcord Features stretchable upper part, sew free eye-opening, overlock seams
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Must have for 4 season commuters
PostedMarch 31, 2012
Customer avatar
Burton
State:VA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
Stats:
7k+ miles @ 15F - 68F snow, rain
Bike: ninja 250
I use this with Rev’it sand jacket
The good:
Will keep you warm and dry
The not so good:
Could be longer, it really is the minimal length needed to work right.
The small doesn’t feel like it is small at all.
It can slide off your nose in cold weather if your head is smaller like mine. I would suggest tucking the sides into your helmet cheek pads after placing the breathable mesh over your nose. It does make a difference if you have a drafty helmet in cold weather.
I wear this under my rain liner most of the time when it is either cold and I simply want to use it to keep the wind off my neck or if it is raining. The rain will not enter my jacket this way. When it gets into the winter season I do suggest having something between your skin and the balaclava as your neck can and will get cold. I use a zip up thermal long turtleneck for this and it works very well down to even 15F.
Rides: 2008 Kawasaki EX250F Ninja 250R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Sidi On Road Gore-Tex Boots An ambitious new design with Top Grain leather and a Gore-Tex waterproof / breathable membrane these boots are Guaranteed To Keep You Dry . These will be one of the most comfortable and protective on road boots you can purchase. Enhanced new design Top grain leather construction Equipped with a GORE-TEX waterproof-breathable membrane Secure multi Velcro closure system Full length inner gaiter Rigid nylon innersole Composite inner sole Removable arch support Internal heel protection Internal ankle protection Internal toe protection Leather toe shift-brake pad Padded shin plate Double stitched in all high stress areas Ankle cup Bonded non-slip lug type sole
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Love these boots
PostedMarch 30, 2012
Customer avatar
Burton
State:VA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
(click to see the video)
Stats:
10k+ miles @ 15F - 105F in all weather, snow, rain, high / low humidity etc
Bike: ninja 250
The Good:
Very comfortable
Keeps water out
Warm in winter
Repairable
The not so good:
Not as good as some other waterproof options
Stitching came off during a crash where the top of my foot hit the brake pedal (or something else) … could have been handlebar as well >_<
Warm in the summer your calves will sweet.
You could wear these all day, in fact I have before when I forgot my dress shoes at work once. They can get toasty however but this is a plus when winter comes as you don’t need to start wearing thicker socks till temps fall below 35 till then you can wear dress socks and be fine even on a sportbike.
When temps fall below this I suggest the touring socks they sell here to get you down into the teens easily.
Crash report:
30-35mph tumbling lowside with airvest deployed. I hit a patch of gravel on a corner near the edge and the front end slid out into the guardrail where the forks compressed, my pelvic bone dented the tank, and I got whipped off the bike … Next thing I know I was tumbling with the bike in front of me. Because of this I have no clue what my right foot hit to cause the stitching to come undone. The top of my right foot was sore, and bruised, for 2 weeks to a month but nothing was broken. The gear was sacrificed till I found a cobbler to repair them. Since they had to sew through the liner, as the sole isn’t removable, the right foot can sometimes leak a little now in a heavy storm. Repairs cost $20, vs $300 for a new pair of boots. All damage highlighted to gear in video.
Rides: 2008 Kawasaki EX250F Ninja 250R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REV'IT! Phantom GTX Gloves For maximum inclement weather protection, the full leather REVIT PHANTOM GTX gloves are equipped with the dual-comp palm slider, derived from the award winning Jerez glove, and a hard-shell knuckle, stylishly covered in leather. When the weather gets rough, youll be glad you have the GORE-TEX X-trafit membrane keeping you dry, connected, and en route to your destination. The REV'IT! Phantom GTX is our choice for spring, fall and summer riding when you are unsure what the weather will bring. REV'IT! PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell goatskin with WR finish, suede leather with WR finish, sure grip, hypalon Lining GORE-TEX Push-Pull tri-fleece liner Waterproofing GORE-TEX X-trafit Breathability GORE-TEX X-trafit Composition outer shell 100 leather lining 78 polyester, 15 polyamide, 7 polyurethane 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 little finger and thumb Visibility laminated reflection at backhand and cuff, reflection at fingers ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit Adjustability adjustment strap at wrist, adjustment tab at cuff Features stretch lips at fingers and backhand, sure grip patches, elastic at wrist, visor wiper, regular cuff
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Awesome gloves
PostedMarch 30, 2012
Customer avatar
Burton
State:VA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
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 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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Stats:
10k+ miles @ 15F - 105F in all weather, snow, rain, high / low humidity etc
Bike: ninja 250
The good:
They will keep your hands dry for the most part
They can be worn all year round if you use hippo hands + heated grips ( 30w in my case)
Work very well with the Revit sand style arm cuffs for keeping rain out, (if you cuff them as suggested in my review of the jacket)
You can wear a liner with these if thin, it will be tight at first but it will loosen up over a week then shrink back down when you remove them after the first heavy downpour / drying time. (the leather gets soaked but not your hands)
The snot patches are awesome for wiping bugs off your visor more than the wiper.
