Brand new for 2010, the REV'IT! Sand Jacket & Sand Pants are a prime option for four-season ADV Touring riders at an excellent mid-level price point. The value of this gear certainly outweighs the price, in my opinion.
The Sand combo comes as a replacement for the mega-popular Off-Track Jacket & Dakar Pants. With this outfit, REV'IT! accomplished the impossible: improve the design of those two staples of the lineup. The Sand does just that, positioning itself as apparel capable of getting you through all modes of weather in every season of the year. What really sets this outfit apart is the Hydratex Z-Liner, a detachable waterproof / breathable membrane featured in the jacket & pants. This liner stops any wind and precipitation from hitting your body, but also allows perspiration to escape so you don't steam up like you're wearing trash bags.
Versatility is the key concept in this outfit. There are multiple panels for ventilation, including zips on the arms that keep the cuff closed, but allow air to flow up the arm. The outershell is treated with a PU coating so there's no concern with soaking as water will bead up and roll off. And if it does happen to creep through, the Hydratex liner is the line of defense that will shut it down and keep you dry. The DuPont Thermolite liner will ensure you stay warm in the coldest of cold, but come summertime, pop out all the liners, open the vents, and you can comfortably ride in some pretty hot weather.
Some extra functionality: 7-way adjustable collar with hook & loop lockdown system; multiple pockets including a rabbit pouch for membrane storage; ProLife CE Rated protection which meets the value of CE 2 Level protection; a temperfoam back pad upgradeable to a Knox back protector or a SAS-TEC back protector; adjustability in numerous places.
The entire outfit will come in right at the $729 mark. To quote a customer review from RevZilla, "This is really a four season [outfit] and it looks as good as it protects. By far, this is one of the best I own and worth every penny."
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