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    March 4, 2012
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    April 29, 2013
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Drayko Optix Riding Jeans The Optix Riding Jeans feature modern, military-inspired styling with a relaxed made with Military+ Grade Kevlar and Dyneema, The World's Strongest Fiber. The Drayko lining features a world-leading combination of Kevlar and Dyneema, and is soft, breathable, flexible, non-allergenic and vastly superior to basic woven or knitted Kevlar alternatives. Drayko's revolutionary lining takes advantage of Dyneema's amazing strength to weight ratio to deliver unrivaled safety and comfort. Features 34 inseam allows rider to hem to length Loose fit, mid rise Heavy weight drill fabric Drayko trademarked digital print Traditional waist for rider coverage Heavy weight cotton drill fabric Loose leg for comfort and fits over riding boots Reinforced seams Matching stitching Wide belt loops Zip fly and no rivets on the back for safety Two large cargo pockets on the leg with patch detail, fastened with Velcro Two large rear pockets
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great riding pants for warm weather
PostedApril 29, 2013
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AStar
From SF Bay Area
State:CA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
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
These riding pants are great for warmer weather. The material is very breathable, while the kevlar / dyneema is very protective. The styling is cool to me, but of course it depends on your personal tastes. The digital print is black/white and the pocket trim is green. They go well with any black, white, grey leather or textile jacket. The fit at the waist is spot on for me and the legs are baggy and roomy. This gives me plenty of comfort to wear my Dainese Norsorex Pants as a base layer. In fact, any armor should fit without issues. I also have owned the Drayko Drift riding jeans for some time now and I think they are high quality. I'm very happy with the Optix and recommend them.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese Full Metal RS Gloves Dainese has used all the experience acquired in racing and in collaboration with the great champions in the sport in the development of this racing glove. The Dainese Full Metal RS Glove is highly protective, yet at the same time providing a great riding experience. The Full Metal RS is built using advanced technology and the toughest materials, such as titanium, carbon fiber, Dupont Kevlar, cowhide and goatskin. The Full Metal RS combines technical solutions with ergonomics, such as the internal reinforcement of the little finger combined with the Distortion Control, a single panel of leather that wraps around the side of the hand, or the insert in the palm to reduce blistering. Protection Composite inserts in carbon fiber and titanium on the knuckles and back Composite inserts in carbon fiber at the joints of the fingers Polyurethane insert on the palm TPU inserts on the head of the ulna bone Distortion Control on little finger PE inserts on side of little finger Certified as PPE to EN 13594 Standard cat. II level 1 Main Materials Kevlar jersey Kevlar fiber stitching Cowhide leather Palm in goatskin Pittard's leather reinforcement between thumb and index on the left hand Digital Sheepskin reinforcement between thumb and index and fingertips of index and middle finger of right hand One single leather panel to the size of the hand Ergonomics and Comfort Adjustable cuff strap Tightening strap Elasticated inserts Micro-injection reinforcement on palm Microelastic elasticated inserts Pre-curved fingers Perforation on inner side of fingers Other Features Soft inserts Cover on the tightening strap
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Nice upgrade to Full Metal Pro
PostedApril 15, 2013
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AStar
From SF Bay Area
State:CA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 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 own a pair of the Dainese Full Metal Pro gloves and in comparison, the Full Metal RS are a nice upgrade. There is now more protection and comfort. The leather in the palms is thicker, yet it doesn't take away from the lever feel. On the right glove, there are now brake lever pads on the index and middle fingers. Internally, the RS have more comfortable material. I like the added sliders on the wrist cuff and thumb. Overall, they just "feel" more protective as well. I'm wearing a size large and the fit is spot on. The quality is outstanding and the styling goes well with my other Dainese gear.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese Avro Leather Jacket This product has been replaced by the Dainese Avro C2 Jacket with no meaningful changes outside of CE approval. Protection Composite protectors certified to Standard EN1621.1/97 Co-injected shoulder with aluminium insert Ergonomics and Comfort Cowhide leather S1 fabric Inserts in elasticated fabric Collar with elasticated insert Jacket-trousers fastening system Waist adjustment Neck adjustment Removable thermal liner Sanitized lining Other Pocket for G1 and G2 back protector Pocket for Thorax chest protector Soft inserts Reflective inserts 2 outer pockets Pocket on removable liner Internal pockets
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
My favorite motorcycle jacket
PostedMarch 27, 2013
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AStar
From SF Bay Area
State:CA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 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
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
I have owned at least four different jackets in the past and this is by far my favorite. The quality is amazing, the leather is soft, and the protection features are fantastic. I'm 5'10" 198lbs with athletic build and I'm wearing the size 52. The fit is snug, but comfortable. Due to my build, I wear this jacket without the liner for more comfort. I have just enough room for the Wave G2 or Forcefield PK L2 back protector and the Dainese L1 chest protector. Initially, it was tight in the arms for me, but it is breaking in quite nicely now. The jacket matches up really well with the new Dainese Delta Pro Evo pants. I'm very happy with my purchase and Dainese is now my favorite brand.
