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Dainese Huge Air Gloves Features Reinforced palm Adjustable cuff strap Inserts in elasticated fabric Neoprene cuff Perforated mesh fabric on the back of the hand Knuckles reinforced with high-frequency microinjection insert Silicon print on the palm
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Too fragile
PostedOctober 24, 2012
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ghamauricio
From Rio de Janeiro
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
I wanted a short glove that wouldn't get me bulky hands, easy to get in and get out of them.
The Huge Air gloves seemed great, but there are a few problems: first, the protection is sub-par. Only a single layer of leather on the palm, and that's it. Secondly, the airflow isn't even that great. Maybe I'm expecting too much from mesh products, maybe it really has some problems for exhausting the air that enters, limiting the amount of air that flows through it, but the fact is that I only feel the air moving when I stop in the red light, my hands get sweaty, and then I start moving. After a while, my hands are warm again.
I got a little problem with the sticthing undoing itself in 2 days of use or so, but it stopped evolving and it doesn't seem to compromise the integrity of the product.
The mesh part also interacts with the velcro, wearing the mesh. But I think it'll hold ok in the long run.
Rubberized fingertips are definitely a plus.
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Joe Rocket Alter Ego 3.0 Jacket Drastic weather changes part of your daily ride Our authentic MetaSport II system is the all weather riding solution you've been waiting for. 100 waterproof treated outer layer that removes to reveal a fully armored high-flow FreeAir Mesh jacket beneath. 100 Waterproof Rock-Tex 660 outer shell Meta Sport II System Features a completely removable outer layer - That covers a complete mesh jacket underneath! Variable Flow Ventilation with waterproof zippers Sure Fit adjustable Waistband Pockets for optional C.E. Armor Elastic Sleeve Adjusters Outer Shell Folds into self contained Pouch Reflective Stripes FREE-AIR MESH JACKET - Inner Layer Heavy Duty Polyamide Free-Air Mesh Grade A C.E. Rated Protectors in Shoulders and Elbows Removable Spine Pad with Pocket for Optional C.E. Spine protector Elastic Sleeve Adjusters Removable Fleece Vest Warmth Liner Sure Fit adjustable Waist Reflective Stripes Pockets for Eye Glass and Face Shield Storage
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Still hot
PostedOctober 24, 2012
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ghamauricio
From Rio de Janeiro
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
State:CA
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
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Slightly Large
Large
I purchased this jacket as my do-it-all commuting jacket, and have an Olympia AST as a do-it-all touring jacket.
Considering my motorcycle has a little windshield that compromises airflow, I found the Alter Ego 3.0 to be just a little more fresh then the AST for city speeds. The problem might be with the colour (black), which under the sun and in traffic lights turns into an oven; or maybe because it has some RockTex panels that hinder the airflow - so a Phoenix 5.0 would perform better, if this is the case.
I find the zippers to be really annoying and low quality, although they strangely seem to be getting better with time - candle wax may have helped.
The waterproof shell never had it's waterproofness tested as of the writing of this review, but the vent zippers don't seem to be 100% watertight for a downpour. Also, the vents don't seem to work at all, and I think it would benefit A LOT from some cinches to keep them wide open - as is the case with Olympia AST's chest vents. But the outer shell is not as hot as I thought though, it seems some air flows through it altogether (vents open or not). Keep in mind that city speeds and a little wind protection from the bike might influence my review.
Fit is great - although a little long on the sleeves, but again, I'm not american. Everybody says the jacket looks good, and it's indeed pretty discrete and good looking.
All in all, it's certainly a very versatile jacket that is worth it's price, although bang-for-the-buck-wise the old AST was a heck of a greater deal.
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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