05Train
 
 
 
05Train's stats
 
  • Review count
    5
  • Helpfulness votes
    0
  • First review
    April 15, 2012
  • Last review
    September 21, 2014
  • Featured reviews
    0
  • Average rating
    3.8
 
Reviews comments
  • Review comment count
    0
  • Helpfulness votes
    0
  • First review comment
    None
  • Last review comment
    None
  • Featured review comments
    0
 
 
05Train's Reviews
 
Klim Torque Jacket The all-rider favorite Klim Torque Jacket returns with an all-new look and performance focus for 2013-2014. Engineered with the same maximum comfort, exceptional insulation and impressive compressibility of the original Torque, the new version comes with even more durability and mid-layer fit/function built in! The secret to its intense comfort comes from 100 Grams of siliconized 3M Thinsulate insulationproviding excellent heat retention while letting you move in absolute freedom. Plus the whole jacket packs into its own pocket, compressing down to a small package perfect for stowing in a backpack. Mid-layer insulator functionality is massively increased with a new hoodless design that slips under your favorite outerwear shell effortlessly. Lower profile cuffs, Cordura overlays on the high-wear areas and a slightly refined fit ensure this casual-worthy piece never compromises on its riding performance. Features NEW HOODLESS DESIGN FOR ENHANCED TECHNICAL MID LAYER FIT NEW 1/2 LENGTH PIT ZIPS ADD VENTILATION CONTROL NEW DWR-TREATED SPANDEX CUFF FOR NON-RESTRICTIVE LOW PROFILE MID LAYER FIT NEW CORDURA NYLON OVERLAYS ON SHOULDER, ELBOW WRIST FOR MAX DURABILITY NEW POCKET CONSTRUCTION PUTS YOUR HANDS INSIDE THE INSULATION TO INCREASE POCKET WARMTH NEW STYLE LINES 100 GRAMS OF SILICONIZED 3M THINSULATE INSULATION PROVIDES INSANELY COMFORTABLE INSULATED PERFORMANCE WORKS BRILLIANTLY FOR MID-LAYERING OR AS A CASUAL JACKET DOWN PROOF NYLON SHELL LIGHTWEIGHT AND HIGHLY COMPACTIBLE STUFFS INTO RIGHT HAND POCKET FOR STORAGE 2 EXTERNAL, INSULATED HAND POCKETS 1 INTERNAL CHEST POCKET MICRO FLEECE LINED COLLAR YKK ZIPPERS INTERIOR MP3 PLAYER HEADPHONE PORT AND SECURING LOOPS GLOVE-FRIENDLY ZIPPER PULLS MICRO-INJECTED LOGOS BOTTOM HEM ADJUSTMENT
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
If you have small hands....
PostedSeptember 21, 2014
Customer avatar
05Train
From Poolesville
State:MD
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
I wore this jacket for exactly 5 minutes, so this is not a comprehensive review.
The wrist openings are not elastic cuffs, nor are they in any way adjustable. If you look at the photo at the top of the page, the area that looks as though it's elasticized, is in fact simply sewn smaller. If you have small hands and wrists, this won't be a problem, and if my Inferno mid-layer is any indication, it's a great jacket.......Though it does fit smaller than the Inferno.
But I'd end up having to fight to get my hands through those cuffs every time I put the jacket on or took it off. So no-go for me.
Rides: 2014 BMW K1600GTL
No, I do not recommend this product.
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
Gaerne Balance Oiled Boots Features Full grain oiled leather 3 alloy replaceable buckles Waterproof Gaerne Drytech membrane liner Gum rubber sole for feel and control
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Incredibly versatile boot
PostedJuly 24, 2014
Customer avatar
05Train
State:MD
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:45-54
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
I bought a pair of these just prior to a two-week ride from Maryland to Utah. I literally took them out of the box, tried them on, and then left with them the next morning. They were on my feet for 14-20 hours a day, every day, for the next two weeks.
These are hands-down the most comfortable boots I've ever worn. They felt broken-in immediately, and I had no problem walking through towns or on trails while off the bike.
Between the leather and the liner, they remain absolutely waterproof. I had the misfortune of spending 5 hours riding through a tropical storm dumping 3-4" of rain an hour, and my feet stayed dry.
They also do a decent job of keeping my feet cool in the summer. I've ridden in 100+ degree temperatures on air-cooled bikes and not been uncomfortable.
Yes, I recommend this product.
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
 Olympia Moab Jacket
Olympia Moab Jacket
Olympia Moab Dual Sport Jacket If youre looking for ultimate versatility in a single piece of riding gear, the Olympia Moab jacket has you covered. Constructed in authentic Cordura fabric with ballistic nylon mesh panels, this multi season work horse offers maximum airflow with superior abrasion resistance. Two expandable front storage / goggle pockets plus two zippered chest pockets and a waterproof back pocket make storing personal items a breeze. For added safety in low light conditions, Moab offers 3M Scotchlite piping at the chest, back, collar and sleeves. Equipped with a sporty two stage, wind and waterproof Thermolite insulated liner, this jacket delivers true multi season riding comfort. Features Outer shell constructed in 500 denier Cordura fabric with ballistic airflow mesh panels Waterproof, Thermolite insulated two stage liner jacket Removable CE approved Motion Flex armor at elbows and shoulders Removable CE approved Motion Flex articulated back protector Cool mesh airflow lining Custom Fit detailing at collar, cuffs, elbows and waist Comfort neoprene framed collar 3M Scotchlite reflective piping at front, sides and back 8 connecting zipper for pants Five storage pockets plus zippered waterproof back pocket
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great jacket, with a few caveats
PostedAugust 12, 2013
Customer avatar
05Train
State:MD
Rider Type:Road Warrior
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
This is overall a great jacket...It's got a ton of features. But the shortcomings are frustrating.
