Desde La Tierra, Hasta La Tierra

revit olympia womens textile pro pants indigo jacket waterproof

At Horizons Unlimited in October, I met Erin before she and her husband left for their wild adventure from the Sierra Nevadas all the way down to Tierra del Fuego, the southernmost tip of South America via motorcycles.

She needed help finding the perfect outfit to carry her through the chilly temperatures she was about to face. And an outfit that would fit into her $500 budget. 

Although something like the Legacy GTX jacket and pants would've been perfect, they were also way out of her price range (almost $1,000). She emailed me about some used Airglide pants but after telling me that she is always cold and wanted something that would definitely keep her warm, I googled a bit and found gently used Olympia Pro Max waterproof pants on good ole Craigslist for $100 in her size. She preferred to find something on the warmer side, than the cooler, so these would work well. Excellent! 

She and her husband then visited me at Scuderia West's fall open house and we found her the perfect jacket, the REVIT Indigo.  Priced at ~$330, it fit her perfectly and best of all, met her budget and riding needs. 

Piece of cake :)

Have a safe and fantastic trip you two! 

To follow their journey, visit and like their facebook page, DesdelaSierraHastaLaTierra.  

REV'IT Ignition Jacket and Gear Pants

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I went out riding on Sunday and who knew that Victoria would show up wearing her Ignition and Gear outfit.  I had to take the opportunity to get a photo together, showing the new vs. old versions.
As you can see, I'm on the left, wearing the new version and Victoria is wearing the old. They both look great, don't they? But you can see some subtle differences between both pieces. They've decreased the textile panels on the front of the pants and changed some of the styling on the jacket.
My review is coming of both pieces, so stay tuned!

Schoeller Keprotec

Sometimes there's more than meets the eye when it comes to buying protective gear. The first thing that comes to mind for many people is Kevlar. But, that's just one of the many materials out there that provides protection in the event of an accident. Here's another one that's fairly common, especially in gloves.

REVIT Ladies Summit Gloves Schoeller Keprotec

The picture above shows a glove lined with Schoeller Keprotec. What is this mysterious fabric?  Simply put, this fabric provides extra abrasion and tear resistance in gear. Read all about these properties here.

If you find yourself contemplating why you should spend more than $40 for the plain leather gloves, or the $100 pair lined with Schoeller, hopefully that will convince you to spend a little more. :)