The wiper is good for fog / micro rain on a pretreated visor (I use lemon pledge)
Love the double velcro cuff.
The reflectivity on the fingertips is great for signaling at night
The not so good:
This is my second pair, after about 1000 miles the liner on the left thumb came loose and it wasn’t supposed to according to the xtrafit technology so I exchanged them for a new pair. I got the second pair and 250 miles later the liner again started to come out … I have since given up and all fingers have now come out after 9000 miles. It happens when your hands are clammy from high humidity and you quickly pull the gloves off without first holding the ends of each finger.
The slide puck on the palms might interfere with your wrist when using the throttle … I think mine have gotten use to this but at first my wrists were sore in this spot.
When you get water IN the gloves it takes 8 hours to get it out with a fan blowing into it full time.
The first set of gloves felt small so I exchanged them for a medium from a small … when they came in they fit much better and eventually fit my hands very well. When I exchanged them for liner problems the next medium which came felt very big on my hands … My suggestion if you’re between sizes just order two pair and send the other back.
Weather:
In Hot weather your hands will sweat … they are black and waterproof so get use to it. In the mild weather of spring and fall your hands will feel the best and you will forget about the gloves being an issue at all. In the winter I ran these down in 28 degree weather at 75 mph without liners, or hippo hands, or heated grips and my hands were really cold. I kept having to do the ‘your blinker is on’ sign to keep blood flowing to them. After this I ordered my hippo hands which worked very well down to about 33. After this I had to get heated grips and use glove liners. The 30w heated grips were enough for the job but my tip of my thumb would get cool on the 15F days after 30 minutes at 75 mph.
My suggestions if you want to use these all year round is to wear them as is till you get below 55 then wear liners till you get below 45 … after this you’re going to need a wind blocking solution as the tops of your hands will get cold. If you don’t have liners you can run the heated grips starting at 50 and below. With liners you can start at 40 with the heated grip + hippo hands … at 35 or below you absolutely need a wind blocking solution and the two fingers you cover your clutch and brakes with will get cold after about 10 minutes at 75 mph. At 15F your hands will feel cold but they won’t freeze if you have heated grips + wind blocking solution.
Rain:
If you have a liner then cinch the liner to your wrist then put the gauntlets on over this with your shell over that (assuming it is like the revit adjustable ones if not use velcro straps to cinch it as well. If you have a waterproof shell then place the gauntlets on the outside of the jacket. Failure to do it this way can result in getting water at your wrist and ultimately in your gloves. Either way the gauntlet area will most likely see moisture which you will need to dry out. If you are trying to shrink your gloves some the rain helps. Your gloves might also ‘dry out’ as far as the leather goes as well with the rain so keep an eye out for this and apply leather lotion as needed.
Crash report:
30-35mph tumbling lowside with airvest deployed. My hands were fine and only a little sore on my palms from the impact with the guardrail before I was flung off the bike into my roll. All damage highlighted to gear in video.
Rides: 2008 Kawasaki EX250F Ninja 250R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REV'IT! Sand Pants The SAND Pants offer 4-season, year round comfort and protection from both pavement and the elements. The SAND Pants offer a double PWR/shell seat and PWR/wax coating on the inside of the legs, for a better grip on the bike. The legs are also versatile thin enough to wear inside the boot, but wide enough to wear over it. Watercatchers prevent water from creeping up into the leg, and a detachable thermal lining and removable 3-layer membrane round out the total comfort of the SAND trousers. The Sand Pants will zip with any current model men's REV'IT Jacket PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell PWRshell 500D, PWRshell 750D, PWRwax 1200D Insulation detachable thermal liner Waterproofing detachable hydratex 3L (5000mm H2O) Breathability detachable hydratex 3L (7000g/m2/24hrs) Composition outer shell 100 polyamide lining 100 polyester thermal liner 100 polyamide (insulation 100 polyester) membrane 100 polyurethane (tricot 100 polyamide) Protection Prolife CE protection at knees, fully perforated EVA foam at hips, double textile seat Visibility laminated reflection at upper legs ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit, regular Adjustability adjustment straps at waist, adjustment tab at ankles Ventilation VCS I zippers at upper legs Features stretch lips at back and knees, short and long connection zipper, adjustable protector pockets, calf zippers Pockets stash pockets, slit pockets
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good 4 season pants
PostedMarch 30, 2012
Customer avatar
Burton
State:VA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
(click to see the video)
User submitted video
Stats:
10k+ miles @ 15F - 105F in all weather, snow, rain, high / low humidity etc
6’ 132lbs 36” chest and long arms 32” inseam
Bike: ninja 250
Medium on both pants and jacket both in white.
