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Old 06-26-2012, 06:25 PM   #856
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Pissed Rev'it Rebel jacket -- upper arms WAY too tight!

Hi Anthony,

I recently had an opportunity to get a brand-new Rev'it Rebel leather jacket at a discount (although not through your shop -- forgive me!) and jumped on it. Following the advice in your video about the jacket sizing being a bit looser than "traditional" Rev'it sizing, I went down a notch from my usual size 50 in Rev'it jackets to a size 48. I figured that if you and the huge model in the video both take a 50, I would be a good fit for a 48, since I am about an inch shorter than you and with shorter arms and a somewhat narrower upper build:




The 48 turned out to fit me well around the torso and in terms of arm length. But the upper sleeves on this jacket -- the part that goes around your biceps -- are WAY too tight. It's like the jacket is designed for Popeye, with skinny little upper arms and big bulging forearms:




I took out the liner and all the armor just to make the jacket as loose and flexible as I could. Still tight. No way I'd be able to get anything more than a thin shirt through those upper sleeves. Just to make sure, I compared the Rebel's upper sleeves to the those of another company's leather jacket by laying one out flat on top of the other. It turns out that the Rebel's upper sleeves are about 1" narrower!

Now here's where I have a bone to pick with you. Your upper arms are HUGE. You've clearly been hitting the gym once in a while. So I just cannot believe that your upper arms fit into the Rebel jacket's tight sleeves, even in a size 50.

Of course, if I had bought the jacket from you, I could just return it for a different size or model, since you have a great return policy. But I don't have that option. So instead, I am issuing a challenge: If you post a video (doesn't have to be an "official" shop video) of yourself putting on a size 50 Rebel jacket, and you can honestly say it fits well around your arms, I'll buy a product of equal or greater value from your shop. If it doesn't fit... well, that's up to you!
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:03 AM   #857
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I have a 2 yr old Rev'It Cayenne Pro jacket with about 20K miles on it. I love this suit but I must have developed a case of the stupids, because when I first bought the jacket and took it on a 3000mile trip along the US west coast, I remember the otter shell being water resistent without a need for an inner rain liner. Last week, during a medium-light rain here in New Jersey, the jacket soaked through in 2-5mins of suburban driving (25-40mph). When I was in a heavier rain about 2 weeks later, the jacket soaked through in proportionately less time, which means almost immediately.

Did I bump my head and forget that this jacket comes iwth a rain liner which I may have lost in my relocation from Sunny Florida to no-so-sunny New Jersey? I have the thermo liner but don't remember the need to ride with the rain liner all the time when commuting.

As background, I have never machine washed or dry cleaned the jacket. It was hand washed once with gentle cleanser and relatively cool water (garden hose).

I swear the shell worked as a stand alone jacket?? Am I getting too old and forgetful, or did something in the suit give out?

Thanks for the reminder guys!!
Hey Soberman001,

The Cayenne Pro is not a waterproof shell. It has a PU coating that helps it repel and absorb water, but it's not waterproof. It did originally come with a waterproof membrane that zips inbetween the outer shell and the insulation liner. Good news is, REV'IT! might have a spare liner laying around if you contact them directly. You can email info@revitusa.com to ask if they have a spare and make sure you tell them the size you need.
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:59 AM   #858
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I have a pair of Rev'It Phantom GTX gloves whose finger linings have somehow come undone inside the glove and are pulling out of the glove when I removed my hands. This is a wonderfully fitting glove, but that also exaberates this issue by making it really hard to get my hand back in. I bought these used, on this site from a inmate... is this kind of defect something Rev'IT would honor? Can I get my gloves repaired or replaced?

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Old 07-09-2012, 10:14 AM   #859
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I have a pair of Rev'It Phantom GTX gloves whose finger linings have somehow come undone inside the glove and are pulling out of the glove when I removed my hands. This is a wonderfully fitting glove, but that also exaberates this issue by making it really hard to get my hand back in. I bought these used, on this site from a inmate... is this kind of defect something Rev'IT would honor? Can I get my gloves repaired or replaced?

thanks!
Hi Hope2013,
Under normal circumstances, REV'IT! will only honor warranties from an approved retailer. I suggest giving them a call and see if there is something they can do for you (888-681-0180). REV'IT! warranty gloves are typically replaced, not repaired, but you can also reach out to Rainy Pass Repair in Seattle, WA to see if they can repair a Gore Tex Xtrafit glove.
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Old 07-09-2012, 01:36 PM   #860
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Winter commuting gear

I am unclear if we can discuss gear other than Rev'it in this thread but I'll ask my question and see.

