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Big Features in a Budget Package : Daiwa Revros 2500H

 

Date: 2/17/16
Tackle Type: Reel
Manufacturer: Daiwa
Reviewer: Cal






Total Score: 7.59 - BEST VALUE AWARD

Introduction:
Known primarily for their mid to high end product, for years, anglers have clamored for more price conscience reels from Daiwa Corporation. Recent introductions of the Lexa, original Tatula, and Exceler product lines have shown the company was listening. Today we look at a product that demonstrates not only have they been listening, but they've delivered - introducing the Revros spinning reel by Daiwa.

 

Daiwa Revros 2500H Specifications

Line Capacity - Rated 8/170 : 10/140
Line Capacity - Spool Volume 18.1 cubic cm
Retrieve Ratio
5.6:1
Inches Per Turn (IPT) - calculated
22 - 33
Weight 9.2 oz
Handle Length 55mm
Bearings 7+1
Bearings per Knob 2 bearing
Roller Guide Bearings None
Origin Vietnam
MSRP $49.99


Introducing Daiwa's Revros 2500H.

Quality/Construction: The Revros is a solid if not a little unrefined spinning reel. It's finished with a modest metallic grey paint, but comes with a very attractive machined handle that collapses easily for storage. All tolerances for this reel are very good especially considering its price point. In fact, the only thing really giving it away as a more cost conscious product is the reel's overall weight.

 

Quality Ratings for Daiwa Revros 2500H

Finish (1-5)
Frame & Sideplate Tolerance (1-5)
Handle Tolerance (1-5)
Knob Tolerance (1-5)
Total
Possible
Rating (= Tot/Pos * 10)
4
4
4
4
16
20
8.0


The Revros is a very solid reel out of the box.

Performance: For our tests, I spooled the Revros with 8lb Berkley Iron Silk super-polymer line and mounted it to a Daiwa TDS 701 MXS spinning rod. Most of our tests were conducted on Lake Beryessa, California.


Spooled and ready to go with some Berkley Iron Silk line.

Retrieve: The Revros has a surprisingly smooth retrieve as you turn the handle to mesh its gears. I did not notice any unusual sounds, hiccups, or vibrations coming from the gears, rotor, or body of the reel making it very easy to concentrate on the task at hand - that is, waiting for any indications of a bite.

Performance Ratings for Daiwa Revros 2500H

Retrieve (1-5)
Drag (1-5)
Power (1-5)
Bail Operation (1-5)
Line Twist (1-5)
Total
Possible
Rating (= Tot/Pos * 10)
4
3
4
4
3
18
25
7.2


Fig 1. The Sweet Drag Performance chart above shows the consistency in drag performance of our Daiwa Revros 2500H.

Drag: Referencing our Sweet Drag chart above and the numbers in the matrix below, we can see the Revros's drag, while powerful at times, isn't the smoothest out there - especially as pressure endured. The slow start of the Revros's drag at the top end is likely due to the line stretching between the reel's drag and the pull of The Machine, but once engaged, you can see how erratic the drag performed.

Sweet Drag Performance for Daiwa Revros 2500H

Turns backed off from locked drag >>>>
1.5
1.25
1
.75
.5
Avg % Change
Start Up
4.2
5.3
6.2
7.6
4.8*
Sustained
4.5
5.6
6.7
7.6
8.6
Lowest Value
4
5
5.5
6.8
4.7
Change in Startup vs Sustained
8%
5.7%
7.6%
.5%
78%
20%
Biggest Drop from Sustained
11%
9.6%
17%
11%
45.6%
18.8%
* Anomaly likely due to line stretch


The attractive handle of the Revros folds for easy storage.

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