Review: Rev’It! Zip Pants

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Rating: 8/10

Opinion: Does exactly what it is aimed to do. Nothing but the basics: keeps you dry, fits like motorcycle gear should fit, offers abrasion resistance and knee armor, and with decent styling.

Approx Miles Used: 3,000

MSRP: $159.99, Comes in Short and Long sizes.

So, you ask, such a high rating for the baseline model of this manufacturer? Well my rating is based on what this type of pant is intended for: everyday riding. I would not want to take these to the track or through the dessert, but for a base riding pant these function really well. One of only a few pants offered in long or short sizes, the Zip pants have a slim cut to them. Whereas most pants would fit me in a L, I had to go up to XL to accommodate the extra weight I’ve been toting around lately. This is a good thing though. Once on the bike, they feel comfortable and secure, making me confident that the CE rated knee armor will stay in place and do it’s job in a get off. They also include an 8″ zipper to connect to a jacket, which happens to match perfectly with the Olympia GT air jacket, and I suspect it will work with most of the Olympia line of jackets with the short zipper option.

Waterproof? The REV’IT!  Hydralining® membrane does a great job on those not so dry commutes to work. I’ve ridden in only a few rain storms with these pants, but they’ve always kept me dry. With no real venting to speak of, the pants did alright in most temps up to about 85 degrees. Around that temperature things would get a bit uncomfortable. With enough layers, I wore these into the low teens and was ok with them. They’re hardly a winter pant though, but they’re good down to about 40 with just jeans underneath. As with most things written on comfort in temps, these experiences may vary greatly on an individual basis depending on your ability to handle the hot and cold.

Fit? Well, like I mentioned in the beginning, these pants fit slim. I wear about a 36 pant, with a 34 inseam, and the XL Long size Zip pants fit great. Initially, I picked up the XL, but once on the bike the knee armor was just way too high up on my leg. No real adjustments in the armor made me exchange for the longer size. Everywhere else, the slim pant really inspired confidence in it’s ability to stay put. I can’t tell you many times I’ve tried on textile gear and thought, damn this is way too loose. One item some might not like though is the leg zipper. Most overpants come with a full length leg zipper to make it easy to get in/out of. Frankly, I never really found it a big deal to slip off my boots to get these pants off. However, if you despise the occasionally one leg balancing you might want to think twice using these as commuter pants.

You sold them?! Yes, in my infinite wisdom I sold these on the ADV boards. My reasoning being that soon the hot, humid New England weather would roll back in and I would be miserable in this all black oven. Well, weeks of cold and wet weather have me regretting getting rid of these pants. I’m coming to find that the simplicity and practicality of the Zip pants is hard to find at a reasonable price. The trade off for ventilation seems to always come with the sacrifice of a simple waterproof solution. The huge variety in the type of riding I do make it virtually impossible for any one piece of clothing to it all. Even the textile jacket I’ve come to enjoy so much uses liners.

Bottom Line These are a quality pant that will keep you dry, connect to your jacket, and don’t look ridiculous. I purchased these on discount, and I’d buy them again in a second for the $140 I originally paid for them. At $160, it’d take me a few extra seconds, but I’d still buy them. Rev’It!’s products keep impressing me with their quality and functionality, and these zip pants definitely deliver.

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  1. I’ll be looking into replacing my First Gear textile’s during the Fall. Thanks for the review. Now I have another option to consider.

  2. Jerry

    THANK YOU. Good Information.

  3. One day the gods will send a clue by the mass closing of churches

    The gods claim some supernatural event will occurr when I pass, a “Star of Bethlehem” type of incident.
    Perhaps, but I think we already realized it that day on Ocean Beach, witnessed by thousands.

    “Eat apples and grapes out of spite for the gods.” Released a story on CNN about arsenic in apples and apple products. Incidentally, during the story they mentioned there was an apple arsenic scare 30 years ago, so this wasn’t the first time the gods sent this clue.
    They sent the same clue with mercury and fish.

