REV'IT! Pacific H2O Rain Suit
Just simply doesn't keep you dry.
I have had this suit for almost a year now, and I must say I'm pretty disappointed. I honestly hate to give a bad review, but this thing is just awful. I live in Florida and my bike is my only vehicle. If you don't know already, it rains at least once a week here so I need a suit that actually keeps me dry. This is not that suit. Right out of the box the suit seems great. Feels sturdy and waterproof. It packs up really small and is lightweight. I was excited for rain when I got it. Then I used it. I might as well have been wearing nothing. The water just instantly seeps in to the fabric and then wicks it into your whatever you're wearing. It would probably work great during like a sun shower but in actual rain it's worthless. I have been soaked every single time I've worn the thing. ( at least 35 times since buying.) I don't know why I keep expecting it to keep me dry. i'm going to try and seal it with a waterproofing spray, but the fact that I have to do that defeats the purpose of buying a rain suit. this thing is not ok and the price should be dropped or Rev should stop carrying it. Or maybe it's a great suit and mine just sucked? Who knows?
June 26, 2015
Fairly easy to put on; totally waterproof and breathable.
I needed to use this suit with about 140 miles to go on my return trip from a Bike Week in the northeast. It was a little tough to get the shoulders of the suit to slide over the padding in the shoulders of my jacket, but once I reached over and pulled the front side of the zipper opening forward, it went right on. The zipper is a little tricky to close as it wants to eat the material on the sides and jam. The key is to go slow and guide it all the way up. Once on, I was dry and comfortable in a steady rain at 70 mph+ for about 80 miles. When the rain stopped, eventhough it was just cloudy, I left the suit on until I got home. It was dry in virtually no time. I have the HI-VIz suit and in the reduced visibility of rain and clouds it just glows.
Taking the suit off was just as easy if you go slow and guide the zipper.with your finger. I would certainly recommend this suit to my friends,
June 22, 2015
Loving this suit
If you're looking for a durable and affordable rain suit, this is it. I have worn it through Southern storms, the ones with grape sized raindrops and it held very well. One comment I read before purchasing was about the zipper getting stuck when opening and closing. Well, the flap underneath the zipper is meant for added protection so if you simply place a finger or two under the zipper as a guide when opening/closing, it won't stick.
I love the external pocket, its large, secure and weatherproof of course. It's a great suit and if you get the yellow, even a guy on the moon will see you- great visibility awareness.
June 17, 2015
Bad fit poor materials
The first storm I rode in with it it leaked on my waist area, later that afternoon on my ride home from work the Velcro on the right leg tore off just from wind. Will make a great suit with a few modifications though!
June 16, 2015
a few 1000km in the rain and I'll buy again
I bought this a few year ago after a supervisor recommended it, at the time I was wearing a jacket but had no pants. He swore by it, gave me the name and told me that it wont ship to Canada so I'd have to do a work around but that it would be worth it.
I looked it up, got my grandma to measure me, ordered, had it shipped via a reshipper which added about $40 to the tag and when it came in I threw on my leathers and my boots then tried the fit.
The rain gear went over my leathers (that are a few sizes too big for me) without issue, even slipped on over my boots (with a little guidance),
I found that I could usually put it on in about 30 seconds from the time my bike comes to a stop, I'm plenty happy with that. I have a small tank bag and it fits in there along with my wallet, phone and my winter riding gloves.
I have used this in really heavy rain (18 wheelers slowed down to 40km/h on the main highway), have used it on long rides (Florida to Ontario in one day, raining bout 70% of the time) and used it in the winter (-20*) as a wind break. I'd say that I have tested this out almost a thoroughly as the little 125cc bike I drove to florida loaded with camping gear and an off road unicycle.
-packs very small
-easy to put on
-quick to put on
-fits over all my gear including boots, leathers and enough layers to keep me warm for a half hour ride at -20
-High visibility (essential in poor weather)
-no harsh materials on my neck
The Less Than Good
-the velcro that closes the leg started to peel off after a few uses
-how difficult it was to get in Canada
June 16, 2015
You have to work with the zipper, but if you practice you will get the technique down. All I do is use my thumb to guide the zipper. Great protection. I have used it twice and love it so far.
June 1, 2015
Now that I have this rain suit, I commute to work on my bike virtually every day without worrying over whether it will rain or not. I keep it stored in my saddle bags and it doesn't take up much room at all. As far as sizing goes, order the size you wear in Rev'IT jacket and you'll be fine. I've worn this rain suit (paired with some rain boot covers) in three fairly heavy downpours during my commutes and when I get home, I'm as dry as I was when I put the rain suit on. Excellent product that's designed to do one job - and it does that job very, very well. I definitely recommend it.
May 18, 2015
Awesome Rain Suit
I got to test out the REV'IT Pacific H20 Rain Suit tonight. I got to say on the ride home I told myself to write a review on it. So here I am. I have the HiVIS Yellow due to a couple of reasons, 1. Its raining and visibility is low for other drivers and I wanted to be seen (not trying to make a fashion statement) 2. I ride at night a good amount due to my work hours so that was another reason. 3. Super light weight and packs down to nothing, very easy to carry this with my normal items for work (lunch, workout clothes, etc.) 4. How easy it is to put on, slips on easy even over riding boots and sport riding style jacket.
I am very impressed and pleased to have purchased this item definitely a must for anyone who commutes or just anyone who's not a fair weather rider.
May 5, 2015