Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: The Netherlands
Sand (II) experiences? Protective quality?
I'm looking into buying some proper gear. I do have a leather jacket now and a textile pants, but I want a four season textile suit. I ran into the Rev'it Sand (and Sand II) and can only find good reviews about fitting and hot and cold weather performance.
But the reason for me buying a proper suit is safety and I can't really find much info about abrasion of this particular suit and can't tell how good 500D protects me, up to 750D in some parts. It does have CE protective hard parts on shoulders, elbows and knees. I'm sure it's good for 50 km/h sliders, but how about high-way speeds 100-130 km/h? Will it still be able to protect me abrasion wise? I know leather is the best, but the Dutch weather can be wet, cold, warm and, well.. wet. Leather suit is not really an option for me, too cold now for instance.
If you guys have some knowledge about this or other tips/ideas for similar suits in the price range of the Sand (and available in Europe), with good abrasion qualities that would be great! Would like to have it in bright colors, not the high-viz yellow (have a vest for that) but also not full black, since my bike already is. And that would be all too dark.
Tried to look around on the forum, but couldn't really find the info I'm looking for. Thanks!