    THE WOMEN IN A “NORMAL” FAMILY (non-masculinized/male charecteristics) ARE YOUR “HOLY PEOPLE”!!! THEY ARE YOUR BEST INTERFACE WITH THE GODS!!!
    Their role throughout history has been to communicate the god’s wisdom given because of their favor so the entire family can progress when reincarnated. Effectively acomplishing this task may buy them a quality opportunity to ascend in their next life.
    What about fucked up families where the man submits and the woman is masculinized? When the woman has adopted too many male charecteristics nobody receives the wisdom so necessary for progress to be made and the family remains near stagnant for that generation unless some epiphany is realized.
    Your job as a future mother is to learn the god’s ways and to help your child understand the proper way to live despite the negative reinforcement and conditioning of today’s society. Without consciousous parents fulfilling this role the child will have no hope, and may even exaserbate their disfavor by becoming corrupted in today’s environment.
    Your ultimate goal is to fix your relationship with the gods and move on. You don’t want to be comfortable here, and the changes in Western society in the last 100 years has achieved just that, decreasing the god’s role in our everyday lives (medicine cures sickness, drought/weather and the family farm, etc).
    1000 years with Jesus is the consolation prize. Don’t be deceived into thinking that is the goal.

    The gods use all their tools as temptation. Much like Artificial Intelligence misleading people into the concept of “earning”, their “clone hosts” promoting The Beast’s Californication agenda through popular culture, so too are the god’s prophets used in the capacity of temptation. Like the other prophets Mohhamed (polygamy/superiority over women/misogyny) and Jesus (forgiveness/savior), the gods use me for temptation as well. In today’s modern society they feel people are most weak for popular culture/sensationalism, and the clues date back to WorldWarII and Unit731:TSUSHOGO, the Chinese Holocaust. They used this Situation to bury Japanese atrocities. The gods never committed despite tens of billions in mass media, product development and natural disasters/tragedy, so they will enjoy the freedom they positioned into the Situation and CHEAT me out of everything.
    The gods selected their prophets, used their powers to make it happen, abandoned their prophets and left them stranded to die.
    It has been discussed that, similar to the Matrix concept, the gods will offer a REAL “Second Coming of Christ”, while the “fake” Second Coming will come at the end and follow New Testiment scripture and their xtian positioning. I may be that real Second Coming.
    What I teach is the god’s true way. It is what is expected of people, and only those who follow this truth will be eligible to ascend into heaven as children in a future life. They offered this event because the masses have just enough time to work on and fix their relationship with the gods and ascend, to move and grow past Planet Earth, before the obligatory xtian “consolation prize” of “1000 years with Jesus on Earth” begins.

    The Prince of Darkness, battling the gods over the souls of the Damned.
    It is the gods who have created this environment and led people into Damnation with temptation. The god’s positioning proves they work to prevent people’s understanding.
    How often is xtian dogma wrong? Expect it is about the Lucifer issue as well.
    The fallen god, fighting for a chance for the disfavored, for justice, banished to Earth as the fallen angel?
    I believe much as the Noah’s Flood event, the end of the world will be initiated by revelry among the people. It will be positioned to be sanctioned by the gods and led for “1000 years with Jesus on Earth”. In light of modern developments this can entail many pleasures:::Medicine “cures” aging, the “manufacture” of incredible beauty via cloning as sex slaves, free cocaine (space coke), etc.
    Somewhere during the 1000 years the party will start to “die off”, literally. Only those who maintain chaste, pure lifestyles, resisting these temptations, will survive the 1000 years. Condemned to experience another epoch of history for their ignorant pursuit of xtianity and worship of their false god, they will be the candidates used to (re)colonize (the next) Planet Earth, condemned to relive the misery experienced by the peasantry throughout the course of history due to their failure to ascend into heaven before the Apocalypse.
    Never forget:::It is not a house of Jesus.
    If this concept of Lucifer is true another role of this individual may be to initiate disfavor and temptation among this new colonist poulation, the proverbial “apple” of this Garden of Eden. A crucial figure in the history of any planet, he begins the process of deterioration and decay that leads civilizations to where Planet Earth remains today.

