REV’IT! at the 2014 Overland Expo WestPosted: May 20, 2014
Overland Expo is an international event that educates and inspires people to get out and explore the world, by bike and vehicle, with 140+ different classes, 180+ exhibitors, and experts, authors, & videographers from around the world.
REV’IT! traveled to Flagstaff, Arizona over the weekend to rub shoulders with a rugged community of global adventurers and explorers at Overland Expo West. The dusty event, held on the dried bed of Mormon Lake, drew a crowd of roughly 7,000 from around the world. They came by motorcycle, jeep, buggy, RV, bicycle, truck, trailer and even horse — whatever means got them “over land”
The REV’IT! tent featured the company’s most popular adventure products, among them the Sand 2, Sand Ladies and Poseidon suits. Hundreds of expo attendees mapped out their “dream rides” on postcards, as part of a contest to win REV’IT! gear. And heat-adverse riders took liquid cooling vests out for trial runs on the Arizona backroads — an appropriate climate for serious testing.
The Sand Pro Gloves were crowd favorites; expo-goers loved the ventilated flex-knuckle and its distinct hexagonal pattern.
There were obstacle courses, sand pits, dirt tracks, ropes courses and other feats of daring for the show’s thrill-seekers, and hundreds of attendees camped out on the expansive plain in some of the world’s most cleverly crafted tents, shelters and mega-RVs. REV’IT! was pleased to meet and interact with this dedicated community of adventure riders; we look forward to the event again in 2015!