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post #1 of 9 Old Jun 12th, 2010, 2:50 pm Thread Starter
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Anyone use REV'It gear?

Specifically, Sand jacket or pants? I'm pretty new to the touring aspect of motorcycling, but will soon be all in with the purchase of a new RT. I'm researching some decent riding gear for the trips I plan on taking.

Being from Ky, we get all 4 seasons of weather, and the summers are brutal with humidity. So I'm looking for some gear that I can use all riding season long. Coming from a cruiser background, I don't have a lot of gear for the long haul.

I'm trying to stay away from dark color clothing. It gets too hot in the Ky sun. Never could understand why most motorcycle gear is black..

Thanks in advance for the help.
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post #2 of 9 Old Jun 12th, 2010, 6:27 pm
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Re: Anyone use REV'It gear?

LOVE my Rev-it 3 season jacket !!
Tho in the heat of summer wearing my Joe Rocket mesh coat & pants

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post #3 of 9 Old Jun 15th, 2010, 7:44 pm
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BMW has very good clothing to suit your needs
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Re: Anyone use REV'It gear?

I have quite a lot of Rev'it gear. In 2009 I replaced an older dark scout jacket which was warm above 70 degrees. I replaced it with a light gray Cayenne Pro because I replaced my pants with light gray Dakar pants and my summer jacket is an Light Gray Air.

All of my new textile gear is light gray and it does show soil but otherwise I won't buy dark textiles again. All the Rev'it gear is excellent quality IMHO. With the waterproof liner the Air jacket can get a little warm at 90+ but the liner removes easily and stores very tightly. The Cayenne Pro jacket has 2 liners and is very easy to install and use. The Velcro straps that close the wrists on the Air jacket need to have the some reverse Velcro put against the sleeve to keep the Velcro from sticking picking the mesh fabric. It is a design error , IMO but easily remedied.

The only problem I see with Rev'it is the fit. They tend to do European design and the sizes mostly are European. If they fit you you will get good service.

BTW, I washed my Air Jacket and it lost it's water resistant coating and I tried to use Scotchgard but that didn't work. I need to wash it again and I already bought a spray bottle of NicWax and I will try that this time.

I was on the Dragon last week so I have a reference photo so you can see what I am using today.

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Re: Anyone use REV'It gear?

+1 on the Air jacket. This is my 4th season using it and has been washed a few times. Still in great shape. I can see another 4 seasons without a problem.

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Re: Anyone use REV'It gear?

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Never could understand why most motorcycle gear is black..

Thanks in advance for the help.
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It ends up that colour if you wear for long enough.

As for Rev'it I've only had one jacket and that was done for in a spill. I wasn't thanks to the jacket, which at the time was over 6 years old when it given to me.

Mesh jackets for the summer are the way to go.
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Re: Anyone use REV'It gear?

Ive had two Rev'It Jackets. The first one was brilliant (2002), the second one (and matching pants) leaked like a sieve (2006). The quality 2004-2007 wasnt so good but they've come back on their game recently. Our local BMW dealer run them alongside their OE gear and they are one of the most stylish, innovative and detail-orientated manufacturers at this moment.

Webbikeworld has some great reviews on the RevIt kit.
Im also of the mind that the new BMW Rallye3 suit 'could' be made by RevIt- theres aspects of the styling that seem familiar, plus RevIt have based jacket designs in the past on the Rallye jacket, and use BMWs a lot in their sales literature...

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Re: Anyone use REV'It gear?

I have the Rev'it Engineered skin, Jacket and Pants (mesh) went to Montana from New Hampshire lived in them pretty much for two weeks while on the road, no complaints would buy their product again, good luck with your decision.

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if buying rt check with your dealer bmw cllothing is the best and i sure dealer would help you . they are very knowledgeable on proper gear
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