Matt K.
 
 
 
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    September 8, 2008
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    December 10, 2012
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Klim Valdez Parka As the only snowmobiling jacket in the world with the tried and tested GORE-TEX Pro Shell Comfort Mapping construction technology, the Valdez ensures maximum comfort, durable waterproofness, and maximum breathability in all conditions. This parka is built to work seamlessly with the human body in the most demanding conditions. Highly active riders who demand maximum performance have trusted the Valdez for years. For 2012-2013, KLIM has stepped up their game by revising the fit for a better, more-aggressive fit, removing excess material flaps for quicker access to cargo pockets, blacking-out the color scheme to clean up the style and adding a KLIM-Exclusive embossed shell fabric. All-in-all the KLIM Valdez Parka is set to dominate like never before. Features Guaranteed To Keep You Dry Gore-Tex Pro Shell Constructionthe most breathable, most durable Gore-Tex motor sports shell available Comfort mapping technology works in conjunction with body physiology to provide maximum comfort and climate control New embossed fabric technology adds style and cutting edge design New faster pocket access via water resistant zippers New welded pocket port structure on chest pockets New revised aggressive riding position fit based on real rider feedback Max flow ventilation 3 ports Wide open pit zips with interior storm flap Aggressive patterning 6 external pockets (2 chest, 2 hand, 2 cargo) Interior MP3 headphone port and securing loops Helmet-friendly adjustable collar Double storm flap construction at front zipper Max visibility 3M Scotchlite reflective trim Removable shoulder pads Snow dust skirt Double stitching for durability Integrated internal hand gaiters YKK zippers throughout with water resistant YKK zippers in exposed areas Glove-friendly zipper pulls Waist adjustment Bottom hem adjustment Fleece-lined comfort collar and beard flap Adjustable velcro cuffs Kill switch D-Ring 500D Cordura underlays Internal pocket key clip
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great layering Jacket
PostedDecember 10, 2012
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Matt K.
From PHILADELPHIA
State:PA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
This jacket has a couple of uses:
1. It serves as a an everyday casual winter jacket. It is waterproof/windproof shell, and layering under it with a sweater makes it very warm. Also the Jacket looks great, lots of compliments.
2. Great for use on a snowmobile, could be used for skiing or other snow sports as well.
3. Great over-jacket for use on a motorcycle. The jacket does not have CE armor in it, but throw it over top of your every-day motorcycle jacket and you are now wind and waterproof, ready to tackle the cold and wet riding season.
Rides: 2009 Honda CBR600RR
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Held Rainstar Gore-Tex Gloves An extremely versatile glove excellent for mild-warm weather touring or commuting. With no thermal lining, the Held Rain Star is an excellent summer waterproof glove. With the Gore-Tex waterproof liner this glove will work well in late fall or early spring as well. Outer shell Goatskin palm Supple cowhide back Lining OUTLAST lining (100 polyester), phase change material (PCM) helps regulate temperatures Pique push-pull lining (100 polyester) Membrane GORE-TEX waterproof / breathable membrane (100 polyester with 100 polyurethane coating) Features Special flat seam Velcro adjustment at wrists and cuffs Elasticated leather panels on back, thumb and fingers Perforated leather back Visor wipe Protection Leather covered hard plastic knuckle protection Highly abrasion-resistant stingray leather, underlaid with shock-absorbing gel on ball of thumb 3M SCOTCHLITE reflective piping
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Awesomely comfortable, versatile and protective glove
PostedSeptember 13, 2011
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Matt K.
From PHILADELPHIA
State:PA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
While certainly on the pricey side, you are getting Held quality and protection in a Gore-Tex glove utilizing X-trafit technology. All the bells & whistles cost money.
X-trafit means the waterproof liner is laminated to the outside of the glove (you do not feel it) and it does not try to pull itself out when your hands are damp. These gloves were extremely comfortable from day 1 and needed no break-in.
There is no direct ventilation so for 90F+ days I would want a mesh glove, but in the 80's this glove was fine for me. It comfortable got me down to the low 50's (have not had a chance to lower). It is Gore-Tex so rain is a non-issue.
For commuting or a multi-day adventure when you do not know what weather you are going to hit, this is the glove to bring.