I live in the Pacific Northwest and motorcycle commute year round (unless there is snow or ice on the road). I'm looking to get a good jacket for fall to early spring rain. I currently have tornado pants and jacket for the nicer weather. At the moment I'm leaning towards either a Dainese Gator EVO Gore Tex Jacket or the REV'IT! Legacy GTX HV Jacket.

Is one better than the other? Is there another that I should be looking at?

Thanks!

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Old 07-09-2012, 03:30 PM   #861
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Hi Hope2013,
Under normal circumstances, REV'IT! will only honor warranties from an approved retailer. I suggest giving them a call and see if there is something they can do for you (888-681-0180). REV'IT! warranty gloves are typically replaced, not repaired, but you can also reach out to Rainy Pass Repair in Seattle, WA to see if they can repair a Gore Tex Xtrafit glove.
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Bummer. That'll teach me to buy used... but yeah I'll give them a try!
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:33 PM   #862
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WTF Revzilla. I go online to order a pair of Cayenne Pro pants to find that they seem to be in the process of being discontinued. And the only sizes left are in 56Fatass and 62HamBeast.

So what are my options to go with my Dark Green Cayenne Pro jacket?
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Old 07-10-2012, 01:15 AM   #863
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WTF Revzilla. I go online to order a pair of Cayenne Pro pants to find that they seem to be in the process of being discontinued. And the only sizes left are in 56Fatass and 62HamBeast.

So what are my options to go with my Dark Green Cayenne Pro jacket?
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Old 07-10-2012, 06:43 AM   #864
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WTF Revzilla. I go online to order a pair of Cayenne Pro pants to find that they seem to be in the process of being discontinued. And the only sizes left are in 56Fatass and 62HamBeast.

So what are my options to go with my Dark Green Cayenne Pro jacket?
I think I bought the last pair of half fat ass on the 8th.
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Old 07-10-2012, 09:30 AM   #865
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Sadness is buying a Revit Sand 2-piece and seeing the Cayenne Pro go on sale 1 day after you wore it.

I love my Revit gear though. Good stuff and definitely feels like top shelf gear.
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Old 07-12-2012, 12:11 PM   #866
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I am unclear if we can discuss gear other than Rev'it in this thread but I'll ask my question and see.

I live in the Pacific Northwest and motorcycle commute year round (unless there is snow or ice on the road). I'm looking to get a good jacket for fall to early spring rain. I currently have tornado pants and jacket for the nicer weather. At the moment I'm leaning towards either a Dainese Gator EVO Gore Tex Jacket or the REV'IT! Legacy GTX HV Jacket.

Is one better than the other? Is there another that I should be looking at?

Thanks!

Ray
Hey Ray,
This thread is for any gear questions you would like to ask. The Legacy and the Gator are both great jackets and are built specifically for cooler wet weather. Functionally speaking, they are quite similar with the Gator EVO having a slight edge in terms of protection with a better back protector and a pocket for chest protection. They are also cut very differently where the Legacy is more boxy and the Gator EVO has a more tapered waist. Oh, and there's also the $150 price difference to consider. All things considered, they are both premium products and carry the Gore-Tex waterproof guarantee, and either would make a fine choice.
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Old 07-12-2012, 12:20 PM   #867
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WTF Revzilla. I go online to order a pair of Cayenne Pro pants to find that they seem to be in the process of being discontinued. And the only sizes left are in 56Fatass and 62HamBeast.

So what are my options to go with my Dark Green Cayenne Pro jacket?
Hey wyowillys46,

It's true, the REV'IT! Cayenne Pro are in fact discontinued. As soon as our sale was announced, they sold nineteen to the dozen! Good news is that both the Sand pants or the Defender pants would make a fine match to your Dark Green / Grey Cayenne Pro Jacket. Our Gear Geeks can also walk you through every pant option REV'IT! offers, if you would like to give us a ring.

