Tim88
 
 
 
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Teknic Xcelerator Gloves New for 2012! Features Racing glove with pre-curved fingers and palm New overlap finger construction for superior feel Super supple construction materials Airblade knuckle system Anterior and finger tunnel systems Knox Scaphoid protectors (Pat. Pending) Specific Carpal protection Stretch panel based 1, 2nd and 3rd finger for superior flexibility Upper Materials Premium Grade Japanese Drum Dyed Cowhide Palm Materials Natural 0.8mm Kangaroo Inner Materials 0.5mm 100 Kevlar breathable upper lining Unlined palm Armour / Padding type Vented PU knuckle protector with replaceable Airblade Vented PU finger protectors PU cuff protector Knox Scaphoid protectors Closed Cell Foam padding for metacarpal, pinkie, ulna, thumb, anterior and carpal protection 3.0mm 100 Kevlar palm and pinkie wrap reinforcements Specific Details Official DuPont Kevlar Licensed product Stretch panel based 1, 2nd and 3rd finger for superior flexibility Pre-curved fingers and palm Synthetic Suede grip panel Underside wrist strap system with protector flap Hook'n'loop cuff closure system Double-layered leather palm in critical areas Safety-Wrap pinkie system Notes These gloves tend to run about 1 size big (so if you normally would take an XL, consider ordering a LG). Also, the red stripe shown on the images and in the video has been eliminated from the current models.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
awesome glove, best I've seen by far
PostedDecember 26, 2011
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Tim88
From Canberra, Australia mate!
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:18-24
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
1 Size Large
Large
I've got this glove as a replacement for a brand-new pair of Alpinestars SP-1's, and could not be happier. I have large hands and rather long fingers, and this is by far the best fitting glove I've ever worn in my life. I took a L in AGV, my SP1's were XXL and still too tight, and the Teknic's were XL. Perfect.
The kangaroo-hide palm leather is brilliant, providing good feel of all controls, and great grip. These are exceptionally well-built gloves. Almost everything that bears any load or tension is double-stitched, and they are 100% leather. The interior is lined with a fine cloth, so if your hands get sweaty (likely on a hot day, ventilation is this glove's biggest weakness), they are still not hard to remove.
They also come with hard plastic palm sliders, a feature I sorely missed on my previous gloves. They also have double-layer leather on the outer palm for slides. There are no finger-bridges (patented by Alpinestars, I believe), so finger roll may be an issue, but everything feels very well held together. I have not pranged yet, but given the build quality and level of protection, I'd feel pretty confident.
The only annoyance is the time it takes to get these things on and off, as they feature the 3-way strap of racing ganutlets. One across the wrist underneath, and two that strap onto the wristguard, but it all adds to the thickness of the protection.
5 star material, love them!
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
Top stuff, worth every penny
PostedDecember 5, 2011
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Tim88
From Canberra, Australia mate!
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I tried on the GP-Pro jacket to get a size locally before ordering, and the fit was perfect. If you are long in the arms like me, (6'2", huge armspan), size 52 euro is perfect. A great fit from day 1, it's only gotten comfier.
As for the build, this is my 1st leather jacket and I'm extremely impressed. Everything seems very well made, aside from the odd tiny loose end, easily trimmed. The shoulder and forearm armour is great, but difinitely invest in the chest and back armour as well. The foam sheets it comes with in the insert pockets couldn't stop a nerf dart, in fact the label inside advises you to upgrade. I grabbed the medium bionic chest and back protectors, which fitted in nicely outside of the foam (extra padding, won't regret that in a crash eh?).
Visually, this jacket is the bomb. I got the red, white and black, and it turns a lot of heads. I never get tired of putting it on :)
I have yet to crash, so I can't vouch for the overall safety, but judging from the build quality, it feels extremely tough.
Overall, I'm extremely pleased with this purchase, but definitely grab the extra armour. While you'll keep your tan in this thing if you crash, I'm sure your ribs and spine will thank you should the worst happen!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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