REV’IT Everest GTX -vs- REV’IT Defender GTX

REV’IT Everest GTX -vs- REV’IT Defender GTX

Which REV’IT is better – Everest or Defender?

The lifestyle of us who ride motorbikes is both rewarding and challenging. On the one hand we get to ride the coolest bikes of our choice and wear fashionable gear, but on the other we also need to differentiate between biking gear options and make a sometimes difficult choice.

Unlike the typical social engagement on what outfit to wear is a simple consideration, choosing between two biking pants is choosing between varying factors of sizing, insulation, waterproofing, and protection, among others.

The good news is that choices are there: between the REV’IT Everest GTX and REV’IT Defender GTX. Upon closer inspection, however, which one suits you better?

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A Look At The Everest GTX Jacket/Pants

First up is the Everest GTX pants, which obviously goes great with its Everest GTX Jacket. Ideal for serious enthusiasts and professionals, and REV’IT touts it as the best in comfort and fit. For the more specifications-inclined, here is a short list of some of their notable features.

Features Of The Everest Range

Protection:

  • Gore-Tex technology outer shell, waterproofing, and breathable material
  • Exkin Air Thermal liner (detachable) for insulation
  • SaS Tec CE knee cap protection. This gives the highest CE rating possible.
  • EVA foam (fully perforated) hip support
  • SaS Tec CE prepared hip protector. This gives the highest CE rating possible.
  • Laminated calf reflection

Ergonomics:

  • Regular / tour fit
  • Adjustable ankle tabs and waist straps
  • Gore-Tex Lock-Out zippers for ventilation (upper legs)
  • Short / long connection and calf zipper, knees and back stretches, protector pockets (adjustable), stash pocket

Everest Pros and Cons

The Everest GTX pants and jacket offers an all year round package that provides durability, breathability, and comfort in a wind and waterproof setup.

Be warned, however, that like other non-mesh biking pants, the Everest might not be the top choice for ventilation. This is not much of an issue for the lower body compared to the upper body – and luckily, the Everest pants goes well with almost any jacket.

REV’IT Defender GTX Range

Another pants line that goes with its own jacket, the REV’IT Defender GTX jacket and pants are built and designed for adventure. You get both SaS Tec and SuperFabric armor integrated with mesh lining and ideal ventilation. Following are some of their noteworthy specs:

Protection:

  • Cordura ripstop, PWR Shell and PWR Wax, Karvin cowhide technologies with Teflon, plus SuperFabric – 5 times more abrasion resistant than leather but half the weight.
  • Exkin Air Thermal liner (detachable) for insulation
  • Gore-Tex Performance shell (detachable) waterproofing and breathability features
  • SaS Tec CE knee protection. This gives the highest CE rating possible.
  • EVA foam (fully perforated) hip support
  • SaS Tec CE prepared hip protector. This gives the highest CE rating possible.
  • Laminated calf reflection

Ergonomics:

  • Regular tour fit
  • Adjustable ankle tabs and waist straps
  • VCS upper leg ventilation panels
  • Slit pockets
  • Adjustable protector pockets, COOLMAX mesh lining, short and long and calf zippers, back and knee stretch lips

Defender Pros and Cons

All in all the Defender pants can replace a pair or two of lesser pants for all-season, all-weather riding capability, which speaks volumes about its quality.

Serious enthusiasts and professionals understand that paying even a seemingly hefty premium is well worth it if in the long run the gear works better than most of everything else around.

A few drawbacks include the zipper attachments which could have been designed for easier handling, plus a few hooks and better modeled flaps; but this is quite subjective, and boils down to personal preference.

Comparison

Pitting the Everest GTX against the Defender GTX is not as straightforward as matching different designer jeans and seeing which one looks better – first off, they are designed for different purposes.

  • Everest is the all year round, long-lasting, ultimate waterproof pants.
  • Defender is the adventurer’s wear of choice that boasts comfort through added breathability and a measure of waterproofing.

If the range of REV’IT GTX jackets and pants are going to cripple your budget then you might want to look at our Alpinestars Durban Jacket Review

Verdict

In matters where they can compete, however – and if you needed to make a choice between them – the Everest GTX wins in waterproofing and in terms of being an all-around gear, while the Defender GTX wins in durability and breathability, as well as price.

Hope this Everest GTX and Defender GTX comparison has helped you. If it has please give us a thumbs up on your favorite social media spot.

Cheers

Keith Signature