REV'IT! Pacific H2O Rain Suit
Good not great, worked for what I needed.
I live in California (San Jose), not the rain forest. I ride year round, and previously I've managed the occasional ride in the rain using the protection provided from liners in my two-piece textile over-wear. But before leaving for a trip to British Columbia this summer on my R1200RT, I thought it prudent to have something more to the task, and bought the REVIT Pacific H20 for myself and my wife (riding pillion.) That paid of when we hit a veritable monsoon near the WA/BC border and rode through the deluge in the suits (fortunately I read the sky ahead correctly and we stopped and suited up before we got into the rain). We rode for about an hour through rain that was so hard the roads we flooding and cars were pulling off the road to wait it out.
How did they work? In summary: Ok, not fantastic, but well enough. The crotch was the weak spot, as other reviewers have stated. I stayed almost completely dry, just a little damp, but for some reason my wife fared a bit worse, but still on the "damp" side of things - not soaked, and again, just in the crotch area. But in consideration of what we had been driving through, we really had no complaints. I'm sure that if we had been relying on the liners with our regular textile over-gear, we would have been water-logged.
Used the suit again on the way back down the WA and OR coastline in less-torrential conditions, and stayed completely dry. For the money, and for my use, it was a great deal and I'd buy again. If I was riding year round in say, Seattle, then I'd probably make the investment for a more highly reviewed (and expensive) option. But for my needs, this was a good price/performance pick.
September 8, 2014
Damp lags for $120 - You decide what you can tolerate?
If a product claims 100% waterproof then you expect to be dry after a ride in the wet. I rode 2.5 hours in the rain from O.C. NJ to New Hope PA and overall the suit met my expectations for what I spent in $$. From the waist up - Completely Dry, arms included... From the waist down, legs were damp, wet but not soaked. My TCX boots claim waterproof and they are, my feet were 100% dry. I suggest Rev'it (really like their products) improve the pants from the waist down OR remove 100% waterproof from the advertising. My Arai Defiant kept my head 100% dry with some venting... While no gear expert here - I believe that the leg bottoms are the problem. The flair is too wide, the velcro attachments only allow them to close so much. That is not enough. Too much open area. The sleeves close tight. Neck tight. The water goes to the bottom of your pants and then absorbs the way up to the thighs almost to the crotch after 2.5hrs... Unlike other reviews I found the zipper to be 100% free of leaks and the crotch guard area was 100% dry on removal. So maybe this was improved... I would recommend the suit since I did ride 2.5 hours in a pretty bad storm so all in all damp legs beats torn pants... For a quicker storm or a much shorter ride (I had not choice in this case) I would have been damp to the knees. Rev'It must fix the leg closure. For $120 to only have damp legs after 2.5hrs in a pretty bad storm isn't such a raw deal. I didn't see what looked like a better alternative on Revzilla after reading other reviews. Revzilla should find an alternative that works and let us know.
August 13, 2014
So far so good
I was very concerned about the product sizing. I purchased a Large Rain Suit to use over a Large AeroStitch (42L) one-piece suit.
August 4, 2014
It leaks every time, very limited protection.
I tried to close it securely by being careful to close the sipper and align and pressing the Velcro, but I got wet every time.
I am surprise that this is happening. never had a problem with revzilla's products.
July 28, 2014
Kept me dry!
This suit kept me dry. I really cant ask for more than that. Style and airflow were not among my considerations as this is strictly a utilitarian piece. It packs down reasonably small, slightly smaller than a jetboil. I keep it in the saddle bag for emergencies and it has made intolerable weather manageable a few times. Fits well over my textile jacket/pants.
July 21, 2014
Overall very good, few minor cons
Got to test it as the rain season in Florida is starting.
It holds up well in the rain, I've been mostly dry so far.
Only a few problems thus far: first, the back is a little tight in an aggressive body position, but the rest is slack [comfortable]. I feel like this would pull the collar back and allow water to seep in. Hasn't happened yet so, so far, it's been just slightly uncomfortable.
The feet don't cover well for me. A good pair of boots would remedy this since I'm usually wearing my work shoes [below ankle] when I get caught in the rain.
The zipper can also sometimes get caught on the inside flap but all I've had to do was hold the flap back.
Overall, it keeps me pretty dry when I would otherwise be soaked. It's very easy to pack in the little tie bag included and stores away in the bottom of my backpack very well!
June 23, 2014
Not Even Close to 100% Waterproof
If driving in rain for more than 10 minutes, you're going to get wet. I was skeptical of their claimed breathable, yet 100% waterproof, fabric claim for good reason - the breathable fabric allows water to permeate inside. A 15 minute drive will allow a damp crotch; a 1 hour drive will soak your seat, front torso and knees; more than an hour, and water will be inside the entire suit.
June 19, 2014
Terrible, wouldn't buy again
As other reviewers have pointed out, there is a terrible seam directly in the crotch which will fail during the first real rainstorm. Driving down the freeway in normal to heavy rain, you will be greeted with a torrent of cold water directly where you don't want it.
Since this was the first time I wore it (ever) after having purchased it for emergencies or rains beyond my normal jacket's capabilities, I am not sure what recourse I will have with RevZilla or Revit.
June 15, 2014