REV'IT! Poseidon GTX Jacket
Did exactly what I bought it for
Bought this suit for a European tour in the alps over the past two weeks. This suit was put through everything I could think of barring snow and hail. Kept me warm and dry through hours and hours of hard rain. Pay attention to how your Velcro and thermal liners line up when zipping, if you don't the zipper is exposed and you'll end up with a cold and wet spot. The vents on the chest do not work with high windshields as the wind is blocked. The armour also took a while to soften up but not a big issue. If you want a suit to tour in and keep you comfy in the harsher elements, this will fit the bill nicely. I love it and will be wearing it for years to come.
July 16, 2014
Happy with my purchase
I'm quite happy with my purchase of the Poseidon Jacket. So far it's seen pretty cold temps (23°f) and pretty warm temps (95+°f). My only issue in the warm is my bike (ST1300) blocks a lot of the 'core' air where the venting of this jacket is, so I get quite warm. I can't fault the suit 100% for this. The inverse of that, is in cool/cold weather riding my bike blocks a lot of air.
I up-sized both the jacket and pants so I can wear this over my work clothes. The pants are still borderline too tight but usable over jeans without the liner. Wearing jeans with the liner would probably not be possible/comfortable.
I've been in one downpour rainstorm, and other than forgetting about the exhaust vents on the pant seams, I stayed completely dry under the suit (non waterproof gloves of course got wet). I was in the rain for maybe 20 minutes.
For the 3 months or so I've had this Jacket (and pants) I do not see any noticeable wear or any indicators that might become issues in the near future, but of course time will tell.
I've not been down in them, so I cannot comment on protection/durability. Protection seems quite good, but as of yet is untested.
For reference, I've probably put close to 3k miles on the suit
July 15, 2014
Worth the price.
Great in adverse conditions, excellent airflow for a heavy duty jacket, beautiful styling and attention to detail. Extremely comfortable and easy to manipulate the closures with gloves on.
May 5, 2014
Rev-It appear to be losing the plot...
To be clear I returned the Poseidon jacket & pants prior to wearing them on my motorcycle. For reference, I have owned four different Rev-It Jacket / Pant combinations since the brand first became available in the US. My Rev-it Product experiences and overall satisfaction have generally been excellent.
I currently wear a Cayenne Pro suit for dual sport use and a Defender GTX suit for road work. The only area where the defender GTX suit is superior to the Cayenne Pro is related to being waterproof. The Gore Tex liner is superior. In all other ways I feel the Cayenne pro is a better product. The ceramic super fabric reinforcements on the older product hold their shape significantly better and appear to be significantly more durable. They appear merely decorative on the Defender jacket and pants.
This latest generation of high end Rev-It (jacket / Pants) have a few issues that resulted in my returning the product prior to use.
1) Questionable: Overall, it is very apparent (even on product at this price) Rev-It are making decisions to improve profitability which result in diminished product durability and functionality. The reflective details are very low budget (thin & flimsy) compared to the Cayenne pro. The Defender GTX is equally budget and insubstantial in this regard. Look and feel is very cheap. Long term durability questionable.
2) Deal Breaker: The main front zipper is simply too small and insubstantial. I have little confidence this zipper would hold in a major crash. Additionally, due to its small flimsy nature it requires careful two handed operation in use. I have no confidence this zipper will offer long term durability. The last thing I want to deal with is having a tailor replace a zipper at some point in the future.
3) Deal Breaker:
Fit. at 6'3" and 200 lbs I am of average build. My (not overly developed) biceps simply do not fit in the jacket with the insulating liner installed. Knees (shape, fit etc.) on the pants are not as well resolved as the cayenne pro. The defender GTX is also weak in this regard.
4) Questionable. The finer denier shell materials do look good, in my experience, these types of materials end up looking tatty after being exposed to abrasion. The cardboardy nature of the laminated shell creates a somewhat wooden feel as the lack of supply materials result in strange pressure points. Not ideal for fit and comfort or in a wet environment.
I will continue to use Rev-It products as I feel they are generally well engineered and assembled. That said (I am not a luddite) they don't make em like they used to.
May 4, 2014
Rev'It Poseidon Gear
OK, finally got a chance to ride in my new Rev’It Poseidon gear. The fit is almost perfect on me, the jacket fits exactly as it should. With the liner in I think there is room for my Gerbing’s as well, but didn’t try or need it today. The pants don’t fit as well as the jacket, but I bought the XL since it fit me when I tried it on last month at a nearby shop, but they were the regular length and were 3-4“ too long for my short inseam challenged legs. Should be able to also wear my Gerbing’s beneath them. The short leg length is perfect for me, they are a bit big at the gut or waist and if I lose much weight I’ll need to use suspenders. (Yeah, like I’ll lose some weight).