Rides: 2012 Ducati Streetfighter 848
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese L2 Chest Protector Protection CE Level 1 chest protector in compliance with pre- Standard Pr-EN 1621.3/12 Comfort and Ergonomics Double frontal plate in ergonomic shape Inner core in perforated Crash Absorb shock absorbing material
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Good protection at the expense of comfort
PostedMarch 27, 2013
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AStar
From SF Bay Area
State:CA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
This chest protector is very easy to install and remove from the Dainese jacket. It offers good protection and it is lightweight. It is not that comfortable however and does not conform to your body that well. The feel is a bit odd since it "bulges" out quite a bit. I'm using a Medium size in my 52 Dainese Avro. I can only compare it to what Alpinestars offer. I like how Alpinestars chest protector is actually two pieces and feels more comfortable, but I think this Dainese chest protector would offer more protection of your sternum. I wouldn't ride without it, but I wish Dainese had a more comfortable option.
Rides: 2012 Ducati Streetfighter 848
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese Wave G Back Protector The Wave G Back Protector is a great way to upgrade your Dainese jacket to an even higher level of safety. Protection Inner core is comprised of Nidaplast (R) extruded polypropylene for outstanding protection External anti-shock perforated corrugated structure permits ventilation Certifications EN 1621-2/2003 Standard Level 1 Specifications Choose G1 for Women's Jackets Choose G2 for Men's Jackets Measurements G1 measures 10.25 x 16 at widest points G2 measures 10.25 x 17.5 at widest points
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good for street riding and commuting
PostedMarch 27, 2013
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AStar
From SF Bay Area
State:CA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
I use this back protector in my Ducati Corse and Dainese Avro jackets. It does not cover the entire back like other protectors. It is very lightweight and you wont even feel it in the jacket. The air flow is good with this protector. For more aggressive riding such as canyons, backroads, and track, I wear the Forcefield PK L2. The Dainese Wave is a good option for street and commuting.
Rides: 2012 Ducati Streetfighter 848
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese Torque RS Out Air Boots Technology and aggressive design come together in this perforated racing boot for summer use. Featuring elevated safety achieved by the jointed D-Axial system in TPU that keeps the foot from twisting, the strap on the top of the foot that prevents fractures and the boot from coming off, shock absorption heel, inserts in steel and nylon, heel, front and rear shinguards in TPU. Construction in D-Stone fabric and calf adjustment ensures a perfect fit for every wearer. Differentiated texture sole and TPU inserts in the inner side guarantees good grip during riding. Protection D-Axial jointed anti-ankle twist back system in TPU Nylon toe box TPU rear shinguards TPU heelcounter Nylon midsole Metal inserts on the outer side and heel Shock absorption insert on the heel Boot certified to EN 13634 Standard Main Materials Lorica upper D-Stone fabric Ergonomics and Comfort Elasticated bellows Velcro calf adjuster Closing with zipper at the back Speed lacing system Upper with localized perforation Fixed liner in double jersey mesh airgap fabric Air vent Other Features High grip TPU inserts TPU gear shifter guard Non-slip sole with differentiated design Replaceable stainless steel slider Setscrew wrench supplied
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great protection and style
PostedMarch 27, 2013
Customer avatar
AStar
From SF Bay Area
State:CA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Footbed
Narrow
Narrow
Wide
Very high quality and great style. The level of protection is great. The fit is narrow, but the size is perfect. They are not as comfortable compared to the current Alpinestars S-MX Plus, but they are more protective. I'm still breaking these in, so I expect the comfort to get better. Overall I'm happy with my purchase.
