Frankfish01
 
 
 
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    February 4, 2012
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Alpinestars Atem Leather Jacket The Atem Leather leather jacket offers high performance protection and styling for the street or track with technology derived from Alpinestars extensive track testing. Fully CE Certified, with premium materials and safety features for high levels of security and comfort, this jacket would be just as well suited as the top half of a two piece suit when paired with the GP Plus Leather Pants . Features 1.3 mm high-grade perforated leather construction with re-enforcements in critical impact zones External Alpinestars exclusive Dynamic Friction Shield (DFS) technology shoulder protectors Combined DFS external protection and Bio Armor inner protection on shoulders Multiple, external, perforated leather panels with foam protector inserts Removable security straps maintain the jacket position in case of a feet-first slide Aramidic stretch panel at chest Full sleeve length Aramidic stretch panel 3DTech mesh at the wrists 3DTech mesh inner liner for comfort and improved ventilation 3DTech mesh at collar Improved MotoGP profile aero hump increases airflow and aerodynamic performance D-Ring waist adjustment for precision fit Volume adjustment wrist strap Whole jacket, not just armor is CE Certified and conforms to EN 13595-1
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Stylish jacket with full range of protective features.
PostedJune 25, 2013
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Frankfish01
From Honolulu
State:HI
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:25-34
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
This jacket is phenomenal. I recently bought it because it was time to move on from my Alpinestars Tech 1-R - having been too big for me as I lost weight. Last year, I was looking at the GP Tech Air, but couldn't afford it. This year, the Atem hit the market at a much more affordable price, with the features that I wanted, and with even better color schemes (I was won at the fluorescent yellow).
This jacket fits like a glove, and that's a great thing. I'm 6' tall, 175lbs, with a size 38" chest (American) - I ordered a 48EU, and it fits perfectly - with room for supplemental chest and back protectors. I was worried about the lengths of the arms, but everything fits right where it should, even with my arms measuring at 25": in addition, the arm armor sits right where it should as well.
I'm pleased by the attention to detail in the stitching, and overall look of my jacket. The shoulder and elbow sliders are a plus. I am a little concerned of the screen printed logos keeping vibrant and intact over time, but with regard to the integrity and strength of the jacket, the less stitching and punctures, the better. I read a prior review mentioning the unfinished / un-hemmed areas of leather around the pockets, but upon personal inspection, I don't have much worry in this area. The leg straps are a little awkward - and I'd worry about getting hurt if they were to shift in an accident. Luckily, they aren't necessary (or possible) when paired with track pants and the 360 zip.
I am pleased with the airflow of the jacket - keeping things nice and cool in an otherwise hot Hawaii. I definitely recommend this jacket.
Rides: 2002 Honda CBR600F F4I
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REV'IT! Jerez Gloves The new JEREZ Glove is the number one choice for the serious racer who puts safety first. The JEREZ combines premium-quality materials like kangaroo leather and Superfabric with great protective features. The glove has a range of dual compound hard parts, most prominent among them the hard-shell knuckle and hard palm slider. Inspired by Moto GP feedback, the Kevlar stitching is positioned on the outside of the glove, giving these gloves the ultimate sensitivity every racer demands. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer Shell kangaroo leather, Pittards goat Armortan WR100X, Pittards goat Digital WR100X, cowhide, SuperFabric, 3D air mesh Lining aramide liner at backhand Composition outer shell 92 leather, 8 polyester lining 61 polyester, 25 aramide, 14 cotton Protection TPU hard-shell finger knuckles, Dual-comp protector at knuckle and cuff, Dual-comp palm slider, SuperFabric at thumb, schoeller-keprotec at palm, Kevlar stitching ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit race fit Adjustability adjustment strap at wrist, double adjustment tab at cuff Ventilation ventilation panels at cuff Features stretch lips at fingers, Pittards Digital grip patches, elastic at wrist, double cuff closure, regular cuff length Note Video states the price is 229.99 however due to changes in manufacturing and production costs, the current price is 289.99.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great glove, though be prepared for break-in time.
PostedFebruary 16, 2012
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Frankfish01
From Honolulu
State:HI
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:25-34
Gender:male
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
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I measured my hand according to the sizing guide, and ordered a M (I've worn the same pair of M icon short cuff gloves for YEARS).
This is my first pair of full cuff gauntlet race gloves. I plan to eventually take these to a track, but at the moment, I use them for the everyday to spirited weekend rides.
What ultimately led me to choosing the Rev'it Jerez was the more reasonable price for slim appearance and comparable features (and in some areas MORE features) to the Dianese top-of-the-line glove, "Full Metal Pro." I especially was attracted to the implementation of the aluminum protection of the ulna.
I've been riding with these for about a month now, and find them to be both stylish and comfortable while providing ample protection. The soft nature of the leather makes this pair of glove really comfortable AFTER break-in: it's not stiff in any way.
