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AGV K3 5-Continents Rossi Helmet The K-3 is near the top end of the AGV entry level range. GP-Tech lines and Valentino Rossi replica helmet graphics make this the ideal helmet for young riders and fans of the racing world. The only full-face thermoplastic model in the agv range, the K-3 is the perfect choice for riders in search of a safe, high-quality helmet with attractive design at a modest price.The K-3 design is inspired by the latest AGV developments starting from the Stealth, S-4, and Ti-Tech and continuing with the Blade/Blade LX and GP-Tech that have so clearly and distinctive defined the companys style. This makes the helmets immediately recognizable and distinguished from all the other proposals on the market. In the same way, the differences with the helmet that the K-3 has replaced are equally evident. Features Fabrics Dry-Lex with hygienic treatment Inside Padding Removable and washable (excluding neckroll) Number of Shells 1 shell size Retention System Double-D ring Shell Painted HIR-TH (high resistant thermoplastic) resin Shield Mechanism Perimetrical visor seal, XQRS (Extra Quick Release System) - shield replacement without tools in few seconds Ventilation System Front air intakes and rear extractors
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great, Colorful Helmet at a Nice Price
PostedFebruary 10, 2014
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alecmcd
From Bend
State:OR
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:Over 65
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
This helmet gathers many comments for its looks. I always wear Highly Visible helmets, and this one fits the bill, while being unique as well. It fits well, no pressure points on my oval (Arai) head, though the cheek pads are a bit thick. Good features and airflow for the price.
Rides: 2013 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail Classic FLSTC/I
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese Talos Gore-Tex Jacket The endless expanse of the steppe, the wind that scours the dusty road, lightning flashes on the horizon. Theres still a long way to go before the next bivouac, but your Talos jacket will get you there in comfort, even when the weather turns suddenly rough. Thanks to its modular construction and removable GORE-TEX lining, removable thermal padding, and air vents cut into the steel plates on the shoulders, you will arrive safe and dry. Freedom of movement, the right ergonomics, and the right fit are guaranteed by extensive elasticated fabric areas combined with numerous adjustment possibilities that ensure excellent comfort even after hours and hours in the saddle. Protection Removable composite protectors certified to EN 1621.1/97 Standard Aluminium shoulder inserts with integrated air vents Ergonomics and Comfort Cordura Comfort fabric FK fabric Double neck adjustment Wrist adjustment Waist adjustment Anti-floating sleeve adjustment Drawstring adjustable jacket bottom Inserts in elasticated fabric Elasticated inserts Jacket-trousers fastening system Removable liner with breathable waterproof GORE-TEX membrane Removable thermal liner External fabric with water-resistance treatment Sanitized lining Air vents on shoulders Other Pocket for G1 and G2 back protector Reflective inserts 4 outside pockets 2 Waterproof outside pockets Rear pocket Internal pocket Pocket on removable GORE-TEX liner Pocket on removable thermal liner
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A Great Winter Jacket!
PostedDecember 20, 2013
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alecmcd
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State:OR
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:Over 65
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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I have been looking for a Really Warm winter jacket for some time, and the Talos Jacket IS Really Warm. It's also Stylish and has wonderful features. I plan to use this jacket, and the matching Talos pants Exclusively for Cold Weather, in the 40's (F) or below, so I'm not concerned about ventilation for warmer weather.
Rides: 2013 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail Classic FLSTC/I
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Alpinestars Hellcat Tech Denim Kevlar Jeans The Hellcat Tech Denim Jeans are premium, straight cut jeans, fully featured for daily riding, with Kevlar reinforcements for excellent repeated abrasion resistance and CEcertified knee protectors. A precontoured leg construction and a denim accordion stretch yoke combine to make the Hellcat Tech Denim a supremely comfortable addition to any riding wardrobe. Features Regular/straight cut 12oz denim for a fashionable and longlasting fit Interior Kevlar reinforcement in seat, hip and knee areas offer excellent abrasion and tear resistance in impact critical areas Internal knee compartment allows adjustment of its CEcertified knee protection to fit various leg lengths Removable 5mm hip pad protectors with Velcro attachments for secure, safe fit Technical, preshaped leg construction for anatomically optimized riding fit Denim accordion stretch insert on seat area for improved riding comfort Strong twin stitched main seam construction for added durability and reinforced heel guard on rear lower hems Zippered hem for range of fit with riding boots, plus Velcro closures to protect zip and prevent bike scratches Stretch insert on front pockets affords ease of entry Customized detailing on metal YKK zip, buttons and rivets Contemporary print design on inner waist and pockets Leather belt patch and coin pocket Watch the full review of the Alpinestars Hellcat Jeans on RevZillaTV!
