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    November 17, 2011
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 REV'IT! Sand Pants
REV'IT! Sand Pants
REV'IT! Sand Pants The SAND Pants offer 4-season, year round comfort and protection from both pavement and the elements. The SAND Pants offer a double PWR/shell seat and PWR/wax coating on the inside of the legs, for a better grip on the bike. The legs are also versatile thin enough to wear inside the boot, but wide enough to wear over it. Watercatchers prevent water from creeping up into the leg, and a detachable thermal lining and removable 3-layer membrane round out the total comfort of the SAND trousers. The Sand Pants will zip with any current model men's REV'IT Jacket PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell PWRshell 500D, PWRshell 750D, PWRwax 1200D Insulation detachable thermal liner Waterproofing detachable hydratex 3L (5000mm H2O) Breathability detachable hydratex 3L (7000g/m2/24hrs) Composition outer shell 100 polyamide lining 100 polyester thermal liner 100 polyamide (insulation 100 polyester) membrane 100 polyurethane (tricot 100 polyamide) Protection Prolife CE protection at knees, fully perforated EVA foam at hips, double textile seat Visibility laminated reflection at upper legs ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit, regular Adjustability adjustment straps at waist, adjustment tab at ankles Ventilation VCS I zippers at upper legs Features stretch lips at back and knees, short and long connection zipper, adjustable protector pockets, calf zippers Pockets stash pockets, slit pockets
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good 4 season pants
PostedApril 1, 2012
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recpec
From Buffalo
State:NY
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Got these a few weeks ago and waited for a good cold rain to actually do a review. I am 5'6", have about a 32-34 inch waist(depending on the holiday season), and a 30 inch inseam. I bought the Medium-Short version and they fit just right. I am not using them as overpants, so if that is your plan you might want to go a size up. Also, you will have to put on the pants and then boots, in case you were wondering.
My only other pair of motorcycle-specific pants were some TourMaster Venture pants. Compared to those, these pants are more refined, breathe better, have a slimmer cut, and are less bulky but at 2.5 times the price.
These pants come with 2 liners: 1 waterproof and 1 thermal. Went out on a ride today in 38 degree weather with some freezing rain for about an hour with both liners in and just a pair of underwear underneath and stayed warm and dry for the whole ride. Having both liners in was a little bulkier than not, but not bad. Also, the legs of the thermal liner will get a little wet at the bottom in wet conditions due to the way they are attached, but it's more of an observation than a gripe.
There are two zippered vents in front of the cargo pockets which aren't waterproof and aren't paired with some exhaust vents. Depending on how you are positioned on your bike the vents might just face straight up instead of forward. Since I haven't ridden in them in any sort of really hot days I can't vouch for the vents.
Armor consists of some pretty decent knee armor and some ok-but-nothing-great hip armor. I do wish the hip armor could be switched out for something better, but the pockets are sewn very particularly and I assume if you buy something like Forcefield armor that you will have to cut it to get it fit properly.
Haven't really given them a real workout so I can't attest to durability.
All in all a good pair of pants, look nice, good liners, and comfortable on the bike.
Rides: 1999 Kawasaki KLR650
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Sidi Adventure GTX Boots Based on the outstanding success of the Sidi Adventure Rain Boots , it has been decided that the full Gore-Tex version of the boot will be imported from Italy. Previously this boot was only available in Europe. This ultimate adventure boot combines the best of both worlds (offroad and touring) into a boot that is extremely protective as well as comfortable both on and off the bike. With the Gore-Tex membrane these boots are 100 waterproof as well being highly breathable. These boots come with the Gore-Tex Guaranteed to Keep You Dry promise. Soft rubber sole for maximum grip. Replaceable strap system. Top grain leather construction. Composite inner sole. Removable arch support. Exclusive cam-lock buckle system. Cambrelle lining. Slim, cool non-bootie design. Rigid, shock resistant, anatomically shaped heel for maximum protection. Split grain leather inner anti-wear/heat panel. Single Flex System upper.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great rugged boot ready for long trips to the middle of nowhere.
PostedMarch 26, 2012
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recpec
From Buffalo
State:NY
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
First off, I usually wear a 9.5 in regular shoes/boots and purchased a size 43 Sidi Adventure that fits great. Enough room to wear a thick sock without my foot feeling overly constrained, and able to wear a thinner sock without my foot swimming around inside the boot. I am on the shorter side(5'6") and the boots come up to just under my knee.
Various of the hard bits are replaceable which adds to the possible life of the boot. Neither the sole nor the insole is something to write home about, but they are sufficient. I am certain that when the time comes for me to resole that I will go with something much better. To me the sole looks like it is glued on rather than sewn on...which is a little disappointing at this price point.
The boots broke in very quickly, and I'm sure I could have taken them out of the box and onto a 6000mile journey without much issue. I did have to be more conscience of my shifting with these boots in the beginning due to a lack of sensitivity.
