ijoe
 
 
 
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    April 20, 2012
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    October 15, 2013
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LaZer Monaco Pure Glass Helmet One of the most compact and lightweight modular helmets available, the LaZer Monaco in its fiberglass version weighs in at around 3.5 pounds (1,600 grams). Monaco Helmets include the breakthrough Pinlock equipped Lumino Photochromic faceshield. This helmet sets the new standard for rider comfort. Shell M.D.C.F. (Multi Directional Composite Fiber construction) Weighs approximately 1600 grams in size Large Safety Double homologation, full-face and open face Micrometric buckle 3 reflective zones (3M Scotchlite) Rear reflector (3M Scotchlite) EPS - optimized upper insert protection Interior Interior is 100 removable and washable Morpho System Plus (cheeks and head pads available in multiple sizes) Dri-Lex interior - Aegiswith antimicrobial treatment Flexible removable nose deflector Flexible removable chin curtain Removable noise reduction pads Acoustic collar for noise reduction Other Features Lumino photochromic Pinlock faceshield pinlock lens included Quarter-turn faceshield screw attachment Multi compressible tubular visor seal Ventilation Full Air System (FAS) Chin bar features easy one-hand opening system Specific helmet bag 5 year warranty (2 years + 3 years after registration) Note Helmet ships with Lumino photochromatic face shield, not dark tint as pictured. Helmet has LaZer logo on forehead.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Great value, but a few flaws hold it back
PostedOctober 15, 2013
Customer avatar
ijoe
From NYC
State:NY
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Very Light
Heavy
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
Lets start with the good. The added value of the photochromatic shield and pinlock is amazing. They both worked above my expectations. Quick transitions from light to dark and Pinlock prevents all fogging. The head ventilation is absolutely great with huge amounts of air being scooped in from the top, though I do hear whistling when I have it half open. Even without the carbon fiber, the helmet is noticeably lighter than any other modular.
Comfort is slightly below average. Inside padding isn't uncomfortable, but doesn't even come close to feeling premium. Not even up to par with the cheapest Bell helmets. Biggest complaint here is the lack of a larger shell size. Large and XL headed folk will have their mouth pressed very close to the front of the helmet.
My biggest issue with this helmet is the noise. I know the manufacturers claim they built this bike for guys who wear earplugs, but why can't they just go just a tiny bit further with the noise protection? There are lots of commuters out there without loud exhaust pipes who don't use earplugs.
I'm usually not very picky about noise but, the wind noise is wayyy louder and far more distracting than the Bell or Shark helmets I've tried recently. Also, the visor rattles like crazy when I go at just about any speed with a notch above the closed position.
I absolutely LOVE the potential of this helmet. There's really just a few things holding it back from being perfect... and that's really a shame.
I HATE how so many helmets these days have been adding internal sun shades. The added bulk and weight is totally not worth the tradeoff. I really hope Lazer starts a new trend in slimmer lightweight modular design.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Teknic Supervent Gloves
Teknic Supervent Gloves
Teknic Supervent Gloves Shell Material Airflow Mesh Synthetic Cowhide 600D Cordura Stretch Spandura Inner materials Aniline Cowhide Palm Kevlar concealed palm and pinkie reinforcement Protection Molded soft knuckle and finger protection Safety wrap pinkie system Additional Features Precurved fingers and palm improve comfort and prevent bunching Molded wrist closure system with hook 'n' loop cuff strap
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great value glove
PostedAugust 13, 2012
Customer avatar
ijoe
From NYC
State:NY
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
Lets cut straight to the chase.
Its a great summer glove for the price. It won't amaze you, but its certainly a step above other gloves in it's price point.
My only negatives is that the thumb is very very long and for me a tad bit uncomfortable (very nitpicky here) in the area where the palm meets fingers.. The glove itself is a bit larger than the size guide. Definitely American sized and not Euro.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Joe Rocket Nitrogen Gloves The Nitrogen Glove from Joe Rocket offers excellent cool weather riding comfort and performance. Drum dyed leather top, waterproof dry tech midliner with 80 grams of Thermolite insulation, combined with a gel palm will keep the elements and vibration at bay. High-density protection and a handy shield wiper on the thumbs keep things safe when the riding conditions arent. Features Drum dyed leather top 100 waterproof Dry Tech midliner 80g. Thermolite insulation Chamude reinforcements on palm Gel palm High density knuckle protector Hook and loop wrist strap Shield wiper on thumb
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Kinda disappointed...
PostedApril 20, 2012
Customer avatar
ijoe
From NYC
State:NY
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Brought this for a cold weather glove, but its really fit more for autumn/spring riding. Starts getting chilly in anything under 40 degrees or so.
The fit is decent, but the glove gets uncomfortable where the palm and finger connect in long rides. Its also a pain in the butt to put on sometimes as the liner tends to shift around a lot.
Its not too expensive, so its not all bad... but I can't recommend it.
No, I do not recommend this product.
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