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
A Little Baggy and Thin, but Protective
PostedOctober 12, 2013
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State:OR
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:Over 65
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
I got these jeans because they seemed to offer more protection than the other motorcycling jeans -- Kevlar down the sides, knee and hip pads. They are a bit baggy, run a little large in the waist (34"). They are definitely long enough. I was surprised by how thin the fabric feels. The hip pads are also quite thin, compared to the knee pads. I think they are somewhat overpriced for what you get.
Rides: 2012 Ducati Multistrada 1200S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Nolan N104 Helmet - Solid Colors Nolan N104 Helmets represent an evolutionary step for Nolan as they replace the much touted N103 Helmet. When compared the older N103, the Nolan N104 Helmet offers a helmet which is much lighter (7oz), features a lower profile through the use of multiple shell sizes, better aerodynamics, as well as a much larger viewport for increased visibility. The (patented) chin guard rotation movement with elliptical trajectory makes it possible to keep the total size of the helmet's front section to a minimum when the chin guard is open. The sail effect is consequently highly reduced, and riding comfort is still guaranteed, even when the chin guard is lifted. The new ultrawide eyeport is the largest of any Nolan helmet, both vertically and laterally, for maximum field of view. The AIRBOOSTER ventilation system is equipped with an air intake in the chin bar, another intake in the brow, and two rear extractors at the rear. The inner comfort lining includes removable cheekpads, inner liner, neckroll and chin curtain and is easily removable and washable as well as antifungal and antibacterial. New, redesigned comfort liner also accommodates eyeglasses much more easily than before. All Nolan N104 helmets are also N-COM B4 ready ( N-COM B4 is designed expressly for the N104 and is sold separately). Shell Features Injected polycarbonate GE Lexan shell 7oz lighter than the Nolan N103 Two Shell engineering allows Nolan N104 to offer sizes from 2XS to 3XL (2XS-LG and XL-3XL) Dimensionally correct sizing allows ample cubic volume in chin/nose area Faceshield Features Face shields are now sized to fit the two different shell sizes (2XS-LG and XL-3XL) Ultra wide eye port opening is the largest on any Nolan helmet for superior visibility Shield is changed by a simple push button mechanism Pinlock shield included with each helmet VPS (Vision Protection System) is new slider bar to lower, push button release for instant retraction VPS lens is scratch and fog resistant Chin Bar Features Centromatic chin guard opening mechanism requires dual action, simultaneous action to prevent accidental opening Dual action opening mechanism is positioned in the centre of the chin guard and allows for easy, one-handed opening Ventilation N104 has new AIRBOOSTER ventilation system, ensures optimal ventilation where is is most required Air intake in the chin guard draws air in and onto the inside of the faceshield 3 position top vent (closed, crown vent, crown/brow vent) 2 venturi exhaust ports at rear of helmet New plastic vent tube channels in EPS disperse cool air throughout the helmet interior Inner Liner Features removable cheek pads, inner liner, neck roll and wind protector The inner padding of the new N104 is easily removable and washable and antibacterial The shape of the inner comfort padding facilitates eyeglass wearing Reflective insert at the centre of the roll neck further improves the rider's visibility at night Neck roll can be removed easily, for more comfort in the warmer months Other Features N-Com Communication System compatible (sold separately) Features new Microlock2 quick-release retention system Microlock2 consists of a plastic ergonomic opening lever, and of a second aluminium toothed and holding lever Microlock2 minimizes the possibility of unintentional opening while still making it ergonomic and easy to use Meets or exceeds D.O.T. standards
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Nolan has changed the fit on its modular helmet!
PostedSeptember 9, 2013
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alecmcd
From Bend
State:OR
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:Over 65
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
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Vision
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Nolan modular helmets have always fit me well (I have an "Arai" head, more oblong than round), but the N104 has a different fit, more of a round shape, so I get pressure in the forehead area. The fit around the ears is also tight, and the helmet strap has an adjustment buckle that causes pressure under the right side of my jaw. I am disappointed in the fit of this helmet!