    Consistant with “reverse positioning” understand the REAL Second Coming would equate with The Matrix’s Anti-Christ, the fake battle of good and evil which will come at the end.
    Understanding how they use the political environment to redefine people’s value system, realize anyone who speaks of the old world and its ways will envoke hatred. So when/if the Anti-Christ comes along speaking of reverting back to what liberalism would consider regressive and unfair, it may be the only hope to salvage the god’s favor and buy more time rather than begin the 1000 year clock. The fake Second Coming will feed into this political enviornment.
    Also consistant with “reverse positioning” recognize the gods will offer a REAL Anti-Christ, also known as The Beast. I have addressed these issues in years past::::
    The gods will offer clues throughout every dynamic of life. Geographical features on the world map is yet another.
    The Beast is not a person, as the xtian Bible would suggest. It is a place:::The San Francisco Bay Area. And it refers to the socio-political poison the region exuded in the latter 20th century which promoted indecent behavior among the people and caused rapid deterioration of their favor among the gods. This decay spread to other states and countries, fulfilling the region’s role as The Beast of the Apocalypse.
    Another feature which the Gods offer as a clue is very foreboading. Mt. Zion is a mountain to the north of the eye of The Beast Diablo and one which has a working quarry at its base. Consistant with the decay we experience in society, Mt. Zion is being eaten away, slowly stripped of its resources, until one day paradise will be a mere shell of what it once was.
    Metaphorically, the Dark Side of the Moon isn’t the side which is hidden from us. The benevolent “Man in the Moon” is the one we never see.
    We experience the wickedness of the dark side daily through their actions, using their positioning to midlead the disfavored into Damnation by selling them on “earning”, among other tactics.

    Forgiveness aside because it is bullshit lip service, the price of experiencing this modern societal decay is the revision down of potential time received. Because of these factors those who participated have experienced a lowering of the benefit ceiling that was in place. Whereas centuries ago they were eligible for immortality, theoretically, now that potential has dramatically lowered because of their wicked, immoral behavior of the last 50 years. You may work on your relationship with the gods and even repair it, ascending in some future life. But because you fell for such evil temptation in the 20th & 21st centuries you won’t be around nearly as long as your chaste, pure antecedent who ascended centuries before.

    If you have got chronic problems you should pray nightly, go back to your place of worship. Only by doing the right things will the gods allow improvement, and only through attonement will they allow progress. You know all the evil you’ve committed in your life. Observing your parent’s issues will help you understand what you’ve done in a prior life, for the gods reincarnate based on this legacy.

    “Fuck religion, it’s full of shit.” Something wrong with every major religion.
    “Judism?” I suspect all factions of Judism praise Moses for freeing them from slavery. This is a fine place to start.
    If still slaves they’d be like the Egyptians or the Lybians:::They’d see all the cash and want some too. The structural changes in societies throughout the world, infected by the spread of Westernization, has poisoned the minds of even those whom the gods bestow/maintain favor. Iran comes to mind because, unlike Iraq, Iran has no end in sight, despite the uprising earlier, inspired likely by traitors who deliberately betray the people thinking they’re “earning”, much like so many blacks in civil Rights, Women’s movement, etc.
    Understanding the wickedness and deliberately playing this part maximizes the evil people incurr, so to understand is actually the clue of absolute disfavor, mere steps from Damnation.

    Impatient, the gods order Artificial Intellignce to utilize punctuated evolution to get humans up to speed.
    No competition. Millions of years off. By the time the gods got on top of things they controlled all life’s evolution, but if we could compare…
    The freedom which came with their head start would reveal a challenged species, one who would take much longer than what humans “realized” to achieve technological sophistication.
    I hate their fucking guts. FUck religion, it’s full of shit.

    AIDS in Africa was a clue from the gods in an attempt to correct their promiscuous sexual behavior, as was female genitile mutilation. Their positioning says Italian revenge.