Other gear for reference: REV'IT! Rainstar H2O Balaclava, OnRoad Sidi boots, REV'IT! Phantom GTX Gloves, Hitair vest.
Fit:
These fit loose in the waist when all liners are out but this is corrected by using the ¾ zipper from the jacket in combination. I ordered the medium because of my long legs. When all liners are in however these fit really well … you might actually want to order them big if your between sizes and plan on riding in the winter.
Quick points:
Good: True 4 season gear
Zip in liners rock, easy in easy out.
¾ round zip to pants rocks.
Easy to get pants over my boots.
Easy access pockets (see note below)
Waterproof pockets work very well
Vents work pretty well (see note below)
The not so good:
The velcro at the bottom of the pants needs to be redesigned for people with smaller calves. When I put it on I am all the way over on the last strip and off the center two >_<
The velcro loses its grip as well and must be cleaned once in awhile as it will pull the female velcro into the male velcro over time.
The velcro is losing stitches from high use. To fix this issue I use a velcro strap over the pants to ensure it doesn’t flap open near its full length (this has happened before)
Getting in and out of the pants are easy … only if you take off your boots. You could probably get in them with shoes but boots are hard to get through the legs.
hard to get hands in knee pockets when gloves are on, even off the bike. I do keep my sunglasses on my left pocket though and have put them on while moving at fast highway speeds. The trick is to hang one of the legs out the flap on top of the pocket before closing it.
Water Response:
Your outer shell as stated is not waterproof, it will get soaked and literally drip onto whatever surface you have decided to hang it over to dry. Your legs will stay dry but your boots might get a little wet. It seems water sometimes still finds it way up 4 or 6 “ inside the rain guard on the boots. This is helped by using a velcro strap, or hair tie, over the pants. I keep a set of hair ties on both my boots just for this purpose. The pockets will keep items dry so long as you remember to close them. And note the knee pockets are not waterproof. When you take your boots off and your soaked it might be wiser to push the pants past your shins before removing the boots to keep your feet dry.
Venting:
The warmest part of this pant when the vents are open is the shin and calf area. When the vents are open most of the wind will terminate near your crotch area, which is good in my book, this is assuming you don’t have a tight fit with the clothing you choose to don beneath the pants and your thighs. If you really want to flow air I would suggest partially closing the velcro nearest the full length over the boot or consider spacers, or breathable fabric between your boot and the velcro’ed shell. You will sweat in these pants during the summer, especially below the knee.
Cool:
If the weather is below 65 I wear the rain liner in, if below 45 I have the thermal liner in. If below 35 then I put on a pair of long johns or flannel pants under my jeans I would be wearing in all three cases. Depending how the airstream hits your legs on your bike you might have to shift these numbers. I made leg / foot wind blockers for my bike when temps were 15-32 in the mornings over winter. They help a lot, however the coolest spot was the top right thigh for some reason or another the wind was faster there. I never needed heated gear to bear with the cold.
Crash report:
30-35mph tumbling lowside with airvest deployed. The pants didn’t look damaged at all … it took some time to find it actually. Full video on youtube if you search for it … all damage highlighted to gear in video.
Upper body was ok, lower body I think my foot was bruised pretty good and I had some minor bruising on my hips where the padding wasn’t present.