Rides: 2012 Ducati Multistrada 1200S
No, I do not recommend this product.
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REV'IT! Dirt Gloves The DIRT summer glove offers the perfect balance between protection and ventilation. Lightweight mesh and perforated leather parts allow air to flow freely along the hands, keeping you cool. The level of safety is exceptional for a mesh glove, thanks to high-quality leather, dual-comp palm slider, Albany cowhide hard-shell knuckle, and PU-injected finger knuckles. The DIRT is comfort and safety rolled into one glove. PROTECTION Outer shell Automan stretch, air stretch mesh, goatskin, Albany cowhide (PU coated) Visibility reflection Protection Albany cowhide hard-shell knuckle, PU injected finger knuckles, EVA foam, Dual-comp palm slider Lining tri-fleece liner ERGONOMIC Fit tour fit Adjustability adjustment tab Ventilation ventilation panels Features short cuff
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protective & Comfortable Dirt Gloves
PostedSeptember 1, 2013
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alecmcd
From Bend
State:OR
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:Over 65
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
These gloves strike a nice balance between offering good protection and also providing good airflow, both so important in dirt riding. They are stylish, comfortable, and offer a very good value. I highly recommend these gloves!
Rides: 2012 Ducati Multistrada 1200S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese Dyno C2B Shoes Assertiveness and strong personality matched with a high level of technicality distinguish this short boot that vaunts the same technical features as those in the higher racing boots. The Dainese Dyno C2B features TPU ankle casing, a shock absorbing heel, inside tightening strap on the instep, replaceable sliders, and nylon outsole and toe. The differentiated texture racing sole and TPU inserts on the inner side permit elevated grip, while the lining in double jersey mesh fabric and 3D Bubble liner offers superior comfort. Protection Nylon Toe TPU heel counter Nylon heel Shock absorption insert on the heel Homologation CE - Category 2 - 89/686/EEC Directive Ergonomics and Comfort Strap on top of foot High-tenacity polyamide fabric upper Cowhide leather Elasticated bellows double jersey airgap liner Fixed 3D-Bubble liner air spaces High grip TPU inserts Padded insert for gear shifter guard Other Reflective inserts Setscrew wrench supplied Non-slip sole with differentiated design Replaceable toe slider Note The C2B designation indicates that the boots have gone through the CE Approval process for Europe. The boots are otherwise identical to the previous version they replaced.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great Protection & Style, Fair Comfort
PostedJuly 30, 2013
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alecmcd
From Bend
State:OR
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:Over 65
Gender:male
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
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Footbed
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Wide
These shoes have Great Protection for low-rise boots and haveThat Dainese Style. The air flow is only fair, so they aren't the best hot weather boots. And, as with all Dainese boots for me, I fall in between size 43 and 44, so I order a size 43, which is the best size for me, although the left boot is a little small and narrow in the toe area, because my left foot is slightly larger than my right.
Rides: 2012 Ducati Multistrada 1200S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Klim Caldera Gloves The KLIM Caldera delivers the absolute highest level of functionality for extreme conditions. Featuring the worlds most potent combination of grip tactility, waterproof performance and space-age insulation technology, the Caldera glove is literally in a class by itself. GORE-TEX construction and industry exclusive ultralow density solid Aerogel ultra-lightweight insulation provide protection from the wet and cold while KLIMs exclusive Contact Grip technology ensures your grip never slips. Knuckle, wrist, forearm and finger coverage comes courtesy of Poron XRD extreme impact protection and high-impact Titanium knuckle plating. Durability is enhanced by the highest grade leathers and Ultra-abrasion resistant Pittards Armor-Tan ceramic reinforced leather palm construction. If youre looking for the ultimate in comfort, weather protection, durability, coverage and fit, the Caldera from KLIM is the only glove to ride in. Features Gore-Tex technology guaranteed to keep you dry Klim contact grip technology eliminates material movement on palm Industry exclusive aerogel ultralow density solid insulation technology High-Impact, aggressive titanium knuckle protection with Poron XRD impact protection Full grain leather abrasion, wear and slide zones Boxed finger construction with external seams Highly pre-curved aggressive patterning and construction for maximum comfort and grip Impact protected palm, forearm impact zone, pisiform bone protection pad and outside pinky finger featuring Poron XRD impact protection 3M Scotchlite reflective materials Extended full gauntlet length Adjustable double velcro wrist/gauntlet closure system Goggle/shield squeegee
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Good to about 40 degrees, great protection, Pricey but worth it.
