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    April 15, 2012
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    December 22, 2014
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Klim Latitude Misano Hi Viz Jacket The updated Latitude Misano Jacket enters the KLIM family with adventurous, comfortable riding in mind. Delivering increased mobility and lighter-weight while still providing KLIM-worthy durability, the Latitude Misano series is set to perform. For riders ready to ride in a broken-in jacket and pant from the get-go, the Latitude Misano offers the easiest fit. The GORE-TEX Performance Shell and Misano Cordura fabric laminate in the main body of each piece adds flexibility while KLIMs 840D Cordura and GORE-TEX Laminate take on the toughest duties in the highest abrasion zones. The Latitude collar is constructed from a soft fabric to help alleviate bunching and discomfort. Also, specific panels in the main body are now made from Misano Cordura GORE-TEX laminate which is lighter weight and more flexible. Features GORE-TEX 2-Layer Performance Shell Guaranteed to keep you dry D30 CE-Rated integrated armor system Includues D3O armor at the shoulders, elbows and back Misano Cordura laminate exterior in main body 840D Cordura laminate exterior in high abrasion zones High-Mobility active fit patterning Max flow ventilation 5 ports 2 arm and 2 pit zip intakes 1 back exhaust vent 6 external pockets (2 long chest map pockets, 3 cargo pockets, 1 sleeve ID pocket) 4 internal pockets (2 zippered, 2 open stash) 1 secret internal pocket Mesh comfort liner Jacket-to-Pant zipper integration system Zippered waist/hip expansion panel Adjustable waist cinch straps 2 sleeve adjustment straps Lined comfort collar Velcro adjustable wrist closures Industrial grade 3M Scotchlite reflective panels and trim
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Outstanding jacket
PostedDecember 22, 2014
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05Train
From Poolesville
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
My beloved Teknic Freeway had finally given up the ghost, and I needed a new Hi-Viz jacket for commuting. The Freeway was fantastic, though it was just too warm for summertime (really anything over 80). The Latitude has gotten great reviews, and the Misano version seemed to have been further refined, so I decided to give it a shot.
The fit is fantastic. I'm 6'2", 35" waist, 34" inseam, 205 pounds, and a 44" chest. The Large fits perfectly, and with the adjustments I can tailor the fit reasonably well to accommodate layers for the winter.
In hot weather, the combination of the light color and the plethora of vents makes the jacket more comfortable than I would have expected. It still gets hot over 90 degrees (more so than my BMW Rallye 3), but that's the price you pay for having the Gore Tex.
The pockets are well thought-out, if a bit small. The collar is just about perfect in height, and it's not too stiff. The sleeves are the right length.
Negatives? Two vertical vents on the back would work far better than the single horizontal vent, and would be better with a hydration pack. At this price point, it's bizarre that there's no bicep cinch adjuster.
Still, it's a great jacket and I don't regret getting it.
Rides: 2014 BMW K1600GTL
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Klim Inferno Jacket Now featuring two zippered hand pockets and an even more refined fit, the ever-popular Klim Inferno Jacket mid-layer and casual jacket is more functional than ever. Still the most popular insulating mid-layer in the KLIM lineup, the Inferno continues to be the go-to piece for every ride. Control heat loss and enhance the breathability of your outwear with a technical insulating mid-layer like the Inferno, and youll ride happier, longer. Features Hand pockets Low bulk cuffs for better mid-layer fit and comfort Less-stiff collar for improved comfort Polyester fleece/Spandex/thermal guard moisture-wicking fabric construction Low bulk, anti-pilling fleece Four directional stretch Highly moisture wicking and maximally breathable Tonal flat-lock stitching Comfort patterning design Improved patterning and fit 2 zippered hand pockets 1 chest pocket bonded with Bemis technology YKK zippers Micro-injected logos Bonded Klim logo
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent mid-layer
PostedDecember 22, 2014
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05Train
From Poolesville
State:MD
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:45-54
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 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
The Latitude jacket doesn't come with a liner, so I needed something to bridge the gap between warm enough with no liner, and cold enough to need the electric liner.
The Inferno is a mid-layer, not really outerwear. A Large fits my 6'2", 205 pound body perfectly....That is, snugly over a base layer. The shell doesn't really seem durable enough to wear without something over it, and it's certainly not making any effort to be stylish. That's fine with me.
For a relatively thin layer, it does a good job of blocking the wind and keeping you warm. No issues with cold running at highway speeds in the upper-50s with a t-shirt under and the Latitude Misano over.
Rides: 2014 BMW K1600GTL
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Pirelli Angel GT Rear Tires Pirelli dbuted the new Angel GT Tires on Basque soil in Bilbao, Spain accompanying the newest edition of the Multistrada 1200 S Granturismo. The new Angel GT Sport Touring tire will be standard equipment on the latest version of the Borgo Panigale model. The Angel GT boasts 15 percent more mileage than the Pirelli Angel ST without sacrificing performance. Pirelli has labeled this as Performance Mileage. The primary design was to provide regular wear and excellent water drainage guaranteed by both the front tires and by the new groove design on the rear. Pirelli is using a dual blend compound that allows for high mileage in the center with a higher percentage of silica on the sides offering maximum performance, even in wet conditions. In the end, the Pirelli Angel GT is a great option for long distance riders with a fully loaded bike, or for those who are looking to optimize performance on their short daily getaways. From sport bikes to touring and everything in between the Angel GT will not disappoint. Features (W)-rated for speeds of 168+ mph Ideal for sport riders looking for increased mileage without sacrificing grip and traction Extended Mileage Sport (EMS) tires provide best-in-class for mileage and grip Rear tires feature new Bi-compound formula that improves cornering traction A Spec rear tires feature a reinforced, 2-ply carcass Improved wet grip Tubeless
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good replacement tire on a K1600
PostedDecember 22, 2014
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05Train
From Poolesville
State:MD
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Grip 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tread life 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Wet Traction 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I replaced the stock Z8s with a pair of the Angel GTs. I went with the "A Spec" given the bike's weight. Turn-in is vastly improved over the Z8s, as is steady-state cornering. The big K-bike will never be a ballerina on a winding road, but the Angel GTs make it feel like it's lost a hundred pounds.
I haven't been caught in a real frog-strangler yet, but in moderate rain the wet grip is again far superior to the Z8s. They get a little tricky on tar snakes and wet pavement marking paint, but most tires do.
I've got a little over a thousand miles on them, and they seem to be wearing reasonably well, though they've picked up a bit of a harmonic just off the center of the tread. I've been vigilant about inflation, so that's a little troubling.
Still and all, these are a great tire for one who tends to ride a bit aggressively on mountain roads.
Rides: 2014 BMW K1600GTL
Yes, I recommend this product.
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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 Hoodless design for enhanced technical mid layer fit 1/2 length pit zips add ventilation control DWR-treated spandex cuff for non-restrictive low profile mid layer fit Cordura nylon overlays on shoulder, elbow wrist for max durability Pocket construction puts your hands inside the insulation to increase pocket warmth 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 compactable 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.
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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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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