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Horizon 2 Outfit

MINIMALISM
AT ITS BEST
THE HORIZON 2 OUTFIT

Discover the benefits of the most affordable 4-season laminated outfit for him and her.

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4-SEASON VERSATILITYMINIMAL LAYERS

Many riders have heard about laminated jackets and trousers. But when we talk to the masses at shows or events, it’s also apparent that it’s not completely clear as to what the real benefits of a laminated outer shell are.

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We’ll take you on an in-depth look at the advantages of a laminated waterproof outer shell, and why they’re the perfect match for those who want to keep exploring even when the rain hits hard.

Take our Horizon 2 riding outfits, for example. Available for both men and women who want to experience the fullest that the open road can offer, even if Mother Nature doesn’t want to cooperate. Come and find out the benefits of this technology as we ride the Alabama Hills in California, USA.

One of the biggest choices an avid tourer or adventure rider faces when choosing his/her gear is whether they should go with multiple layers; meaning an outer shell, a waterproof layer and an insulating layer. Or, if they should stay light with a laminated waterproof shell built in?

As we offer both options in multiple styles, we believe in having the right tool for the job - and we’re here to help you make the right choice.

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THE BENEFITS OF A LAMINATED OUTER SHELL

When a product feature in our collection says “2L” or “3L outer shell,” it means the waterproof material layer or membrane (hydratex® or GORE-TEX), is directly applied to the outer shell, instead of being a separate, waterproof fabric that floats between the outer shell and the jacket lining. The latter is often referred to as a Z-liner construction. Let us run you through the benefits of laminating.

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THREE MAINBENEFITS

A bonded waterproof membrane has three main benefits. First, it offers better breathability. Second, it has less water pick-up so the garment stays lightweight and dries quickly in wet conditions. And third, it prevents evaporative cold, from a soaked outer shell, from negatively affecting the rider’s body temperature.

These are key benefits, especially for long distance commuters and adventure-touring riders, who predominantly ride regardless of adverse weather conditions. A laminated shell, that has a barrier to water pick-up, dries much quicker than a shell soaked through with rain, thus enabling a wet rider to get back on the bike with minimal time lost.

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DESIGN AND ENGINEERINGCHALLENGES

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The downside of a laminated outer shell construction is that it’s a challenge for the designers - all the stitching seams of any laminated garment need to be seam-taped to ensure 100% waterproofing. Every pocket, adjustment strap and any other addition to the outer shell that is sewn on, equals a perforation in the outer shell that needs to be sealed in the interior.

Another design challenge when constructing a laminated item is to provide a key four-season motorcyclist functionality: direct ventilation. Until recently, the only available solution was to apply a 100% waterproof zipper to achieve this effect. It worked well enough for other manufacturers, but not well enough for us, as we were never satisfied that the zipper opening was big enough to flow the proper amount of air to a user facing warmer climates.

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VCS|AQUADEFENCETHE REVOLUTIONARY DIRECT VENTILATION SYSTEM

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It wasn’t until 2014 when the REV’IT! R&D team came up with the perfect solution: the VCS|Aquadefence system. After extensive testing at the GORE-TEX style approval laboratories in Livingstone, Scotland, this system was first applied to the laminated Poseidon GTX jacket and trousers.

Later also in other GORE-TEX styles, such as the Dominator GTX jacket and trousers. REV’IT! patented it and so it’s a unique, functional feature you will exclusively find in REV’IT! garments. In terms of air intake in combination with a waterproof laminated outer shell, nothing even comes close.

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VCS | Aquadefence

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HOW VCS|AQUADEFENCEWORKS

The construction of the system allows us to beautifully integrate it into our designs, so no compromises are made in the desired aesthetics of a garment. The VCS|Aquadefence system is cleverly hidden behind 100% waterproof fabric panels, which can be opened and closed while riding - even while wearing gloves. Pull up the fabric panel and hook the button in the FidLock® magnetic closure – and it sits perfectly locked. With a simple tug, you can take it out of the locking cavity and fold it back.

When opened, it reveals the actual VCS|Aquadefence ventilation panel that is fully perforated, and allows tons of air to flow freely into the garment. When applied to trousers, VCS|Aquadefence is always located at the upper leg. Looking closely at the panel, you see that there is a rubber-like rim surrounding the ventilation panel. This is what holds the water back when it’s closed. As soon as it starts to rain, simply close the panel and you’re 100% wind and waterproof.

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THE CHOICE OF LAMINATION

Because of the aforementioned reasons, choosing the Horizon 2 outfit (jacket and trousers) with their laminated outer shells can be exactly what you’re looking for.

It also gives riders the flexibility to include their own technical base and mid layers, especially when an already included detachable thermal liner might not give adventurers the warmth they’re after. Thus allowing you to completely personalize your gear based on your needs.

Ride further. Ride longer. We give you that option. The choice is yours.

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SEEFLEX™

ICING ON THE CAKE

To put some more icing on the proverbial cake, we also updated the outfit by incorporating our proprietary ventilated SEEFLEX™ CE-level 2 limb protection at the knees, shoulders and elbows. And the trousers also include the ventilated SEESMART™ CE-level 1 hip protectors.

Optionally, you can upgrade the jacket with the SEESOFT™ CE-level 2 insert back protector, type RV. For enhanced visibility, we’ve applied plenty of reflective panels at the front and back of the jacket and trousers so you remain highly visible between cars when the weather is foul, as well as from dusk to dawn. Both the jacket as the trousers are equipped with a comfortable and removable insulation lining.

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THE RENAISSANCE OF A REV’IT! FAVORITE
THE HORIZON 2 MEN’S AND WOMEN’S OUTFIT

An all-time favorite riding outfit - and one of our first laminated outer shells – was seen in the original Horizon with hydratex®|lite waterproofing technology lives again. Now better, stronger, reconstructed, redesigned, and equipped with our revolutionary VCS|Aquadefence system. The story doesn’t end here. For both men and women #revitriders, the journey has just started.

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THE PERFECT COMBO FOR HIM

For your next adventure, be prepared for anything. Our Horizon 2 jacket and trousers feature the functionality of a high-end waterproof touring outfit at an affordable price. Stay dry and comfortable no matter what. Pair your Horizon 2 gear with our Summit 3 H2O gloves and Discovery H2O boots for optimal levels of overall waterproofing.

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Combo for Him

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THE IDEAL TRAVELCOMPANION FOR HER

The Horizon 2 Ladies outfit (jacket and trousers) has been developed for serious female touring riders from the ground up, ensuring the ideal feminine fit and all-weather performance. Complementing the Horizon 2 Ladies gear are the Drifter 3 H2O Ladies gloves, Quest H2O Ladies and Airborne LS Ladies base layer shirt; all of which have also been developed specifically for women.

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Companion for Her

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Horizon 2 at camp

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Where to
Buy

REV'IT! products are available through a global network of motorcycle apparel specialist dealers. Use our locator to find the closest dealer to you, no matter where you find yourself in the world.

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Wash &
Care

We get a lot of questions about how to maintain your favorite piece of motorcycle gear. Whether your item is made of leather or textile or has GORE-TEX technology, follow our wash and care instructions to keep them in top shape.

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