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 Icon Airmada Sensory Helmet
Icon Airmada Sensory Helmet
Icon Airmada Sensory Helmet Here's Looking at You, Kid. Jeepers Creepers, check these peepers. Glow-in-the-dark eyes stare off even at night. Where two is swell, twenty is better. All the better to see you with, copper. The Icon Airmada Sensory Helmet is ICON's highest evolution of craftsmanship and youll realize this from the moment you take off. With four shell sizes and 5 dual-density EPS liners sizes in the rider-preferred oval head form, the Icon Airmada offers a personalized fit without an ounce of wasted space. The shield system has also been completely redesigned to give riders the best view of the road ahead. The new Rapid Release shield removal system allows you to change ICON Optics in a matter of seconds. Features Glow in the dark graphics Injection molded polycarbonate shell for strength and durability Recessed twin channel supervent with industry leading intake and exhaust ports for increased cooling Fog-free ICON optics shield with PROLOCK shield locking system Adjustable chin and forehead venting system maintains continual temperature for increased comfort in and riding situation Rapid-Release shield change system Removable molded breath deflector helps prevent fogging Fully removable, washable, HYDRADRY moisture-wicking interior Easy adjuster go-vent switch for superior air flow control Available in 4 shell sizes with an ICON exclusive long oval headform for ultimate fit and comfort All World standard meets or exceeds the following DOT FMVSS 218 (US ), ECE 22-05 (EUROPE), SAI AS1698 (AUSTRALIA) SG (JAPAN) safety and testing standards. (Does not ship with SAI or SG Certification stickers unless purchased from an authorized dealer in that country) The Icon Airmada Sensory includes both Dark Smoke and Clear face shields
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Talk about Hi Viz!
PostedJuly 10, 2015
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From Jacksonville
State:FL
Rider Type:Commuter
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Weight
Light
Average
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Long Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
Let’s cut the chase: I only got this helmet for the graphics. The dude bro aggro tribal sponsored by monster energy look of other helmets never did anything for me. But I am a fan of the ridiculous, so this called to me. Looking like the rejected cover to a GWAR album didn’t hurt, either.
But graphics aside, this is a solid helmet in many ways. Icon has in my opinion solidified itself as one of the best price-point options for riders out there. So much so that a recent trend has emerged of the crème de la crème companies slumming it with new models in the sub-$250 range that target the exact spot Icon has been reaping. Previously I had another Icon helmet, the Alliance. Compared to that, the Airmada seems to ironically allow less airflow, but it’s still comfortable in the Florida heat. One of the Icon selling points is whatever anti-fog space goo they put on their visors. Unicorn tears, Hipster blood (hey, they are based on Portland, OR!) whatever the stuff is, it works. I can breathe my sultry breath all over this thing, and at most I’ll get momentary fog that quickly dissipates. At worst, in muggy predawn mornings some slight condensation will form at the bottom of the visor along the extreme edges after prolonged use. It’s still leagues better than my girlfriend’s AGV, which has to stay permanently cracked to keep it from fogging up. Yes, the AGV is lighter, and to some that will be a deal breaker. But to me it’s fine, the Airmada is still all-day comfortable. I can’t comment on noise because I always wear earplugs, so all helmets sound alike to me.
It’s not all roses though, and my two biggest complaints with this helmet are air vent controls and the visor release tabs. There’s only two vent controls, a simple up-down feed above the visor, and one on the lip. The higher one works ok, though there have been a few times where it will be closed without me having done so. Don’t know if it’s just loose or something else. The lip one is basically inaccessible with gloves on. The tab is tiny and too stiff of resistance for regular use. I always feel like I’m going to break it when I have to slam it closed. Luckily I almost never do, but if you live in an area where it gets cold and you do seal your helmet up, it’s something to consider. But the vents are nothing compared to the visor tabs. These things haven’t worked right since day one. The tab on the visors are large, but the catches in the helmet poorly retract / extend and don’t catch them properly. It requires a lot of fiddling, and can quickly wear the teeth on the system. It’s so bad that I even though the helmet comes with a smoke and a clear visor, I never swap them out because the hassle isn’t worth it. In fact the teeth of the mechanism have worn so poorly that when I lift the visor to maximum height the left side pops out of the casing! It’s double frustrating because the mechanism in the Alliance is much more robust and easier to use, so going to this new one was a disappointment.
Other than those two things, I don’t regret the purchase. I can’t think of a better package for the money. A well ventilated, CE certified, comfortable, and best of all affordable helmet that has the bonus of being eye catching and hilarious. Lastly, the best part is seeing kids looking at it. They always ask about it, and seeing their eyes widen with delight when I tell them “yeah, and it glows in the dark, too” will never get old.
