Rev’It Gear ReviewsA full-service apparel company that covers you from neck-to-toe, Rev’It has an intriguing collection of new motorcycling clothing for daily commutes and weekend rides.
After eight months of use on my daily commute and weekend rides, the latest offerings have surpassed my high expectations.As was my experience with previous Rev’It products, the sizing of this European gear runs a little small.Rev’It Outback Jacket:Designed in the Netherlands as an all-in-one solution for multi-season riding, the Rev’It Outback provides features that make it a versatile choice for riders who don’t believe in an off-season.The bulk of the shell is heavyweight 600-denier polyester with Cordura-like 500-denier PWR in the impact areas behind the arms and on the shoulders, each providing high abrasion resistance. Accordion style flex panels at the elbows enhance ease-of-motion in the arms.Two zippered vents on the chest combine with two exhaust vents on the back to induce airflow across the torso and under the arms to promote evaporative cooling during hot weather. An additional two-way zipper on each sleeve adds adjustable airflow up the arms.Two removable liners add to the protective characteristics of the Outback’s shell. There is a full sleeve thermal liner for excursions into the winter months, plus a breathable waterproof membrane for all-weather protection.Rev’It Fly GlovesMade for warm weather, Rev’It Fly gloves are perforated leather with injected knuckle cups and EVA foam protection on the ball of the hand. Unlike the other gear, these gloves are water repellent, but not waterproof.Rev’It Enterprise TrousersWith a wide waist opening, the Rev’It Enterprise trousers are made to slip over street clothes. There is no thermal liner, but they have a breathable waterproof liner.Adjustment straps at the waist and Velcro at the cuffs keep the elements out of each end. CE-approved knee cups fit inside adjustable pockets that allow you to move the standard armor up or down to fit your height.Rev’It Apache BootsFeeling more like a shoe, the Apache boots are inarguably comfortable. They are snug around the calf and ankle, giving a secure feeling. Conversely, the ankle is quite flexible, and the Skywalk outsole is cushy and makes them very easy to walk in. As with the previous Rev’It pieces, the Apache has a breathable waterproof liner.For additional information, visit Rev’It.Story from Ultimate MotorCycling magazine. For subscription services, click here.
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends—the weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling.
My name is Arthur Coldwells.
In this week’s first segment, Senior Editor Nic de Sena rides the much anticipated Yamaha MT-10 SP. That’s the model with the Ohlins semi-active suspension. It’s only been available in Europe for the last couple of years, but finally the good news is, that it’s coming to America. The big question is, whether the extra 3k you’re going to have to pony up for the Ohlins is actually worth it, or perhaps there’s just not that much improvement over the stock KYB suspension that has suited the Yamaha MT-10 so well until now?
In the second segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with Val Collins. Val grew up on motorcycles and learned to love speed, however her real love is Formula 1 tunnel-boat racing. These are the guys and gals that are strapped into a tiny cockpit and then hurtle down the straights at 120 mile per hour and pull 5G in the corners. We attended the recent season finale in Lake Havasu and watched our friend Mike Quindazzi try to take the win. Val chats with Teejay about her love for two-wheels and tunnel-boats. Yeah, it’s crazy stuff.
From all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode and have a great Thanksgiving Holiday!