Rides: 2012 Ducati Streetfighter 848
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars GPR Leather Jacket Designed to let you feel as cool as you look, the Alpinestars GPR Perforated Leather Jacket features ventilated inserts in its supple, full-grain leather construction for enhanced airflow. 1.3mm full-grain leather provides the optimum combination of durability, comfort and abrasion resistance. Integrated Aramidic stretch panels in the shoulders allow full range of movement for extra comfort and control while riding. Removable and adjustable CE certified Bio Armor protectors in the elbows and shoulders. Chest and back pad compartments with PE protective padding (Alpinestars CE certified Bio Armor back protector insert and Bionic Chest Guards available as accessory upgrade). Snap connection system allows integration with Alpinestars CE level 2 certified Bionic Race Back Protector (optional accessory). Internal waist connection zipper allows attachment to selected Alpinestars leather and textile pants Perforated leather for ventialtion and use in warm weather
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Perfect leather jacket
PostedMarch 4, 2012
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AStar
State:CA
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
For California weather, this is the perfect jacket. The air flow is good and I find the jacket to be very comfortable. The style is awesome and the quality is fantastic. I've ridden in warm temperatures and was very comfortable. I'm not sure how it will perform at Summer's peak. I recommend getting the bionic chest and back upgrades.
Rides: 2011 Suzuki GSX-R600
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars Bionic Air Back Protector Insert Features The Bionic Air Back Protector insert is CE certified to the latest back protector standard and offers the street rider superior levels of comfort and performance in an ergonomic design. CE Certified Level 1 to the LATEST back protector standard (prEN1621-22010) allowing a slimmer, more ergonomic design. Slips in to your jackets back protector pocket to give you high levels of protection on the street without hindering riding comfort. Innovative Dual Density Honeycomb Technology (DDH) combines two different honeycomb structures to offer lightweight impact protection with exceptional breathability and comfort Outer Honeycomb plate - Made of Polypropylene provides an outer structure to protect the back from penetrating injuries, as well as dissipating impact force over a wider area Inner Honeycomb foam - Made from a special elastomeric compound, this light and flexible impact foam absorbs transferred energy Please see below chart for protector measurements Size Measurements Medium 16.5 Height 10 Widest Point 9 Narrowest Point Large 19 Height 10 Widest Point 9 Narrowest Point (function() var cycle true ('table.sizechart tbody tr').each(function(row) classname (cycle !cycle) 'light' 'dark' row.addClassName(classname) ) )()
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great upgrade for your AStars Jacket
PostedMarch 4, 2012
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AStar
State:CA
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I bought this along with the Bionic Chest Pads. The air flow is very good and it's lightweight. You are compromising a bit on safety, but it's a great alternative to the foam insert.
Rides: 2011 Suzuki GSX-R600
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars Women's Bionic Chest Pad The Bionic Chest Pad impact and vibration protection upgrade accessory for use in Alpinestars jackets and suits. Features Polymer chest plate backed with Bio-Foam to provide extra protection to the chest from impact and vibration Fits into Alpinestars 1pc/2pc suits, most leather and textile jackets Vented to maintain airflow cooling
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent upgrade for AStars Jackets
PostedMarch 4, 2012
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AStar
State:CA
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Superior to the basic foam inserts and very comfortable. Definitely worth the price. I would highly recommend these if you have an AStars jacket.
Rides: 2011 Suzuki GSX-R600
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Arai SAI Faceshield Arais SAI face shield is the latest generation of Super AdSis shield system, designed for the 10mm wider eye port. Arai SAI face shield fits Arai Corsair V , Vector 2 , RX-Q , Arai Signet-Q and Defiant Helmets Please Note Will not fit Vector helmets - Vector helmets use the SAQ Faceshield .
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Good upgrade for Arai Helmet
PostedMarch 4, 2012
Customer avatar
AStar
State:CA
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I purchased the light smoked shield as an upgrade and I find it suitable for day or night riding. The dark smoke would be a better option for blocking intense sunlight.
Rides: 2011 Suzuki GSX-R600
Yes, I recommend this product.
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