Abu Garcia REVO X Baitcast Combo Review

Abu Garcia REVO X Combo

Abu Garcia’s newest combo, the Revo X Low Profile Baitcasting Combo, is a great value that makes it possible for even budget-friendly anglers to snag a high-end bass fishing combo.

The Revo X Baitcast Combo features a 30-ton rod blank with Stainless steel guides that have zirconium inserts. The reel is a low profile reel made with a Corrosion-resistant X2-Cräftic alloy frame that features a Carbon Matrix hybrid drag system for smooth and reliable performance.

Revo X Combo Features

  • 7 stainless steel ball bearings + 1 roller bearing provides smooth operation
  • X2-Cräftic™ alloy frame for increased corrosion resistance
  • Carbon Matrix™ hybrid drag system for super smooth reliable drag performance
  • Duragear™ brass gear for extended gear life
  • D2 Gear Design™ provides a more efficient gear system while improving gear durability
  • DuraClutch™ design provides improved engagement and durability
  • MagTrax™ brake system gives consistent brake pressure throughout the cast
  • Compact bent handle and star provide a more ergonomic design
  • 30 ton graphite for a lightweight, balanced design
  • High-density EVA offers higher sensitivity and durability
  • Stainless steel guides with zirconium inserts

Our Impression of the Revo X Combo

Overall this is a pretty damn good combo. They retail for about $149.99, so at that price point, you are going to be hard-pressed to find a rod and reel that performs that well. The only thing that personally keeps me from adding it to my lineup is for some reason they only offer right-hand models at this time. Once they put out a left-handed combo, it will likely become part of my bass fishing arsenal.

Revo X Low Profile Reel

The reel itself comes in either a 6.6:1 or a 5:4.1 gear ratio. We tested the 5:4.1 and it was incredibly smooth and great for crankbaits or anything that needs a slower retrieve. The drag system was on point with up to 18 lbs. of drag pressure, and the reel was incredibly forgiving — something that might be a selling point for those who are new to baitcasters.

Revo X Low Profile Rod

The Revo X rod was an average rod; nothing special, but also not a total flop. I prefer some of Abu Garcia’s higher end rods, but for the price, you really can’t complain or find anything that’s going to replace it at that price point.

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Robert Richardson is the founder and editor of OFFGRIDSurvival.com and Countryhookers.com. He is an Outdoorsman, a Survivalist, an extreme angler and hunter, and the author of The Ultimate Situational Survival Guide.

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