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Old 07-12-2012, 01:55 PM   #868
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Hi Anthony,

I recently had an opportunity to get a brand-new Rev'it Rebel leather jacket at a discount (although not through your shop -- forgive me!) and jumped on it. Following the advice in your video about the jacket sizing being a bit looser than "traditional" Rev'it sizing, I went down a notch from my usual size 50 in Rev'it jackets to a size 48. I figured that if you and the huge model in the video both take a 50, I would be a good fit for a 48, since I am about an inch shorter than you and with shorter arms and a somewhat narrower upper build:




The 48 turned out to fit me well around the torso and in terms of arm length. But the upper sleeves on this jacket -- the part that goes around your biceps -- are WAY too tight. It's like the jacket is designed for Popeye, with skinny little upper arms and big bulging forearms:




I took out the liner and all the armor just to make the jacket as loose and flexible as I could. Still tight. No way I'd be able to get anything more than a thin shirt through those upper sleeves. Just to make sure, I compared the Rebel's upper sleeves to the those of another company's leather jacket by laying one out flat on top of the other. It turns out that the Rebel's upper sleeves are about 1" narrower!

Now here's where I have a bone to pick with you. Your upper arms are HUGE. You've clearly been hitting the gym once in a while. So I just cannot believe that your upper arms fit into the Rebel jacket's tight sleeves, even in a size 50.

Of course, if I had bought the jacket from you, I could just return it for a different size or model, since you have a great return policy. But I don't have that option. So instead, I am issuing a challenge: If you post a video (doesn't have to be an "official" shop video) of yourself putting on a size 50 Rebel jacket, and you can honestly say it fits well around your arms, I'll buy a product of equal or greater value from your shop. If it doesn't fit... well, that's up to you!
Guy, as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. A video is worth a million (dollars spent on revzilla.com)



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Old 07-12-2012, 02:59 PM   #869
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Does the sastec back protector thats recommended for the turbine / tornado fit into the airwave jacket? I know revzilla recommends the knox back protector as the upgrade for the airwave, but the sastec sounds better.
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Old 07-12-2012, 05:45 PM   #870
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Guy, as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. A video is worth a million (dollars spent on revzilla.com)
You got me fair and square, Anthony. Nice vid, and props to you for taking the time to make it.

Maybe I should have gone with a 50 in the Rebel, but there is no way my upper body is as Hulked-out as yours, so I figured I could go smaller. At least you admit the upper arms run tight. That may be the style of the jacket, but it's not a style I like. The tightness in the Rebel sleeves is way different from anything I've felt in a leather jacket, or even a leather track suit, before. If a jacket has this tight-armed style, it would be very helpful to focus on that point in the review video, so people who want that kind of fit can go for it, and people who don't can steer clear.

As a man of my word, I will now buy a jacket of equal or greater value from Revzilla. I have narrowed it down to these two choices:

(1) The Dainese Tourage Vintage leather jacket, in size 50 (which I've already tried on in a store, so I know it fits me well):



... or ...

(2) The Rev'it Horizon HV Energy jacket:



Yes, these are two totally different jackets for different purposes. I'm just concerned about getting the best fit. I like my jackets to have a close fit, not tight but not baggy. The only reason I'm not sure about the Horizon is that it doesn't come in numbered sizes, only letter sizes like S, M, L, and so forth, which are less precise. Could you hear me out and give me some advice on how the Horizon would fit? Here's the details:

-- I'm 5'8" and a half, a size 33 waist in jeans, and my chest measurement is just under 40 inches.

-- My arms are probably about average length for my size. Jacket sleeves are more likely to run a bit long on me than a bit short.

-- I fit very well into a size 50 in the Rev'it Turbine jacket. I tried on a 52 Turbine and I could still wear it, but it was kind of baggy and the sleeves were a bit long.

-- I tried on a 50 Rev'it Tornado and it fits pretty well, but a bit looser than the Turbine. I bet I could wear a 48 in the Tornado, but I haven't tried one on to make sure.

-- Except for the tight sleeves, the Rebel mostly fits me pretty well in a size 48, although the width across the shoulders is a bit narrow for me. I am kind of broad in the shoulders, although not like a bodybuilder or anything.

-- I tried on a size M in the Rev'it Sand jacket, and felt it was definitely too tight.

In the Horizon video, you say the Horizon is a new, roomier, more "American" cut, and you can go a size smaller than you would have in previous Rev'it jackets. I haven't had the chance to try on a Horizon, so I can't say for sure if this means I would fit well into an M, and an L would be baggy and long-sleeved on me. Or would an M still be too tight, like the Sand, and I would be more of an L? If it turns out that I'm between sizes in the Horizon and can't get a really good fit, I would just go with the Dainese Tourage instead, or maybe a Dainese textile jacket in size 50.

Sorry to run on so long, but I want to get this one right! Thanks.
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