There were two cons to this boot: 1. $650(!!!), but that is no longer an issue, and 2) the SQUEAKING!!!! It really is an insane amount of squeaking while walking around. I think the booklet recommend using silicone-based lubricant. Really you'll probably be on your bike most of the time and the squeaking won't be a problem, but going on a walk further than the gas pump to the station agent will make you want to blow your brains out.
In the end this is a great boot that is water-tight, has various replaceable parts, has fairly spot-on sizing.
Rides: 1999 Kawasaki KLR650
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Roland Sands Design CE Armor - Back Features Nitrex Evo patented technology gives protection evenly across surface Repeat performance for multiple impacts Lightweight and flexible Grid pattern reduces weight Fits all RSD jackets with armor ready pockets CE rated 1621-2 2002 8 inches wide by 14 inches tall and .65 inches thick One size
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
A nice CE level 1 back protector
PostedMarch 20, 2012
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recpec
From Buffalo
State:NY
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
I bought this to put in a Vanson jacket and it fits without any issue. It is fairly thin and appears to have pretty decent ventilation. It's about as tall as a regular Knox back protector, but isn't as wide.
Since it is only CE level 1 I won't give it anything more than four stars. Especially, since for a little more you can get a SAS-TEC CE level 2 protector...Granted, the SAS-TEC is thicker and doesn't vent as well.
So, basically, it is an upgrade to whatever piece of foam the jacket manufacturer used. It's thin, light, comfortable, and has decent airflow.
Rides: 1999 Kawasaki KLR650
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REV'IT! Alaska GTX Gloves For those traditionalists who prefer an all-leather glove, rather than the lightweight leather-textile mix of the Bastion GTX, the Alaska GTX with its GORE-TEX membrane can handle the coldest days with comfort and style. Like all REV'IT! gloves, Engineered Skin design balances protection and performance. The result a superior winter glove. PROTECTION FEATURES Outershell goatskin with WR finish, suede leather with WR finish Insulation Thermolite, Push-Pull Tri-Fleece Liner Waterproofing GORE-TEX membrane Breathability GORE-TEX membrane Composition Outershell 100 Leather Lining 100 Polyester Membrane 100 GORE-TEX membrane (ePTFE) Protection leather hard-shell knuckle, PU injected finger knuckles, TPU hard-shell little finger protector, Dual-comp palm slider, EVA foam at thumb and wrist Visibility laminated reflection at cuff, reflection at fingers ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit Tour Fit Adjustability Adjustment strap at wrist, Adjustment tab at cuff Features Stretch lips at fingers and back hand, Goat Window Grip Patches, Elastic at wrist, Regular cuff length, visor wiper
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good glove
PostedNovember 17, 2011
Customer avatar
recpec
From Buffalo
State:NY
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
So I've had this pair of gloves for a couple of weeks now. I ride a KLR650 with no hand guards. My average commute is about 10 miles each way at highway speeds. I do a couple of long-distance trips during the year, but haven't used them for that...yet.
Ridden with then down to 33F and up to about 65F. The comfort range for me is between 40F and 60F. Down to 33F the chill is felt, but isn't overpowering. Granted, I wouldn't want to go too far at that temp without having something to protect me from the wind or having warmed up the gloves first. Above 60F they get pretty toasty...not uncomfortable, but I could feel that if I hit 70F my hands would get sweaty.
In the cold rains that I went through they kept me nice and dry, but there was never any "extensive" trial of more than 15 miles.
They certainly look nice. Can't vouch for durability since I've only had them 2 weeks. I find the gauntlet is so-so...they are a little difficult to get on over if your jacket wrists aren't cinched tight, and I can't imagine trying to deal with wearing them under if I were to be in a hurry.
The fit issues with me are that the pinkies are too long for my hands(at least an extra cm) and that there seems to be some bunching on the palm side where the fingers and the palm meet when I close my hand.
Personally, at this price I think that I should have coughed up the extra $20 for the Dainese Jericho(which I haven't tried) since the gauntlet seems wider and it has that extra bit in the middle that your sleeve slides over to help add a little more protection from the elements.
The only other waterproof winter gloves I've owned were some Frank Thomas gloves. Compared to those the Alaska is alot less bulky, more flexible, and a bit warmer....but 2.5 times the price.
The Alaska glove is full of safety features and that was one of the main drawing points for me. They have plenty of hard parts and are securely on(won't go flying of my hand if I go flying off the bike),
Worth $190...meh. I'm happy with the Alaska, but I think I could have gotten by with something cheaper like the Dainese Scout. Are they a good value? No, you're paying more to get more(safety, style, Gore-tex, etc), but I am satisfied with the product so far and don't feel ripped off.
Rides: 1999 Kawasaki KLR650
Yes, I recommend this product.
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