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Ziploc Upgrade – Small Watertight Box

I’m probably a little more excited than I should be about my small watertight box. (Sounds weird, I know.)

watertight plastic box

I usually carry my wallet and or phone in a Ziploc baggie and shove it in my pocket or in my tankbag when I’m on my dirtbike. A top notch waterproofing system for electronics, my bankcard and license, right?

I just happened to see this Outdoor Recreation box while I was looking for something else. With the Big Berkshire Aventure 2-day ride coming up, I thought – for less than $10 bucks, what the hell? It might be better than the baggie-method. Especially when the opportunity exists to fall over in things like:

splashing in the puddles

and

Splish Splash Through a Big Puddle

IMPORTANT:
Product not intended to be submerged. Product is not intended for microwave or freezer use. Not for storing food or water.

I don’t know if I should worry about the fact that the label on the box says not to submerge it. Or microwave it. (Um, okay?) I’m just going to throw caution to the wind and hope for the best. Hopefully, having my wallet in the box will have the same voodoo as having all the correct tools or rain gear on the bike – I won’t need it.

You can pick up the box at Walmart (which I hate) for around $6 -or-  the cost of a box of Ziploc gallon sized bags.

Cross your fingers for me!

Grrrr! My New Ural Yamal TShirt

While I was at Ural of New England last weekend, I got a Ural Yamal tshirt.

ural yamal tshirt ural of new england

 Olga, proprietress and fabulous lady, designs the shirts that are for sale in their shop. LOVE!

ural yamal tshirt ural of new england

What the heck is a Yamal?

Read about the beautiful orange beast: 2012 Limited Edition Ural Yamal

While I was in the back of the shop, I got to see a Yamal that was being prepped for its new owner – who I met later in the morning. As it turns out the couple live just a hop, skip and a jump away here on Long Island. Small world, being made even smaller one funky Ural at a time :)

Road Trip: Visiting the Revzilla Showroom in Philly

My daughter Chloe recently outgrew her textile riding jacket. Having her sized and fitted into a decent piece of gear for the upcoming season was something I wanted to do in person. The biggest challenge? Finding someplace with a good selection of quality gear and a range of sizes available to try on.

*lightbulb* 

Revzilla.

Revzilla Showroom - Philly

As a very satisfied online customer for a few years now, popping in to their new brick and mortar showroom seemed like a perfect idea. And… we could get cheesesteaks while we were in town. Win-Win! 

When we walked into the retail space we were greeted by a salesperson – Bobby. We went on to work with him throughout our time in the shop. He was patient, accomodating, knowledgeable and above all friendly. He didn’t give that full court obnoxious sales press that I hate so much.

He was clearly familiar with the products and was able to answer any questions we had and made recommendations where appropriate.

Bonus Points: He was able to look at me and my daughter and correctly size us by sight for REV’IT jackets.

Revzilla Showroom Boots

 

What was different about our shopping experience at Revzilla, when compared to other motorcycle retail spaces?

Selection

The biggest differentiating factor. Helmets, boots, gloves, jackets, pants, full suits – all in a range of sizes, fabrics, brands and price points right on the floor.

On top of that – after eyeballing a few items, Bobby checked the computer to see what they had in their onsite warehouse and brought out different color and size options in more than one of our potential choices.

Attitude

Though the store is stocked with some high end items I never got a whiff of that pseudo-exclusive, douchebaggy vibe that some stores take on. Sure they sell upscale brands like  Rukka and Klim but they also offer middle of the road brands for folks whose pockets aren’t as deep.

Attentiveness

The sales staff were readily available. They seemed to know the line between being pushy and being absentee.

If you’ve been a fan of Revzilla online store, you will have a great shopping experience in their showroom – it feels like a natural extension of their webfront.

Revzilla Showroom Gear
Revzilla Showroom Gear
Revzilla Showroom

The Goods

After looking through the jackets and having carte blanche to choose whatever made her heart sing from leather to textile to…whatever, Chloe selected a REV’IT Levante jacket in silver and a pair of Held gloves.

She is her Momma’s girl :)

REV'IT Levante

And with me being the curious type – I tried on a jacket. Or two. And I may have accidentally bought a REV’IT women’s Airwave for the summer and a REV’IT women’s Ventura because… because Bobby was a good salesperson.

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

REV'IT Ventura
REV'IT Women's Airwave

It’s defintely worth a stop-in.

Revzilla

Showroom Address:
4020 South 26th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19112

We’ve Pretty Much Got Gloves Covered Around Here

Don’t you think?

I had no idea we actually had this many pairs (19). I think they’re making babies in the closet.

Have you found yourself with gear that seems to multiply on it’s own?

Fuzzmop Glove Collection

There’s a rule they don’t teach you at the Harvard Business School. It is, if anything is worth doing, it’s worth doing to excess. – Edwin H. Land

Sometimes a Bargain Isn’t a Bargain – Buy Right, Buy Once

How many times over the years have you bought yourself some ‘bargain’ motorcycle gear, trying to save a couple bucks – only to end up spending more money and buying something to replace it?

On the flip side, have you ever been let down by gear that cost a premium?

Sidi Adventure GORE-TEX

I really didn’t want to spend the loot to buy my Sidi Adventure GORE-TEX boots. But, now that I’ve had them for a while ~ I’m glad I did, they were worth it to me. Dry feet are a thing of beauty.

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