REV'IT! Tour Winter Socks
Expensive, but the best socks I've experienced
The Rev'it winter socks at nearly $40 a pair provide a pretty good dose of sticker shock. Is it really possible for socks to be worth that much? I've tried three or four other top brands, each of which cost about half the price of the Rev'its, and they simply don't compare. They tend to feel thin and cheaply made, but worse, after a day of riding my feet hurt.
Frankly, my feet hurt regardless of the socks I'm wearing, but they feel much more comfortable while riding, and hurt much less at the end of the day, in the Rev'it socks. I wear Sidi Gore Tex Adventure touring boots and I suspect these aggressive, heavy boots benefit from the additional padding provided by the Rev'it socks.
The Rev'it socks have an interesting feature about which I'm not sure if it's for real, or a marketing scam. The socks are labeled "left" and "right," supposedly designed to fit differently on each foot. I've been in a rush and put them on the wrong feet and can't say I noticed a difference. I'd be curious to hear other views on this.
In anticipation of a winter tour - say 800 miles from Athens, GA to Washington, DC - I've been acquiring warmer clothes, including a second pair of Rev'it touring socks. They appear to be a good example of, "you get what you pay for."
I do have a Honda XR650R as indicated, but recently acquired a KTM 990 SMT. Any touring will be on the KTM. God I love that motorcycle. I swear I'm not making this up, but it's ... how do I put this. It's perfect.
Is it wrong to love a motorcycle? If so, I'm a very bad person.
November 25, 2014
The best winter riding sock so far!
I have worn these twice in rides where the temp was in the low-mid 40's and hate to even consider what the wind chill is at 55 mph. Regardless, I purchased these socks to do what my other non-riding socks were supposed to do - keep my feet warm - and they did just that.
On yesterday's ride, it was cold and very windy so I decided to put a pair of sock liners (Wigwam) on first, and not once during my three hour ride were my feet the slightest bit cold. No electric, no batteries but still warm and no issues with the cold or wind chill.
Great socks! Will be another pair to have for multi-day rides.
November 3, 2014
Great pair of socks
Just ordered another 2 pair and 2 pair of of the summer ones since the winter socks were so good. They fit and feel very good!!! If I just spent over a 100 bucks on socks, you know they are worth it.
October 1, 2014
Pricey but you get what you pay for
Like everyone else has mentioned here these socks come up to your knee but they are well made and keep you warm. I ordered the 45-47, I wear a size 13, 6'1" 32 in inseam and they fit as advertised (came up right bellow my knee). Construction is top notch and seems well thought out. They come out of the washer looking like new and you get the feeling that although they are pricey in the end they should last a very long time. The socks are warm to the effect if you start out on a morning ride in the upper 30's and in the late afternoon the temps swing into the lower 60's more than likely your feet are going to start to sweat but that is expected.
April 23, 2014
Doesn't fit short guy too well
This is a great sock, although expensive. Nevertheless, it does not fit me very well. It is too tall. It bunches up behind my knee and rubs throughout the day. I'm 5'9" with a 30" inseam and it's too tall for me. It would fit someone with a 2" longer inseam much better.
April 14, 2014
You get what you pay for
So I toiled a bit to buy these given the cost however, I am so glad I did. I just returned from a 2600 mile trip where temps where in 20's and these kept my feet warm, dry and comfortable. They are worth every penny however, keep velcro away from them and I find that they run just a bit large. They are really warm so make your decisions to wear them appropriately .
April 6, 2014
Great socks for winter!!
Those socks are amazing!! They are thick in sections where they need to be thick, and thin in the areas where they should. I tried wearing regular thick socks but were quite uncomfortable. Those REV'IT! Tour Winter Socks are actually very comfortable, and do a great job keeping your feet much warmer than thin regular socks.
My shoe size is 42, but ordered size 39-41 which have an excellent fit.
March 10, 2014
For $15 you cant beat these socks. Very comfortable and kept my feet warm in the winter.
December 24, 2013