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The Perfect Compromise of Style, Comfort and Function? If you’ve been following the webBikeWorld clothing reviews for the last year or so you will have noticed a major shift in motorcycle jackets. With the explosion of scrambler, café racer, and retro inspired bikes there has been a corresponding surge in matching retro and Urban style …

Rev’it Defender GTX Jacket Preview Defender GTX Jacket The next new jacket in the Rev’it Gore-Tex lineup is the Defender GTX, which looks somewhat similar to the famed Cayenne Pro jacket. It features a 500 denier genuine Cordura shell with DuPont Teflon coating to reduce water absorption at the shell layer.  The Defender GTX also …

Rev’it Gore-Tex Legacy GTX Jacket Preview Legacy GTX Jacket Technically speaking, the Cayenne Pro then comes next in the hierarchy of Rev’it jackets, followed by the Sand jacket we reviewed in 2010. After that comes the new Legacy GTX jacket and pants. The Legacy GTX is designed for riders in milder climates, such as Northern …

Rev’it Gore-Tex Motorcycle Clothing Preview August 2010 – In November of 2009, we reported on the new partnership 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 …

Rev’it Everest GTX Jacket Preview Rev’it Everest GTX Jacket The top-of-the-line Rev’it jacket for Fall/Winter 2010 is the new Everest GTX (GTX = Gore-Tex). This is the top-of-the-line Rev’it GTX jacket, which includes the very latest Rev’it high-tech feature set and the best Gore-Tex guaranteed waterproof removable membrane. Jordan Levitt, the U.S. Director of Operations …

Rev’it GTX Base Layers Preview Rev’it also developed an entire line of windproof and insulating base layers to compliment the new GTX clothing lineup for Fall/Winter 2010. The Karma WSP (Windstopper) is a neck warmer that covers the front of the chest and upper back at the bottom and is designed to easily fit over …

Rev’it Ultimate Pants The Rev’it X-Vent pants were my favorite cool-weather motorcycle riding pants, bar none.  They fit well, they were comfortable and they kept me warm in throughout the cold winter months. There were two features that I wish were different though, and both of these (and more) have been addressed in the new …

REV’IT! 2014 Fall/Winter Clothing Preview I made a quick stop at REV’IT! USA headquarters last week to check out the Fall/Winter 2014 lineup. Yes, you read that right! It’s time for winter clothing. Hard to believe, now that summer has just begun its hot and moist grip on most of us in the northern hemisphere. …

Rev’it Ultra H20 Gloves NOTE:  This article was originally entitled “Rev’it Ultimate Gloves” in error.  The Ultra H20 gloves are a brand-new release for fall of 2005. The new Rev’it “Ultra H20” glove is an update of the original “Ultra” glove (previously reviewed on webBikeWorld), which was did not have a waterproof lining. The original …

REV’IT! Inferno Gloves Rev’it makes a wide variety of motorcycle gloves, several of which have been reviewed on webBikeWorld over the last few years (see the right-hand column of this page for a listing). Although Rev’it does make a nice-looking “race” style glove (the Stealth), most of their gloves seem to be designed for the …

Rev’it GTX Gloves Preview Rev’it GTX Gloves The Rev’it Bastion GTX gloves represent the top-of-the-line for Fall/Winter 2010. These are the highest-tech gloves I’ve ever seen, incorporating Schoeller Dynamic and Nanosphere fabrics; goat hide with a water-resistant coating and 1000 denier Cordura rip-stop with a Teflon coating. Superfabric is used over the knuckles for abrasion …

Revit Motorcycle Clothing 2005 One of the toughest jobs for any company is developing and releasing a product line into an established market.  There are so many obstacles to consider, like developing and executing a marketing strategy, establishing brand recognition and implementing a distribution and logistics network. Actually, designing and manufacturing the products is probably …

This Is REV’IT’s Mid-Range Adventure-Touring Jacket – Take 3 The REV’IT! Sand 3 jacket is, as the name implies, the third generation of a best-seller. We’ve been following the Sand series since the original REV’IT! Sand jacket review in 2010. That was followed up with the REV’IT! Sand 2 jacket we reviewed in November 2013. Now the Sand 3 …

REV’IT! Discovery OutDry Boots Are Built To Last, High Quality Boots With the Cool Boa Lacing System The REV’IT! Discovery OutDry boots are the 2017 update of the REV’IT! Apache boots we reviewed in 2008. The Discovery boots are also available in a shorter version, the REV’IT! Pioneer OutDry boots. The Discovery OutDry boots are good-looking adventure boots reflecting …