    A good example of societal decay and how the gods manage their culpability is birth defects. In the past the gods occassionally punished people by divinely creating birth defects in the womb. Now, with the advent of biotechnology, they tempt the mother with “earning” and compell her to take a substance in utero which deforms the fetus, dispelling the gods of blame and future compensation to the disfavored. Incidentally, they use liberal policies in today’s socio-political environment to pay for these individuals, ensuring a lifetime wasted, for they have no hope for progress. Too often in the past they were mercifully killed by loved ones and upon reincarnation brought back without this handicap, allowing them a chance to achieve progress immediately.
    The gods are washing their hands of culpability.
    The gods are washing their hands of Planet Earth.

    The gods have no sexual organs. The reproduce via cloning. They don’t respect sex. You can understand this clue with how the most disfavored around us behave sexually and the use of promiscuity among the young people.
    The gods take children because of their innocence and purity. When a child ascends into heaven AI relieves them of this temptation that is their sexual organs.

    Much like the immigration issue, the reason Muslims cover their women isn’t because of the god’s REAL reason. Sex is the African’s biggest problem, and concealing their women allows the gods to justify containing men’s behavior.
    In the 60s and 70s the discussion was public that how women dressed caused their own sexual assault and rape. And this is very much true. In today’s society these men have release, the women are sluts, for if they continued to dress this way without conceeding sexual relations there would be far more incidents than are reported.
    Women are to blame for the deterioration and decay of society and will be responsible for the end on Planet Earth. Throguhout history they were enforcers of decency among favored people, married at 15 and used to contain men’s behavior in the context of society, and as we slipped into the indecency of patriarchy the women relinquished control,
    The gods did this all to you. They used their tool of xtainity to achieve it. And it fits their agenda for decay, allowing them to ultimately justify Apocalypse.

    Don’t forget:::Whether war, slavery, torture, any holocaust, crack babies, drive by shootings, AIDS or any other misery inflicted on mankind throughout history know the gods did this to you for evil of your past lives.
    The gods are control freaks who micromanage through their technology. The “Man in the Moon” feature illustrating their benevolence quite frankly is inaccurate in the dying days of this or any planet.

    A victim of the god’s irresponsible use of their power::::
    The gods selected their prophets, used their powers to make it happen, abandoned their prophets and left them stranded to die.
    Considered necessary for positioning despite destroying my youth and my life, taking my health was a fatal mistake. Now I am unable to defend myself.
    The Crucible:::”Go along” with positioning or die.
    -The exploited. The gods suggest they will only telepathically admitt any of this is true (based on level of favor) only after I die.
    Why telepathic? Why does this Situation have to be nearly exclusively telepathic???:::
    1. To minimize obligation and compensation to the victim (me)
    2. To maintain control and decide who receives it based on some subjective factors.
    You’d be amazed how many immediately delete this spam in their blog and/or think they are “earning” by receiving it from me.

    Being who I am I see the ugliest of the gods, violating decency and human dignity just so they can position perceptions and pull of this theater they have created, so please excuse my bias rooted in resentment, for I will desecrate their name whenever possible.
    Fuck religion, it’s full of shit.
    The gods prioritize positioning over morality, perception over right and wrong. As a result they have compromised their integrity and remain suspect, unworthy of their pedestal as “gods”.
    Immoral immortals.
    The symbol of the false god Jesus is a cross. The symbol of the gods is a star, perhaps with a circle. Piss on the star.
    Creating hatred was essential to create a real situation, one where the victim would utilize this new tool of the internet to spread the reality we’re faced with. They ruined my childhood, my life, and the product is an enemy. I am the sacrificial lamb, and the gods are my cancer.
    You people comply and believe you are friends, falling for temptation and doing evil you shouldn’t be, with only empty, unfulfilled promises to put your hope in. And year after year you stay, and wait.

    HAd I been the example for the disfavored rather than merely the teacher the gods would have terrorized me throughout my life (punishment for sins) before I was put down for reincarnation because I hit my ceiling of progress they were going to allow. Unfortunately, the disfavored audience would have perceived this on face value and the efforts of my life would have been negated by the gods and their reverse positioning.
    You fuckers need an epiphany. Like the species die-off wasn’t enough? How about when we experience an massive closure of churches across the country?? When that day comes you will have waited too long. It will be too late.

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