A 2-stage liner makes all the sense in the world....Except for fit. With both liners in, an XL fits me perfectly (6'2", 205 pounds). With the liners out, I swim in it. A Large would fit my body better, but then the sleeves would be too short. This is typical in most jackets I try on.
On a cruiser, the jacket bunches up. I know it wasn't designed for cruisers, but it's still something to be aware of.
The collar is tall and stiff, but lacks enough adjustment to keep heavy rain out. That said, the rest of the jacket is absolutely waterproof. I rode 6 hours through Tropical Storm Andrea and only had water come in through the neck.
Olympia does a terrible job with Hi-Viz. This is a mesh jacket meant for hot weather riding....There's WAY too much black on it. When stopped, there's a noticeable difference in felt heat between the neon and black panels. The Airglide 4 is even worse.
It sounds like I'm really down on the jacket, and I'm not. The liners work really well. The pockets are easy to access, and the rear pocket stays completely dry in the rain. The straps do a reasonable job adjusting the size. It's comfortable in hot weather. But there are so many little, simple things about it that could be easily and cheaply fixed (1" longer sleeves, swap the black panels to silver, more adjustable collar), that it's a shame that Olympia half-baked it.
Yes, I recommend this product.
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
 Held Air Hero Gloves
Held Air Hero Gloves
Held Air Hero Gloves The gloves formerly known as the Held Air Stream! Palm is highly abrasion-resistant sweat-resistant and colorfast kangaroo leather Back is ventilated mesh (100 polyester with leather detailing Unlined palm Back is fully lined with Kevlar and Cool Max Adjustable Velcro closure at cuff Special step seam prevents pressure points on inner hand and enhances feel Fingers are perforated with mesh sides Hard plastic knuckle protection Side of hand and ball of thumb are reinforced Side of hand and fingers are protected with Superfabric
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Best summer gloves I've ever used. Unfortunately.......
PostedJune 29, 2012
Customer avatar
05Train
State:MD
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I've tried a lot of gloves, and I've got a bunch that're sitting neglected in the back of my closet. I got these for hot-weather riding, as they looked like they'd flow some air, protect my hands, and they weren't black. From the first day I wore them, I was amazed with them.
I rode 7,000 miles in a month with these gloves, through heat, cold, wind, and rain. Loved them to the point that I'd say they're the best summer gloves I've ever owned.
Unfortunately, they fell apart on me. The "Held" logo fell off of the fingers. The stitching on the palms came apart. The leather vanished from the thumbs. Starting around the second week of wearing them, they just started to disintegrate.
Revzilla took them back and gave me full credit for them, but unfortunately I'm back looking for another pair of summer gloves.
No, I do not recommend this product.
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
 Teknic Freeway HP Jacket
Teknic Freeway HP Jacket
Teknic Freeway HP Jacket Shell Material Velocity Dobby materials Waterproofing Powerskin HP (Improved Waterproof Breathability) Lifetime Waterproof Guarantee Ventilation 2x Underarm Vents 2x Chest Vents 1x Exhaust Vent Removable Liner Full-sleeve Cynix quilted liner 120g DuPont Comformax Protection Knox Lite CE armor at shoulders and elbows Pockets to accept CE Chest protection Included Knox TP2 CE spine guard Additional Features Magnetic closure inner and Storm Collars TASC stitching YKK Zippers 10x Outershell pockets (all 100 WP) 3x Internal pockets Bicep Forearm Snap adjustment Zip off Thermo-Nekie III 3M ScotchliteTM reflective 8 pant connecting zipper Belt loop connector PacknGo Storage system Heat reflective poly-satin
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Freeway 2012 jacket
PostedApril 15, 2012
Customer avatar
05Train
State:MD
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:35-44
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
I picked up one of these jackets in Hi-Viz back in January to use primarily for commuting. I'm 6'2, 200 pounds, and the 46 fits me perfectly. I must have arms like an orangutang, 'cause the sleeve length is perfect for me. The length and cut of the jacket works well on both my R12RT and my Night Train. There's both a waist and a chest adjuster to compensate for different body sizes and/or removing the liner. The sleeves are adjusted with snaps; Velcro would be better and offer more flexibility.
I haven't been caught in a real heavy downpour yet, but in a light mist, the jacket kept me dry. I'd be a bit concerned about water coming in through the top of the collar in a real storm, but that remains to be seen. With the liner in, I've had no issues riding in the mid 30s. My Gerbing's liner hasn't left the closet all winter. The liner gets to be too warm, even with the vents open, at around 60. With the liner out the jacket's good from the mid-50s up to about 80. The vents do make a difference, but they're small and they vent to the lining, not directly to the skin. Anything above about 75, and I'll be reaching for my GX Air.
There are a ton of pockets, and it's clear that a lot of thought was put into them. There's a vertical pocket on the left breast that seems designed for an iPhone. There's the key pocket on the left sleeve. There's enough room in the jacket pockets that I literally think I could pack everything I needed for a 3 day weekend in the jacket.
At the price, this jacket is a steal. It comes with a full compliment of Knox armor, including the back. It's well thought out. It's built like a tank. And the Hi-Viz works without looking too ridiculous.
Yes, I recommend this product.
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
05Train's Review Comments
 
05Train has not submitted comments on any reviews.