Rides: 2015 Triumph Street Triple R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Kriega R20 Backpack The Kriega R20 motorcycle backpack has been designed specifically as an active riding pack with Kriega's unique QUADLOC-lite harness system. The harness is angled away from underarms for total freedom of movement and once set, the pack is exceptionally convenient to use with none of the harness re-adjustment necessary on conventional harness systems. The size adjustable harness allows the backpack position to be moved up or down to produce the best possible fit. The Kriega R20 can be worn with or without a waist strap. The waist strap is not really necessary for street riding Features Main compartment with YKK water-resistant zip Side access pocket with YKK water-resistant zip Internal hydration sleeve with compression Internal zipped mesh-pocket SUPERSPACE 5mm airspace back. YKK water-resistant zips HYPALON Abrasion resistant re-enforcement Scholler Dynatech With integrated 3M scotchlite 420 D nylon RipStop lightweight yet extremely strong 3M Scothlite reflective logo Unique QUADLOC harness adjustable back length and total arm freedom Side access pocket Optional Kriega 3 Liter Hydrapak + Tube avaliable (sold separately) Optional add on 5 or 10-liter drypacks Optional harness pocket Removable waist strap 10 year guarantee 20-liter capacity 470mm(H) x 280mm(W) x 150mm(D)
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fantastic Commuter Bag
PostedJuly 10, 2015
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From Jacksonville
State:FL
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Being American, these moon-units of “20 Liters” were hard to gauge from the lazy convenience of the internet. But it sounded large enough, so I picked it up anyway. Day-to-day, this is fine, as its large enough to accommodate my rain gear and a secondary pair of work shoes, but you’d be hard pressed to cram anything else of any size larger than a wallet or phone in there past that. If you carry anything larger than this in volume, I would opt for the R25 or at the very least one of the accessory bags that can attach to the outside of the bag.
As for the bag itself, what I can’t complain about at all is fit, finish, or comfort. It’s extremely durable for a soft-shell bag. Has multiple compression straps (which all have their own tie-down clips so they aren’t flailing in the wind), and the bag itself is “water resistant” if not waterproof. In reality I’ve had to ride in many a surprise Florida downpour, and never had anything seep into the bag’s interior. Being a backpack, it does restrict airflow over your back, and it does try to alleviate this with two large breathable pads along the spine. But these act more as cushion than anything, and after 30 minutes of traffic in the heat I still develop the ol’ sweatback where it rests on me. But this will be a problem with all backpacks, so I accept it for what it is, and not as a fault of the R20 itself.
The major selling point of all Kriega backpacks is the fastening mechanism. For those who don’t know, unlike traditional backpacks that simply hang over your shoulders, Kriegas use a large plastic fastener that connects at the sternum. This focuses the load strain across your chest, not your shoulders, which can take the weight much easier similar to how hiking backpacks fasten above your hips. Even those come with chest straps as well. The result works exactly as advertised, and I went from a backpack that only got more uncomfortable with speed to the Kriega which is more comfortable, stable, and secure than anything I had tried before. The connector itself is comically large to allow you to easily fumble for it with riding gloves on, and it’s a simple one-click on, one-click off process to put on or take off the bag.
Needless to say I’ve been very happy with it, even if there have been a few occasions where I wish I had sprung for the R25. But wishing you had more of a great thing is one of the best endorsements, right?
Rides: 2015 Triumph Street Triple R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars SP-1 Gloves The Alpinestar SP-1 Glove features an innovative multi-panel construction with excellent protective capabilities, such as carbon fiber knuckle protectors and Alpinestars patented finger-bridge. Perforated poly-foam padding and ventilated finger sidewalls promotes cooling while an anatomical, pre-curved finger design greatly improves riding comfort. Features Innovative multi-panel construction incorporating strong and supple leather main chassis Suede reinforced palm Molded carbon fiber knuckle guards Palm and outer edge of hand reinforced with Clarino suede Large exhaust vent on back of hand features TPR ridge Alpinestars patented third and fourth finger bridge prevents finger separation and limits finger contortion and burst seams Leather accordion flex inserts on fingers and outer thumb Perforated cuff, leather top panel and ventilated finger sidewalls Thumb, fingers, palm, top of hand and wrist padded with 4mm perforated poly-foam Gauntlet-style cuff includes an elasticated wrist and a double Velcro closure Anatomical, pre-curved finger construction Leather reinforcements cover fingers and sidewalls
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Nice upgrade from SMX-2
PostedOctober 29, 2014
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From Jacksonville
State:FL
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
My previous gloves, Alpinestars SMX-2's lasted three years of daily riding before one of the fingers on the glove burst a stitch and split. I liked the glove’s look and feel but I also knew I wanted more coverage and protection so I looked into a full gauntlet. Decided on the SP1 over the SP2 because the price difference seemed paltry compared to the feature difference. I got the black pair, and appreciate the nondescript aesthetic option since I have no interest in looking like a power ranger. The glove itself sized large on me, which wasn’t an issue since Revzilla has an excellent return policy. One of the stitches on the inside right middle finger seemed unfinished or double knotted though, which was rubbing my finger and annoying to distraction during riding. But a few minutes working the glove inside out allowed me to snip the nub off eliminating the problem.