Mid-Range All-Arounders The REV’IT! Sand 3 pants are a continuing evolution of the original REV’IT! Sand pants (review). We first started reviewing the REV’IT! Sand series way back in 2010. In all that time, the Sand jacket and pants have proven to be among the most popular items in the REV’IT! lineup. That’s because they hit …

Street Sharp Shirt-Jac With A Wisp of Protection The REV’IT! Westport overshirt is what we used to call a “shirt-jac”, or shirt jacket. You might call this an 80/20 combo of street wear with a touch of protection. The outer shell is a fairly hefty 11 oz. Cordura denim with what feels like (but isn’t) a …

Street Chinos for Motorcycling The REV’IT! Alpha RF (“Regular Fit”) chinos are actually motorcycle pants. But you — nor anyone else — would ever know it! Hidden underneath that 10 oz. Cordura stretch denim is the REV’IT! PWR shield cut, tear and abrasion-resistant fabric, double in the knees and seat. Also included are the clever …

Three Season Pants for Women and Men The Enterprise 2 pants are a good choice for cool and inclement weather motorcycle riding. The pants offer REV’IT! quality and design at a competitive price There are many changes in this second version of the Enterprise pants that separate it from the original not only in design …

Do-It-All Jacket for Men and Women The REV’IT! Outback 2 jacket is versatile multi-season garment. It’s styled for adventure with more of a standard 3/4 jacket length in the front. The Outback 2 includes multiple liners which can be swapped in and out or combined. These cover most weather conditions and the ventilation works well …

Waterproof, Protective and a Unique Wrist Strap The REV’IT! Summit 2 H2O gloves are the latest revision to the popular Summit waterproof gloves These are street gloves designed for general use or touring in mild wet weather. The Summit 2 H2O gloves have several protective features, including a main knuckle protector with REV’IT! SEESOFT protection. …

Cool, Short and Protective The REV’IT! Cayenne Pro short-gauntlet gloves have a lot of protection for summer motorcycle riding. The overall build quality is outstanding, putting some of the other gloves we’ve reviewed recently to shame. They also have a very comfortable fit with a remarkable amount of dexterity and feel. Designed to be worn under a …

Popular Mesh Pants for Women and Men The REV’IT! Airwave 2 pants are a perfect match for the Airwave 2 jacket (review). The pants also match with many other REV’IT! jackets. This is one of the reasons why the Airwave 2 pants are so popular. We reviewed the Airwave pants in July of 2013. The Airwave 2 pants …

A Quality Mesh Jacket for Women and Men This is a review of the REV’IT! Airwave 2 jacket for men and women. The Airwave 2 jacket is a high-quality product with a superior fit. It’s cool, comfortable and reasonably safe, which checks all my boxes for a hot weather jacket! Over the years I have …

The Perfect Compromise of Safety and Style? The REV’IT! Jersey and Philly jeans hit the formula just right, with style, comfort and performance. They’re made from Cordura Denim with Coolmax. The wear points have an extra layer of the special REV’IT! “PWR | shield” abrasion protection. This forms an extra layer in the seat and …

Master the Elements With the REV’IT! Dominator GTX The brand-new REV’IT! Dominator GTX is the Netherlands-based company’s highest-spec jacket yet. While other top-of-the-line REV’IT! jackets are aimed at the 80/20 touring/adventure market, the Dominator GTX flips the ratio. That means the Dominator GTX is designed to compete with the likes of the Rukka Armaxis (review) and others in price …

A New Year Brings New Gear and REV’IT! Updates I’ve been closely following REV’IT! since the Netherlands-based company first started selling motorcycle clothing in the U.S. over a decade ago. This has provided me with a unique perspective in learning how the various products evolve over time. For example, the original REV’IT! Cayenne jacket (review) from 2005 …

Ingenious REV’IT! Safeway Connector Belt The REV’IT! Safeway belt was first introduced on webBikeWorld in the REV’IT! 2014 Fall/Winter preview. The Safeway belt connector is a simple device that slides over the leather belt and adds a connector that fits any REV’IT! jacket. Not only is it simple and easy to use, the design is ingenious …

