ChrisVA
 
 
 
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    July 25, 2012
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Dainese TRQ-Tour Gore-Tex Boots A TeamZilla favorite, the Dainese TRQ-Tour boots are perhaps the best option for commuting, or sport touring. Collectively, we have put thousands of miles as well as a few crashes on the Dainese TRQ line and they never fail to impress. Recommended as a 3-season cold-weather boot that stretches nicely into the warmer months with Gore-Tex breathability, the TRQ-Tour Boots are the kind of protection that you will forget to take off! The axial hinge provides excellent protection, while allowing for comfortable movement as you walk. In addition, the rear entry zipper allows for easy entry/exit to the boot. D-Axial jointed anti-ankle twist back system in TPU Nylon toe TPU rear shinguards TPU heelcounter Nylon heel Cowhide leather D-Stone fabric Elasticated bellows Elasticated inserts Internal regulation with Velcro Closing with zipper at the back Waterproof / Breathable Gore-Tex membrane High grip TPU inserts Padded insert for gear shifter guard Reflective inserts Non-slip sole Italian patent pending Microelastic elasticated inserts(PCT Patent Pending)
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good general purpose boot
PostedAugust 4, 2012
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ChrisVA
From Fairfax
State:VA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
I've worn this on a 150 mile ride and a 300 mile ride, along with various shorter rides. The only discomfort I've found was a little bit of soreness, like a blister was starting to form, on my inner ankles, but that's probably just my feet getting used to the boot along with it breaking in. I wear size 11 running shoes and I bought the EU45, which in the Dianese size chart is a 11.5US. The toes are slightly cramped when I walk, but feel fine when my boots are on the pegs. The adjustability for the calf works well too and is a nice feature.
The boots never get too warm, even when I've been riding in 90+ heat, including at stops. They don't have the best airflow obviously, but I feel like I can still feel a little bit of air when moving quickly.
I haven't had a chance to rain test these, but I have no doubt they will perform just fine.
Rides: 2006 Kawasaki EX250F Ninja 250R
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Two gloves in one!
PostedJuly 25, 2012
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ChrisVA
From Fairfax
State:VA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
These have more of a European fit, as I ordered the large/9. Generally in American brands I'm more of a medium. The gauntlet is big enough that it can fit over my jacket sleeve. It also looks like it can be strapped tight enough that it can fit under my jacket sleeve if it's raining.
The inside of the leather side glove is soft, flexible, and thin. It's thin enough that I can feel each little bump on my grip. The inside of the GoreTex pocket is soft as well with more of a fabric feel. I haven't had a chance to test out the product in the rain but by the quality of the rest of the glove I'm confident that it will do just fine. The airflow is great, especially with the perforated leather on the palm. I can also feel a good amount of air coming through the fingers when my hand is in the leather pocket.
I like the superfabric palm. It's flat instead of bumpy like you see on other gloves with plastic sliders which in my opinion is more comfortable during long riding when the glove may shift on your hand a little bit.
Overall, this is a good looking pair of gloves, and effectively you are buying two pairs with this one. It may be relatively pricey, but you have a good summer glove and a multi-season rain glove, all in one. After about 500 miles they are holding up well and it looks like they will stay that way for a long time.
Rides: 2006 Kawasaki EX250F Ninja 250R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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