As part of our ongoing Warm Weather Motorcycle Gear Guides for 2011, we've broken down our top picks for the category of ADV touring and dualsport riding. In this field, the selections were pretty easy for us considering that the criteria for this gear is so specific. Jackets and pants in this category simply have to perform extremely well in the hot weather, be highly protective, and feature technical innovations we don't see on other gear that we carry. To that end, we've limited our picks to the top three hot weather adventure combos that we carry for our Warm Weather Adventure Motorcycle Gear Guide. This is the best of what we see that's available for the 2011 riding season.
Check out our Warm Weather Adventure Motorcycle Gear Guide:
REV'IT! Defender GTX Jacket and REV'IT! Defender GTX Pants. Released in Fall 2010 as one of the first pieces of gear boasting REV'IT!'s alliance with Gore-Tex, the Defender is absolutely packed with protective, comfort, performance, and straight-up futuristic features. While this gear is designed to perform in four seasons, the ventilation will keep you perfectly cool and comfortable on long distance and adventure rides in the heat of the summer. The Defender has two removable liners, Gore-Tex Performance shell for waterproof breathability and Exkin Air for thermal and warming properties. When removed, the multiple ventilation panels can be opened for a great amount of airflow.
Olympia X-Moto Jacket and Olympia X-Moto Pants was released in early 2010 to great acclaim in the ADV community. Utilizing a 500D Cordura exterior with 2000D Cordura in impact areas, the X-Moto has CE rated armor in the shoulders, elbows, knees AND in the back. The jacket features a fully removable waterproof breathable liner and separate Thermolite thermal liner while the pants have a removable waterproof breathable liner pant. Designed for true four season usage, the X-Moto shines in summer once these two liners are removed thanks to the Olympia Mega Vent Panel System.
riders of all shapes and sizes.
REV'IT! Turbine Jacket and REV'IT! Turbine Pants are built with mid-Spring to mid-Fall riding in mind, and are designed to flow enormous amounts of air and be highly protective. This is REV'IT!'s bombproof mesh combo as they say. The shell is PWRShell 500D and 750D with 1000D Cordura in the impact areas. The mesh itself is a tightly woven Dynax mesh that will keep the air rushing in but also offers a high degree of abrasion resistance. The armor is upgraded ProLife CE rated protection at the shoulders, elbows and knees with SuperFabric panels in impact areas. The back is upgradeable to SaS Tec back armor as well.
REV'IT! Women's Turbine Jacket and REV'IT! Women's Turbine Pants.
Please don't hesitate to check out the full video reviews that we have for all of this gear on their individual product pages on RevZilla.com. And to see our full range, visit our Extreme Adventure Motorcycle Gear segment.
REV'IT! Defender GTX Jacket and Pants Review
REV'IT! Defender GTX vs REV'IT! Cayenne Pro
Olympia X-Moto Jacket Pants Review
REV'IT! Turbine Jacket and Pants Review