MotoElvis
 
 
 
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    November 18, 2011
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    October 19, 2014
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Dainese Hydra Flux D-Dry Jacket Perfect for Spring, Summer and Fall, the Dainese Hydra Flux D-Dry Jacket is a one and done jack of all trades. With massive boomerang mesh panels and a removable waterproof D-Dry membrane, the Hydra Flux gives you relief from both warm and wet weather, while removable composite elbow and shoulder protectors, as well as a pocket for one of Dainese's G1 or G2 back protectors, allows this ultra light and versatile jacket to also serve up some unrivaled protection. Protection Removable composite protectors certified to EN 1621.1 Standard Ergonomics and Comfort Boomerang mesh fabric Removable breathable and waterproof D-Dry membrane Quick Dry fabric Adjustment strap on neck Waist adjustment Wrist adjustment Other Features Pocket for Wave G1 and G2 back protector Reflective inserts 2 outer pockets Denoted as Dainese G. Hydra Flux D-Dry in Dainese catalog
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Different approach to multi-conditions
PostedOctober 19, 2014
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MotoElvis
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
This jacket is basically just a nice mesh jacket– what I was looking for. It just happens to come with a light, easily removed and packable waterproof/breathable liner. This liner adds flexibility for various conditions, including just cooling temps--it seems like a good idea.
The fit leans toward a Euro-cut. The body has enough room for you and back armor if you are not heavily built or a bit thick around the mids. The arms are slim-fit, so if you are built like Anthony in the Zilla videos, your arms will be very tight.
In Dainese sizing, I would order a size up from what I normally wear. My cold weather Dainese jacket fits more generously than this item does.
Rides: 2009 Aprilia SL 750 Shiver
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese Rain Jacket Ergonomics and Comfort Waterproof, breathable, quick-drying fabric Wrist adjustment Waist adjustment Neck adjustment Sleeve width adjustment Drawstring around jacket waist Completely lined Thermo-welded seams Other Fabric case Reflective inserts Inner pocket
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Basic functions, and well done
PostedOctober 19, 2014
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MotoElvis
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
This feels pretty sturdy for a basic rain jacket, as it should for the price. It won't flap itself to shreds as cheap PVC, or chintzy nylon jackets will do.
The color is not yellow, as one could suppose from the still pics, it is a lot closer to the video color, but not as washed out looking. It is very visible.
The sizing is over-your-gear, so order your approximate normal Dainese size, if you know what that is.
Rides: 2009 Aprilia SL 750 Shiver
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Dainese Bruce Gore-Tex Jacket
Dainese Bruce Gore-Tex Jacket
Dainese Bruce Gore-Tex Jacket Extended touring riding, pleasure and comfort under all weather conditions were the fundamental premises behind the development of the Bruce jacket. Breathable, waterproof Gore-Tex membrane laminated to the outer fabric provided with water-repellence treatment ensures remarkably light weight complemented by quick drying capacity. Air vents on the chest, thermal lining and a removable double collar permit correct microclimate management as temperatures change. Homologated protectors, back protector/Thorax chest protector pockets, ample volume adjustment possibilities, and elasticated inserts complete the items technical features. Adjustable neck fastener Membrane laminated with outer fabric Drawstring adjustable jacket bottom Wrist adjustement Waist adjustment Jacket-trousers fastening system Breathable waterproof Gore-tex membrane Temperature regulation External fabric with water-resistance treatment Air inlets on chest Removable thermal liner Removable double collar Front fastening system with waterproof double strip
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Must layer for cold weather
PostedNovember 25, 2013
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MotoElvis
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 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 is a very nice jacket. The fit is slightly trim so I would recommend buying a size or two larger. That will be particularly true if you will be traveling in cold weather, and need to layer. One of the recommended Dainese back armor pads has a significant curvature and will not be form fitting for tall and large people--it will take up a lot of space in the jacket.
Rides: 2009 Aprilia SL 750 Shiver
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Nolan N104 Action Helmet
Nolan N104 Action Helmet
Nolan N104 Action Helmet 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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Very good Modular Helmet!
PostedSeptember 25, 2012
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MotoElvis
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Intermediate Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
I have the Nolan 104 Action XXL model, which has the biggest shell size.
The large field of vision is surprisingly satisfying.
Less wind noise than the Nolan N90 modular for me, but I always wear earplugs so I can't comment on overall quiet.
The ventilation is excellent. That, plus the included Pinlock antifog insert and you may never fog up. Someone commented that this helmet was hot. If so, it is not for lack of venting. Helmets get hot, especially dark colors.
It is lighter than my Nolan N90, but bigger, too. Hmm. This largest shell is noticeably bigger than the comparable fit N90.
Fit is not what I expected. For being so closely related to the N90, it is surprising how totally different they are--they could be from different companies. I have read that the N90 was considered to be more for a rounder head, and that the N104 had a bit more oval to it. Well, maybe it is true overall, it doesn't feel that way at my size. Both fit, just don't expect an Arai. There is more face/chin room on this than the N90.
