I’m probably a little more excited than I should be about my small watertight box. (Sounds weird, I know.)
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:
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.
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
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.
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.
What was different about our shopping experience at Revzilla, when compared to other motorcycle retail spaces?
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.
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.
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.
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
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.