Rev'it Gore-Tex Clothing
Motorcycle Clothing Preview
by Rick K. for webBikeWorld.com
August 2010 -
In November of 2009, we reported on the
between Rev'it and W.L. Gore, a cooperative effort to
produce the "next generation" of advanced motorcycle
clothing using the latest technologies and production
methods from both companies.
Then in January 2010, we added to that article the details on the
Rev'it and Gore-Tex "Test Team" of volunteer motorcycle
riders who have helped to test different versions of the
new products, while providing very useful feedback to
Rev'it and Gore-Tex.
And we reported on one more piece of the puzzle in
2009 -- the
Gore "Lockout" zipper, a revolutionary new type
of toothless zipper that is 100% waterproof,
self-lubricating and self-healing. This amazing
new technology is also making its first appearance in
the new Rev'it Everest GTX jacket.
All of the research, development and difficult
work on new production methods is now paying off, as
Rev'it has announced the first products in their new
Gore-Tex "GTX" line of advanced motorcycle clothing,
announced today, August 1, 2010 for the Fall and Winter
of this year.
visited the Rev'it Red Hook offices twice this summer to
learn more about these exciting products and I'm proud
to announce that you are now reading a world exclusive
report on the new Rev'it Gore-Tex GTX clothing line that
will be in the retailers soon.
the photos do most of the talking, with some notes under
each. I've divided the information up into sections, with
the new Rev'it "GTX" (Gore-Tex) jackets first, then the
new line of GTX and other base layers that are just as
high-tech and a perfect match for the GTX clothing.
See the menu above for the links to the individual
Finally, we have a sneak peek at the new Rev'it
Gore-Tex gloves that are also being announced for the
Fall/Winter 2010 lineup. This is really
interesting because many webBikeWorld readers
participated in the Rev'it Gore-Tex Test Team and helped
to improve these gloves with a huge amount of feedback,
and I can show you how your feedback was incorporated by
Rev'it and did indeed help to improve the products!
Rev'it has initiated an education and training program for
dealers, who will be schooled in the details of the new GTX lineup. Most of the new gear incorporates many
functional and sometimes subtle details that might not
be noticed unless pointed out to the prospective
customer, so it's important for all of the Rev'it
dealers to fully understand the technologies and how
Gore-Tex "Guaranteed to Keep You
Dry" Waterproof Guarantee!
The big news here is that the GTX jackets are
guaranteed for life by W.L. Gore against leakage!
More details on that in the GTX jacket article; Gore
worked with Rev'it and tested the final production
versions of the jacket. This is a definite first:
at any time during the lifetime of the jacket -- not
just the warranty period -- if it fails to keep you dry,
it is guaranteed by Gore and will be repaired or
replaced if necessary.
So obviously this is not your everyday "waterproof"
A word about the photos: most of the samples of
the new Rev'it Gore-Tex clothing were black, and taking
photographs of black clothing in dim light is an
exercise in frustration. High ISO and wide-open
apertures did strange things to the color and tint, even
after a trip or two through Photoshop.
this is a preview, the photos will hopefully give you a
hint of these new products and I promise we'll have much
better images when we get the final production versions
of the clothing for review.
We also hope to have a video ready to go within the
next 24 hours or so and it will be embedded below.
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