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Everything is not what it SEEMS...

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Not to rain on anyones party, but this may be a cheaper alternative...

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If my calculations are right the Rev it, costs about US$394.00 and the jacket below resales for $149.00 and seems very similar to the Rev it but with less style maybe....
What SEEMS and what IS, as you can tell from people who have TRIED and TESTED jackets, are completely different things.

Looking at a picture, to compare jackets - is about as clever, buying a house, based on the pics on the Estate Agent's window, without ever going to view it!


Buying cheap is not always being thrifty: in the past, because we've got to kit out not only ourselves, but kids too - we went for cheaper jackets. None of the cheaper jackets actually lasted till the kids outgrew them... and the adult jackets have broken zips, torn off velcro, leaky seams...

Had we spent more - we wouldn't have had to replace them after only a year - which in the long run, costs us MORE than buying a decent jacket from the start.

Unless you've tried a jacket yourself (or can get a TRUSTED review - not from a mag or website) - you really can't make an intelligent decision.
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What SEEMS and what IS, as you can tell from people who have TRIED and TESTED jackets, are completely different things.

Looking at a picture, to compare jackets - is about as clever, buying a house, based on the pics on the Estate Agent's window, without ever going to view it!


Buying cheap is not always being thrifty: in the past, because we've got to kit out not only ourselves, but kids too - we went for cheaper jackets. None of the cheaper jackets actually lasted till the kids outgrew them... and the adult jackets have broken zips, torn off velcro, leaky seams...

Had we spent more - we wouldn't have had to replace them after only a year - which in the long run, costs us MORE than buying a decent jacket from the start.

Unless you've tried a jacket yourself (or can get a TRUSTED review - not from a mag or website) - you really can't make an intelligent decision.
So True! That is why I posted to get people's reaction. You probably know waaayyyyy more than I about textile jackets having worn them and actually used them for long periods of time. I am very grateful for the criticism because the Tourmaster looks so good and they evidently have some great sales reps! It is now off my list because after searching the internet I have found other models that seem to have more of a reputation for being tougher and better.

Sorry if I high jacked your thread but it may help other newbies like myself who don't know the difference between a Rev-it! and a Tourmaster.

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