Rides: 2009 Honda CBR600RR
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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 Firstgear TPG Rainier Jacket
Firstgear TPG Rainier Jacket
Firstgear TPG Rainier Jacket The new Firstgear TPG Rainier Jacket is lighter and less bulky then before, with a more comfortable plus flexible fit and now includes the best protection in the industry d3o intelligent shock absorption in the shoulders and elbows provides superior protection. Outer shell material is 100 600 denier nylon for abrasion resistance Kevlar reinforced Teramid underlay at the crucial first point of contact on the shoulders and elbows to keep your skin safe from the road YKK and RiRi waterproof zippers protect exterior vents and pockets from moisture Reflective panels on the front, side, arm and back keep you visible at night Adjustable waist and arm straps provide a custom fit Drop-tail design ensures the jacket will not ride up in the sitting position When not in use, hang your gloves on the d-ring located below the lower right pocket Jacket-to-pant 10 full conjunction zipper fits easily through zipped liner portal and can be sewn onto your favorite pair of riding pants Weather Protection HYPERTEX PLUS Waterproof and Breathable outer shell material keeps rain outside, but allows inside humidity to escape The main front 2-way YKK zipper is shielded from moisture by a double storm flap with rain gutter, held in place by spring-snap closures. To block wind and retain warmth, sleeve cuffs and fleece-lined collar are tipped with neoprene Integrated in the collar is an under-the-helmet rain hood Stand-alone jacket included as a zip-in liner fabric is a 3-layer laminate that is water and windproof and micro fleece lined to retain warmth. Ventilation Six vents two 8 chest vents Cord locks to securely hold them open for airflow Two 9 sleeve cuff vents with 2-W zippers to regulate volume Two 9 rear exhaust vents Two chest vents on the inner liner line up with the chest vents on the outer jacket to provide full ventilation even with the liner jacket in place Storage 10 exterior pockets Four front cargo, two chest, two front side (Left side contains a port for heated apparel power cord or headphones for your favorite listening device and both pockets contain cord pulls to create a wind block around the bottom of the jacket. To release the bungee, unzip the jacket from the bottom u to find the cord locks just inside.), Key pocket on the left sleeve plus a large rear storage with a 13 open Inside the storm flap on the left side is a security pocket with a red slider for visibilityeasy access to storage without having to unzip the jacke All pockets designed to deflect moisture A Firstgear standard inside every jacket there is a phone pocket on the left side and a map/cargo pocket on the right side. The TPG Rainier has these pockets in both the liner and the jacket. So, whether the liner is in or out, the internal pockets are in the same place 2-year limited manufacturer's warranty and 2-year crash protection policy
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent All Around Jacket
PostedOctober 20, 2010
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Matt K.
From PHILADELPHIA
5'9 / 155lbs the size MD fits me perfectly both with and without the liners.
With liner out and all vents open I was comfortable moving in dry 90 degree heat, anything hotter then that and I don't care what jacket you are in it will be toasty. The two-way zips on the arms are great.
The jacket was comfortable down to about 55 degrees with vents closed and just a t-shirt underneath. With the liner in you could get into the 40's and you could go lower with proper layering
Protection wise, while the D30 is thin and low profile it is comforting to know you are not sacrificing anything from an impact rating standpoint.
From a style standpoint the color panels are well though out and it is just an overall "good" looking jacket.
You get what you pay for, while on the pricier side for Firstgear, with this jacket Firstgear has definitely upped their game.
Pros protective, waterproof, Great Value, Rugged, Comfortable, Fashionable
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Held Score Glove (small sizes only)
Held Score Glove (small sizes only)
The Held Score Waterproof Glove is an excellent choice for fallspring and early late summer. The lack of a thermal liner but the inclusion of a Gore-Tex waterproof membrane makes this an excellent summer waterproof glove. Palm is goatskin Back is stretch fabric (75 polyamide 15 polyurethane 10 other fiber) with leather detailing Pique push-pull lining with Gore-Tex membrane Adjustable Velcro closure at wrist and cuff Knuckles are protected by leather-covered hard plastic shell Side of hand protected by leather-covered carbon fiber shell Additional ceramicpolymer matrix and Kevlar at the ball of the thumb 3M Scotchlite trim Visor wiper X-TRAFIT by GORE-TEX is a laminated waterproof lining system the lining will not pull out with your hand laminated layers gives single layer feel Pique Push Pull lining is laminated together with the X-TRAFIT waterproof liner this special fabric wicks perspiration away from the hand so that it may breathe outward through the lining more effectively
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Perfect Waterproof Glove
PostedAugust 27, 2010
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Matt K.
