Impressions: REV’IT Winter and Summer Tour Motorcycle Socks

Impressions: REV’IT Winter and Summer Tour Motorcycle Socks

REVIT SocksIn January ’11, I received 2 pairs of REV’IT motorcycle socks from Revzilla. One pair of Winter Tour and one pair of Summer Tour. Now with nearly a year invested in wearing them through all kinds of weather, I feel like I can finally give an opinion on them.

The REV’IT Winter Tour Sock

The materials and construction of the Winter Tour sock feel great on your feet and all the way up your calf. They are sold in size ranges to better suit leg and foot lengths. That helps to keep them from pulling down or getting bunchy. The elastic is never too tight and doesn’t pinch or cut off circulation. They’re wonderfully un-bulky.

I often wear these socks when I am not riding.

“Winter”
Are they warm like the word winter implies? Sadly, no – not really. I have yet to wear them and think “Wow, these socks really kept my feet warm!”

Verdict:

  • Expensive at $36 a pair.
  • Very comfortable, nice fit and feel.
  • Love the length of the sock, coming up just below the knee.
  • Not especially warm. They seem more like everyday socks as opposed to winter socks.
  • Knock $15 bucks off the price and drop the word winter and I would find them more enticing.

Would I buy another pair? Mmm… probably not, due to price point.

Would I be happy if I received a pair as a gift? Yes

The REV’IT Summer Tour Sock

My REVIT Summer Tour socksLike the Winter Tour socks, the construction and materials feel very nice. There is a comfort in having a tall sock that is snug against the calf but not tight.

The Summer Tour have become my sock drawer darlings. They are my “go to” socks, the ones I look for first when it comes time to put my boots on.

“Summer”
Are they cooler than other socks? I am inclined to say yes. When it’s hot and your feet are next to a hot engine – it can be difficult to determine if the socks make any difference. But… what I can tell is that they handle moisture in a different way than a cotton sock would giving an overall impression of being cooler.

Verdict:

  • Expensive at $36 a pair.
  • Very comfortable.
  • Love the length of the sock, coming up just below the knee.
  • Handles moisture better than cotton.

Would I buy another pair? Yes

Would I be happy if I received a pair as a gift? Yes

3 Replies to “Impressions: REV’IT Winter and Summer Tour Motorcycle Socks”

  1. They sound a bit comfier then my Nike drifit socks I have been using for the summer. For winter I usually wear some snowboard socks which are great for keeping your feet warm. I have worn those socks with my Sidis in the winter and they keep my feet really warm except for long stints on the highway hah.

    “Would I be happy if I received a pair as a gift? Yes”

    I bet santa is listening!

  2. Appreciate the honesty, and the fact you took your sweet @$$ time to test these puppies out before you wrote your review. These days all of my socks are looking “designer”, y’know, holes come standard. Might be time to pick up a summer pair. I’m currently just rocking ankle-socks when its warm out.
    To the girlfriend, who will get this page in her email, see the part that says: “Would I be happy if I received a pair as a gift? Yes” ? Ho ho ho…

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