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    June 3, 2013
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Arai XD-4 Explore Helmet The Arai XD4 is world renowned for being the one of the best ADV touring helmets on the market and one of the few that achieves a Snell M2010 safety rating. The XD4 incorporates all of the same great qualities found in Arai's other helmets including the comfort liner and cheek pads that feature 5mm peel-away pads that allow riders to tailor the fit. The shell of the XD4 has also been aerodynamically tuned and, in concert with the removable floating peak visor, funnels air into the redesigned vents, improving overall ventilation and mitigating buffeting at speed. The XD-4 is the helmet of choice for many hardcore ADV enthusiasts and sets an industry standard for comfort, quality and safety. Features Comfort headliner, with micro fitting 5mm peel away temple pads Fully removable/replaceable/washable Interior Comfort head liner, Cheek pads, Chinstrap covers Dry-Cool technology keeps you dry and cool for greater comfort Patent pending, FCS (Facial Contour Support) cheek pad design, also with a 5mm peel away micro fit feature Improved shell shape for better aerodynamic stability at higher street speeds Exhaust ports added to the top diffuser vents Chin vent with more intake ports Larger sculpted side cowl vents improve ventilation Snell M2010 approved
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
The best of the bunch
PostedApril 27, 2015
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zulusafari
From E Africa
State:TX
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:25-34
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
What's left to say that hasn't already been said by someone. Bare none, this is the best helmet out there in it's class. Sure, you pay a premium for it, but it's well worth it. I live in Africa and have put my previous Arai XD3 through many torture tests and it has braved it well. After some very harsh trips, the interior started to show a bit of wear, but was holding up very well. I did clean it thoroughly a number of times. I never saw any tearing anywhere in the helmet. My only complaint is the road noise. I think that I ride with my head a little further down than it's intended to be. If I road heads up a little more, the wind noise reduces quite a lot. It seems to mainly come from wind hitting my chest and coming up from the underside right next to my ears. It's not that the wind stops coming up that way when I pick my head up, but I think the angle of the wind is just quieter. Of course if you ride a big bike or at least have a large windshield, this is likely minimized. I have worn the helmet in many wet conditions and never had a drop come inside. It was difficult to figure out how to get the top-back air vents off the first time and I broke one when I wanted to clean it out thoroughly. Good thing, I found a dead wasp inside. I have never ridden without the visor on, I like it to much to keep the sun out of my eyes. I've also purchased the tinted visor and even occasionally ride with it in the evenings. As long as you have good lighting and no rain, it's not to bad.
Rides: 2006 Honda XR650L
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REV'IT Roadstar GTX Gloves What do you demand from the perfect summer glove Ventilation to keep your hands cool An excellent fit and inspiring grip to control your bike with precision How about abrasion-resistant materials and waterproofing Last but not least, what about effective protection to keep your hands safe The REVIT Roadstar GTX ticks all these boxes and then some more. During a summer rain your hands will stay dry but wont be sweaty thanks to a waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX membrane. Protection Features Outer Shell goatskin with WR finish, Pittards goat Digital WR100X, cowhide with WR finish, Karvin cowhide (PU coated), Goatskin Digital, synthetic PU leather Lining GORE-TEX Push-Pull tri-fleece liner Waterproofing GORE-TEX X-trafit Breathability GORE-TEX X-trafit Composition outer shell 100 leather lining 100 polyester membrane 100 GORE-TEX membrane (ePTFE) Protection Karvin cowhide covered hard-shell knuckle, TPU hard-shell palm slider, Temperfoam at knuckle, palm and thumb, EVA foam at fingers and cuff Visibility reflection at back hand Ergonomic Features Fit tour fit Adjustability adjustment strap at wrist, adjustment tab at cuff Features stretch lips at fingers, back hand and thumb, elastic at wrist, visor wiper, regular cuff
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
East Africa Test
PostedNovember 30, 2014
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zulusafari
From E Africa
State:TX
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:25-34
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
I just returned to my home in Kenya after a 10 day trip around Lake Victoria. The trip took me from 6500 feet to 1000 feet. Cold, rainy days. Down pours and warm days. I saw a wide variety of weather. The only time I disliked them was in the bitter cold. It feels like there is insulation in these gloves, but it really doesn't seem like it. They do seem to breath very well. I never sweated in the gloves. They were very tight to get on the first few times. I didn't notice much shrinking when they got wet and were not more difficult to put on when they were wet, as many gloves are. The cuff is a perfect size to put inside or outside of your jacket. This is my first REALY expensive pair of gloves and so far I'm quite happy with them. They seemed thick, but not bulky and have a streamlined design to them. I felt like I was wearing polar gloves at first, but they loosened up pretty quick. I was wearing them 10hrs. a day.
