It’s kind of amazing how much motorcycle gear has changed in a relatively short period of time. Take REV’IT! and its ongoing Sand adventure gear collection. The company is starting 2021 with its Sand 4 update, and it’s a long way from the likes of the Sand 2. I mean, there’s no EVA foam used as impact protection, for one very important upgrade!
As usual, there are a handful of components to consider in this latest Sand iteration. These include the Jacket Sand 4 H2O in both men’s and women’s versions, as well as the Pants Sand 4 H2O (which appear to be meant for men). Riders can top this off with their choice of two glove types: Gloves Sand 4 (which are ventilated), or Gloves Sand 4 H2O (which are waterproof).
Both the men’s and women’s Jacket Sand 4 H2O feature the same materials and most of the same protection levels, both included and optional. I have to say, it’s a pet peeve of mine when companies make both a men’s and a women’s version of the same style, except for some reason the women’s version skimps on protective features. REV’IT! mostly avoided that mistake, so they get some definite points.
REV’IT! Sand 4 H2O Ladies Jacket
REV’IT! Sand 4 H2O Jacket – Mens
The Jacket Sand 4 H2O is meant for riding in all four seasons, and packs in ventilation, a removable waterproof liner, and a removable thermal liner to help keep you feeling ready for all the weather you’ll encounter. Shoulders and elbows both come with SEEFLEX CE-level 2 armor installed in both jackets.
It’s worth noting that there are also pockets to fit a SEESOFT CE-level 2 back protector and/or a SEESOFT CE-level 1 divided insert chest protector in the men’s jacket. However, the women’s jacket only features a back protector pocket, with absolutely no mention of a chest protector option. On REV’IT’s own website, the SEESOFT CE-level 1 divided insert chest protector…