PostedDecember 4, 2012
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alecmcd
From Bend
State:OR
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:Over 65
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 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
These gloves offer a lot of protection and are stylish. They are a little bulky, but thinner in the palm. I have ridden in 40 degree weather, and they keep my hands pretty warm without heated grips, though the little finger on my throttle hand gets a bit cold. The palms let in the heat well when I use heated grips. Pricey, but worth it!
Rides: 2012 Ducati Multistrada 1200S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Klim Element Long Gloves Utilizing the same feature-packed performance attributes of the Element Glove, the Element Long Glove adds maximum mobility of a short glove style. 100 Waterproof GORE-TEX technology set this extended wrist-length glove apart from the competition. Features Gore-Tex technology Extended full gauntlet length High-mobility armor pivot system High-impact, aggressive titanium knuckle protection with Poron XRD impact protection Ultra-abrasion resistant Pittards Armor-Tan ceramic reinforced leather palm construction Aramid reinforced abrasion and slide zones including forearm zone Silicone print traction grip Boxed finger construction with external seams Impact protected palm pad featuring Poron XRD extreme impact protection Pisiform bone protection pad featuring Poron XRD extreme impact protection Finger knuckle padding featuring Poron XRD extreme impact protection Outside pinky finger padding featuring Poron XRD extreme impact protection Back hand flex panel Pre-curved shaping and construction 3M Scotchlite reflective accents on back of fingers and hand gauntlet Adjustable double velcro wrist/gauntlet closure system Goggle/lens/shield squeegee
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Gloves for Cooler Weather
PostedOctober 27, 2012
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alecmcd
From Bend
State:OR
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:Over 65
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I ordered these gloves primarily for Spring and Fall weather, as they are reasonably warm, good for temperatures between 50 and 70. Outside those two numbers, they are either too cold or too hot. Being made with Gore-Tex, they are waterproof. They are very protective and are pretty comfortable. They have curious protective flaps; you have to be careful when you cinch them down to place the strap under the flap.
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Superb All-Around Boots!
PostedOctober 27, 2012
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alecmcd
From Bend
State:OR
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:Over 65
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
Footbed
Narrow
Narrow
Wide
These are the best and most versatile boots that I've ever owned! For such a protective boot, they are also very comfortable and require no break-in. They are truly waterproof and adequately breathable. I wear them on the street and in the dirt, as they are comfortable and flexible enough (though a bit heavy) for the former, and protective enough for the latter. If I owned only ONE pair of boots, these would be the ones! I wear a size 10, and Sidi size 44 always fit well, as they run a little narrow, and my feet are narrow.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Held Air N Dry Gloves Truly innovative, warm weather, waterproof touring glove from Held features GORE-TEX 2in1 technology with two separate chambers. The first chamber is unlined and perforated for excellent breathability in warm weather. The second chamber is 100 waterproof, thanks to the GORE-TEX membrane. Molded knuckle guards and SUPERFABRIC for an extremely high level of abrasion-resistance make this glove as safe as it is comfortable. Features Highly abrasion-resistant kangaroo leather palm DuPont CORDURA (100 polyamide), leather detailed back lining Waterproof compartment with Pique-Push-Pull lining Unlined, non-waterproof compartment GORE-TEX membrane (100 polyester with 100 polyurethane coating) GORE-TEX 2in1 technology (1 waterproof chamber, 1 unlined non-waterproof chamber) Velcro adjustment at wrists cuffs Visor wipe on index finger Elasticated leather panels on back, thumb fingers (100 polyamide) Perforated leather back Perforated hand for maximum ventilation, feel and comfort Hard plastic knuckle protection SUPERFABRIC reinforcement on edge of hand 3M SCOTCHLITE reflectors
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Versatile, but Pricey
PostedOctober 27, 2012
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alecmcd
From Bend
State:OR
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:Over 65
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought these gloves for use while touring in warm weather. The Gore-Tex makes them waterproof, but also makes them a little less breathable than other warm weather gloves. They are comfortable and offer very good protection. They are Quite Expensive, however, and one should ask whether one really needs a Gore-Tex summer glove.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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