From Philadelphia
The Held Score Gloves are perfect for fall, summer and spring riding where it is either going to be a bit on cooler side or if there is a chance of getting wet. The gloves are fully waterproof, without a bulky thermal liner.
The Held X-Trafit lining really makes the different, with other gloves the waterproof liner pulls out when you pull your hands out.
The other nice feature of this glove is the visor wiper on the index finger, and the reinforced knuckles. Many of the "summer waterproof" gloves in other brands are sorely lacking in protection.
As with other Held gloves, these are pricey but are simply oozing with quality
Pros Comfortable, Rugged
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars Summer Tech Race Undersuit Alpinestars Tech Race underwear keeps you cool and comfortable under your suit during warm weather racing and helps with getting in and out of your suit. Available as a 1-piece undersuit. Features Designed for warm weather riding Coldtack fabric construction Micro perforated insert panel for comfort and breathability Ergonomic flat lock seam construction Compression fit design to reduce muscle fatigue Off-set main zipper closure Printed Astar logo Leaf not included
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Undersuit
PostedFebruary 21, 2010
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Matt K.
From PHILADELPHIA
I am 5'9, 155lbs with a 39" chest and large fits me just about perfect (snug)
This undersuit makes putting my race suit on and taking it off a breeze (especially on those hot and sticky days I could not imagine not having it)
The moisture wicking really does work, this suit does a great job at keeping you dry on the sweaty days as well. The suit zips from both the top and bottom (you can make a bathroom run without taking off the entire suit!)
Pros Great Value, Comfortable
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent Leather Jacket
PostedOctober 22, 2009
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Matt K.
From PHILADELPHIA
I picked this jacket up on closeout for a screaming deal. The leather is of a very quality with lots of protection. You really feel safe wearing this jacket.
Style-wise it looks great. Lots of complements.
Fit is snug, it runs one size small compared to other revit jackets. I am wearing a 52 and it is snug on me, I am 5'10, 160 lbs with a 39" chest. I wear a size 50 in the REV'IT Phoenix Leather Jacket.
While there is not a ton of perforation on the jacket, there are some. I would say it is best for fall / spring weather. With some layering you could go pretty cold with this jacket.
Pros Great Value, Comfortable, Fashionable
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 REV'IT! Digital WB Jacket
REV'IT! Digital WB Jacket
The DIGITAL utilizes the innovative Soft Shell material a technical woven material that features 3 functionalities incorporated in just one layer insulation, water resistance and breath-ability. The jacket contains a windproof breathable membrane that is topped with a water resistant stretchable outer shell. The digital is lined with micro fleece so it will keep you warm and dry on even the coldest of days, but still maintain a level of comfort during moderate activity levels. The DIGITAL is designed to be worn under all REVIT! jackets, including leather,or by itself around town. It easily folds up and packs away for storage in even the smallest compartment. PROTECTION FEATURES Outershell Soft shell Insulation 3 layer Waterproofing 3 layer Breathability 3 layer ERGONOMIC FEATURS Fit wide fit Features adjustable drawstring cord at the waist Pockets front zip pockets, waterproof laminated chest pocket
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Awesome Jacket
PostedOctober 25, 2008
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Matt K.
From WARRINGTON, PA
5'10 160 and a large fits me perfectly (with a little room to spare)
This is a fantastic looking jacket which provides a lot of utility as well. I initially balked at the price, but it is worth it. As always with REV'IT, you are paying for functionality and quality of materials, not just a name.
I use this as a casual jacket, and I also wear it under my REV'IT Air Jacket which allows me to get three season utility out of the mesh air jacket.
The jacket is light weight, with a seemingly waterproof shell (with the jacket on I stuck my arm under a faucet and when I removed it the water just beaded off and the jacket was 100% dry).
I absolutely recommend it
Pros Comfortable, Fashionable, Rugged
Cons Pricey
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Peace of mind
PostedSeptember 8, 2008
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Matt K.
From PHILADELPHIA, PA
This piece is a great theft deterrant. The alarm is very loud. It is motion sensitive, but appears to have just the right sensitivity. Unless I rock the bike I have never set it off accidentally. It also gives a warning beep off first before the full on alarm goes.
Both the warning and full alarm are loud enough to get an entire neighborhoods attention. With a cover and the Xena alarm I'm comfortable leaving my bike out on the streets of Philly (even with my windows closed I would be able to hear the alarm go off)
Pros Rugged, Great Value, Loud
Yes, I recommend this product.
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