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.