Since then it’s been excellent in function. I ride in the constant humidity and heat of Florida, and the gloves breath well never giving me a sweaty set of hands when I take them off. They do take more time putting on and taking off however since they have double straps (wrist and forearm) compared to the SMX-2s, but side by side the protection advantage is easy to see and feel. Certainly worth the premium to upgrade.
Rides: 2013 Honda CBR500R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Alpinestars SMX-2 Air Carbon Gloves - 2011
Alpinestars SMX-2 Air Carbon Gloves - 2011
Alpinestars SMX-2 Air Carbon Gloves - 2011 version With carbon protection and motocross inspired styling and comfort, the Alpinestars SMX2 Air Carbon glove makes an excellent choice for summer motorcycle riding. Utilizing an advanced leather and mesh hybrid construction, Alpinestars SMX-2 Air Carbon Glove offers the street rider superior comfort and performance while the carbon fiber knuckle and Clarino reinforced palm ensures high levels of protection. Lightweight hybrid leather and mesh upper construction offers the ideal combination of durability, abrasion resistance and comfort. Synthetic leather palm construction with Clarino reinforcements provides extra durability and protection where it is needed most. Reinforced landing zone with built in foam padding offers additional impact protection Sizing Note If you are in between sizes order a size larger, in RevZilla's experience these gloves fit slightly small.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Excellent for the price
PostedJanuary 23, 2013
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From Jacksonville
State:FL
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
I got this glove because I was looking for a combination of protection, style, and comfort in the Florida heat. I've had them for almost a year now and all I can say is it was an excellent purchase. The fit was a little small in my case, but Revzilla was incredibly helpful and quick about sending me the next size up at no cost. I've even had them save my knuckles in a ~40mph mishap and still use the pair today. Also while they are not waterproof, I haven't had any issues with shrinkage or wear and tear due to the frequent showers I get caught in down here either.
My only observation is that like some other customers have cited the sticky tack at the end of the digits to help grab things basically wears away within a month, but it's more a minor convince than a hindrance. They're already tactile enough I don't have problems fishing my keys or phone out of my pockets when I have them on. Long story short, if you want lightweight and comfortable gloves to wear in warm weather, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better pair!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Icon Hooligan 2 Mesh Jacket
Icon Hooligan 2 Mesh Jacket
Lightweight, protective, comfortable - the mesh jacket that redefined warm weather riding gear returns. The latest model Hooligan 2 sports improved materials, patterns, and construction all combining to up the ante in this classic Icon garment. Padded ballistic nylon elbow overlays provide improved abrasion protection while integrated spandex flex panels allow increased mobility. Beneath the Fighter mesh chassis lies the newest generation of Icon's CE approved Field Armor elbow and shoulder impact protectors. For even greater protection, the included dual density Field Armor back protector can be replaced with the CE approved Field Armor Stryker back protector (available separately). The Hooligan 2 mesh jacket-your ideal choice when the mercury rises. Durable fighter mesh chassis for maximum venting Heavyweight ballistic impact panels Stretch panels for increased mobility Removable CE field armor impact protector elbow Removable CE field armor impact protector shoulder Custom molded dual-density foam back pad Removable insulated liner Lined collar for comfort Internal zippered pocket for secure storage Relaxed Icon fit Imported
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Cheap...uh, and looks good?
PostedApril 15, 2012
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State:FL
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
I live in Florida, where I wanted a mesh jacket that would flow easy and not be too heavy on the wallet. I picked this up, and though it was a little snug It functioned well. I started having issues with the zipper about two weeks in, with it sticking at mid chest where the ICON logo is. But if I pulled it down and zipped it up again it would work. Until today, after owning this jacket for only 4 months, the entire zipper pull has come off the zipper. So basically I am either looking at having this thing fixed by a tailor or seeing what the return or exchange policy is. Overall I like the jacket, but you can certainly see why it's less than $200.
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