REV’IT! Memphis H20: World’s First Waterproof Jeans? The REV’IT! Memphis H20 jeans have a Hydratex 3L (3 Layer) waterproof liner bonded to the inside of the denim. A full-length internal mesh liner adds comfort on the inside. But the Memphis H20 jeans do not have a full-length abrasion-resistant Kevlar or other type of lining. The …

REV’IT! Flatbush Jacket: Urban Street Style With Protection The REV’IT! Flatbush jacket is a modern take on a motorcycle classic. It is made from a soft and supple full grain cowhide with an “understated simple” design theme. But underneath that unadorned exterior lies SAS-Tech shoulder and elbow “armor” for serious protection. The Flatbush jacket can also fit …

X-Vent Pants for Winter The REV’IT! X-vent pants have a warm removable quilted thermal lining. It attaches with zippers and the pants lining is waterproof. Vents are located on the thighs, although they don’t flow much air. The pants include Knox CE-approved protectors in the knees and soft foam padding for the hips. The pants …

REV’IT! Seesoft Level 2 Back Protector Insert The REV’IT! Seesoft back protector insert is lightweight, flexible and comfortable. It also exceeds the CE Level 2 standard (report) for back protectors. The Seesoft back protector insert is relatively inexpensive. So even though I’d argue that it should be included in the higher-end REV’IT! jackets, it’s still a reasonable …

REV’IT! Oceanus GTX Gloves Review The Rev’it Oceanus GTX gloves are new for the fall and winter of 2013 and 2014. The “GTX” label signifies the Gore-Tex guaranteed waterproof and breathable membrane liner, and the Oceanus GTX gloves definitively passed the webBikeWorld “Bucket Test”. The glove exterior is entirely made from goat leather, which is …

2013 REV’IT! Spring and Summer Clothing   Summary REV’IT! has several new and interesting products for 2013. This includes a modular system for owners to add options like a reflective vest, cooling vest or a new back protector system to REV’IT! jackets. REV’IT! has also introduced a brand-new type of motorcycle glove main knuckle protector …

REV’IT! 2013 Spring and Summer Clothing Preview REV’IT! has several new and interesting products for 2013. This includes a modular system for owners to add options like a reflective vest, cooling vest or a new back protector system to REV’IT! jackets. REV’IT! has also introduced a brand-new type of motorcycle glove main knuckle protector that …

REV’IT! Poseidon Gore-Tex Jacket The REV’IT! Poseidon GTX jacket and pants are the company’s top-of-the-line product for the winter of 2013-2014. The Poseidon GTX combines the best features of theREV’IT! Everest GTX jacket (review) and the popularREV’IT! Defender GTX (review). The Everest GTX has been discontinued, but the Defender GTX outfit will remain in the REV’IT! lineup. The …

Poseidon Gore-Tex Pants to Match the Jacket The new REV’IT! Poseidon GTX pants match thePoseidon GTX jacket (review). The pants feature the same Gore-Tex Pro waterproof construction that is “Guaranteed to Keep You Dry”. The updated REV’IT! VCS Aquadefence vents are also featured on the pants. That includes the FidLock magnetic snap system, which makes …

The Mid-Range Adventure-Touring Jacket The REV’IT! Sand II jacket is an update to the originalREV’IT! Sand jacket (review). And the original Sand jacket was their best-selling jacket ever, according to REV’IT! The REV’IT! Sand II jacket and pants are the current highest level of REV’IT! clothing that does not include Gore-Tex. Several features of the Sand II jacket …

All-Weather Mid-Range Pants The REV’IT! Sand 2 pants are a mild upgrade to the original REV’IT! Sand pants (review). Actually, either pair would be a good match for both the original REV’IT! Sand jacket (review) and the updated REV’IT! Sand 2 jacket (review). Either way, the Sand 2 pants are much like the originals; these are nicely styled and …

REV’IT! Sand Pro vs. Striker Gloves Comparison Review The REV’IT! Sand Pro and Striker gloves are similar in both design and intended use. They are two of five total off-road oriented short textile gloves offered by the Netherlands-based company for 2013. The Sand Pro and Striker make for a good comparison because each has a …

REV’IT!! 2013-2014 Fall/Winter Clothing Preview Twice each year, I make the trip up to Red Hook to see the latest REV’IT! gear for Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter. I’ve been doing it since 2006 and it’s been very interesting to see the evolution of REV’IT! products during that time. The brand has been a personal favorite of …