The finish is first rate, the seams, zippers and Velcro closures are very well done and show a real advancement in some of the other gear I tried on or considered. Others would do well to emulate this. My other consideration and was the Klim Badlands Pro and they are equal to the task as well. For me the final decision was fit. The Poseidon fit better that the BP, on me, so before you get your panties in a wad the final call was I preferred the Rev’It and especially when it came to the pants, Klim doesn’t offer us inseam challenged folks an option. At least if you are as short legged as I am.
Now to the ride…..the weather was 48-56 all day long and the elevation ranged from 700’ to 3200’, it was sunny and a light wind. I wore only my usual LD Comfort riding shorts and a t shirt as a base. I was warm enough for the 170 or so miles, but had the sun not been shining I would have worn a layer beneath the Poseidon gear. It is comfortable and movement was not hindered in any way. So I can safely say after my initial riding impression that the Poseidon gear exceeds my expectations and I think we’ll enjoy a long and enjoyable relationship. Anxious to see how it fares in the rain and warmer weather as well. Will update this when that happens.
March 24, 2014
Perfect fit and great product!
I've got it! Finally!
Thanks to my wonderful wife (thanks Honey!!!) I do have a jacket and pants. This is the coolest set I've ever had. I've been riding in rather low temp (34F) and nothing - I felt like in armor.
Cool, cool stuff.
I definitely recommend it!
February 19, 2014
Satisfies every need. So far.....
I just received the light grey Poseidon GTX jacket and pants today, but with only one ride so far wearing the new kit, I can tell that I have bought two ATGATT essentials that will last me a very long time.
The detailing (or 'make', for those in the garment business) on the Rev'It Poseidon GTX stuff is really, very good. Just enough pockets, inside and out; the attention to detail is evident; comfort-level is high, too. I have read about people not liking the lighter colour option, but having ridden in a black jacket for over 10 years (nicknamed "Punishment Coat"), I am not at all worried about looking like a NASA shuttle commander...
I am 6'2", 195-200 lbs and I have settled on the XL in both the pants and the jacket. The excellent adjustability on both the pants/ jacket mean that there is 'room to grow' for sure. I love the dual closures on the jacket's cuffs: a long, gathering zip and a strong Velcro tab make sure that it fits right, immediately. Once the Velcro is set, I only need to open/ close the zippers and everything is streamlined. Gauntlet-style gloves fit over the cuff without any issue. I have been riding all day in the Northern Washington/ Lower Mainland of Vancouver, BC in unusually cold (for here) temperatures: 0 to -4 degrees Celsius (32 to 24.8 Fahrenheit), at a standstill. At 120 kph (75 mph), it gets much colder and still, I was warm and toasty underneath the comfy, lined, two-piece suit.
I looked at the Dianese Teren D-Dry jacket/ pants as well but I decided that I was tired of zip-out waterproof liners: Gore-Tex Pro is the business and with the right care, this stuff should last me a while.
My only (minor) caveat is that at such cold temperatures, the SAS-TEC armour is much less yielding to bent knees/ elbows but thankfully, it doesn't get this cold often here and Spring/ Summer are just around the corner. Also, as mentioned in almost every review that I have read on the innanets, the included back-pad is useless and a jacket of this calibre should have the SeeSoft protection included instead.
Otherwise, LOVE this gear. Thanks again Revzilla for making this painless and swift.
February 8, 2014
Not for where I ride.
Lo these many years I’ve searched for the “do it all” jacket. I like to travel light and not have to haul around a bunch of extra “stuff” to accommodate climate changes. Looks like I need to keep on searching as, at least here in southern Arizona, this ain’t it. Here in AZ, when we’re coming home from a chilly +/or wet ride up north, venting is a BFD. Those aqua-defense vents are billed as allowing “massive” air flow. Fact is compared to the venting on say, a Sand 2 the GTX is pretty pathetic. As to the “vents” on the sleeves; I have no idea what those are for as they sure contribute nothing to the interior airflow. Concerning the claim that the fid-lok vent hold open thingies are “a snap to operate even with gloves on”: Good luck with that; at least while sitting on the bike with a helmet on so you can’t see the gizmos.
One last thing. For a garment at this price point I think the zippers are pretty shabby. The wrist zippers would barely operate and I wouldn’t hold out a lot of hope that main zipper to go the distance.
So, it’s back to my trusty Sand 2 and a rain jacket in the saddlebags.
January 15, 2014