Monday, January 12
Franz Beckenbauer; arguably the best defensive footballer in history. Yeah he scored goals, but he was a Sweeper. For those non-soccer fans out there, that is defense. Is it a coincidence, then, that the newest defender of motorcyclists was first revealed at an international motorcycle show in Beckenbauer’s native Germany? Yeah, it probably is.
The REV’IT! Defender Pro GTX Jacket is slated for release later this year and it has certainly caught the eye of our gear specialists here at Revzilla. As one of the top choices for ardent adventure riders around the globe, the Defender has a pedigree of excellence. Previous iterations have made great strides in bettering the experience of riders in just about every condition, and the Pro GTX does not disappoint. As it is constructed of some of the most highly technical materials on the planet, this jacket offers lightweight, 100 percent waterproof protection via a Gore-Tex membrane and is a highly abrasion-resistant option that will be durable for a long time. This jacket is premium all the way through, and will even include upgraded CE-Level 2 protectors at the shoulders and elbows.
To accompany the incredibly versatile jacket, the REV’IT! Defender Pro GTX Pants are also going to be available. With the lifetime waterproof guarantee that comes with the Gore-Tex name, you can be assured that you won’t have to have a soggy bottom, no matter how much it rains. If you’ve ever been there, you will certainly understand the monumental importance of that simple fact. While Gore-Tex has you guarded from the rain, CE-certified protectors will help defend you against unfortunate interactions with the pavement, should an accident occur. More intricate features can also be seen in the well-designed ventilation scheme that circulates air throughout the interior very efficiently. This happens by utilizing large airflow panels rather than zippers alone, and is incredibly effective. From the rear-end grip panels to the short connection zippers that seamlessly connect it to the REV’IT! jacket of your choice, these are highly functional trousers for riders who do not turn back when the weather report calls for less than stellar conditions.
If it’s been said once, it’s been said a hundred times. Defense wins championships. The same can be said of enjoyment on your motorcycle. Whether it be from climatic conditions, or the risks of the road that come with our two-wheeled riding style, having the right defense makes all the difference in the world.
Have fun out there, be safe, and as always…
Enjoy the ride,