REV'IT! Pacific H2O Rain Suit
Wouldn't go without it
I bought this after going through and returning a couple of those rain gear suits from my local dealership. I ended up deciding from reviews etc that this seemed like a good bang for the buck and it is a brand that I trust. I was absolutely right!
This is a great rain suit. It does fit fairly large I thought but I don't mind that as it means I can very easily get it over whatever I am wearing. It also doesn't have that stupid mesh in there so getting it on without it catching and giving you a headache is really easy... you can even do it without taking footwear off.
The best part is... unlike other rain gear... IT DOESN'T LEAK. No... nothing got in at all. First week I had it I had to use it in a heavy rain storm coming home from work and I stayed totally dry. I couldn't be happier!
December 2, 2013
Real Bang for the Buck
A very nice full rain suit, quick and easy fit under heavy rain and will make you arrive home dry (if you are able to foreseen the incoming rain).
Very compact and easy to put back on the little bag that comes with it in order to get back to riding.
November 30, 2013
Good Performance for the Money
I've been riding long enough to remember when there were no such things as motorcycle rainsuits and now we have so many to pick from, it's hard to know what to choose.
This is a good choice and an excellent value for the money. Two of them roll up compactly and fit in a tank bag with room to spare. It's a little tricky to get on over a riding suit, so plan on suiting up before the rain starts.
Fit is good and it has Velcro closures everywhere they're needed. The rain gusset is a great idea, but it will catch in the zipper if you're not careful when zipping up. Rain protection is excellent and so is breathability.
For the money, this one is hard to beat, even if it lasts only a couple of seasons.
November 24, 2013
Just got this, and tried it on over my leathers (leather jacket & pants, with CE hard armor) and fit as described (buy your size- it's cut to go OVER gear of that size).
Went on easily, the yellow really is that horrid yellow that warns sea creatures of jelly fish toxin, so it's exactly what you want on the 580 when the weather goes sour.
November 18, 2013
Quick and DRY!
A few long days soaked at work and I was anxious for a dry suite. I watched the video on here and saw how quick it went on and decided to give a one piece a shot after trying a few different top/bottoms over the years. It definitely goes on quick, although i did have a minor struggle getting the top portion over my armored jacket at first. I'm 5'10" 175lb and got a large. Typical one-size-up with revit. Two minor complaints... I wish the legs could velcro tighter at the bottom (but they are made to go over a boot) and the gator gets caught in the zipper a lot when trying to zip up (small trade off for keeping the boys dry with forward controls). Very happy to be warm and dry all day at work riding late into the season and prob through the "winter" here in Austin. So far, I am extremely happy with everything i have from revit and Revzilla is a fantastic retailer for them.
November 18, 2013
Basically works, but not the best solution
In general, the suit works. Even in heavy downpour and in the wash you get following a big semi in the rain, you will stay relatively dry. In a 4 hour ride in constant rain w/ moderate traffic on I-5, and it was OK minus seepage/leaking through the groin area.
Bang for the buck... it's pretty average for waterproof gear. Frogg Toggs are similarly priced.
Even riding an R6 at 70mph, it does not turn into a parachute. There are velcro strap to help keep the suit fitted to you (assuming you're wearing gear).
Comfort. It does not impede movement at all, assuming you get the right size.
Protection & Durability. For whatever reason, the suit lets water in through the crotch area. If you ride for an extended period, you will get wet through your crotch. That kind of sucks. Also, the fabric is super thin and it's not reassuring for long-term use and durability. This is more troubling considering how difficult it is to pull the suit off; if you're shoulder pads are supplemented by any exterior shoulder plates or air vents, good luck getting the suit off alone.
Air flow. I did not rate. It's a waterproof suit. Suit adds some prevention to air entering through your collar; a great cold-weather riding gear feature.
Features. It has some reflectors on it and a single pocket on your left thigh. The pocket is rotated too far in such that anything in that pocket is likely to get crushed against your gas tank; kind of an oversight by Rev'It. End of features.
Fit. If you wear a 42 riding suit (I'm 5'10", 165lb), a size 42 of this rain suit fits w/o excess bagginess or tightness.
I would recommend a friend just buy a two-piece version of this rain suit or commit to a two piece Goretex-shelled riding suit (or one-piece with arm/side zipper to simplify taking it off; e.g. newer Aerostich Roadcrafter suits).
November 17, 2013
I'm 6'1", 200 pounds. I went with a XL. Arms are just a tab short but I have long arms so that's expected. I got the hi-viz. Very happy with this suit. Ridden for 30 minutes in a rain storm and was nice and dry. Legs fit over boots and so can get a nice tight fit with the valcro at the bottom. I wear a jacket with shoulder and elbow padding and the suit fits over it just fine, you just have to do a little jig to get in there. I don't remember getting much if any airflow but liked that the suit added warmth in cold/rainy conditions. Great product that rolls up small.
November 11, 2013
Four days of poring rain and snow
On my last trip to Oregon from Nebraska I spent four of the days in rain. The part of the trip between Green River, WY and Laramie was snow bad enough everything iced over. I have to admit the Rev'It rain suit worked very well. I was dry and as a result stayed warm as well. It is a good suit, easy to get in and out of with full gear on. I like that it really does keep the rain out.
November 10, 2013