Rides: 2009 Aprilia SL 750 Shiver
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Nolan N90 Faceshield Replacement Anti-Fog ready face shield for Nolan N90 Helmets. Anti-Fog Inserts sold separately.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Nolan N90 Shield
PostedJune 4, 2012
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MotoElvis
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
If you have the N90 you know that it is great, and well, this is just the shield. Well made, doesn't scratch easily, comes with PInlock (!). Don't drop your N90, or you will need a shield.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars Air Textile Pants Multi-panel construction with durable heavy mesh Ballistic nylon reinforced knees, perforated foam padding and stretch fabric inserts Comfortable elastic knitted panels on the back legs Adjustable waist Convenient extra-long zipper closure from the outside ankle to the inside of the leg
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Eh...
PostedMay 24, 2012
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MotoElvis
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Other than shabby knee foam there is no hint of armor.
The materials are basic, but adequate, as is design and build.
It will work, but if you want more protection, features, and quality materials, look at something else.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Klim Convert Gore-Tex Boot Liner Whether your are crossing a creek or caught in a downpour, the Covert GTX motorcycle boot liner is designed to enhance any motorcycle boot to be fully waterproof, providing your feet with ultimate comfort and protection from the elements. Features GORE-TEX fabric construction Soft spandex top cuff Above the calf design Articulated patterning For use with non-waterproof motorcycle boots 4-season use Specifically patterned for right and left feet. Includes polyester/COOLMAX nylon base layer sock
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
This is a great idea.
PostedDecember 15, 2011
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MotoElvis
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Whether you buy this instead of a waterproof boot, or just as back-up to your "waterproof" boots, or use this in sketchy muddy conditions for a bit of extra dryness and warmth, these strike me as a great idea.
They are thin, so bulk/sizing is no issue due to that, but these do run almost a full size small, for me.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Dainese Scout Gore-Tex Gloves
Dainese Scout Gore-Tex Gloves
Dainese Scout Gore-Tex Gloves FEATURES Techno inserts on the knuckles and the joints of the fingers Distortion Control on little finger Abrasion and Tear Resistance Goatskin Stone PU Reinforced palm COMFORT / ERGONOMICS Elasticated fabric Elasticated inserts Tightening strap Adjustable cuff strap Pre-curved finger Temperature Regulation Breathable waterproof Gore-Tex membrane Thermal Dexfil padding OTHER FEATURES Soft inserts Reflective inserts
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Gloves
PostedDecember 9, 2011
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MotoElvis
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Small
Large
The other reviews have touched on what I also think are the strengths of these: comfort, non-bulky (for a winter glove), and warmth--if you are riding long distances in freezing weather without fairings, shields, or heated grips, no glove will give warmth unless it looks like a pillow. All I can add is they run quite small: in most gloves I measure L, but buy XL and it fits correctly, in these I bought 2XL and it fits correctly. I don't know what people with actual big hands do for gloves.
Note: air flow marked "excellent" as there is none.
Dainese seems to make great stuff. Design, construction, materials--they get it right.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Dainese Tomsk D-Dry Pants
Dainese Tomsk D-Dry Pants
Dainese Tomsk D-Dry Pants Focus Ergonomics and functionality under every weather condition during long-distance touring, refined finishing, and elevated quality are all offered by these pants in breathable, waterproof D-Dry membrane that offer the highest comfort and ergonomics when combined with a removable thermal lining, construction in elasticated Cordura Comfort fabric, the elasticated fabric on the knee, the adjustment possibilities at the sides, and a jacket-pants fastening zip. Active and passive safety is ensured by the homologated composite protectors on the knees, the soft inserts at the sides, and reflective inserts. Features Removable composite protectors certified to EN 1621.1/97 Standard Cordura Comfort fabric Inserts in elasticated fabric Jacket-trousers fastening system Waist adjustment Zipper at calf Breathable waterproof D-Dry membrane External fabric with water-resistance treatment Water outflow system at ankle Closable air vents with zips on thighs Removable thermal liner Soft inserts on the sides Reflective inserts 2 outside pockets
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Another solid Dainese product.
PostedDecember 7, 2011
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MotoElvis
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
I just purchased some Dainese items and these Tomsk pants are like the others: well designed and made. The fabric and features are what I would expect for this price, but I have semi-quibbles:
I would have thought that the too-common quilted soft liner material so common in low-price jackets and pants would have been replaced here by something more technically advanced--and thinner. That is important because these are not generously cut, and I would not mind a bit more room in the leg--they fit, they move with you, they work, but they are not loose fitting. Without the liner they should be fine, but if you have thick legs these might not work for you.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Shoei CX-1V Pinlock Lens Insert The Shoei CX-1V Pinlock lens insert fits the Shoei X-Eleven, RF-1000, TZ-R and MultiTec helmets. With ProSeal Airtight chamber Interchangeable Easily cleaned Compatible with Shoei CX-1V Pinlock Shields Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The Best Anti-Fog system
PostedDecember 5, 2011
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MotoElvis
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Weight
Light
Very Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Long Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Narrow
Wide
I resisted getting Pinlock because I didn't like the sound of it--a stick on lens, held on by pins. However, having tried and been dissatisfied with every application-type product for antifog protection, Pinlock was just about the last resort. Luckily, it is superior.
My conditions are tough: cold air, very high humidity, fog in the air. Most of the products I tried could handle lesser conditions, but when the conditions are at their worst the Pinlock rocks.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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