Rides: 2008 Kawasaki EX250F Ninja 250R
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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REV'IT! Sand Jacket The Sand Jacket is an excellent option for all-weather riding, it is extremely versatile, helping riders deal with whatever comes their way. The Sand Jacket features a unique zipper on its removable waterproof membrane, which completely blocks out water. It also has increased numbers of ventilation zippers (including 2-way zippers for ventilation at the arms), a PU coating to prevent soaking, and a multitude of storage options. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell PWRshell 500D, PWRshell 750D, PWRwax 1200D, Lorica Insulation detachable thermal liner Waterproofing detachable hydratex 3L (5000mm H2O) Breathability detachable hydratex 3L (7000g/m2/24hrs) Composition outer shell 100 polyamide lining 100 polyester thermal liner 100 polyamide (insulation 100polyester) membrane 100 polyurethane (tricot 100 polyamide) Protection Prolife CE protection at shoulders and elbows, ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit, regular Adjustability UTA tab at cuffs, flexisnap, double adjustment straps at waist, adjustment strap at upper arms, adjustment tab at under arms, adjustment drawcord at hips Ventilation VCS I zippers at back and under arms, VCS I panels at the chest Features collar hook, stretch lips at elbows, long connection zipper and double short connection zipper Pockets stash pockets,
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Definitely worth buying
PostedMarch 30, 2012
Customer avatar
Burton
State:VA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
(click to see the video)
User submitted video
Stats:
10k+ miles @ 15F - 105F in all weather, snow, rain, high / low humidity etc
6’ 132lbs 36” chest and long arms 32” inseam
Bike: ninja 250
Medium on both pants and jacket both in white.
Other gear for reference: REV'IT! Rainstar H2O Balaclava, OnRoad Sidi boots, REV'IT! Phantom GTX Gloves, Hitair vest.
Fit:
Kind of loose in top during summer even cinched in. I purchased the medium because the small was too short in the arms, by about 3 inches or so. The pants are also too big, but again purchased because of the length.
When the top is zipped to the pants it helps hold them up, currently the pants are fully cinched at the waist.
Quick points:
Good: True 4 season gear
Zip in liners rock, easy in easy out. (note below about rain liner however)
¾ round zip to pants rocks.
Front vents + back + arms work well.
Easy to get on and off.
front and back pockets do keep items dry when closed properly
wrist double zipper plus velcro makes it easy to bulk up or thin down clothing.
Not so good:
Velcro on the front pockets are coming loose as I access these pockets a minimum of 4 times a day each.
Kind of hard to adjust side tabs unless your gloves are off.
Outer shell is not water resistant and will need drying if you get poured on, I knew this going into this purchase however.
Tabs only give you a little bit of adjustment, but might be modifiable to fit your needs.
The rain liner snaps work great, a little too good though as only 2 are still functioning. Less than 1000 miles and the other 5 have pulled out of the liner. It still works however as the top most and near bottom most snaps are still good.
Back zippers can be reached while on, if you’re flexible like me, but otherwise open them before you put it on
Water Response:
As stated in a heavy storm your shell will get soaked but you will stay dry if you have the rain liner in. You might get rain near your wrists depending on how you closed your gloves off. I suggest if you know it is going to rain you cinch the rain liner with velcro straps to your wrists, and over clothing if cooler, then put your gauntlet gloves on and zip the shell over this and adjust the velcro strap. This is the best way I have found to avoid leaking at the wrist, it is also the best way to avoid cold creeping in.
Cinching the waist with the drawstrings help but isn’t needed because the rain liner has built in elastic bands, and is held in place well by the ¾ zipper.
Venting:
I run vents open when the weather is above or near 70, anything else I keep them closed. During the summer you will sweat but there is always airflow to keep you cool. I would suggest wearing a under-armor style wicking shirt at all times then your normal clothing over this.
Another trick is to not undo the snap holding the front vents. Just unzip them then roll the triangle fabric guarding the vent under itself so it forms an airfoil shaped to help push air into the vents. It should be noted my hitair vest covers the front and back vents completely but at speed I have no problems staying cool.
Cool:
Just the shell is good for 65+, from 65 or less I run with the rain liner in, at 40 I put the thermal liner on. It should be noted I run with a zip-able thermal style long turtleneck under all these layers with a wicking shirt under it when temps go below 55. When it rains and the outer shell gets soaked you will get a swamp cooler effect against the rain liner if you do not wear at least a thin long sleeve shirt. I never needed heated gear to bear with the cold. I purchased a 19.5” touring shield for the bike when temps were constantly below 35 in the morning.
Crash report:
30-35mph tumbling lowside with airvest deployed. The jacket had some minor scuff marks on it and maybe one minor frayed spot which has never expanded. The airvest took most of the beating, all damage highlighted to gear in video.
Upper body was ok, lower body I think my foot was bruised pretty good and I had some minor bruising on my hips where the padding wasn’t present.
Rides: 2008 Kawasaki EX250F Ninja 250R
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
Products related to my review
REV'IT! Rainstar H2O Balaclava
4 out of 5(3)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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