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Rev It Clothing

Hi everyone,

Has anyone had any experience with Rev It clothing? My girlfriend and I are currently in the middle of planning our trip to Australia (via east Europe, Turkey, India and SE Asia) and are looking for some appropriate motorbike gear for her. We were at the NEC and liked the look of the Rev It gear (Off Track jacket and equivalent trousers).

Does anyone have any experience with this or any suggestions for textile clothing (we can't afford Rukka think the limit is about £200 for each piece).

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IMO its a bit over....we can find stuff as good for less.

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Hi Hobospy,

a couple of our riding instructors used Rev It kit and both had repeated problems with water leaks.

Each liner was quickly replaced under warranty but kept failing.

After a while we were advised that there'd been a faulty batch of liners released and these were those in the initial batch of clothes and the rest had been assigned as warranty back ups.

Since the faulty items have now been identified/destroyed and replaced with new kit, we've had no further problems.

Myself I use BMW Rallye kit. OK it's now over 5 years old, the red has faded to almost salmon pink, the collar has frayed and I hate the fact that there's no waterproof pocket (I lost the little bag that you're supposed to use for one pocket) but it's still totally waterproof. I've washed the outer layers many times but never touched the inner Goretex stuff. I use it daily and average about 35,000 miles a year. So I now it ain't cheap but it is in the long run!
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Thanks for that guys.

Mollydog, I'll go and check AdvRider now, always forget about it, The Hubb always seems to be my first port of call, suppose it is because I imagine everyone on here is geared towards the longer distance touring so would have a better idea of how things work in relation to what I am needing.

Cameraman, think the BMW gear is a bit too expensive for our budget but will look into it. I have heard the odd rumour about the Rev It leaks but was hoping all this would be fixed by now, also read a really good review of the gear here:

Revit Off Track Jacket - Revit Dakar Pants - webBikeWorld

Thanks again guys and any further comments welcome, I will try and bring back any info I find from the AdvRider forum too
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Hi,

Some of the Hein Gericke stuff is good, the goretex cruise jacket and trousers are very good.

Hein Gericke (UK) Ltd.


Hope this helps


P.S I got the Hein Gericke Entry Gortex jacket and Trousers and cant fault them and been through some very heavy long periods of rain with no leaks.


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Rev'it Off Track and Dakar Pants

I purchased the Off Track jacket and Dakar pants over the summer. To start, this stuff fit my body shape better than any other stuff I tried on, and it fit well with either the liners inserted or removed. I found that with some other brands, (Tourmaster, First Gear) the jackets and pants fit great only one way or the other. I had First Gear Mesh-tex top and bottoms during the first half of the summer, and I thought I'd find it much hotter with the Rev'it gear. Although it only gets into the mid 90's with high humidity here, I was happy with the jacket's and pants' cooling ability and am comfortable bringing it to much higher temps on my Central and South America trip. I still have the mesh gear and have not warn it since. I find it much easier to adapt to temperature changes with the Off-track jacket than with all mesh gear. As for waterproofness, I've deliberately gone out and ridden in torrential downpours for several hours and have not had any leakage issues. I can't comment on the warmth of the liners because I use my own fleece liners instead. (not because the rev'it liners didn't work, but because my fleece jacket is more versatile off the bike) All of my riding is on an unfaired DR650. In the end, I have very little experience with motorcycles and motorcycle gear, but after agonizing for months over what to get, I am glad I spent the cash on this setup.
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So versatility is the key...

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I've looked at this kit and may down the Rev'It road next time round. For long trips you really need the ability to remove the waterproof lining in hot weather and just wear the outer shell for protection. I've got the KTM rally suit which uses a similar system and it's very versatile on long trips. The BMW stuff is similar again, but has the benefit of Gore-Tex liners rather than own brand breathable fabrics. Few other manufacturers seemed to have seen the advantage of this design.
The Rev'It stuff looks well designed and manufactured, and the price is comparable to other quality brands.
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Thanks :-D

Thanks for all these comments they are all really useful

Jeff's review seems to have come from someone that has really used the gear and is a really good endorsement and you can't get better than that. It is also good to hear that you are able to wear the gear when it gets a bit hotter too as we will be spending quite a lot of time in India and this was a major concern for us, part of the reason for looking into the Rev It gear was because it was nice and light and would hopefully reflect quite a lot of the heat?? (Unfortunately at the moment all my gear is black which is a bit of a concern for us but we will see if we can afford to change it!!).

I think that is us decided .... the Rev It gear is a go-go, just got to get to a dealer now
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I have the grey and black jacket and the black pants. Although the much lighter colors that are available will be cooler temperature wise, they look a bit too flashy for my personal taste. They look like something Charlie and Ewan would wear. (I haven't watched any of their movies so I'm just making assumptions) Either way, I know that as a 6ft tall red head, I'm never going to blend in on my trip, but I don't want to be wearing stuff that shouts "money" any more than the grey and black stuff already does. Just my non-experienced opinion.
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I had the Cayenne jacket for a short while. It fit great, very comfortable.
The quality seemed pretty good but my friend had one for a year and it started falling apart when he washed it in the machine.
I bought it to replace my 13yr old Aerostich Roadcrafter. The Roadcrafter may be out dated and stuffy in hotter temps but they really do last. I couldn't imagine my Cayenne wearing that well so I sold it.
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