The Downsides:
1) For the first day I used them I noticed some discomfort due to my lack of break-in time. The knuckle protection chaffed inside and the finger tips were extremely snug. Upon calling Revzilla, I was instructed to give them a bit more hours of break-in (wearing them at home, and flexing the hand a lot sufficed). The fingertips are still a little snug, but adequately stretched, though the right glove is still a little tighter on the thumb tip (probably because it doesn't get stretched half as much as the clutch side). I expect this will change over time. The knuckle chaffing ceased altogether.
2) I have noticed some minor fraying of the stitching on the right side index finger (pictures included). I'm not sure if this will be a problem in the long run...hopefully not.
Rides: 2002 Honda CBR600F F4I
Yes, I recommend this product.
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AGV GP-Tech / T-2 Faceshield Scratch-resistant replacement face shield for the AGV GP Tech and T-2 Helmets. Shield has tear-off posts.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great tinted visor!
PostedFebruary 16, 2012
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Frankfish01
From Honolulu
State:HI
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
This visor is perfectly tinted for daytime riding. There's no need to squint in sunlight whatsoever: I absolutely love it, and makes riding vastly comfortable for the eyes. Naturally, the shield is far too dark for night riding; it's a great thing that the GPtech has an easy visor switch system (it changes in seconds). The tear-off post system is also a plus.
Rides: 2002 Honda CBR600F F4I
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 AGV GP-Tech 5 Continents Helmet
AGV GP-Tech 5 Continents Helmet
AGV GP-Tech 5 Continents Rossi Helmet GP-Tech, the top of the AGV helmet line, was conceived, designed, and developed with the one precise objective of being the benchmark for helmets primarily destined to racing use. Made on the basis of the best of AGV racing experience, the GP-Tech combines safety, ventilation, and perfect comfort with an extremely innovative and aerodynamic design. GP-Techs design is the most innovative in the market today, and its assertively modern lines clearly distinguish it from its competitors. Aesthetics is not merely an end in itself, however the slender and streamlined chin guard, the lines at the sides, the top air vents and the back tail all make the helmet extremely aerodynamic, ensure excellent ventilation, and guarantee perfect safety performance in case of impact. 2-piece dual-density carbon Kevlar construction Ventilated by the IVS (Integrated Ventilation System) which features channels hollowed directly into the shell of the helmet Features a fully removable and washable Cool Max liner Comes with an anti-fog and anti-scratch polycarbonate clear Racer-X visor with tear-off system Replace the shield within seconds without the use of tools Double D-ring chin strap Clear shield included with helmet, dark smoke shield sold separately Comes in 3 Shell Sizes (XXS, XS, S, M),(L, XL),(XXL, XXXL) DOT and ECE-2205 certified
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
FANTASTIC LID...best I've owned!
PostedFebruary 4, 2012
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Frankfish01
From Honolulu
State:HI
Rider Type:Kneedragger
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Average
Loud
Weight
Light
Very Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Intermediate Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
I'll break down why I selected the values I did above, but first off, I want to say I LOVE this helmet! It is the third high end helmet I've bought, and it is my 2nd AGV helmet (the last being a ti-tech). I was amazed at the improvements made in contrast to the ti-tech. This company is definitely moving forward!
•BANG FOR THE BUCK: I got this lid with 200 bucks off, can't complain! THANKS REVZILLA!
•STYLE: Everything from shape to graphics exudes flare and definitely catches eyes & turns heads.
•COMFORT: After break-in (it starts off rather snug - i got a small after wearing a small ti-tech for years) the helmet is comfortable enough to take a nap in. Internals are very well-made. Improvements in the cloth of cheek pads and inner lining in addition to the slimmed-down, non-intrusive neck roll have increased comfort (in the past I found neck rolls to be too fat / long, obstructing head entry and rubbed excessively when head checking). AGV has addressed this in this model.
•PROTECTION AND DURABILITY: Solidly made, the only things I'm wary of is the suede-like material that line the internals of the shell near the mouth (it also coats and accents neck roll and straps) - this material usually ends up frayed in older helmets. While it is new, it's fantastic, time will tell if this happens to this helmet: at the moment it's grand. I have a feeling that the extension where the small button clasp for the strap after d-ring entry resides may grow weak over time (it's made of the suede aforementioned), but the d-rings and straps will endure no problem, so this is pretty minor in my opinion, but deserves mention if you've experienced the fraying I'm talking about.
•AIR FLOW: It's rather breezy, I have a lot of hair, so I don't notice a lot of top head flow, but my it doesn't bake in the helmet, so I can't complain. Facial airflow is generous. In my experience, Arai's patented brow vents are untouchable, but the venting in the gp tech is comparable, if you keep in mind that brow vents are reserved for arai.
•FEATURES: love the shape of the helmet, the grooves in the shell make it the most stable lid I've experienced at speed. Even turning your head meets very little resistence. I have no idea how AGV designed a helmet with such fantastic stability...this is the first thing I noticed and was very impressed. Other subtleties are phenomenal: painted vents, internal embroidery of the AGV logo, and the ability to vent the face shield via a small switch are just some of the fine touches that I appreciate.
Love this helmet, and very proud to ride with it. Thanks Revzilla, thanks AGV!
Rides: 2002 Honda CBR600F F4I
Yes, I recommend this product.
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