Visit to Revzilla Headquarters - Winter Gear

i finally got some heated gear!


i was looking for an excuse to get out to Phili so i could visit the Revzilla store. i’ve watched so many of their product videos but never bought anything from them. i knew being there in person id really get to try out a variety of products to see how they fit in person.

We happened to have a business service call 15 minutes from them today, and so i went and spent! they were great. bob helped me, and old jewish dude who only races these days. no casual riding. he’s 62 with a bit of a limp, and showed me some crazy photos of him on a race track. would never expect it from him just by looks. he helped me try on jackets, helmets etc and made great recommendations.

i’ve been researching heated gear, looking at gerbing mostly. i tried on the jacket liner under my current REV’IT Levante jacket. it fit ok, but seemed a bit much. with my Levante, i would need to have 2 liners on. the Gerbing, and the REV’IT waterproof liner. after all that i couldnt even zip my jacket up all the way up to my neck. to be clear, the outer jacket of the levante is not waterproof. its actually a very breathable summer layer. the liner it comes with is water proof and at the same time provides the warmth. but without that inner revit liner i would not be waterproof.

i decided to get a more dedicated winter jacket that would work well with the gerbing. i went with the REV’IT Horizon. the horizon has a waterproof exterior, meaning i dont need to use the liner that came with it. i can use the horizon on the outside and use the gerbing as the liner. fits perfectly and its more geared for the winter. the Levante will fall back as my summer only jacket.

Gerbing 12v Heated Jacket Liner

Gerbing 12v Portable Single Temp Controller

REV’IT Horizon Jacket



Rounding out the winter gear...

I wrote about my Initial Gear earlier this month, which mostly consisted of warm weather equipment. well its getting colder out, and im going on my first non work related day trip this sunday so i want to be prepared. being equipped with more rain / cold gear, along with my new side cases, i should be ready for anything.

my jacket was a 3 season that should hopefully last through the winter, but current gloves and helmet seem to not cut it in the cold. i also needed pants so i can protect myself in case of a fall, and stay dry in the rain. i went with rev’it gear once again. they make great stuff… im a fan. and again, all from union garage. here’s what i got:

rev’it enterprise trousers in black. they fit well, go over my day clothes, and are water proof. they are also padded at the knees and upper thighs. im not sure how they’ll do in the summer heat, but i wore them for a bit around town today. it was 75 out and it felt fine. more important though is rain and winter.

Next up, i got a pair of warmer gloves. My current rev’it gloves are great but are not meant for cold at all. i went for urban style gloves that arent too long, and are easy to get on and off. between those and my heated grips i should be ok. they are the rev’it carver gloves.

did i mention they work with iPhones, just like my other ones :)

the last thing i bought is for my neck. my current helmet is great, but again really geared for summer. the entire under chin area is wide open so it gets cold quickly. i bought a wind blocker for my neck. the rev’it karma windcollar. i should have bought a second helmet that is geared for the winter, but its not in the budget. this is a nice hold over.