Rides: 2006 Honda XR650L
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Wolfman Rocky Mountain Saddle Bags To create the Rocky Mountain Saddle Bags, Wolfman used their popular Expedition Saddle Bags as a template and utilized the same mounting and compression system. With a capacity of 32 liters each, the Rocky Mountain Bags are cone shaped (wider at the top than bottom) to make packing them easier. Internal stiffeners are held in place with hook and loop and work to compress and secure the load (to Wolfman or other side racks) which make the bags become almost ridged and firm, not floppy. The bags are sewn in-house by Wolfman and utilize their own custom vinyl-coated 1680 denier ballistics nylon fabric. They have a 35oz. vinyl bottom to compliment 22oz. vinyl back and front accents. Because the bags are sewn and not 100 waterproof, Wolfman includes their Yellow 200D PU-coated and seam taped waterproof liners. The liners are custom fit to make them easy in and out, while keeping contents dry. Features 32 liter capacity (with about 3 liters of float) Heavy duty 1680 denier custom vinyl coated ballistic nylon 35oz vinyl bottom 22oz vinyl back, front mounts and removable back pad Mounts to Wolfman or other side racks Ultra secure 6 point mounting system per bag using heavy duty 1 metal cam buckles Carry Handle Waterproof liner External D-rings for more versatility or for adding additional bags or fuel bottle holsters Stay-put internal stiffeners Reflective striping runs horizontally from front to back Sold as a pair
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Strong & messy
PostedJune 3, 2013
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zulusafari
From E Africa
State:TX
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Ease of Install 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I have not ridden with this product yet, so this review comes from handling it and fitting it to the bike. There are a TON of straps on this thing. It was a bit overwhelming at first. I can see how some people might miss or forget to apply a strap when installing this. I did stuff it full and mount it to my bike, and also put some bottle holders on it. Everything seems very tight and very well built. I'm not sure of it's exact placement yet as I do not have the wolfman racks installed yet. Without the racks, they seemed to only sit maybe 2 inches outside of my handlebars. That is a nice surprise as I thought they might be even wider. Make no mistake, these bags are HUGE! They seem light and I really appreciate the plastic mould in the bottom of the bags that help keep their shape. The hand strap on the top is a bit sad for a handle. If they are full and heavy, it will not be a comfortable handle. The handles could have been better without much work or expense.
Rides: 2006 Honda XR650L
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Giant Loop Fandango Tank Bag
Giant Loop Fandango Tank Bag
Giant Loop Fandango Tank Bag Named for the rocky Oregon desert canyon and the lively Spanish dance, the Fandango Tank Bag straps on/off a wide variety of motorcycles, including those with large-capacity dualsport fuel tanks (Clarke and Acerbis gas tanks without tower shaped fills), as well as many sport, sport touring and adventure touring motorcycles. Made from the the same tough, waterproof truckers tarp material and water resistant YKK zipper as our motorcycle saddlebags. And weve got new colors to match white, yellow, orange and original black-on-black. FANDANGO TANK BAG FEATURES and SPECS Seam Grip sealer and brush included 10 liter capacity (main compartment) Waterproof Bomb Shell material (22oz vinyl coated polyester think trucker tarp) Bag unzips from base layer Rubber and webbing carry handle Clear vinyl map top pocket Divider inside (removable) to secure camera or electronics Lined with high-visibility yellow nylon Waterproof YKK zippers on bag Beefy YKK coil zipper on base layer Diamond-plate vinyl reinforcements Designed and sewn in the U.S.A. Easy on/off Slim, trim profile Sewn with military-grade thread Straps 1-in. Nylike webbing with Delrin thumb-lock buckles Base Dimensions 8.25 X 12 Tank Bag Dimensions rear 8 tall, front 5 tall Includes detailed installation instructions and packing tips
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Strong
PostedJune 3, 2013
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zulusafari
From E Africa
State:TX
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I was worried this tank bag would be to big, as the larger brother of the Giant Loop tank bags, but it is perfect for my needs. I will be traveling on a two week trip in Africa and needed space for my valuables, space to charge cameras, and all the etc. I fear the small one would have been WAY to small. I have taped my seams and really wish it could have come that way or maybe advised on which seems needed the liquid tape. I'm thinking not every seam needs the sealing. The directions say it needs 8-12 hours to dry, but it needed more like 15hrs for me and I am in a very low humidity area.
Rides: 2006 Honda XR650L
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Wolfman Wolf Bottle Holster Wolfman designed the Wolf Bottle Holster around the popular Primus and MSR 1 liter bottles. The Bottle Holster can attach to the seat, rack or to Wolfman's Expedition Dry Saddlebags or Teton Saddlebags. (Actually, up to 4 can be attached to the new Saddlebags). This is an easy and convenient method to carry extra liquids. Features Constructed from heavy duty Ballistic Nylon 4 point Mounting, with a top strap that secures the bottle 9 long Note Wolfman recommends a 1 liter/10 circumference bottle or smaller to fit in the holster, bottles sold separately.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Simple & Strong
PostedJune 3, 2013
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zulusafari
From E Africa
State:TX
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Ease of Install 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I have not been on a ride with this yet, so this review comes from handling the product. It seems very well built, like all of Wolfman's products. It is tedious to install on my side bags, but going to be very strong. My only complaint is that I wish the top strap that is designed to go through the top cap loop would be better with a drawstring. Maybe this is not as secure, but more bottles would work well as not all of them have a loop built into the top or might be shorter.
Rides: 2006 Honda XR650L
Yes, I recommend this product.
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