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    February 4, 2012
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 Olympia Recon 3 Mesh Pants
Olympia Recon 3 Mesh Pants
Olympia Recon 3 Mesh Pants The Olympia Recon 3 Mesh Tech Pant quickly transforms from full blown armored motorcycle gear to functional cargo shorts in seconds. Theyre designed to handle serious stretches of highway, dual sport rides, a day at the beach, a tour of the Badlands, or daily commuting. Two oversized storage / goggle pockets makes stowing extra gear a breeze. Constructed in rugged Cordura fabric with ballistic mesh panels, they offer maximum airflow with superior abrasion resistance. Features Outer shell constructed in 500 Denier Cordura fabric with ballistic airflow mesh panels Zip off lower legs transform pant into shorts Lower side leg zippers allow detachment of leg bottoms without removing boots 3M Scotchlite reflective piping at lower legs Custom Fit, EZ Hem boot cut bottom Removable and adjustable height CE approved Motion Flex armor at knees Relaxed tailored fit Cool mesh airflow lining Six multifunctional pockets 8 connecting zipper connects pant to jackets Removable EVA compression foam at hips
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great value!
PostedSeptember 4, 2013
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ThumpinBee
From Sterling Heights
State:MI
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ordered a size 30 Olympia Recon 3 Mesh pants and received them promptly! Thank you Revzilla! I have been wearing them for +2 weeks now and can make the following observations.
First, with respect to size. I am a "fit/small-bone" waist-30" size and I ordered a size 30". When I commute, I wear the Recon 3 pants over my regular pants without any issue. They are comfortably 'snug' with all the padding/protection in place (one could remove the hip foam pads to gain more room). On hot weather "weekend rides", I wear the pants over athletic shorts and the fit is plenty loose. I believe that going to a size 32 would have been to baggy...
Second, with respect to airflow. These pants offer excellent ventilation. I chose the pewter color so they stay cooler (in my opinion) in the sun. The mesh vents allow me to stay cool on hot summer days even with jeans on under neat...
Third, with respect to features. I absolutely love the big cargo-style pockets. I keep my smartphone, sunglasses, wallet safely with me rendering my tank bag practically useless... The snaps, sippers and Velcro closures are easy to operate even with gloves on. The protective knee pads are great and fit/cup my knees perfectly. The pant leg opening is so generous that I can slide the Recon 3 pants over my boots without any issues.
One small remark; tough the long lower Velcro closure on the pant leg allows for hemming, doing so means that you lose the Velcro cinch strap at the very bottom. I need to take ~2" off the bottom but hesitate to do so because I want to be able to cinch the pant legs tight to my boots...
Hope this review helps.
Safe riding!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Multiple compartments with removable pouch that doubles as a belt bag Made from 1000 Denier Cordura Carrying capacity 2.1 cubic feet Foul weather flaps provide rain protection Quick release mounting system Removable ABS liner for consistent shaping support Measures 14.5 x 8 x 12 1392ci
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great size and fit
PostedMay 6, 2013
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ThumpinBee
From Detroit
State:MI
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Though I have not put these bags to the test, the fit and installation on my G650gs is quite good and easy. I have a set of heat shields on backorder at Chase Harper because the dual pipes on the bike get very hot and come very close to contacting the bags. I am so impressed with the quality and craftsmanship of the bags that I do not want to take the chance to damage them
Rides: 2010 BMW G650GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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TCX Jupiter 2 Gore-Tex Boots The boot/shoe that started it allsuede leather and breathable, waterproof Gore Tex materials make up this boot-inspired riding shoe. Great Italian styling and strategically placed protection make this shoe perfect for warm and wet weather riding. Suede leather and airtech fabric upper Gore-Tex membrane with XCR product technology for increased breathability Padded malleolous area Back counter reinforcement Shift pad integrated in the sole Lacing system with overlap Velcro closure Anatomic replaceable footbed Touring sole, with specific grip area, oil and petroleum resistant
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Definitely worth the money...
PostedJuly 4, 2012
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ThumpinBee
From Detroit
State:MI
Rider Type:Commuter
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
TCX Jupiter 2 Gore-Tex boots are absolutely incredible. I had been riding with 'hiking boots' before and hesitated to buy 'motorcycle specific' footwear because I was looking for an 'all-around' product (good for hot, wet, cold, etc...). These boots are phenomenal. The air flow is great (I can really feel the air being 'pulled-out' as I ride), the protection is superb (the boot is rather stiff but not to the point of being uncomfortable). The 'back of the collar' is "low-cut" which offers excellent up/down ankle mobility for shifting/braking. Two weeks after I received the boots, I rode through torrential rains and flooded intersections on my way home from work; when I took the boots off my socks/feet were completely dry! The ankle Velcro(r) strap keeps the laces away and the hidden lace loops assure lace protection/durability and style. Down-sides; since the air flow is great I suspect I will have to put warmer socks on when the weather turns chilly. Also, I wish the shift wear-pad was a bit bigger/wider...
Overall, these boots are great and well worth the money!
Rides: 2010 BMW G650GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Arai XD-3 Hi-Viz Neon Helmet
Arai XD-3 Hi-Viz Neon Helmet
High-flow peak channels air directly into the front vents Twin-cam Shield Pivot System allows the face shield to operate fully under a peak that can be lowered for better aerodynamics. Can be configured with shield and peak, peal only (for use with goggles) or shield only Fully Removable/Replaceable and washable liner with optional sizes available for custom fit 4 top vents. Dual Intake/Dual Exhaust Ventilation-dual I/C top intake vents and Double Delta bridged exhaust bents designed to draw significant volumes of air from helmet interior CLC (Complex Laminate Construction) shell-fiberglass composite is stronger and lighter-allows use of softer, less-dense liner materials inside for increased rider comfort Efficient chinbar vent (with Interior and exterior controls) flows fresh air to the mouth area or across the shield interior to help prevent fogging Large chinbar side exhaust vents draw out additional hot air Meets or exceeds DOT standards Snell M2010 Approved The peak/visor supplied is not suitable for high-speed use where air striking a side or main surface of the peak may cause difficulty in returning the head to a forward and/or level position.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Incredible attention to details
PostedFebruary 4, 2012
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ThumpinBee
From Detroit
State:MI
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
I purchased a small Aria XD-3 Hi-Viz Yellow helmet a few weeks ago and can not wait for the weather to warm up so I can take it for a test ride. The fit is extremely comfortable though the check pads may require adjustments. The finish of this Arai helmet is impeccable, all features work/snap/click/flip with positive feedback that is expected of a high-end premium product. I anticipate the protection/durability and airflow (which I did not rate) to be excellent; I will try to update this review after some riding time... Overall, Arai helmets are significantly more expensive than other less-premium helmets but the value you get is noticeable the second you get it out of the box. Highly recommended.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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